January 12, Sunday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. Taiwan’s incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen is now headed to a second term after soundly defeating her main rival in Saturday’s presidential election.
  2. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ordered the Iranian military to determine what caused the downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet and who is responsible for the incident.
  3. Two elderly sisters of a Japanese woman abducted to North Korea nearly 40 years ago have called for her early return to Japan.