March 1, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. Japan’s prime minister has decided to suspend part of the government’s labor reform plans.
2. An estimate suggests that the underground ice wall around the damaged reactor buildings in Fukushima has only a limited effect in preventing groundwater from being contaminated.
3. The United States and other Western countries have denounced the Syrian government for continuing to bombard a rebel-held area in the country.