January 5. Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. An aide to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a member of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team have agreed on the need for an early Japan-U.S. summit.
  2. Officials with Japan’s central bank say inflation rates in fiscal 2017 will get closer to their 2-percent target, but private analysts are pessimistic.
  3. The head of the United Nations’ nuclear regulator appears set to be re-elected unopposed.