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Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on November 6th, 2023. In tragic news from Chiba, two bodies were discovered on the premises of a residence in Sakura City. A woman was found collapsed and later pronounced dead at a hospital. Additionally, the body of a man was found in a storage shed on the property. The police are investigating the possibility of foul play and are looking into the cause of death and the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Turning to international news, a devastating earthquake struck the mountainous region of western Nepal, resulting in at least 157 deaths. Over 560 people have been confirmed injured, with half of them being children. The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, is rushing to provide support to the affected area.

Moving on to weather, the Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a warning for extremely unstable atmospheric conditions from west to east Japan on the 7th. Residents are urged to exercise caution due to the potential for localized heavy rain, thunderstorms, violent gusts including tornadoes, and hail.

In other news, Chiba Prefecture has experienced a concerning increase in car thefts, with a total of 557 cases reported as of the end of September, making it the highest in the country. Authorities have identified cases where thieves gain unauthorized access to the car’s communication system to unlock it. The police are intensifying their vigilance and calling for enhanced crime prevention measures.

Shifting gears to the ongoing issues surrounding the Unification Church, also known as the former Unification Church, the organization is seeking to establish a mechanism with the government to deposit up to 10 billion yen as a source of compensation in case former believers file claims. This proposal comes as discussions on legislation to prevent the transfer of the church’s assets are taking place in the National Diet.

Meanwhile, amid escalating attacks by the Israeli military on the Gaza Strip, a demonstration march was held in Tokyo on the 5th, demanding an end to the attacks and an immediate ceasefire for peace to be achieved.

Lastly, in Saga City, the largest hot air balloon event in Asia, the Saga International Balloon Fiesta, featured a mesmerizing spectacle as the colorful balloons were illuminated with burner flames during a nighttime tethering event, delighting the visitors with a magical light show. And now for the weather. Today in Tokyo, the weather will be partly cloudy with a maximum temperature of 24°C and a minimum temperature of 20°C. There is a chance of patchy rain in the morning, but it will be mostly dry throughout the day. The UV index is 6, which means moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Overall, it will be a pleasant day with a light breeze from the southeast. Visit JapanDailyNews.com for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.