January 6, Sunday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe renewed his resolve to seek constitutional amendments in the coming year.

2. A tropical storm has hit coastal villages and beach resorts in southern Thailand.

3. New Year holidaymakers have been stranded in northern Japan after their flights were cancelled due to heavy snow.