January 14, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan and Australia should advance free trade and boost collaboration on regenerative medicine, artificial intelligence and other fields.
  2. The incoming press secretary for the White House says that President-elect Donald Trump is likely to urge national unity in his inaugural speech next week.
  3. A U.S. federal grand jury has indicted 3 former executives of Japanese auto parts firm Takata on wire fraud and conspiracy charges over the firm’s airbags.