January 22, Monday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Mr. Raja Pradan

1. Japan’s ordinary session of the Diet has convened on Monday, with the focus on key bills such as the budget and reforming ways of work.
2. Turkey has launched a ground operation against the Kurdish militia in northern Syria.
3. The death toll has risen at least to 18 in a hotel attack by an armed group in the Afghanistan capital Kabul.