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Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on March 8th, 2024. In today’s news, train services have resumed after being suspended due to heavy snowfall. The Joban Line and Tobu Line were both affected, but as of 7:27 a.m., trains are running again. Another weather-related story is the snowfall in the Kanto region, including Tokyo’s 23 wards. Snow has been accumulating on the ground, causing potential disruptions to commuting and school hours. Please be cautious of the impact on traffic and the possibility of icy roads.

Moving on to transportation news, the Yamanote Line and Chuo-Sobu Line in Tokyo have also resumed operations. The Yamanote Line experienced a temporary suspension due to a person-related incident at Shinjuku Station. However, train services have now resumed. Similarly, the Chuo-Sobu Line had suspended services between Mitaka and Chiba stations in both directions, but as of 6:34 a.m., trains are running again.

In other news, the JR Itsukaichi Line is currently suspending operations between Hajima and Musashi-Itsukaichi stations in both directions for signal confirmation. This temporary suspension began at 6:04 a.m.

Turning to a crime story, a suspect in the murder of a piano teacher in Ehime Prefecture is expected to be rearrested on charges of murder. The suspect, who was initially arrested for restraining a middle school student who was taking piano lessons on the day of the incident, is believed to have purchased a blood-stained knife found at the crime scene. Police are planning to rearrest the suspect on the suspicion of murder.

In a heartwarming story, a gallery visitor was moved to tears when shown an artwork made by their missing father. The visitor declined the offer to have the artwork passed down to them, choosing to leave it as it is.

Lastly, a house fire in Minamishimabara, Nagasaki has left three residents unaccounted for. The police and fire department are working to confirm their safety. That’s all for today’s news. Thank you for listening to Japan Daily News. And now for the weather. Today in Tokyo, there will be light rain with temperatures ranging from 3 to 5 degrees Celsius. Visit JapanDailyNews.com for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.