“A man of passion” Kazuki Himeno, the captain of Japan’s national rugby team, a closer look at his true face
``I want to demonstrate leadership through my performance,'' said Kazuki Himeno, captain of the Japan rugby team. He is a passionate man who leads his team with passion. He missed the first match of the World Cup due to injury, but returned to the starting lineup for the match against England, which is considered the biggest game in the first-tier league. Before the big day, we take a closer look at the true face of the captain, who holds the fate of Japan in his hands. (Sports News Department reporter Tatsuki Kobayashi)
[Updated from time to time] Russia military invasion of Ukraine (movement on the 16th)
Russia's military invasion of Ukraine continues. Russian and Ukrainian forces continue to fight in various parts of Ukraine, and many civilians have fled the country. We will keep you updated on the developments surrounding the situation in Ukraine on the 16th (Japan time), including the situation of the battle and the diplomacy of the countries involved. (There is a 6-hour time difference between Japan, Ukraine, and Moscow, Russia)
Rugby World Cup England practice the day before Japan's second match opponent
The England national team, which Japan will face in the second round of the first round of the Rugby World Cup in France, released a practice session on the 16th, with world-famous lock player Maro Itoje, who will play in the starting lineup, passing the ball. I made some minor adjustments. At the post-practice press conference, Itoje expressed his enthusiasm, saying, ``Japan is smart in holding the ball and moving it around, so we want to defend well.'' The match between Japan and England will be held from 4am on the 17th local time and 18th Japan time, and will be broadcast on NHK's BS1, BS4K, and Radio 1.
7th day of sumo tournament Ozeki Takakeisho loses to Shodai and has 2 losses
On the 7th day of the Autumn Sumo Tournament, Ozeki Takakeisho, who was the only player in Sanyaku or higher with one loss, suffered his second loss when he lost to Shodai.
Fatal accident at nursing care facility: driver ``accelerated by mistake'' explained
A 75-year-old driver who was arrested after an accident in which two residents of a nursing home in Saitama City were hit and killed by the facility's shuttle vehicle said, ``I intended to apply the brakes to turn the car, but I accidentally braked.'' In an interview with the lawyer who interviewed him, it was newly discovered that he gave an explanation to the effect that "he stepped on the accelerator and stepped on the accelerator."
JR Saikyo Line: Operation suspended on all lines; Shonan-Shinjuku Line also affected
Due to an accident that occurred between Shibuya Station and Shinjuku Station, operations on the JR Saikyo Line have been suspended from 8:10 p.m. onwards. Additionally, due to this, the JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line has also suspended operation in sections south of Shinjuku Station. Both trains are expected to resume operation around 9:30 p.m.
Midsummer day is widespread across a wide area. Tomorrow is also expected to be a severe lingering heat. Be careful of heatstroke.
On the 16th, it was sunny across the country and warm air flowed in, making it a midsummer day with temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius in a wide area from western Japan to Tohoku, making it extremely hot in some places. As the severe heat is expected to continue on the 17th, we must continue to be careful about heat stroke.
A neuroscientist who takes care of his mother with dementia talks about his experience of not changing her personality
A lecture was held in Tokyo in which a female neuroscientist talked about her experience caring for her mother who had dementia, and said, ``Dementia doesn't change who you are as a person. "There is a possibility that we may miss the essence of the situation."
Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress inspect wildlife conservation center Kushiro, Hokkaido
Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress visited a wildlife conservation center in Kushiro City, Hokkaido on the 16th.
US military Osprey makes emergency landing at Oita Airport, no information on injuries
According to the Oita Prefectural Police Headquarters, at around 4:30 p.m. on the 16th, they received a call from Oita Airport in Kunisaki City, Oita Prefecture that ``an American military Osprey had made an emergency landing.'' So far, there are no reports of injuries, and police are continuing to gather information.
Recruitment exams for high school students start nationwide at the same time; job openings ratio reaches record high
Recruitment exams for high school students who wish to find employment next spring began nationwide on the 16th. Due to labor shortages and other factors, the national average job-to-applicant ratio is 3.52 times, the highest ever, making it a "seller's market" that has surpassed the bubble period.
Yokohama ramen shop manager dies with multiple injuries mainly on upper body
On the 15th, a 33-year-old manager of a ramen shop in Yokohama was found bleeding and dead, with multiple wounds believed to be caused by a knife, mainly on his upper body. This was revealed through an interview with the police. Police are treating the incident as a murder and are conducting a detailed investigation, including inspecting the scene.
Tenshin Nasukawa is "excited" at a press conference before his second fight after switching to boxing
Tenshin Nasukawa, who was known as a kickboxing prodigy, held a press conference in Tokyo before his second fight after turning to professional boxing, saying, ``I want to show that you can improve this much if you put your mind to it.'' showed confidence.
First video captures the hull of the aircraft carrier Akagi at a depth of over 5,000 meters
A research team led by American experts recently captured images of the former Japanese Navy aircraft carrier Akagi, which sank in the Battle of Midway, which is said to be a turning point in the Pacific War, on the ocean floor at a depth of over 5,000 meters. Succeeded.
Shohei Ohtani, as a batter, is this season over? Cleans out his locker
It has been learned that Shohei Ohtani of the Major League Baseball Angels, who has been sidelined due to a right side injury, cleaned out all of his personal belongings from his locker in the clubhouse and left the stadium after the game against the Tigers on the 15th. The team said they would explain the situation on the 16th, and it appears that there is a possibility that this season will end for him as a batter.
Cubs Seiya Suzuki's two-run home run in the 9th inning but the team loses 3 consecutive losses
Seiya Suzuki of the Major League Cubs hit a two-run home run in the 9th inning of a game against the Diamondbacks on the 15th, but the team lost, making it their third straight loss.
Fukushima Iwaki: Flood damage caused by record heavy rain; fire department members assist with waste collection
In Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, where many homes were flooded due to record heavy rain on the 8th of this month, water-soaked household goods and other items are left on the roads in front of the homes. On the 16th, the first day of the three-day holiday, members of the local fire brigade and others helped collect the waste and transport it to a temporary storage site.
Ukrainian military intensifies attack on Russia's unilaterally annexed Crimea
The Ukrainian military attacked a military port city where the Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet is based, using cruise missiles and other weapons, damaging a landing ship and a submarine, and then announced on the 14th that it had attacked a surface-to-air missile system. , has stepped up attacks on Crimea, which Russia unilaterally annexed.
7,000 refugees arrive in southern Italy, more than the island's population
The number of people arriving on the southern Italian island from Africa across the Mediterranean Sea is rapidly increasing, prompting the United Nations to call for cooperation from surrounding countries.
Osaka's "Kishiwada Danjiri Festival" begins with a thrilling ride through the city
Osaka's Kishiwada Danjiri Festival, where 4-ton danjiri floats race through the city, began on the 16th.
JR Nagoya Station Shinkansen automatic ticket gates Some parts cannot be used
According to JR Tokai, some of the automatic ticket gates at the north exit of the Shinkansen at Nagoya Station became unusable around 11 a.m. on the 16th. Station staff provided face-to-face assistance and directed passengers to different ticket gates, and the congestion of passengers was resolved after about 15 minutes. Some of the automatic ticket gates are still unusable, and JR Tokai is undertaking restoration work and investigating the cause.
"SHIBUYA109" switchboard burns, scene is in commotion for a while, no injuries
On the morning of the 16th, at the fashion building "SHIBUYA 109" in Shibuya, Tokyo, a power switchboard in the basement of the building was burnt, causing a commotion in the area. No one was injured.
JR Tokaido Line: Operation suspended on up and down lines
The JR Tokaido Line has suspended operations on both lines due to an accident that caused an accident that resulted in an accident between Kokufutsu Station and Kamonomiya Station in Odawara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, shortly after 10:30 a.m. on the 16th. According to JR, operations are expected to resume around 12:10 p.m.
Unions at three U.S. automakers strike, concerned about economic impact
The UAW and the United Auto Workers Union are on strike after failing to reach an agreement in labor negotiations with three automakers, including GM (General Motors). This is the first time that union members from three companies have gone on strike at the same time, and there are concerns about the impact on the American economy.
The number of people infected with syphilis this year exceeds 10,000 at the fastest pace
The number of people infected with the sexually transmitted disease syphilis has exceeded 10,000, the fastest pace since statistics began to be kept using current methods, according to a summary by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases. Experts say, ``If you have engaged in activities that put you at high risk of infection, I want you to get tested even if you have no symptoms.''
EU decides not to approve embargo on agricultural products from Ukraine; backlash from Poland etc.
The European Union (EU) has decided that member countries such as Poland, which had previously banned the import of agricultural products from Ukraine in order to protect their own agriculture, will no longer be able to impose an embargo. Poland and other countries are protesting this and are planning to continue embargoing imports, and the imbalance within the EU has come to light.
The special train carrying Kim arrives at a station on the outskirts of Vladivostok.
A Russian railway official told NHK that a special train carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived at a station on the outskirts of Vladivostok, the central city of the Far East, at around 8 a.m. Japan time. I told you. Even after the summit meeting with President Putin, General Secretary Kim is staying in Russia's Far East and inspecting fighter jets and other equipment. In Vladivostok, he is expected to inspect the Russian Navy's Pacific Fleet and other facilities, and is expected to explore possibilities for military cooperation with Russia.
Massive floods in Libya; United Nations calls for urgent assistance from international community
Regarding the large-scale flooding that occurred in Libya in North Africa, the mayor of the badly affected local area says that about 8,000 people have died so far, and there are fears that there are many more victims. The United Nations is calling for urgent assistance from the international community, stating that rescue operations and medical systems are needed.
Western to northern Japan: Locally heavy rain with thunder possible, warning of landslides, etc.
Atmospheric conditions are expected to remain unstable from western Japan to northern Japan on the 16th due to the front and humid air, with the risk of localized heavy rain accompanied by lightning, and the Japan Meteorological Agency is warning of landslides and low-lying areas. We are asking people to be careful about flooding.
One week after Morocco earthquake, 50,000 homes damaged; rebuilding lives becomes a challenge
The 16th marks one week since the earthquake that struck central Morocco in North Africa. To date, more than 2,900 people have died and 50,000 homes have been damaged, making the question of how to rebuild people's lives in the disaster-stricken mountainous area a major issue.
National Former deputy representative appointed as adviser to the prime minister in charge of wage increases and employment
A former member of the House of Councilors of the Democratic Party of the People has been appointed as the prime minister's advisor in charge of wage increases and employment. While there are voices within the Democratic Party of Japan who are hopeful that it will lead to the realization of the party's policies, there are also negative opinions about the possibility of participating in a coalition government.
Japan Rugby National Team squad announced for World Cup 2nd match against England
The Japanese national team, who are playing in the first round of the Rugby World Cup in France, have announced their 23-man squad for the second match against England. Captain Kazuki Himeno, who missed the first game due to injury, returned to the starting lineup.
Bust of "Jagi" completed in birthplace of original author of "Fist of the North Star" Saku Nagano
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the start of serialization of the manga "Fist of the North Star" this year, a statue of "Jagi", known as the villain character, was built in Saku City, Nagano Prefecture, the birthplace of the original author, Buronson. The bust was completed and unveiled.
Kabuki actor Saruo Ichikawa dies at age 83, “Revolutionary child of the Kabuki world”
Ennosuke Ichikawa, the Kabuki actor known as the ``revolutionary child of the Kabuki world'' who breathed new life into the traditional world by creating the ``Super Kabuki'' genre as the third generation Ennosuke Ichikawa, died in Tokyo on the 13th of this month due to irregular heartbeat. He died in Tokyo. He was 83 years old.