March 16, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Sara Macdonald and Mr. Raja Pradhan

  1. NHK has learned that a Finance Ministry official who committed suicide in the midst of the land-deal scandal in western Japan was worried that he would be forced to take all the blame.
  2. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho has arrived in Sweden for a meeting with his Swedish counterpart.
  3. The leaders of Britain, the United States, France, and Germany have jointly condemned the suspected poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter.