January 21, Friday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1.The governments of Japan and the United States have called on all parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons to help achieve “a meaningful outcome” at its next review conference. Tokyo and Washington released a joint statement on the treaty, known as the NPT, ahead of an online summit between Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and US President Joe Biden on Friday night, Japan time..
2.Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has held an online summit with US President Joe Biden, Kishida says they discussed a range of global challenges including security and the economy.
3.The top diplomats of the United States and Russia have agreed to continue talks aimed at defusing military tensions over Ukraine, despite coming away from their latest meeting without a breakthrough.