January 21, Sunday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. Japanese and U.S. officials will begin working-level economic talks in Tokyo on Wednesday, focusing mainly on trade.
2. The International Olympic Committee appears ready to create the mood for inter-Korean reconciliation at next month’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
3. Turkey has launched a military operation targeting Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.