- The Japanese government plans to carefully consider until the last moment whether a coronavirus state of emergency can be lifted in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures. It believes the infection situation has not improved enough.
- The organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games has added 12 more women to its board, pushing the ratio of female members to over 40 percent.
- The United States and the European Union have announced sanctions on top Russian officials over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his subsequent detention.
March 3, Wednesday, 2021(1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki