January 15, Wednesday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Rhys and Ms. Eriko Kojima

  1. The foreign affairs chiefs of Japan, the United States and South Korea have discussed North Korea’s denuclearization.
  2. The foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea have failed to narrow their differences over a war-time labor issue that has soured bilateral relations.
  3. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has completed his three-nation Middle East tour.