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Main news(2023/01/12)


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US consumer price index rose 6.5% in December, falling to the 6% level for the first time in about a year

2023-01-12 22:47:00
The US consumer price index was released last month and rose 6.5% compared to the same month last year. The rate of increase fell below the previous month for six consecutive months, and fell to the 6% level for the first time in about a year. Attention will be paid to the impact of the Federal Reserve Board, which is the central bank, on future rate hike decisions.

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[Updated as needed] Russia invades Ukraine (Movement on the 12th)

2023-01-12 22:39:00
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 the developments regarding the situation in Ukraine on the 12th (Japan time), such as the situation of the fighting 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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2nd grade girl dies after being hit by train at railroad crossing

2023-01-12 21:52:00
On the 12th, a pedestrian was hit by a train at a JR railroad crossing in Shiojiri City, Nagano Prefecture and died, and it was confirmed that the hit was a girl in the second grade of elementary school. The police are investigating the detailed situation because he was on his way home from school at the time.

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Bank of Japan buys more than 4.6 trillion yen of government bonds, the largest ever to curb interest rate rises

2023-01-12 21:06:00
Against the backdrop of the speculation that the Bank of Japan will further revise its monetary policy following last month, upward pressure on interest rates is increasing. We have purchased a large amount of government bonds that are too much. According to market officials, it will be the largest amount of JGB purchases in a single day by the BOJ.

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World's largest semiconductor producer Taiwan TSMC considers building a second factory in Japan

2023-01-12 20:40:00
Taiwan's TSMC, the world's largest contract manufacturer of semiconductors, has revealed that it is considering building a second semiconductor factory in Japan.

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What are the details and reaction of the new unit for the defense of remote islands in Okinawa Japan-US 2 Plus 2?

2023-01-12 20:25:00
Japan-U.S. ministerial consultations on foreign affairs and defense, the so-called "2 plus 2," were held, and they agreed to deepen cooperation toward the effective operation of the "counterattack capabilities" that the Japanese government decided to possess. What are the details included in the joint announcement? We have summarized the specifics of the units newly deployed in Okinawa and Yokohama, as well as the reactions of the Self-Defense Forces and Okinawa Prefecture.

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Advertised as “No. 1 in Satisfaction” Order to take action against individualized learning guidance company due to misperception of superiority

2023-01-12 19:33:00
Although online individualized learning guidance services were labeled as "No. 1 in user satisfaction" on websites, etc., the survey on which this was based included responses from people who did not use the services. As the investigation was not objective, the Consumer Affairs Agency issued an order to the company in Tokyo to take measures to prevent recurrence.

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Nagoya Prison ``Many scars on inmate's body'' demand investigation such as bereaved family

2023-01-12 19:08:00
In March last year, a 71-year-old male inmate who died while serving his sentence at Nagoya Prison was found to have many scars from being assaulted. We requested that the third-party committee, which is responsible for the death, investigate the facts and circumstances of the death.

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Russia ``Appointment of Chief of the General Staff as General Commander'' Newspaper ``Large-Scale Attack Eve''

2023-01-12 19:06:00
General Gerasimov, the head of the uniformed army, has been appointed as the new commander-in-chief to lead Russia's military invasion of Ukraine. Some Russian newspapers are reporting that it is the eve of a large-scale attack.

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Tokyo to free childcare for second child up to 2 years old No income limit

2023-01-12 18:54:00
Governor Koike of Tokyo has officially decided on a policy of providing 5,000 yen a month to children under the age of 18 in order to enhance countermeasures against the declining birthrate. It has been announced that it will be included in the budget proposal for the new fiscal year.

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Yukio Hashi, who will retire as a singer in May, is looking for a "successor" for his name and song.

2023-01-12 18:38:00
Singer Yukio Hashi, who has announced his retirement from singing activities in May, has announced that he is looking for a "successor" to inherit his name and song.

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JAXA rewrites experimental data Astronaut Furukawa apologizes for being punished for "admonition"

2023-01-12 18:32:00
Astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, who is in charge of rewriting experimental data by a research team of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), held a press conference and revealed that he had received a "reprimand" disciplinary action. , apologized.

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Increased requests for support for food banks also affected operations such as rising electricity bills

2023-01-12 18:09:00
Amid the continuing impact of high prices, NHK interviewed 20 food banks that provide food assistance to needy households, etc., and found that 16 organizations reported an increase in requests for assistance, while 12 organizations reported an increase in electricity bills. have been found to have an impact on operations. The National Food Bank Promotion Council says, ``Many organizations are worried about how to bear the running costs necessary for support.''

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Former House of Representatives member Sonoura and two former secretaries found guilty of violating the Political Funds Control Law

2023-01-12 17:23:00
Kentaro Sonoura, a former member of the House of Representatives and a former secretary, received a fine of 1 million yen and a summary order to suspend civil rights for 3 years for failing to include income and expenditure exceeding 40 million yen, such as the income of a political fund party, in the political fund income and expenditure report. An interview with the court found that the person was found guilty. Mr. Sonoura will be barred from running in all elections for the next three years.

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About 13,000 people were infected with syphilis last year, a record high of 1.6 times the previous year

2023-01-12 17:10:00
The number of people infected with the sexually transmitted disease syphilis reported in Japan last year was about 13,000, a 1.6-fold increase from the previous year, and the highest number since the current method of collecting statistics began. That's what I found out in the summary of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.

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【動画】厳しい冷え込み 岐阜 高山で「ダイヤモンドダスト」か

2023-01-12 16:34:00
On the morning of the 12th, when it became severely cold, in Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture, a phenomenon that seems to be "diamond dust", in which water vapor in the air turns into ice crystals and shines, was confirmed.

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Small price fluctuations in stock prices Mixed selling and buying based on the US consumer price index

2023-01-12 16:04:00
On the 12th, the Tokyo stock market was mixed with buying and selling, and stock prices moved slightly.

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Tokyo Hachioji Fire that burns houses and warehouses 1 person injured

2023-01-12 15:55:00
On the afternoon of the 12th, there was a fire that burned houses in a residential area in Hachioji, Tokyo, and according to the Tokyo Fire Department, one person had been injured and was being treated at a hospital.

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“Recruitment” South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs foundation considers payments on behalf of Japanese companies

2023-01-12 15:35:00
South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it was difficult to expect compensation from Japanese companies and an apology from Japan at public forums to discuss solutions to the issue of "recruitment" during the Pacific War. It has been revealed that an existing foundation under the South Korean government is considering paying the plaintiff on behalf of the Japanese company ordered to pay compensation.

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Prices of eggs have risen and shortages have occurred.

2023-01-12 15:18:00
With bird flu outbreaks continuing at an unprecedented pace across the country, the number of eggs purchased at supermarkets in Fukuoka City has decreased to one-tenth of the planned number, raising concerns that the price of eggs will rise further. increase.

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Gasoline price Nationwide average 168.2 yen Increased due to rising crude oil prices

2023-01-12 15:14:00
The average retail price of regular gasoline as of January 10 was 168.2 yen per liter nationwide, up 0.3 yen from the previous survey conducted on December 26 last year.

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“Cherish the feeling of excitement” Rena Kawasaki, International Children's Peace Prize

2023-01-12 14:26:00
Last November, 17-year-old Rena Kawasaki, who attends a school in Osaka, was selected for the International Children's Peace Prize, which is given to young people who are doing outstanding work to protect the rights of children. This award is presented annually by the Kids Rights Foundation, an international child rights advocacy group headquartered in the Netherlands. Past Nobel Peace Prize winners Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Sweden Environmental activist Greta Thunberg also received the award. We asked Ms. Kawasaki, who started her career on the world stage, about her thoughts on the future. (Osaka Broadcasting Station Reporter Sachiko Inoue)

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Bank of Japan economic judgment Raised in 4 out of 9 regions, flat in 5 regions

2023-01-12 14:17:00
The Bank of Japan released the "Regional Economic Report," which summarizes the current state of the national economy every three months, and raised its economic assessment in four of the nine regions. Economic assessments were raised in four regions: Hokuriku, Kanto-Koshinetsu, Kinki, and Kyushu/Okinawa. On the other hand, the five regions of Hokkaido, Tohoku, Tokai, Chugoku, and Shikoku remained unchanged from the previous survey.

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Kagoshima Mageshima Self-Defense Force base construction work started Ministry of Defense

2023-01-12 14:06:00
On the afternoon of the 12th, the Ministry of Defense started construction of the base on Mageshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, which will be used for training of the US military in Japan.

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My number public money receiving account Examination of linking with payees such as public pension

2023-01-12 12:37:00
The government, which aims to expand the use of My Number, is considering a mechanism to register the account of a financial institution that is a transfer destination for child allowances and public pensions as a public money receiving account linked to My Number. We are considering how to notify the residents and assume that they have agreed if they do not indicate their intention to disagree.

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Moritomo Gakuen subsidy fraud Supreme Court to finalize prison sentence for chairman Kagoike and his wife

2023-01-12 12:20:00
Moritomo Gakuen chairman Kagoike and his wife were accused of defrauding them of subsidies from the government by the 12th, and the Supreme Court decided to dismiss the appeal by the 12th, and both the chairman and his wife were sentenced to prison. The judgment of the jury is now final.

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Whales in Yodogawa, Osaka barely move

2023-01-12 12:14:00
The whale that appeared near the mouth of the Yodo River in Osaka Bay has hardly moved from where it was found on the 12th, four days after its discovery. According to the Japan Coast Guard, on the morning of the 12th, the tide was not seen for an hour and a half, and we will continue to monitor it.

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About 20 accidents involving about 20 cars near the exit of Nara Keinawado About 10 people transported

2023-01-12 12:04:00
On the morning of the 12th, a large vehicle collided with a line of cars waiting for a traffic light near the exit of the Keinawa Expressway in Kashihara City, Nara Prefecture. According to police, about 10 people have been injured so far, and rescue operations are continuing at the scene.

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Japan-U.S. ``2 plus 2'' agreed on cooperation for effective operation of ``counterattack capability''

2023-01-12 11:54:00
Japan-U.S. ministerial consultations on foreign affairs and defense, the so-called "2 plus 2," were held, and they agreed to deepen cooperation toward the effective operation of the "counterattack capabilities" that the Japanese government decided to possess. In addition, it was confirmed that Article 5 of the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty, which stipulates the defense obligations of the United States, could be applicable to attacks in outer space.

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Do you know “Schindler born in Awaji Island” Higuchi?

2023-01-12 11:50:00
The man's name is Higuchi. Although the name is unfamiliar in Japan, it is said that even after more than 80 years, its achievements have been handed down far away in Israel. Do you know Schindler and Higuchi born in Awaji Island? (NHK Kobe Broadcasting Station cameraman Mitsumasa Fukumoto)

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Russia appoints chief of the General Staff Gerasimov as commander-in-chief of military invasion

2023-01-12 11:10:00
Russian Defense Minister Shoigu has appointed Chief of the General Staff Gerasimov as the new commander-in-chief of the military invasion, with the military uniformed head himself taking command of the invasion. In Russia, it is unusual for the chief of staff, who is the top of the military uniform group, to take command himself, and the British Ministry of Defense said, "It represents the increasing seriousness of the situation facing Russia." I'm here.

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Fluid leak on ISS Russia's "Soyuz" unmanned to return to Earth and replace

2023-01-12 11:00:00
Regarding the trouble that the coolant leaked into outer space last month from the Russian spacecraft "Soyuz" docked to the ISS = International Space Station, NASA = National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Russia's Roscosmos leaked. He announced that the spacecraft will return to Earth unmanned and a replacement spacecraft will be launched.

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Shintaro Fujinami agrees with major league athletics US multiple media

2023-01-12 10:50:00
Pitcher Shintaro Fujinami, who is aiming to transfer to the major leagues from professional baseball Hanshin using the posting system, has agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Athletics, multiple media outlets in the United States reported.

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House of Councilors member Gersey searches for related parties on suspicion of slandering celebrities Metropolitan Police Department

2023-01-12 09:48:00
NHK Party member of the House of Councillors Gersey is suspected of defaming several celebrities through an Internet video posting site, and the Metropolitan Police Department has a relationship with a company that manages the income that Gersey earns from the video posting site. It was learned from interviews with investigators that a search had been carried out.

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Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck dies at 78

2023-01-12 09:48:00
Eight-time Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jeff Beck has died. he was 78 years old.

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``Rising cost of living poses a humanitarian crisis'' report released before ``Davos conference''

2023-01-12 08:48:00
The World Economic Forum, which hosts the so-called ``Davos Conference'' starting on the 16th of this month, said that the rising cost of living within the next two years due to inflation and energy supply shortages could lead to a wide-ranging humanitarian crisis. released a report stating that

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Explosion in front of foreign ministry in Afghanistan's capital Kabul kills 5

2023-01-12 08:38:00
Five people were killed in an explosion outside the Taliban-affiliated foreign ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Fire at a house in Tochigi Ashikaga City Unable to contact a couple in their 70s

2023-01-12 08:00:00
On the night of the 11th, there was a fire at a house in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture. The couple in their 70s who live in this house have not been contacted, and the police and fire department are confirming.

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Tokyo English speaking test to disclose answer voice data to applicants

2023-01-12 07:52:00
Regarding the English speaking test used in the Tokyo Metropolitan High School entrance exam, which was first implemented last year, the city is making adjustments to disclose the audio data of the answer if the student wishes.

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Prime Minister Kishida departs for Canada from the UK to visit Europe and the United States as the G7 presidency

2023-01-12 07:07:00
Prime Minister Kishida, who has been visiting European and American member countries as the chair of the G7 = seven major countries, finished his schedule in the UK and left for Canada, his next destination.

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Taiwan sends Air Force officers to NATO universities regularly

2023-01-12 06:22:00
Taiwan's Ministry of Defense announced on the 11th that it regularly dispatched officers to the NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organization university in Italy while releasing air force training to the media.

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Prime Minister Kishida holds a summit meeting with British Prime Minister Sunak Signs the Japan-UK Facilitation Agreement

2023-01-12 06:03:00
During his visit to the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Kishida held a summit meeting with Prime Minister Sunak and confirmed their solidarity toward the G7 Hiroshima Summit. After the talks, the two leaders signed the "Japan-UK Facilitation Agreement", which stipulates measures such as when the Self-Defense Forces and British forces conduct joint exercises.

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Tennis Naomi Osaka announces pregnancy, plans to return to competition next year

2023-01-12 05:45:00
Tennis player Naomi Osaka announced on the 11th that she was pregnant on her SNS and said she would return to the competition next year. Osaka has been out of the tour since her last September, and she was also due to miss the Australian Open, one of the four Grand Slams, which starts this month.

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