January 31, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Ministers from China and the United States have begun talks in Washington in a bid to end the trade spat between the countries.
  2. A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has submitted a bill aimed at blocking the withdrawal of U.S. troops from South Korea.
  3. Police in Japan are investigating the sale of radioactive materials suspected to be depleted uranium.