February 12, Monday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. North Korea’s state-run newspaper says sending a high-level delegation to South Korea was meaningful in improving bilateral ties.
2. Russian investigative authorities say all 71 people on board a plane that crashed near Moscow on Sunday have been killed.
3. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has admitted that his administration has failed to have sufficient dialogue with the Iranian people.