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Hello and welcome to today’s news from Japan Daily News on June 13th, 2024. In today’s news, the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is set to begin the search for a helicopter that crashed off the coast of Torishima in April. The two helicopters collided during a training exercise and sank to a depth of approximately 5,500 meters. JAMSTEC will use an unmanned underwater vehicle capable of investigating depths of up to 6,000 meters to search for the wreckage.

Moving on to our next story, last year saw a record number of mountaineering accidents in Japan. A total of 3,568 people were involved in accidents, including 145 foreigners. With the summer mountain season approaching, the National Police Agency is urging climbers to plan their trips safely and ensure they have proper equipment.

In other news, a former counselor at the Singapore Embassy in Japan has been indicted for voyeurism. The former counselor was accused of filming people without their consent at a public bathhouse in Tokyo in February. It is unusual for a diplomat to cooperate with a police investigation into misconduct that occurred during their tenure.

Next, we turn to a murder case in Asahikawa. Two suspects, a teenager and a person in their 20s, have been arrested for the murder of a 17-year-old high school student. It is believed that the victim and the suspects had a dispute on social media, and they met for the first time on the day of the murder. The police are investigating the details of the incident, including the alleged abduction and transportation of the victim to the murder scene.

In Palau, the search for remains on Peleliu Island, a fierce battleground during World War II, has yielded the discovery of two sets of remains. The organization conducting the investigation, commissioned by the government, believes that there may be a mass burial site for over 1,000 Japanese soldiers. They will continue their efforts to identify and honor the fallen.

Moving on to weather-related news, the Akita City Fire Department has revealed that during the heavy rainfall in July last year, they received over 600 emergency calls. However, only 16.5% of the reported incidents resulted in actual dispatches due to the overwhelming number of calls received.

Lastly, a group involved in a scam on a part-time job website has been apprehended. The group operated a fraudulent website that promised compensation for providing life advice. They deceived women who registered on the site into sending them money. To evade investigation, the group established over 50 paper companies and opened numerous corporate bank accounts. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police believe this was an attempt to avoid scrutiny by investigative agencies.

That’s all for today’s news. Thank you for listening to Japan Daily News. Stay tuned for more updates tomorrow. And now for the weather. Today in Tokyo, the weather will be partly cloudy with a high of 28°C and a low of 22°C. There is a 0% chance of rain and a UV index of 7. Visit JapanDailyNews.com for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.