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

1. The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a group seeking the removal of a statue symbolizing those referred to as “comfort women” in the state of California.
2. Negotiations on a treaty to legally ban nuclear weapons began at the U.N. on Monday without the participation of nuclear powers.
3. Seven high school students and a teacher have been confirmed dead following Monday’s avalanche at a ski resort north of Tokyo.