Osaka Hirakata Attraction users 2 people left behind at 50m above the ground
After 7:00 pm on the 30th, two passengers riding an attraction at an amusement park in Hirakata City, Osaka, were left behind at a height of about 50 meters above the ground, and firefighters are still rescued for nearly four hours.
Chinese ambassador to US Qin Gang appointed as new foreign minister, state media reports
China's new foreign minister is Qin Gang, the Chinese ambassador to the United States. Wang Yi, who has served as foreign minister so far, will oversee foreign affairs as a top 24 member of the Politburo.
South Korean Ministry of Defense announces successful rocket launch test Lights in various parts of Japan
The South Korean Ministry of Defense has announced that it has successfully launched a rocket using solid fuel. It will be the first launch since March this year, saying, ``I would like to show the results after the development process over the next few years in order to strengthen national defense capabilities such as surveillance and reconnaissance.''
[Updated from time to time] Russia invades Ukraine (movement on the 30th)
Putin invites Xi to Moscow for online talks
Russian President Putin met with Chinese President Xi Jinping online on the 30th and invited him to Moscow next spring. It is believed that President Putin intends to re-explain Russia's position on the situation in Ukraine and appeal to strengthen relations with China.
Mt.Fuji Women's Ekiden Meijo University Wins 5th Consecutive Ekiden Double Crown
The Mt. Fuji Women's Ekiden, an all-Japan university women's ekiden race, was held in Shizuoka Prefecture, and Meijo University, which held the top spot from the 1st to the final 7th lap, won its 5th consecutive championship.
'King of football' Pele dies at 82 Former Brazil international
Former Brazilian national team member Pele, who led Brazil to three World Cup victories and was nicknamed the "King of Soccer," died on the 29th. he was 82 years old.
Yen exchange rate rises by more than 1 yen, with the view that the Fed will slow down the pace of rate hikes
In the Tokyo foreign exchange market on the 30th, the yen exchange rate rose by more than 1 yen, trading in the low 132 yen range to the dollar.
US military "Chinese military aircraft approaching reconnaissance aircraft in the South China Sea 6 meters from the nose"
The U.S. military said Chinese fighter jets approached U.S. air force reconnaissance planes over the South China Sea and disrupted their flights, urging China to refrain from taking dangerous actions.
All Japan speed skating championship Miho Takagi of Beijing gold achieves 3 crowns
At the All Japan Speed Skating Championships held in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, Miho Takagi won the women's 1,000m link record. Takagi has won three tournament titles in the women's 500m and women's 1500m.
Prime Minister Kishida, securities officials, etc. wish for a rise in stock prices at the Tokyo Stock Exchange
The Tokyo Stock Exchange held a "Dainoukai" to conclude the year's trading. The closing price of the Nikkei Stock Average this year fell below the previous year's for the first time in four years, and Prime Minister Kishida and securities officials who attended hoped for a rise in stock prices next year.
Suu Kyi sentenced to 7 years in prison
Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained by the military who carried out the coup in Myanmar and is accused of multiple crimes, was newly convicted on the 30th of 7 years in prison, bringing the total sentence to 33 years. rice field. The trial is now over, and as the international community calls for Suu Kyi's release, there is growing interest in the future response of the military, who holds the real power.
Major banks to raise fixed interest rates on home loans from next month
The Bank of Japan revised its monetary easing measures on the 20th of this month, and the impact on mortgage interest rates is spreading. Major banks have announced that they will raise their 10-year fixed interest rates starting next month.
Drive-through fever outpatient clinic Temporary opening at year-end and New Year holidays Miyagi Sendai
Since many medical institutions are closed during the year-end and New Year holidays, Miyagi Prefecture has set up a drive-through temporary fever outpatient clinic in Sendai City from the 30th, where tests and consultations can be received while in the car.
Stock price ends this year's trading The closing price of the Nikkei Stock Average fell below the previous year for the first time in four years
On the 30th, the Tokyo stock market and stock prices closed this year with minor price movements. The closing price of the Nikkei Stock Average was 26,094.50 yen, down 2,697 yen from the end of last year, falling below the previous year's level for the first time in four years since 2018.
Rice cake making for New Year's Day is popular Price increase due to cost increase Gunma Maebashi
There are only two days left in this year, and rice cake shops in Maebashi are busy making rice cakes for the New Year.
JR East Some private railways in the Tokyo metropolitan area Operate all night from New Year's Eve to New Year's Day
From New Year's Eve on the 31st to New Year's Day on the 1st, JR East and some private railways in the Tokyo metropolitan area will operate all night.
Ministry of Defense to submit bill to allow nationalization of defense industry production lines
As companies withdraw from the defense industry one after another, the Ministry of Defense nationalized the production lines of companies that had difficulty continuing their business and outsourced them to other companies in order to maintain domestic production of important equipment. We have decided to solidify the policy to make it possible, and to submit the necessary bills to the ordinary session of the Diet next year.
Two people found dead in a house fire in Saitama City Unable to contact a couple in their 70s
On the morning of the 30th, there was a fire that burned a house in Saitama City, and two people were found dead from the burnt ruins. A couple in their 70s who live in the house have been lost since the fire and police are trying to identify them.
Stock prices rise slightly, with the view that the Fed will slow down the pace of interest rate hikes
The Tokyo stock market, which will be the last transaction on the 30th, has risen slightly.
About 6% of J-alert evacuations at the time of North Korea ballistic missile launch in October
In October this year, when North Korea launched a ballistic missile and J-Alert = National Instant Warning System was issued, only about 6% of people took actions to protect themselves, such as actually evacuating. A government survey found that.
22 years after Setagaya family murder case, bereaved family visits grave
It has been 22 years since the murder of a family of four in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, and the bereaved family visited the grave and appealed for the resolution of the case as soon as possible.
Russian military large-scale missile attack President Zelensky strongly condemns
The Russian army, which continues to invade Ukraine, launched a large-scale missile attack on the capital Kyiv and other parts of Ukraine on the 29th. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky strongly condemned Russia, saying, "Every time Russia carries out such a missile attack, it puts itself in a difficult situation."
British designer Vivienne Westwood dies
British designer Vivienne Westwood, known as the "Queen of Punk" in the fashion world and popular in Japan, has passed away. she was 81 years old.
Two dead bodies found in Okinawa City fire
In the early morning of the 30th, a house burned down in Okinawa City, Okinawa Prefecture, and two people were found dead from the burnt ruins. Police are investigating the cause of the fire as well as confirming the identity.
Ukrainian military missiles hit Belarus, state news reports
On the 29th, the Belarusian state news agency reported that a missile from the Ukrainian military's S300 surface-to-air missile system had fallen in Ivanovo, Brest province, southwestern Belarus, adjacent to northern Ukraine, and released a photo of the scene.
Israeli coalition government formed, ex-Prime Minister Netanyahu returns
In Israel in the Middle East, where a general election was held in November, a coalition government of right-wing and far-right political parties was launched, and former Prime Minister Netanyahu was to return. The new administration has become the most hard-line administration against Palestine, such as the appointment of members of the far-right party as important cabinet ministers, and the focus is on what kind of impact it will have on the future situation in the Middle East.
Middle-aged and older people over the age of 50 are rapidly changing jobs due to the serious labor shortage
A major human resources service company has compiled the results of a survey that shows that the number of job changes among middle-aged and older people over the age of 50 has increased rapidly in the past few years. As labor shortages become more serious among companies, there is a growing movement to evaluate and hire people based on their experience and abilities, regardless of age.
Emergency contraceptive pill
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has summarized the issues and countermeasures regarding whether to make it possible to purchase `` emergency contraceptives '' that prevent unintended pregnancy at pharmacies without a doctor's prescription, and is seeking public comments widely. .