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Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on October 29th, 2023. In our first news story, it has been revealed that more than half of the companies where employees quit their jobs due to caregiving responsibilities did not utilize the caregiving leave or vacation system. A credit research company has pointed out the need for prompt measures such as raising awareness about the system.

Moving on to our next story, today is World Stroke Day, and to raise awareness about stroke, more than 50 buildings across the country will be illuminated in blue. With over 100,000 people in Japan losing their lives to stroke each year, this initiative aims to deepen understanding about this condition.

Now, let’s talk about the celestial event happening tonight. If the weather permits, a partial lunar eclipse will be visible across various parts of Japan in the early morning of the 29th. Starting around 4:30 am and ending before 6:00 am, the moon will appear partially obscured as it enters the Earth’s shadow.

Shifting gears to international news, the Japanese Ministry of Defense has confirmed that the Chinese aircraft carrier ‘Shandong’ sailed through the Pacific Ocean south of Okinawa on its third observed voyage. The Ministry of Defense continues to monitor and remain vigilant regarding the activities of this aircraft carrier.

In preparation for Halloween, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police has increased security measures in Shibuya, a district known for its crowded Halloween celebrations. The deployment of riot police aims to prevent accidents and maintain order during this busy weekend.

Tragic news from Fukui, where three men fishing on a breakwater fell into the sea. Two men in their 20s and 30s, who had traveled from Aichi Prefecture, were unfortunately pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital.

Lastly, the Japan Organ Transplant Network announced that they have conducted 1,000 brain death determinations based on the Organ Transplant Law. And now for the weather. Today in Tokyo, the weather will be partly cloudy with a maximum temperature of 20°C and a minimum temperature of 15°C. There is a 30% chance of overcast skies and a 0% chance of rain. The wind speed will be 19 km/h coming from the NNW direction. Overall, it will be a pleasant day with a UV index of 4. Visit JapanDailyNews.com for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.