Emergency contraceptive pill "without prescription" to be trial sold at some pharmacies [Details]
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will conduct a research study to sell emergency contraceptives that prevent unintended pregnancy without a doctor's prescription from around the summer at the earliest at pharmacies that meet certain requirements. I showed you how to get started. It summarizes the background of the debate over "emergency contraceptives" and the details of "experimental marketing".
Significant tax savings on inheritance of condominiums, etc. Appraisal value at least 60% of market price
When inheriting a condominium from parents, etc., there are cases where the "assessment value", which is the basis for calculating inheritance tax based on the land price, is significantly lower than the actual purchase price, leading to significant tax savings. Therefore, the National Tax Agency has established a policy of setting this valuation to at least 60% of the newly calculated "market price".
Pitch clock "Possibility of introduction at the next WBC" MLB executive
Regarding the time limit "pitch clock" between pitches introduced in the major leagues this season, an executive of the major league organization responded to an interview with NHK, and the pitch clock will be set by the next WBC = World Baseball Classic in 2026. On the condition that it spreads in countries and regions other than the United States, he said, "There is a possibility that it will be introduced at the tournament." In the second half of the article, I will also tell you about the reception of Japanese players such as Shohei Ohtani and Yu Darvish about the introduction of the pitch clock.
Discussing teachers' salaries and work-style reforms Thoughts of a man who lost his son to suicide from overwork
Amid the problems of teacher shortages and long working hours, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has started a full-fledged discussion on salaries and work style reforms at a special subcommittee of the Central Council for Education (Central Council for Education). We would like to show a certain direction by around spring next year. Regarding the debate over how teachers work, a man who lost his son who was a teacher to suicide due to overwork said, "I want you to quickly create a work environment and system that does not create victims."
Sapporo finalizes draft plan for reviewing tournament management for bid for Winter Olympics and Paralympics
The City of Sapporo, which is reviewing the operation of the Games in preparation for hosting the 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, has decided that the Board of Directors of the Organizing Committee will select some of its members through open recruitment, and that the decision on sponsors will be made by external parties. We have compiled a draft review that will consider having experts check the validity.
[Commentary video] Why won't Mr. Prigogine, Wagner's president, be punished?
Mr. Prigozhin, the head of the Russian private military company Wagner, launched an armed rebellion amid deepening feud with the Ministry of Defense and sent troops toward the capital Moscow, but then turned around and occupied it. They also withdrew troops from the southern military headquarters. A spokesman for the Russian president's office said on Thursday that the investigation into Prigozhin would be dropped. Why did Putin fail to punish Prigozin and Wagner thoroughly? Commentary by Kazuhiro Ishikawa, a former NHK Moscow bureau chief who has covered Russia for many years. *"News 7" broadcast on June 26 *Video is 6 minutes and 15 seconds. Data broadcasting is not available
Putin's response to Prigozhin is Russian independent media
Russian independent media Medusa reported on the 26th how the Putin government responded to Mr.
Russia `` Defense Minister to the front line command '' video release Aim to suppress turmoil?
The head of the private military company Wagner, which has launched an armed rebellion in Russia, is unknown after withdrawing its troops. On the other hand, on the 26th, the Russian Ministry of Defense released a video showing Defense Minister Shoigu visiting a front-line command center, which seems to be aimed at suppressing the turmoil of military units.
Decided to accept the acquisition of JSR Industrial Innovation Investment Corporation, a major semiconductor material company
The Innovation Investment Corporation of Japan, a public-private fund, will invest approximately 900 billion yen to acquire JSR, the world's leading semiconductor materials company, through a public tender offer. JSR officially decided at its board meeting on the 26th, saying that it aims to strengthen international competitiveness in the semiconductor field.
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Treated Water Discharge Facility Open to the public upon completion of construction work TEPCO
Regarding the plan to dilute the treated water that accumulates at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and release it into the sea, TEPCO released the facility for release, which has completed construction work, to the press on the 26th.
Kobe boy's body A man who protected his grandmother ``I thought it was unusual''
The body of a 6-year-old boy was found in a suitcase in the grass in Nishi Ward, Kobe, after his grandmother, who lives with him, was taken into custody in the neighboring Tarumi Ward with an injured face. . A man who protected a woman, who is believed to be her grandmother, said about the situation at the time, ``I thought it was unusual because there were bruises around my eyes and luggage was scattered around.''
Faults such as JR East Mobile Suica "Error in construction operation manual"
JR East revealed that the system failure that occurred on the 24th was caused by an error in the construction operation manual, and the on-site person in charge was not aware of it, and another breaker was tripped, cutting off the power supply. .
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to reprimand Director General of Civil Aviation Bureau for personnel intervention problem of former vice-minister
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has accused Masaharu Kubota, director of the Civil Aviation Bureau, of violating the Code of Ethics for National Civil Servants by accepting food and drinks from a company with an interest in connection with the issue of personnel intervention by a former administrative vice-minister in an airport facility management company. , announced that Director Kubota of the Civil Aviation Bureau was reprimanded on the 26th. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism said, "It is truly regrettable that the staff committed such a violation, and we deeply apologize. We would like to further strengthen the ethical maintenance of the staff and strive to prevent recurrence. We are here."
“You can live a normal life with cancer”
Cancer is the number one cause of death in Japan. Recently, due to the improvement of treatment technology, the number of outpatients rather than inpatients is increasing. The number of patients with worries and anxieties is increasing as they fight their illness at home, and patient care has become a major issue. We interviewed a group in Taishi Town, western Hyogo Prefecture, which is working to support patients as a base. (Kobe Broadcasting Station Reporter Shun Ohata)
Moscow mayor announces 'lifting all restrictions' introduced in anti-terrorist operations
On the morning of the 26th, Mayor Sobyanin of Moscow, the capital of Russia, announced on SNS at 3:00 pm Japan time on the morning of the 26th that all restrictions introduced in the anti-terrorist operation would be lifted. In addition, the security agency FSB = Federal Security Service announced to the state-owned TASS news agency that the anti-terrorist operation system was lifted in Moscow City and Moscow State at 3:00 pm on the 26th of Japan time. In Moscow City and Moscow State, an anti-terrorist operation was declared from the 24th, traffic restrictions were imposed, events were canceled, and citizens were asked to refrain from going out unnecessarily.
A skeletal corpse near the pool at a junior high school, still unidentified Saitama Asaka
On the 23rd of this month, a skeletonized body was found near the drainage system of a junior high school pool in Asaka City, Saitama Prefecture. The police are confirming the identity of the school officials, such as students and teachers, who are missing, but three days later, they still do not know.
Benicia Stanley Smith dies at 72, herbal researcher
Benicia Stanley Smith, a herb researcher from England who lived in an old private house in Ohara, Kyoto and has been sending out a life that incorporates nature, died of aspiration pneumonia. She was 72 years old.
NASA Starts experiment assuming long-term stay on Mars Four people live in the facility for one year
Assuming that astronauts will stay on Mars for a long time in the future, NASA = National Aeronautics and Space Administration has started an experiment in which four people live for about a year in a facility that resembles Mars.
Kyoto Gion Festival Pre-festival "Yamahoko Junko" Premium bleachers for 400,000 yen per seat
A new spectator seat will be set up for 400,000 yen per seat at the "Yamahoko Junko", the pre-festival of the Gion Festival to be held in July. The Kyoto City Tourism Association, which will set it up, wants to spread the culture of Kyoto to wealthy people overseas.
Grand sumo wrestling Ochiai reformed Hakuoho Promoted to the Makuuchi in the required 3 places Earliest since the Showa era
The ranking of the Grand Sumo Tournament Nagoya place in July was announced, and Ochiai was changed to Hakuouho, and after the Showa era, he was promoted to the makuuchi in the three fastest required places alongside Endo. Hakuoho said, "It was too good, but if we keep going and not get carried away, we will be stronger in the future."
Takiyama Hospital newly arrested nurse in her 50s suspected of assaulting patient Denied charges
At a psychiatric hospital in Hachioji, Tokyo, where nurses assaulted inpatients, a new nurse in her 50s who worked at the hospital was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a patient.
Saitama City Board of Education Personal information leakage of junior high school students who committed suicide
Five years ago, due to the suicide of a male junior high school student in Saitama City, it was found that the blackened part of the report of the investigative committee published on the Internet could be easily removed for a while. Since the surname of the student who committed suicide and the name of the adviser of the club activity that the bereaved family said was the cause of the suicide were known, the city board of education suspected that personal information may have been leaked. I will apologize for such things.
Keio Line Indiscriminate attack case First trial Defendant's attitude to contest part of the prosecution
Two years ago, the first trial was held at the Tachikawa branch of the Tokyo District Court for a defendant accused of attempted murder and other crimes in a case in which a passenger on the Keio Line running through Chofu City, Tokyo, was slashed and the interior of the train was set on fire. While the side admitted to stabbing and setting fire to passengers, it showed a stance to dispute some of the indicted contents, such as there was no danger that passengers would die from arson.
Former lawmaker Gersey threatened to drop charges immediately after search
Former member of the House of Councilors Gersey, who was re-arrested on suspicion of intimidating witnesses for threatening two people, including an entertainer who filed criminal charges against him, on a video sharing site. It was found in an interview with investigators that it seems to be. The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the possibility that they may have attempted to withdraw the charges in response to the progress of the investigation.
Shin-Ozeki Kirimayama Renamed Kirishima ``Sumo wrestling as expected of Ozeki''
The ranking of the Grand Sumo Tournament in Nagoya, which will be held on the first day in July, was announced.
Wagner representative Prigogine's whereabouts unknown after posting "troop withdrawal"
After the Russian private military company Wagner launched an armed rebellion and withdrew its troops, Mr. Prigozhin, the company's representative, has not made any new posts on social media so far, and the details of his whereabouts are unknown. Under these circumstances, Ukrainian President Zelensky held a telephone conference with US President Biden and revealed that he had discussed future support for weapons.
Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting "Consumer Prices Outperformed" Opinions Continued
The Bank of Japan announced the "Main Opinions" of its monetary policy meetings held on June 15 and 16, and among them, members of the Bank of Japan continued to express the view that consumer prices would trend higher than expected. I understand.
Prime Minister Kishida says Russia will continue to monitor the situation and work together with G7 to respond
Regarding the situation in Russia, Prime Minister Kishida indicated that the G7 = seven major countries will work together to respond, while continuing to monitor the future situation in light of the trend of armed rebellion by the private military company Wagner. .
Titanic submersible search for five people completed, investigation into serious accident
The U.S. Coast Guard finished searching for five people on board the submarine that lost contact after diving into the ocean to see the sunken Titanic in the Atlantic Ocean on the 25th, and the cause was a serious marine accident. I suggested an idea to investigate.
Shohei Ohtani scored 61 RBIs in a timely manner, leading alone in both leagues
Major League Baseball Angels Shohei Otani hit a timely three-base hit against the Rockies on the 25th, raising his RBI score to 61 this season and becoming the sole top scorer in both leagues.
"Rights of sexual minorities are human rights" The largest parade in the United States
While the debate over the rights of sexual minorities has become active in the United States, the largest parade in the United States was held in New York with the participation of LGBTQ people.
Finance minister ``We will respond appropriately to excessive movements'' due to yen depreciation
In the foreign exchange market, the yen has fallen to the 143 yen level against the dollar. I would like to respond appropriately to such movements," he said, putting a check on market movements.
What is the impact on the situation?
Mr. Prigozhin, the head of the Russian private military company Wagner, deepened his feud with the Ministry of Defense, launched an armed rebellion, and advanced troops toward the capital Moscow, but then turned around and ``returned the troops.'' He also withdrew troops from the Russian headquarters that had been occupied. Prior to this, Belarusian President Lukashenko, who is allied with Russia, emphasized that he had discussions with Mr. Prigozhin, and a spokesman for the Russian president's office also indicated that Mr. Prigozhin would head to Belarus in the future. Any further information on Mr. Prigozhin, who is reportedly heading to Belarus? What impact will these developments have on the situation in Ukraine? This is a commentary by Nao Takatsuka, a reporter from Moscow. (The content was broadcast on NHK News on June 26. The video is 2 minutes and 29 seconds. Data broadcasting is not available.)
[Updated from time to time] Russia invades Ukraine (Movement on the 26th)
Russia's military aggression against Ukraine continues. Fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces continues across Ukraine, forcing thousands of civilians to flee the country. A representative of the private military company Wagner, who had deepened the feud with the Russian Ministry of Defense and had sent troops to the capital, Moscow, withdrew his troops, and it seems that a full-scale armed conflict was avoided. We will keep you updated on the developments regarding the situation in Ukraine on the 26th (Japan time), such as 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)
New Ozeki's Kirishima to Nishi Ozeki
The ranking of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, which will be held on the 9th of next month, has been announced, and the new Ozeki Kirishima sat in the West Ozeki.
Department stores begin to strengthen their response to human rights issues
As companies are required to respond to human rights issues related to product raw materials and production processes, not only manufacturers but also department stores that handle various products are beginning to strengthen their response.
Keio Line Indiscriminate Attack Case First Trial Today Tokyo District Court Tachikawa Branch
A year ago, the trial of the defendant, who is accused of attempted murder and other crimes, will begin on the 26th in a case where a passenger was cut on the Keio Line running in Chofu City, Tokyo, and the inside of the car was set on fire. Attention will be paid to what the defendant will say about the indiscriminate attack on a moving train that shocked society.
Gyoji Nomiyama, one of Japan's leading Western-style painters, dies at 102
Gyoji Nomiyama, a Western-style painter representing modern Japan who received the Order of Cultural Merit, has passed away. he was 102 years old.
Wagner Rebellion Causes Major Damage to Russian Forces; Ukraine to Reverse Offensive
The private military company Wagner, which caused an armed rebellion in Russia, canceled the march to the capital Moscow and withdrew its troops, but it is believed that the Russian army suffered heavy damage in the battle between Wagner and the Russian army. . On the other hand, the Ukrainian military, which is aiming to recapture its territory, seems to want to use the confusion of the Putin administration over the military invasion as a tailwind for a reversal offensive, and attention will be paid to future movements.