Toyota to start full-scale production of EVs in the United States in 2025 Batteries are also produced in the United States
In order to respond to the expansion of the EV = electric vehicle market, Toyota Motor Corporation will start full-scale production of EVs in the United States in 2025. Batteries, which are the main components, will also be produced in the United States, and we plan to establish an efficient production system.
Mass rally of Russian regime supporters Putin may also give a speech
A mass rally of supporters of the regime is being held in the Russian capital Moscow on the 22nd, just one year after Russia's military invasion of Ukraine began. After this, President Putin is expected to give a speech and call for unity among the people, arguing that the Western side is strengthening its confrontational stance.
``Obligation to introduce minor health insurance cards is unconstitutional due to large risks'' sued by doctors and others
About 200 doctors and dentists in Tokyo have complained to the government about the policy of abolishing health insurance cards next fall and integrating them with My Number cards, saying, "The cost of equipment and the risk of information leakage are large." caused We are asking medical institutions to admit that they are not obligated to introduce it.
Chinese fishing boat off the coast of Kagoshima Tokara Islands
On the afternoon of the 22nd, the 10th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters said that a Chinese coral fishing boat was operating without permission from Japan in Japan's exclusive economic zone off the coast of the Tokara Islands in Kagoshima Prefecture. arrested the captain of
Reported that multiple people were swept away in Kochi Niyodo River Were you fishing for glass eels?
According to the Kochi Coast Guard Department, around 8:35 pm on the 22nd, a nearby person reported that "multiple adults were swept away near the mouth of the Niyodo River in Kochi City." From the contents of the report, it seems that the people who were swept away were fishing for glass eels, so the Kochi Coast Guard Department and the fire department are conducting search activities and investigating the detailed situation.
"H3" launch canceled Abnormalities in the first stage of the rocket JAXA survey results
On the 17th of this month, regarding the first unit of Japan's new flagship rocket "H3" whose launch was canceled, JAXA = Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) found an abnormality in the equipment in the first stage of the rocket that supplies power to the main engine. I have revealed the results of the investigation that happened. After investigating the cause, JAXA plans to launch again by the 10th of next month.
28 years with the panda Eimei
Eimei, a giant panda who has 16 cubs and has one of the world's leading breeding achievements, was called "Super Papa". On February 22, he was returned to China from the theme park "Adventure World" in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, along with his twin daughters "Ouhin" and "Touhin". We asked Deputy Director Kenko Nakao, who has been taking care of Eimei as a veterinarian since he first came to the zoo, to look back on the 28 years he has walked with Eimei. (Wakayama Broadcasting Station Reporter Ryo Fukuda)
One year after the start of the invasion of Ukraine Prime Minister Kishida to press conference on the 24th
The government announced that Prime Minister Kishida will hold a press conference from 6:10 pm on the 24th, in line with the one year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Based on the position as the chair country of the G7 = seven major countries, it is expected to explain how to proceed with initiatives such as sanctions against Russia and support for Ukraine in the future.
Mother arrested on suspicion of causing injury to death
Last year, in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, a mother was arrested for assaulting a 2-year-old boy and causing him to die. I found out that my mother never let me go to kindergarten because of poor health. We will tell you in detail about the circumstances leading up to the incident and the response of the prefecture and the Child Guidance Center.
Presentation ceremony of the Akutagawa Prize and the Naoki Prize Four winners speak with joy
The presentation ceremony for the 168th Akutagawa Prize and the Naoki Prize was held in Tokyo on the 22nd, and the four award-winning artists expressed their joy.
Russia announces suspension of implementation of nuclear disarmament treaty Shakes and strengthens the United States
Almost a year has passed since Russia began its military invasion of Ukraine, and Russia has stepped up its sway by announcing that it will suspend the implementation of the nuclear disarmament treaty with the United States. In addition, in Moscow, the capital, a large-scale rally was held by supporters of the regime, and President Putin's participation was reported, which seems to be aimed at calling for unity.
Wakayama Shirahama panda 3 pandas returned to China arrive at Kansai Airport
Three giant pandas from a theme park in Shirahama, Wakayama arrived at Kansai Airport on the afternoon of the 22nd, and work is underway to put them on a special plane. As soon as the work is over, we are planning to leave for Chengdu, China, where we will return.
LGBT legislative bill Concerned about the wording of former Foreign Minister Nakasone ``discrimination is not allowed''
Former Liberal Democratic Party Minister for Foreign Affairs Nakasone expressed concern about the inclusion of the phrase "discrimination is unacceptable," which is the focus of legislation to promote understanding of LGBT people.
Support for sponsors About 30% of local governments "need improvement"
For people who have evacuated to Japan from Ukraine, sponsors such as relatives and acquaintances are said to provide a certain amount of livelihood support. When NHK conducted a survey of local governments accepting evacuees, approximately 30% of the respondents said that support provided by sponsors "needs to be improved." It is said that "trouble is occurring between evacuees" and so on. It has been pointed out that there is a need to support underwriters as a whole society.
North Korea's ICBM-class missile "Is there some progress within the year?" South Korean intelligence agency
A South Korean intelligence agency has indicated that North Korea's development of a solid-fuel ICBM = intercontinental ballistic missile-class missile that can be launched quickly may show some progress within the year. rice field.
Ritsumin representative "Secretary shaking his head during questioning" Prime Minister "Response with a sense of tension"
At the House of Representatives Budget Committee, Representative Izumi of the Constitutional Democratic Party criticized the Prime Minister's secretary for shaking his head during the morning question and answer session. In the afternoon's Q&A, Prime Minister Kishida said that he could not confirm such a fact, but he indicated that he would instruct the government to respond with a sense of urgency.
NHK morning drama from next spring is "Tora ni Tsubasa" starring Sairi Ito
NHK's serial TV novel, which will be broadcast from spring next year, has been decided to be "Tora ni Tsubasa", which depicts a female lawyer living in a turbulent era, modeled on Yoshiko Mibuchi, one of Japan's first female lawyers. . The main character will be played by actor Sairi Ito.
Merry Christmas at the juvenile detention center
Sweets for 100 people were delivered to a juvenile training school in Hyogo Prefecture last Christmas. A picture book drawn by the boys as a thank you. It seems that the boys received more than just sweets. (Osaka Broadcasting Station Reporter Sachiko Inoue)
Stock price temporarily dropped by more than 400 yen Cautious view on the future of the world economy
In the Tokyo stock market on the 22nd, the number of sell orders increased, and the Nikkei Stock Average dropped by more than 400 yen at one point.
Gasoline price nationwide average 167.4 yen per liter, unchanged from last week
According to the Petroleum Information Center, which is commissioned by the government to investigate gasoline prices, the national average retail price of regular gasoline as of the 20th of this month was 167.4 yen per liter, unchanged from last week.
12 years after the NZ earthquake, a memorial ceremony was held locally, and Japanese bereaved families also attended for the first time in three years.
On the 22nd, it will be 12 years since the earthquake in southern New Zealand, which killed 185 people, including 28 Japanese.
1 year after invasion of Ukraine More than 60% of Japanese companies suspend or withdraw from Russian business
It has been a year since the invasion, and more than 60% of Japanese companies based in Russia have either suspended or withdrawn from the local business. A total of 64.6% of companies will withdraw or suspend business, an increase of about 10 points from the previous survey in August last year.
Hiroshima Carp Ryori Kuribayashi - Heading to the WBC Camp facing the ball
Ryoji Kuribayashi, a professional baseball player who helped win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics two years ago, held down the Carp. He was selected to represent Japan in the WBC = World Baseball Classic, which will start in March, and has been making early adjustments. The pitcher Kuribayashi faced at the Nichinan Camp was the official WBC ball. We interviewed pitcher Kuribayashi, who is trying to get used to the "slippery, heavy, big" ball. (Hiroshima Broadcasting Station Reporter Yu Yokoyama)
Ritsumin and Ishin ``Failure to attend the court without justifiable reason'' to submit a bill to suspend payment of annual expenses
The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and the Japan Restoration Party will submit a bill to the Diet next week that would allow them to suspend the payment of annual expenses to members of the Diet who do not appear in the House without good reason.
Rakugo performer Shofukutei Shohei dies at 66
Rakugo storyteller Shohei Shofukutei, who was active in TV variety shows, passed away on the morning of the 22nd. he was 66 years old.
Shunto Toyota Motor Management Side Wage Raise and Bonus Full Response Policy
On the 22nd, Toyota's first labor-management negotiations were held on the 22nd of this year's spring labor offensive, and the management indicated a policy of fully responding to the union's request for wage increases and bonuses. In the first round of negotiations, the debate over wages and bonuses was virtually settled.
House of Representatives Budget Committee Countermeasures against Declining Birthrate Prime Minister “Presenting Policy and Financial Resources Aligned by June”
In the Diet, intensive deliberations are being held at the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives. Izumi, the representative of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, called for the abolishment of income restrictions on child allowances as a countermeasure against the declining birthrate. I expressed my desire to
Nagasaki Mitsubishi Heavy Industries factory reports gas explosion One person is unconscious
According to the information received by the Nagasaki City Fire Department, before 11:30 am on the 22nd, there was a report that "a gas explosion occurred and one person was involved" at a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries factory in Higashitategami-cho, Nagasaki City. One person is unconscious and in critical condition. Firefighters are now dispatched to respond. According to the police, there is also information that the paint caught fire and exploded.
Tokyo Komae robbery and murder case 2 people arrested, including 2 other people arrested
Among the series of wide-area robberies, the Metropolitan Police Department arrested two people, including the executioners, on the 22nd in a robbery-murder case in which a 90-year-old woman was murdered at a house in Komae City, Tokyo last month. I understand. The two people who were arrested in a different case are also planning to be arrested on suspicion of robbery and murder, and the Metropolitan Police Department has decided to quickly clarify the actual situation and chain of command of the group that has repeatedly committed crimes while changing the executive role. .
President Putin “justifies invasion” G7 “blatant disregard of international law” sanctions
It has been almost a year since Russia started its military invasion of Ukraine, and in response to President Putin's speech justifying the invasion and emphasizing that it would continue in the future, the foreign ministers of the G7 = seven major countries said on the 21st, In a joint statement, they strongly condemned Russia and indicated that they would impose additional sanctions.
Long-term interest rate temporarily rises to 0.505% Exceeds upper limit of fluctuation range of 0.5% for 2 consecutive days
In the bond market on the 22nd, the movement to sell government bonds increased, and the long-term interest rate temporarily rose to 0.505%, exceeding the 0.5% upper limit of fluctuation range set by the Bank of Japan following the 21st. There is increasing pressure on interest rates due to concerns that the Bank of Japan will move to revise its monetary easing measures.
Disposition of Rep. Garthy Decided by the third heaviest ``apology at the floor'' Upper House
The House of Councillors has decided that the NHK party's Rep. Garthy, who continues to be absent from the Diet, will be the third most severe of the four disciplinary measures, ``an apology at the assembly hall.'' If Garthy does not respond, it is expected that the punishment will be considered again, including the most severe "expulsion".
Stock price temporarily dropped by more than 400 yen Receiving price drop in NY market
On the 22nd, the Tokyo stock market and the Nikkei Stock Average fell by more than 400 yen at one point. In the New York market on the 21st, there was a growing sense of caution about the future of the American economy, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq stock index dropped sharply, but in response to this, the Tokyo market also issued sell orders for a wide range of stocks.
Spring garden party to be held on May 11 for the first time in five years
An interview with officials revealed that the spring garden party hosted by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress will be held on May 11, after the long holidays. It is the first time since Reiwa that a garden party will be held.
Italy Prime Minister Meloni Visits Ukraine Shows Continued Military Support
Prime Minister Meloni of Italy visited Ukraine on the 21st, held a press conference after meeting with President Zelensky in Kyiv, the capital, and indicated that he would continue to provide military assistance.
NY Dow price drop close to 700 dollars Yen exchange rate temporarily 1 dollar = 135 yen level
In the New York stock market on the 21st, selling orders swelled as concerns spread over the future performance of major American retailers, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell sharply by nearly $700.
[Updated from time to time] Russia invades Ukraine (Movement on the 22nd)
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 22nd (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.)
President Biden's speech in Poland: 'Russia will never win'
President Biden of the United States made a speech in Poland, where he was visiting, before the one year anniversary of the start of Russia's military invasion, stating that ``Russia will never win in Ukraine,'' determined to continue to support Ukraine. emphasized again.
Turkish and Syrian earthquake President Erdogan visits to public housing construction
More than 48,000 people have been confirmed dead so far in the devastating earthquake that struck near the Syrian border in southern Turkey on the 6th of this month. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who visited the affected areas, announced that construction of public housing will begin in March.
February 22nd is Cat Day About 40% of cats are microchipped compared to dogs
February 22nd is known as "Cat's Day" due to a number pun. While the number of cats kept as pets is said to exceed that of dogs, only about 40% of dogs are fitted with microchips to identify individuals.
Ministry of the Environment rushes to develop measurement methods such as 'PFOS' detected around US military bases
The Ministry of the Environment hastened the development of a method to measure the amount of organic fluorine compounds that have been detected in rivers and groundwater near U.S. military bases. We plan to establish it at an early stage.
President Putin's Speech Suspends the Nuclear Disarmament Treaty U.S. Contains the Display of Nuclear Forces
In his first annual State of the Union address since invading Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin unilaterally said he would temporarily suspend the implementation of the nuclear disarmament treaty with the United States. He also strongly discouraged the United States and others, which are showing off Russia's nuclear arsenal and stepping up military support for Ukraine.