U.S. and Russian defense leaders hold phone call to discuss Ukrainian situation
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on the 21st that Defense Minister Shoigu had a telephone conversation with US Defense Secretary Austin. "We discussed pressing international security issues, including the situation in Ukraine," he said. The U.S. Department of Defense also announced that they had a telephone conversation, saying, ``Secretary Austin emphasized the importance of maintaining lines of communication as the invasion of Ukraine continues.'' Defense Minister Shoigu and Secretary Austin held a telephone talk for the first time in May this year after Russia's military invasion of Ukraine, and at this time the US side requested an immediate ceasefire, etc., but the difference in opinion was not filled. .
Both that and this are expensive! Familiar items have a high rate of increase and feel more burdensome than the numbers
The September consumer price index, which looks at the price movements of goods and services consumed at home, exceeded the same month last year by 3%, excluding fresh food, which fluctuates greatly depending on the weather. The 3% rate of increase is the first level in 31 years and 1 month, excluding the impact of the consumption tax hike. With this rise in prices, many people are saying that it is becoming difficult to make ends meet. A closer look at what items have risen by how much shows that items with high rates of increase include many familiar items such as food and energy, and the sense of burden on household budgets is greater than the figure of 3%.
Prime Minister Kishida arrives in Australia for Japan-Australia summit meeting tomorrow
Prime Minister Kishida arrived in Australia on the 21st. He will attend a summit meeting on the 22nd, and with China in mind, he will issue a new joint declaration on security cooperation between the two countries, and will also confirm cooperation for the stable supply of natural resources and energy.
Prime Minister Truss announces resignation
British Prime Minister Truss announced his resignation on the 20th, just one and a half months after taking office. Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson is also being considered as a candidate to replace him. Why did Prime Minister Truss resign? I will explain the background and the movements surrounding the next prime minister who will succeed him. (Gen Matsumoto, Reporter, International Department)
Featured Successor Personnel [Economic Column]
With less than half a year remaining in the term of office of Governor Kuroda of the Bank of Japan, the selection of his successor is in full swing. Personnel affairs over the top of the Bank of Japan, which governs monetary policy as the "keeper of prices." I will explain how to choose in the first place and what kind of person is suitable. (Economic Department reporter Keiichiro Furuichi)
Judging from the voices of death row inmates: Is the death penalty announced on the day of death or in advance?
The current operation of the country that does not inform death row prisoners until just before the execution. Sixty-seven years ago, in a civil trial in which the right or wrong of this issue was contested, advance notice was given, and a death row inmate who was informed of his execution met with his family, said goodbye, and spoke words of regret in his own voice. Recorded voice data has been submitted.
Draft Hiroshima 3rd place nominee Takehisa Masuda “Fulfilling the dream of two years old”
"I was excited and nervous while watching. I'm so happy." He was nominated in 3rd place in the draft from Hiroshima with a fastball of 153 km and a fork ball of around 140 km. He graduated from high school, university and public school and has nothing to do with the national competition. Furthermore, when he was in his fourth year of college, Masuda experienced the omission of the nomination and thought about quitting baseball once. Fulfilling his two-year-old dream, he jumps into the professional world as a ready-to-use pitcher. (Interviewed by Ryudai Kanazawa, Sports News Department)
London exchange market temporary 1 dollar = 151 yen level Renewed the weak yen level for the first time in 32 years
In the London foreign exchange market on the 21st, the yen weakened further against the backdrop of the view that the pace of interest rate hikes in the United States would accelerate. Updated standards. With long-term interest rates in the United States rising to the 4.2% level for the first time in about 14 years, investors are again aware of the interest rate differential between Japan and the United States, and dollar buying and yen selling are progressing.
Yen depreciation does not stop Fan heater 8000 yen price increase The site is now...
In addition to rising prices due to soaring raw material prices, the rapidly depreciating yen is having a variety of impacts on our lives. At home centers, about 30% of the products have been raised in price. Some university students have been forced to change their study abroad destinations due to the soaring cost of studying abroad. On the other hand, there is a growing movement to buy Japanese products online from overseas. We interviewed the site where prices are high and the yen is depreciating.
British PM Truss to resign
In the UK, following the announcement of Prime Minister Truss' resignation, it is expected that the leader of the ruling Conservative Party will be decided next week. Local media have reported that former Prime Minister Johnson, who just resigned last month due to a series of scandals, is seeking a return, and attention is focused on that trend.
Southern Kherson Oblast Russian military prepares to attack dam, Ukrainian military warns
In the southern province of Kherson, which Russia has unilaterally annexed, the Ukrainian army counterattacked, and the Russian army is considered to be considering withdrawing troops. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian side remains vigilant that Russian forces may attack a nearby hydroelectric dam.
China Communist Party Congress to close on 22nd, President Xi is sure to enter an unusual third term
The Communist Party Congress, which is held once every five years in China, will reach its final day on the 22nd, and the slogan "Two Establishments", which shows loyalty to President Xi Jinping, will be included in the "Party Constitution", which is the supreme rule. outlook. In addition, it is expected that President Xi will be elected to the newly elected "Central Committee", breaking the custom of "retiring at the age of 68", and it is certain that he will enter an unusual third term as the party leader. .
“Tokio Marine & Nichido” agency Fraudulent insurance premiums totaling over 80 million yen from customers
Major insurance companies "Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance" and "Tokio Marine & Nichido Life Insurance" are multiple agencies that have outsourced sales. It was announced that he had defrauded more than 80 million yen.
Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda ``Price rise is temporary'' indicates continued monetary easing
BOJ Governor Kuroda made a speech at the National Credit Union Convention held in Tokyo, reiterating his understanding that the current price rise was temporary, and stating that he would work toward a stable rise in prices accompanied by wage increases. In response, the Bank showed its willingness to continue with large-scale monetary easing.
Nagoya bus accident driver working long hours beyond the standard To dispose of the operating company
In August this year, a bus overturned and caught fire on a highway in Nagoya City, and the driver who died had repeatedly worked long hours that exceeded national standards for at least two months before the accident. I found out from the interview. The Chubu District Transport Bureau is considering taking administrative action against the operating company for violating the Road Transportation Act.
Earthquake with a seismic intensity of less than 5 in Naraha Town, Fukushima Prefecture No fear of tsunami
At around 3:19 pm on the 21st, there was an earthquake with a seismic intensity of lower 5 in Fukushima Prefecture. There is no tsunami from this earthquake. A seismic intensity of 5 lower was observed in Naraha Town, Fukushima Prefecture. A seismic intensity of 4 was observed in Hirono Town, Tomioka Town, Kawauchi Village, Okuma Town, and Futaba Town in Fukushima Prefecture. In addition, shaking with a seismic intensity of 3 to 1 was observed over a wide area of Tohoku and Kanto and Niigata Prefecture. According to observations by the Japan Meteorological Agency, the epicenter was off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, with a depth of 30 kilometers and an estimated magnitude of 5.1.
Kei Komuro passed the bar exam in New York, USA
Kei Komuro, who married Mako, the eldest daughter of Prince Akishino and his wife, has passed the bar exam in New York, USA, according to an interview with a person involved.
Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress to visit Hyogo Prefecture next month for the national event to create a rich sea
Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress will visit Hyogo Prefecture next month to attend the National Convention for the Creation of Rich Seas.
“Early opening in Japan” ski resort at the foot of Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Susono
The ski resort in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture, which is located at the foot of Mt.
Why is there a canal in Kobe?
At the Hyogo Canal in Kobe City, sightings of stingrays have been happening one after another, and it has become a hot topic in the local area. However, it is said that the local fishermen's cooperative association is having a headache with the sudden "visitor". What the hell is going on? As a reporter from Kobe, I want to confirm this. I immediately went to the scene. (Kazumasa Oda, Reporter, Kobe Broadcasting Station)
Exercise of the right of self-defense ``If other countries launch an attack, the counterattack will be decided individually'' Minister of Defense
Concerning the "counterattack capability" to hit the enemy's missile launch bases, Minister of Defense Hamada stated that Japan can exercise its right of self-defense only when another country launches an armed attack. He showed the idea that it should be judged individually and concretely, such as the situation and the intention of the other party.
Yamagiwa economic revitalization minister and former Unification Church president also photographed in Nagoya and apologized
Regarding the relationship with the former Unification Church, Minister of State for Economic Revitalization Yamagiwa met with President Han Hak-cha at a hotel in Nagoya three years ago and took a group photo. Apologies for making it clear.
[Reporter commentary] British Prime Minister Truss announces resignation as party leader What will happen to his successor?
British Prime Minister Truss has announced that he will step down as leader of the ruling Conservative Party. On top of that, the party leader election will be held next week, and as soon as the next party leader is decided, the prime minister will also resign. This is a commentary by Hiroko Matsuzaki, a reporter from the London bureau, about the reception in the UK and what will happen to his successor.
Former Unification Church Victim Relief Liberal Democratic Party Council of 4 parties including Liberal Democrats meets for the first time
In order to help victims of large donations by the former Unification Church, the first meeting of a council consisting of four parties, including the Liberal Democratic Party and the Constitutional Democratic Party, was held. It seems that the start has been confirmed.
Muroran, Hokkaido Two people collapsed at Nippon Steel North Japan Steel Works, unconscious
According to the police and fire departments, two men who are believed to be employees were found dead at the Nippon Steel North Japan Works factory in Nakamachi, Muroran City, Hokkaido, before noon on the 21st. Two people were rescued and taken to the hospital, but both are said to be unconscious. Both of them were collapsed in the tank in the factory, so the police and the fire department are checking the situation at the time and listening to the people concerned to investigate the detailed cause.
September Domestic shipments of digital home appliances exceed the same month of the previous year for the second consecutive month
Last month's domestic shipments of digital home appliances such as TVs and car navigation systems exceeded the same month of the previous year for the second consecutive month. The main reason for this is that there is a growing tendency to raise product prices due to soaring raw material prices.
Japan-U.S.-Korea uniformed top talks over North Korea "Three countries' cooperation essential"
The heads of uniformed groups of the Self-Defense Forces, the U.S. military, and the South Korean military held talks and discussed the successive ballistic missile launches by North Korea. did.
[Video translated by AI] What did Prime Minister Truss say in his resignation speech?
British Prime Minister Truss has announced that he will step down as leader of the ruling Conservative Party. On top of that, the party leader election will be held next week, and as soon as the next party leader is decided, the prime minister will also resign. His speech in front of the Prime Minister's Office in London was short, lasting one and a half minutes. Please see the video with automatic translation by AI under development. (Not available in data broadcasting)
Musk to take over Twitter reportedly plans to cut 75% of his workforce
American entrepreneur Elon Musk, who is in the process of acquiring social media giant Twitter, plans to cut about 75% of Twitter's workforce in the months following the acquisition, The Washington Post reports. I reported it.
EU and UK to impose sanctions on Iran “Providing drones to Russia”
The EU = European Union and the United Kingdom have decided to impose sanctions on Iran for providing drones to Russia, which continues its military invasion of Ukraine.
Wrestling World Championship Yui Suzaki wins 5 tournaments including gold medal
Tokyo Olympic women's 50-kilogram gold medalist Yui Suzaki won the gold medal at the World Under-23 Wrestling Championships in Spain. Suzaki has won all five competitions, including four world championships, including the age group, and the Olympics.
September consumer price index rises 3%, first level in 31 years excluding the impact of the consumption tax hike
The consumer price index for last month and September, which looks at the price movements of goods and services consumed at home, exceeded the same month last year by 3%, excluding fresh food, which fluctuates greatly depending on the weather. This is the sixth consecutive month that the 2% target set by the government and the Bank of Japan has been exceeded, mainly due to rising prices for electricity, gas, and food. The rate of increase of 3% is the first in eight years since September 2014, and the first level in 31 years and one month since August 1991, excluding the impact of the consumption tax hike.
House of Representatives single-seat constituency “10 increase, 10 decrease”, etc. Public Offices Election Law revision bill Cabinet decision
At the cabinet meeting on the 21st, in order to correct the so-called one-vote disparity, the public office election law included changes in the district division of 140 electoral districts, the largest number ever, such as increasing the number of single-seat constituencies in the House of Representatives by 10 and decreasing them by 10. decided to amend the
Yen exchange rate drops to the low 150 yen level Trading at the lowest yen level for the first time in 32 years
In the Tokyo foreign exchange market on the 21st, the yen weakened further against the backdrop of speculation that the pace of interest rate hikes in the United States would accelerate, and the yen exchange rate fell to the low 150 yen level to the dollar, the lowest level in 32 years. are traded at
China lends pandas to Qatar to boost friendship
China has loaned two giant pandas to Qatar in the Middle East for the first time, and China, which is deepening its relationship with the procurement of LNG = liquefied natural gas, seems to have the aim of enhancing the friendly mood.
[Updated from time to time] Russia invades Ukraine (Movement on the 21st)
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 21st (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)
``Preliminary measures'' in the national academic ability test Active elementary school teachers testify about the actual situation
It has become clear that excessive "advance measures" have been taken in various places over the "national achievement test" that is held every year for 6th grade elementary school students and 3rd grade junior high school students. An active elementary school teacher responded to NHK's coverage. The teacher talked about the actual situation of "preparatory measures" such as not using textbooks in class just before the test and having students solve so-called "past questions" repeatedly, and about the measures related to the reliability of the test results.
Strengthen ANA point business to be able to use "miles" instead of cash
ANA Holdings, a major aviation company, will strengthen its point business by allowing "miles" accumulated from air travel and shopping with affiliated credit cards to be used instead of cash at retail stores. Domestic competition for point services is likely to intensify.
How does the taste change when beer is aged in the sea? At Shimizu Port in Shizuoka City, 200 bottles of beer that had been submerged in the sea for three and a half months were recovered, and the analysis of the ingredients will proceed in the future for the development of specialty beer.
Russia attacks on energy-related facilities Ukrainian urgent measures such as power saving
The Russian military has repeatedly attacked Ukrainian energy facilities in the face of counterattacks from the Ukrainian military. The Ukrainian government is rushing to take measures ahead of the full-scale winter, such as calling for power saving across the country.
Yen depreciation also affects "breaking" players due to soaring travel expenses for world competitions
As the cost of traveling abroad and staying abroad is soaring due to the sudden depreciation of the yen, the impact is spreading to athletes who are planning to participate in the world competition of dance sports and breaking.
"Hayabusa 2" bring back gas from asteroid "Proof of high technology"
A research team announced that as a result of a detailed examination of a container containing sand collected on an asteroid by the Japanese probe "Hayabusa 2", a very small amount of gas attached to the surface of the sand was detected. The research team says that the high technological capabilities of Japan brought back solids, liquids, and even gases from the asteroid.