March 23, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. The head of a scandal-hit school operator has told the Diet that he received a donation of one million yen, or about 9,000 dollars, from the wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
2. Police in London who are investigating an attack in Britain’s capital say they believe the attacker was inspired by Islamic-related terrorism.
3. The South Korean government says work to recover the sunken Sewol ferry is expected to finish by Thursday night.