March 20, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Raja Pradan

1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union to be reached quickly.
2. An additional survey at the proposed site of Tokyo’s new wholesale market has once again found higher-than-permitted amounts of toxic chemicals in ground water.
3. U.S. President Donald Trump has flatly criticized North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying “he is acting very, very badly.”