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Main news(2023/01/05)


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Former North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, who was in charge of negotiations with the United States, was purged South Korean intelligence agency

2023-01-05 22:17:00
South Korean intelligence agencies have reported to the Diet that former Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho, who has been involved in negotiations with the United States for many years in North Korea, has been punished for being "purged." However, he said he could not confirm whether he was executed.

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Collision accident that killed 4 people in Fukushima ``I didn't notice the intersection until just before''

2023-01-05 21:03:00
On the 2nd of this month, at an intersection in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, a mini passenger car and a passenger car collided and four people died, and the driver of the passenger car was arrested. I didn't notice the coming car," he said in an interview with the police.

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Yamagata Landslide disaster that killed two people “Will snowmelt water and rainwater seep in?”

2023-01-05 19:38:00
In Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, on the 31st of last month, a mountain behind a house collapsed and two people were killed in a landslide disaster. It is highly likely that snowmelt water and rainwater seeped into the stratum, and that it occurred."

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What will happen to the Japanese economy in 2023 [details]

2023-01-05 19:22:00
What will happen to the economy in 2023? And where is the Japanese economy headed? We asked the top management of companies at the New Year celebrations of three economic organizations, including Keidanren.

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Rush to raise prices again More than 7,300 items scheduled to raise prices More than half will be concentrated next month

2023-01-05 19:13:00
A survey by a credit research company found that more than 7,300 items of food and beverages are scheduled to be raised this year, and more than half of them will be concentrated next month. The number of items with price increases next month is second only to October last year, and we are analyzing that there will be another rush of price increases.

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Yamagata Tsuruoka Two people found at the landslide disaster site turned out to be a couple whose safety is unknown

2023-01-05 19:00:00
Tsuruoka City announced that two men and women found at the site of a landslide disaster that occurred in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, were confirmed to be an elderly couple whose safety was unknown.

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What will happen to the Japanese economy in 2023 [updated from time to time]

2023-01-05 18:30:00
What will happen to the economy in 2023? And where is the Japanese economy headed? We asked the top management of companies at the New Year celebrations of three economic organizations, including Keidanren.

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Rengo Chairman Yoshino "It is more important than ever to raise real wages and turn the economy around"

2023-01-05 18:16:00
At a press conference at the beginning of the year, Rengo chairman Yoshino pointed out that this is a turning point that will make it more important than ever to raise real wages and feed them into the economy as prices rise. , emphasized that it will do its utmost to realize wage increases.

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Yamagata Tsuruoka Two people found at the landslide disaster site turned out to be a couple whose safety is unknown

2023-01-05 18:11:00
An interview with investigators revealed that the two men and women who died in the landslide disaster that occurred in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, were confirmed to be an elderly couple who had lost their safety.

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Bird flu confirmed at a poultry farm in Niigata Prefecture If highly pathogenic, about 1.3 million birds will be disposed of

2023-01-05 18:10:00
It was confirmed that dead chickens at a poultry farm in Murakami City, Niigata Prefecture, were infected with avian influenza. On the evening of the 5th, the prefectural government held a task force meeting, and confirmed the policy to start slaughtering approximately 1.3 million birds raised at this poultry farm if a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus with a high fatality rate is detected in the future. Did.

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Japanese Economy in 2023 [Updated as needed]

2023-01-05 17:53:00
What will happen to the economy in 2023? And where is the Japanese economy headed? We asked the top management of companies at the New Year celebrations of three economic organizations, including Keidanren.

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10-year government bond interest rate 0.5%, more than double the current rate

2023-01-05 17:24:00
The Ministry of Finance has announced that it will raise the ``covenant interest rate'', which indicates interest, to 0.5%, more than double the current rate, for 10-year government bonds to be issued this month. This is the first level in eight years and one month, taking into account that market yields have risen due to the revision of the Bank of Japan's monetary easing measures.

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Toyosu Market "First Auction" Aomori Oma Port Bluefin Tuna at Highest Price of 36.04 Million Yen

2023-01-05 17:07:00
The New Year's annual "first auction" was held at Toyosu Market in Tokyo on the morning of the 5th, and bluefin tuna landed at Oma Port in Aomori Prefecture was auctioned off for the highest price of 36.04 million yen.

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The emperor and his wife have almost recovered from cold symptoms such as fever since December Imperial Household Agency

2023-01-05 16:44:00
The Imperial Household Agency has revealed that the emperor and his wife have been showing cold symptoms such as fever since last month. It is now almost recovered.

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Bird flu confirmed at a poultry farm in Niigata Prefecture If highly pathogenic, about 1.3 million birds will be disposed of

2023-01-05 16:42:00
At a poultry farm in Murakami City, Niigata Prefecture, it was confirmed that dead chickens were infected with avian influenza. In the future, if a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus with a high fatality rate is detected, the prefecture plans to dispose of approximately 1.3 million chickens raised at this poultry farm.

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“Benefits of about 5,000 yen per month for children up to the age of 18” Voices of the child-rearing generation

2023-01-05 16:24:00
The Tokyo metropolitan government is considering a monthly benefit of about 5,000 yen for children up to the age of 18. was

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[Video] Kyiv Citizens Unusual New Year's Eve During Wartime, Daily Air Raid Warnings

2023-01-05 15:39:00
The Russian-initiated military invasion of Ukraine has gone on unfinished. Ukraine was repeatedly attacked by the Russian military during the year-end and New Year holidays. Even in the capital city of Kyiv, daily air raid warnings forced citizens to evacuate to underground shelters and other places, forcing them to live a tough life.

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Prime Minister Kishida ``Early enactment of the new fiscal year budget plan, etc.'' Government and ruling party liaison conference

2023-01-05 15:30:00
At the government and ruling party liaison conference, Prime Minister Kishida asked for cooperation in the early enactment of the new year's budget, etc., saying that the budget and bills to be deliberated in this year's ordinary Diet session are directly related to people's lives.

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To convene the ordinary session of the Diet on the 23rd.

2023-01-05 15:01:00
Regarding the ordinary Diet session that deliberates on the budget for the new fiscal year, the chief directors of the ruling and opposition parties of the House of Representatives Steering Committee held a telephone conversation, and the ruling party informed the government's policy of convening on January 23.

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Sony and Honda unveil EV prototype under joint development for the first time before the US trade fair

2023-01-05 14:47:00
Exhibitors showcase their latest technologies and products to the media before the world's largest technology trade fair opens in Las Vegas, USA. The Sony Group and Honda have unveiled for the first time an EV (electric vehicle) prototype under joint development.

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U.S. embassy in Cuba resumes issuing all types of visas amid surge in illegal immigration

2023-01-05 14:47:00
Six years ago, the U.S. Embassy in Cuba had significantly reduced its operations and suspended visa issuance after embassy staff complained of unexplained hearing loss and other symptoms. With the number of illegal immigration from Cuba to the United States increasing rapidly, the issuance of all types of visas has been resumed from the 4th.

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New Year's Liberal Democratic Party Board Meeting “Achieving Results in April's Unified Local Elections” Prime Minister Kishida

2023-01-05 14:30:00
Regarding the unified local elections to be held in April, Prime Minister Kishida emphasized at the Liberal Democratic Party board meeting that he would like to produce results in order to promote policies such as regional revitalization.

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[Video] New Year's annual first flower arrangement ceremony at Kyoto flower arrangement "Ikenobo"

2023-01-05 14:05:00
At Ikenobo, the head of the flower arrangement in Kyoto, the annual New Year's ceremony was held, in which students arranged flowers for the first time in hopes of improving their skills.

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Regular session of the Diet to be convened on the 23rd.

2023-01-05 13:53:00
Regarding this year's ordinary Diet session, the chief directors of the ruling and opposition parties of the House of Representatives Steering Committee held a telephone conversation, and the ruling party informed the government's policy that it would be convened on the 23rd of this month. If it is convened on the 23rd of this month, the session will last 150 days until June 21st.

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Amazon announces that it will expand the scale of job cuts to more than 18,000

2023-01-05 13:14:00
US IT giant Amazon announced on the 4th that it will expand its workforce cuts to more than 18,000 due to the uncertain economic outlook. CEO Andy Jassy revealed in an email sent to his employees earlier today. US media reported in November last year that Amazon was considering laying off about 10,000 jobs.

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Chief Cabinet Secretary New Law for Relief of Victims, etc.

2023-01-05 12:37:00
On the 5th, a new law was put into effect to help victims of the problems of the former Unification Church. Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno emphasized his intention to steadily improve the enforcement system while disseminating and publicizing the contents of the law.

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Toyosu Market "First Auction" Aomori Oma Port Bluefin Tuna at Highest Price of 36.04 Million Yen

2023-01-05 12:26:00
The New Year's annual "first auction" was held at Toyosu Market in Tokyo on the morning of the 5th, and bluefin tuna landed at Oma Port in Aomori Prefecture was auctioned off for the highest price of 36.04 million yen.

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Shin-Etsu Chemical Chairman Chihiro Kanagawa dies at 96

2023-01-05 12:21:00
Chihiro Kanekawa, known as the famous manager who raised the major chemical manufacturer Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. into a global company, died of pneumonia on the 1st of this month. he was 96 years old.

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U.S. government official considers further military cooperation between Japan, the U.S. and South Korea over North Korea response

2023-01-05 12:14:00
In connection with the summit meeting between President Biden and Prime Minister Kishida in Washington, D.C. on the 13th of this month, a senior White House official said that Japan and the United States should be added to the discussion on how to deal with North Korea, which continues to develop nuclear and missile weapons. , emphasized that Japan, the United States and South Korea are considering further military cooperation.

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US House of Representatives Speaker Undecided on Day 2, Carrying Over After Day 3

2023-01-05 12:12:00
In the U.S. House of Representatives, opposition parties and Republicans, who occupy the majority, cannot elect the speaker of the House even on the second day of the opening of the Congress. The settlement has been carried over after the third day, and the unusual situation continues.

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US President Biden considers sending 'infantry fighting vehicles' to Ukraine

2023-01-05 11:58:00
US President Biden has revealed that he is considering providing a new armored vehicle that combines mobility and firepower to Ukraine, which is under military invasion by Russia.

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Sony and Honda unveil EV prototype under joint development for the first time before the US trade fair

2023-01-05 11:52:00
Exhibitors showcase their latest technologies and products to the media before the world's largest technology trade fair opens in Las Vegas, USA. The Sony Group and Honda have unveiled for the first time an EV (electric vehicle) prototype under joint development.

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10-year government bond interest rate 0.5%, more than double the current rate

2023-01-05 11:50:00
The Ministry of Finance has announced that it will raise the ``covenant interest rate'', which indicates interest, to 0.5%, more than double the current rate, for 10-year government bonds to be issued this month. This is the first level in eight years and one month, taking into account that market yields have risen due to the revision of the Bank of Japan's monetary easing measures.

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Countdown board for the G7 Hiroshima Summit Installed at the Prime Minister's Official Residence

2023-01-05 11:47:00
A countdown board displaying the number of days remaining until the opening of the G7 Hiroshima Summit in May was set up at the Prime Minister's official residence, and Prime Minister Kishida emphasized that he would do everything possible to prepare for the success of the summit.

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Suspected defamation of Hana Kimura's mother on the Internet Male document sent in Tokyo

2023-01-05 11:30:00
The Metropolitan Police Department announced on the 5th that the mother of professional wrestler Hana Kimura, who died three years ago while receiving slander on SNS, wrote a slanderous message on the Internet. A man was sent to public prosecutors on suspicion of defamation.

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US new car sales: GM surpasses Toyota for first time in two years

2023-01-05 10:58:00
GM = General Motors, America's largest automaker, sold more than 2.27 million new cars in the United States last year, surpassing Toyota Motor Corporation, which was at the top of the list for the first time in two years.

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[Updated from time to time] Russia invades Ukraine (movement on the 5th)

2023-01-05 10:50:00
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 the situation in Ukraine on the 5th (Japan time), including the battle situation and the diplomacy of the countries concerned. (There is a 7-hour time difference between Japan and Ukraine, and a 6-hour time difference with Moscow, Russia.)

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9 species including Japanese crayfish Ban on capture for purposes such as trading Ministry of the Environment

2023-01-05 10:49:00
In order to protect endangered animals and plants, the capture of nine new species such as Japanese crayfish and diving beetles for the purpose of buying and selling will be prohibited from this month.

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Popular actor released from arrest for inciting Iran protest demonstration riot

2023-01-05 10:23:00
A popular Iranian actor who was arrested last month for inciting a riot was released on the 4th, amid protests against the regime following the death of a woman arrested for wearing a scarf.

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British Prime Minister Sunak makes five promises, including halving inflation rate

2023-01-05 10:09:00
British Prime Minister Sunak addressed the nation with five promises, including halving record inflation. Workers' strikes demanding higher wages continue, and the administration's approval rating is sluggish.

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Toyosu Market "First Auction" Aomori Oma Port Bluefin Tuna at Highest Price of 36.04 Million Yen

2023-01-05 07:27:00
The New Year's annual "first auction" was held at Toyosu Market in Tokyo on the morning of the 5th, and bluefin tuna landed at Oma Port in Aomori Prefecture was auctioned off for the highest price of 36.04 million yen.

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Fed minutes released

2023-01-05 07:13:00
The Federal Reserve Board, the central bank of the United States, has released the minutes of its meeting held last month. We found that none of the participants believed that the current monetary tightening would be necessary to keep inflation under control, and that a rate cut would be the right situation this year.

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Yamagata Tsuruoka Collapsed earth and sand about 20,000 cubic meters

2023-01-05 06:49:00
A survey by the prefecture and the city revealed that an estimated 20,000 cubic meters of landslides occurred in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture on the 31st of last month. On the 5th, the prefecture and city plan to conduct an emergency field survey with experts to confirm whether there is a risk of a secondary disaster.

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Russian military deploys hypersonic missile-equipped ship in combat

2023-01-05 06:26:00
On the 4th, the Russian military deployed a frigate equipped with hypersonic missiles. It is said that it will conduct exercises heading to the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, and it seems to be aimed at checking Western countries that continue to provide military support to Ukraine.

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Speaker of the US House of Representatives Undecided even after re-voting Confusion continues one day after opening

2023-01-05 06:12:00
It is the first time in 100 years that the House Speaker cannot be elected due to conflicts between the opposition and Republicans, who hold the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. It's been a day and the situation is still chaotic.

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"Electronic prescription" for medicines to start operation nationwide from this month Hopes for proper medication

2023-01-05 06:03:00
From this month, the operation of an "electronic prescription" system, which digitizes drug prescriptions and exchanges them online between medical institutions and pharmacies, will begin nationwide. The aim is to avoid duplication of the same medicine and prescription of medicines that do not mix well, and is expected to lead to appropriate medication.

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100th anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake Special website that tells about the damage at that time Japan Meteorological Agency

2023-01-05 05:46:00
This September marks the 100th anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 (Taisho 12), which killed more than 100,000 people. The Japan Meteorological Agency has launched a new website that summarizes materials such as photos and data that convey the damage at that time, and will be used for future disaster prevention.

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“Duty-free vending machines” for foreign tourists to be installed at airports and stations

2023-01-05 05:02:00
As inbound demand is expected to recover due to an increase in the number of foreign tourists, there is a growing movement to install locker-type vending machines at airports and train stations that can automatically receive duty-free goods ordered online. By streamlining the tax exemption procedures, the aim is to improve convenience for foreign tourists and to respond to the labor shortage on the side of product sales.

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Issues surrounding the former Unification Church, new law aimed at relieving victims, etc. enforced today

2023-01-05 04:56:00
In response to the problems surrounding the former Unification Church, a new law enacted in the previous Diet session to provide relief to victims will come into effect on the 5th.

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