Prime Minister Kishida adjusts to attend United May Day tournament First prime minister to attend in nine years
Prime Minister Kishida has entered into coordination with the direction of attending the May Day central convention held by the Federation this month. It is the first time in nine years that a prime minister has attended the May Day central convention.
On the 22nd, it will be a week since an explosive was thrown near Prime Minister Kishida, who was visiting to support the election in Wakayama City. What happened on the scene at that time? I will summarize the structure and suspects of the explosives that I have learned from the interviews so far.
Helping with work while traveling and getting rewards attract attention amid high prices
A long holiday coming up soon. While congestion is expected in various places, the shortage of labor is a major issue for accommodation facilities such as tourist spots. On the other hand, in the midst of high prices, tourist spots around the world are also being hit by a wave of price increases, and travel expenses tend to rise. Under these circumstances, a new style of "travelers helping with business at the accommodation and receiving rewards" is attracting attention from both travelers and lodging facilities.
'I'm scared, I'm really scared,' says wife in Sudan on video
It is a video of about 30 seconds taken at home in Khartoum, Sudan around 2:00 am on the 20th. It was sent by my Sudanese wife to my Japanese husband. It was late at night, so the surroundings were dark and no images were shown, but the sound of what appeared to be a bombing and the frightened voice of his wife were recorded. After an initial dull "bang" some distance away, her wife says, "Oh my God." After that, she muttered "I'm scared, I'm really scared" in Japanese, and I can see her worriedly saying "I wonder if you can hear me" in English.
Inbound? God of Investment? Is the Stock Price Rise Real? [Economic Column]
On the 18th, the Nikkei Stock Average rose for eight consecutive business days, and the closing price reached a new high. Is it the inbound effect, the effect of the “low PBR reform”, or the aftermath of Warren Buffett’s visit to Japan, who is called the “god of investment”? The market has been given a series of positive factors, and expectations for further increases have risen, but on the other hand, there are also voices questioning its sustainability. We covered the current state of the market where various viewpoints intersect. (Economics Department reporter Koki Nishizono)
Abolition of women's ``100-day remarriage ban after divorce'' from April next year
Regarding the system of presuming paternity based on the time of pregnancy and childbirth, if the child is remarried, even if the child was born within 300 days after the divorce, it will be presumed to be the child of the current husband. The revised Civil Code will come into effect in April next year.
A man cuts two women at a house in Hino City, Tokyo and runs away "Ono" at the scene
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, before 8 o'clock tonight, at a house in Hino City, Tokyo, a man cut two women with something like an ax and fled. The man was in his 70s, about 1.8m tall, and was wearing a light blue shirt and brown sandals. The extent of the injuries to the two women is unknown. A sword, which is believed to be the murder weapon, was left at the scene, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the situation in detail, assuming that there is a possibility of trouble between relatives. The site is a corner of a residential area about 200 meters northwest of Koshu Kaido Station on the Tama Monorail.
Detected separation booster from J alert missile on April 13
The Ministry of Defense has released the analysis results of the ballistic missile that North Korea launched on the 13th of this month and initially issued J-Alert = National Instant Warning System. It is possible that it was a booster separated from the missile that detected the possibility of falling around Hokkaido.
Jessica Michibata not prosecuted Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office
The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office has decided not to prosecute fashion model Jessica Michibata, who was arrested on suspicion of possessing the synthetic drug MDMA.
Rakuten Bank is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Raising more than 70 billion yen
Rakuten Bank, a subsidiary of Rakuten Group, listed its shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on the 21st. Rakuten Group will raise more than 70 billion yen from the sale of some shares accompanying the listing, while the deficit in the mobile phone business is increasing.
Japan's first approval of 'oral abortion drug' Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare subcommittee
A subcommittee of experts from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has approved the approval of the "oral abortion drug", which is used for induced abortion, for the first time in Japan. In the future, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is expected to carry out formal approval procedures.
South Korea to redesignate Japan as a preferential country that can simplify export procedures 24th
South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced on the 21st that it will re-designate Japan as a target country for preferential treatment that can simplify export procedures in the official gazette on the 24th of this month at the beginning of the week.
One of the fatalities in the GSDF helicopter accident is confirmed to be the former commander of the 8th Division, General Yuichi Sakamoto.
On April 6, the Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter disappeared near Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture. He announced that he had been identified as Lieutenant General Yuichi Sakamoto, the former commander of the 8th Division, where the division is located. The identities of the members who died in this accident have been confirmed.
Toyota President Sato: “Decarbonization, not only EV but also HV and other omnidirectional strategies”
As the global shift to EVs (electric vehicles) accelerates, Toyota Motor Corporation President Tsuneharu Sato said in an interview with NHK that by promoting an "omnidirectional strategy" that includes not only EVs but also hybrid vehicles, the circumstances differ from region to region. I emphasized the idea of responding to
Kyoani arson case pre-trial arrangement procedure to be implemented for the first time on May 8
The lay judge trial of Shinji Aoba, who was indicted for murder and other crimes in a case where a Kyoto Animation studio was set on fire, killed 36 employees. It will be held for the first time today.
Sudan to evacuate Japanese Self-Defense Forces aircraft landing at Naha Airport [Movement on the 21st]
The situation in Sudan is deteriorating. On the 21st, the paramilitary group RSF announced that it had agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire to mark the end of Ramadan. Meanwhile, an Air Self-Defense Force transport plane dispatched to Djibouti departed Komaki Air Base in Aichi Prefecture in the afternoon to evacuate the Japanese. We will tell you about the movement on the 21st and the voices from the site.
Ukraine, Europe and the United States announce new tank donations, Russian foreign minister visits friendly countries
As Russia continues to invade Ukraine, Western countries have announced the provision of new tanks and have continued to support Ukraine by holding meetings on military support. On the other hand, Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov continues to visit friendly countries in Central and South America, and is trying to keep the United States and other countries in check.
Sudan to evacuate Japanese Self-Defense Forces aircraft dispatched to Djibouti landed at Naha Airport
It was decided to be dispatched to the neighboring country of Djibouti in preparation for the evacuation of Japanese people in Sudan in Africa. I landed at Naha Airport, a transit point, past half past midnight. According to Defense Ministry officials, the transport plane is expected to depart from Naha Airport and arrive in Djibouti by the end of this week at the earliest after passing through several destinations.
GSDF helicopter accident Private salvage company decided to recover aircraft from the seabed
A private salvage company has decided to collect the aircraft found on the seabed after a helicopter of the Ground Self-Defense Force disappeared around Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture. The collection work is expected to begin as early as the end of this month.
Hotels and zoos... A wave of price increases rushing to travel destinations and tourist spots
Electric bill, gas bill, groceries... The prices of things that are essential to life continue to rise. The average consumer price index for fiscal 2022, which looks at the price movements of goods and services consumed by households, rose by 3.0%, reaching the level for the first time in 41 years since 1981. Prices are at record highs, and a wave of price hikes is sweeping through tourist spots around the country.
Ibaraki 6 wife and children murdered arson defendant sentenced to death in 2 trials Tokyo High Court
Six years ago, the defendant was accused of murdering his wife and six children and setting fire to them in Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture. There is no circumstance," he was sentenced to death following the first trial.
More than 70% of nursery teachers do not go to work, nursery schools are temporarily closed Koganei, Tokyo
It turned out that a licensed nursery school in Koganei City, Tokyo, was temporarily closed on the 19th because more than 70% of the registered nursery teachers did not go to work. Koganei City will confirm the reasons for this situation from the operating company.
Science Council “As a private organization, there are free choices” Seko, Secretary-General of the House of Councilors
Regarding the revision of the law to review the selection of members of the Science Council of Japan, the government did not submit it to the current Diet based on the opposition of the Science Council, Seko, Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party, said, "We will do it by ourselves. If you want to decide on personnel, there is an option to have it done as a private organization," he said.
EV shift progresses in the US Preferential tax system excludes China Japan and South Korea are also excluded
As the electrification of cars progresses worldwide, sales of EVs (electric vehicles) are increasing year by year in the United States as well. Last year in 2022, the total number of new car sales decreased, but EV increased 1.6 times the previous year.
Ogasawara Hahajima earthquake with seismic intensity 4 No worries about tsunami
At around 4:20 pm on the 21st, there was an earthquake with a seismic intensity of 4 on Hahajima in the Ogasawara Islands, Tokyo. There is no tsunami from this earthquake.
Dismissal of NHK Sapporo station staff with heavy responsibility for greatly damaging social credibility
In February this year, an employee of the NHK Sapporo Broadcasting Station was arrested for trespassing into an apartment building in Tokyo without permission and received a prohibition order based on the Stalking Control Law. The responsibility for the damage was heavy, and I decided to dispose of the dismissal.
Japan national soccer team June warm-up match against El Salvador and Peru
El Salvador and Peru from Central and South America have been selected as opponents for the Japan national soccer team's warm-up matches to be held in Aichi and Osaka in June this year.
Nara Yakushiji East Pagoda Completed large-scale repair for the first time in about 110 years
A memorial service was held on the 21st to celebrate the completion of large-scale repairs for the first time in about 110 years at the National Treasure East Pagoda of Yakushiji Temple in Nara City.
Sudan to evacuate Japanese Self-Defense Forces aircraft dispatched to Djibouti Departure for transit point
On the afternoon of the 21st, an Air Self-Defense Force transport plane dispatched to the neighboring country of Djibouti in preparation for the evacuation of Japanese people in Sudan, Africa, departed from Komaki Air Base in Aichi Prefecture for a transit point.
Hong Kong woman studying in Japan arrested on suspicion of violating national security law when she returned
A 23-year-old Hong Kong woman studying in Japan was arrested last month on suspicion of violating the Hong Kong National Security Law, accusing her of stirring up division in the country when she temporarily returned to Hong Kong. The woman posted a post about Hong Kong's independence on the Internet during her stay in Japan, so it seems that this law, which is also subject to crackdowns overseas, has been applied to activities in Japan.
Enactment of revised Cabinet Law to establish control tower for infectious disease control
The Revised Cabinet Law, which includes the establishment of the ``Cabinet Infectious Disease Crisis Management Agency'' as a central control tower for measures against infectious diseases, was approved and established by a majority of votes at the plenary session of the House of Councilors on the 21st.
Reconstruction of public transportation such as local railways Revised law enacted Upper House plenary session
On the 21st, the Revised Local Public Transportation Revitalization Act, which includes the possibility of the government setting up a council to discuss the state of public transportation such as local railways, which continue to be in the red, and consider measures to promote the conversion to buses and usage, etc. It was passed and enacted at the plenary session of the House of Councilors.
Developed by IBM, the latest "quantum computer" to be introduced in Japan in the fall
The latest type of "quantum computer" developed by American IT giant "IBM" will be introduced in Japan this fall. It's decided. As a commercial type, it has the highest performance in Japan.
Kumamoto clams resume sales in the Kanto region Establishment of a system to prevent misrepresentation of production area
In the Kanto region, sales of short-neck clams from Kumamoto Prefecture, which had been temporarily suspended due to the issue of disguising the production area, have resumed for the first time in about a year. Handling started on the 21st.
Economy and Security Minister Takaichi visits Yasukuni Shrine
On the 21st, Minister of State for Economic and Security Affairs Takaichi visited the Yasukuni Shrine in Kudan, Tokyo, where the annual spring festival is being held.
Tokyo Sumida Ward Robbery injury case 22-year-old suspect arrested
Last month, several people broke into a house in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, and assaulted a woman living in the house. Arrested. He denies the allegations against the investigation.
Two men and women in their 20s arrested for illegally reselling WBC tickets for 130,000 yen
Two men and women in their 20s were arrested for illegally reselling tickets for the WBC = World Baseball Classic. The two are believed to have resold more than 1,100 tickets for professional baseball and concerts, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the details.
Stock price rough price movement Renewed the highest price of this year
On the Tokyo stock market on the 21st, the sense of caution about the future of the semiconductor industry has eased, and the Nikkei Stock Average temporarily updated the highest price of this year during trading hours, but after that, there were selling orders, and the price movement was rough. It is
Sudan paramilitary group “Agreed to ceasefire for 72 hours” from 13:00 Japan time
The RSF, a paramilitary force fighting armed forces in Sudan, Africa, has agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire to coincide with the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Announced on SNS. The ceasefire period will start at 6:00 am local time on the 21st and 1:00 pm Japan time to allow the evacuation of citizens. Meanwhile, the Sudanese military has yet to announce a ceasefire. Regarding the situation in Sudan, UN Secretary-General Guterres also called for a ceasefire on the 20th, saying, ``We call for a ceasefire for at least three days so that citizens can escape.''
Summer days over 25 degrees in various places Unseasonable heat on par with early July Beware of heatstroke
Temperatures continue to rise on the 21st, mainly from western Japan to the Pacific Ocean side of the Tohoku region, with summer days exceeding 25°C in various places. Please be careful of heat stroke as the unseasonably hot weather continues.
Greenhouse gas emissions in Japan will exceed the previous year by 2% in FY2021
Domestic greenhouse gas emissions in FY2021 will reach 1.17 billion tonnes, up 2% from the previous lowest year and the first increase since FY2013.
BuzzFeed News to shut down due to cost cutting
America's emerging media "Buzzfeed", whose management was deteriorating, announced that it would close the news department "Buzzfeed News" to reduce costs.
President Biden officially announces candidacy on 25th US media
Major American media reported that President Biden is preparing to officially announce his candidacy for the presidential election next fall on the 25th of next week.
Olympic corruption case AOKI former chairman Aoki convicted with suspended sentence Tokyo District Court
Hironori Aoki, former chairman of major menswear giant AOKI Holdings, was sentenced to 2 years in prison for bribing a former director of the organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in a corruption case involving the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. He was sentenced to six months a year and four years' probation. A total of 15 people, including the founders and top management of five major companies in the industry, including KADOKAWA and ADK Holdings, were indicted, centering on the former director of the organizing committee, who was accused of accepting bribes. This is the first time the judgment has been handed down.
Shohei Otani No hits in 2 games in a row Adjustments for starting pitching on the 21st
Major League Baseball Angels Shohei Otani made a full appearance as a designated hitter in the game against the Yankees, but did not get any hits and went no-hit for two games in a row.
Defense Minister Hamada to depart Komaki base for Djibouti in the afternoon
In order to evacuate Japanese residents from Sudan in Africa, Minister of Defense Hamada revealed that one C130 transport aircraft of the Air Self-Defense Force will depart from Komaki Air Base in Aichi Prefecture on the afternoon of the 21st for the neighboring country of Djibouti. .
FY2022 Consumer Price Index to rise by 3.0% year-on-year, first level in 41 years
Last year's consumer price index, which looks at the price movements of goods and services consumed at home, rose 3.0% from the previous year, excluding perishables, which fluctuate greatly depending on the weather. The 3.0% rate of increase is the first level in 41 years since 1981. This is mainly due to rising prices of food and electricity. In addition, the consumer price index for last month and March, excluding fresh food, increased by 3.1% from the same month last year. This is the same level as the rate of increase in February.
DeSantis to visit Japan, one of the Republican candidates for next year's US presidential election
Governor DeSantis of Florida, who is one of the leading opposition and Republican candidates in the US presidential election next year, has announced that he will visit Japan soon and meet with Prime Minister Kishida. It seems that there is also an aim to make a diplomatic appeal through the visit to Japan and lead to an increase in support.
South Korea responds to China over Taiwan situation ``opposes changing the status quo by force''
Regarding South Korean President Yoon Sung-ryeol's remarks regarding the Taiwan situation, which he opposes to change the status quo by force, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman criticized South Korea, saying, "We will not allow others to interfere." bottom. In response, the South Korean government summoned the Chinese ambassador to Seoul to protest, claiming that it was "contrary to diplomatic etiquette."
Transplantation of intestinal bacteria into patients with ulcerative colitis, the first advanced medical treatment
Juntendo University and others have announced that a treatment method that aims to improve symptoms by transplanting intestinal bacteria from healthy people to patients with intractable disease ``ulcerative colitis'' can be used in combination with treatments covered by public insurance. He announced that he had performed the first transplant as an advanced medical treatment. In the future, we will aim for approval as a treatment method covered by insurance.
Yasukuni Shrine Prime Minister Kishida dedicated "Masakaki" to the annual spring festival
Prime Minister Kishida dedicated a potted plant called "Masakaki" to the annual spring festival of Yasukuni Shrine, which started on the 21st.
Tobu Tojo Line resumes operation on all lines
The Tobu Tojo Line, which had been suspended due to the accident resulting in injury or death, resumed operation on all lines at 6:55 am.
Shiretoko Sightseeing Boat Accident Nearly One Year Ahead
Before the one year anniversary of the sinking of a sightseeing boat off the coast of Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaido, a press conference was held on the night of the 20th with the families of the victims, and they talked about their current feelings.
US semiconductor giant sues IBM for misappropriation of intellectual property and trade secrets
GlobalFoundries, a major American semiconductor contract manufacturing company, has announced that it has sued IBM, an American IT giant, for illegally using its intellectual property and trade secrets, such as disclosing them to Japanese semiconductor manufacturer Rapidus. Attention will be paid to whether this will affect cooperation between Japan and the United States, which aims to mass-produce advanced semiconductors.
Large-scale military exercises in Russia's Far East completed, also conducted in the Northern Territories
The Russian Defense Ministry announced on the 20th that large-scale military exercises in the Far East had ended. The United States and Japan, which are in conflict with each other, are being strongly restrained by conducting training assuming that they would prevent a landing on the Northern Territories.
Academic Council to Consider Separating from National Institutions to Become a Private Corporation
The government has decided not to submit to the current Diet session a bill to revise the law to review the selection of members of the Science Council of Japan. If future discussions with the Science Council fail to gain an understanding of the content of the revised bill, the government plans to consider separating the council from a national institution and turning it into a private corporation.