February 8, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. North Korea is expected to stage a military parade on Thursday to observe the 70th anniversary of the founding of its military.
2. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged North Korea to take steps toward denuclearization rather than put on a show of reconciliation for the PyeongChang Olympics.
3. Taiwanese media report that the major earthquake which hit eastern Taiwan late Tuesday has caused extensive damage along a major fault line.