March 23, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Mariko Kojima and Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara

  1. U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum have come into force.
  2. Tokyo stocks plunged across the board on Friday morning on the prospect of trade friction between the United States and China.
  3. South Korean prosecutors have arrested former president Lee Myung-bak on bribery and other charges.