March 4, Wednesday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Eriko Kojima and Mr. Michael Rhys

  1. Japan’s government is planning to cancel its national memorial ceremony for the victims of the March 11, 2011, earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident because of the coronavirus outbreak.
  2. The U.S. Federal Reserve has decided to cut its key interest rate as an emergency measure to calm the market volatility caused by the spread of the coronavirus.
  3. The Greek Olympic Committee says the torch-lighting for the Tokyo Games will be scaled back to help spread the coronavirus.