March 15, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki

1. The U.N. secretary-general’s special envoy on Myanmar has condemned the continued violence of the country’s security forces against protesters as the number of casualties grows. 2. Travelers crossing borders may one day be able to manage coronavirus test results and vaccination status on their smartphones. Officials in Tokyo have been testing the technology that could help fully restart international travel.
3. The Japanese minister overseeing the government’s COVID-19 vaccination program says he will call on businesses to allow employees to take leave to be vaccinated.