Japan Daily News - 2023-07-24


Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on July 24th, 2023. In today’s news, Japan is experiencing another day of scorching heat, with intense heatwaves forecasted in western and northern regions, including Kanto. The hot weather is expected to persist with many sunny days and heatwave conditions until around Saturday, July 29th. Authorities are urging caution against heatstroke and recommending measures such as using air conditioning and staying hydrated.

Moving on to transportation news, the JR Yamanote Line has suspended train services on both the inner and outer loops since the first train of the day due to a signal malfunction. The restoration work is facing difficulties, and service resumption is expected around noon.

In other news, a passenger on a train in Osaka’s Izumisano City has reported being attacked with a knife. The suspect, a 37-year-old man, was apprehended after allegedly randomly attacking three passengers. Witnesses stated that the suspect was wandering inside the train and suddenly began the assault shortly before arriving at the station.

In a tragic incident in Tochigi, a 36-year-old temporary worker has been arrested for abandoning the body of a baby boy in an empty lot. The suspect, who lives nearby in Koyama City, confessed to abandoning the baby he claimed to have fathered. Police are investigating the details of the case.

Moving to Hokkaido, a collision between a compact car and a passenger car in Taiki Town has resulted in four fatalities. The victims, all 19-year-old males, were traveling in the compact car on their way to watch a race.

As the intense heatwave continues to grip various parts of Japan, it is crucial to take precautions against heatstroke. Remember to use air conditioning and stay hydrated. Additionally, authorities in Akita City are urgently surveying the damage caused by record-breaking heavy rainfall. So far, approximately 1,100 households have been confirmed to be affected by flooding, and they are expediting investigations as the estimated number of affected households could reach up to 30,000.

That’s all for today’s news. Stay informed and stay safe. And now for the weather. Today in Tokyo, the weather will be mostly sunny with a high of 29°C and a low of 26°C. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to Japan Daily News.