- A patrol plane unit of the Maritime Self-Defense Force left Japan for the Middle East on Saturday to help ensure the safe navigation of commercial vessels.
- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has left Japan on a three-nation Middle East tour amid growing tensions in the Gulf region.
- Voting is underway in Taiwan for the presidential election. The territory’s future relationship with China is seen as one of the biggest issues.
January 11, Saturday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe