March 31, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. A top Chinese diplomat has reportedly told South Korean President Moon Jae-in that now is the time to ease the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
  2. Russia has ordered about 140 people to leave the country. Diplomats from 25 nations, such as the United States and Britain, are among them.
  3. Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip. At least 15 people were reportedly shot dead and more than 1400 others were injured.