January 9, Thursday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. U.S. President is striking a measured tone in his response to Iran firing missiles at American military facilities in Iraq.
  2. Japan’s government is set to decide whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should go ahead with his planned visit to the Middle East.
  3. Former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn made his case to the media on Wednesday in Beirut, a little more than a week after skipping bail and fleeing Japan.