March 17, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradan and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. Japan and the United States intend to increase pressure on China to play a greater role in solving issues concerning North Korea.
2. Japan has successfully placed a new government information-gathering satellite into orbit.
3. Finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the Group of 20 economies will start a meeting in southwestern Germany on Friday.