50 years after the Hokuriku Tunnel train fire, safety measures
In 1972, it will be 50 years in 6 days since the train fire that killed 30 people in the Hokuriku Tunnel in Fukui Prefecture. Based on this experience, Japan has strengthened countermeasures against tunnel fires, which can cause enormous damage. However, half a century later, the question remains as to how to continue safety efforts without letting the accident be forgotten. It is
Japan National Baseball Team No. 4 Munetaka Murakami hits homers in two consecutive at-bats, wins two consecutive warm-up games
The Japan national baseball team will play against the giants in a warm-up game for the WBC (World Baseball Classic) to be held in March next year. and won 8-4.
Fukui Echizen Crab's First Auction: Crabs with a Record Price of 3,100,000 Yen
Snow crab fishing, a winter delicacy of the Sea of Japan, was lifted on the 6th. In Echizen Town, Fukui Prefecture, the first auction of snow crabs, known as the Echizen crab brand, was held, and some of the crabs sold for 3.1 million yen, the highest ever for an Echizen fishing port.
Archery Japan representative Takaharu Furukawa and 32 men and women are decided
A selection meeting was held for the Japanese national archery team for the Paris Olympics the year after next, and a total of 32 men and women, including Takaharu Furukawa, who won two bronze medals at the Tokyo Olympics, were selected.
COP27 Opens Can Messages Consistent with Global Issues Be Produced?
The UN conference "COP27" to discuss climate change countermeasures has started in Egypt. As Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, the focus will be on whether countries can come up with a unified message on global issues.
Putin Signs Bill to Mobilize People Convicted of Serious Crimes
Russia, which continues its military invasion of Ukraine, has announced that President Putin has signed a bill to mobilize people convicted of serious crimes such as murder and robbery. Russia just announced last month that it had completed the mobilization of 300,000 reservists, but some say it is preparing for future mobilizations.
Liberal Democrats, Abe faction, former Prime Minister Discussing three themes that emphasize importance Coordinating with the establishment of a working team
The Abe faction of the Liberal Democratic Party is making final adjustments to establish three working teams within the faction, saying that it is necessary to continue discussions such as "constitutional revision" that former Prime Minister Abe emphasized during his lifetime.
Award to support female researchers Selected by Meiji University researchers in taste research
In order to encourage the activities of female researchers, an awards ceremony was held to award outstanding researchers.
"Daruma-san fell" championship at Daruma-ji Temple Nara Ojimachi
In Oji Town, Nara Prefecture, where there is a temple associated with Daruma Daishi, the founder of Zen Buddhism, a competition was held in which the old-fashioned game "Daruma-san fell" was made into a competition.
Women's golf Japan-US tour co-sponsored tournament Kana Nagai ranked second in the top Japanese group
The final round of the women's golf tournament, which combines the US and domestic tours, was held in Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, where 25-year-old Kana Nagai increased her score by 7 points to finish in 2nd place, the top Japanese golfer with a total of 16 under par. I was. The winner was 20 under in total, and it was Gemma Dryberg of Scotland.
“Confirmation of trains from North Korea to Russia” in suspicion of arms export
A US research group announced that it has confirmed a train operating from North Korea to Russia, amid suspicions that North Korea is exporting weapons to Russia, which continues its military invasion of Ukraine.
"International Fleet Review" Held for the First Time in 20 Years Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the MSDF 12 Countries Participate
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Maritime Self-Defense Force, the "International Fleet Review" was held in Japan for the first time in 20 years, with naval vessels from 12 countries around the world participating.
All Japan Collegiate Ekiden Komazawa Dai wins 15th time in 3 consecutive years
The All Japan University Ekiden, one of the three major university ekiden races, was held, and Dai Komazawa won the race for the 15th time in three consecutive years with a time of 5 hours, 6 minutes and 47 seconds.
Suspicion of stealing a colleague's car Arrested a 33-year-old Gunma Prefectural Police Chief
A 33-year-old police officer of the Gunma Prefectural Police was arrested for stealing a colleague's car. He denies the allegations against the investigation.
Major League Baseball World Series Astros 2nd victory for the first time in 5 years
Round 6 of the Major League World Series was held, and the Astros won the Phillies with a record of 4 wins and 2 losses, winning the World Series for the second time in 5 years.
His Majesty the Emperor tends to be a little concerned about prostate values Received MRI examination
Emperor Akihito received an MRI examination at the University of Tokyo Hospital on the 6th, as there was a tendency to be a little concerned about the values related to the prostate in blood tests so far. After reviewing the test results, the Imperial Household Agency will decide to conduct more detailed tests, such as histology, to check for prostate disease.
Japan women's curling team Loco Solare wins Canada and advances to the final
Loco Solare, Japan's women's national team, defeated Canada in the semi-finals of the Pan-Continental Curling Championships to advance to the final.
Former Unification Church Victim Relief Discuss Law to Regulate Malicious Donations
In a Sunday debate on NHK, the Liberal Democratic Party pointed out the need to resolve issues that differed in opinion from the opposition parties regarding a new law to regulate malicious donations to aid the victims of the former Unification Church. The Democratic Party has requested that the leaders of the ruling and opposition parties hold a meeting this week to confirm the enactment in the current Diet session.
President Zelensky to provide unmanned aircraft “Iran government should be held accountable”
“Terrorists and their accomplices cannot go unpunished,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said after Iran’s government reversed its denial of providing drones to Russia. , said the Iranian government should be held accountable.
U.S. midterm election President Biden and former President Trump in battleground states in the east
The mid-term elections, which determine the course of American politics, will be held on the 8th of this month. Democratic President Biden and former President Obama, and former President Trump of the Republican Party have entered the battleground state of eastern Pennsylvania, appealing for their respective party candidates, and the final election campaign is intensifying.
Figure GP series Round 3 Rion Sumiyoshi takes the podium in his first appearance
The third round of the figure skating Grand Prix series, the French tournament, was held on the 5th in the second half of the women's single free program, and 19-year-old Rion Sumiyoshi finished 3rd with a total of 194.34, standing on the podium in her first appearance in the Grand Prix series. I was.
Gymnastics World Championship Yuka Hashimoto Takes Silver Medal Ryosuke Doi Takes Bronze
The men's and women's finals were held at the World Gymnastics Championships held in England on the 5th, and Daiki Hashimoto, who won the individual all-around in the men's floor, won the silver medal and Ryosuke Doi won the bronze medal. .
[Updated from time to time] Russia invades Ukraine (Movement on the 6th)
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 6th (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)
Iran government admits drone supply Russia may also procure more
Although the Russian army, which continues to invade Ukraine, is intensifying its attacks in the eastern Donetsk region, it is believed that the Ukrainian side is continuing its thorough resistance. Under these circumstances, the Iranian government has turned around to admit the supply of drones to Russia, which has been denied so far, and Ukraine is becoming more wary that Russia may procure more drones.
What do experts see?
Former President Trump was reported to be considering announcing his candidacy on the 14th of this month for the 2024 presidential election. Will the results of the midterm elections on the 8th of this month affect Mr. Trump's behavior? I will explain the latest situation in detail.
COP27 opens today Can each country come up with a unified message?
More than 190 countries and regions will participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27, which will open in Egypt on the evening of the 6th, Japan time. As Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, the focus is on whether each country can issue a unified message to strengthen countermeasures.
Radical strengthening of defense capabilities Coordination with the establishment of a cross-ministerial council Government
In order to drastically strengthen its defense capabilities, the government will proceed with the development of airports and harbors that can be used by the Self-Defense Forces. Coordination has begun with the direction of establishing a type council.
One month after the Thai childcare facility attack incident, the effectiveness of strengthening gun control is also an issue
It has been six days and one month since a former police officer with a gun attacked a childcare facility in Thailand, killing 36 people, including many children. The Thai government is embarking on stricter gun control, and it is an issue whether effective measures can be taken in the future.
"Gifu Nobunaga Festival" Today's cavalry procession City and police strengthen safety measures
Actor Takuya Kimura plays the role of Nobunaga Oda, and the cavalry procession of the "Gifu Nobunaga Festival" will be held in Gifu City on the 6th. 960,000 applicants, more than twice the population of the city, have applied for the advance lottery, and congestion is expected, and the city and police are strengthening safety measures.
Monetary easing forced to correct? Continuing war of nerves between BOJ and market [Economic column]
Kuroda, the governor of the Bank of Japan, whose term ends in April next year. He has repeatedly shown his willingness to tenaciously continue monetary easing, saying that it will be difficult to achieve the price target during his term. Many market participants are of the view that monetary easing will be prolonged, but attention is also focused on changes in Governor Kuroda's remarks. We interviewed them about what the market is trying to understand from these changes. (Economics Department reporter Koki Nishizono)