U.S. NATO ambassador shows a posture to check the use of Russia's nuclear force
In an exclusive interview with NHK, the U.S. ambassador stationed at NATO headquarters in Belgium commented on Russian President Vladimir Putin's willingness to use nuclear forces, saying, "So far, there has been no particular change in the situation in Russia. I can't see you," he said. After that, the ambassador said, ``If Russia decides to use nuclear forces, we are ready,'' and showed a stance to keep Russia in check.
Nishikyushu Shinkansen opens on 23rd connecting Nagasaki and Takeo Onsen Station in Saga
The Nishikyushu Shinkansen, which connects Nagasaki Station and Takeo Onsen Station in Saga Prefecture, will open on September 23rd, and the first train will depart after 6:00 am. With the opening of the Shinkansen, which was realized nearly half a century after the plan, it seems that the focus will be on whether the area can be revitalized.
China's former top justice minister sentenced to death with reprieve Tightening before party convention
A Chinese court has handed down a suspended death sentence to a former justice ministry chief for allegedly taking huge bribes. The former top leader has a long career in the police and judiciary, which is said to have been hostile to President Xi Jinping, and the Xi Jinping leadership is believed to be tightening the internal party ahead of next month's Communist Party Congress.
Kansai Electric Power Takahama Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 and 4 ``Special Inspection'' to Operate for Over 40 Years
Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. announced on the 22nd that the operation period of Units 3 and 4 of the Takahama Nuclear Power Station in Takahama Town, Fukui Prefecture, which has been in operation for 37 years, will be extended to 40 years in principle by law. He announced that he has started a special inspection.
Hitomi Soga appeals for all abductees to return to Japan 20 years before returning to Japan Fukui
Before next month marks the 20th anniversary of the return of five victims abducted by North Korea, Hitomi Soga, one of the victims who returned to Japan, gave a lecture in Obama City, Fukui Prefecture. I appealed for the early return of all the victims.
Yen exchange rate Market intervention by the government and the Bank of Japan temporarily pushes the yen to the lower 140 yen level
In the Tokyo foreign exchange market on the 22nd, as the yen depreciated to the upper 145 yen level to the dollar, the government and the Bank of Japan decided to intervene in the market by selling the dollar and buying the yen in order to stop the rapid depreciation of the yen. , the yen appreciated rapidly to the first half of the 140 yen range.
What is the effect?
The government and the Bank of Japan decided to intervene in the market by selling the dollar and buying the yen in order to stop the rapid depreciation of the yen. This is the first time in 24 years and 3 months since June 1998, when the yen depreciated in the middle of Japan's financial crisis. Why did you intervene at this timing? Cap Shimomura, who is in charge of the Bank of Japan, explains the effects of the intervention. (The video is 3 minutes and 21 seconds. Not available on data broadcasting.)
When we interviewed 67 local governments, including prefectures and ordinance-designated cities, about whether to express condolences at the state funeral of former Prime Minister Abe on the 27th of next week, more than 80% of the 57 local governments lowered their flags to half-staff. Two local governments answered that they would raise it and that they would not show condolences. On the other hand, eight local governments are "under consideration."
Three bodies from the car A man and two sons are forced to commit suicide Kanagawa Yokosuka
On the 21st, the police investigated in detail the three people who were found dead in a burned car in a park parking lot in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, and found that the cause of death was due to fire. Police are confirming that the man who owns the car and his two sons are the suspects, and are investigating the possibility of a suicide attempt.
Yakult Murakami Munetaka No. 56 [Breaking news] Missed the second at-bat and struck out
Yakult Murakami Munetaka, a professional baseball player who has been standing five games before the 56th home run of the season, which is the most for Japanese players, is challenging to break the record in the Chunichi match at Jingu Stadium, his home ground, on the night of the 22nd. In this game, he started in 4th. We will report on the state of the game with a focus on Murakami's turn at bat.
Government/Bank of Japan market intervention in rapid yen depreciation Sell dollar for the first time in 24 years Buy yen intervention
In response to the fact that the yen has depreciated to the upper 145 yen level to the dollar in the foreign exchange market, the government and the Bank of Japan have decided to intervene in the market by selling the dollar and buying the yen in order to stop the rapid depreciation of the yen. rice field. This is the first time in 24 years and 3 months since June 1998, when the yen depreciated in the middle of Japan's financial crisis.
Former Prime Minister Abe "State Funeral" 217 countries and regions Intention to attend from international organizations
The government announced that by the 21st, 217 countries and regions, as well as international organizations, had expressed their intention to attend the "state funeral" of former Prime Minister Abe. A total of about 700 people attended, of which 35 are current leaders, including Vice President Harris of the United States.
Gasoline retail price drops for the first time in three weeks, nationwide average 169.7 yen per liter
The nationwide average retail price of regular gasoline this week was 169.7 yen per liter, falling for the first time in three weeks.
Concrete discussions begin over the government's "nuclear power utilization policy" Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is discussing specific initiatives related to the extension of the operating period of nuclear power plants and the development and construction of next-generation nuclear reactors, which the government announced last month that it will consider the realization of a decarbonized society. started with the council of
[Breaking news] Soon, Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda's press conference How to deal with rising prices?
The Bank of Japan has decided to maintain its large-scale monetary easing measures. Ahead of the Bank of Japan meeting, the US Fed and Federal Reserve Board decided to raise interest rates significantly to keep record inflation in check. The interest rate gap between Japan and the United States is widening. The difference in policy direction is even more pronounced. Immediately after the Bank of Japan announced its monetary policy, the yen depreciated to the 145 yen level to the dollar for the first time in 24 years. Governor Kuroda says that monetary easing is still necessary for economic expansion accompanied by wage increases. However, monetary easing accelerated the depreciation of the yen. Further price hikes could have a direct impact on people's livelihoods. How does Governor Kuroda intend to deal with this? He will be breaking the press conference starting at 3:30pm.
``Preparing to launch a new submarine capable of carrying North Korean SLBM?'' Satellite photo analysis
A US research group has analyzed satellite photos of a shipyard in eastern North Korea and has shown that North Korea is preparing to launch a new submarine that is believed to be able to carry SLBM = submarine-launched ballistic missiles. rice field.
Emergency EU Foreign Ministers' Meeting agrees on sanctions against Russia and continuation of military aid to Ukraine
In response to Russian President Putin's willingness to use nuclear forces, the EU = European Union will hold an emergency foreign ministers' meeting and continue to impose sanctions on Russia and military support to Ukraine. agreed.
Komei Deputy Representative of the North "State Funeral" "The Prime Minister and the Government Should Explain Everything"
Regarding former Prime Minister Abe's "state funeral", the deputy representative of the north side of the Komeito Party indicated that the government, including Prime Minister Kishida, should give an explanation, saying that the public's understanding has not progressed sufficiently.
British Prime Minister Truss Speech at UN General Assembly “Strengthening Confrontation with Russia and China”
In his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, British Prime Minister Truss stated that he "supports freedom, sovereignty and democracy," and indicated that he would continue to provide full support to Ukraine and further strengthen his confrontational stance with Russia and China. rice field.
Yamaguchi Abu Municipal government erroneous transfer of benefits Settlement between town and defendant in civil court
The town of Abu, Yamaguchi Prefecture, has been indicted for transferring the government benefits to another account in the problem of mistakenly transferring the government benefits. In the civil trial, a settlement was reached on the 22nd on the condition that the defendant apologized and paid more than 3.47 million yen as a settlement money.
President Biden accuses Russia of violating UN Charter in speech at UN
President Biden of the United States made a speech at the United Nations General Assembly, accusing Russia of continuing military aggression against Ukraine, ``The permanent members of the United Nations Security Council tried to erase sovereign nations from the map,'' and President Putin said that nuclear forces He also strongly criticized the fact that he was ready to use the nuclear weapon, saying, "It's a reckless statement that ignores the responsibility of the nuclear non-proliferation regime."
Major League Shohei Otani Full participation in 3rd DH Hit 7 games in a row
Major League Baseball Angels Shohei Otani made a full appearance as a designated hitter in the Rangers game, and hit seven games in a row with a severe batted ball.
Tokyo nursing home resident death case staff wanted for murder
At a special nursing home for the elderly in Kita Ward, Tokyo, a 92-year-old female resident was assaulted and died, in addition to breaking her chest and arms, the woman was also burned by boiling water on her face and upper body. I found out that A 50-year-old staff member who has been out of touch has been arrested on suspicion of assault and murder of a woman, and has been wanted nationwide.
Yen exchange rate fell to the 145 yen level against the dollar for the first time in 24 years, dropping about 30 yen from the beginning of the year
In the Tokyo foreign exchange market on the 22nd, the depreciation of the yen accelerated further immediately after the Bank of Japan announced its monetary policy, and the yen exchange rate fell to the 145 yen level to the dollar. Since 1998, the yen has fallen about 30 yen since the beginning of the year, the lowest level in about 24 years. The Federal Reserve Board, which is the central bank of the United States, has decided to raise interest rates significantly to curb record-breaking inflation. The movement to buy the expected dollar is intensifying.
Bank of Japan maintains large-scale monetary easing at meeting to decide monetary policy
The Bank of Japan decided to maintain a large-scale monetary easing policy by setting short-term interest rates to negative and long-term interest rates to about 0% at the monetary policy meeting held until the 22nd. The American Fed = Federal Reserve Board decided to raise the interest rate significantly before dawn on the 22nd of Japan time, and the difference in policy between Japan and the United States will stand out even more.
Tropical cyclone is expected to become a typhoon, approaching the Pacific Ocean during the three consecutive holidays
A tropical cyclone over the sea south of Japan is expected to develop into a typhoon by the 23rd and approach the Pacific side of eastern Japan from western Japan from Saturday to Sunday on the 24th during the three-day holiday period. There is a risk of heavy rain in the Tokai, Kinki, and Kanto-Koshin areas, and caution is required against landslides and flooding of low-lying land.
G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting A series of serious concerns about Russia's reserve mobilization announcement
While Russia's invasion of Ukraine was protracted, the G7 (7 major countries) foreign ministers' meeting was held, and Russia announced that it would partially mobilize its reserve forces, leading to continued support for Ukraine. confirmed.
U.S.-UK summit agrees to support Ukraine and reduce dependence on China and Russia
President Biden of the United States and Prime Minister Truss of the United Kingdom held their first face-to-face summit meeting in New York, working closely together on assistance to Ukraine, etc., and the situation in which many countries are economically dependent on China and Russia. We agreed to change.
In response to President Putin's announcement of the mobilization of reserve personnel, there is also a movement to explore leaving the country
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that he will partially mobilize reserves for soldiers dispatched to Ukraine, and there are movements in Russia to seek to leave the country to avoid being dispatched to the battlefield.
New York Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Former President Trump
The New York State Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against Trump and his children, alleging that the real estate company he ran before he took office engaged in fraudulent financial transactions. did. He could prove to be another blow for Trump, who has expressed his willingness to run for president the year after next, and interest is focused on the outcome of the lawsuit.
Iran woman arrested for wearing a scarf killed in protest demonstration
Protests have spread across the country following the death of an Iranian woman who was arrested for wearing a scarf. Local media reports that a total of six people died in clashes between demonstrators and security officials, and there is no prospect of the turmoil converging.
President Volodymyr Zelensky says 'Russia wants war' in UN video speech
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky makes a video address to the United Nations General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York, urging Russia to partially mobilize its reserves and begin what it calls a "referendum" in areas it controls in Ukraine. "Because Russia wants war," he said, calling for support for Ukraine.
Bombardment at Zaporizhia nuclear power plant again Damaged power supply cable IAEA
The IAEA = International Atomic Energy Agency said that there was another shelling at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, where shelling continued and safety concerns were spreading, and that the cables that supply the power necessary to cool the reactor were damaged. I once again appealed for the need to ensure safety.
Convenience store ``guests are rampaging'' report Police shooting Suspect is seriously ill Kobe
In the early hours of the 22nd, at a convenience store in Kobe City, a police officer rushed to the scene after receiving a report that a customer was acting violently. . Police said at least one of the shots hit the suspect, seriously injuring him.
Nikkei stock average price drop Received the flow of a significant drop in the NY market due to the Fed rate hike
On the Tokyo stock market on the 22nd, the Fed, the central bank of the United States, decided to raise interest rates significantly, raising concerns about an economic slowdown. Prices have dropped and trading has begun.
Tokyo market Yen exchange rate 1 dollar = 144 yen range Following the decision of the US Fed to raise interest rates significantly
In the Tokyo foreign exchange market on the 22nd, the FRB = Federal Reserve Board, which is the central bank of the United States, decided to raise interest rates significantly, so there was a move to buy the dollar and sell the yen, and the yen exchange rate was 1 dollar = 144. It is traded on the round table.
[Updated as needed] Russia invades Ukraine (movement on September 22)
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 the developments regarding the situation in Ukraine on the 22nd (Japan time), such as 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)
US Fed decides to raise interest rates by 0.75% for the third time in a row
The Federal Reserve Board, the central bank of the United States, decided to raise interest rates by 0.75% at a meeting held until the 21st. The BOJ made an unprecedented 0.75% interest rate hike three times in a row, further clarifying its stance of keeping record inflation under control.
Federer announces retirement from tennis: 'It was a wonderful trip'
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, who announced his retirement this month and was the former world number one in men's tennis, held a press conference in London, England. I spoke.
Prime Minister Kishida held talks with South Korean President Yun, agreeing to resolve pending issues and develop relations
Prime Minister Kishida, who is visiting New York, held talks with South Korean President Yoon Seong-yeol, and, bearing in mind the issue of "recruitment" during the Pacific War, resolved outstanding issues between the two countries and strengthened Japan-South Korea relations. We agreed to restore and develop a healthy relationship.
President Putin threatens with reserve mobilization and nuclear force Western side criticizes
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he would partially mobilize reserves for soldiers to be dispatched to Ukraine, and threatened the United States and Europe with a readiness to use nuclear forces. From the 23rd, the Putin administration plans to start activities that it calls a "referendum" with the aim of unilaterally annexing the areas it controls in Ukraine, and the Western side is intensifying criticism.
Government Status of dissemination of My Number Card Policy to reflect in subsidy distribution
In an effort to popularize My Number cards, the government has decided to reflect the spread of cards in each municipality in the distribution of subsidies to be newly established next fiscal year.
On the day of the national funeral, classes at elementary and junior high schools in Chiyoda Ward will be shortened due to traffic congestion expected
In Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, where the state funeral of former Prime Minister Abe will be held, traffic congestion is expected in the ward on the 27th, the day of the state funeral, and the Board of Education has instructed elementary and junior high schools around the venue to shorten classes and go online. I have issued a notice requesting consideration of classes, etc. In response to this, some elementary schools are actually planning to take such measures.