January 15, Monday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. The 2 Koreas have started working-level talks on Pyongyang’s participation in next month’s Olympics in the South.
2. The prime ministers of Japan and Bulgaria have agreed to work together to expedite the implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement.
3. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas blasted the U.S. president in a speech on Sunday.