Japan Daily News - 2023-04-29


Welcome to Japan Daily News on April 29, 2023. Here are the latest headlines from Japan:

A charter plane carrying 48 Japanese nationals and their families who had evacuated from Sudan due to the worsening situation in the African country arrived at Haneda Airport. The passengers had taken refuge in Djibouti, a neighboring country.

The police have seized a car in Okayama Prefecture, which is believed to have been used by the suspect who shot and killed a ramen shop owner in Kobe’s Nagata Ward. The incident occurred when the owner, who was a gang leader, was shot with a gun. The police are investigating the whereabouts of the suspect who fled in the car.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology has released a survey on the working conditions of teachers, which shows that long working hours remain a significant issue. The ministry plans to start discussions on improving teachers’ working conditions and enhancing the system as early as next month.

A fire broke out in a house in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, early on the 29th, and three people aged between 60 and 90 who lived there are missing. The police are investigating the cause of the fire.

The government announced that a total of 4,009 people from various fields will be awarded the Spring Conferment of Decorations this year.

The recovery operation for the helicopter of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, which went missing near Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture, is expected to begin as early as the 29th using a civilian work vessel.

The National Cancer Center has announced the suspension of a clinical trial of a treatment that combines chemotherapy and two types of immunotherapy for lung cancer patients. The trial was halted after 7% of the patients died due to lung inflammation, which was higher than expected. The treatment is covered by insurance, and patients receiving the same treatment are advised to consult with their doctors.

The Ministry of Defense reported that a drone, believed to be from China, flew over the airspace between Yonaguni Island in Okinawa and Taiwan. This is the first time that a Chinese drone has been confirmed to have flown in this area, and the ministry is continuing to monitor and be vigilant. … And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to Japan Daily News.