March 24, Tuesday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. Toyota Motor and Japanese telecom giant NTT are forming a capital tie-up to advance developments toward a so-called “smart city.”
  2. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing to have a teleconference with the head of the International Olympic Committee.
  3. The head of the World Health Organization has warned that the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating.