January 18, Saturday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. A senior U.S. military official has warned of the fast pace of North Korea’s weapons development.
  2. French automaker Renault says its global auto sales declined last year due to poor performance in China, Africa and the Middle East.
  3. A Japanese government survey shows about 80 percent of respondents support maintaining the death penalty.