1. Japan’s financial watchdog has launched a probe into all crypto-currency exchanges in the country following a major cyberheist.
2. The South Korean government says North Korea has canceled a joint cultural event to mark the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
3. Japanese government officials say the country’s unemployment rate in December slightly worsened from the previous month.

January 30, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe