Efforts to protect LGBT rights Submission of a request to one of the summit's main agenda items
Ahead of the G7 Hiroshima Summit, we submitted a request to the government requesting that groups of sexual minorities and groups of companies make efforts to protect the rights of sexual minorities one of the main agenda items of the summit. Did.
Quad summit meeting to be held in Hiroshima on the 21st of this month
The four-country summit meeting of Japan, the United States, Australia, and India, which was scheduled in Australia, is currently being coordinated to be held in Hiroshima on the 21st of this month in conjunction with the G7 Hiroshima Summit.
Two days until the G7 Hiroshima Summit Strengthening security What is the impact of traffic restrictions?
As the G7 Hiroshima Summit will be held for three days from the 19th, the visits to Japan by the leaders of various countries, including President Biden of the United States, will begin in earnest from the 18th. In addition to large-scale traffic restrictions in Hiroshima city, the alert level was raised in Tokyo from the 17th. At supermarkets in Hiroshima city, people were seen buying food in bulk.
Government to accept injured soldiers in Ukraine at SDF Central Hospital
UK, Netherlands to provide fighter jets to Ukraine to build 'international coalition'
With the further provision of fighter planes to Ukraine becoming one of the focal points, the leaders of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands agreed on the 16th to work towards building an "international coalition" to support the procurement of fighter planes. .
Even if you are far from Hiroshima... you can't use coin lockers
The G7 Hiroshima Summit will begin on the 19th of this month. Hiroshima isn't the only place where preparations are underway. As a countermeasure against terrorism, there are places where coin lockers and trash cans cannot be used even at train stations and airports in urban areas far from Hiroshima. Please be careful if you plan to travel with large luggage this weekend.
``I want a place other than home and school'' Children and Family Agency to formulate guidelines
"At home, I have to take care of my younger siblings and I feel restless." Other than that, the Children's and Family Affairs Agency has started discussions at the review meeting, saying that it is necessary to create a place where you can always spend your time with peace of mind. What kind of place is "a place for children other than home and school"?
Influenza 491 people infected at high school in Miyazaki School closed
A total of 491 students and staff at a high school in Miyazaki City were infected with influenza, and the school has been closed since the 15th. The city is calling for thorough infection prevention measures.
Tohoku road 4 people injured and injured Special audit by the country on large truck transportation companies
On the night of the 16th, four people, including bus passengers, were injured in an accident on the Tohoku Expressway in Kurihara City, Miyagi Prefecture. We conducted a special audit of a transportation company in Aomori Prefecture that had
Male in his 80s Transported to hospital due to suspicion of heat stroke Unconscious when transported Kagawa Marugame
According to the Marugame City Fire Department in Kagawa Prefecture, after 1:00 pm on the 17th, a man in his 80s who was outdoors in the city was transported to a hospital on suspicion of heatstroke and was unconscious at the time of transport.
Lithuanian foreign minister urges G7 to tighten sanctions against Russia
In an interview with NHK, Foreign Minister Landsbergis of Lithuania, one of the three Baltic countries bordering Russia, said, "If we increase the pressure on Russia, Ukraine will be closer to victory." and appealed for stronger sanctions against Russia.
Tohoku Expressway Bus collided with a truck Were the three dead hit during inspection?
On the night of the 16th, on the Tohoku Expressway in Kurihara City, Miyagi Prefecture, a large truck collided with a bus that had stopped near the shoulder due to engine trouble. I went around to check it, and it turned out that I was hit by a truck that came from behind.
Prime Minister Kishida cancels visit to Australia due to cancellation of Quads
Prime Minister Kishida was scheduled to visit Australia next week in order to attend the summit meeting of the Quad, a framework of four countries consisting of Japan, the United States, Australia, and India, but it was canceled due to the cancellation of the meeting. I was.
67.2 billion yen for businesses that do not specify “national resilience” The Board of Audit
Regarding emergency measures for disaster prevention and mitigation implemented by the government in a three-year plan from fiscal 2018 under the slogan of "strengthening the national land," the Board of Audit of Japan I asked the government to provide a sufficient explanation, saying that it was over 67.2 billion yen.
LGBT Bill Komei Takagi Policy Research Council Chairman “I want to submit it to the Diet tomorrow”
Komeito's political affairs research chair Takagi expressed his intention to submit the ruling party's bill to the Diet as early as the 18th, as well as the opposition party's support for enactment of the law. I asked for understanding.
Voluntary recall of approximately 30,000 units of Aeon own-brand frozen fried rice
Aeon, a major distribution company, has announced that it will voluntarily recall about 30,000 of the target products, citing the possibility that some of the frozen fried rice sold under its own brand may have been contaminated with resin fragments during the manufacturing process.
Eight people were transported by ambulance for suspected heatstroke in Tokyo (3:00 pm on the 17th)
According to the Tokyo Fire Department, eight men and women in their teens to 90s were transported by ambulance by 3:00 pm on the 17th due to suspicion of heat stroke. Of these, two are moderate and six are mild. The Tokyo Fire Department calls attention to thorough measures such as frequently replenishing water before thirsty.
Specified Alien Species Snapping turtle large-scale capture work begins Chiba
A large-scale capture operation of the invasive alien species "snapping turtle", which may have a major impact on the ecosystem, has begun around Lake Inbanuma in Chiba Prefecture.
Prime Minister Kishida meets with astronaut Satoshi Furukawa
Prime Minister Kishida met with astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, who is scheduled to stay on the International Space Station for a long period after this summer, and expressed his expectations for their future activities.
Four Japanese Motorcycle Manufacturers Collaborate on "Hydrogen Engine" Research
Toward the realization of a decarbonized society, four Japanese motorcycle manufacturers have collaborated to advance research into a "hydrogen engine" that emits almost no carbon dioxide while riding.
During sports festival practice at junior high school Students are suffering from heat stroke 7 people transported Fukuoka Kurume
After noon on the 17th, several students who were practicing for a sports festival at a junior high school in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture complained of poor physical condition, and seven of them were transported to the hospital. According to the fire department, there is a suspicion of heat stroke.
13 students transported after junior high school science experiment complained of poor physical condition Nikaho Akita
On the morning of the 17th, at a junior high school in Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture, after an experiment to generate hydrogen sulfide in a science class, a student complained of poor physical condition and 13 people were taken to the hospital. Both are conscious, and the police are investigating the detailed situation.
Volleyball player Tadayoshi Yokota dies 75 years old Munich Olympic gold medal
Tadayoshi Yokota, a former Japanese men's representative who won the gold medal in volleyball at the 1972 Munich Olympics, passed away on the 9th of this month. he was 75 years old.
Tohoku Shinkansen and Akita Shinkansen outbound lines also resume operation
According to JR East, the Tohoku Shinkansen had suspended operation on the outbound line between Sendai Station and Morioka Station due to the power outage, but resumed operation at 0:50 pm. In addition, the outbound line of the Akita Shinkansen, which had been suspended due to this influence, has resumed operation.
The emperor and his wife pay their respects at the restored main hall of Chugu-ji Temple in Nara.
The Emperor and Empress visited Chugu-ji Temple in Ikaruga-cho, Nara Prefecture, and paid their respects at the main hall, which had been repaired. Chugu-ji Temple in Ikaruga-cho suffered from conspicuous damage to its main hall, which was built in 1968. With the support of the Emperor and Empress, it took about five months until March 2018 to repair it.
Ukrainian Army “intercepts all Russian missiles, including hypersonic”
The Ukrainian military said it had intercepted all the missiles launched by the Russian military, including six that Russia said were hypersonic. President Zelensky showed off that the air defense capability has been improved by receiving weapons from Europe and the United States, and emphasized once again the stance of rigorous resistance.
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant "counter-terrorism measures" not lifted due to insufficient improvement NRA
Two years ago, serious problems in anti-terrorism measures came to light one after another, and the Nuclear Regulation Authority announced that improvements were not being made at the Tokyo Electric Power Company Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station in Niigata Prefecture, where an administrative sanction was issued that effectively banned the operation of the plant. I have confirmed that this is sufficient and will not be lifted at this time.
Tohoku Shinkansen Sendai-Morioka Operation suspended due to power outage
According to JR East, the Tohoku Shinkansen has suspended operation on the up and down lines between Sendai Station and Morioka Station due to the power outage that occurred between Kitakami Station and Morioka Station around 10:57 am. Due to this influence, the Akita Shinkansen is also suspended on the inbound and outbound lines between Tazawako Station and Morioka Station. There is no prospect of reopening.
UN Secretary-General “Leadership expectations for Japan, the only country to have suffered atomic bombings in war”
UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who is visiting Hiroshima on the sidelines of the G7 Hiroshima Summit, spoke about nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, one of the main agenda items of the summit, saying, "Nuclear-weapon states should ensure that they will not use nuclear weapons under any circumstances. He expressed his hope that Japan, the only country to have suffered atomic bombings during the war, will show leadership as the nuclear threat from Russia increases.
Stock price recovered to the 30,000 yen level for the first time in about 1 year and 8 months
In the Tokyo stock market on the 17th, buy orders were placed immediately after the start of trading, and the Nikkei Stock Average recovered to the 30,000 yen level for the first time in about 1 year and 8 months.
Myanmar large cyclone landed "more than 200 dead" pro-democracy forces
A large cyclone has landed in Myanmar, causing damage such as the collapse of houses due to strong winds and heavy rain. Pro-democracy forces opposing the military said at least 200 people, including members of the Rohingya Muslim minority, were killed, with the number expected to rise.
January-March GDP annual rate +1.6% Positive growth for the first time in three quarters
From January to March, GDP = Gross Domestic Product grew at a real annualized rate of +1.6% compared to the previous three months, which was the first positive growth in three quarters.
Award Ceremony for the Marie Curie Prize to Support the Activities of Young Female Researchers
While the proportion of female researchers in Japan remains at a low level compared to overseas, an awards ceremony was held to recognize young female researchers and encourage their success.
North Korea Kim approves action plan to launch first military reconnaissance satellite
North Korea said on the morning of the 17th that General Secretary Kim Jong-un inspected the first military reconnaissance satellite ready for launch on the 16th and approved the future action plan. , announced through state media. The released photo shows Kim in a white coat staring at an object that appears to be a spy satellite with his daughter, and the United Nations Security Council resolution that prohibited North Korea from launching ballistic missile technology. In violation of the above, he once again emphasized the stance of launching de facto long-range ballistic missile launches called "satellite launches" for the first time since February 2016.
President Biden departs on the 17th to visit Japan to attend the G7, but will not visit Australia
A senior US White House official announced that President Biden will leave Washington as scheduled on the 17th to attend the G7 Hiroshima Summit. However, as talks about raising the US debt ceiling continue, the visit to Australia and other countries scheduled after the G7 will be postponed, and he will return to the United States on the 21st.
Prediction of a hot day exceeding 35 degrees in the Kanto region
The 17th is expected to be the hottest day of the year, with sunny skies nationwide and rising temperatures in various places. In the Kanto region, the heat is expected to be extremely hot, so please take measures against heatstroke, such as frequently rehydrating.
US debt ceiling problem President Biden and the opposition side talks are not settled
Discussions were held between President Biden and the opposition and Republican parties regarding the US government's debt ceiling, the so-called debt ceiling issue, but the discussion was not settled on this day and will continue.
GDP from January to March this year announced today "Personal consumption" is expected to be positive
On the 17th, the Cabinet Office will announce GDP = Gross Domestic Product from January to March this year. According to private sector forecasts, while exports will decline due to the impact of the slowdown in overseas economies, positive growth is expected as personal consumption such as travel and eating out will increase.
CEO of ChatGPT development company "Safe use of AI, global rules led by the United States"
The CEO of OpenAI, a venture company that developed ChatGPT, a conversational AI that is rapidly expanding in use, testified for the first time at a hearing in the US Congress, stating that regulations are essential for the safe use of AI. He emphasized that Japan should take the lead in creating common rules for the world.
Draft Declaration on the G7 Digital Field “International discussion on the spread of trustworthy AI”
The draft of the leaders' declaration on the digital field of the G7 Hiroshima Summit, which will open on the 19th, has been revealed. As the use and development of generative AI such as ChatGPT is rapidly expanding, adjustments are being made to confirm the importance of international discussions for the spread of reliable AI.