January 30, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. Japan’s financial watchdog has launched a probe into all crypto-currency exchanges in the country following a major cyberheist.
2. The South Korean government says North Korea has canceled a joint cultural event to mark the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
3. Japanese government officials say the country’s unemployment rate in December slightly worsened from the previous month.