March 17, Tuesday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a united front against the coronavirus pandemic during a video conference with leaders of the Group of Seven.
  2. Tokyo’s benchmark stock index fluctuated on Tuesday morning, reflecting mixed views on the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
  3. U.S. President Donald Trump says the effects of infections of the coronavirus may continue until August.