January 8, Monday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. Monday is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s birthday, but it is not marked as a national holiday in his country.
2. U.S. military personnel have removed from a beach in Okinawa Prefecture a helicopter that made an emergency landing there on Saturday.
3. In Saudi Arabia, 11 princes have been detained after staging a protest at a royal palace in the capital, Riyadh.