Japan national soccer team starts training for the first warm-up game after the World Cup
The Japan national football team will start training for the first warm-up match after the World Cup Qatar tournament in late March, and Ko Itakura, who is expected to play a key role in defense, said, "I'm sure we will achieve results at the next World Cup. I have a strong feeling. I want to take care of each match as a new start," he said with enthusiasm.
Credit Suisse “AT1 bond” corporate bond issue Domestic impact is limited Financial Services Agency
Due to the problem that a specific corporate bond called "AT1 bond" issued by the major Swiss financial group "Credit Suisse", which was exposed to financial instability, was said to be worthless, the Financial Services Agency is currently trying to prevent domestic financial institutions. We expect the impact to be limited.
International conference with ICC to investigate war crimes in Ukraine begins
A meeting to discuss war crimes in Ukraine with the ICC = International Criminal Court and ministers from more than 40 countries began in London, England, on the 20th. In addition to strengthening support for the ICC, they are expected to discuss how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom the ICC issued an arrest warrant for on suspicion of war crimes.
Russian Federation Investigative Commission ICC Judge Tomoko Akane begins criminal proceedings
The Federal Investigative Commission, which handles serious cases in Russia, issued a statement on the 20th regarding the ICC (International Criminal Court) in The Hague, the Netherlands, issuing an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin on suspicion of war crimes over the situation in Ukraine. ``I illegally ordered the arrest of President Putin and others. bottom.
Grand sumo spring place Asanoyama at the top of the juryo wins and is likely to return to the makuuchi
On the 9th day of the Grand Sumo Spring Tournament, Asanoyama, who experienced Ozeki and is the head of the East Juryo, decided to win, making it possible to return to the Makuuchi at the place of arrival.
Specified corporate bonds worth more than 2 trillion yen issued by Credit Suisse become worthless
Following the acquisition by UBS of Credit Suisse, a major Swiss financial group that had been exposed to financial instability, the Swiss financial authorities issued more than 2 trillion yen equivalent to Credit Suisse. has announced that certain bonds will become worthless. Financial markets are becoming more cautious about the spread of losses.
High school baseball Senbatsu Osaka Toin wins Tsuruga Kehi 3rd day of the tournament
In the third match of the third day of the Senbatsu High School Baseball Tournament, Osaka Toin High School, aiming to win the tournament for the first time in a row for the second time, defeated Tsuruga Kehi High School in Fukui 3-1 to advance to the third round.
Prime Minister Kishida announces policy of inviting South Korean President Yun to the G7 Hiroshima Summit
During his visit to India, Prime Minister Kishida told reporters that he would invite South Korean President Yoon Sung-ryul to the G7 Hiroshima Summit in May.
When I whistle, the cherry blossoms bloom
Moriguchi City, Osaka. Some people continue to whistle every morning, with the meaning of "protecting their mouths." Such a member cherishes a single cherry tree. Cherry blossoms when you whistle... (Osaka Broadcasting Station Happiness News coverage team Mayumi Onoda)
Prime Minister “Investing more than $75 billion to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific”
Prime Minister Kishida revealed a new promotion plan for a "free and open Indo-Pacific" in a lecture given in India during his visit. By 2030, through the expansion of ODA = Official Development Assistance, more than $ 75 billion in public and private funds will be injected into this region to boost growth.
Analysis results of samples brought back by "Hayabusa2" JAXA
Three years ago, the Japanese probe "Hayabusa 2" brought back a sample from the asteroid, and the main analysis results of the research team were released. I want to be happy from the bottom of my heart."
WBC Japan National Team 21st Mexico and semi-finals Aki Sasaki is scheduled to start
The Japanese national baseball team will play Mexico in the semifinals of the WBC = World Baseball Classic on the 21st of Japan time.
Former Prime Minister Suga ``Apply public insurance to childbirth expenses'' Shows the idea of making it virtually free
Former Prime Minister Suga of the Liberal Democratic Party has indicated that the cost of childbirth, including prenatal checkups, should be made virtually free after applying public insurance.
President Xi will soon arrive in Moscow, dinner will be held after this, and the summit will be held on the 21st.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to arrive in the Russian capital Moscow soon. The two leaders will exchange opinions at an informal dinner after this, and plan to attend a summit meeting on the 21st, and it seems that they want to further deepen their strategic relationship with the opposing United States in mind.
Interview with Akutagawa Prize-winning author Atsushi Sato: Between fiction and reality
Atsushi Sato (41), a bookstore clerk from Sendai City, who won the Akutagawa Prize for his novel "Family in the Wasteland", which is based on the theme of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The main character, whose work tools were stolen by the tsunami, lost his wife to illness two years after the disaster, and struggled to rebuild his life with a sense of loss. In March, 12 years after the disaster, I interviewed Atsushi Sato for an NHK program on why he chose to draw a work with the theme of the earthquake now, and how he will face the disaster in the future. (NHK Sendai Broadcasting Station Reporter Sho Ito)
Three 19-year-old suspects re-arrested Involved in 16 cases including robbery in 1 Tokyo and 5 prefectures
Three 19-year-old suspects who were arrested for being involved in a robbery in Tokyo were re-arrested for breaking into a store in Shibuya, Tokyo in January this year and stealing luxury brand clothing and bags. rice field. This is the fourth arrest, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating that the three people are suspected of being involved in a total of 16 cases of robbery and theft that occurred in one city and five prefectures.
"Hakamada case" prosecution abandons special appeal to start retrial
Iwao Hakamada, who was sentenced to death in the so-called "Hakamada Incident," in which a family of four was murdered in Shizuoka Prefecture 57 years ago, has been sentenced to death. I decided not to appeal. As a result, more than 40 years after the finalization of the death sentence, a redo trial will be held. It is the fifth case in which the death penalty has been finalized to undergo a retrial, and the past four cases have all been acquitted.
Japan-India Prime Ministers' Meeting Confirms Adherence to International Order Based on the Rule of Law Invited to G7
Prime Minister Kishida, who is visiting India, the chair country of the G20, held talks with Prime Minister Modi and confirmed that they will firmly maintain the international order based on the rule of law. Prime Minister Kishida also invited Prime Minister Modi to the G7 Hiroshima Summit in May.
Minister Takaichi withdraws remarks "I do not want you to ask questions" over administrative documents
At the House of Councilors Budget Committee meeting last week, Minister of State for Economic and Security Affairs Takaichi withdrew his statement, ``If you can't trust my answer, don't ask me anymore,'' saying that he took the chairman's caution seriously. Did. On the other hand, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Matsumoto revealed that the creators of the administrative document, which Minister Takaichi said was 'fabricated', are not forged.
Police box attack case in Suita, Osaka 2nd trial acquitted “1st trial judgment error”
Four years ago, the 36-year-old defendant was accused of attempted robbery and murder for attacking a police officer at a police box in Suita City, Osaka, and stealing his pistol. The one-year judgment was reversed and acquittal was acquitted. At trial, the defense argued that he may have been irresponsible.
``I can't vote even if I want to'' Challenges for disabled people to vote NHK survey
Unified local elections are about to begin, but did you know that some people find it difficult to go to polling stations and cast their votes? I can't see, I can't hear, I can't walk, I can't write. The current situation that can't be said has been embossed.
A taxi plunges into the sidewalk in Ikuno Ward, Osaka One woman died and one was injured
According to the Osaka Municipal Fire Department, around 1:10 pm on the 20th, a passerby woman reported that ``two people were injured in a traffic accident'' on Imazato, a main road in Ikuno Ward, Osaka. . The taxi appears to have crashed into the sidewalk along the road, and according to the fire department, two adult women were lying down at the scene. Two people were taken to the hospital, one of whom died. Another person is being treated for being considered to be seriously injured. Police are investigating the details of the accident.
Jessica Michibata arrested Suspicion of possession of synthetic drug MDMA Denial of charges
Fashion model Jessica Michibata was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department on suspicion of possessing the synthetic drug MDMA, according to an investigation. He denied the allegations against the investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department, saying that a package containing hidden drugs was sent to a hotel in Tokyo where he was staying with an acquaintance.
Gold futures price hits all-time high for 5 consecutive trading days
Against the backdrop of concerns about financial instability in Europe and the United States, the demand for gold, which is considered to be a relatively safe asset, has increased, and the gold futures price traded on the Osaka Exchange remained open for five consecutive business days on the 20th. Updated the highest value of .
High school baseball Senbatsu Koryo wins Nishogakusha University 3rd day of the tournament
In the second match on the third day of the Senbatsu High School Baseball Tournament, Hiroshima's Koryo High School beat Tokyo's Nishogakusha University High School 5-0 to advance to the third round.
Former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou to visit China next week, welcomed by the Chinese side
Former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou will visit China next week. This is the first visit to China by a former president of Taiwan, and the Chinese side welcomes it.
Male murder case of welfare protection City staff also sent documents on suspicion of assault Osaka Sakai
A 33-year-old suspect was arrested for murdering a 63-year-old man who was on welfare in Sakai City, Osaka. On the 20th, he was sent to the prosecutor's office on suspicion of assault for grabbing him.
Bank of Japan March Monetary Policy Meeting “Joint Statement No need to revise” opinion
The Bank of Japan has released the "Main Opinions" of its Monetary Policy Meeting held this month. In addition to the opinion that the current monetary easing measures should be tenaciously continued, there was also an opinion that there was no need to revise the joint statement issued by the government and the Bank of Japan in 2013 to strengthen cooperation toward overcoming deflation. I was.
Prime Minister Kishida arrives in India Policy to call for cooperation in Ukraine situation
Prime Minister Kishida arrived in India, the chair of the G20, just before noon on the 20th. Following this, Prime Minister Modi will hold a summit meeting, and as the chair of the G7, he will emphasize the importance of an international order based on the rule of law, and will call for cooperation in dealing with the situation in Ukraine.
FDIC agrees to acquire some of New York's signature bank deposits
The FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) has announced that a bank in New York has agreed to buy part of the deposits and assets of a signature bank that went bankrupt on the 12th of this month. Up to $ 300 million, equivalent to approximately 40 billion yen, will be paid to the FDIC that took over the assets.
Bereaved families mourn victims at Kasumigaseki Station on 28th anniversary of Tokyo subway sarin attack
In 20 days, it will be 28 years since the "subway sarin attack" by Aum Shinrikyo, which killed 14 people and affected about 6,300 people. At one of the sites, the Kasumigaseki subway station in Tokyo, bereaved families and others mourned the victims.
Minister Takaichi "Please don't ask" answer, Upper House Budget Committee chairman cautions
Minister of State for Economic Security Takaichi told a member of the Constitutional Democratic Party at the House of Councilors Budget Committee last week, "If you can't trust my answer, don't ask me any more questions," Suematsu said. I told Minister Takaichi, "I am deeply sorry," and warned him to answer sincerely. Minister Takaichi explained, "It is not my intention to be perceived as refusing to answer."
WBC semi-final: USA wins Cuba 14-2, advances to final
On the 19th, the WBC of baseball = World Baseball Classic was held in Florida, USA, where the semi-finals of the United States and Cuba, aiming for the second consecutive victory, were held, and the United States won 14 to 2 and decided to advance to the final.
Sota Fujii speaks enthusiastically for the Meijin match to achieve the "seven crowns"
Sota Fujii Six Crowns (20), who won one of the eight major shogi titles, "Kiosen" and won the sixth title at the youngest in history, held an interview, and from next month it will take "seven crowns" to be achieved. "I feel that I lack judgment in complex situations, not just reading, so I want to play good shogi with an awareness of issues."
High school baseball Senbatsu Kaisei wins company Tournament 3rd day 1st game
In the first game of the third day of the Senbatsu High School Baseball Tournament, Nagasaki's Kaisei High School beat Hyogo's Sha High School 5-1 to advance to the third round.
Soccer Brighton Kaoru Mitoma's ninth goal in the official match of the season
Brighton's Kaoru Mitoma scored his ninth goal in the official match this season in the quarter-finals of the cup match on the 19th.
U.S. President Biden talks on phone over Israeli judicial reform
In Israel, large-scale protests are continuing over the reform of the judicial system, and US President Biden had a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and suggested that it proceed after gaining the understanding of the people.
Women's Curling World Championship Japan First victory in qualifying league 1 win and 2 losses
At the Women's Curling World Championships, Japan came from behind to beat Scotland 9-8 in the third match of the qualifying league on the 19th, earning their first win of the tournament.
Street beaten murder case Suspicious person following the victim for about 1 kilometer Yokohama
It has been 20 days and one month since a 78-year-old man was beaten to death by a man while walking on a street in Yokohama last month. According to the investigation so far, just before the incident, a suspicious person who followed the man for about 1 km was caught on the security camera, and the police suspected that this person was involved in the incident. I'm investigating if there is one.
North Korea Rodong Shimbun “Training for anti-attack with tactical nuclear weapons on the 19th”
On the 20th, North Korea's Korean Workers' Party organ newspaper "Rodong Sinmun" reported that a drill to launch a "tactical ballistic missile" was held on the 19th. It is said that it is a training assuming a counterattack with tactical nuclear weapons under the witness of the general secretary Kim Jong Un (Kim Jong Un).
WBC Japan semi-final match against Mexico Aki Sasaki to start pitcher Otani question and answer
Japanese players practiced for the first time at the match venue on the 19th before the semi-final match against Mexico in the WBC = World Baseball Classic, and pitcher Aki Sasaki, who is scheduled to start, said, "One by one. I want to accumulate outs and keep it at zero," he said enthusiastically. In addition, Shohei Ohtani said, "Of course, I want to prepare to go to the finals as a middleman," and indicated that he would prepare to pitch as a reliever as well as a designated hitter in the finals. *In the second half of the article, I will tell you the [question and answer] of Shohei Ohtani.
A fire burning tenements in Otsu City killed two people, a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 70s
On the night of the 19th, in Otsu City, a fire broke out from a two-story tenement house and spread to other adjacent tenement houses, killing two people. Police are investigating the cause of the fire.
UBS agrees to buy Credit Suisse
Swiss financial giant UBS has agreed to buy the struggling Swiss financial group Credit Suisse. The total purchase price is expected to be more than 420 billion yen in Japanese yen.
Two new deputy governors of the Bank of Japan aim to achieve 2% price stability
Ryozo Himino, former Commissioner of the Financial Services Agency, and Shinichi Uchida, former governor of the Bank of Japan, were appointed as the new vice governors of the Bank of Japan on the 20th. While we aim to achieve the price stability target of 2 percent by increasing wages, it is also necessary to maintain the stability of the financial system as concerns over the management of financial institutions in Europe and the United States continue to smolder.
Six Central Banks of Japan, the United States, and Europe Cooperate to Increase the Supply of Dollar Funds to Markets
Six major central banks in the world, including the Bank of Japan, the Federal Reserve Board of the United States, the European Central Bank, and the Swiss National Bank, have announced that they will work together to expand the supply of dollar funds to the market. It will be implemented from the 20th until at least the end of next month. Amid the turmoil in the financial market due to the bankruptcy of the United States and the management problems of Swiss financial giant Credit Suisse, it seems that the aim is to increase the liquidity of the dollar, which is expected to increase in demand, and to suppress the turmoil.
Ukraine criticizes Putin's visit to Mariupol
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited key points in the unilaterally annexed southern Crimea and eastern Donetsk province one after another, demonstrating Russia's control. The Ukrainian government has objected to this.
Fuji Oil Cocoa Bean Production Deforestation Monitoring Using Satellite Images
While deforestation has become a problem due to the production of cocoa beans, the raw material for chocolate, Osaka-based food ingredient manufacturer Fuji Oil Group Inc. is using satellite images and AI to prevent illegal logging. We have decided to start a new initiative to monitor whether it is not being used.
"Madogiwa no Totto-chan" to be made into a movie for the first time
Actor Tetsuko Kuroyanagi's autobiographical story "Madogiwa no Totto-chan" will be made into a movie for the first time as an animated film.
[Updated from time to time] Russia invades Ukraine (movement on the 20th)
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 developments regarding the situation in Ukraine on the 20th (Japan time), such as the battle situation 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.)