1. More North Korean athletes are scheduled to arrive in South Korea on Thursday ahead of the start of the PyeongChang Olympics.
2. A U.S. research group monitoring North Korea says preparations for a military parade have been gradually expanding in the outskirts of Pyongyang.
3. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has reportedly expressed his intention to make arrangements for a summit among Japan, China and South Korea as early as possible after the National People’s Congress.

February 1, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa