January 26, Saturday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a three-week spending bill to reopen the government until February 15th, ending the longest shutdown in the U.S. history.
  2. The United Nations will begin an independent investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was critical of the Saudi government.
  3. Government figures show the number of foreign workers in Japan hit a record high last year.