March 16, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are meeting in Tokyo to discuss North Korea and other diplomatic issues.
2. A federal district court of the U.S. state of Hawaii has issued a temporary nationwide block on President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
3. A suicide bomber has set off explosives in Syria’s capital. Local media report at least 31 people were killed, and many others were wounded.