- Japan’s Emperor Akihito has begun a series of rituals leading to his abdication on April 30th. The first ceremonies were held on Tuesday.
- The top executives of Nissan Motor, Mitsubishi Motors and Renault are expected to announce a new leadership body that will decide the future of the alliance between the three automakers.
- British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has reached an agreement with the European Union on the eve of a critical vote in the British Parliament on her revised Brexit deal.
March 12, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Fumiko Konoe