Japan Daily News - 2023-09-08


Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on September 8th, 2023. In today’s news, severe weather conditions have prompted evacuation orders in several areas of Japan. The town of Nagaminato in Chiba Prefecture has issued evacuation orders to all 3,187 households and 7,292 residents due to the increased risk of landslides. The Choshi River in Kamogawa City, Chiba, has also reached a dangerous level, leading to evacuation orders for 2,866 households and 5,570 people in the designated disaster risk area. Similarly, the entire city of Isumi in Chiba Prefecture, with its 16,932 households and 35,471 residents, has been advised to evacuate due to the heightened risk of landslides. The Izu Islands in southern Tokyo are experiencing a continuous heavy rainfall due to a linear rain band, which has led to the issuance of a significant heavy rain warning by the Japan Meteorological Agency. The agency has urged residents to be cautious of potential landslides and floods. Lastly, in international news, the G7 countries have reached an agreement on international guidelines for AI developers. The Hiroshima AI Process, a ministerial meeting focused on creating common rules for the development of AI, has emphasized the importance of implementing appropriate safety measures and sharing information with stakeholders. These guidelines aim to ensure the responsible and ethical development of AI technologies. And that’s all for today’s news. Thanks for listening to Japan Daily News.