Japan Daily News - 2023-04-10


Welcome to Japan Daily News for April 10, 2023. Today, we have several news stories from different parts of Japan.

In Tokyo’s Bunkyo ward, a fire broke out in a two-story apartment building on the night of April 9, killing two elderly men. The police are investigating the cause of the fire and trying to identify the victims.

Moving to Nagoya, a young woman was killed on the platform of a Meitetsu train station. The police received a report from a nearby smartphone that captured the sound of the woman crying before she was stabbed. They are analyzing the call and investigating the connection between the suspect, a 29-year-old man who jumped in front of a train and died, and the victim.

In the field of education, Japanese universities are setting standards and issuing warnings about the use of conversational AI, such as ChatGPT, due to its potential impact on learning and education.

In Okinawa, the search for the missing crew members of a crashed helicopter from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces continues. There are no promising leads yet, and the authorities are using ships and airplanes to search the area.

In Osaka, a 56-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stabbing an elderly woman in the head with a metal skewer at a supermarket, causing serious injuries to her and three other people.

Lastly, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare reported 7,079 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths across Japan on April 9. The total number of infections in the country is now 74,096, and the death toll is 15.