G7 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting to confirm support for Ukraine
Before the G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors of 20 major countries opens on the 24th in Bengaluru, southern India, Japan will serve as the chair country locally from 7:30 pm Japan time G7 = 7 major countries A conference of several countries will be held.
Some industries can't decide how to respond
In response to the government's policy on March 13, ``Wearing a mask is left to individual judgment,'' industry groups such as restaurants, offices, karaoke, and movie theaters are considering revising their guidelines. While there are still voices of anxiety about infection, there are some who are worried about what kind of rules to follow.
Tokyo Komae robbery murder The next day, the same group is planning a robbery in Adachi Ward
In a robbery-murder case in which a 90-year-old woman was murdered at a house in Komae City, Tokyo, another member joined the suspects who were arrested on the 22nd, and the next day, they broke into a house in Adachi Ward. An interview with investigators revealed that there was a suspicion. The Metropolitan Police Department believes that the same group was planning a series of robberies by replacing some members, and is investigating the chain of command.
WBC Aki Sasaki to the send-off match on the 25th "not only the content but also the result"
Among the Japanese national team preparing for the WBC = World Baseball Classic in Miyazaki City, Lotte pitcher Aki Sasaki practiced pitching in the bullpen on the 23rd, and the starter is scheduled for the send-off game on the 25th. He showed his enthusiasm by saying, "I want to value not only the content but also the results."
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications appeals to more than 70% of all citizens to apply for “Myna Card”
As of the 21st, the number of people who applied for a My Number Card exceeded 70% of all citizens. In order to further popularize the system, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Matsumoto called for applications to be made as soon as possible, considering that the deadline for applying for cards eligible for "Minor Points 2nd" is until the end of this month.
Olympic bid rigging case Create a list of contractors from the summer before the bid, update the contents
In a case of collusion over the operation of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the Organizing Committee of the Games and Dentsu, a major advertising company, began to create a list of companies to receive orders from the summer of the year before the bidding, and even after that, until just before the bidding. Interviews with related parties have newly revealed that meetings were held frequently to update the content. The special investigation unit of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office is believed to be investigating whether the organizing committee and Dentsu have been involved in repeated fraudulent order adjustments.
One year after the invasion of Ukraine, the neighboring country of Georgia accepts human resources from Russia
As Russia continues to invade Ukraine, many personnel have flowed out of the country to escape economic sanctions and the partial mobilization of reserve forces that began in September last year. It is Georgia, a neighboring country of Russia and independent from the former Soviet Union, that leads to its own economic growth by accepting such people.
Acceptance of evacuees from Ukraine Differences in support content depending on municipality
Ahead of the one-year anniversary of Russia's military invasion, NHK conducted a survey of local governments accepting evacuees from Ukraine, and 69 local governments responded that they were "providing sufficient support." 25% of the respondents answered that they did not receive enough support. Experts point out that there may be differences in the content of support depending on the local government.
Tohoku University cheering team cheers for examinees before the second exam, in front of Sendai station for the first time in three years
Tohoku University's second exam will be held from the 25th. For the first time in three years, the Tohoku University cheering squad cheered on students from all over Japan in front of Sendai Station.
The best time to see the early blooming "Kawazu cherry blossoms" The tunnel of cherry blossoms Shizuoka Kawazu town
In Kawazu Town, Shizuoka Prefecture, the Kawazu cherry blossoms, which are known as early-blooming cherry blossoms, are in full bloom, and many tourists are enjoying the tunnel of cherry blossoms.
Three pandas in Shirahama, Wakayama arrived at the airport in Chengdu, Sichuan, China
A special plane carrying three giant pandas from a theme park in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, arrived at the airport in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China on the night of the 22nd, local time.
Yakult Tetsuto Yamada-WBC2023 only if you stick to "quantity"
Despite winning consecutive league titles, his personal performance was never satisfactory. Yakult captain Tetsuto Yamada. Turning the frustration of last season into strength, I imposed on myself to do the "quantity". To his second WBC. We aim to be the best in the world with our passion for the Hinomaru. (Sports News Department Reporter Shohei Matsuyama)
China Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Coal mine collapse accident More than 50 people still missing
More than 50 people are still missing in the collapse accident that occurred on the 22nd at a coal mine in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, inland China, and rescue efforts are continuing. Chinese media reported that operations continued during the Lunar New Year holiday, and authorities are investigating the exact cause of the accident.
2-year-old child death case Arrested mother 'I don't know' why she died
In a case in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, a mother was arrested for assaulting a 2-year-old boy to death. I found out that I was Police are investigating the details of what happened at the time.
3 journalists killed in Florida shooting
A shooting incident occurred in Florida, USA, and a reporter who was covering the scene was shot dead. According to police, two other people, including a 9-year-old girl, were shot dead in the area, and police suspected a 19-year-old man was involved in a series of incidents. They have been detained and their motives are being investigated in detail.
JR Yokohama Line Yabe Station Driver is dozing off and overruns
Late at night on the 22nd, the driver of the JR Yokohama line fell asleep at the wheel and passed 60 meters past a station in Sagamihara city.
Emperor Akihito attends 63rd birthday celebration for first time since enthronement
On the 23rd, the Emperor's birthday, a public visit was held at the Imperial Palace to celebrate the 63rd birthday of His Majesty the Emperor. This is the first time for the general public to attend the birthday celebration since the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor.
Linear Shinkansen connecting New York and Washington
An event was held in New York to promote the construction of the Linear Shinkansen, which connects New York in the United States and Washington, D.C., in about an hour.
President Putin Declares Strengthening Nuclear Forces
With 24 days marking one year since the military invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he would mass-manufacture the latest weapons such as new ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles) and hypersonic missiles. Declared an enhancement. It seems that the purpose is to check the United States and others who are strengthening military support to Ukraine.
US State Department official: China's military aid to Russia "severe impact on US-China relations"
Politburo member Wang Yi, who oversees foreign affairs in China, visited Russia. A senior U.S. State Department official has expressed deep concern that China is considering military aid to Russia and warned that any support would have serious implications for U.S.-China relations.
[Updated as needed] Russia invades Ukraine (Movement on the 23rd)
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 23rd (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.)
Pentagon Releases 'Pictures Taken Above China's Balloons'
Regarding the Chinese balloon that was shot down after flying over the mainland of the United States, the US Department of Defense released a photo of the balloon in flight taken from above on the 22nd.
10 Palestinian civilians killed, more than 400 injured Israeli mopping up operation
10 Palestinians, including civilians, were killed and more than 400 injured in clashes with Palestinians in the West Bank of Palestine on the 22nd during a mopping-up operation by Israeli security forces. In response to this, Palestinian Islamic organizations strongly restrained the Israeli side in anticipation of retaliation, and there are concerns that tensions will further increase in the future.
Near the border of Tajikistan and China Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region M6.8 earthquake
USGS = According to the Geological Survey of the United States, after 9:30 am on the 23rd Japan time, there was an earthquake with an epicenter near the border between Tajikistan in Central Asia and China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. The depth of the epicenter is estimated to be 20.5 km, and the magnitude, which indicates the scale of the earthquake, is estimated to be 6.8. Further details, such as the extent of the damage, are not known.
UN emergency special meeting begins Western countries want to put pressure on Russia
Just one year before Russia began its military invasion of Ukraine, the United Nations General Assembly began an emergency special session to discuss a resolution once again calling for the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops. The European and American countries would like to adopt the resolution with a majority vote and put pressure on Russia.
Shohei Otani pitches first pitch in open game one day ahead of schedule Possibility of throwing with Fujinami
Manager Nevin of the Major League Angels has revealed that Shohei Otani's first pitch in the open game will be one day earlier than originally planned, and will be against the Athletics on the 28th of this month. Pitcher Shintaro Fujinami, who transferred to the Athletics from this season, may also pitch for the first time in an open game, and if it does, it will be a throwing match between two students in the same grade who have been attracting attention since high school.
IOC emphasizes mission to advance peace ahead of Russia's military aggression
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) issued a statement just one year after the start of Russia's military invasion of Ukraine, saying, "The Olympics cannot prevent war or conflict, but we must all respect the same rules." We can be a model for a world that respects each other," he said, emphasizing his mission to promote peace through sports.
Biden criticizes Putin's call to end nuclear disarmament treaty
U.S. President Biden criticized Russian President Putin's unilateral insistence on suspending the implementation of the nuclear disarmament treaty with the U.S. amid the prolonged military invasion of Ukraine.
Eight people, including Nobel laureates, ask Science Council of Japan to reconsider law revision
Concerning the organization of the Science Council of Japan, Japanese Nobel laureates and others have expressed their intention to revise the law, including the introduction of a system in which a third party is involved in the selection of members by the government. A person issued a statement saying, ``I am deeply concerned that the revision of the law may damage the independence of the Science Council,'' and called on the government to reconsider the revision of the law and hold more discussions with the Science Council. I was.
Tokyo Komae robbery murder case Only one person was captured on the security camera at the scene
On the 22nd, the Metropolitan Police Department arrested four suspects on suspicion of robbery and murder in a robbery-murder case in which a 90-year-old woman was murdered at a house in Komae, Tokyo. On the day of the incident, it was found that only one of the four people believed to be the culprits was captured by a security camera near the scene. We are investigating the suspicion that he entered and tried to delay the identification.
Putin calls for unity at mass rally
In 24 days, it will be a year since Russia began its military invasion of Ukraine. While President Putin called on the people to unite at a large-scale rally held in the capital Moscow, the Ukrainian side is poised to fight back.
Yokohama Tsurumi Ward Woman's death apartment fire Husband arrested on suspicion of arson
On the 20th of this month, one room in an apartment in Tsurumi Ward, Yokohama City was burned and a woman died, and the police arrested the husband of a woman living in this room on the night of the 22nd on suspicion of arson.
Sayaka Aoki Overcoming the ill-feeling with her mother
My mother, who was a school teacher, didn't praise me even if I scored 90 points on the test. Her turning point came in 2019 when her mother was hospitalized with terminal cancer. What do you find after facing her mother and overcoming her ill-feelings? I heard about it in my hometown of Aichi. (Interviewer/coverage Nagoya Broadcasting Station announcer Yu Koshizuka)
Turkish and Syrian earthquake lawyers gather evidence of illegal 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. It has been pointed out that illegal construction and renovation that do not meet earthquake resistance standards are rampant in the background of the expansion of damage, and local lawyers are recording the damaged buildings with photographs and other means in order to collect evidence to hold them accountable. We are working on it.
President Biden stresses that he will take responsibility for the defense of NATO member countries
President Biden of the United States met with the leaders of countries in eastern Europe, who are increasingly concerned about Russia's continued invasion of Ukraine, and emphasized that they will fulfill their responsibility to defend the member countries of NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
His Majesty the Emperor turns 63 today
His Majesty the Emperor celebrated his 63rd birthday on the 23rd. At his birthday press conference, he expressed his gratitude to Empress Masako, who celebrated her 30th wedding anniversary.