Japan Daily News - 2023-05-06


Welcome to Japan Daily News on May 6th, 2023. Let’s start with the news that a 19-year-old university student went missing after a rafting boat overturned in the Tone River in Minakami-cho, Gunma Prefecture on May 5th. Despite the search efforts by the police and fire department, the young man has not been found yet, and the search resumed on May 6th.

In Ishikawa Prefecture, earthquakes continue to occur in the Noto region, with a magnitude 6.6 earthquake followed by a magnitude 5.4 earthquake on May 5th. The Meteorological Agency warns that earthquakes of similar intensity may occur in the next week and calls for caution against landslides and flooding due to heavy rain expected from May 6th.

The earthquakes in Ishikawa Prefecture have caused one death and injured 22 people so far. We will keep updating the damages caused by the earthquakes in Ishikawa, Niigata, and Fukui Prefectures.

The Crown Prince and Princess Akishino attended a reception hosted by King Charles during their visit to the UK on May 5th. They will also attend the coronation ceremony of King Charles on May 6th.

Due to strong winds and high waves, the Tokyo Bay Ferry suspended its operation from the first departure of the day, which was scheduled for 6:20 am from Kurihama, Yokosuka, and 6:15 am from Kanaya, Futtsu, on May 6th.

The Meteorological Agency warns of heavy rain in western to eastern Japan on May 7th, which may cause landslides, flooding, and other disasters. Please be aware of the risk and take necessary precautions.

It has been three months since the Turkey-Syria earthquake that claimed more than 56,000 lives. In the affected areas of Turkey, more than 2.5 million people are still living in tents, and the lack of housing and population outflow are becoming issues to be addressed. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to Japan Daily News.