March 3, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradan and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. Malaysian police have released the only North Korean suspect held in connection with the killing of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, citing insufficient evidence.
2. Japan’s public pension fund is set to report a record quarterly profit on Friday.
3. Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force has scrambled jets to intercept 13 Chinese military aircraft that flew near Okinawa Prefecture.