January 29, Monday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. Japan’s foreign minister and China’s top government officials have agreed to promote exchanges between their leaders.
2. Japan’s Financial Services Agency issued a business improvement order on Monday to a virtual currency exchange which reported the disappearance of sums worth hundreds of millions dollars.
3. Work has begun near the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan to prepare an area for a new industrial site.