January 11, Wednesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Mick Corliss and Ms. Helen Lewis

  1. The incoming National Security advisor to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has stressed the importance of the country’s alliances.
  2. The U.S. military has begun deploying F-35 stealth fighter jets in western Japan.
  3. Japan has pledged financial aid to Iraq to help people displaced in the military offensive against Islamic State militants.