January 19, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Sara Mcdonald and Ms. Eriko Kojima

1. North Korea has denounced Japan’s prime minister and foreign minister for urging the international community to increase pressure on Pyongyang.
2. Japan’s prime minister and his Australian counterpart have agreed that denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is dispensable for safety in Asia.
3. Japan’s Defense Ministry has released footage that appears to show 3 U.S. military helicopters flying above an elementary school in the southern prefecture of Okinawa.