January 17, Tuesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to work for peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.
  2. Leaders from around the world are expected to discuss how Donald Trump’s policies will impact the global economy at the annual meeting of the world economic forum in Davos.
  3. People in Japan are remembering the victims of a powerful earthquake that devastated the western city of Kobe and its surrounding areas 22 years ago.