February 23, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Sara Mcdonald and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. The U.S. government has expressed displeasure over the planned visit of a high-ranking North Korean official to South Korea.
2. Japan and Mongolia have agreed to increase pressure on North Korea, which is continuing its nuclear and missile development.
3. Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito turned 58 on Friday.