December 14, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuko Matsumoto

1. Police in Okinawa, southern Japan, have been allowed inside a U.S. base to examine a helicopter, from which a window fell on to the grounds of an elementary school.
2. Japan’s Coast Guard says it has handled a record number of cases this year of drifting wooden boats believed to have come from the Korean Peninsula.
3. The operator of a nuclear power plant on the island of Shikoku, western Japan, is set to raise an objection to a court order not to restart a reactor at the plant.