South Korean parliamentarians land on Takeshima, Ministry of Foreign Affairs protests
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly protested to the South Korean side, saying that it was found that a member of the Korean parliament landed on Takeshima in Shimane Prefecture on the 2nd. It will be the first time since August 2021 that a South Korean parliamentarian will land on Takeshima.
``Installation of gender-neutral toilets for women'' is misinformation Saitama Governor Ono
Regarding the creation of a society that is easy for sexual minorities to live in, Governor Ohno of Saitama Prefecture said on the Internet, "The prefecture is eliminating women's toilets and is obliging the installation of 'all-gender toilets,' which are not gender-segregated." As incorrect information is being spread, we will explain the original purpose, such as not premised on abolishing or reducing the existing women's toilets.
Ishin Muneo Suzuki, a member of the House of Councilors, canceled a visit to Russia during the long holidays
Muneo Suzuki, a member of the House of Councilors of the Japan Restoration Party, canceled his planned visit to Russia during the long holidays, saying that he could not arrange a meeting with a Russian government official.
Minacard Convenience store misissues another person's family register certificate Kawasaki
On the 2nd, at a convenience store in Kawasaki City, a man in the city tried to obtain a family register certificate using his My Number card, but the document was mistakenly issued to someone else. The cause is unknown, and the city has taken measures to suspend the certificate issuance service at convenience stores for the time being.
Mr. Masahide Onoe Makes the first stage as a Kabuki actor at the age of 10
Masahide Onoe (10), the grandson of Kabuki Living National Treasure Kikugoro Onoe and the eldest son of actor Shinobu Terashima, stepped on the stage for the first time as a kabuki actor on May 2nd and won the audience with his imposing performance. I let you know.
Nasu Safari Park tiger attack and injured keeper
Last year, at Nasu Safari Park in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, three zookeepers were attacked and injured by tigers. On May 2, the documents were sent to the public prosecutor on suspicion of negligence and injury.
Kansai Electric Power Co.
Kansai Electric Power Co., which has been in operation for more than 40 years and was scheduled to restart the Takahama Nuclear Power Station Units 1 and 2 from next month, said that it was necessary for the restart as pointed out by the Nuclear Regulation Authority. He indicated that the resumption of operation will be delayed because approval has not been obtained so far for construction plans for fire countermeasures.
Cat object design changed without permission "Copyright infringement" author protests
It turned out that the author was protesting to the company that owns the object, saying that the cat object exhibited in the complex in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo was changed to a different design without permission, ``infringing on copyright.'' . After that, the object was returned to the creator, and the company apologized for its lack of consideration.
"A cyber attack is being carried out from your house." He doesn't care about himself at all. Why is this... The cause was a "home router" placed in a corner of the room. (Digital coverage team not deceived / Metropolitan Police Department Yohei Kageyama)
Mitsui & Co.'s settlement of accounts Final profit of more than 1.13 trillion yen, the first general trading company to exceed 1 trillion yen
Mitsui & Co.'s financial results for the last fiscal year showed that its final profit was more than 1.13 trillion yen, making it the first general trading company to exceed 1 trillion yen. Profits were boosted by the weaker yen and rising resource prices.
Yamagata Expressway Tunnel, two passenger cars collide and burn 3 people including children
On the afternoon of the 2nd, in a tunnel on the Yamagata Expressway in Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, there was an accident in which two cars collided and caught fire. It means that three people are unconscious and two people are injured.
A 3-year-old boy becomes unconscious after being entangled in a playground equipment's rope at a nursery school Kuki Saitama
According to the police, on the morning of the 2nd, a 3-year-old boy who was playing with playground equipment at a nursery school in Kuki City, Saitama Prefecture was entangled in a rope around his neck and was unconscious. According to the police, there was a mountain made of soil in the garden, and a rope was stretched from the stake that was driven in, and it was possible to climb up through this rope. The boy is believed to have become entangled in a rope while playing with the playground equipment.
``Men's concept cafe'' arrested for serving girls late at night
At a restaurant called "Men's Concept Cafe" where male employees serve customers, a manager and an employee in their 20s were arrested for serving a girl from late night to early morning while knowing that she was a minor. It is believed that she made the girl order an expensive drink and charged more than 800,000 yen in total, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the details. Of the two, the store manager has denied the charges against the investigation.
Mansai Nomura to direct opera for the first time "Imagination unique to Noh and Kyogen"
Kyogen performer Mansai Nomura will direct an opera for the first time.
Northern Alps Maehotakadake, 3 men fall, 2 cardiopulmonary arrest or Nagano
According to the police, three men slipped down on the morning of the 2nd at Maehotakadake in the Northern Alps of Nagano Prefecture, and two of them are believed to be in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest.
Sudan “Over 800,000 people may flee to neighboring countries,” UNHCR warns
In Sudan, Africa, armed clashes have continued even after the military and paramilitaries agreed to extend the ceasefire, and UNHCR = United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said that if this crisis is not resolved immediately, people will evacuate to neighboring countries. He warned that the number of people doing so could exceed 800,000.
'Digital Bank Run': What Three Bankruptcies Have in Common
The US bank First Republic Bank has filed for bankruptcy. In the United States, a total of three banks have failed in less than two months since the failure of Silicon Valley Bank. Why are there so many bank failures? What was common to all three banks that went bankrupt was that financial services through SNS and the Internet accelerated the outflow of deposits. In the United States, it is also called the “Digital Bank Run,” which means taking deposits in the digital age.
[Breaking news] Figure skating Daisuke Takahashi and Kana Muramoto's retirement press conference
Daisuke Takahashi and Kanaka Muramoto, who announced that they will both retire from figure skating ice dance at the end of this season, are attending a press conference at a hotel in Tokyo from 2:00 pm. We will give you a quick report of the press conference.
30 years ago, I was attacked in Cambodia and died in the line of duty.
On May 4th, it will be 30 years since Haruyuki Takada, a superintendent of the Okayama Prefectural Police Headquarters who was dispatched to Cambodia after the civil war in 1993, was attacked by an armed group and died. In an interview with NHK, Takada's mother said, "I hope you will never forget."
The language of flowers is "thank you" Gypsophila shipments ahead of Mother's Day Peak season Kumamoto
Gypsophila shipments are at their peak in Kumamoto Prefecture, which is the number one producer of gypsophila in Japan.
Red Sox Masanao Yoshida 2 hits 1 RBI consecutive game hit "11"
Masanao Yoshida of the Major League Baseball Red Sox played an active part in the match against the Blue Jays on the 1st with two hits including the first two bases, extending his consecutive game hits to "11".
"Ichikawa Mama Station" changed to "Ichikawa Mama Station" for Mother's Day
In line with "Mother's Day" on the 14th of this month, at "Ichikawamama Station" in Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture, the name of the station has been changed to "Mama" in katakana, and the premises are decorated with carnations.
Asian Development Bank Annual Meeting 2 trillion yen loan for climate change countermeasures
The Asian Development Bank's annual general meeting began on the 2nd in South Korea, and Governor Asakawa announced a new plan to finance up to 15 billion dollars, or 2 trillion yen in Japanese yen, to emerging and developing countries as climate change countermeasures. I made it clear that I will set up a framework.
Ground Self-Defense Force Helicopter accident Lifting the aircraft from the sea
A helicopter of the Ground Self-Defense Force disappeared around Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture, and a private work boat pulled it out of the sea around 11:45 am on the 2nd.
Illegal stock sales to cancer patients Re-arrested presidents who pretended to be "donations"
The president of a health food sales company in Tokyo was arrested and indicted for soliciting cancer patients and their families, saying, "We are developing products that are effective against cancer," and selling the company's stock without registration. were re-arrested on suspicion of violating the Act on Punishment of Organized Crime for disguising the money obtained from the sale of illegal shares as "donations".
Over 70 cars crashed, killing 6 people in Illinois
Six people died and more than 30 were injured in an accident involving more than 70 trucks and passenger cars in the Midwestern state of Illinois on the 1st. According to the police, it is believed that the cause of the accident was that the soil of the farmland was blown up by the strong wind and the visibility became poor.
Japan-South Korea Finance Ministers Meet for the First Time in Seven Years
Finance Minister Suzuki, who is visiting Incheon, South Korea to attend the general meeting of ADB = Asian Development Bank, met with South Korea's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance Joo Kyung-ho on the morning of the 2nd. It will be the first time in about seven years since August 2016 that the finance ministers of Japan and South Korea will meet formally.
[Updated from time to time] Russia invades Ukraine (movement on the 2nd)
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 surrounding the situation in Ukraine on the 2nd (Japan time), such as the battle situation and the diplomacy of the countries concerned. (There is a time difference of 6 hours between Japan and Ukraine and Moscow, Russia)
Russia warns against Ukrainian reversal offensive in southern Crimea
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is poised to launch a major reversal offensive soon. Under these circumstances, in southern Crimea, fires have occurred at Russian military facilities, and it seems that attacks by drones are continuing, and the Russian side seems to be strengthening its vigilance.
Prime Minister Kishida "Adjustment to visit South Korea from the 7th and hold a summit meeting"
Prior to the G7 Hiroshima Summit, Prime Minister Kishida will visit South Korea for two days starting on the 7th of this month, and is proceeding with coordination to meet with President Yoon Sung-yeol. He expressed his desire to accelerate the improvement of relations by adding impetus to "shuttle diplomacy."
U.S. Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Respond Quickly to Default on June 1
In the United States, there is a limit on how much the government can borrow. On May 1, Treasury Secretary Yellen urged Congress to take prompt action, arguing that if Congress does not respond to raising the ceiling, it may default on its debt on June 1. In the U.S. Congress, the government and the ruling and opposition parties have been unable to come to terms with each other over the debt ceiling issue, which has often caused confusion in the financial markets.
Japan-Ghana summit meeting Confirmation of close cooperation on UN Security Council reform, etc.
Prime Minister Kishida, who is visiting Africa, met with President Akufoad in Ghana, condemned Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and confirmed close cooperation between the two countries as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council on issues such as Security Council reform.
Movement to strengthen electric wheelchair safety functions Actively among manufacturers
There is a growing movement among manufacturers to enhance the safety features of electric wheelchairs. In particular, there are expectations as a means of transportation for elderly people who have returned their driver's licenses.
Man evacuated by his own route in Sudan talks about the tense situation
In Sudan, Africa, a Japanese man who worked as the head of the local team of the international NGO "Doctors Without Borders" and evacuated abroad by his own route responded to an NHK interview remotely from Switzerland, where he had evacuated. He talked about the tense situation in which he was forced to evacuate as the situation worsened.
Bankruptcy of US bank deposits and operations to "JP Morgan Chase"
The US bank, First Republic Bank, has filed for bankruptcy. Although it became the second largest bank failure in the history of the United States, deposits and operations were taken over by the major bank "JPMorgan Chase".
“Visualization” of CO2 emissions through individual lifestyles and actions
New services that "visualize" how much carbon dioxide is emitted in an individual's daily life and actions are appearing one after another, and it seems that it will lead to an increase in awareness toward the realization of a decarbonized society.
NY Dow Slight price drop Selling and buying mixed due to bank failure
The New York stock market on May 1, the beginning of the week, was affected by the bankruptcy of the American bank "First Republic Bank", which had been worried about its management, and the assets and operations were taken over by a major bank. As a result, there was a mixture of buying and selling, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell slightly.
"Mujinamo" aquatic plant named by Tomitaro Makino Newly confirmed in the wild Ishikawa
A plant named by botanist Tomitaro Makino, which is rarely seen in Japan, was confirmed in Ishikawa Prefecture. It is the first time in 73 years that it has been newly confirmed in the wild, and researchers say, ``It indicates the possibility that endangered plants may reappear due to changes in the environment.''
Melody Road of "Monkey Magic" on Irohazaka Tochigi Nikko
At "Irohazaka" in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture, "Melody Road" was completed.