December 29, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Emma Howard

1. The secretary general of Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party has requested that Chinese President Xi Jinping visit Japan next year.
2. The South Korean Navy started a 2-day maritime drill around the Takesima Islands in the Sea of Japan on Thursday.
3. The U.S. Embassy in Turkey says it is resuming normal visa services for Turkish citizens following Ankara’s security assurances for local staff at U.S. missions.