Japan Daily News - 2023-07-05


Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on July 5th, 2023. In weather news, Kyushu, which experienced record-breaking heavy rain due to the influence of a front extending from a low-pressure system, is expected to see heavy rain again overnight on the 6th. There is a risk of landslides and other disasters as some areas have loosened ground due to the previous rainfall. Please remain cautious. Moving on to crime news, in the case of the quadruple murder in Nakano City, Nagano Prefecture, the police have decided to arrest the suspect on suspicion of killing a woman in her 60s. The suspect was previously arrested on suspicion of murdering two women and two police officers. In political news, the Lower House of the Diet will hold a closed deliberation today in response to the ongoing troubles with the My Number Card. The government plans to integrate the My Number Card with the current health insurance card next autumn, and discussions between the ruling and opposition parties are expected. Shifting to economic news, according to a survey by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the average household income per household in 2021 decreased by over 3% compared to the previous year, marking the first decrease in four years. Factors such as the expiration of COVID-19 relief payments and an increase in elderly and single-person households are cited as reasons for the decline. In international news, the Ministry of Defense has announced that two Russian frigates sailed through the connecting waters around the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture. The frigates had previously sailed through the connecting waters around the Sakishima Islands in May, and the Ministry of Defense continues to be on alert and monitor the situation. Lastly, in weather news again, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tornado warning for parts of Shizuoka Prefecture, where strong gusts of wind were observed. A trailer overturned and the driver was injured, and there were reports of roof tiles being blown off houses in Kakegawa City and Kikugawa City. Police and firefighters are investigating the extent of the damage. That’s all for today’s news. Thank you for listening to Japan Daily News. And now for the weather. Today in Tokyo, the weather will be mostly sunny with a high of 24°C and a low of 23°C. There is a 10% chance of rain. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to Japan Daily News.