March 22, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. The U.S. Security Council has voted unanimously to extend until April next year the mandate for a panel of experts monitoring sanctions against North Korea.
  2. The foreign ministers of Japan and Sweden have agreed to maintain maximum pressure on North Korea until it takes concrete action toward denuclearization.
  3. The governor of nuclear disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture appears likely to soon reach an agreement with a French trading house to export rice to France.