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Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on December 10th, 2023. In a tragic incident, an elderly couple was found dead in their apartment in Funabashi, Chiba. The police have arrested a 45-year-old suspect, believed to be their son, on suspicion of murder. The investigation is ongoing.

At the COP28 ministerial meeting in Dubai, there is a significant disagreement among countries and organizations regarding the ‘phasing out of fossil fuels.’ The opinions on this matter remain divided, and tough negotiations are expected to continue.

A group including the National Cancer Center has released a research result suggesting that there is a possibility of underreporting and lack of accurate reporting of side effects in regenerative medicine performed for cosmetic purposes and other treatments in private clinics.

The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology has submitted a request for disclosure of information to increase the amount of information provided to children born through third-party sperm or egg donation, in order to guarantee their ‘right to know their origins.’ This request comes after a cross-party parliamentary group drafted a bill last month.

In response to the government’s proposal to transition the Japan Academy into an independent corporation, the Japan Academy held an extraordinary general meeting and issued a statement calling for continuous discussions, stating that the reform proposal presented by the government has not been sufficiently deliberated.

In another tragic incident, a 76-year-old woman was found dead in her home in Kitakami, Iwate. The police have established a murder investigation after discovering multiple injuries on the body, indicating that she was attacked by someone.

In preparation for Christmas, Santa Claus dolls displayed in a shopping street in Tokushima City have been stolen. The theft was captured on nearby surveillance cameras, and the police are conducting an investigation. And now for the weather. Today in Tokyo, the weather will be mostly clear with a high of 18°C and a low of 12°C. There is a 9% chance of rain and a UV index of 4. Visit JapanDailyNews.com for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.