UK to join TPP Participating countries solidify policy to allow joining
Eleven countries, including Japan, participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) have decided to allow the UK to join. Since the TPP came into effect in 2018, the UK is the first country other than the 11 countries that have joined since its inception to be admitted.
Government to consider introducing insurance coverage for childbirth expenses as a countermeasure against declining birthrate
Regarding measures against the declining birthrate, the government plans to consider introducing insurance coverage for childbirth expenses, and is proceeding with final adjustments to include it in the concrete measures to be compiled on the 31st.
Book review contest to revise application guidelines due to concerns about misuse of AI
The National Association of School Libraries, which hosts a reading essay contest for elementary, junior high and high school students, is concerned that AI (artificial intelligence) will be used to submit essays created by misusing AI, so it will revise the application guidelines for next year and plagiarism. We have decided to add a provision that if there is inappropriate citation, it will be excluded from the examination and may be effectively disqualified.
The possibility of issuing a "digital yen" in Japan, etc. to be considered at an expert panel
Central banks around the world are accelerating their consideration of issuing digital currencies that can be used in the same way as banknotes and coins. Under these circumstances, in Japan, the Ministry of Finance will set up a new expert panel on the "digital yen" in April and will start examining the feasibility of issuing it.
Mrs. Kishida to meet with Mrs. Biden, wife of President Biden
Yuko Kishida, the wife of Prime Minister Kishida, is planning to visit the United States in April to meet with the First Lady. Her visit alone is unusual, and is believed to be aimed at building a relationship of trust between the wife of the Prime Minister and the strengthening of Japan-US relations.
Russia announces the start of military exercises including ICBM training that can carry nuclear weapons
The Russian military has announced that it has begun military exercises that include ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) training that can carry nuclear weapons, and is strengthening the restraint on the Western side that is strengthening military support to Ukraine.
Significant discounts on branded products??? That site may be fake...
What if the 40,000 yen sneakers you really wanted were discounted to 8,000 yen on the official website of a major brand? Isn't that kind of discount funny? Even though I doubt it, I want to buy it. But don't be fooled. Even if it looks like a major official mail order site, it is a bright red "fake site". It's increasing. (Reporting team that can not be fooled by digital / Reporter Yu Ueda)
First tripartite discussion at Shizuoka District Court on April 10 for Iwao Hakamada's retrial
Iwao Hakamada, who was sentenced to death for the murder of a family of four in Shizuoka Prefecture 57 years ago, will be retrialed. I learned from interviews with people involved that it will be held at the Shizuoka District Court on the day.
Saitama Hanyu City Fire Department Fire Department does not count dead grass fire at fire chief's house in statistics
It turned out that the fire department in Hanyu City, Saitama Prefecture, did not count the dry grass fire that occurred at the fire chief's home four years ago. The fire chief who requested the dispatch instructed not to sound the siren of the fire engine, so the city will investigate the circumstances.
Mt. Fuji eruption Evacuation delay to zero Voluntary evacuation by raising alert level
A new evacuation plan for Shizuoka, Yamanashi, and Kanagawa has been compiled assuming an eruption of Mt. Fuji. Before the eruption, they will voluntarily evacuate to relatives' homes and accommodation facilities, etc., and encourage climbers to descend the mountain. is.
Hino Motors expects to post extraordinary loss of approximately 60 billion yen due to inspection fraud scandal
Hino Motors announced that it is expected to record an extraordinary loss of approximately 60 billion yen as compensation costs for customers due to fraudulent inspection data such as exhaust gas. Hino Motors has been found to have submitted incorrect data on exhaust gas and fuel efficiency to the government for about 20 years, and shipments of some vehicle models such as trucks have been suspended. On the other hand, the business environment deteriorated at the subsidiary in the United States due to soaring raw material prices, etc., and as a result of reviewing the company's value, it is expected to record an extraordinary loss of about 15 billion yen. As a result, the final profit and loss forecast for the financial results for this fiscal year has expanded from the previously announced deficit of 55 billion yen to a deficit of 128 billion yen.
High school baseball Senbatsu Osaka Toin wins Tokai University Sugo and advances to the semi-finals
Osaka Toin High School, aiming for a second straight victory for the first time in history, beat Tokyo's Tokai Univ.
Actor Tomoko Naraoka dies of pneumonia at the age of 93
Actor Tomoko Naraoka, who was active in the stage and movies and was also familiar with the narration of TV dramas such as the serial TV novel "Oshin", passed away at a hospital in Tokyo on the 23rd of this month due to pneumonia. he was 93 years old.
Major convenience stores move to strengthen bargain products in response to increased frugality due to high prices
In an effort to respond to consumers' growing desire to save money due to soaring prices, even major convenience stores, which until now have not offered discounts on a daily basis, are stepping up their bargain products.
I want to keep calling out until the "feelings I don't want to do" disappear
"Really, there is no need to compare my suffering, hardship, perseverance, and achievements." These are the words of a woman who confessed her experience of attempted suicide at the age of 16 and wrote an essay about how she recovered. Now, the voice that she was saved by this word is spreading on SNS.
Electricity supply and demand in summer 3% reserve margin expected in July within TEPCO service area To secure additional power supply
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has forecast that the ``reserve margin'', which indicates the surplus of supply, will reach 3% in July within the jurisdiction of Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. for this summer. Since it is expected that power demand will increase due to unexpected heat, etc., we will secure additional power sources by restarting idle thermal power plants.
SBI Sumishin Net Bank System failure on the first day of listing
SBI Sumishin Net Bank, a major online bank, listed its shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's "Standard Market" on the 29th, but revealed that some services were unavailable due to a system failure. The company is calling for the use of a personal computer, etc., if applicable, because it is not possible to make a transfer after the next day on a terminal whose OS = basic software of "iPhone" has been updated to the latest version. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank and SBI Holdings each invested 50% in SBI Sumishin Net Bank, which opened in 2007. SBI Sumishin Net Bank commented, ``We deeply apologize for the inconvenience and inconvenience caused to our customers.''
Nationwide survey of "garbage mansion" More than 5200 cases in the past 5 years Ministry of the Environment
The Ministry of the Environment conducted a nationwide survey to ascertain the current state of so-called "garbage houses," where garbage piles up at homes and causes foul odors and pests. I was.
Japan Hidankyo expresses protest against provision of depleted uranium ammunition and deployment of tactical nuclear weapons
In response to the British government's announcement of the supply of depleted uranium ammunition to Ukraine and Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement of a policy to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus, Hidankyo, a group of atomic bomb survivors nationwide, protested. announced a discourse. He calls for a solution through dialogue, saying that "there are no winners in war."
High school baseball Senbatsu Koryo wins Sendai Matsudo and advances to the semi-finals for the first time in 13 years
Hiroshima's Koryo High School beat Chiba's Sendai Matsudo High School 9-2 in the second match of the quarterfinals on the 10th day of the Senbatsu High School Baseball Tournament, advancing to the semifinals for the first time in 13 years.
"Hanasaki crab" first landing Hamanaka-cho, Hokkaido
Hamanaka-cho in eastern Hokkaido lifted the ban on fishing of "Hanasaki crab", which turns bright red when heated and is known for its unique rich taste, and the first catch was held on the morning of the 29th.
Carbon pricing introduction "GX promotion bill" passed by the House of Representatives Committee on Economy, Trade and Industry
The "GX = Green Transformation Promotion Bill", which includes the introduction of carbon pricing that requires companies that emit carbon dioxide to bear a financial burden, was passed by a majority of votes in the Diet and Industry Committee of the House of Representatives.
Former breeder arrested on suspicion of dog breeding abuse in poor environment Collapse of multi-dog breeding
A former breeder in Hachioji, Tokyo, was arrested for breeding and abusing dogs in a poor environment. The number of dogs increased to more than 170 at the peak, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating that it was in a state of "multiple breeding collapse" that could not be managed properly.
"Hozugawa Kudari" capsize accident Search for unknown boatman Resumes from this morning
On the 28th, in Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture, a ``Hozugawa Kudari'' boat capsized, killing one boatman and missing another. The search for the missing boatman continues.
Establishment of control tower for infectious disease control Revision bill for Cabinet Law, etc. Passed by the Cabinet Committee of the House of Representatives
In preparation for the crisis caused by infectious diseases, the Cabinet Committee on the 29th approved the revision of the Cabinet Law, etc., which included the establishment of the "Cabinet Infectious Disease Crisis Management Agency" as a control tower for centralized measures. passed by majority.
Russia announces acceptance of tactical nuclear weapons by Belarus to UN Security Council emergency meeting
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who continues to invade Ukraine, has announced a policy to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus, and the Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also announced that it will accept it as necessary for its own security. The United Nations Security Council has decided to hold an emergency meeting on the 31st, and concerns are growing over Russia's nuclear moves.
US stops providing information on strategic nuclear weapons against Russia
A senior White House official has announced that he has decided to stop providing information on strategic nuclear weapons, citing Russia's noncompliance with the "New START" nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia.
Introducing the Attractiveness of Japanese Crafts and Architectural Designs Exhibition in Brazil
An exhibition has started in Brazil, South America, to let foreigners know the charm of the design of crafts and buildings that have been handed down in various parts of Japan.
High school baseball Senbatsu Yamanashi Gakuin wins Sakushin Gakuin and advances to the best 4 for the first time
On the 10th day of the Senbatsu High School Baseball Tournament, in the first quarter-final match, Yamanashi Gakuin beat Tochigi's Sakushin Gakuin 12-3, advancing to the top 4 for the first time throughout the spring and summer.
[Video] Baby Asian elephant weighs 114kg
A baby Asian elephant was born at a zoo in Usa City, Oita Prefecture for the first time in 10 years since 2013.
Prime Minister Kishida dissolution of the House of Representatives, general election ``not thinking'' in lower house cabinet committee question
Regarding the dissolution of the House of Representatives and the general election, Prime Minister Kishida said at the Diet deliberation on the 29th that he was not thinking about it, and emphasized his intention to prioritize issues such as strengthening defense capabilities and child and child-rearing policies.
Red Sox Masanao Yoshida First home run in the last open game before the opening
Masanao Yoshida of the Major League Baseball Red Sox started in the final game against the Braves before the start of the season as No. 4 and left fielder, and hit his first home run in the game.
Myanmar announces dissolution of party led by Suu Kyi
Myanmar's military-controlled electoral commission has announced that it will dissolve the political party headed by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the 29th. The military says it will hold a "fair election" in the future, but the significance of the election itself will be questioned because it will exclude political parties based on pro-democracy forces that oppose the military.
UN Security Council holds emergency meeting after ``deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus''
An emergency meeting will be held at the United Nations Security Council on the 31st of this month to discuss the response to Russian President Putin's announcement that he will deploy tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus. In response to Putin's remarks, Ukraine's foreign ministry denounced it as "a new provocation by the Putin administration" and requested an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council.
Main battle tanks arrive one after another from European countries Russia repels
As main battle tanks from European countries arrive one after another in Ukraine, the Russian side criticizes the Western side for its increasing involvement in the battle.
Estimated shortage of more than 11 million workers in 2040 Serious disparity between rural areas and Tokyo
In 2040, when the so-called baby-boom junior generation will be 65 years old or older, it is predicted that there will be a shortage of more than 11 million workers nationwide. The disparity between rural areas and Tokyo is becoming more serious.
200,000 yen per person to support examination expenses such as students at children's homes
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) has decided to establish a new system to support the cost of pre-enrollment examinations in order to support students in child care facilities who are in financial difficulty.
Self-proclaimed journalist arrested for trespassing into apartment complex of former Senator Garthy's parents' house
A self-proclaimed journalist was arrested on suspicion of trespassing for breaking into the housing complex of former House of Councilors member Garthy's family in Hyogo Prefecture without justifiable reason. In response to the police investigation, he said, "It was to interview the mother of a former member of the Diet," and denied the charges.
Hozu River downhill accident Resumes search for missing persons National Transport Safety Commission dispatches investigators
On the 28th, in Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture, commonly known as the Hozu River, a boat with tourists on it capsized, killing one boatman and missing another. , The police and fire department will resume the search from the morning of the 29th. The National Transportation Safety Board will also dispatch investigators to the site to investigate the cause.
``Abolition of income restrictions on child allowances and extension to high school'' government's countermeasures against declining birthrate
The government's plan for strengthening countermeasures against the declining birthrate has been clarified. In addition to abolishing income restrictions on child allowances and extending the period until graduation from high school, the plan includes the creation of a system that allows children to use nursery schools even if their parents are not working.
The second half of the Diet will be controversial over declining birthrate measures and a substantial extension of the operating period of nuclear power plants.
The budget for the new fiscal year was enacted, bringing the total amount of the general account to more than 114 trillion yen, the largest ever. In the second half of the Diet, it is expected that the ruling and opposition parties will engage in full-scale debate over issues such as the government's countermeasures against the declining birthrate and financial resources, as well as bills that would allow the effective extension of the operating period of nuclear power plants.
FRB Vice Chairman Bank failure ``Focus on whether Fed supervision was appropriate''
FRB, the central bank of the United States = Deputy Chairman Barr, who is in charge of bank supervision at the Federal Reserve Board, testified at a hearing in the Senate on the 28th and said about the failed Silicon Valley Bank, ``Whether the supervision of the Fed was appropriate. We are focusing on ', and indicated his intention to proceed with the verification of the background.