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IMF Loans Approximately $2.9 Billion to Sri Lanka in Economic Crisis Agreed at Working Level

2022-09-01 22:40:00
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced that it has reached a working-level agreement to lend approximately $2.9 billion over four years to Sri Lanka, an island nation in the Indian Ocean that is in economic crisis. Going forward, the focus will be on whether discussions with China, Japan, and other countries on debt restructuring can lead to economic recovery.

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[Explanation by a weather forecaster] Typhoon No. 11 may approach Sakishima Islands in Okinawa

2022-09-01 21:28:00
Violent Typhoon No. 11 is expected to remain stationary in the waters south of Okinawa over the next two days, then move northward and approach the Sakishima Islands on the next three days. The Sakishima Islands are expected to experience violent winds and storms on the 3rd, so please be on the lookout for strong winds and high waves and make early preparations. Weather forecaster Kimiharu Saida explains the course of future typhoons and points to watch out for. (The video is 2 minutes and 21 seconds. It cannot be viewed on data broadcasting.)

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Female victim of molestation announces name and press conference ``There is no need for victims to be ashamed''

2022-09-01 21:04:00
A woman who was molested on a train and injured by a man who tried to escape has announced her name and attended an unusual press conference as a victim of a sexual crime. The woman is a lawyer who supports victims, and she said, "I want people to know that real people have been hurt and that victims need not be ashamed of being sexually assaulted."

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Typhoon No. 11 Okinawa May approach Sakishima Islands Western-Northern Japan Atmospheric instability

2022-09-01 20:52:00
Violent Typhoon No. 11 is expected to remain stationary in the waters south of Okinawa over the next two days, then move northward and approach the Sakishima Islands on the next three days. The Sakishima Islands are expected to experience violent winds and storms on the 3rd, so please be on the lookout for strong winds and high waves and make early preparations. On the other hand, due to the influence of fronts and moist air, the atmospheric conditions from western Japan to northern Japan have become unstable, and localized very heavy rain is falling.

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School bus deliberately repeats sudden braking Minor injury to children Otaru, Hokkaido

2022-09-01 20:37:00
Last month, it was found that a school bus driver deliberately repeatedly braked suddenly on the grounds of an elementary school in Otaru, Hokkaido, and several children on board suffered minor injuries to their necks. The driver told the city board of education that he was trying to quiet the children who were making noise in the car, so the police will investigate on suspicion of injury.

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The amount of damage caused by fraudulent use of credit cards is the highest ever How to prevent damage?

2022-09-01 19:51:00
According to the Japan Credit Association, the amount of damage caused by unauthorized use of credit cards last year (2021) was over 33 billion yen, the highest ever. The amount of damage from January to the end of March reached more than 10 billion yen, which is the highest pace ever. Against this backdrop, a meeting was held to discuss countermeasures at which e-commerce site operating companies and others gathered to discuss new anti-fraud mechanisms and the need for information sharing among companies.

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Hieizan Enryakuji Temple "Tsubakido" Shiga

2022-09-01 19:32:00
At Enryakuji Temple on Mt.

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Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant Departure from IAEA is focused on whether information on shelling can be investigated

2022-09-01 19:25:00
In order to ensure the safety of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in the southeastern part of Ukraine, a team of experts from the IAEA = International Atomic Energy Agency will depart from the surrounding towns to the nuclear power plant, and the investigation is expected to start on the 1st. However, in the area around the nuclear power plant, there have been reports of shelling since morning, and one of the reactors in operation has been shut down due to a safety device. It is

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The end of the rainy season from Kyushu to Kanto Koshin will be reviewed in late July Japan Meteorological Agency

2022-09-01 17:17:00
The timing of the end of the rainy season, which was announced as the earliest in observation history, has been greatly revised. The Japan Meteorological Agency announced that the end of the rainy season from Kyushu to Kanto-Koshin, which was supposed to be in late June, was in late July, nearly a month later. On the other hand, we concluded that we could not identify the end of the rainy season in Tohoku and Hokuriku, where record heavy rains continued until August.

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Weapons such as metal bats Arrested 3 people in conflict case Tokyo Musashimurayama

2022-09-01 16:54:00
In November last year, there was a conflict between two groups, including boys, in a park in Musashimurayama City, Tokyo, and the Metropolitan Police Department prepared weapons such as metal bats in advance. was arrested on suspicion of preparing a weapon. Both deny the allegations.

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Japan-Korea relations "bad" Japan 39%, South Korea 64% improved Private opinion poll

2022-09-01 16:22:00
According to a public opinion poll jointly conducted by private organizations in Japan and South Korea, more than 39% of the Japanese and more than 64% of the South Koreans answered that the current Japan-South Korea relationship is "bad," both of which have improved since last year. did.

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South Korea's BTS members exempt from military service

2022-09-01 14:32:00
South Korea's defense minister has said he will consider conducting an opinion poll on exemption from military service for members of the globally active Korean male idol group BTS. However, there are voices of opposition to such a policy, and the Korean government is being forced to take a difficult response as the deadline for the oldest member's enlistment approaches.

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Stock price temporarily drops by more than 500 yen Prolonged tightening of US monetary policy Concerns about economic slowdown

2022-09-01 14:20:00
In the Tokyo stock market on the 1st, selling orders were issued for a wide range of stocks, and the Nikkei Stock Average temporarily fell by more than 500 yen. There is growing concern that the monetary tightening by the Federal Reserve Board, the central bank of the United States, will be prolonged, leading to a slowdown in the economy, and sell orders are spreading in the Tokyo market following the New York market.

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[Updated as needed] Russia invades Ukraine (movement on September 1)

2022-09-01 14:01:00
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 in Ukraine on September 1st (Japan time), including the battle situation and the diplomacy of the countries concerned. (There is a time difference of 6 hours between Japan and Ukraine and Moscow, Russia)

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Serena Williams, who suggests retirement at the US Open, breaks the second place in the world

2022-09-01 12:53:00
One of the four major tennis tournaments, the US Open, is the second round of the women's singles, and former world champion Serena Williams of the United States, who is suggesting retirement as long as this tournament, beats the Estonian player who is ranked second in the world. We defeated them with a set count of 2 to 1 and advanced to the third round.

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Shohei Ohtani 30th reversal three-run HR 2nd consecutive 30th is the first Japanese player

2022-09-01 12:32:00
On the 31st, Major League Baseball Angels Shohei Otani started the game against the Yankees as No. 3 and designated hitter, and hit a three-run home run, which will be the 30th of the season, in the 3rd at-bat of the 6th inning, chasing 2 points. With this, he became the first Japanese player in the major leagues to reach 30 home runs for the second consecutive year.

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Osaka woman's murder case adopted child suspect cardiopulmonary arrest at detention facility

2022-09-01 12:04:00
A former employee of a life insurance company who was arrested for murdering a woman who was adopting a child in Takatsuki City, Osaka, was found in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest at the detention facility of the police station on the morning of the 1st and was rushed to the emergency room. I learned this from interviews with the police. Police are investigating the details of the alleged suicide attempt.

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UN “Serious Human Rights Violations in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region” Report

2022-09-01 11:54:00
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights released a report on the human rights situation in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, pointing out that "severe human rights violations are being carried out under the guise of counter-terrorism measures," etc. We are calling for the release of the detained Uyghurs and others.

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Disaster prevention day Simultaneous closure drill for major roads in Tokyo Anticipated earthquake directly below Tokyo

2022-09-01 11:38:00
On the 1st of "Disaster Prevention Day", a large-scale drill was held to simultaneously close more than 90 intersections throughout Tokyo, assuming an earthquake directly beneath the capital.

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Food price hikes This year, the cumulative total of over 20,000 items is most likely to be scheduled for October

2022-09-01 11:36:00
Major domestic manufacturers have already raised prices this year due to soaring raw material prices and the depreciation of the yen, or are planning to raise prices by the end of the year. was found by a private credit research company.

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Pakistan floods fear of spreading infectious disease due to deterioration of sanitary environment

2022-09-01 10:10:00
In the affected areas of Pakistan, where more than 1,100 people have died due to floods caused by heavy rains, there is still a shortage of food and medicine, and there is a risk of infectious diseases spreading due to the deterioration of the sanitary environment. I am calling for your support again.

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Today is "Disaster Prevention Day," and drills for a Nankai Trough megathrust earthquake

2022-09-01 09:28:00
September 1st is Disaster Prevention Day. This year's government's comprehensive disaster drill was conducted assuming a huge earthquake in the Nankai Trough, and confirmed the country's initial response and cooperation in the midst of damage caused by severe shaking and tsunami over a wide area. This time, for the first time, we also confirmed the procedure for calling for preparations for the occurrence of further large earthquakes.

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Yen exchange rate hits the mid-139 yen level against the US dollar, the lowest level in 24 years

2022-09-01 09:12:00
In the Tokyo foreign exchange market on the 1st, the yen depreciated, and the yen exchange rate temporarily fell to the mid-139 yen level to the dollar, marking the lowest level since 1998 in about 24 years. At the meeting to decide the monetary policy of the United States to be held this month, there is a growing view that the interest rate will continue to be raised significantly, and there is a growing movement to buy the dollar and sell the yen, which is expected to have a high yield.

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Ukraine to apply for UNESCO World Heritage site for historic center of Odesa

2022-09-01 09:09:00
UNESCO = The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has announced that it has been informed by the Ukrainian government of its policy to apply for registration of the "Historic Center" of Odesa, a port city in southern Ukraine, as a World Heritage Site. We are committed to protecting the

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Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

2022-09-01 08:38:00
In the future, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has decided to allow five occupations such as dentists and clinical laboratory technologists to be vaccinated as special cases in the event that a new infectious disease occurs and it is difficult to secure doctors and nurses.

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[Explanation by a weather forecaster] Typhoon No. 11 approaching the Sakishima Islands the day after tomorrow

2022-09-01 08:00:00
A very strong typhoon No. 11 is moving southwest on the sea south of Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture, so please be cautious of high waves and strong winds in the Sakishima Islands. In addition, the typhoon will move south of Okinawa after this and move slowly, but after that it will move north, and depending on the course of the typhoon, there is a possibility that storms will hit the Sakishima Islands after the 1st and the main island of Okinawa after the 3rd. there is. In particular, there is a risk of strong winds blowing on the Sakishima Islands on the 3rd. Please pay close attention to the latest information. Yasuhiro Hiyama, a weather forecaster, explains the path of future typhoons. [Video: 1 minute 36 seconds] (Not available on data broadcasting)

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Today is "Disaster Prevention Day," and drills for a Nankai Trough megathrust earthquake

2022-09-01 07:59:00
September 1st is Disaster Prevention Day. This year's government's comprehensive disaster prevention drill assumes that a huge earthquake in the Nankai Trough occurred and that a wide range of western and eastern Japan was hit by violent shaking and a large tsunami. We will confirm the procedure to call for preparations for the occurrence of further mega-earthquakes.

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21 years after Kabukicho building fire, bereaved families donate flowers, case remains unsolved

2022-09-01 07:33:00
September 1 marks 21 years since the building fire in Kabukicho, Tokyo, in which 44 people died. On the night of the 31st, the bereaved family visited the site of the building and laid flowers to mourn the victims.

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Unknown "reservoir collapse" more than 50,000 places nationwide Human damage fear

2022-09-01 07:10:00
September 1st is Disaster Prevention Day. There are more than 50,000 agricultural ponds in Japan that are close to residential areas and could cause human damage if they burst. Of these, in a reservoir in Yamagata Prefecture, it was found that due to record heavy rains in early August, nearby residents were unable to evacuate because their houses were flooded without knowing that the pond had collapsed.

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Ishikawa Strict vigilance against localized heavy rains and landslides mainly in the Noto region

2022-09-01 06:57:00
In Ishikawa Prefecture, the atmospheric conditions have become unstable, and there are localized heavy rains accompanied by thunder, mainly in the Noto region. Ishikawa Prefecture and the Kanazawa Local Meteorological Observatory are calling for strict vigilance by issuing landslide warning information to Wajima City and Suzu City.

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Venice International Film Festival opens, "LOVE LIFE" and "Aru Otoko" nominated

2022-09-01 06:40:00
The Venice International Film Festival in Italy, one of the three major film festivals in the world, has started, and in the competition section that competes for the best award, a work by Koji Fukada, a young film director representing Japan, has been nominated, and the award-winning film. attention is focused on the announcement of

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Relations between the former Unification Church and LDP lawmakers Prime Minister Kishida's apology is not expected to calm down

2022-09-01 05:50:00
Regarding the relationship with the former Unification Church, Prime Minister Kishida apologized for the concerns and suspicions of LDP lawmakers, including cabinet ministers, and emphasized that the party will respond strictly. On the other hand, the opposition party is prepared to continue to pursue the LDP's response as insufficient, and it is unclear whether the situation will calm down.

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Confectionery, frozen food, dining out, games... Price hikes in September

2022-09-01 05:29:00
In response to soaring raw material and energy prices, prices of foodstuffs familiar to our daily lives will continue to rise in September. The burden on household budgets is likely to increase.

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Today is "Disaster Prevention Day," and drills for a Nankai Trough megathrust earthquake

2022-09-01 04:46:00
September 1st is Disaster Prevention Day. This year's government's comprehensive disaster prevention drills were conducted on the assumption that a huge earthquake in the Nankai Trough occurred and that a wide range of western and eastern Japan was hit by violent shaking and a large tsunami, and the country's initial response and the occurrence of further huge earthquakes. Check the procedure for calling for preparations for

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