High school baseball Omi "Ace and No. 4" Captain Last summer Determination to be No. 1 in Japan
The summer national high school baseball will be contested by the remaining four teams, and the semifinals will be held on the 20th. One player to watch is Omi (Shiga) third-year captain Yoto Yamada, who will face Shimonoseki International in the second match. Last summer also went up to the mound, the best 4, this year's spring Senbatsu won the runner-up, step by step approaching the top, facing the final summer as "captain", "ace" and "fourth hitter" with strong determination I made it. (Koshien coverage team, Kanta Marumo)
Former Prime Minister Abe "state funeral" opposition rally "Forced condolences should not be allowed"
A rally was held to oppose the "state funeral" of former Prime Minister Abe, and the leaders of the opposition parties appealed, "We must not allow a state funeral that effectively forces the intention of mourning."
Russian Army Repeated Missile Attacks in Kharkiv Oblast Many Casualties
The Russian army, which continues to invade Ukraine, is believed to have repeated missile attacks in the eastern Kharkiv province, resulting in many casualties. The Ukrainian government has heightened its vigilance over the possibility that the Russian military, which controls a nuclear power plant in the southeastern part of the country, may act provocatively during the visit of UN Secretary-General Guterres to Ukraine, raising concerns about the safety of nuclear power plants. It's deepening.
Former Prime Minister Abe's ``state funeral'' Public funds are spent in various places and the governor's attendance Request for injunction
Lawyers who oppose the state funeral of former Prime Minister Abe, which will be held next month, have simultaneously filed a request for an audit by residents in four prefectures seeking an injunction to stop spending, saying that it is illegal for governors and others to attend the state funeral at public expense. I did.
Former AOKI chairman, etc. Did you give a specific request to the former director before the official contract?
In connection with the sponsorship contract for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the former director of the organizing committee and the former chairman of major menswear company AOKI Holdings were arrested in a bribery case. Interviews with people involved have newly revealed that there is a suspicion that the former director was handed a document summarizing eight items that he wanted to achieve in relation to the tournament. The Special Investigation Department is believed to be investigating whether Aoki had conveyed specific requests to the former director before signing the official contract. According to people involved, the former director and former chairman have denied the allegations.
Wage growth cannot keep up with price rises… Households and companies are deeply troubled
Prices keep going up. Meanwhile, wage growth has not kept pace. In such a situation, the number of people who visit the consultation desk to review their household finances has increased rapidly. Companies are also suffering because they cannot easily pass on the cost increase to their prices. Experts predict that the rate of increase in prices will increase further around autumn, and the burden on household budgets is likely to increase further.
US Forces in Japan MV22 Osprey deployed in Okinawa continues to fly
The U.S. military has ordered all CV-22 Osprey transport aircraft to be grounded due to malfunctions. In connection with this, the US Forces Japan has clarified that the MV22 Osprey deployed in Okinawa is not subject to the directive.
[Video] Record-breaking heavy rain in Nakadomari-cho, Aomori caused serious damage to tomatoes, a local specialty
In Nakadomari Town, Aomori Prefecture, where homes were flooded due to record heavy rain last week, tomatoes, a specialty product, have also suffered serious damage.
A junior high school student saves the life of a man who had collapsed due to a sudden decision Kagoshima Hioki
A male student in the first year of junior high school in Hioki City, Kagoshima Prefecture, was given a letter of appreciation from the police for saving the life of a man who had fallen unconscious outdoors by giving him a heart massage. This student had just learned how to perform a heart massage in a junior high school class the day before, and his quick decision saved his life.
Tokyo High Court ruling that only eldest daughter born before gender change recognizes parent-child relationship
A woman who was born as a male and changed her family register was contested over whether she could recognize her two daughters as fathers, who she had with frozen sperm before undergoing gender reassignment surgery. The Tokyo High Court ruled that only the eldest daughter, who was born before the gender change, had a legal parent-child relationship.
“Early convocation of an extraordinary Diet session. Negative behavior is disrespectful to the Diet.” Representative Izumi Ritsumin
Concerning the former Unification Church, Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDP) representative Izumi said that the relationship between the Kishida Cabinet's three political executives and the church side has been revealed one after another, and the government and ruling parties have not shown a willingness to respond to the early convocation of an extraordinary Diet session. He criticized it for trying to escape from criticism and neglecting the Diet.
Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kato “Relationships with former Unification Church-affiliated organizations: neatly organized”
Regarding the relationship with the former Unification Church, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Kato once again explained that he had paid membership fees for social gatherings to related organizations. I emphasized the idea to avoid it.
[Video] White smoke rises near a residential area in Izumi Ward, Yokohama
This is a video taken from the veranda of an apartment near Ryokuen-toshi Station on the Sotetsu Line in Izumi Ward, Yokohama City, just after 10:00 am on the 19th.
Smartphone payment "d payment" continues to be difficult to use on some terminals NTT DoCoMo
With the smartphone payment service "d payment" provided by NTT DoCoMo, after 10:00 am on the 19th, troubles that make it difficult to use some terminals have occurred, and the company is investigating the spread and cause of the impact.
Demilitarization of Ukraine Zaporizhia nuclear power plant Russia refuses
Regarding the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in the southeastern part of Ukraine, which is controlled by the Russian military, the Russian side has shown its intention to reject UN Secretary-General Guterres and others' claims to demilitarize it, and the international community has expressed interest in nuclear power plants. There is a series of voices of criticism that it is used as a shield.
Car collision with nursery school children in Ginowan, Okinawa 7 children transported to hospital
On the morning of the 19th, at a pedestrian crossing in Ginowan City, Okinawa Prefecture, a light passenger car crashed into a pushcart with a nursery school child on board, and seven children were transported to the hospital. According to the police, there are no seriously injured children at this time. The police arrested the driver of the light passenger car and are investigating the situation at the time.
“AOKI sponsors for 500 million yen” official decision was announced more than a year ago
In the bribery case in which the former director of the organizing committee and the former chairman of the major men's clothing company AOKI Holdings were arrested over the sponsorship contract for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, executives of the organizing committee said, "It has been more than a year since the official decision. A while ago, a former director told us that ``AOKI intends to sponsor with a donation of 500 million yen,'' he explained to those around him. The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's Special Investigation Department is believed to be investigating the former director's role in selecting Aoki's sponsor. The former director has denied the charges against the investigation.
Multiple reports of ``explosive sound'' in Izumi Ward, Yokohama Police and firefighters investigate cause
After 10:00 am on the 19th, a report was received in Izumi Ward, Yokohama, saying that there was an explosion, and police and fire departments are investigating the cause. There are no reports of injuries, etc.
North Korea General Secretary's sister 'It's the ultimate in stupidity' Rejection of South Korean president's proposal
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, said, ``Absolutely no opponent'' of South Korean President Yoon Sung-ryul's offer to provide economic aid in return for denuclearization. I will not do it," and rejected the proposal.
CFO of ex-President Trump-affiliated company pleads guilty to tax evasion
The defendant, who was the chief financial officer of a real estate company run by former President Trump before he took office, pleaded guilty to charges related to tax evasion. The New York state court will respond to plea bargaining if the defendant testifies truthfully in future trials, and it will be interesting to see if he will testify about Mr. Trump's involvement.
SNS companies strengthen measures to prevent the spread of misinformation before the US midterm elections
With less than three months until the midterm elections in the United States, major social media companies are launching measures one after another to prevent the spread of false information about the election.
Consumer price index rose 2.4% in July, exceeding 2% for 4 consecutive months
The consumer price index for last month and July, which looks at the price movements of goods and services consumed at home, exceeded the same month last year by 2.4%, excluding fresh food, which fluctuates greatly depending on the weather. This is the fourth consecutive month that the 2% target set by the government and the Bank of Japan has been exceeded, mainly due to rising electricity and gas prices and food prices, and prices continue to rise.
Measures such as adding 1.8 million doses of vaccine to the spread of monkeypox infection in the United States
In the United States, where monkeypox continues to spread, the government has announced measures such as distributing an additional 1.8 million doses of vaccine to each region.
NIPPON STEEL Detects cyanide exceeding the standard Not reported to the prefecture for 3 years Chiba
From June to July this year, cyanide exceeding the standard was detected at Nippon Steel's steelworks in Chiba Prefecture, where the poisonous cyanide leaked one after another, but it was reported to the prefecture. It turns out it wasn't. Nippon Steel apologized for the inappropriateness of this response, which had been ongoing for at least three years.
France's heat wave turns to heavy rain damage and deaths in Corsica, a tourist destination
Europe has been sweltering hot this summer, but in France this week, the weather has turned into rough weather with heavy rains. However, the French government is busy responding to a series of natural disasters.
[Updated as needed] Russia invades Ukraine (movement on the 19th)
Russia's military aggression against Ukraine continues. Fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces continues across Ukraine, forcing thousands of civilians to flee the country. We will keep you updated on developments regarding the situation in Ukraine on the 19th (Japan time), including the situation of the fighting and the diplomacy of the countries concerned. (There is a time difference of 6 hours between Japan and Ukraine and Moscow, Russia)
[Video] "Fireball" observed over a wide area including Kanto
On the night of the 18th, a phenomenon called a fireball, which shines particularly brightly among shooting stars, was observed in a wide area such as the Kanto region.
Bribery case of former director of the Organizing Committee “Consulting fee” may be significantly reduced at the end of the Olympics
In a bribery case involving the arrest of a former director of the organizing committee and the former chairman of major menswear company Aoki Holdings over the sponsorship contract for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Aoki paid monthly consulting fees to the former director's company. Interviews with people involved revealed that the amount was significantly reduced from 1 million yen since October last year. In response to the investigation, one of AOKI's executives stated that "the closing of the Tokyo Games was one of the reasons for the reduction," so the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office said that the consulting fee was actually related to the Tokyo Games. It is believed that it was a bribe and they are investigating.
Government and ruling parties do not respond to the early convocation of an extraordinary Diet session over the former Unification Church issue
Regarding the former Unification Church, the opposition parties called for an extraordinary session of the Diet, but the government and ruling parties did not respond to an early convocation. We will address this by reviewing the