February 13, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has disclosed he has strongly urged South Korean President Moon Jae-in to abide by the bilateral agreement on those referred to as comfort women.
2. North Korean media say leader Kim Jong Un has told a high-level delegation to take practical steps to improve inter-Korean ties.
3. The U.S. secretary of state says it is up to North Korea to decide when talks with his country should be held.