Japan Daily News - 2023-08-01


Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on August 1st, 2023. In today’s news, we have some updates on the economic front and a weather alert for Okinawa.

First, let’s talk about the unemployment rate. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the national unemployment rate for June improved by 0.1 percentage points to 2.5%. This is a positive sign, indicating a slight recovery in the job market.

Moving on to the job market, the job-to-applicant ratio for June was 1.30, which is slightly lower than the previous month by 0.01 points. This is the second consecutive month of decline, and the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare attributes it to the impact of high prices, which has led to an increase in job seekers.

Now, let’s turn our attention to the weather. Typhoon 6 is expected to approach the Okinawa and Amami regions over the next couple of days. The large and powerful typhoon is currently moving northwest over the waters south of Okinawa Prefecture. Residents in Okinawa and Amami are advised to take precautions as strong winds, heavy rain, and rough seas are expected.

That’s all for today’s news. Stay tuned for more updates and stay safe in this hot weather. Thank you for listening to Japan Daily News. And now for the weather. Today in Tokyo, the weather will be partly cloudy with a maximum temperature of 29°C and a minimum temperature of 28°C. There is a 97% chance of high temperature and a 86% chance of dry conditions. The UV index is 6, indicating moderate sun exposure. No rain or snow is expected. Enjoy your day! And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to Japan Daily News.