January 13, Sunday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. Japan’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson has written an article rebutting a New York Times editorial that slammed the country’s plan to resume commercial whaling.
  2. Japan’s Agricultural Ministry will conduct a survey to check whether the fertilized eggs of premium wagyu beef cattle are properly managed in the country.
  3. Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies says it has dismissed an employee who was arrested in Poland on suspicion of spying.