February 1, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. More North Korean athletes are scheduled to arrive in South Korea on Thursday ahead of the start of the PyeongChang Olympics.
2. A U.S. research group monitoring North Korea says preparations for a military parade have been gradually expanding in the outskirts of Pyongyang.
3. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has reportedly expressed his intention to make arrangements for a summit among Japan, China and South Korea as early as possible after the National People’s Congress.