March 13, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Mr. Mick Corliss

1. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida has paid a courtesy call on the visiting king of Saudi Arabia.
2. Japanese government officials say North Korea’s most recent missile launch has underlined the need to issue a speedier alert.
3. Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye has expressed confidence that the truth about the recent political scandal will be revealed in time.