January 9, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Mr. Raja Pradan

  1. Japan and the Czech Republic have agreed to increase solidarity to maintain international order based on the rule of law.
  2. Japan has called on Afghanistan to do more to crack down on serious corruption and improve the worsening security situation in the country.
  3. At least 20 people have died in Europe as severe cold weather grips the continent.