2020.06.07

News Headlines - 07 June 2020

Head of 'comfort women' shelter in S. Korea found dead - The Mainichi

The head of a South Korean shelter for so-called comfort women run by an organization being investigated for alleged accounting irregularities has been found dead in an apparent suicide, Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday.
The 60-year-old woman was found dead Saturday in her apartment north of Seoul and homicide is not suspected, police were quoted as saying.

Anti-virus face masks plague Hong Kong's beaches | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

Surgical masks are washing up in growing quantities on the shores of Hong Kong, a city that has overwhelmingly embraced face coverings to fight the coronavirus.
Conservationists say the masks are adding to already alarmingly high levels of plastic waste in the waters around the finance hub.

British man in Bali rescued after 6 days trapped in well

A British man who spent six days trapped in a well after being chased by a dog has been rescued on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, authorities said Sunday.
A rescue team lifted 29-year-old Jacob Roberts from the four-metre-deep concrete pit after a farmer in Pecatu village raised the alarm... Roberts broke his leg when he stumbled into the near-empty reservoir. He told authorities he had been trying to evade a dog that chased him through the village.

Takuma Sato misses IndyCar season opener after crash in qualifying | The Japan Times

Takuma Sato missed the delayed season-opening IndyCar race after his team wasn't able to get his car repaired in time for the green flag Saturday night after a crash in qualifying.
Sato got high into Turn 1 on the high-banked Texas Motor Speedway on the start of his qualifying run, and slammed hard into the wall about 2½ hours before the race started.
The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing crew worked feverishly to try to get the car ready the race, which followed practice and qualifying earlier in the all-in-one-day event.

New subway station opens at Toranomon Hills in Tokyo - Japan Today

The newly built Toranomon Hills Station in Tokyo opened Saturday, becoming the first new station on the Hibiya subway line since its full launch in 1964.
The station is located among a complex of high-rise buildings, including Toranomon Hills Mori Tower, a 52-story skyscraper which opened in 2014, between Kasumigaseki and Kamiyacho stations on the line operated by Tokyo Metro Co.
The station is also connected through a 450-meter underground passageway to Toranomon Station on the Ginza Line.

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