“Five people detained in Iran released” US government announces
The US government announced that five Americans detained in Iran have been released as a result of negotiations. It will be interesting to see whether the release will lead to progress in negotiations between the two countries towards rebuilding the nuclear agreement, which has been at an impasse.
92 years after the Liuzhao Lake Incident in China, no major anti-Japanese protests were reported.
On the 18th, 92 years since the incident that started the Manchurian Incident, a related ceremony was held in China. It is a day when anti-Japanese sentiment is likely to increase, and demonstrations were feared due to opposition to the discharge of treated water from the Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean, but so far no major protests have been reported.
Rugby World Cup Japan national team Ryohei Yamanaka called up to replace injured Masirewa
The Japan national team, which is currently competing in the Rugby World Cup in France, announced that Ryohei Yamanaka will be called up to replace Semisi Masirewa, who was injured in the match against England on the 17th.
Tenshin Nasukawa wins 3-0 decision in second fight after turning professional boxer
Tenshin Nasukawa, who was known as a kickboxing prodigy, won his second match after turning professional boxing with a 3-0 decision.
[Professional baseball results] Orix wins, magic “4” to victory
Six games were played in professional baseball, and Orix won, making 4 the magic number for the championship.
One person killed while diving off the coast of Iriomote Island, Okinawa, one person missing
Around noon on the 18th, two men who were diving off the coast of Iriomote Island in Okinawa Prefecture were swept away, leaving one dead and the other missing, and the Japan Coast Guard and other authorities are continuing to search for them. .
Atmospheric instability in western and northern Japan; heavy rain in Fukui; watch out for landslides
Due to the influence of fronts and low pressure systems, the atmospheric conditions are extremely unstable over a wide area from western Japan to northern Japan, and it is believed that heavy rain has fallen in Fukui Prefecture. Please be extremely cautious of flooding of low-lying land.
One week after Libyan floods, fears of spread of infectious disease, possibility of land mine washed away
The 18th marks one week since massive flooding occurred in Libya, North Africa. While it is estimated that the number of victims could exceed 20,000, there are also concerns about the spread of infectious diseases due to deteriorating sanitary conditions in the affected areas, and the United Nations has called on the international community to provide further support. I'm calling.
China Imported marine products from Japan last month The amount decreased by more than 67% compared to the same month last year
It turns out that the amount of seafood China imported from Japan last month decreased by more than 67% compared to the same month last year. After the release of treated water accumulated at Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, China completely suspended imports of Japanese seafood, which has had a major impact.
Record heavy rain near Echizen City, Fukui, danger of disaster looming
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, radar analysis indicates that around 80 millimeters of heavy rain fell in the hour up to 6:30 p.m. near Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture. As the danger of a disaster is approaching, the Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a ``record-breaking heavy rain warning'' and is calling for everyone to ensure safety.
Respect for the Aged Day events are being reconsidered in many regions due to increasing number of elderly people, Hiroshima, Fukuyama
On the 18th, Respect for the Aged Day, events celebrating longevity were held across Hiroshima Prefecture. On the other hand, due to factors such as an increase in the number of elderly people, many regions are reconsidering their annual events, such as not holding them this year.
Seven people injured after steel frame falls during stage demolition work for rock band B'z
Early on the 18th, a steel frame fell while dismantling the stage set for a concert by the popular rock band B'z at a dome facility in Fukuoka City, and seven staff members were seriously injured. Police are investigating the details of the accident by interviewing those involved.
Seiji Mataichi dies, former leader of the Social Democratic Party
Seiji Mataichi, a former member of the House of Councilors who served as the leader of the Social Democratic Party, passed away on the 18th. He was 79 years old.
Indonesian high-speed railway ordered by China begins free trial operation nearing completion
After intense competition with Japan, China was awarded the contract to build a high-speed railway in Indonesia, which is nearing completion and has begun free trial operations for the public.
Rugby Japan: Loss caused by “highball” and “lineout” [Explanation]
Former Japanese national team prop Ryo Yamamura pointed out the reason for the defeat against England as ``low response to high balls and poor lineout winning rate.'' In the second round of the Rugby World Cup in France, Japan faced the powerful England team, the runners-up of the previous tournament, and although they were able to catch up to a one-point lead in the second half, they were let go and lost 12-34. Japan had won the World Cup two times before, but this match was not an upset. (Sports News Department reporter Tatsuki Kobayashi)
Attractions at Nagashima Spa Land are temporarily shut down due to lightning?
Just before noon on the 18th, all attractions at the amusement park "Nagashima Spa Land" in Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture were temporarily suspended due to a power outage that was thought to be caused by a lightning strike. The power outage was resolved in about five minutes, and no one riding the attraction was injured or felt unwell.
More than 100 Chinese military aircraft confirmed to be active in Taiwan's surrounding airspace for the first time in 24 hours
According to an announcement by Taiwan's Ministry of Defense, the number of Chinese military aircraft confirmed to be active in the airspace around Taiwan in the 24 hours up to the morning of the 18th exceeded 100 for the first time. Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense called the attack a "destructive act" and called on China to stop it immediately.
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Council to begin full-scale discussions to eliminate the “annual income barrier”
In an effort to eliminate the so-called "annual income wall," the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's council in September proposed a system that would ensure that those who are dependent on their spouse do not have their take-home pay reduced even if their annual income exceeds 1.06 million yen. We plan to begin full-scale discussions on the 21st.
``Rice Paddy Art'' is in full bloom - Painting pictures with the colors of the rice ears Tanabe, Wakayama
In Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, rice field art, which uses the different colors of rice ears to create pictures on fallow fields, is at its peak.
The oldest surfer certified by Guinness shows off his wave riding skills in Makinohara, Shizuoka
On the 18th, Respect for the Aged Day, an 89-year-old man who was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the oldest surfer visited a surfing pool in Makinohara City, Shizuoka Prefecture, and showed off his amazing surfing skills.
Representative of South Korea's largest opposition party who was fasting to criticize the government was transported to hospital
Lee Jae-myung, the leader of South Korea's largest opposition party, had been fasting since the end of last month to criticize the administration, but on the morning of the 18th, he was taken to the hospital because his health condition had deteriorated. The ruling party has criticized the move, saying it has drawn the Diet into a whirlpool of political strife.
Yokohama ramen shop murder case: “Killed with a knife” Relatives of store manager testify
A suspect who was arrested for murdering a 33-year-old manager at a restaurant in Yokohama, an employee and relative of the manager, has reportedly stated that he used a kitchen knife to kill him, according to police. I found this out through an interview with. Police are investigating the relationship between the two in detail.
Services for families without graves are expanding, including “graves” in virtual space
With the declining birthrate and other factors, it is said that an increasing number of families do not have graves because they find it difficult to maintain and manage graves built in cemeteries. Under these circumstances, new services that utilize digital technology are expanding.
North Korea “Kim Kim’s visit to Russia a new turning point”
North Korea announced on the 18th that its leader, Kim Jong Un, completed a series of visits to Russia on the 17th and was on his way back home. North Korea has emphasized that it has "opened up a new turning point in strengthening bilateral relations," and is expected to accelerate the strengthening of ties with Russia, including military cooperation.
Shohei Otani will not accompany the Angels' expedition and will focus on treatment of his right elbow
Shohei Otani of the Major League Angels, who ended this season on the injured list, left the team after the game on the 17th and did not accompany the team on the road trip. He is expected to focus on treatment for his right elbow from now on.
14 environmental activists arrested after painting on famous Brandenburg Gate in Germany
On the 17th, a group of environmental activists sprayed paint at the tourist attraction Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the capital of Germany. Police arrested 14 people and are investigating them on suspicion of vandalism.
Rugby “Himeno Jackal” trending for Japan national team in World Cup 2nd match
At the Rugby World Cup in France, Japan lost to the powerhouse England 12-34 in the second match of the first round. However, captain Kazuki Himeno's signature play ``Jackal'' was successful against the opponent's powerful attack, and words such as ``Himeno's Jackal'' became trending on social media.
Ukrainian army “recaptures villages near fierce battlegrounds in the east” Will the offensive be strengthened?
The Ukrainian military has announced that it has recaptured a new village near the battleground in the east, leading to speculation that the Ukrainian military is intensifying its counteroffensive in the east and south.
[Details] Rugby World Cup Japan loses to England, 1 win, 1 loss
In the second match of the Rugby World Cup in France, Japan played against England, the runner-up of the previous tournament, and lost 12-34, leaving the team with one win and one loss in the first round.
How local governments should prepare for major disasters: Learning from Sendai City officials Yokohama
An initiative was held at a university in Yokohama to share the experiences of Sendai City employees at the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake and use them to prepare for the next disaster.
Libyan floods: more than 20,000 victims expected; rescue and support slow
The 18th marks one week since massive flooding occurred in Libya, North Africa. The mayor of the area that suffered the most damage said that approximately 8,000 people were killed and that the number of victims could rise to more than 20,000, but rescue and search efforts were hampered by accumulated mud. The ship is having a difficult time, and the full extent of the damage is still unknown.
New species of Peruvian ``emperor shrimp'' that lives in hot springs discovered, investigated by Hiroshima University and others
An investigation by an international research group including Hiroshima University has revealed that a type of crustacean known as the "emperor's shrimp" since ancient times in Peru, South America, is a new species. Researchers are paying attention to the unique ecology of this new species of green shrimp, which lives in hot springs and can survive at water temperatures of over 50 degrees Celsius.
Heat stroke warning alert for Gunma prefecture and Okinawa main island as unseasonable heat continues
It is expected to be sunny and warm on the 18th, mainly on the Pacific side, with some places experiencing extreme heat with temperatures exceeding 35 degrees Celsius. Please take measures such as drinking water regularly even if you are not thirsty.
The ``Japan's Largest Pumpkin Competition'' was held on Shodoshima in Kagawa Prefecture, where participants compete to see who can make the largest pumpkins, weighing hundreds of kilograms.