Japan Daily News - 2023-04-09


Welcome to Japan Daily News on April 9th. Today, we have several news stories to cover.

Firstly, Narita Airport Corporation has announced plans to consolidate its three passenger terminals into one to improve efficiency and convenience for passengers. The plan is in response to the construction and extension of runways, which is set to be completed in six years. The southern side of the current Terminal 2 is being considered as the potential location for the new terminal.

In other news, musician Ryuichi Sakamoto’s daughter, Miu Sakamoto, has shared her thoughts and feelings about her late father on social media. She expressed her love and admiration for him in a heartfelt message.

A recent survey on suicide awareness among young people in Japan revealed that nearly half of those aged 20 and below have considered suicide. The organization conducting the survey emphasized the importance of providing access to counseling services.

The Japan Nursing Association has reported that one in ten newly recruited nurses quit their jobs within a year. This is the highest rate of turnover since the association began tracking the data. The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting chaos in the healthcare industry may be a contributing factor.

Tragedy struck at a train station in Nagoya, where a young woman was found dead with a stab wound in her chest in the waiting room. Police are investigating the incident and are looking into a possible connection with a man who jumped in front of a train at the same time.

In other news, the search for ten missing members of the Ground Self-Defense Force continues after their helicopter disappeared near Miyako Island in Okinawa. A report has surfaced detailing the last ten minutes of communication between the helicopter and air traffic control, shedding light on the events leading up to the crash.

Lastly, a three-vehicle accident involving two cars and a motorcycle occurred on a national highway in Ishikari, Hokkaido, resulting in the death of an 85-year-old man and injuries to four others. Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

That’s all for today’s Japan Daily News. Thank you for tuning in, and we’ll be back tomorrow with more updates.