January 25, Wednesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Helen Lewis and Ms. Mick Corliss

  1. A U.S. defense official says Defense Secretary James Mattis is considering visiting Japan and South Korea in early February.
  2. The Japanese government will continue to seek the United States’ understanding of the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.
  3. Toyota Motor says it will invest about 600 million dollars to improve its plant in the U.S. state of Indiana and hire 400 local workers.