Japan Daily News

Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on January 4th, 2024. In today’s news, we have updates on the impact of the Noto Peninsula earthquake and the collision of aircraft at Haneda Airport, both of which continue to affect transportation. The runway at Noto Airport remains closed due to the earthquake and the accident at Haneda Airport has caused disruptions as well. Moving on to other news, the JR Utsunomiya Line between Tokyo and Utsunomiya has resumed operations after being suspended due to a personal accident. Additionally, more than 110,000 households in Ishikawa and Toyama Prefectures are still experiencing water outages following the earthquake. The situation is being closely monitored and updates will be provided. Furthermore, the Meteorological Agency has issued warnings for potential landslides in earthquake-affected areas due to heavy rain. It is advised to exercise caution as even light rainfall can trigger disasters. Shifting gears, new details have emerged regarding the Haneda Airport accident involving a Japan Airlines aircraft and a Japan Coast Guard plane. The pilot of the JAL aircraft stated that they were unable to see the coast guard aircraft during their approach to the runway. Investigations are ongoing to determine the exact circumstances of the accident. Lastly, the death toll from the earthquake in Ishikawa Prefecture has risen to 73, with numerous collapsed houses reported in cities such as Wajima, Suzu, and Noto. Local authorities are working diligently to assess the overall extent of the damage. We will continue to provide updates on the situation as they become available. And now for the weather. Today in Tokyo, the weather will be partly cloudy with a high of 13°C and a low of 8°C. There is a chance of patchy rain throughout the day. Visit JapanDailyNews.com for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.