Japan Daily News - 2023-07-25


Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on July 25th, 2023. In today’s news, the president of Big Motor, Hiroyuki Kaneshige, has announced that he will hold a press conference in Tokyo at 11 a.m. regarding the issue of fraudulent insurance claims. Big Motor, a used car sales company, has been involved in a scandal where they have been intentionally damaging cars and making fraudulent claims for car insurance. This has led to an investigation by the authorities, and Kaneshige’s press conference is expected to shed more light on the matter.

In other news, it has been reported that domestic tourism in Tokyo has recovered to pre-pandemic levels. Last year, over 540 million Japanese travelers visited Tokyo, surpassing the levels seen in the first year of the Reiwa era before the spread of the novel coronavirus. This is a positive sign for the tourism industry and the overall recovery of the economy.

Moving on to transportation news, the Keikyu Line, a major railway line in Kanagawa Prefecture, has resumed operations after a temporary suspension due to a personal injury accident. The incident occurred between Keikyu Otsu Station and Mahorinomiya Station, causing disruptions in train services between Horinouchi Station and Urakawa Station. However, as of 7:25 a.m., train services have resumed, bringing relief to commuters and passengers.

In relation to the Keikyu Line incident, it has been revealed that 37 employees from Sompo Japan, a leading insurance company, were seconded to Big Motor. The company has stated that these employees were unaware of the fraudulent activities and will conduct an internal investigation to verify the facts. This development highlights the widespread impact of the insurance fraud issue and the need for further scrutiny.

In weather news, western and northern regions of Japan are experiencing scorching heat with temperatures exceeding 35 degrees Celsius. It is advised to take precautions against heatstroke, such as using air conditioning effectively and staying hydrated.

Lastly, it has been reported that various insurance companies plan to seek compensation from Big Motor for the damages incurred due to the fraudulent insurance claims. These claims include insurance payouts and related expenses. The insurance companies are taking action to hold Big Motor accountable for their actions and seek appropriate compensation.

That’s all for today’s news. Stay informed and have a great day! And now for the weather. Today in Tokyo, the weather will be sunny with a maximum temperature of 29°C and a minimum temperature of 27°C. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to Japan Daily News.