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Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on November 8th, 2023. In today’s news, a hovercraft reportedly collided with a guardrail at Oita Airport in Oita City. The incident occurred before 8 am, and there have been no reports of injuries. The hovercraft’s operating company contacted the authorities to inform them of the incident.

Moving on to our next story, six individuals, including executives of a corporation and members of an organized crime group, have been arrested for allegedly crashing a dump truck into a ramen shop in a mixed-use building in Tachikawa, Tokyo. The incident is believed to be related to a dispute between the ramen shop and the corporation regarding eviction. The Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating the details of the incident.

In other news, a man in his 40s was injured after being attacked by a bear on the premises of a residential property in Daisen City, Akita Prefecture. This incident marks the 66th bear attack in Akita Prefecture this year, setting a new record for the highest number of bear-related injuries in the prefecture.

Moving on, as winter approaches, the preparation of ‘senmaizuke,’ a traditional Kyoto dish made with large turnips, is now in full swing in Kyoto.

In another bear-related incident, a man who was checking wild boar traps in the mountains of Hachimantai City, Iwate Prefecture, was attacked by a bear. Fortunately, his injuries are not life-threatening.

In a tragic accident, two motorcycles collided at an intersection in Nangoku City, Kochi Prefecture, resulting in the deaths of two individuals—a university student and an office worker.

Lastly, in Chiba’s Funabashi City, a man riding a bicycle was assaulted by multiple men who suddenly attacked him with a bat-like object and robbed him of cash and other belongings. The suspects fled the scene, and the police are currently investigating the incident as a robbery and assault case. 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 17°C. There is no chance of rain or snow, and the humidity will be around 50%. The wind speed will range from 14 to 30 kilometers per hour. Enjoy the day! Visit JapanDailyNews.com for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.