U.S. August employment statistics Increase in employed people exceeds market expectations
The US employment statistics for August have been released, and the number of people employed in fields other than agriculture increased by 187,000 from the previous month, exceeding market expectations. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate increased by 0.3 points from the previous month to 3.8%. The Federal Reserve will hold a two-day meeting to decide on monetary policy starting September 19th, and the market will be focusing on the Consumer Price Index, which will be announced in mid-September.
Hometown tax donation: Rapid increase in support for marine products After suspension of imports of Japanese marine products
In response to China's suspension of imports of Japanese marine products, there is a growing movement to support those involved in the fishing industry by choosing marine products as return gifts through ``hometown tax''. In Betsukai Town, Hokkaido, where scallop fishing is popular, donations have increased rapidly, and a town official said, ``This is very encouraging.We would like to ask the whole country to increase the consumption of domestic seafood.''
Tritium from seawater to about the lower limit TEPCO “No safety issues”
TEPCO announced that it has detected 10 becquerels of tritium per liter for the first time, which is almost the lower limit of detectable concentration, in seawater analysis that it has been conducting daily since it began discharging treated water accumulated at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Did. TEPCO said, "There are no safety issues and we are releasing as planned."
43-year-old Ken Terauchi wins Japan Diving Championship; announces retirement
The Japanese diving championships opened on the 1st, and 43-year-old Ken Terauchi, who announced his retirement after participating in six Summer Olympics, the most Japanese athletes, attempted his final performance in the men's synchronized board diving, and was crowned with victory. I decorated it.
Sogo/Seibu management team changes; decision to remove President Taguchi's representative authority
Sogo & Seibu, whose sale to an American investment fund was completed on the 1st, has changed its management team and removed the representative authority of President Hiroto Taguchi, who took office in August at the request of Seven & i Holdings. I understand that you have decided.
Average temperature this summer is 1.76 degrees higher than normal, the highest in 125 years
This summer, which the Japan Meteorological Agency's study group pointed out as "abnormal weather," the average temperature in Japan was 1.76 degrees higher than the average year, and it was the highest in 125 years since the Japan Meteorological Agency began collecting statistics. The sea surface temperature in the waters near Japan also reached a record high, and the data confirmed that it was the hottest summer on the ground and in the sea.
Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Rapidus Factory for Domestic Production of Advanced Semiconductors
With the support of the government, Rapidus, which aims to domestically produce cutting-edge semiconductors, held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new factory to be built in Chitose City, Hokkaido, and started full-scale mass production four years later. did.
30% of local governments expect to have enough toilets in the event of a disaster
In the event of a major earthquake, a survey conducted by a non-profit organization found that only 30% of local governments across the country believe they will have enough toilets for the expected number of evacuees. We are calling for thorough toilet measures as "life-threatening".
[Video] A new spot is born to commemorate the 111th anniversary of Tsutenkaku Osaka
To commemorate the 111th anniversary since the first Tsutenkaku was built, a new spot where you can compare the current Tsutenkaku and the first Tsutenkaku has been opened in the downtown area of ``Shinsekai''.
100th Anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake: Disaster Preparedness Day
The Great Kanto Earthquake that occurred 100 years ago on September 1, 1923 caused unprecedented damage, with over 105,000 people dead or missing. On the 1st, Disaster Prevention Day, memorial ceremonies and disaster prevention drills were held in various locations.
Sogo/Seibu went on strike, but the sale was completed as planned
Seven & i Holdings announced that it has completed the sale of major department stores Sogo and Seibu to the American investment fund Fortress Investment Group. As part of the sale, Seven & i is expected to record an extraordinary loss of approximately 145.7 billion yen due to the forfeiture of a portion of the loan to Sogo and Seibu. The Sogo/Seibu labor union, which reacted against the sale due to concerns about employment and other issues, held a strike on the 31st for the first time in 60 years at a major department store, but the sale was completed without negotiations continuing. .
Women's soccer player Mana Iwabuchi announces retirement, plays in three consecutive World Cups
Mana Iwabuchi, who played for a long time as a key attacking player for Nadeshiko Japan, the Japanese women's soccer team, has announced her retirement.
Kento Nagayama sentenced to 6 months in prison, suspended for 3 years, guilty of possessing marijuana
In June this year, the Tokyo District Court sentenced actor Kento Nagayama (34) to six months in prison after being charged with violating the Cannabis Control Act for possessing over 1.6 grams of dried cannabis at his apartment in Tokyo. was sentenced to three years' probation.
Major League Baseball Acuña Jr. becomes the first player in history to hit 30 home runs and steal 60 bases.
Major League Baseball's Braves' Acuña Jr. became the first player in history to hit 30 home runs and steal 60 bases against the Dodgers on the 31st.
Ishikawa Mass food poisoning caused by somen noodles Campylobacter detected in spring water
Last month, customers who ate somen noodles at a restaurant in Tsubata Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, complained of symptoms such as diarrhea and abdominal pain, and a prefectural investigation revealed that the spring water used in the restaurant's Nagashi Somen noodles was infected with Campylobacter, which causes food poisoning. ” was detected.
100th Anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake: Memorial Service attended by Prince and Mrs. Akishino Tokyo
On September 1st, 100 years after the Great Kanto Earthquake, which killed more than 100,000 people, a memorial service was held in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, attended by Prince Akishino and his wife.
Yu Darvish tests show "bone splinter" in elbow, no abnormalities in ligaments
Major League Baseball pitcher Yu Darvish of the Padres, who is on the injured list due to inflammation in his right elbow, responded to an interview and revealed that an examination revealed a bone and a splinter in his elbow. There are no signs of any abnormality with his ligaments, and he is aiming to return by the end of this season.
Atami debris flow "warning area" lifted for the first time in 2 years and 2 months
A year ago, the "warning zone" that had been set up in the area affected by the large-scale debris flow that occurred in Atami City, Shizuoka Prefecture, was lifted at 9 a.m. on the 1st, allowing residents to come and go freely for the first time in about two years and two months. Now it looks like this. The question going forward is how far the return of residents and the rebuilding of the community will progress.
JFE Steel “Melted steel leaked from vehicle” No injuries Chiba
On the morning of the 1st, at JFE Steel's East Japan Works in Chuo-ku, Chiba, the fire department was notified that ``iron is flowing out of a special vehicle that carries molten iron.'' According to the company, no injuries have been confirmed so far because the iron flowed out due to the momentum of a special vehicle that carried molten iron in a different direction than planned. Police and fire departments are considering how to deal with the high temperature of the iron that has flowed out, and are checking the amount of iron that has flowed out and the situation at the scene.
Tohoku University selected as a candidate for certification as an “International University of Excellence” Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has selected 10 universities nationwide as candidates for the first recognition of the ``International Excellence Research Universities'', which aim to achieve world-class research standards by utilizing the operating profits of a 10 trillion yen fund established by the government. It was announced that Tohoku University was selected from among them. In the future, it will be officially recognized if certain conditions are met.
More than 2,600 "waiting-list children" nationwide, record low for 5 consecutive years Children and Family Agency
It turned out that the number of "waiting-list children" waiting for vacancies such as nursery schools was over 2,600 nationwide as of April this year, the lowest since the survey began. According to the Children's and Family Affairs Agency, factors such as the expansion of childcare facilities and the decrease in preschool children are factors.
Public funds to be injected into Yamagata's Kirayaka Bank and parent company Regional Bank G Financial Services Agency
The Financial Services Agency has decided to inject public funds into Kirayaka Bank, whose head office is in Yamagata City, and its parent company, Jimoto Holdings, a regional bank group. This is the first time in nine years that public funds have been injected into local banks.
The United Nations makes a new proposal to Russia to restart exports of agricultural products from Ukraine
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced that he has conveyed a new proposal to Russia in order to resume exports of Ukrainian agricultural products. This proposal is expected to be taken up at a summit meeting between Russia and mediator Turkey, which is expected to take place next week, and the focus will be on whether it will lead to a breakthrough in the situation.
Kabukicho building fire remains unsolved for 22 years, bereaved families mourn victims
Today marks 22 years since a building fire in Kabukicho, Tokyo, killed 44 people. On the night of the 31st, the families of the victims visited the site where the building was located and laid flowers to mourn the victims.
UK Defense Minister Wallace resigns to lead military aid to Ukraine
Wallace, who served as defense minister in the UK for more than four years, resigned on the 31st. He led military aid to Ukraine, but the reason for his resignation is that it "sacrificed time with his family."
Transfer decision of 5 main Angels players, looking ahead to next season?
While the Angels, the major league to which Shohei Otani belongs, are difficult to advance to the playoffs for the first time in nine years, the transfer of five of the six main players who abandoned their ownership rights was decided one after another on the 31st. From now on, the Angels are expected to actively hire young players and other players with an eye on next season.
High concentrations of PFAS detected in various locations; research into health effects to begin in earnest Ministry of the Environment
The Ministry of the Environment has announced that PFAS, an organic fluorine compound that has been shown to be harmful in some substances, has been detected at high concentrations in rivers and groundwater in various places, and residents are becoming concerned. The plan is to begin full-scale research into the health effects of
Typhoon No. 11 expected to approach the Sakishima Islands on the 3rd, take early preparation measures
Typhoon No. 11 is expected to move westward over the sea south of Okinawa and approach the Sakishima Islands in Okinawa Prefecture with strong force through the 3rd. Please take early measures to prepare for the approaching typhoon.
Dangerous heat continues; 38 degrees predicted in Tohoku and Niigata; strict warning against heatstroke
Temperatures are expected to rise across the country on the 1st, with dangerously hot temperatures of 38 degrees Celsius expected in Tohoku and Niigata prefectures. Please be extremely careful about heat stroke and take measures such as drinking plenty of water.
Today's disaster prevention day Government's comprehensive disaster prevention drill assuming an earthquake directly below the capital
September 1st is Disaster Prevention Day. The government's comprehensive disaster prevention drill this year will examine the government's initial response procedures based on the assumption that an earthquake directly hits the Tokyo metropolitan area, causing severe damage mainly in the southern Kanto region.
Agriculture Minister Nomura apologizes and withdraws ``contaminated water'' remarks Opposition parties are ready to pursue
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nomura has apologized and retracted his statement that treated water collected at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is "contaminated water" used by China. The opposition party says, ``This is a statement that could exacerbate reputational damage,'' and plans to pursue the matter at a review session during the Diet session on the 8th next week.
Sogo/Seibu sale completed on the 1st; maintaining employment and rebuilding business performance are issues
The sale of major department stores Sogo and Seibu, where a strike was held on the 31st, will be completed on the 1st. The challenge for the future is how to rebuild business performance while maintaining employment at the American investment fund to which the company will be sold.