March 20, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. The leaders of Japan and Russia have reaffirmed cooperation on planned joint economic projects on Russia-controlled islands claimed by Japan.
  2. A controversial land deal is dominating debate at the Japanese Diet. Opposition lawmakers have grilled government officials about who ordered the alteration of Finance Ministry documents related to the transaction.
  3. The Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank governors are meeting in Argentina.