Japan national soccer team warm-up match wins El Salvador 6-0
On the night of the 15th, the Japan national soccer team played a warm-up match against El Salvador in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, and won 6-0, earning their first victory since last year's World Cup.
European Central Bank decides to raise interest rates by 0.25%
The European Central Bank held a monetary policy meeting on the 15th and decided to raise interest rates by 0.25%, the same as last time. The interest rate has been raised eight times in a row since July last year, and the main policy rate will be just 4%.
Two U.S. military helicopters make emergency landings at Chofu Airfield, 13 crew members injured
On the evening of the 15th, two helicopters belonging to Yokota Air Base of the US Army made an emergency landing at Chofu Airfield in Chofu City, Tokyo. According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, no crew members were injured and no engine trouble was confirmed, so the plane is scheduled to return to Yokota Air Base on the morning of the 16th.
EU parliament approves amendment to include regulations on generated AI Moves in Japan
Regarding the AI = artificial intelligence regulation bill that the EU = European Union aims to establish, the EU parliament and the European parliament adopted a revised bill that regulation of generated AI such as ChatGPT should be included. Even in Japan, there is a movement to call attention to summer vacation homework such as reading reports, such as not to copy AI's answers and submit them as they are. We will tell you about the movement of regulations and countermeasures surrounding generative AI.
"Kyo-Ani" arson incident Lecture by bereaved family of animator who died
In July, it will be four years since the Kyoto Animation studio was set on fire, killing 36 employees, and the trial will begin in September. Prior to this, the bereaved family of the deceased animator gave a lecture in Kyoto on the 15th and said, "Even now, her daughter comes to her mind."
[Breaking News] “Possible Ballistic Missile Falling in EEZ?”
The Ministry of Defense announced that a possible ballistic missile was launched from North Korea. According to multiple government officials, what is likely to be a ballistic missile launched from North Korea is believed to have fallen inside Japan's EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone).
Ukraine dam collapse “Securing drinking water is the top priority” President of the International Committee of the Red Cross
In an exclusive interview with NHK in Tokyo on the 15th, the president of the ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross, which provides humanitarian assistance in Ukraine, Spoliaric said, "We are focusing on delivering equipment to purify water" in the southern part of the country where the dam has collapsed. , expressed the view that securing safe drinking water in the field is a top priority.
Online reservation of Shinkansen to expand from one year ago From autumn this year
It is a service that allows you to reserve seats on the Tokaido Shinkansen etc. on the Internet and use it without a ticket, and from the fall of this year, the reservation target will be expanded from the current one month to one year ago.
Prime Minister Kishida "We will not dissolve the House of Representatives during the current session of the Diet"
Prime Minister Kishida has made it clear that he will not dissolve the House of Representatives during the current Diet session, which ends next week. He also instructed Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Motegi to promptly reject a no-confidence motion against the Cabinet if it is submitted by an opposition party.
Shareholder of Credit Saison Filed Lawsuit to Stop Acquisition of Suruga Bank Shares
Regarding the capital and business alliance between major credit card company Credit Saison and Suruga Bank headquartered in Shizuoka Prefecture, a Credit Saison shareholder argued that ``irreparable damage could occur. filed a lawsuit to prevent the acquisition of Suruga Bank shares.
Ritsumin advances coordination toward submitting a no-confidence motion against the Kishida Cabinet
Concerning the response to the final stage of the Diet, the executives of the Constitutional Democratic Party held a meeting, and while the people's lives were difficult, the government's response was inadequate. We have confirmed and will continue to consider the timing of submission, including the 16th.
[Video] The highest price is 700,000 yen per ball "Densuke watermelon" first auction Hokkaido
The first auction of "Densuke Watermelon", which is a specialty product of Toma Town in Hokkaido and is characterized by its black appearance, was held in Asahikawa City, and the highest price was 700,000 yen per ball.
Reversal offensive Russia and Ukraine claims the extent of damage to the other party Information warfare
The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed that the Ukrainian counteroffensive had been repulsed, with a total of 7,500 Ukrainian casualties. On the other hand, Ukraine countered that there were many casualties on the Russian side, and it became an information warfare.
Kanagawa Mayor of Manazuru Recall signature Local residents group submits to town elections
The mayor of Manazuru, Kanagawa Prefecture illegally copied and took out the electoral list and used it for elections. On the 15th, I submitted it to the Election Administration Commission, saying that the above signatures were collected. If the signature is recognized as valid, a referendum will be held to ask for or against the recall.
A 2-year-old son left on a futon and died Mother "I knocked over the stove" Nagano Matsumoto
A 25-year-old mother in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, who was arrested for leaving her 2-year-old son to die on a futon soaked in oil believed to be kerosene, told investigators that she knocked over the stove. It was found through interviews with investigators that The police are investigating how the oil, which is considered to be kerosene, soaked into the futon.
Fukuoka construction site unconscious man buried in earth and sand
Shortly after noon on the 15th, at a construction site in Fukuoka City, there was a report that a man in his 50s was buried in earth and sand and could not be seen. As a result of rescue activities by firefighters, one man was found in the sand and unconscious.
GSDF shooting range shooting incident GSDF announces the name of the dead member
On the afternoon of the 15th, the Ground Self-Defense Force announced the names of three people in an incident in which two members were killed and one was injured when a member of the Ground Self-Defense Force was shot during live fire training at a shooting range of the Ground Self-Defense Force in Gifu City.
Eight students complaining of poor physical condition at Hachioji junior high school in Tokyo Science experiment?
On the afternoon of the 15th, eight students at a junior high school in Hachioji, Tokyo complained of poor physical condition and were transported to a hospital. The Metropolitan Police Department and others are confirming the detailed situation because the school was conducting science experiments in the morning.
To the final stage of the Diet Prime Minister Kishida, movements and remarks of each party
On the morning of the 15th, Prime Minister Kishida met at the Prime Minister's Office for about 30 minutes with Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Nemoto, who is the chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party Kishida faction.
Gas is generated from municipal pool Chlorine gas is generated due to incorrect drug injection Chiba
On the morning of the 15th, there was a report that gas was generated from a municipal swimming pool in Chiba City, and more than 300 people, including users, temporarily evacuated. During work to manage the water quality of the pool, it is believed that chlorine gas was generated by accidentally throwing in a chemical, and the police are investigating the details.
LGBT Bill Amendment to 4-Party Agreement Approved by Upper House Cabinet Committee
A revision to the ruling party's proposal, which was agreed upon by the Liberal Democratic Party, the Komeito Party, the Japan Restoration Party, and the Democratic Party for the People, was approved by a majority of votes at a Cabinet Committee meeting of the House of Councilors on the 15th to promote understanding of LGBT people. it was done. The bill is expected to be passed and enacted at the plenary session on the 16th.
Lawson resumes ticketing, etc. Faulty system recovers
Lawson, a major convenience store, had a problem with the system such as "Lawson Ticket", and from the morning of the 15th, it was not possible to issue tickets at stores nationwide, but the system was restored around 2:00 pm on the 15th. announced that the service has resumed.
Main economic statistics for May in China Economic recovery slows Employment anxiety spreads
China's industrial production in May rose by just over 3% compared to the same month last year, and while the momentum of the economic recovery slowed, the unemployment rate among the younger generation reached a record high, raising concerns about employment. is also spreading.
A rare “white raccoon dog” open to the public Kagawa
A rare raccoon dog whose whole body is white was found in Kagawa Prefecture and is open to the public at the Higashikagawa City Zoo.
Bill to secure financial resources to increase defense spending passed by House of Councilors Finance and Financial Affairs Committee
The bill to secure financial resources to increase defense spending, which the government has positioned as the most important bill in the current Diet session, was voted on on the 15th at the House of Councilors Committee on Finance and Financial Affairs, and was passed with a majority of support from both the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito. . The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, the Japan Restoration Party, the Communist Party, and the Democratic Party for the People opposed it. The bill is expected to be passed and enacted at the plenary session on the 16th.
North Korea Kim General Secretary Congratulatory telegram to Chinese President Xi who celebrated his birthday Emphasize friendship
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent a congratulatory telegram to Chinese President Xi Jinping on his 70th birthday on the 15th, saying, "China's international standing has been greatly strengthened." and emphasized friendship.
Canadian Government Plans to Immediately Suspend China-led AIIB Transactions
The Canadian government has announced a policy to immediately suspend transactions led by the Canadian government with respect to China-led AIIB = Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
The ruling and opposition parties agree to vote on the bill to secure financial resources to increase defense costs
Regarding the bill to secure financial resources for increasing the defense budget, which the government positions as the most important bill in the current Diet, the board of directors of the House of Councilors Finance and Financial Affairs Committee will vote on the ruling and opposition parties after questioning at the committee on the 15th. agreed. The opposition parties are unanimously opposed to the bill, saying that it is premised on a tax increase. .
GSDF shooting range firing Ammunition magazine loaded with live ammunition before firing position
On the 14th, three members of the Ground Self-Defense Force were shot and injured at a shooting range of the Ground Self-Defense Force in Gifu City. According to an interview with a Ministry of Defense official, it seems that he was doing so. The Ground Self-Defense Force is investigating the detailed situation at that time, as the magazine is usually loaded after getting to the firing position.
Western to Northern Japan Beware of lightning strikes, strong gusts, and sudden heavy rain tomorrow
Due to the cold air above, the atmospheric conditions are expected to become very unstable from western Japan to northern Japan on the 16th. Beware of strong gusts of wind such as lightning strikes and tornadoes, and sudden heavy rain.
Shohei Ohtani No. 21 two-run home run for the first time in two games
Major League Baseball Angels Shohei Otani started the game against the Rangers on the 14th as No. 2 and designated hitter, and hit No. 21 two-run home run for the first time in two games in the fifth at-bat in the ninth inning. Ohtani currently leads the American League in home runs, and is now two behind the second-placed Yankees and Judge.
[Updated from time to time] Russia invades Ukraine (Movement on the 15th)
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 15th (Japan time), including the situation of the fighting and the diplomacy of the countries concerned. (There is a time difference of 6 hours between Japan and Ukraine and Moscow, Russia)
Lawson ticket issuing, etc. cannot be done at stores nationwide System failure
Lawson, a major convenience store chain, has announced that its systems such as "Lawson Ticket", which handles movie and event tickets, have been out of order since the morning of the 15th, making it impossible to issue tickets at stores nationwide. bottom. It means that there is no prospect of recovery.
Yen exchange rate drops to the lower half of 152 yen to 1 euro The weakest yen level for the first time in about 15 years
In the foreign exchange market on the 15th, the yen fell to the low 152 yen level to the euro, marking the first time since September 2008 that the yen has depreciated for the first time in about 15 years. While monetary easing continues in Japan, interest rate hikes are expected to continue in Europe.
State funeral of former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi About 2000 people mourn the death
At the same time, the state funeral of Mr. Berlusconi, who served as Prime Minister of Italy for more than nine years, was held in northern Milan, and about 2,000 people from Japan and abroad attended to mourn his death.
Trade balance in May 1,372.5 billion yen deficit Trade deficit for 22 consecutive months
According to last month's trade statistics released by the Ministry of Finance, the balance of trade (exports minus imports) was a deficit of 1.3725 trillion yen, marking the 22nd consecutive month of trade deficits. The deficit is down 42% from the same month last year, but it's still a big deficit.
Ukraine ``Reversal offensive is going well'' Russia may support ground forces with airstrikes
Ukraine, which is trying to recapture territory from Russia, has said it is on track to reverse offensives, with partial success in the east and south, while the Russian military is stepping up support for ground forces with airstrikes. There is also an indication that the battle is intensifying.
Atmospheric instability in western and northern Japan Watch out for localized heavy rain and lightning strikes
Due to the cold air above, the atmospheric conditions are expected to be very unstable over a wide area of western and northern Japan on the 15th, and there is a risk of heavy rain accompanied by thunder. Be aware of local heavy rain, lightning strikes, and gusts of wind.
A 33-year-old suspect was arrested for spraying a female customer at a department store in Umeda, Osaka
On the 14th, a female customer in her 80s was sprayed on her face in the bathroom of Hankyu Umeda Main Store in Umeda, Osaka, and was injured. was arrested on suspicion of assault.
The US Fed decided to postpone rate hikes, but it is expected that there will be two more rate hikes by the end of the year
The FRB = Federal Reserve Board, which is the central bank of the United States, held a meeting to decide monetary policy and decided to postpone the rate hike for the first time since it started raising interest rates in March last year. On the other hand, regarding the outlook for the policy interest rate, two rate hikes are expected by the end of the year.
``Summer vacation homework with generated AI'' notice to alert schools Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education
Regarding AI that automatically generates sentences and images such as ChatGPT, the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education issued a notice to call attention to children and students not to copy the AI's answer for their summer vacation homework and submit it as it is. I found out that it was sent to
In the final stage of the Diet, the bill deliberations are at a critical stage, and a nervous battle continues in anticipation of the dissolution of the House of Representatives.
With less than a week left until the end of the Diet session, deliberations on bills to secure financial resources to increase defense spending will reach a critical stage. On the other hand, both the ruling and opposition parties are of the view that if a no-confidence motion against the Cabinet is submitted, Prime Minister Kishida may decide to dissolve the House of Representatives.