Osaka/Kansai Expo: Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Nishimura discusses burden in case of construction cost increase
There are concerns that venue construction costs for the Osaka/Kansai Expo to be held the year after next will increase due to soaring material prices, etc., and Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Nishimura has announced that if the costs exceed, the national and local governments will be responsible for the burden. He expressed his intention to discuss responses within the business community.
Yokohama Man collapses bleeding in a restaurant, cardiac arrest, knife found inside the restaurant
On the night of the 15th, a man was found lying on the ground at a restaurant in Yokohama, bleeding from the upper body, and according to the fire department, he was taken to a hospital in a state of cardiac arrest. Police are investigating the possibility that the man may have been involved in an incident as a knife was found inside the store.
Aichi Prefectural Police Chief transferred for inappropriate behavior after drinking with his subordinate for a long time
In the early hours of the 15th, a 57-year-old chief of a police station in Aichi Prefecture was drinking alcohol with several subordinate police officers, including a female police officer, at the chief's official residence, and some of them became so drunk that a 911 call was called. . The Aichi Prefectural Police Headquarters has transferred the chief as of the 15th, and plans to continue conducting interviews to find out more details.
Professional baseball manager Tatsunami Chunichi will continue to play next season
Chunichi is currently at the bottom of the Central League, and manager Kazuyoshi Tasunami will continue to lead the team next season. He is in the third year of a three-year contract. This season, Chunichi's team's points and home runs were the worst among 12 teams, and their batting was sluggish, leading to a slump from the start. On the 10th of this month, the 4th place and below were decided for the third consecutive year.
Mr. Tigers Mr. Kakefu "The best thing is to make them happy"
Masayuki Kakebu (68), who was the No. 4 batter for Hanshin in professional baseball and was nicknamed ``Mr. Tigers'' during his playing days, said of his former club's first league victory in 18 years, ``I'm very happy.The fans were happy.'' That's the best," he said.
Continued collaboration with Fukushima Prefecture TOKIO “They continued to be by our side”
In response to the issue of Johnny Kitagawa's sexual assault, there are a number of moves among companies to reconsider their relationships, such as not using talents affiliated with Johnny's Agency in advertisements. Regarding the popular group TOKIO, which has been working on reconstruction projects, he said, ``Even when we were struggling with reputational damage, they continued to be there for us,'' and expressed their intention to continue working together.
19-year-old eldest son sentenced to 24 years in prison for murdering parents Saga District Court
In March this year, the 19-year-old eldest son was charged with murder for killing his parents in their home in Tosu City, Saga Prefecture, and the Saga District Court ruled, ``You should sympathize with him for being cornered by his father's abusive behavior.'' "There are some aspects of this crime, but it was a premeditated crime based on a strong murderous intent, and I have no choice but to face a long term in prison," and handed down a sentence of 24 years in prison.
China's new home price index in August fell in 52 cities; impact of market slump
China's new home price index in August fell from the previous month in 52 out of 70 major cities. The number of cities with declines increased by three from the previous month, with the downturn in the real estate market becoming a major concern for the Chinese economy.
Kato Children's Affairs Party ticket income exceeding the upper limit recorded in the income and expenditure report Go to correction
It has been revealed that the fund management organization for Rep. Ayuko Kato, who was appointed as Minister in charge of Children's Policy in a cabinet reshuffle, had recorded income from party tickets that exceeded the legal limit in its political funds balance report. Minister Kato's office said the statement was incorrect and will promptly correct it.
Big Motor August used car sales down more than 70% compared to previous year
Big Motor, whose business has been suffering due to the issue of fraudulent insurance claims, revealed that its used car sales volume in August was down more than 70% compared to previous years. In order to prevent a deterioration in cash flow, the company plans to proceed with the sale of assets such as shares in a major used car sales company.
Extremely heavy rain in Tokyo's 23 wards, etc.; underpasses may be flooded
Due to the front and humid air, the atmospheric conditions are extremely unstable in the Kanto-Koshin region, and extremely heavy rain is falling in Tokyo's 23 wards. Be wary of flooding of low-lying land, sudden rise in river water, and landslides.
Libyan floods: Derna mayor “8,000 dead, more than 20,000 feared”
The massive floods that occurred in Libya, North Africa, have so far killed around 8,000 people, and the mayor of the badly affected local area says there are fears that there may be many more victims. There are still many bodies left behind in the city, and there are concerns that sanitary conditions are deteriorating due to the high temperatures.
Osaka Prefectural Police's ``irondefensive'' defense shines in Hanshin V's Dotonbori, no major troubles
A large number of fans flocked to Dotonbori in Minami, Osaka from the night of the 14th until dawn to celebrate Hanshin's league victory in professional baseball. According to the police, 26 people jumped into the river, but there were no injuries or major trouble, demonstrating the Osaka Prefectural Police's "iron-clad defense" in thoroughly guiding pedestrians.
Tokaido Shinkansen operation suspended Upstream Kakegawa ~ Tokyo Downstream Shinfuji ~ Tokyo
According to JR Tokai, due to the rain, as of 6 p.m., operation of the Tokaido Shinkansen has been suspended between Kakegawa Station in Shizuoka Prefecture and Tokyo Station on the inbound line and between Shin-Fuji Station in Shizuoka Prefecture and Tokyo Station on the outbound line. . JR says it is expected to take some time to resume operations due to continued rain in the area.
Government decides to appoint vice ministers and parliamentary secretaries, no women will be appointed
With the inauguration of the second Kishida reshuffled cabinet, the government decided on a total of 54 personnel appointments, including 26 vice ministers and 28 parliamentary secretaries, at a cabinet meeting on the 15th. There were no women appointed, which is in contrast to the cabinet reshuffle, in which five women joined the cabinet, the highest number ever.
Big Motor moves from Roppongi Hills, main store moves to Tama
Big Motor, a used car sales company that has been plagued by a series of problems including fraudulent insurance claims, has announced that it will relocate its head office and head office functions from its current location in Roppongi Hills, Minato-ku, Tokyo. As part of our efforts to streamline our management to reduce the burden of rent, we will be moving our new head office to Tama City, Tokyo.
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant compensation costs increase; discussion begins to secure financial resources
As the cost of compensation for the accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is expected to increase, the government-funded Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Support Corporation is holding discussions to secure financial resources for compensation costs. It began.
Fatal accident involving nursing home shuttle driver appears to be looking for something before the accident
A 75-year-old driver was arrested in connection with an accident in which two residents of a nursing home in Saitama City were hit and killed by the facility's shuttle vehicle. The driver, who was arrested about two minutes before the accident, got into the car and turned his body toward the passenger seat. In an interview with the facility's management company, we learned that the person was looking for something. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident in more detail.
[Commentary] Russia approaches Iran, possibility of providing drones, etc.
Russia is approaching North Korea in order to acquire ammunition and weapons for use in Ukraine, and another country that has also approached North Korea is Iran. Iran is believed to have already provided Russia with a large number of drones. International Report 2023 anchor Hideki Yui explains America's response to relations between Russia and Iran. *This is the content that was broadcast on "International News 2023" on September 14th. *The video is 3 minutes and 9 seconds long and cannot be viewed on data broadcasting.
Jingu Gaien redevelopment “Destruction of trees is unacceptable” ICOMOS holds a press conference
At a press conference in Tokyo, a senior official of a UNESCO advisory body that issued a warning to halt the redevelopment of Meiji Jingu Gaien, which straddles Shinjuku Ward and other areas, said at a press conference in Tokyo, ``It is unacceptable for trees to be destroyed.'' I pointed it out.
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Suzuki: “We will continue to refrain from attending meetings of the former Unification Church and sever ties with it.”
At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Suzuki revealed that he had attended a meeting of a group affiliated with the former Unification Church to support candidates running for the House of Councilors election last year. He has severed ties with the company and has indicated that he will continue to maintain this stance.
Agriculture Minister Miyashita “will not hire Johnny’s until we confirm their stance on respecting human rights”
In response to the issue of Johnny Kitagawa's sexual assault, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has suspended TOKIO's Shigeru Jojima's activities as an ambassador for the time being, and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Miyashita has expressed Johnny's Office's stance on respecting human rights. The agency has indicated that it will not hire any new talent until it is confirmed.
Yamagata Kawanishi-machi Stored snow is used for air conditioning, but due to the intense heat, there is no snow and air conditioning cannot be used.
As the lingering heat continues, facilities in Kawanishi Town, Yamagata Prefecture, which use snow stored in the winter for air conditioning in the summer, are unable to use their air conditioners due to the lack of snow due to this summer's intense heat.
Meiji Restoration Secretary General Fujita Part of the transportation expenses for donated documents not included in the income and expenditure report
Secretary-General Fujita of the Nippon Ishin no Kai revealed that 600,000 yen worth of so-called document transportation expenses that he donated to the political organization he represents were not recorded in the political funds balance report. So, I apologized.
Takahama nuclear power plant No. 2 restarts, the third restart in over 40 years under the current system Fukui
Kansai Electric Power's Takahama Nuclear Power Plant Unit 2 in Fukui Prefecture, which has been in operation for over 40 years, had been out of operation for about 12 years, but the reactor was restarted at around 3pm on the 15th. Did. Under the current system, which limits the operating period to 40 years in principle, this will be the third nuclear power plant in Japan to be restarted after more than 40 years, following Mihama Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 and Takahama Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1.
Government decides to appoint Mr. Yata, former deputy representative of the Democratic Party of the People, as advisor to the prime minister
At a cabinet meeting on the 15th, the government decided to appoint Chiko Yada, a former member of the House of Councilors who served as vice representative of the Democratic Party of the People, as the prime minister's advisor in charge of wage increases and employment.
NASA UFO report “Insufficient data to draw scientific conclusions”
A team from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), which has been investigating unidentified flying objects and UFOs, has compiled a final report and pointed out that there is insufficient data to draw scientific conclusions.
North Korean leader Kim leaves Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the Far East
Russia's state-run TASS news agency reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un departed Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the Khabarovsk region of the far east after touring a factory that manufactures fighter jets and other equipment at 1 p.m. Japan time. I told them just after half-past. Kim is expected to head to Vladivostok to inspect the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet.
Hanshin wins shopping street board magic “0” Hyogo Amagasaki
Following Hanshin's professional baseball league championship, an event was held in a shopping district in Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, where there are many passionate fans, where a board showing the magic number for victory was changed to "0". Ta.
More than 92,000 people aged 100 or older, a record high for 53 consecutive years
There are over 92,000 people aged 100 or older nationwide, a record high for the 53rd consecutive year.
Unions of three major US automakers go on strike
The UAW (United Automobile Workers Union) was unable to reach an agreement in labor negotiations with three major automakers, including GM (General Motors) and Ford, and some union members from the three companies announced on the 15th that they were going on strike.
Distributing ``pineapple'' as director Okada's favorite food Shiga Nagahama
Following the Hanshin League championship in professional baseball, people who have been protecting the Tora Shrine, a temple dedicated to a tiger located at JR Torahime Station in Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture, visited the temple on the morning of the 15th to see Coach Okada's work. We shared our joy by distributing pine-flavored candy, which has become a hot topic as a favorite food.
Namie Amuro's postmark service extended for one year in response to fan requests Okinawa
The 16th marks five years since singer Namie Amuro retired. In Ginowan City, Okinawa Prefecture, where she held her last concert, there is a service in which mail is delivered with a postmark with Amuro on it, but in response to requests from fans that the service be continued, it will be delivered on September 15th next year. It has been extended until today.
U.S. Biden administration concludes with dismissal of China's defense minister, whose movements are unknown British economic newspaper
After nearly two weeks of no news of Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu's movements, a British business newspaper reported that the Biden administration in the US had concluded that Li had been fired and was being investigated by Chinese authorities. .
Hanshin championship commemorative sale at department store in Osaka Long lines even before store opening
In response to Hanshin's first league victory in professional baseball in 18 years, long lines of people were waiting for commemorative sales at department stores in Osaka even before the store opened, and people were buying the items they were looking for as soon as the store opened.
North Korean leader Kim to visit factory manufacturing fighter jets in Far East
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who is visiting Russia's Far East, is believed to be inspecting a factory in the Khabarovsk region on the 15th that manufactures fighter jets and other equipment. Kim is expected to head to Vladivostok and visit the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet.
Wakayama ``Child drowning'' report: Boy around 5 years old unconscious
On the morning of the 15th, the fire department received a report that a ``child was drowning'' on a beach in Wakayama City, and a boy around 5 years old was found unconscious on the beach. He is currently being taken to the hospital and receiving treatment.
27 years after Sophia University student murder, family members and investigators appeal for information
The case in which a female Sophia University student was murdered and her home set on fire in Katsushika Ward, Tokyo, remains unresolved for 27 years this month. On the 15th, family members and investigators placed flowers at the site of his home and appealed for information.
Tokyo to provide up to 300,000 yen for egg cryopreservation
In an effort to support those who wish to become pregnant in the future, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has compiled support measures for healthy women who wish to freeze their eggs and will provide grants of up to 300,000 yen.
China August new home price index declines in increasing number of cities
The August new home price index released by China's National Bureau of Statistics showed a decline from July in 52 of 70 major cities. The number of cities with declines was three more than the previous month's 49, showing that the decline in real estate prices is widespread.
Hanshin League champions at dawn, cheers in Osaka, expectations for Japan's No. 1 title
On the 15th, overnight after Hanshin of the professional baseball Central League had won the league championship for the first time in 18 years, voices of praise for the team and expectations for Japan's best were heard in Osaka City.
YOSHIKI's handprint in Hollywood - first Japanese
Musician YOSHIKI's handprints will be engraved on the plaza lined with the handprints of stars at a movie theater in Hollywood, the United States, for the first time in Japan.
Big Motor headquarters searched for “organized spraying of herbicides”
The Metropolitan Police Department and Kanagawa Prefectural Police have suspected that acts such as spraying herbicides have been carried out in an organized manner due to the problem of dead trees in front of the store of the used car sales company "Big Motor". I started searching.
Evacuation order ordered for parts of Nagasaki Sasebo City, 8,804 households, 22,551 people
Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture, has issued evacuation orders to a total of 8,804 households and 22,551 people in the Yoshii, Sechihara, Kosasa, Emei, and Shikamachi districts. An "evacuation order" is information at alert level 4 of the five alert levels, and calls for everyone to evacuate from dangerous areas such as landslide warning areas.
UK condemns Chinese espionage 'crossing the line'
The British government has accused China of ``crossing the line,'' accusing China of recruiting high-ranking British government and military personnel as part of its espionage activities.
Linear rain belt occurs in Nagasaki Prefecture; ``Information regarding significant heavy rain'' announced
At 9:19 a.m. on the 15th, the Japan Meteorological Agency announced ``information regarding significant heavy rain'' stating that a ``linear precipitation belt'' has occurred in Nagasaki Prefecture, and extremely heavy rain continues to fall in the same area. A "linear precipitation belt" is a phenomenon in which a series of well-developed cumulonimbus clouds cause heavy rain, and the Japan Meteorological Agency has issued strict warnings as the risk of life-threatening landslides and floods is rapidly increasing. At the same time, we urge everyone to stay safe.
One week after record-breaking heavy rain, life continues to be affected in Chiba and Ibaraki
The 15th marks one week since the record heavy rains caused major damage in Chiba and Ibaraki prefectures. In Mobara City, Chiba Prefecture, the full extent of the flood damage has not yet been grasped, and in Ibaraki Prefecture, progress has not been made in cleaning up mud and other debris that has flowed into homes, and lives continue to be affected.
Japanese awarded Ig Nobel Prize for unique research, etc.
In a parody of the Nobel Prize, the winners of the ``Ig Nobel Prize'', which is awarded for unique research, have been announced, and this year they conducted an experiment that changes the way food tastes using chopsticks that have weak electricity flowing through them. A research team from Meiji University and other institutions won the Nutrition Award. This is the 17th consecutive year that a Japanese person has won this award.
JR Yamanote Line and Keihin Tohoku Line operations temporarily suspended due to oil leak due to station construction
On the morning of the 15th, the entire JR Yamanote Line was suspended for about an hour after its first train departure due to delays in nighttime construction at Tokyo Station. According to JR East, the cause was oil leaking from heavy machinery during construction, which took time to dispose of and confirm safety.
Evacuation order for parts of Karatsu City, Saga; risk of landslides increases due to heavy rains
Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, issued an evacuation order to 14,594 people from 6,215 households in the Hizen, Chinzei, and Yobuko districts at 6:10 a.m. on the 15th due to the increased risk of landslides caused by heavy rain. did. This information is at alert level 4 of the five alert levels, and everyone is urged to evacuate from dangerous areas immediately.
British semiconductor development company “Arm” listed on Nasdaq, the largest company this year
Arm, a British semiconductor development company affiliated with the SoftBank Group, was listed on the American stock exchange NASDAQ on the 14th. With a market capitalization of approximately 9.59 trillion yen, it became the largest listed company this year.
26 people jump into Dotonbori River after Hanshin Tigers win league championship
In response to the Hanshin Tigers winning the league championship, the Osaka Prefectural Police Headquarters had approximately 1,300 people on alert from the night of the 14th, mainly in Dotonbori, Minami, Osaka. So far, 26 people have jumped into the Dotonbori River, but there have been no injuries.
27-year-old suspect designated as ``most wanted'' in Oita, first in hit-and-run case
The National Police Agency will unite police forces across the country to investigate a 27-year-old man wanted in connection with a hit-and-run incident in which a university student was hit and killed by a car at an intersection in Beppu City, Oita Prefecture last year. He has been designated as ``Most Wanted.'' This is the first time in the country that a hit-and-run suspect has been designated.
Hanshin Winner Mr. Barth: ``Next time, we will be No. 1 in Japan'' Mr. Akahoshi: ``Become the ever-winning team''
An alumnus of the team who has a close relationship with Manager Okada congratulates Hanshin on winning their sixth championship in 18 years. Of these, Randy Barth (69), who won the Triple Crown when Hanshin won the league title 38 years ago and was a teammate of manager Akifu Okada, said in an online interview with NHK, ``I'm really happy and I'm happy too. I sincerely hope that Coach Okada will become the best in Japan," he said with a smile.
Big Motor plans to rebuild its management with external support by the end of the year
It has been revealed that Big Motor, a used car sales company that has been plagued by a series of problems including fraudulent insurance claims, is aiming for a fundamental restructuring of its management with external support by the end of the year.
Number of bankruptcies of home-visit nursing care providers: 44 cases, highest ever through August
A credit bureau has revealed that the number of bankruptcies of home care providers from January to August this year was 44, the highest ever for this period. A credit bureau has analyzed that this is due to a shortage of helpers and points out that ``there is a risk that the number of users who will not be able to receive services will increase, and countermeasures are urgently needed.''
President Biden's second son charged with illegal gun purchase
Hunter Biden, the second son of US President Biden, has been charged with falsely claiming that he did not use drugs and illegally purchasing a gun. According to Reuters and other sources, this is the first time that a child of a sitting American president has been indicted, and attention will be focused on the impact this will have on President Biden's campaign for re-election in next fall's presidential election.