Japan Daily News - 2023-06-18


Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on June 18th, 2023. JR East has introduced a system to utilize radar rainfall data for speed restrictions on all conventional lines in order to respond accurately to localized heavy rain. This system will be implemented starting from June 18th.

The Japan Pediatric Society continues to recommend COVID-19 vaccination for all children, citing the expectation of increased infections and the importance of vaccination as a means to prevent severe cases.

In weather news, a wide area from western to northern Japan is expected to experience hot weather, with the inland areas of Kanto predicted to reach extreme heat with temperatures over 35 degrees Celsius. Please take precautions against heatstroke and remember to take frequent breaks and hydrate.

In Fukuoka, a beauty vocational school held its first explanatory meeting for parents regarding the tragic incident where a student died from a barbecue fire last month. The school’s director apologized for the student’s death during the school’s event.

Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress arrived in Indonesia for an official visit. This visit marks their first overseas goodwill visit since ascending to the throne.

A memorial ceremony was held in Ebetsu, Hokkaido, to commemorate the Ainu people from Karafuto (now Sakhalin) who were forced to relocate to Hokkaido approximately 150 years ago and passed away.

In Saitama, an elderly pedestrian was fatally struck by a car driven by a man in his 20s. The car then crashed into a convenience store. Police are investigating the details of the accident.

Heatstroke cases and suspected cases are increasing across the country as temperatures rise. It is important to take thorough measures to prevent heatstroke. And now for the weather. Today in Tokyo, it will be sunny with a high of 24°C and a low of 23°C. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to Japan Daily News.