[Updated as needed] Russia invades Ukraine (movement on the 19th)
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 19th (Japan time), including 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)
Opening of the G7 Hiroshima Summit Impact of traffic restrictions
In conjunction with the G7 summit, road traffic was regulated in Hiroshima City in accordance with the movement of the leaders of each country, which also affected the operation of streetcars.
No female directors, no change in shareholder meetings!? [Economic column]
Shareholders are scrutinizing the gender balance of corporate management. A major company whose directors are all men. At the shareholders' meeting held in March this year, it was an unusual situation that the top management was barely reappointed as a director with the support of the majority, which shocked the company. What the hell is going on? explore the background. (Economics Department reporter Neil Kato)
Accidents caused by personal training
The Safety Investigation Committee of the Consumer Affairs Agency, so-called "consumer accident", has been reported to have injured muscles and broken back bones due to personal training that is instructed one-on-one at sports gyms. Cho" has revealed that it will investigate the actual situation and consider measures to prevent recurrence.
Daihatsu hybrid vehicle violates crash test certification procedure
Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd., an automobile manufacturer headquartered in Osaka, has been involved in fraudulent side collision test certification procedures for its hybrid vehicles, the Rocky and the Rise, which it supplies to Toyota Motor Corporation. clarified. Sales of the target models began in November two years ago, and so far, 22,329 ▼ Rocky and 55,111 ▼ Rise have been sold, and the company stopped shipping and selling on the 19th. In April, Daihatsu was conducting an investigation after it was revealed that there had been irregularities in the procedures and methods of body collision tests for four models of passenger cars developed by the company for overseas markets.
Senior U.S. official: “President appreciates hearing directly from hibakusha”
In an interview with NHK in Hiroshima on the 19th, a senior White House official said that he was grateful that President Biden visited the Atomic Bomb Museum and heard directly from the survivors. I still believe that nuclear war should never happen." On the other hand, he indicated that nuclear deterrence is important as long as Russia continues to threaten with nuclear weapons.
G7 leaders visit Itsukushima Shrine and exchange views on nuclear disarmament over dinner
At the G7 Hiroshima Summit, the leaders of each country finished a session on topics such as the situation in Ukraine, and visited the World Heritage Site Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima. Over dinner, the leaders are currently exchanging views on the Indo-Pacific situation, including China, as well as nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.
Ennosuke Ichikawa's parents' cause of death suspected of psychotropic drug addiction Metropolitan Police Department
His father, Danshiro Ichikawa, and his mother, who were found dead at home with Kabuki actor Ennosuke Ichikawa on the 18th, are suspected of having died of psychotropic drug poisoning. I understand. From now on, the Metropolitan Police Department will ask Mr. Ennosuke about the situation and investigate how his parents died.
Nikkei stock average hits post-bubble highs What is the reason?
In the Tokyo stock market, buy orders continued to spread on the 19th, and the Nikkei Stock Average closed at the highest level in 32 years and 9 months, the highest after the so-called "bubble economy." ▼The Nikkei average closing price on the 19th was 234.42 yen higher than the previous day, reaching 30,808.35 yen, the highest price in 32 years and 9 months since August 1990 during the so-called "bubble economy." I got it. ▼ The Tokyo Stock Price Index/Topics rose from 3.84 to 2161.69, the highest level in 32 years and 9 months since August 1990. ▼ The daily trading volume was 1,273,830,000 shares.
Repeated concentrated attacks with Russian missiles, etc. Exceptional frequency
The Ukrainian military said on Wednesday that Russia had launched another attack with cruise missiles and drones. While Ukraine is poised to embark on a reversal offensive, Russia has repeated concentrated attacks with unusual frequency.
Rugby League One Final Who will win?
The second season of Rugby League One is also in the final stages. After the regular season and playoff tournament semifinals, the final will be held on May 20 at the National Stadium. The final card is Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights vs. Kubota Spears Funabashi/Tokyo Bay. The regular season 1st and 2nd place teams have also won the playoffs. How will the battle of attention go? We asked Ayumu Goromaru, a former Japanese national team player, about the characteristics of both teams and the key points of the finals.
Electricity charges 7 major power companies raise prices from June usage Approved by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Electricity rate hikes by seven major electric power companies were approved on the 19th, and the average rate for each company will be raised by 15% to 39% from next month's usage.
Draft statement on G7 summit nuclear disarmament
The draft statement on nuclear disarmament at the G7 Hiroshima Summit has been revealed. While condemning Russia's nuclear threat, it expresses concern about China's increase in nuclear arsenal, and clearly states that it will firmly maintain the NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty) system in order to continue reducing the world's nuclear arsenal. .
Russian Prime Minister to visit China Scheduled to meet with President Xi and others Against the Western side
The Russian Prime Minister's Office announced on the 19th that Prime Minister Mishustin will visit China on the 23rd and 24th of this month. Mishustin said he plans to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Premier Li Qiang to discuss trade, economic and energy cooperation. Regarding relations between Russia and China, President Xi Jinping visited Moscow in March this year and held talks with President Putin. It seems that there is also an aim to show a confrontational attitude.
Reiwa Kushibuchi's irregular remarks 5 ruling and opposition parties submit a motion to punish
Regarding Reiwa Shinsengumi co-leader Kushibuchi's irregular remarks at the plenary session of the House of Representatives on the 18th, the five ruling and opposition parties said that this was an act of lowering the dignity of the House following February. A motion to punish Mr. Fuchi was submitted to the House of Representatives.
Meijiza Ennosuke Ichikawa will perform on stage as a substitute for the lead role
Meijiza has announced that it will continue to perform understudy for future performances of the stage that were scheduled to star Kabuki actor Ennosuke Ichikawa.
[Commentary video] President Zelensky's visit to Japan What will he appeal to the G7?
Several Western media, including the British financial newspaper Financial Times, reported that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit Japan and attend the G7 Hiroshima Summit face-to-face, citing people involved. It will be the first time for President Zelensky to visit Asia, including Japan, since Russia's military invasion began. This is a commentary by Tatsuya Tokuhashi, a reporter from the political department, and Hiroshi Matsuo, a reporter from the international department. (The video is 8 minutes and 41 seconds. Not available on data broadcasting.)
Spring labor offensive “Wage increase rate of major companies at the highest level in 31 years” Keidanren survey
As prices continue to rise, a Keidanren survey found that the wage increase rate for major companies in this year's spring labor offensive was 3.91%, the highest level in 31 years since 1992.
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant "treated water" release South Korean inspection team to Japan from 21st
Regarding the plan to dilute the treated water that accumulates at the Tokyo Electric Power Company Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station to a concentration below the standard and release it into the sea, the Korean government has announced that an inspection team consisting of experts will be held for six days from the 21st. He announced that he will visit Japan and conduct field inspections.
Former sumo wrestler Tochinoshin retired from Georgia Winning experience in Makuuchi
Former sumo wrestler Ozeki, Georgia-born Tochinoshin, who has won the Makuuchi title, retired from active duty on the 19th.
President Zelensky attends G7 summit face-to-face and reports Western media
Several Western media, including the British financial newspaper Financial Times, reported that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will visit Japan and attend the G7 Hiroshima Summit face-to-face, citing people involved. It will be the first time for President Zelensky to visit Asia, including Japan, since Russia's military invasion began.
M7.7 earthquake in South Pacific no damage in Japan Japan Meteorological Agency
According to a report from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii to the Japan Meteorological Agency, at around 11:57 a.m. Japan time on the 19th, there was a magnitude 7.7 earthquake with an epicenter southeast of the Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, there may be some changes in tide levels in Japan due to this earthquake, but there is no concern about damage.
G7 Summit Expansion of Export Restrictions on Russia Clearly Adjusted in Ukraine Statement
At the G7 Hiroshima Summit, as an additional sanction against Russia, Japan, as the presidency, is coordinating with other countries to clearly state in the statement on Ukraine that it will act to expand the scope of export restrictions to all items important for aggression. It has entered.
A list of 24,000 people is found at the hotel base
Two suspects in their twenties were arrested for defrauding an elderly person of 3 million yen in cash by calling a hotel based in Chiba Prefecture. It is said that the arrest was triggered by a report from a hotel guest saying, ``I can hear a voice like a fraudulent phone call.''
Bank of Japan Governor Ueda “If the US Treasury defaults, it will have a huge impact on the global economy”
Regarding the U.S. government's debt ceiling, the so-called debt ceiling issue, Bank of Japan Governor Ueda said at the House of Representatives Committee on Finance and Financial Affairs held on the 19th that if U.S. government bonds defaulted, it would have a huge impact on the world economy. He also pointed out that the Bank of Japan will strive to stabilize the financial markets.
US presidential election “Republican Mr. DeSantis to run next week” report
Major media in the United States have reported that Governor DeSantis of southern Florida, who is considered one of the leading opposition and Republican candidates for the presidential election next year, will take the necessary procedures to run for election next week.
Russian military missile attacks on various parts of Ukraine Continuing disorder of control
The Russian military launched intensive missile attacks on various parts of Ukraine on the 16th and 18th of this month. On the other hand, as the Ukrainian military counterattacks against the battlefield of Bakhmut in the eastern part of the country, the Russian side continues to lose control.
'Debt ceiling issue' Republican House speaker shows the view that it will be voted next week
The US government's debt ceiling, the so-called debt ceiling issue, has been discussed with several American media outlets with President Biden. I reported that I showed my point of view.
U.S. second-hand home prices in April fell for the first time in about 11 years
Last month's second-hand home prices in the United States fell for the first time in about 11 years compared to the same month of the previous year, and the downward trend in home prices has become clear. This is due to the drop in demand due to housing loan interest rates remaining high following rapid interest rate hikes.
Tennis star Nadal announces intention to retire from tennis at the end of next season
Spain's Rafael Nadal, who has won 22 Grand Slam singles titles, tying for the most in men's singles titles, has announced his intention to retire from tennis at the end of the next season, multiple media outlets in Europe and the United States have reported. rice field.
Rise in stock prices The highest price since the "bubble economy" in August 1990
On the 19th, buy orders were placed on the Tokyo stock market immediately after the start of trading, and the Nikkei Stock Average rose further. During trading hours, it was the first time in 32 years and 9 months since August 1990 during the so-called "bubble economy." priced high.
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism OB personnel issue Discovery of dinner with the Director of the Civil Aviation Bureau Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Saito requested an investigation
This issue is reported in the press in connection with the personnel intervention issue in which the former administrative vice minister of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism asked the airport facility management company to make the former vice president of this company the next president of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Two days ago, it was newly revealed that Masaharu Kubota, Director-General of the Civil Aviation Bureau, had dinner with the former vice-minister in question. Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Saito held a special press conference on the morning of the 19th and received a report on the fact of the dinner on the 18th. It was revealed that an investigation was requested to the "Reemployment Monitoring Committee", a third-party organization that monitors the
April Consumer Price Index rises by 3.4% year-on-year, expanding rate of increase for the first time in three months
The consumer price index for last month and April, which looks at the price movements of goods and services consumed at home, rose 3.4% from the same month last year, excluding fresh food, which fluctuates greatly depending on the weather. Compared to the rate of increase of 3.1% in March, it increased by 0.3 points, mainly due to the increase in prices of food and other items. This is the first time in three months since January that the rate of increase has expanded.
[Breaking news] G7 Hiroshima Summit opens today, Japan-Canada summit meeting begins
The G7 Hiroshima Summit will open on the 19th. As the chair country, Japan intends to demonstrate the solidarity of the G7 toward maintaining and strengthening the international order based on the rule of law, taking into consideration the trends of Russia and China. The focus is also on what kind of message can be presented for the abolition of nuclear weapons at the summit in Hiroshima, the city that suffered the atomic bombing. * We will update the movement on the 19th as needed.
Earthquake with seismic intensity 4 in Ehime Prefecture No worries about tsunami
At around 6:56 am on the 19th, there was an earthquake with a seismic intensity of 4 in Ehime Prefecture. There is no tsunami from this earthquake.
New numerical targets that reflect the procurement situation, such as fertilizers that depend on imports Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Amid heightened concerns about food shortages around the world due to factors such as Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has set a new figure that reflects the current "food self-sufficiency rate" as well as the procurement status of fertilizers and other items that rely on imports. I decided to set a goal.
Shohei Ohtani No. 10 preemptive solo home run Angels stop losing streak
MLB Angels Shohei Otani started the game against the Orioles as a designated hitter, hitting the 10th preemptive solo home run this season and marking his fifth double-digit home run in his sixth year in the major leagues.
Oita District Court “Permanent preservation” Court records discarded due to “expiration of preservation period”
Records of juvenile cases and civil trials that have received social attention have been discarded in courts around the country. An information disclosure request made by NHK revealed that it had been disposed of due to "expiration of". An expert points out, ``I can't help but think that it was cleared up administratively without sufficient confirmation.''
Cyclone-hit Myanmar military emphasizes food aid but fears humanitarian crisis
In Myanmar, where a large cyclone landed, the western Rakhine State has suffered tremendous damage, and the military, which holds the real power, emphasizes that it is providing food assistance to the victims, but Muslim minorities live there. It seems that supplies have not reached the area, and there are concerns about a humanitarian crisis.
G7 Hiroshima Summit opens today International order to discuss nuclear abolition
The G7 Hiroshima Summit will open on the 19th. As the chair country, Japan intends to demonstrate the solidarity of the G7 toward maintaining and strengthening the international order based on the rule of law, taking into consideration the trends of Russia and China. The focus is also on what kind of message can be presented for the abolition of nuclear weapons at the summit in Hiroshima, the city that suffered the atomic bombing.
President Yun of South Korea visits Hiroshima from today
South Korean President Yoon Sung-yeol will visit Hiroshima from the 19th. In addition to attending a meeting of the seven countries and related countries at the G7 Hiroshima Summit, he will visit the memorial monument for the Korean atomic bomb victims together with Prime Minister Kishida, and intends to show both domestically and internationally the attitude of promoting future-oriented relations between the two countries. .