Japan Daily News - 2023-04-21


Welcome to Japan Daily News on April 21st. Here are the latest headlines from Japan:

In a first for advanced medical treatment, Juntendo University has conducted a transplant of healthy gut bacteria from a healthy person to a patient suffering from ulcerative colitis, with the aim of improving symptoms. This transplant can be used in conjunction with publicly insured treatments, and the university aims to seek approval for this treatment in the future.

After suspending operations due to a personal injury accident, Tobu Tojo Line has resumed full operation as of 6:55 am.

As the one-year anniversary of the Shiretoko sightseeing boat accident approaches, the families of the victims held a press conference on the evening of the 20th to speak about their current state of mind.

Two men died in a house fire in Sakaemachi, Aomori Prefecture on the night of the 20th. The police are investigating the cause of the fire while confirming their identities.

Due to a personal injury accident at around 4:59 am, Tobu Tojo Line has suspended operations on the up and down lines between Ikebukuro Station and Kawagoe-shi Station. The service is expected to resume at around 6:30 am.

The police are investigating the suspect of the explosion incident at the Prime Minister’s speech venue in Wakayama City. They believe the suspect learned of the election support schedule the day before and decided to carry out the attack with prepared explosives.

SpaceX’s large spacecraft, Starship, which is being developed for future flights to the moon and Mars, exploded in mid-air about four minutes after launching unmanned on the 20th. The company will analyze the data to determine the cause and make improvements.

The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force has released the names of two of the five people who died in a helicopter accident near Miyako Island, Okinawa Prefecture on the 6th of this month. Both were executives of the 8th Division, which is headquartered in Kumamoto City.