- The leaders of Japan and Russia have reaffirmed cooperation on planned joint economic projects on Russia-controlled islands claimed by Japan.
- A controversial land deal is dominating debate at the Japanese Diet. Opposition lawmakers have grilled government officials about who ordered the alteration of Finance Ministry documents related to the transaction.
- The Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank governors are meeting in Argentina.
March 20, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe