January 23, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Fumiko Kondo

  1. A Japanese government panel discussing Emperor Akihito’s apparent wish to abdicate will release a report later today summarizing its deliberations.
  2. The White House says President Donald Trump has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington in early February.
  3. Members of Syria’s government and rebel delegates are to hold peace talks in Kazakhstan on Monday.