February 1, Friday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Mr. Raja Pradhan

  1. A comprehensive free trade deal between Japan and the European Union has come into force.
  2. U.S. President Donald Trump says he will announce details of his upcoming summit with North Korean leader next week.
  3. Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare says the ratio of job offers to applicants averaged 1.61 last year, the second highest after 1.76 marked in 1973.