April 1, Monday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Emma Howard

1. “Reiwa” is a new era name that will be on the lips of most Japanese on Monday and will be used for years to come.

2. A Bank of Japan survey shows that sentiment among managers at large manufacturers has worsened for the first time in two quarters.

3. A revised immigration law that came into force in Japan on Monday now allows more foreign workers to enter the country amid a severe labor shortage.