March 24, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Mariko Kojima and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. U.S. President Donald Trump has announced he will appoint William Hagerty, a senior member of his transition team, as the ambassador to Japan.
2. The U.N. Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch and its ballistic missile engine test.
3. British police have identified the perpetrator of Wednesday’s deadly attack near Parliament in London.