January 19, Sunday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan say the total number of people infected with the new coronavirus linked to a pneumonia outbreak in the city is now 62.
  2. Japan’s defense minister has decided to hold a meeting with defense chiefs from Pacific island nations.
  3. U.S. President Donald Trump has called the Japan-U.S. treaty of mutual cooperation and security essential. January 19th marks 60 years since the revised pact was signed.