Russian Ministry of Defense "Missile launch exercise in the Sea of Japan" video release
The Russian Ministry of Defense has released a video of a missile launch exercise conducted in the Sea of Japan by the Pacific Fleet, which is conducting large-scale exercises in the Far East. In addition, it has announced that it has moved a nuclear submarine to the Pacific Ocean as part of the exercise, and it is believed that it is intended to check the conflicting Europe, the United States and Japan.
The Science Council of Japan recommends to the government that the submission of a revised bill should be deterred
The Science Council discussed how to revise the law to review the selection of members of the Science Council of Japan at the general assembly, and issued a recommendation to the government that it should refrain from submitting it to the current Diet session.
Revision of the current custody system to concrete consideration for the introduction of "joint custody"
Regarding child rearing when the parents are divorced, a subcommittee of the National Legislative Council is reviewing the current system and moving forward with concrete consideration toward the introduction of "joint custody" in which both the father and mother are the holders of custody. agreed.
U.S. Secretary of State welcomes “nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation” theme at G7 Hiroshima Summit
US Secretary of State Brinken held a press conference in conjunction with the closing of the G7 = seven major countries' foreign ministers' meeting, and nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation discussed at the meeting will be one of the important themes at the Hiroshima Summit next month. welcomed
Japan-U.S. cooperation confirmed for success of G7 Hiroshima Summit Prime Minister and U.S. Secretary of State hold talks
Prime Minister Kishida held talks with U.S. Secretary of State Brinken and agreed to further strengthen the Japan-U.S. Alliance, as well as confirming cooperation toward the success of next month's G7 Hiroshima Summit.
Epsilon 6 failed "Because the fuel feeding pipe was blocked"
Regarding the cause of the launch failure of Japan's small rocket "Epsilon" No. 6, JAXA = Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said that the pipe that sends fuel to the device that controls the direction of the rocket was blocked by another part, so it did not work properly. I have summarized my conclusions.
Abandoned bodies in a carry-on bag or abandoned in a field 3 Indonesian nationals arrested
In March, a body was found in a carry-on bag placed in a field in Fukushima Prefecture, and police arrested three Indonesian nationals from Konosu City, Saitama Prefecture on suspicion of abandoning the body. The police are looking into finding three acquaintances who are Indonesian men who have been missing since the last year.
About 30% of overtime work by university hospital doctors is expected to exceed the upper limit in the next fiscal year
A government survey of university hospitals nationwide, ahead of full-scale work style reforms for doctors starting in April next year, revealed that approximately 30% of all doctors are expected to exceed the upper limit of overtime hours next fiscal year. It turns out there is. Many of the university hospitals that responded said that if working hours were shortened, it would affect the ability to secure time for research, etc., and balancing work style reform and hospital function maintenance is an issue.
56% of town and village mayoral elections were elected without voting.
In the unified local elections, elections for town and village mayors and town and village assembly members were announced today in the latter half of the race, but only one person ran for a total of 70 town and village elections, which is 56% of the town and village mayor elections. was elected without a vote. The "shortage of voters" is serious, and experts point out that voters are losing the opportunity to vote.
Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter accident Found one person who is believed to be a new member
A Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter disappeared near Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture, leaving 10 people missing. It means that one person who seems to be a member was found. A total of six people were found in the accident.
Yamato Transport Review delivery system From June to "two days later" in some areas
Yamato Transport Co., Ltd., a major home delivery company, has announced that it will review its delivery system from June this year, and will stop next-day delivery of packages in some areas and will deliver the next day. It explains that the aim is to deliver without difficulty even in heavy rain and to reduce the burden on drivers.
“The goal is a world without nuclear weapons”
The G7 = foreign ministers' meeting of the seven major countries held in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, has ended, and a joint statement has been issued incorporating the results of the discussions. The joint statement calls for the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine and strongly opposes any attempt by China to unilaterally change the status quo by force or coercion. Details of the statement are below.
First government meeting to spread 'fast track' that gives priority to people with children
The first meeting of the government's conference to spread the initiative called "Children's Fast Track", which prevents people with children from waiting in line at the counter as part of measures against the declining birthrate, was held, Minister of State for Child Policy Ogura I requested that we proceed with efforts while considering the intentions of children and families, not convenience.
``Five people believed to be members, found and reported inside the aircraft'' Chief of the Maritime Self-Defense Force
In an accident in which a Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter disappeared near Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture, Chief of Staff Ryo Sakai, the top of the Maritime Self-Defense Force, said at a press conference on the 18th that five people who are believed to have been found in the sea were found in the aircraft. It has been revealed that it has been reported that it was found inside.
Newly built condominium in the metropolitan area exceeds 100 million yen for the first time Last month's average price
Last month, the average price per unit of new condominiums sold in the Tokyo metropolitan area was 143.6 million yen, exceeding 100 million yen for the first time since 1973 when the survey was started. It is about 2.2 times higher than the same month last year. The average price in the 23 wards of Tokyo increased by about 2.7 times to 217.5 million yen due to the sale of expensive properties, raising the average price in the entire metropolitan area.
Former Governor Kuroda of the Bank of Japan gave a lecture in NY "The idea that prices would not rise was strong"
Former Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda gave a speech in New York in the United States and explained that the reason why he was unable to sustainably achieve the 2% inflation target during his term was that there was a strong belief among people that prices would not rise.
Elon Musk launches conversational AI "TruthGPT"
Elon Musk, the American entrepreneur who acquired social media giant Twitter, has revealed in a media interview that he plans to launch a new conversational AI. It seems to be aimed at competing with "ChatGPT", which is rapidly expanding in use.
“President Putin Visits Kherson Oblast, Ukraine” Russian State Press
Russia's state-run news agency reported on the 18th that President Putin visited Kherson province in southern Ukraine, which was unilaterally annexed last year.
Emergency departure of the Self-Defense Forces Decreased by more than 20% last year The number of Russian aircraft is the lowest in 10 years
The number of scrambles by the Self-Defense Forces against aircraft that may infringe on Japan's airspace decreased by more than 20% last fiscal year compared to the previous fiscal year. It's the lowest number in a decade against Russian aircraft continuing to invade Ukraine.
Food and beverage price hikes exceed 20,000 items, possibly reaching 30,000 items in the fall
It turned out that the price increase of food and beverages this year has already exceeded 20,000 items, and is progressing at a pace three months earlier than last year. According to the survey company that compiled the list, the number of items could reach 30,000 as early as autumn.
Arrested two men in New York, US for operating a ``police base'' operated by the Chinese public security department ``outside''
In New York, USA, two men were arrested by the US judicial authorities for opening and operating a ``police base'' that monitors Chinese dissidents living there. Human rights groups have pointed out that these bases in China are in countries such as Europe and Canada, and judicial authorities say this is the first arrest in connection with this case.
Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter accident Death confirmation of two people who are believed to have pulled up yesterday
According to the Ground Self-Defense Force, two people believed to have been withdrawn from the sea near the scene on the 17th were confirmed dead on the 18th, according to the accident in which a Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter disappeared around Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture. is. The Self-Defense Forces are rushing to retrieve the remaining one who was found in the sea, and are continuing to search for members whose whereabouts are unknown.
Explosive suspect used the station about an hour before the incident or was caught on the security camera
An incident in which an explosive device was thrown at Prime Minister Kishida, who was visiting to support the election at a fishing port in Wakayama City. was found on the security camera. The police entered Wakayama just before the incident and went straight to the scene, and are investigating the detailed steps.
Accident involving 3 cars at a national highway intersection 1 person died 4 people transported Ibaraki Hokota
On the morning of the 18th, at an intersection on a national highway in Hokota City, Ibaraki Prefecture, there was an accident involving a wagon, a passenger car, and a light truck. A man driving a light truck died, and four people in a wagon were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Unified local election Town and village mayor Town and village assembly election notice Nearly 60% of town and village mayor elections are unvoted
On the 18th, elections for town and village mayors and town council members were announced in the second half of the unified local elections. I entered the election campaign.
Closing of G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting Release of Joint Statement Calling for Immediate Withdrawal of Russian Forces
The G7 = foreign ministers' meeting of seven major countries held in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, has ended, calling for the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine and attempts to unilaterally change the status quo by China's power and coercion. They issued a joint statement that included their strong opposition.
Explosives suspect 'unfair not to run' sues state, dismissed
Ryuji Kimura (24), who was arrested in an incident in which an explosive was thrown toward Prime Minister Kishida, who was visiting to support the election at a fishing port in Wakayama City, was unable to run for the House of Councilors election due to age restrictions. I filed a lawsuit seeking damages from the government, saying that it was unjust that there was not, but it turned out that it was dismissed by the Kobe District Court in November last year.
Heat stroke warning alert This year will start operation from April 26
The ``heat stroke warning alert'', which is announced when the risk of heat stroke is predicted to be extremely high, will start operation from the 26th of this month. The Japan Meteorological Agency and the Ministry of the Environment are requesting that when information is issued, more thorough measures should be taken to prevent heatstroke than usual.
"Children's Charter" includes policies for the next five years Prime Minister instructs to accelerate consideration
Prime Minister Kishida indicated his intention to include the direction of child policy for the next five years in the "Children's Charter" to be newly formulated by the government, and instructed ministers to have a council made up of experts to expedite deliberations toward implementation. instructed.
A small aircraft of the Japan Coast Guard makes an emergency landing in a rice field near Bungotakada City, Oita Prefecture.
According to the 7th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters, etc., it was reported that a small aircraft of the Japan Coast Guard that departed from Kitakyushu Airport on the morning of the 18th made an emergency landing in a rice field near Bungotakada City in Oita Prefecture. There are two people on board the small plane, and they are conscious. The 7th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters is investigating the detailed situation, assuming that there was some kind of trouble.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology starts public recruitment
In order to develop human resources in growth fields such as digital, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology decided to conduct a project to support the conversion of undergraduate departments to science, targeting universities nationwide, and started public recruitment from the 18th. We are aiming to establish or reorganize 250 faculties in the future.
"National academic ability test" begins, first online answer in English
"National academic ability test" for elementary and junior high school students has started. This year, a junior high school English "speaking" test will be conducted online for the first time with audio answers.
Mrs. Kishida met with Mrs. Biden at the White House
Mrs. Hiroko Kishida, the wife of Prime Minister Kishida, visited the White House on the 17th at the invitation of Mrs. Jill, the wife of President Biden of the United States.
Japanese researchers donate simple housing to earthquake-affected areas in southern Turkey
Following the massive Turkish-Syrian earthquake that killed more than 56,000 people, Japanese researchers donated simple housing that can be quickly installed in the affected areas of southern Turkey.
Import ban on Ukrainian agricultural products to protect farmers in Poland and other countries
Three countries, including Ukraine's neighbor Poland, announced one after another that they would ban the import of Ukrainian agricultural products. It is said that it is to protect its own farmers, who are suffering damage as a result of domestic distribution of agricultural products that are supposed to be transported to Africa via the three countries, but Ukraine is asking for a review of the import ban. Concerned about impact.
[Updated from time to time] Russia invades Ukraine (Movement on the 18th)
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 18th (Japan time), including 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)
Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter accident Hurry up with one person in the sea Search for five unknown people continues
According to Ministry of Defense officials, two people who are believed to be new members were pulled out of the sea on the 17th due to an accident in which a Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter disappeared around Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture. The Self-Defense Forces are hurried to retrieve the remaining one who was found in the sea, and are continuing to search for missing members.
Explosion at Prime Minister Kishida's speech, dented wall more than 40m away, explosives may have hit directly
In an incident in which an explosive was thrown toward Prime Minister Kishida, who was visiting to support the election at a fishing port in Wakayama City, a dent mark was confirmed on the wall of a warehouse about 40 meters away. A cylindrical object that seems to have exploded was found nearby, and the police are investigating in detail assuming that the explosive may have hit the wall directly.
"Suzume no Toshimari" becomes the highest-grossing Japanese animation in China
Makoto Shinkai's animated film "Suzume no Tojimemari" is gaining popularity in China and South Korea. Of these, the box office revenue in China surpassed that in Japan, making it the highest-grossing Japanese animated film of all time.
Unified local elections 125 town and village mayor elections 373 town and village assembly elections Notification today
In the unified local elections, elections for town and village mayors and members of town and village councilors were announced in the second half of the 18th, and election campaigns will begin in preparation for the polling day on the 23rd of this month.