February 28, Tuesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to propose a massive increase in defense spending in his first budget plan for fiscal 2018.
2. Senior diplomats from Japan, the U.S. and South Korea have worked together to combat rising threat from North Korea.
3. Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have left for Vietnam for their first visit to the Southeast Asian country.