February 1, Wednesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. U.S. President Donald Trump has lashed out at Japan and China, saying they devalue their currencies. It was his first direct criticism of Japan’s currency policy since his inauguration.
2. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has described President Donald Trump’s order to bar people from 7 Middle Eastern and African countries from entering the United States is a “temporary pause” to allow a review of the existing immigration system.
3. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has requested that Pope Francis visit the country to help realize a world without nuclear weapons.