Japan Daily News - 2023-08-13


Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on August 13th, 2023. In today’s news, we have two significant stories impacting Japan. First, Typhoon 7 is currently moving westward over the waters south of Hachijo Island and is expected to approach the Kanto and Kinki regions on the 15th, with the possibility of making landfall. Starting from the 14th, strong winds are forecasted to blow in the Pacific side of eastern and western Japan, with the potential for significant rainfall. Please stay updated with the latest information and make necessary preparations before the 13th.

Moving on to our second story, Western Japan is bracing for dangerous heat with temperatures expected to exceed 38 degrees Celsius. The region has been experiencing high temperatures for consecutive days, and it is crucial to take precautions against heatstroke, such as staying hydrated. Please remain vigilant and take care of yourselves.

Now, let’s move on to other news. In Hawaii, the death toll from the wildfires on Maui Island has reached 80, with over 2,200 buildings damaged in the heavily affected western tourist areas. The long-term impact of the wildfires is a growing concern.

Shifting our focus back to Japan, we have news from Narita Airport. In the first half of this year, the number of international passengers exceeded 10 million, marking the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This milestone reflects a gradual recovery in international travel.

Looking ahead, Typhoon 7 is expected to approach Shikoku from the Kanto region around Tuesday, the 15th, bringing strong winds and high waves. It is important to stay updated with the latest information and make early preparations. Please note that this article was published on August 12th, and we encourage you to refer to the latest news for August 13th.

Lastly, a tragic incident occurred in Saitama, where a 31-year-old mother has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing her 2-year-old daughter with a knife. Fortunately, the child did not suffer life-threatening injuries. The mother has reportedly stated that she was struggling with her family relationships.

That’s all for today’s news from Japan Daily News. Stay informed and stay safe! And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to Japan Daily News.