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Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on November 3rd, 2023. In today’s news, a standoff at a post office in Saitama has ended with the discovery of a rope believed to have been prepared to restrain the hostage. The 86-year-old suspect had taken a hostage at the post office in Warabi City, and police found a nylon rope approximately 10 meters long, along with other items such as knives and containers with liquid. The police are investigating the incident as a planned act.

Amid escalating tensions in Israel and Palestine, 46 Japanese nationals and others have been evacuated from Israel on a Self-Defense Force aircraft. They are expected to arrive at Haneda Airport on the 3rd of November.

In other news, the recipients of this year’s Autumn Honors have been announced, with a total of 4,075 individuals from various fields being honored for their contributions.

The newly rebuilt section of the Imperial Palace’s Sannomaru Shozokan, which houses valuable artworks and items associated with the imperial family, will open its doors today.

Ahead of the Tokyo Koto Ward mayoral election, it has been revealed that associates of Member of Parliament Mitsuto Kakizawa, who has a strong base in the area, had handed cash to some ward council members prior to the election in April 2023.

A 47-year-old male worker has died in an explosion at a factory belonging to a subsidiary of Toho Chemical, a comprehensive chemical manufacturer, in Shunan City, Yamaguchi. The worker was found in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest following the accident.

In Yokohama’s downtown area, three men were stabbed with knives on the street, resulting in one fatality. The police are interviewing several individuals in the vicinity who may have information about the incident. And now for the weather. Today in Tokyo, the weather will be sunny with a high of 23°C and a low of 19°C. Enjoy a pleasant day! Visit JapanDailyNews.com for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.