Japan Daily News - 2023-05-01


Welcome to Japan Daily News for May 1st, 2023. Here are today’s headlines:

Police plan to re-arrest three 19-year-old suspects who were previously arrested for robbery in Tokyo and Chiba prefecture, as they are suspected to have been involved in a robbery and assault case in Kawasaki earlier this year.

A driver without a license was arrested for a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of a man on a national highway in Ibaraki prefecture. The suspect partially denied the charges, saying that he did not recognize the victim as a human.

Residents in northern and western Japan are advised to be cautious of unstable atmospheric conditions, including thunderstorms, tornadoes, and heavy rain, due to the influence of cold air in the upper atmosphere.

Police discovered that a computer seized from a Chinese group arrested for fraudulent use of smartphone payment services contained login information for several million users, including some used for domestic payment services. The police are investigating the source of the information and analyzing it.

Air conditioning manufacturers are urging people to test their units for any malfunctions or defects in order to prevent heatstroke during the upcoming summer season.

TEPCO, the operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, plans to begin the retrieval of highly radioactive soil bags stored underground on the site this year. However, the Nuclear Regulation Authority has requested further verification of the retrieval method, making the progress uncertain.

An Indonesian man who had just completed his deportation process at the Indonesian embassy in Shinjuku, Tokyo, was caught by immigration officials in Nagoya two days later after he fled.

Tour boat operators in Shari-cho, Hokkaido, have started their operations for the season and are adhering to voluntary safety rules following a boat sinking accident last year. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to Japan Daily News.