January 26, Sunday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. Health authorities in China say the number of people affected by a deadly new coronavirus has risen to 1,975 throughout the country, with 56 deaths confirmed.
  2. Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump have begun their defense in his impeachment trial.
  3. Japan’s Defense Ministry plans to submit a bill to the current session of the Diet to establish a space unit.