March 2, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. Japan’s opposition parties are demanding a probe into whether lawmakers were involved in a controversial land deal in Osaka.
2. A diplomatic rift between the governments of Malaysia and North Korea has deepened over the handover of the body believed to be that of Kim Jong Nam.
3. Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have attended a welcome banquet in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi.