January 2, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. Japan’s Emperor has offered New Year’s greetings to the public at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
2. Fourteen people, including a police officer, have reportedly been killed in Iran, as the anti-government protests continue.
3. Seven years have passed since the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. The operator is hoping to eventually remove fuel debris from the damaged reactors.