- French prosecutors says an investigating judge may again question the chief of the Japanese Olympic Committee to decide whether to open a trial for an alleged corruption case.
- The foreign and defense ministers of Japan and France have expressed strong concern about China’s maritime assertiveness. They have agreed to establish a dialogue framework to boost maritime cooperation.
- An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she fled to Thailand to escape abuse by her family has left for Canada after receiving an offer of asylum there.
January 12, Saturday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Sara Mcdonald