March 14, Tuesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has met with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz. The 2 leaders agreed that Japan should support Saudi Arabia’s economic reforms.
2. The Japanese government plans to offer 6 million dollars in emergency aid to South Sudan to help it fight famine.
3. Political parties in South Korea are criticizing former President Park Geun-hye for her defiance over the court ruling that removed her from office.