March 11, Wednesday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Rhys and Ms. Eriko Kojima

  1. People in Japan are taking a moment today to remember the lives lost nine years after a magnitude-9 earthquake struck the country triggering a tsunami and nuclear accident.
  2. A Lower House committee in Japan passed a bill that would allow the government to declare a state of emergency in a move to prepare the country for the further spread of the new coronavirus.
  3. Tokyo stocks fell on Wednesday morning as investors remain concerned about the spread of the new coronavirus.