March 8, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. U.S. industrial leaders and Republican lawmakers have called on the president to act with caution regarding his plan to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
2. Trade ministers of 11 countries will sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Thursday.
3. Explosive eruptions are continuing on Mount Shinmoe in southeastern Japan following its first major eruption in 7 years on Tuesday.