February 16, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has left for Germany to meet with his counterparts of the Group of 20 countries.
2. South Korean government officials say fingerprint checks show it is certain the man who died in Malaysia was Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un.
3. U.S. President Donald Trump has indicated his administration will not necessarily stick to the “two-state solution” between the Israelis and Palestinians.