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Tokyo Metropolitan New Corona 729 confirmed infection More than 700 since February 4

2021-04-15 22:08:00
On the 15th in Tokyo, it was newly confirmed that 729 people, the largest number since the state of emergency was lifted, were infected with the new coronavirus. The number of confirmed infections per day has exceeded 700 since February 4, and a person in charge of the city said, "There are very large numbers of people who are concerned about the rapid expansion of next week and next week."

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Confined in the underground parking lot of an apartment 4 people died 1 person unconscious Tokyo

2021-04-15 21:44:00
On the evening of the 15th, six men who were working to replace the ceiling in the underground parking lot of an apartment in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo were trapped inside, and four of them died. The Metropolitan Police Department and others are investigating that the fire extinguishing equipment in the parking lot may have malfunctioned for some reason and carbon dioxide may have been released.

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Mutant virus "Expansion unless contact with humans is reduced by half" Metropolitan expert

2021-04-15 21:40:00
Experts in Tokyo have summarized the analysis results that if a highly infectious mutant virus spreads in Tokyo, the spread of the infection cannot be suppressed unless the contact between people is reduced by about half.

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Glasses Society to Suppress "Blue Light" Statement of Opinion for Children's Use

2021-04-15 21:09:00
Regarding children wearing glasses that suppress the "blue light" emitted from the screen of smartphones, etc., academic societies made by ophthalmologists and others say that "there is no reason to recommend it and it may adversely affect growth" and are cautious to the general public. I issued a written opinion appealing to think.

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[Details] Infection situation worsens "Measures to prevent spread" to expand to 10 prefectures

2021-04-15 20:59:00
Regarding measures against the new coronavirus, the government has decided to apply "priority measures such as spread prevention" to the four prefectures of Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Aichi from the 20th of next week to the 11th of next month, and informed the ruling party. I did. As a result, the application of "priority measures" will be expanded from 6 prefectures such as Tokyo and Osaka to 10 prefectures. The number of daily infection confirmations announced nationwide was 4312 on the 14th, exceeding 4000 since January 28, but on the 15th, there were 4571 people so far, and the infection status. Is getting worse.

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"Priority Measures" for 4 Prefectures, including Prime Minister Suga Aichi, consulted with experts on policy on the 16th

2021-04-15 20:47:00
Regarding measures against the new coronavirus, the government has decided to apply "priority measures such as spread prevention" to the four prefectures of Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Aichi from 20th to May 11th next week, and informed the ruling party. It was. Prime Minister Suga said on the 16th that he would consult with experts on the government's policy, and expressed his intention to respond in close cooperation with Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato and others during his visit to the United States.

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Tokyo Metropolitan New Corona 729 confirmed infection More than 700 since February 4

2021-04-15 20:44:00
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced that it has confirmed that 729 new people have been infected with the new coronavirus in Tokyo based on preliminary figures as of 3:00 pm on the 15th. It is the first time that more than 700 people have been confirmed to be infected each day since February 4, more than two months ago.

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Confined in the underground parking lot of an apartment 4 people died 1 person unconscious Tokyo

2021-04-15 20:40:00
On the evening of the 15th, six men who were working to replace the ceiling in the underground parking lot of an apartment in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo were trapped inside, and four of them died. The Metropolitan Police Department and others are investigating that the fire extinguishing equipment in the parking lot may have malfunctioned for some reason and carbon dioxide may have been released.

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Prime Minister Suga Departs for Washington to Face-to-face First Japan-US Summit Meeting

2021-04-15 20:29:00
Prime Minister Suga left for Washington on the night of the 15th to attend a summit meeting with US President Joe Biden. Prior to his departure, Prime Minister Kan expressed his desire to build a relationship of trust with President Biden through talks and further strengthen the Japan-US alliance.

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Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Tokyo Olympics “Cancellation is an option if the infection situation is serious”

2021-04-15 20:13:00
Regarding the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the LDP Secretary-General said that if the infection situation of the new coronavirus becomes more serious, it is necessary to consider canceling the Games as an option.

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Condominium underground parking lot 6 people trapped 3 people died 2 people unconscious Tokyo

2021-04-15 19:33:00
On the evening of the 15th, in the underground parking lot of an apartment in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, six men who were inspecting fire extinguishing equipment were trapped, three died and two were unconscious. The Metropolitan Police Department and others are investigating that the fire extinguishing equipment may have malfunctioned for some reason and carbon dioxide may have been released.

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Condominium underground parking lot 6 people trapped 1 person died 4 people unconscious Tokyo

2021-04-15 19:16:00
On the evening of the 15th, six men who were inspecting fire extinguishing equipment were trapped inside in the underground parking lot of an apartment in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, one of them died and four were unconscious.

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New Corona Government Subcommittee Summarizes new indicators to prevent re-spread of infection

2021-04-15 19:09:00
On the 15th, a government subcommittee on measures against the new coronavirus made recommendations on new indicators to prevent the re-spread of infection. In addition to catching signs of the spread of infection and showing indicators for taking strong measures at an early stage, we are adding new items to the existing indicators.

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There are also concerns about the timing of subsidies unique to local governments.

2021-04-15 19:04:00
Soon, we will have the second Golden Week holiday due to the corona storm. While the operation of "Go To Travel" continues to be suspended, movements to subsidize accommodation prices only for trips within the prefecture are spreading nationwide, and 22 roads and prefectures are doing such business independently. I understood from the summary of. At the inn, we are focusing on infection control so that guests can come with peace of mind, and we are making efforts to avoid contact between guests as much as possible. The keywords are "cheap (heart), near (place), and simple (Germany)" in the new format. Infectious disease control experts have expressed concern about this situation, saying, "I don't think it's a good timing."

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Prime Minister Suga Departs for Washington Soon to Face-to-face First Japan-US Summit Meeting

2021-04-15 18:45:00
Prime Minister Suga will soon leave for Washington for a summit meeting with US President Joe Biden. This is the first meeting in person, and I would like to deepen my personal relationship of trust and disseminate a strong US-Japan relationship to the outside world.

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Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Tokyo Olympics “Cancellation is an option if the infection situation is serious”

2021-04-15 18:40:00
Regarding the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the LDP Secretary-General said that if the infection situation of the new coronavirus becomes more serious, it is necessary to consider canceling the Games as an option.

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To expand the application of "prevention of spread" Saitama Chiba Kanagawa Aichi Government policy

2021-04-15 18:31:00
Regarding measures against the new coronavirus, the government has decided to apply "priority measures such as spread prevention" to the four prefectures of Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Aichi from the 20th to the 11th of next week, and informed the ruling party. .. As a result, the application of "priority measures" will be expanded from 6 prefectures such as Tokyo and Osaka to 10 prefectures.

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Classify small vehicles such as electric kickboards into 3 categories and formulate rules Police Agency

2021-04-15 18:29:00
Regarding small vehicles such as automatic delivery robots and electric kickboards, the National Police Agency's study group classified them into three types according to the maximum speed and size, and compiled a report stating that the driving location will be decided in the future.

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Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda “Strict financial support for corporate financing”

2021-04-15 18:28:00
The Bank of Japan's Governor Kuroda pointed out at a nationwide branch managers' meeting held on the 15th that "the financial situation of companies is becoming tighter", and as the effects of the new coronavirus are prolonged, business performance deteriorates through financing support measures. He expressed his intention to support the companies that are in business from the financial aspect.

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To expand the application of "prevention of spread" Saitama Chiba Kanagawa Aichi Government policy

2021-04-15 18:12:00
Regarding measures against the new coronavirus, the government has decided to apply "priority measures such as prevention of spread" to the four prefectures of Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Aichi, and has informed the ruling party. As a result, the application of "priority measures" will be expanded from 6 prefectures such as Tokyo and Osaka to 10 prefectures.

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Condominium underground parking lot 6 people trapped 3 people unconscious Tokyo Shinjuku-ku

2021-04-15 17:58:00
According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, six people were trapped during the inspection of fire extinguishing equipment at the underground parking lot of the condominium in Shimoochiai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, after 5 pm on the 15th. One of them went out on his own, but three were unconscious. The Metropolitan Police Department and the Tokyo Fire Department are investigating the detailed situation, considering that there may be other people left behind.

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Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda “Strict financial support for corporate financing”

2021-04-15 17:36:00
The Bank of Japan's Governor Kuroda pointed out at a nationwide branch managers' meeting held on the 15th that "the financial situation of companies is becoming tighter", and as the effects of the new coronavirus are prolonged, business performance deteriorates through financing support measures. He expressed his intention to support the companies that are in business from the financial aspect.

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Osaka Prefecture 1208 Infection confirmed Over 1000 people for 3 consecutive days The largest number of new coronas ever

2021-04-15 17:23:00
Osaka Prefecture announced on the 15th that it was confirmed that 1208 new people were infected with the new coronavirus in the prefecture. The number of people infected per day exceeded 1,130 on the 14th, the highest number ever, and exceeded 1,000 for the third consecutive day. This brings the total number of infected people in Osaka Prefecture to 64,382. In addition, four people were confirmed dead, and the number of people who died in the prefecture was 1,238.

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Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Tokyo Olympics “Cancellation is an option if the infection situation is serious”

2021-04-15 17:11:00
Regarding the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the LDP Secretary-General said that if the infection situation of the new coronavirus becomes more serious, it is necessary to consider canceling the Games as an option.

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Osaka Prefecture 1208 Infection confirmed Over 1000 people for 3 consecutive days The largest number of new coronas ever

2021-04-15 17:05:00
According to Osaka Prefecture, it was confirmed on the 15th that 1208 new people were infected with the new coronavirus in the prefecture. The number of people infected per day exceeded 1,130 on the 14th, the highest number ever, and exceeded 1,000 for the third consecutive day.

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Children's allowance "Excludes people with an annual income of 12 million yen or more" Amendment passed by the House of Representatives

2021-04-15 16:55:00
In order to secure the financial resources necessary to eliminate waiting-list children, amendments such as the Child Allowance Law, which excludes people with an annual income of 12 million yen or more from the special benefits of child allowance, were proposed at the plenary session of the House of Representatives. It was passed by the majority of the parties in favor of the Liberal Democratic Party and sent to the House of Councilors.

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New Corona Government Subcommittee Summarizes new indicators to prevent re-spread of infection

2021-04-15 16:37:00
On the 15th, a government subcommittee on measures against the new coronavirus made recommendations on new indicators to prevent the re-spread of infection. In addition to catching signs of the spread of infection and showing indicators for taking strong measures at an early stage, we are adding new items to the existing indicators.

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Hyogo Prefecture New Corona 1 dead 493 Infection confirmed Second most in the past

2021-04-15 16:10:00
Hyogo Prefecture announced on the 15th that it was newly confirmed that 493 people were infected with the new coronavirus in the prefecture. The number of infected people per day was the second highest in the past after 14 days. The total number of infected people announced in the prefecture was 24,286. In addition, Hyogo Prefecture announced on the 15th that the death of one person infected with the new coronavirus was confirmed. 618 people died of infection in the prefecture.

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Tokyo Metropolitan New Corona 729 confirmed infection More than 700 since February 4

2021-04-15 16:08:00
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced that it has confirmed that 729 new people have been infected with the new coronavirus in Tokyo based on preliminary figures as of 3:00 pm on the 15th. It is the first time that more than 700 people have been confirmed to be infected each day since February 4, more than two months ago.

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Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Tokyo Olympics “Cancellation is an option if the infection situation is serious”

2021-04-15 16:04:00
Regarding the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the LDP Secretary-General said that if the infection situation of the new coronavirus becomes more serious, it is necessary to consider canceling the Games as an option.

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A new "Apoden" method pretending to be a courier or the damage caused by cash being stolen while you are away

2021-04-15 15:57:00
A man disguised as a courier at a woman's house in Tokyo in her 80s called me saying, "The road is too narrow to deliver, so please come to pick up your luggage nearby." Was damaged by the theft of cash. Similar damages are occurring one after another in Tokyo, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating.

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Bank of Japan "Regional Economic Report" Lowering Economic Judgment in Hokkaido and Tohoku

2021-04-15 15:48:00
The Bank of Japan has released a "Regional Economic Report" that summarizes the current state of the national economy every three months, lowering the economic judgments of Hokkaido and Tohoku among the nine regions, and leaving the judgments of the other seven regions unchanged. It was.

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17 prefectural schools in Osaka closed

2021-04-15 15:22:00
Due to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus infection, a total of 17 prefectural schools are closed in Osaka Prefecture.

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Toshio Tono dies 95 years old Continues to find out the truth and testify of the biopsy case

2021-04-15 15:11:00
At the end of the Pacific War, Toshio Tono, a doctor in Fukuoka City, witnessed a biopsy case in which a prisoner of war in the U.S. Army was killed by an experimental operation at the Kyushu University School of Medicine as a medical student at that time, and continued to investigate the truth of the case and testify. Died of pneumonia on the 13th. I was 95 years old.

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Tokyo Metropolitan New Corona 729 confirmed infection More than 700 since February 4

2021-04-15 15:02:00
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced that it has confirmed that 729 new people have been infected with the new coronavirus in Tokyo based on preliminary figures as of 3:00 pm on the 15th. It is the first time that more than 700 people have been confirmed to be infected each day since February 4, more than two months ago. It was also the highest since the second state of emergency was lifted last month.

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Amendment to the National Voting Law

2021-04-15 14:07:00
The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) proposed to vote on the amendment of the National Voting Law, which stipulates the procedure for amending the Constitution, at the first House of Representatives Constitutional Review Board held in the current Diet, while the Constitutional Democratic Party has further deliberations. He expressed his intention not to respond as necessary and decided to continue discussions.

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Torch relay Departure ceremony in Miyoshi City starting from today in Tokushima Prefecture

2021-04-15 13:37:00
The Tokyo Olympic torch relay started in Tokushima Prefecture on the 15th, leading the Shikoku region.

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Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Tokyo Olympics “Cancellation is an option if the infection situation is serious”

2021-04-15 13:09:00
Regarding the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the LDP Secretary-General said that if the infection situation of the new coronavirus becomes more serious, it is necessary to consider canceling the Games as an option.

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Amendment to the National Voting Law

2021-04-15 12:59:00
The Constitutional Review Board of the House of Representatives was held for the first time in the current Diet, and the Liberal Democratic Party called for a prompt vote on the amendment of the National Voting Law, which stipulates the procedure for amending the Constitution. The Constitutional Democratic Party argued that further deliberation was needed.

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Unauthorized deduction of over 200 million yen from customer account or arrest of former president of telecommunications company

2021-04-15 12:46:00
Two former presidents of a company in Tokyo, which was involved in the communication service business, were arrested for illegally withdrawing a total of more than 280 million yen from a customer's account in the name of a fictitious usage fee. The company received a court decision to start bankruptcy proceedings last year, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating that it was used for the company's working capital.

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Application of priority measures to Saitama Kanagawa Aichi "Judgment to determine the effect" Chief Cabinet Secretary

2021-04-15 12:44:00
Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato collaborated with the governors at a press conference in the morning regarding the application of "priority measures such as prevention of spread" to Saitama, Kanagawa, and Aichi, where the infection situation of the new coronavirus is deteriorating. I showed the idea of ​​making a decision.

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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Treated Water Fukushima Prefecture requests the government to explain and take measures against rumors

2021-04-15 12:31:00
Fukushima Prefecture announced on the 13th that the government decided to dilute treated water containing radioactive substances such as tritium, which continues to increase at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, to a concentration below the standard and release it into the sea. On Japan, it was decided to ask the government to explain to the people concerned and take measures against rumors.

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Request for cooperation to secure beds from all hospitals in Nara Prefecture Based on the revised Infectious Diseases Control Law

2021-04-15 12:14:00
Nara Prefecture has requested cooperation from all 75 hospitals in the prefecture, including private hospitals, to secure beds, saying that the infection of the new coronavirus has spread rapidly and the beds for accepting patients are tight. ..

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China “Shooting training in the waters south of the Taiwan Strait” warns of ban on vessels

2021-04-15 12:08:00
The Chinese government issued a warning on the 14th, saying that it will conduct live-fire training in the waters on the south side of the Taiwan Strait from the 15th, banning vessels from navigating into this area. An informal delegation, who received the intention of President Biden of the United States, has been visiting Taiwan since the 14th, and it seems that there is also an aim to restrain this.

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Talks with Taiwanese President U.S. Informal Delegation Thank you for emphasizing “peace in the Taiwan Strait”

2021-04-15 12:05:00
Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen met with an informal delegation inspired by President Biden of the United States, and while Chinese troops are activating activities around Taiwan, the Biden administration is peaceful in the Taiwan Strait. Thank you for repeatedly emphasizing the importance of stability.

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Governor of Tokyo Koike asks economic organizations for cooperation in "measures to curb traffic flow"

2021-04-15 11:57:00
Governor Koike of Tokyo exchanged opinions with economic organizations in Tokyo on measures against the new coronavirus, and requested cooperation in measures to curb the flow of people, such as thorough teleworking and refraining from business trips. Governor Koike exchanged opinions online with the chairman of the Tokyo Metropolitan Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises and the Tokyo Metropolitan Federation of Commerce and Industry.

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Hokkaido Eniwa Female Murder Case Supreme Court Decided Not to Allow Retrial of Former Colleague

2021-04-15 11:43:00
In 2000, a female office worker was found dead in Eniwa City, Hokkaido, and a former colleague who was sentenced to 16 years in prison for murder and other crimes was sentenced to imprisonment. I made a decision.

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American black man shooting dead case Prosecution prosecution for former police officer who shot

2021-04-15 11:33:00
Prosecutors have accused a former police officer who resigned after the incident in Minnesota, in the Midwestern United States, on the 11th of this month when a black man was shot dead by a police officer.

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Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda “Strict financial support for corporate financing”

2021-04-15 11:23:00
The Bank of Japan's Governor Kuroda pointed out at a nationwide branch managers' meeting held on the 15th that "the financial situation of companies is becoming tighter", and as the effects of the new coronavirus are prolonged, business performance deteriorates through financing support measures. He expressed his intention to support the companies that are in business from the financial aspect.

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IAEA Secretary-General Rebuilding Iran Nuclear Agreement Expectations for progress in indirect talks with the United States

2021-04-15 11:15:00
IAEA = International Atomic Energy Agency Secretary-General Grossi said, "It's time for diplomatic negotiations," after Iran announced that it would start producing uranium with a concentration of 60%. He expressed his hope that indirect negotiations by Iran would progress.

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Emergency Committee with US CDC J & J Vaccine No conclusion on whether to continue vaccination

2021-04-15 10:48:00
The US CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has an urgent expert committee following reports of multiple rare cases of thrombosis among those vaccinated with the new coronavirus vaccine from pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson in the United States. We held a meeting to discuss whether to continue vaccination, but no conclusion was reached, and we will meet again to make a decision next week.

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Use of LINE for vaccination reservations Depending on the local government

2021-04-15 07:36:00
Vaccination of the new coronavirus vaccine for the elderly began this week, but some local governments that were supposed to use LINE to book vaccinations said that LINE was not fully explained. Due to problems such as making personal information accessible from China, there is a move to suspend the start of operation of the service, and the response is divided.

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President Biden officially announces complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan

2021-04-15 06:46:00
US President Joe Biden said in a speech, "It's time to end America's longest war," and will completely withdraw US troops stationed in Afghanistan by September 11, 20 years after the terrorist attacks. I officially announced that.

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Denmark AstraZeneca and others discontinue use of vaccine developed

2021-04-15 05:58:00
Denmark in Scandinavia has announced that it will stop using the new coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and others after reports of cases of blood clots being confirmed after vaccination.

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Tritium "character video" correction to criticism on the net one after another

2021-04-15 05:52:00
In response to the decision to release treated water containing tritium into the sea, the Reconstruction Agency released a video depicting tritium like a character in order to convey safety etc. in an easy-to-understand manner. We received opinions such as "Don't cheat with Yuru-chara", so we announced that we would modify the design.

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Consider dispatching an international research team to verify the safety of treated water at the IAEA Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

2021-04-15 05:49:00
IAEA = Secretary-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Grossi, responded to an independent interview with NHK. Various countries have raised concerns about the Japanese government's decision to dilute the ever-increasing amount of treated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station and release it into the sea. It was revealed that it is considering dispatching an international research team including experts from Japan.

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Mutant virus "N501Y" Even in the Greater Tokyo area, more than 80% at the beginning of May?

2021-04-15 05:29:00
The highly infectious, mutated coronavirus has already accounted for 80% of the total in Kansai, and more than 80% of the total will be replaced by the conventional virus in Tokyo and other metropolitan areas in 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures by the beginning of next month. The National Institute of Infectious Diseases has compiled the results of the estimation.

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15 people were infected with the new corona in the same department as the section where the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare “Farewell Party” was held.

2021-04-15 04:33:00
Last month, more than 20 employees of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare held a farewell party, and it was found that at least 15 employees have since been confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus in the same department. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is strengthening its infection control measures, considering that clusters may have occurred.

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Expert Meeting "Rapidly replacing mutant viruses"

2021-04-15 00:00:00
While it was pointed out that we were in the fourth wave of the spread of the new coronavirus, an expert meeting of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare was held to advise on countermeasures. Regarding highly infectious mutant virus, the proportion is increasing not only in Kansai but also in many areas such as Tokyo and Aichi prefectures, and there is concern about the rapid spread of infection in the future, saying that the conventional virus is "rapidly replacing". It is supposed to be done.

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