Japan Daily News - 2023-08-11


Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on August 11th, 2023. Typhoon 7, which is currently a very powerful storm, is moving northward, bringing strong winds to the Ogasawara Islands. It is expected to approach eastern and western Japan around the 15th of August, potentially causing severe weather conditions from the 14th. Please stay updated with the latest information as there may be an impact during the Obon period. In addition, temperatures are expected to rise today, so please continue to be cautious of heatstroke. Moving on to our next story, the Ogasawara Islands are currently experiencing strong winds and are in the storm zone due to Typhoon 7. The Japan Meteorological Agency is urging residents to be on high alert for strong winds, high waves, storm surges, and landslides. The typhoon’s exact path is still uncertain, but there is a possibility of it approaching eastern and western Japan around Tuesday, August 15th, resulting in severe weather conditions from Monday, August 14th. Therefore, it is important to stay informed with the latest information. Next, as the Obon holiday begins, there is heavy traffic congestion on highways as people travel to their hometowns and tourist destinations. Today, the congestion has already exceeded 40 kilometers on some highways. However, there is also the possibility of train cancellations and traffic restrictions due to the approaching Typhoon 7, so please stay updated with the latest information. Moving on to weather news, temperatures are expected to rise again today over a wide area. Hyogo and Tottori Prefectures will experience dangerous heat with temperatures reaching 39 degrees Celsius. Please continue to take precautions against heatstroke, such as staying hydrated. In other news, a school song composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto, who passed away earlier this year, has been released. The song was composed during his final period and serves as the school song for a vocational school in Tokushima Prefecture that nurtures entrepreneurs. It is meant to inspire and encourage students. Shifting gears, following the arrest of a male member of the Nihon University American Football Club for possession of marijuana and stimulant drugs, the Kanto Collegiate American Football Association has decided to suspend Nihon University’s eligibility to participate in league matches for the time being. Finally, a forest fire in Kyoto’s Kyotango City has been extinguished after burning for approximately 15 hours. Fortunately, there have been no reported injuries or damage to homes caused by this fire. That’s all for today’s news. Thank you for listening to Japan Daily News. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to Japan Daily News.