March 9, Monday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara

  1. Japan’s government is strengthening its border controls for travelers from two neighboring countries in a bid to stem the spread of the infections of the new coronavirus.
  2. Japan’s GDP for the final quarter of 2019 has been revised downward.
  3. Japan’s government says North Korea launched what appeared to be ballistic missiles toward the Sea of Japan on Monday morning.