1. The international community is urging the United States and Iran to exercise self-restraint following a pledge by Tehran to take revenge for the killing of a top military commander.
  2. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has expressed willingness to improve bilateral ties with Japan, but said he will continue to demand that export controls be reviewed.
  3. Japan’s chief cabinet secretary has said the government will make every diplomatic effort to realize the extradition of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn.
January 7, Tuesday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Fumiko Konoe