- The first charter plane carrying Japanese nationals back home from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the new coronavirus, arrived at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Wednesday morning.
- Chinese officials now say 132 people have died in the coronavirus outbreak. The number of confirmed infections has risen to 5,974, with hundreds of people in serious condition.
- U.S. President Donald Trump has unveiled his Middle East peace plan.
January 29, Wednesday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Eriko Kojima and Mr. Michael Rhys