January 12, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has stressed that his administration will correct trade imbalances with other countries and put priority on national interests.
  2. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has begun a 6-day tour of Southeast Asia and Australia aimed at strengthening economic and security ties.
  3. The head of Toyota Motor has told the next U.S. vice president of his company’s efforts to bring jobs and investment to America.