February 10, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Sara McDonald and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to propose measures to strengthen the bilateral alliance at the Japan-U.S. summit.
2. A U.S. federal appeals court has ruled against reinstating President Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans entry of people from 7 Msulim-majority countries.
3. A senior official of Russia’s Foreign Ministry has indicated that the country and Japan will agree on project plans for joint economic activities on Russian-controlled islands claimed by Japan.