February 6, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. Tokyo stocks plummeted on Tuesday morning, with the benchmark Nikkei average briefly shedding more than 1,200 points.
2. Japan’s Defense Ministry is investigating the crash of its helicopter crash on Monday. The accident left one of its crew members dead and the other missing.
3. A defense personnel exchange program between Japan and China is set to resume in spring, after a 6-year hiatus.