Consumer Minister Kono meets with top electric power companies for electricity rate hike application
Minister of State for Consumer Affairs Kono said he would meet with the heads of four major electric power companies that have applied to the government to raise electricity rates, and will determine whether efforts to reduce costs are being carried out appropriately for approval.
Saga Prefecture, which aims to be No. 1 in Japan for 20 consecutive years, ranked 2nd in the middle stage
Saga Prefecture aims to be the number one seller of nori, a local specialty, in Japan for 20 consecutive years. It turns out that it is. It is unusual to stay in second place at this time.
New system for countermeasures against aging nuclear power plants One person opposes Decision by majority NRA
The Nuclear Regulation Authority has voted on a new system to deal with aging, in response to the government's policy to substantially extend the operating period of nuclear power plants, which is 40 years in principle and 60 years at the longest. However, one of the committee members objected and the decision was not made unanimously, so it was decided by a majority vote. It is unusual for the Nuclear Regulation Authority to make decisions on important matters with a majority vote even though the pros and cons are divided.
NHK public opinion poll for each party's approval rating
support for each party.
Digital Minister Kono answered ``out of jurisdiction'' 12 times at the House of Representatives Budget Committee Opposition party repulsed
At the House of Representatives Budget Committee meeting on the 13th, Digital Minister Kono repeated 12 times, including the answer "out of jurisdiction" in response to opposition party questions regarding the Northern Territories negotiations with Russia and nuclear power policy. He protests that he has not fulfilled his accountability.
Turkey earthquake seismic activity continues Expert ``Possibility of another big earthquake''
It's been a week since the 13th day after the devastating earthquake near the Syrian border in southern Turkey. Experts point out that there is still more active seismic activity than usual, and that a large earthquake may occur again, and that local activities such as rescues should continue to be cautious.
Kishida Cabinet "Support" 3 points up 36% "Disagree" 41% Opinion poll
According to an NHK public opinion poll, 36% of people answered that they "support" the Kishida Cabinet, an increase of 3 points from last month's survey, while those who answered that they "do not support" dropped 4 points to 41. %was.
Nagoya Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens Training assuming “Tiger escapes from cage”
A training was conducted assuming that a tiger kept at the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya City had escaped from the cage.
Tokyo announces the start of cedar pollen scattering This spring is 2.7 times more than last year
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced that cedar pollen has begun to fly in the city.
Digital map of damage caused by earthquake in southern Turkey released The University of Tokyo
A researcher at the University of Tokyo created a digital map that conveys the details of the damage caused by the large earthquake that occurred in southern Turkey based on the analysis results of satellite images, and has published it on its website. In Nurdagi, southern Turkey, near the epicenter, cracks that appear to be part of an active fault that appeared on the surface can also be confirmed.
Ritsumin Former Prime Minister Noda “Strengthen cooperation not only with the restoration but also with the people”
Regarding cooperation between opposition parties, former Prime Minister Noda of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan should strengthen cooperation not only with the Japan Restoration Party but also with the Democratic Party for the People in order to aim for wide support as a "centrist party for the people." showed the idea.
Shogi Leo Koyama Right to become a professional without experiencing the "recommendation meeting" for the first time after the war
Reo Koyama (29), an amateur from Iwate Prefecture who was challenging the "transfer exam" to become a professional shogi player, won the game on the 13th and won the right to become a professional shogi player. It is the first time since the war that she has acquired the right to become a professional player without experiencing the Japan Shogi Association's Shogi player training institution "Encouragement Meeting".
Saitama murder case of three parents and children Appraisal detention to investigate suspect's responsibility
A 40-year-old suspect who is suspected of murdering a couple and their eldest daughter in Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture last December, has been detained for four months from the 13th to examine his criminal responsibility. made it clear that
Former Prime Minister Abe shooting incident Defendant Yamagami is prosecuted after a series of police investigations
Tetsuya Yamagami, who was indicted for murder in a case where former Prime Minister Abe was shot during a speech, was prosecuted on suspicion of shooting a building containing a facility related to the former Unification Church on the 13th. , completed a series of investigations.
Boxing Kenshiro Teraji To unify 3 groups Play against Puerto Rican players
It was announced that Kenshiro Teraji, the unified champion of the two groups of professional boxing light flyweight, will face the WBO = world boxing organization champion Puerto Rico on April 8th, over the unification of the three groups. In addition, the debut match of Tenshin Nasukawa, who was called a kickboxing prodigy and turned to boxing, will be held on the same day.
Toyota announces new system President Sato "Accelerating EV initiatives"
On the 13th, Toyota Motor Corporation announced a new management structure effective April 1st. At a press conference, the next president, Tsuneharu Sato, who will succeed Akio Toyoda, who came from the founding family, expressed his intention to accelerate the development of the next-generation EV = electric vehicle platform with the goal of 2026.
Jusaburo Tsujimura, puppet artist, dies at 89
Jusaburo Tsujimura, a puppet artist known for works such as NHK's serial puppet show "Shin Hakkenden", passed away at a hospital in Hiroshima Prefecture on the 5th of this month. he was 89 years old.
Vocational school students call for blood donation cooperation with handmade chocolate Niigata
Before Valentine's Day on the 14th, students who are learning to make sweets at a vocational school in Niigata City held an event to hand out handmade chocolates to people who came to donate blood. I am calling.
Odakyu Line Suspension of operation Up and down lines between Shinjuku and Kyodo Expected to resume around 16:00
Odakyu Odawara Line has suspended operation on the up and down lines between Shinjuku Station and Kyodo Station from 2:36 pm due to an accident resulting in injury or death. Driving is expected to resume around 4:00 p.m.
Rakuten Masahiro Tanaka will be the opening pitcher against Nippon-Ham at a new stadium in Hokkaido
Professional baseball Rakuten will have Masahiro Tanaka as the opening pitcher in the opening game of this season, which will be held in Hokkaido on the 30th of next month.
NFL Super Bowl Chiefs win for the first time in three seasons, defeat the Eagles
In the Super Bowl, which decides the champion of the NFL = American Professional Football League this season, the Chiefs won the Eagles 38 to 35 and won the championship for the third time in three seasons.
Administrative guidance for Docomo communication failure Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Two incidents occurred in December last year
Regarding the two NTT Docomo communication failures that occurred one after another in December last year, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications called President Motoyuki Ii on the 13th and said, ``The continuous occurrence of such serious accidents hinders the interests of users. and have a serious impact on social and economic activities,” and gave administrative guidance to take measures to prevent recurrence. NTT Docomo's communication failure occurred on December 17th and 20th last year, making it difficult for some users in western Japan to use Internet services, affecting a total of 3.11 million people.
Syria earthquake 'damages schools, fears of long-term impact on education' UNICEF
A person in charge of UNICEF = United Nations Children's Fund stationed in Syria, which has been severely damaged by the earthquake, said that in the affected area, there was a shortage of fuel and medical supplies due to the civil war, and some schools were rebuilding. It has been greatly damaged by the earthquake, and there are concerns about the long-term impact on children's education.
Ibaraki Koga Collision between passenger cars at intersection 7 people transported 1 person dead 1 person seriously injured
At around midnight on the 13th, a passenger car collided head-on at an intersection in Koga City, Ibaraki Prefecture, and seven men and women in their 20s and 30s were taken to hospital. It has become an unconscious body.
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo IT companies and new companies with "startup company support"
Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, has decided to establish a new company together with real estate and IT companies to attract and nurture "startup companies" that create innovative businesses through new technology development. .
Olympic bid rigging case Suspended nomination of three companies including Dentsu where former executives were arrested Tokyo Metropolitan Government
In response to the bid-rigging incident over the operation of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has taken measures to suspend the nomination of three companies, including advertising giant Dentsu, whose former executives have been arrested, to prevent them from participating in projects ordered by the metropolitan government. I was.
Accident involving 3 cars in Kyogoku-cho, Hokkaido 6 people including a 2-year-old girl transported to the hospital
On the morning of the 13th, there was an accident involving three vehicles, such as a head-on collision between cars on a national highway in Kyogoku-cho, Hokkaido, and six people, including a 2-year-old girl, were transported to the hospital. Police are investigating the cause of the accident, assuming it may have slipped on the frozen road.
Arrested on suspicion of fraud when purchasing products using someone else's payment code with au PAY
A 28-year-old Chinese suspect was arrested for purchasing a product using a payment code that registered another person's credit card information with the smartphone payment service "au PAY". The suspect was invited on SNS to say, ``You can make money by buying things,'' so the Metropolitan Police Department is also investigating the role of the instructor. He has denied some of the allegations against the investigation.
President Zelensky ``Detach the funding mechanism for Russia''
Russia, which continues its military invasion of Ukraine, is intensifying its attacks in the surrounding areas to seize Ukrainian strongholds in the east. Under these circumstances, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said, ``We must cut off from the international community all mechanisms that provide funding for Russia's aggression,'' emphasizing the idea of working with the international community to increase pressure on Russia. Did.
Nikkei Stock Average temporarily over 400 yen price drop Tokyo Stock Market
On the 13th of the week, the Tokyo stock market and the Nikkei Stock Average fell by more than 400 yen at one point. In the Tokyo market, sell orders are spreading to many stocks due to the heightened sense of caution about the prolonged monetary tightening in the United States and the uncertainty about the future of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy.
Miho Takagi finishes 2nd in the women's 1000m at the Speed Skating World Cup
The fifth round of the speed skating World Cup was held in Poland on the 12th, and Miho Takagi finished second in the women's 1000m.
JR Sobu Line Rapid Train Chuo/Sobu Line Local Trains Temporarily Suspended
Local trains on the JR Chuo and Sobu lines were suspended on the inbound and outbound lines between Chiba Station and Mitaka Station due to the accident resulting in injury or death, but they resumed operation between Makuhari Station and Mitaka Station. Also, due to this influence, the JR Sobu Line rapid train is still suspended on the up and down lines between Chiba Station and Tokyo Station. It is scheduled to resume operation around 7:00 am.
US military ``shot down some kind of new flying object'' US media reports
Multiple US media reported on the 12th that the US military shot down some kind of new flying object over Lake Huron, one of the five Great Lakes. US forces shot down a Chinese balloon over the southern coast of South Carolina on the 4th, and shot down unidentified objects flying over Alaska and Canada on the 10th and 11th, respectively. I am heightening my vigilance.
Relaxation of minpaku management business operator requirements Expected to increase properties even in rural areas
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism plans to relax the requirements for businesses that manage private lodging properties and begin operation within the new fiscal year. As the number of foreign tourists is expected to increase, it is expected that the number of private lodging properties will also increase in rural areas.
Two years after the Fukushima earthquake with a seismic intensity of 6 strong, repairs cannot keep up with repeated damage
On the 13th, it will be two years since an earthquake with a maximum seismic intensity of upper 6 was observed in Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures. The disaster area in Fukushima Prefecture was hit by an earthquake with a maximum seismic intensity of upper 6 in March last year, and there are still buildings that cannot be repaired due to repeated damage.
A series of moves to increase personnel at related manufacturers to maximize the use of nuclear power plants
In order to realize a decarbonized society and provide a stable supply of energy, the government has announced the maximum utilization of nuclear power generation, including the restart of operations. There is a series of movements to
Turkey-Syria earthquake kills more than 30,000 people in one week, desperate rescue efforts continue
On the 13th, it will be a week since the devastating earthquake struck near the Syrian border in southern Turkey. In both Turkey and Syria, more than 33,000 people have died so far, with many still believed to be trapped under collapsed buildings as desperate rescue efforts continue.
Bank of Japan governor appointment economist Ueda presentation to ruling and opposition parties
On the 14th, the government will present a plan to appoint economist Kazuo Ueda as the new governor of the Bank of Japan. In response to this, it is expected that there will be lively debate in the Diet over the aim of Mr. Ueda's appointment and the direction of future monetary policy.
China ``preparing to shoot down unidentified flying object,'' some media reports
While the Chinese side strongly objected to the US shooting down a Chinese balloon, some Chinese media said, ``An unidentified flying object has been found in the waters around Shandong Province and is preparing to shoot it down,'' local authorities said. has issued a notice to caution fishing boats. Meanwhile, state media has so far said nothing.