February 3, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradan and Ms. Yoshi Ogasawara

1. U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis has arrived in Japan from South Korea. He will pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe later on Friday.
2. At least 2 passengers have been found to have given up boarding Japanese flights bound for the United States earlier this week, due to a temporary U.S. entry ban.
3. The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is examining if it can go ahead with a plan to deploy a robot into one of the damaged reactors at the facility.