Shimane Prefecture's only department store "Ichibata Department Store" to close in January next year
The only department store in Shimane Prefecture, "Ichibata Department Store" in Matsue City, will close in January next year due to deteriorating business performance.
US consumer price index rises 4.0% year-on-year Inflation is declining
The US consumer price index for May was released and rose 4.0% compared to the same month last year. The rate of increase was lower than the previous month for the 11th consecutive month, indicating a downward trend in inflation. The Federal Reserve Board, which is the central bank, will hold a meeting to decide monetary policy from the 13th. There is a growing view in the market that the Fed will not raise interest rates, which it has continued since March last year.
Ukraine launches full-scale reversal offensive How experts view the latest war situation
The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has announced that it has recaptured a total of seven villages in the eastern and southern parts of the country, and claims that it is also advancing in the vicinity of Bakhmut in the eastern part, and is ramping up its reversal offensive. On the other hand, on the 13th, it will be a week since it was announced that a dam broke and caused flooding in southern Ukraine. How do experts view the latest war situation and the movements and aims of the Ukrainian military? We will also report on the current state of damage caused by the collapse of the dam.
Ukraine “Recapture of 7 villages Advance around Bakhmut” Full-scale reversal offensive
The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has announced that it has recaptured a total of seven villages in the eastern and southern parts of the country, and claims that it is also advancing in the vicinity of Bakhmut in the eastern part, and is ramping up its reversal offensive. A Russian cruise missile hit an apartment complex in eastern Ukraine, killing six people.
[Updated from time to time] Prime Minister Kishida's press conference "Enhancement of child allowance from next October"
Prime Minister Kishida held a press conference in response to the decision of the "Children's Future Strategic Policy" aimed at strengthening countermeasures against the declining birthrate. We have revealed our policy to start applying insurance for childbirth expenses from fiscal 2026. On the other hand, in securing financial resources, he emphasized that he would thoroughly implement expenditure reforms so as not to impose a substantial additional burden on the people. We will update the press conference of Prime Minister Kishida from time to time.
"Children's Future Strategic Policy" decided, including expansion of child allowances and childcare leave benefits
In order to strengthen countermeasures against the declining birthrate, the government has made a cabinet decision on the "Children's Future Strategic Policy," which includes specific measures such as expanding child allowances and childcare leave benefits. Over the next three years, we will secure an annual budget in the mid-3 trillion yen range, and while we will work intensively, we will secure financial resources through expenditure reforms and other measures.
[Explanation] US releases new information on Russian “drone”, warns Iran
Against Ukraine, which has embarked on a reversal offensive, Russia has repeatedly attacked using Iranian-made drones this weekend. In the southern city of Odesa, three people were killed. It seems that the Western side is getting more and more frustrated with Iran's continued cooperation with drones, and the United States released new information on the 9th and issued a warning to Iran. (The content was broadcast on International News 2023 on June 12.)
“South Korean President Yun feels uncomfortable with Chinese ambassador's remarks” South Korean media
South Korean media reported that President Yoon Sung-ryeol expressed displeasure over remarks made by China's ambassador to South Korea that were perceived to criticize South Korea's foreign policy. The exchange between China and South Korea continues, and the rift deepens.
Government Former Prime Minister Berlusconi state funeral Prime Minister's special envoy to dispatch LDP Amari
Following the death of former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi, the Japanese government is making final arrangements to dispatch former Secretary-General Amari of the Liberal Democratic Party as a special envoy for Prime Minister Kishida to the state funeral that will be held locally soon.
Prince Akishino attends the Japan Water Award Ceremony
Prince Akishino attended the award ceremony for the "Japan Water Award," which is given to organizations that have contributed to the soundness of the water cycle.
Interview with Koji Yakusho Winning Cannes Film Festival “It was a dream job”
Last month, actor Koji Yakusho, who won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival in France, one of the three major film festivals in the world, held a press conference in Tokyo on the 13th and expressed his joy at receiving the award.
About 8 million yen in cash from waste Found at a business office in Niigata City
On June 5, approximately 8 million yen in cash was found among the waste found on the premises of a business office in Niigata City.
Lava flowed out and erupted on Luzon Island in the Philippines About 14,000 residents evacuated
Lava flowed out of the crater at Mount Mayon on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, causing an eruption, and by the 13th, about 14,000 people living around the volcano had evacuated.
Comprehensive Decentralization Law passed and enacted at the plenary session of the House of Representatives
In order to improve the operational efficiency of municipalities, a comprehensive decentralization law was passed and established at the plenary session of the House of Representatives on the 13th, such as making it possible to use tax information when issuing disaster certificates.
T point and V point integration announcement New "V point" to be offered next spring
Culture Convenience Club, which operates the major rental business TSUTAYA, and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group have decided to integrate the point businesses of both companies and provide a new "V point" service by next spring. .
LGBT bill Amendment to ruling party bill Passed by a majority in the plenary session of the House of Representatives
Diet members' legislation aimed at promoting understanding of LGBT people is a revision of the ruling party's bill agreed by the LDP/Komeito Party, the Japan Restoration Party, and the Democratic Party for the People. passed and sent to the Senate.
JR Chuo/Sobu Line local trains and rapid trains resume operation
On the JR Chuo and Sobu lines, due to the accident resulting in injury or death, the local trains between Mitaka Station and Chiba Station, and the rapid train between Tokyo Station and Chiba Station were suspended on the up and down lines, but in the afternoon By 01:26, both had resumed operation.
[Breaking news] Women's soccer World Cup Nadeshiko Japan press conference
A press conference was held at 1:00 pm on the 13th to announce the members of the Japan national team, "Nadeshiko Japan", who will face the Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in July. The tournament will be attended by 23 members. We will give you a quick report of the press conference.
Stock price temporarily rises by more than 500 yen Concern about prolonged monetary tightening recedes
On the 13th, the Tokyo stock market and the Nikkei stock average rose by more than 500 yen at one point. Concerns about the prolonged monetary tightening have receded after the US Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced on the 12th that the growth in inflation one year ahead has slowed. In response to this trend, buy orders are spreading to high-tech related stocks in the Tokyo market.
Shohei Ohtani No. 20 home run single top in the league without judges
Major League Baseball Angels Shohei Otani started the game against the Rangers on the 12th as No. 2 and designated hitter, and hit the No. 20 two-run home run in the sixth at-bat of the 12th extra inning. With this, the number of home runs surpassed the Yankees' judge players and became the league's single top.
JR Chuo/Sobu Line Operation Suspension Mitaka - Chiba Rapid Tokyo - Chiba
Due to the accident at Funabashi Station in Chiba Prefecture, the JR Chuo and Sobu Lines were affected by an accident that resulted in injury or death. I have stopped driving since the morning. It is expected to resume operation around 1:00 p.m.
Matsumoto, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications
Regarding the problem that another person's pension information could be viewed on a dedicated site for My Number card holders, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Matsumoto said that it was a human error caused by entering the name incorrectly when linking pension information. Above, I indicated my intention to hurriedly check for similar cases.
Osprey to be deployed at Saga Airport Ministry of Defense begins construction work on a garrison
The Ministry of Defense has started construction of a new garrison for the Osprey to be stationed at Saga Airport in preparation for the deployment of the Ground Self-Defense Force's transport aircraft, the Osprey.
Compulsory installation of security cameras on railway vehicles When new urban routes and Shinkansen are introduced
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, which has been considering measures against successive attacks on trains, will introduce new measures in September this year, targeting vehicles running on routes in the three major metropolitan areas with many users and all bullet trains. We have established a policy requiring all vehicles to be equipped with security cameras. We will consult with a study group to be held soon, and if it is approved, we will proceed with the necessary revision of the ministerial ordinance.
A week after the Ukraine dam collapse, a full-scale reverse offensive against the Russian side?
On the 13th, it will be a week since it was announced that a dam had burst and caused flooding in southern Ukraine. The Ukrainian side is believed to be in full swing in its reversal offensive in the eastern and southern parts of the country, as President Zelensky said, ``Our soldiers are producing results,'' while continuing to assist those displaced. .
Suspect arrested for stealing "Pokemon" cards in Akihabara Dark part-time job
A 35-year-old Okinawan suspect was arrested for sneaking into a store in Akihabara, Tokyo and stealing about 1,500 cards from the popular anime "Pocket Monsters." The Metropolitan Police Department suspects that he went to Tokyo in response to the "dark part-time job" and is investigating the instructor.
Shohei Ohtani No. 19 solo home run ranks among the league's top judges
On the 12th, Major League Baseball Angels Shohei Otani started the game against the Rangers as No. 2 and designated hitter, and hit the No. 19 solo home run for the first time in two games in the fourth at-bat in the seventh inning. At this point, Ohtani's number of home runs was the league's top, along with the Yankees' judges.
Arrested a 23-year-old Nagasaki prefectural official who burned a thousand paper cranes at Peace Park in Nagasaki
On the morning of the 13th, there was a fire that burned the 1,000 paper cranes and flower offerings that had been offered to the flower offering stand at Peace Park in Nagasaki City. Police arrested a 23-year-old Nagasaki prefectural official at the scene on suspicion of damaging property after admitting to setting the fire.
``Female version policy'' decided Aiming for 30% or more of listed company executives Government
A key policy for women's empowerment and gender equality this year, the "Women's version of the basic policy," has been decided. By 2030, it aims to increase the proportion of women on the board of top listed companies to at least 30%.
Business sentiment of large companies +2.7 points from April to June this year, positive for the first time in two quarters
According to the "Corporate Business Outlook Survey" released by the Ministry of Finance and others on the 13th, the index indicating the business sentiment of large companies from April to this month increased by 2.7 points, the first positive in two quarters. . By industry, the manufacturing industry had a minus 0.4 point, and the non-manufacturing industry had a plus 4.1 points.
Oman announces talks with US over Iran nuclear deal
The Iranian government has revealed that talks with the United States over the nuclear deal, which had not been held publicly since September last year due to a deadlock in negotiations, have recently been held with Oman in the Middle East as an intermediary.
Ukraine announces the recapture of 7 villages Full-scale reversal offensive Continues offense and defense in various places
At least 10 people have been killed in flooding in southern Ukraine after a dam burst. On the other hand, the Ukrainian army has made a full-scale reversal offensive from the eastern part to the southern part, and offense and defense are continuing in various places.
Expenditure related to nuclear weapons Approximately 11.52 trillion yen in 9 countries around the world Summary of NGOs
An international NGO compiled and released a report stating that countries around the world spent about 11.52 trillion yen on nuclear weapons last year.
Shohei Otani All-Star Fan Voting Interim results top the league
The interim results of fan voting at the Major League All-Star Game to be held next month have been announced, and Shohei Otani of the Angels has gathered more than 920,000 votes in the designated hitter category to top the American League overall.
[Updated as needed] Russia invades Ukraine (Movement on the 13th)
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 13th (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)
Ratio of female executives: 30% by 2030 Timing: “appropriate” 34% “too late” 33%
Regarding the government's goal of increasing the ratio of female executives at top-ranking listed companies to 30% or more by 2030, 17% of NHK polls said that the timing is "too early," while " 34% said it was appropriate, and 33% said it was too late.
Toyota to commercialize "all-solid-state battery" in EV as early as 2027
Toyota Motor Corporation has announced a policy aiming to commercialize EVs (electric vehicles) as early as 2027 for "all-solid-state batteries" to replace the current batteries. On the other hand, we plan to strengthen hydrogen-fueled vehicles and promote decarbonization efforts through a multifaceted strategy.
“Electric vehicles that do not require a license” motorcycle manufacturers develop one after another
Motorcycle manufacturers are developing one after another electric vehicles that do not require a driver's license. As part of efforts to decarbonize, it is characterized by improved safety performance.