January 1, Monday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. People in Japan have rung in the New Year with celebrations around the country.
2. Japan’s ambassador to the U.N. says his country will continue to enhance its cooperation with the organization.
3. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the entire U.S. is within the range of North Korea’s nuclear weapons and the nuclear button is always on his desk.