March 2, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. U.S. President Donald Trump says he will impose heavy tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum.
2. South Korean President Moon Jae-in is planning to send a special envoy to the North to maintain the recent engagement between the 2 Koreas.
3. Japan and Russia have failed to reach agreement on this year’s visa-free visits to 4 Russian-held islands by former Japanese residents.