February 15, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he and U.S. President Donald Trump believe irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is a premise of meaningful dialogue with North Korea.
2. Police in the southern U.S. state of Florida say 17 people were killed in a high school shooting incident on Wednesday.
3. The latest government data shows Japanese companies have been spending a lot less on upgrading their equipment.