March 18, Wednesday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Rhys and Ms. Eriko Kojima

  1. The International Olympic Committee has affirmed that preparations will continue to hold the Tokyo Olympics as scheduled.
  2. Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have agreed that their nations will cooperate with the other Group of Seven members in responding to the coronavirus outbreak.
  3. The European Union leaders have agreed to impose travel restrictions on most foreign people entering the bloc for 30 days to limit the spread of the coronavirus.