December 26, Tuesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has visited Jerusalem and the West Bank to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
2. Pope Francis issued a call for peace in Jerusalem during his traditional Christmas Day address.
3. Protesters in Peru have taken to the streets to denounce the pardoning of the country’s jailed former leader Alberto Fujimori.