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Extremely heavy rain expected in Hokkaido, Tohoku, and other areas. Atmospheric instability through the 24th.

2024-07-23 20:46:00
Due to the influence of the rainy season front and low pressure, atmospheric conditions will become very unstable over a wide area from northern to western Japan through the 24th, and there is a risk of very heavy rainfall in some areas, especially in Hokkaido and Tohoku. The Japan Meteorological Agency is calling for caution against landslides, flooding of low-lying areas, and rising river levels.

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Osaka begins simultaneous crackdown on "SNS-type investment fraud" group of about 80 people

2024-07-23 19:12:00
The Osaka Prefectural Police Headquarters has begun a simultaneous crackdown on two groups of approximately 80 men and women on suspicion of fraud, who are accused of persuading victims to buy investment-related products through social media and defrauding them of cash. The police believe that the total amount of damage may be around 1 billion yen, and they plan to investigate the situation.

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Nippon Steel announces dissolution of joint venture with China's Baoshan Iron & Steel, withdrawing from business

2024-07-23 19:03:00
Nippon Steel Corporation has announced that it will dissolve its joint venture with Chinese steel manufacturer Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. and withdraw from the business. The two companies have been involved in the modernization of China's steel industry since providing technical assistance in the 1970s, but this marks a major turning point in their half-century relationship.

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Upper House Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee to hold recess review over Defense Ministry and SDF scandals

2024-07-23 18:13:00
In response to the series of scandals at the Ministry of Defense and the Self-Defense Forces, as well as the government's response to the sexual assault incident by a U.S. soldier in Okinawa, the House of Councilors' Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense has decided to hold an out-of-session hearing on July 30, inviting Defense Minister Kihara and Foreign Minister Kamikawa to attend.

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Two groups of about 80 people involved in "SNS-type investment fraud" are busted; 8 arrested

2024-07-23 21:07:00
The Osaka Prefectural Police Headquarters has launched a simultaneous crackdown on two groups of approximately 80 men and women on suspicion of fraud, for allegedly suggesting the purchase of investment-related products through social media and defrauding victims of cash, and has arrested eight people so far. The police believe that the total amount of damage is likely to be around 1 billion yen, and plan to continue investigating the situation.

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