Japan Daily News - 2023-08-18


Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on August 18th, 2023. In our first story, train service on the Tokyu Tamagawa Line has resumed after being suspended due to a personal accident. The line was temporarily halted, but operations resumed at 7:40 am. Moving on to our next headline, a tragic incident unfolded in Oita. Three individuals were found unconscious in a residence, including an adult woman, a young boy, and an adult man. Unfortunately, the woman and the boy were pronounced dead at the scene, while the man remains in critical condition. Prior to this incident, there was a report of a communication from the father indicating his intention to take his own life. The police are currently investigating the identities and relationships of the individuals involved, as well as gathering more details about the situation.

Now shifting gears, let’s talk about the weather. Today, intense heat is expected in western and northern Japan, with temperatures exceeding 35 degrees Celsius. It is crucial to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks to prevent heatstroke. Remember to replenish fluids before feeling thirsty and remain cautious.

In other news, evacuation orders have been lifted in Okayama Prefecture’s Tsuyama and Awa regions. The information regarding evacuation for elderly residents and others, affecting a total of 1,919 households and 4,060 people, was lifted at 5 am. This marks the complete removal of evacuation orders in Okayama Prefecture. Similarly, in Tottori City, evacuation orders have been lifted for all 81,915 households and 181,859 residents. With this announcement, all evacuation orders in Tottori Prefecture have been rescinded.

Shifting our focus, let’s discuss a tragic incident that occurred at a beauty school in Yame City, Fukuoka Prefecture. In May of this year, a barbecue accident resulted in a fire that engulfed four students, tragically leading to the death of one student. A third-party investigation committee has held its inaugural meeting and conducted interviews with the school administration.

Lastly, we have an update on naval activities in the region. It has been confirmed that both Chinese and Russian naval vessels simultaneously passed through the waters between Okinawa Island and Miyako Island. The Ministry of Defense views this as a joint patrol by the two countries and continues to exercise vigilance and surveillance.

That wraps up today’s news from Japan Daily News. Stay tuned for more updates and have a great day! And now for the weather. Today in Tokyo, the weather will be mostly sunny with a high of 28°C and a low of 27°C. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to Japan Daily News.