[Professional baseball results] Yakult loses, Hanshin wins to 0.5 game difference
Six professional baseball games were played. In the Central League, leader Yakult lost and second place Hanshin won, narrowing the game gap to 0.5. Softbank, the leader of the Pacific League, has won three straight games.
Nippori-Toneri Liner Operation suspended on all lines due to power outages
March U.S. consumer price index rises 5.0% year-on-year, reaching the 5% level for the first time in a year and a half
The US consumer price index for March was released and rose 5.0% compared to the same month last year. The rate of increase has fallen below the previous month for 9 consecutive months, and has reached the 5% level for the first time in a year and a half since September 2021. The Federal Reserve Board, the central bank, will hold a meeting to decide monetary policy in May, but the focus will be on whether to continue raising interest rates based on trends in prices and employment.
"Pokemon" card worth 1 million yen stolen from trading card store in Akihabara
Early in the morning of the 12th, the glass at the entrance of a trading card store in Akihabara, Tokyo was found broken, and according to the store, about 1,000 cards, worth a total of 1 million yen, were stolen. Police are investigating the incident as a theft.
Former lawmaker Gashi reports "passport loss" to Japanese consulate general in UAE
Former member of the House of Councilors Garthy, who has been issued an arrest warrant on suspicion of repeatedly threatening celebrities on a video posting site, has submitted a report that he has lost his passport to the Japanese consulate general in the UAE = United Arab Emirates. I understand. As a result, the former member's passport will be revoked under the Passport Act.
How did the GSDF helicopter accident occur? Ask a former army general
On the 13th, it will be a week since the helicopter of the Ground Self-Defense Force disappeared around Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture. Searches by the Self-Defense Forces and the Japan Coast Guard are continuing, but no strong clues leading to the discovery of the members have been found. We asked former General Koichi Isobe, who served as a helicopter pilot for the Ground Self-Defense Force, about how the accident occurred and the causes of the accident that have been pointed out so far.
Ground Self-Defense Force Helicopter Was the part swept away by the tide at a place away from the disappearance point?
According to an interview with an official of the Ministry of Defense, a part of the door and parts that are believed to have belonged to the aircraft have been recovered after a Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter disappeared near Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture. rice field. Some of them were found far from where they disappeared, and the Self-Defense Forces are expanding the search area and hurrying to find the members, assuming that they may have been swept away by the tide.
A 56-year-old Chinese woman infected with bird flu 'H3N8' dies
WHO = The World Health Organization announced on the 11th that a 56-year-old woman living in Guangdong Province in southern China died last month after being infected with bird flu "H3N8 type".
G7 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting to discuss market trends
Prior to the G20 = Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting of 20 major countries to be held in Washington, D.C., this week, the G7 = 7 major countries will be held locally on the early morning of the 13th, Japan time. Japan will serve as the chair country at this conference, and as financial instability continues to smolder in Europe and the United States, discussions are expected to be exchanged on current market trends and their impact on the global economy.
Bereaved Family “Time has stopped” Soon it will be a year since the sinking of the Shiretoko sightseeing boat
It will soon be a year since the tourist boat sank off the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido. A bereaved family in Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture, who lost his 34-year-old eldest son before this, responded to the interview, saying, "Since that day, time has stopped and there is no day when I do not shed tears."
Yellow sand Observed over a wide area Impact on health What measures can be taken immediately?
On the 12th, yellow sand was observed in a wide area from Hokkaido to Kyushu, and the visibility is getting worse in various places. The yellow sand is expected to spread further through the 13th and is expected to fly to the Pacific side of eastern Japan such as the Kanto region, so it is necessary to pay attention to the impact on traffic. According to experts, there will be a large amount this year, and it is likely to affect areas where there are few flying birds every year.
Lower House Health, Labor and Welfare Committee Passes Revised Bill to Raise Upper Limit of Insurance Premiums for Elderly People
Revisions to the Health Insurance Act, etc., include raising the upper limit of insurance premiums for the medical care system for the elderly aged 75 and over, in order to allocate funds for the lump-sum birth allowance, which was increased to 500,000 yen from this month. The bill was passed by a large majority at the House of Representatives Health, Labor and Welfare Committee on the 12th.
China ``military exercises are not for Taiwan compatriots'' Is it shaken by the Taiwan side?
A spokesman for the department in charge of Taiwan policy in the Chinese government said that the patrols and military drills conducted by the Chinese military around Taiwan were against the ``Taiwan independence'' movement and the interference of outside forces, and never targeted Taiwan compatriots. It's nothing," and it seems that the aim is to shake the Taiwanese side with the Taiwan presidential election in January next year in mind.
Shohei Ohtani kept a clean sheet and won his second win of the season [Full text of post-match Q&A]
Major League Baseball Angels Shohei Ohtani scored his second win of the season, with one hit in the 7th inning against the Nationals on the 11th, and no runs scored. This is a question and answer that Ohtani answered to media coverage in Japan and the United States after the match.
Wide-area robbery Chiba Oami Shirasato arrests one new person Is it funding for the executive?
A 64-year-old suspect living in Tokyo has been newly arrested in a series of wide-area robberies in which a recycle shop in Oamishirasato City, Chiba Prefecture was attacked. It is believed that he handed over the funds used for the crime to the executor, and the police are investigating the detailed situation of the group.
19 people arrested on suspicion of special fraud Fraud while changing bases in Cambodia
In a case in which 19 Japanese people were transferred from Cambodia to Japan and arrested on suspicion of being involved in a special fraud, some of the members had been staying at the hotel that was the base since December last year. I found out during the interview. Damage from special frauds believed to be caused by this group has been occurring one after another since April last year, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the fact that there is a suspicion that the group repeatedly committed fraud while changing bases in Cambodia.
Nootvar to return in a few days after injury ``I want to play quickly''
Cardinals Lars Nutvar, a major league player who contributed to Japan's victory in the WBC = World Baseball Classic, is expected to return within a few days from an injury to his left thumb. And I want to play for the Japanese fans as soon as possible."
Hay fever countermeasures To launch a bipartisan parliamentary group Consider measures to improve prevention and treatment methods
While the government is embarking on strengthening countermeasures against hay fever, the Diet has also launched a new bipartisan parliamentary federation to consider measures to reduce the damage.
Animals banned from international trade in ``animal cafes''
A group of researchers at Kyoto University and others investigated the actual situation based on information on the Internet about "animal cafes", which are popular for being able to interact with animals. It points out that there is a need for some kind of regulation.
Shohei Ohtani pitched for the first time this season at his home base 7 hits 1 hit 2nd win with no runs
Major League Baseball Angels Shohei Otani started the game against the Nationals on the 11th and scored his second win with one hit in the seventh inning and no runs.
North Korea "It is unwavering to make our country a space power" Related countries are wary
Regarding space development, North Korea emphasized that "it is an unshakable position to make our country a global space power." North Korea is increasing vigilance among concerned countries, as there is a view that North Korea will soon launch a military reconnaissance satellite that has been announced to be ready by this month.
Former Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda Appointed Senior Fellow at National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Former Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda, who retired on the 8th of this month, has been appointed a senior fellow at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. We are planning to hold lectures for students from autumn.
This year's Bookstore Grand Prize "Thou, like a star" Yu Nagira received the second award
Yuu Nagira's "Thou, Like a Star" was selected as the "Bookstore Grand Prize" for bookstores nationwide to vote on "the book they want to sell the most". This is Nagira's second award, following "Wandering Moon" three years ago.
ChatGPT development US company rewards up to 2.6 million yen for discovering flaws in AI system
An American venture company that developed interactive AI "ChatGPT" will pay up to $ 20,000, or approximately 2.6 million yen in Japanese yen, to those who find and report security flaws in AI systems. announced the introduction of the system.
Arrested on suspicion of having trouble at a flea market site or setting fire to a house Tokyo
Last month, a 42-year-old temporary worker in Chiba City was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department for setting fire to a detached house in Suginami Ward, Tokyo. In response to the investigation, the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the details, saying, "There was a trouble with the flea market transaction and there was a grudge."
President Zelensky calls for solidarity again at 'important phase of war'
Amid reports that Ukraine will soon launch a large-scale reversal offensive against Russia, which continues to invade, President Zelensky once again called for unity, saying, "This is an important phase of the war." Meanwhile, a senior Ukrainian government official stressed that US government documents about Russia's invasion of Ukraine were leaked, but that they did not contain operational information about a reversal offensive.
Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter accident Just before the trail disappears Flying at a minimum safe altitude of around 150m
In an accident in which a Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter disappeared near Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture, it is believed that the helicopter was flying at around 150 meters, the minimum safe altitude stipulated by law, just before it disappeared from radar. I learned this from interviews with officials from the Ministry of Defense. The Ground Self-Defense Force is investigating the possibility that sudden trouble occurred while flying at low altitude.
Suspicion of Cambodia-based special fraud More than 70 victim contacts on seizure list
In a case in which 19 Japanese people were transferred from Cambodia to Japan and arrested on suspicion of being involved in special fraud, another 70 cases of special fraud were found in the list seized from the hotel room used by the members. Interviews with investigative officials revealed that the names and contact information of the victims were written. The Metropolitan Police Department suspects that the group has repeatedly committed fraud based in Cambodia, and will proceed to clarify the actual situation.
Coordination toward approval of Osaka's "IR including casino" plan Government
Regarding the IR = integrated resort facility including the casino, it turned out that the government is proceeding with coordination in the direction of certifying the development plan of Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City, which aims to open in 2029. It will be the first time if the plan is certified.
Shizuoka Atami to be lifted on September 1
Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture explained to residents on the night of the 11th that it plans to lift the ``caution area'', which is generally prohibited from entering due to the debris flow that occurred last year, on September 1st.
Chinese military drills even after military drills are over
China's state television reported that Chinese naval vessels conducted training near Taiwan on the 11th. Around Taiwan, the Chinese military is conducting patrols and military exercises until the 10th, and it seems that there is an aim to shake Taiwan by showing a stance of continuing military pressure.
NASA unveils experimental facility where people live for one year in an environment similar to Mars
In the future, assuming that astronauts will stay on Mars and conduct manned exploration, NASA = National Aeronautics and Space Administration has opened a facility to conduct experiments in which people live for one year in an environment similar to Mars. bottom.
Corporate Goods Price Index rose 7.2% year-on-year in March, but the growth rate slowed
Last month's corporate goods price index, which shows the price of goods traded between companies, rose 7.2% from the same month of the previous year to 119.4 with the 2020 average of 100. The index continues to remain high, but the growth rate has slowed compared to February. This is due to the drop in energy prices such as crude oil and the effect of the government's economic measures, which have led to lower prices for electricity and city gas.
[Updated as needed] Russia invades Ukraine (Movement on the 12th)
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 12th (Japan time), such as the situation of the fighting and the diplomacy of the countries concerned. (There is a time difference of 6 hours between Japan and Ukraine and Moscow, Russia)
Provision of heavy construction machinery from Japan to Ukraine Debris disposal issue Irpin
Japan has donated heavy construction machinery to Ukraine, where the disposal of debris from buildings destroyed by Russia's military invasion has become an issue.
French President Emmanuel Macron remarks that the worst situation in Taiwan is following the United States and China
French President Emmanuel Macron said, "The worst thing is to think that you have to follow the United States and China," regarding the situation in Taiwan, where there are concerns about rising tensions, and insists that a certain distance should be maintained from the US-China conflict. Ripple is spreading over the remarks made, and the situation is that ministers are being chased to explain.
Ground Self-Defense Force Helicopter Accident Self-Defense Forces ``Difficult to search the topography of the seabed'' Search today
No new clues were found in the search on the 11th due to an accident in which a Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter disappeared around Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture. The Japan Self-Defense Forces said coral reefs and rocky seabed topography made the search difficult.
At least 100 civilians killed as Myanmar military airstrikes villages
In Myanmar, the military, which took power in a coup d'état two years ago, has stepped up its offensive against pro-democracy forces, carrying out airstrikes on northwestern villages on the 11th, killing at least 100 civilians, including children and women, according to local media. died.
Yellow sand expected to fly from northern Japan to western Japan from today Pay attention to traffic impact
From the 12th to the 13th, yellow dust is expected to fly over a wide area from northern Japan to western Japan. Traffic may be affected, and the Japan Meteorological Agency is calling for caution.
19 people arrested for special fraud involvement Cambodia-based group clarifies the actual situation
On the night of the 11th, the Metropolitan Police Department arrested 19 Japanese people who were repatriated to Japan from Cambodia on suspicion of being involved in a special fraud on a charter plane being transferred. The Metropolitan Police Department plans to analyze the smartphones handed over by the local authorities to clarify the actual situation of the group based in Cambodia.