January 21, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. In his inauguration address, Trump made clear his stance to place top priority on U.S. interests.
  2. The administration of new U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.
  3. South Korea’s special prosecutor has arrested the culture minister and a former senior official in connection with the scandal surrounding President Park Geun-hye.