October 5, Thursday, 2023

1. A low pressure system and a front are dumping heavy rain on Japan’s northern prefecture of Hokkaido. Atmospheric conditions, mainly in northern Japan, have been extremely unstable. 2. Japan’s highest peak, Mount Fuji, has been capped with snow for the first time this season. The snow was observed on Thursday morning.
3. US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has confirmed he will be leading a bipartisan Senate delegation on a visit to China, Japan and South Korea next week.