December 13, Wednesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Mick Corliss and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. A window from a U.S. military helicopter has fallen on an elementary school near a U.S. airbase in Japan’s southern prefecture of Okinawa.
2. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has indicated a potential shift of policy, saying that the U.S. is ready to begin talks with North Korea without preconditions.
3. Japanese electronics giant Toshiba has cleared one major hurdle to recovery. Executives say they have reached an agreement with its U.S. partner Western Digital to settle a dispute over the sale of Toshiba’s chip unit.