January 9, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. South Korean government officials say North Korea says it will send a delegation to the upcoming PyeongChang Olymopic and Pralympic Games.
2. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has apologized after a string of accidents and mishaps involving its military helicopters in Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan.
3. Chinese and French presidents will hold talks on Tuesday. They will likely discuss China’s “One Belt, One Road” economic initiative, climate change and North Korea.