Residential fire 2 people found dead Osaka unable to contact elderly couple
On the evening of the 14th, there was a fire at a house in Izumi City, Osaka, and two people were found dead. Police are confirming the identity of the elderly couple who live in this house and have been out of contact since the fire.
US consumer price index rises 6.4%, falling below the previous month for 7 consecutive months
The US consumer price index for January was released and rose 6.4% compared to the same month last year. The rate of increase fell below the previous month for the seventh consecutive month. It will be interesting to see how the Federal Reserve Board, the central bank, will decide to raise interest rates in response to these trends in consumer prices.
Former President of the Science Council of Japan Statement “Reconsider the government proposal for member selection”
Regarding the organization of the Science Council of Japan, the government has indicated a policy of amending the law, including the introduction of a system in which a third party is involved in the selection of members. They jointly issued a statement urging Prime Minister Kishida to revise the law, stating, "The government's proposal only undermines the selection method adopted to guarantee the autonomy that is essential for member selection." He called on the government to reconsider the reforms that would accompany it.
In Japan, the Ministry of Defense announced whether it was a Chinese unmanned reconnaissance balloon in the past
The Ministry of Defense has just analyzed balloon-shaped flying objects that have been confirmed in Japan's airspace in the past, including those in November 2019, June 2020, and September 2021. announced that it was strongly presumed to be an unmanned reconnaissance balloon flown by. In response to this, we strongly urge the Chinese government to confirm the facts through diplomatic channels and to prevent such a situation from occurring in the future. It means that you have applied for Even if it is a balloon, if it intrudes into Japan's airspace without Japan's permission, it constitutes an infringement of Japan's airspace. We will continue to monitor vigilance.
Due to high electricity bills, the university library will close early.
How do you feel about your recent electricity and gas bills? When I talked to the people in the town, I heard one after another that they were surprised by the high price... It's not just the household budget that's suffering. It is starting to affect familiar places such as universities and public baths. (Osaka Broadcasting Station Reporter Tamon Fujii Director Kei Takahashi)
[Details] Personal consumption lacking strength in GDP Expert "The point is a wage increase"
According to the GDP announced on the 14th, both personal consumption and corporate capital investment, which are the driving forces of the economy, lacked strength. We have somehow managed to secure positive growth due to inbound demand and service consumption such as travel and dining out due to the government's nationwide travel support. A series of price hikes for food and other items has had a direct impact on people's lives, and the GDP shows that people are becoming more thrifty. We asked experts based on on-site interviews about the key points for the economy to pick up in the future.
Turkey-Syria Earthquake Extensive Damage Detailed with Maps and Images
A devastating earthquake struck near the Syrian border in southern Turkey. To date, more than 35,000 people have died in both Turkey and Syria, and the number of affected people is said to reach approximately 26 million. Looking at the map of this earthquake, we can see that similar devastating damage has occurred in multiple distant cities. Little by little, I learned about the damage situation in Syria. It has also been pointed out that it is difficult to provide support due to the civil war.
Toyota honorary chairman Shoichiro Toyoda dies, becoming one of the world's leading automakers
Honorary Chairman Shoichiro Toyoda, who made Toyota Motor Corporation one of the world's leading automakers, died of heart failure on the evening of the 14th. he was 97 years old.
Government suspends nomination of three companies including Dentsu Former executive arrested in Tokyo Olympic bid-rigging case
In response to the bid-rigging incident over the operation of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the government decided to order three companies, including advertising giant Dentsu, whose former executives were arrested, from the 15th. We have decided to take measures to suspend nominations that will make it impossible to participate.
231 chocolates and other Valentine's gifts for "Hikonyan"
On the 14th of Valentine's Day, more than 200 chocolates and other items from all over Japan were delivered to Hikonyan, a popular character in Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture, and were displayed at the city hall.
iPS cell "cardiomyocyte sheet" transplant surgery at Kyushu University Osaka University and others developed
A group from Kyushu University and Osaka University announced that they performed an operation to transplant a ``cardiomyocyte sheet'' made from iPS cells into a sheet of heart muscle cells to a patient with heart disease. This is the second surgery to be performed outside of Osaka University, where the sheet was developed.
“Club activity guidance is working hours” Corrective recommendation to pay unpaid overtime pay Chiba
At private junior and senior high schools in Chiba Prefecture, the Labor Standards Inspection Office recognizes the time spent by teachers on days off, such as coaching club activities, as working hours, and corrects the school to pay unpaid overtime. made a recommendation.
SOURCENEXT “Possibility of Leakage of Personal Information of Over 120,000 Customers”
Sourcenext, an IT company that develops and sells security software, has announced that its servers may have been accessed illegally from the outside and the credit card information of more than 120,000 customers may have been leaked. According to the company, the payment program may have been tampered with, and information such as customers who registered credit card information on their site may have been leaked from November last year to last month.
Man shoots at Michigan State University, killing 3
A man fired a gun at a university in Michigan in the Midwest on the 13th, killing three people and injuring five. The suspect was later found dead, and police are investigating the motive for the incident.
Soccer J1 3 days after the opening, the players of 18 teams are enthusiastic
Three days before the opening of the soccer J-League, an event was held in which players from 18 J1 teams participated. I want to," he said enthusiastically.
Preparation of answers for last year's extraordinary Diet Some government offices were chased until early morning on the day of questioning
During the extraordinary session of the Diet last year, many government offices were busy preparing answers until the day of the question-and-answer session at the committee, and it turned out that some government offices stayed until the early morning of the day.
“Wearing a jumper to school on a cold day” School decides to review rules
Last month, when the weather became severely cold, a public junior high school in Hiroshima City instructed students who came to school wearing jumpers not to wear them based on "school rules". Last week, when it was reported on NHK, it received a great response. On the 13th, this junior high school reviewed the conventional response, saying, ``For the time being, it is allowed to wear jackets such as windbreakers.''
Rakuten Group financial results record maximum deficit of 372.8 billion yen due to investment in mobile phone business
The financial results announced by the Rakuten Group for the past year showed a deficit of 372.8 billion yen in the final profit and loss in the mobile phone business, due to increased investment in base station construction to expand the communication area. The deficit is the largest ever for the fourth consecutive year. On the other hand, sales increased by 14.6% from the previous year to a record high of 1.9278 trillion yen due to an increase in users in the financial business, including online securities.
Valentine's gift to panda Returned to China next week Wakayama
February 14th is Valentine's Day. At a theme park in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, a male giant panda, which will be returned to China next week, was presented with a thank you gift.
Kyushu Expressway Highway bus driving all the way to the drive recorder
On the 5th of this month, a 59-year-old self-employed person was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving injury for injuring five passengers, including a high-end sports car, on a highway bus running on the Kyushu Expressway in Kumamoto City. it was done. The drive recorder showed the whole story of tailgating, such as the moment when the bus suddenly stopped in front and the bus collided with it, and how the suspect got out of the car and yelled.
Braille blocks indicating that you are inside a railroad crossing Installed at a railroad crossing on the JR Wakayama Line
In April last year, in Yamatokoriyama City, Nara Prefecture, a visually impaired woman died after coming into contact with a train inside a railroad crossing. Braille blocks were installed to make it clear.
One week until the return of Ueno Zoo "Shang Shan" Fans miss farewell
It's been a week since Ueno Zoo's giant panda "Shang Xiang" was returned to China. Many fans have visited the zoo, and are saddened to say goodbye by taking videos and photos of their final moments.
"H3" first launch 17th JAXA "weather conditions are not met"
Regarding the first unit of Japan's new main rocket "H3" scheduled to be launched on the 15th, JAXA = Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said that it is expected that the weather conditions around the launch site will not be met. The launch date is set for the 17th of this month.
More than 100 arrested on suspicion of voyeurism Online sales Sales of over 150 million yen
A 46-year-old suspect in Kyoto City was arrested by the police for voyeurizing the skirts of more than 100 women at commercial facilities. It is believed that the voyeur video was sold on the Internet and sold over 150 million yen.
Government proposal to appoint economist Kazuo Ueda to the new governor of the Bank of Japan presented to the Diet
The government has submitted to the Diet a proposal to appoint economist Kazuo Ueda, a former deliberative committee member of the Bank of Japan, as the new governor of the Bank of Japan. He also proposed to appoint Ryozo Himino, former Commissioner of the Financial Services Agency, and Shinichi Uchida, a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Japan, as the two Deputy Governors.
Wage standard for public construction workers to be raised by 5.2%, exceeding 5% for the first time in nine years
As prices continue to rise and it becomes an issue to deal with wage hikes, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has decided to raise the labor unit price, which is the standard for wages for public construction workers, by an average of 5.2% nationwide from next month. rice field. It is the first time in nine years that the increase has surpassed 5%.
President Assad accepts expansion of northwestern Syria support route after major earthquake
More than 35,000 people have died in both countries so far in the devastating earthquake near the Syrian border in southern Turkey. In the northwestern part of Syria, which has been severely damaged, there has been only one support route from neighboring Turkey until now, but Syrian President Assad has announced that he will accept increasing routes.
Unauthorized login to LINE Pay to purchase products or Chinese company executive arrested
A Chinese company executive was arrested for fraudulently logging in to another person's account for the smartphone payment service "LINE Pay" and purchasing products at a convenience store. It is believed that he was a driver who bought goods, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the details. He denies the allegations against the investigation.
Pentagon releases photos of downed Chinese balloon transported with salvaged wreckage
The U.S. Department of Defense has released a photo of the transport of the recovered wreckage of a Chinese balloon shot down by U.S. forces off the coast of South Carolina. On the other hand, the wreckage of flying objects shot down over Alaska and elsewhere has not yet been recovered, and the US government is planning to expedite recovery work.
Philippines “Laser irradiation from China Coast Guard ship to patrol boat”
The Philippine Coast Guard has accused a Philippine patrol vessel of being hit by a laser beam from a China Coast Guard vessel in its EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) in the South China Sea.
Annual rate of GDP in October-December last year +0.6%, positive for the first time in two quarters
GDP = Gross Domestic Product from October to December last year turned positive for the first time in two quarters, with a yearly increase of 0.6% compared to the previous three months.
More than 4,800 minors sexually abused in Portuguese church in 70 years
At least 4,800 minors may have been sexually abused in the Portuguese Catholic Church over the past 70 years, according to a report.
Soaring prices of imported soybeans Tofu makers moving to increase domestic soybean products
As the price of imported soybeans has skyrocketed due to the impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, etc., there is a growing movement among tofu manufacturers to increase the number of products that use domestically produced soybeans.
Today, October-December 2019 GDP announced, positive growth expected
On the 14th, the Cabinet Office will announce GDP = gross domestic product from October to December last year. Against the backdrop of a recovery in consumption of services such as travel and eating and drinking, and an increase in inbound demand due to the easing of border measures, the average growth rate in the private sector is projected to be in the mid-2% range in real annual terms.
Turkey/Syria Earthquake: NPOs in disaster-stricken areas “Keep interested and support”
A person in charge of an NPO in Kobe City, which has been active in the disaster area since the occurrence of a large earthquake in southern Turkey, responded to an NHK online interview, saying, "Many large-scale buildings have collapsed and reconstruction will take time. We need to keep it up and continue to support it," he said.
More than 35,000 killed in Turkey-Syria earthquake
More than 35,000 people have died in both countries so far in the week since the devastating earthquake struck near the Syrian border in southern Turkey. Rescue operations are still ongoing in the area, and there are concerns that people will have to live in evacuation areas for a long time.
White House official: No US aircraft flying over Chinese territory
As the United States continues to shoot down Chinese balloons and other flying objects, China claims that American balloons are flying illegally in Chinese airspace. In response, a high-ranking White House official denied the allegations, saying, "There is no American aircraft flying over Chinese airspace."
Russian Ministry of Defense “Seize the vicinity of the base in eastern Ukraine” attack intensified
The Russian Ministry of Defense, which continues its military invasion of Ukraine, claims to have taken control of the vicinity of the Ukrainian side's base in the east, and is believed to be intensifying the attack. NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary-General Stoltenberg has indicated that a large-scale attack by Russia, which is wary that Ukraine and other countries will be carried out one year after the start of military aggression, has already begun. I was.
49% "feel" opinion poll
In an NHK poll, 49% of respondents said they felt uneasy about the security of the area they live in, with robberies occurring one after another all over the country. People were 45%.