Linear rain belt occurs in Nara and Wakayama prefectures, increasing disaster risk
At 10 p.m. on the 21st, the Japan Meteorological Agency announced ``information regarding significant heavy rain,'' stating that a linear precipitation belt has formed in Nara and Wakayama prefectures, and extremely heavy rain continues to fall in the same areas. A "linear precipitation belt" is a phenomenon in which developed cumulonimbus clouds form a band and bring 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 ensure their safety.
Nagorno-Karabakh military operation Azerbaijan declares victory
Azerbaijani President Aliyev declared victory in a military operation launched by the Azerbaijani army in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory with neighboring Armenia. On the ground, it is said that disarmament of the Armenian side will proceed.
Missile attacks hit various locations in Ukraine, many injured, including children
On the 21st, large-scale missile attacks by the Russian military occurred in various parts of Ukraine, leaving many injured, including children, in the capital, Kiiv.
There was a time when I continued to live in my car... How do you secure housing for elderly people living alone?
As the number of elderly people living alone is increasing, there are many cases in which people are refused entry into rental housing, and a national committee is currently discussing the best way to provide support. He presented a draft plan that would include improving the environment to make it easier to rent out homes.
Increase in freelance accidents. What are the remaining issues with mandatory safety measures in the workplace?
Regarding freelancers who are not required to take safety measures in the workplace, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has decided to subject freelancers to the Industrial Safety and Health Act, which stipulates safety measures in the workplace, due to a series of accidents during work. The same safety training as those given to workers who have been hired will now be required.
Atmospheric instability over a wide area; heavy rain possible into early morning tomorrow
Due to the effects of the low pressure system accompanying the front, atmospheric conditions have become unstable over a wide area from western Japan to northern Japan, and heavy rain is falling in areas such as Tohoku and Hokuriku. There is a risk of heavy rain accompanied by thunder in the Sea of Japan side of eastern Japan and Tohoku through the late night of the 21st, and in the Kinki, Tokai, and Kanto-Koshin regions into the early hours of the 22nd, so please be extremely cautious of landslides.
298 people nationwide complain of symptoms after eating bento from Ekiben manufacturer in Aomori Public health center
People who have eaten bento boxes from Yoshidaya, an ekiben manufacturer in Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture, have been complaining of feeling unwell one after another. At least 298 people across the country have complained of symptoms, and public health centers are continuing to investigate the cause. Checking it up.
PFAS blood concentration approximately 2.3 times higher than national survey detected in Tokyo Tama area
Regarding PFAS, which contains chemicals that have been pointed out to be harmful by some, experts conducted blood tests on residents in the Tama area of Tokyo and found that the average blood concentration was approximately 2.3 times higher than in a national survey. We have announced the results of the detection.
Caution: “Don’t put your face in the coffin” - fatal accident due to CO2 poisoning
The Consumer Affairs Agency and other authorities are warning people not to put their faces into the coffin when saying goodbye to the deceased, as there have been deaths that are believed to have been caused by carbon dioxide poisoning caused by the dry ice used to keep the deceased in the coffin. I'm calling.
Chairman of the Japan Federation of Commercial Broadcasting Corporations “Reflects without recognizing serious human rights violations” Sexual assault issue
In response to the issue of Johnny Kitagawa's sexual assault, Ryunosuke Endo, chairman of the Japan Federation of Commercial Broadcasters, said, ``It is true that the media, including commercial broadcasters, did not sufficiently recognize that this was a serious violation of human rights, and we must reflect on this.'' "It must be done," he said.
Tokyo Game Show opens with record number of over 700 companies exhibiting
The Tokyo Game Show opened on the 21st, with more than 700 companies exhibiting their latest games and peripheral products, a record number. This year, with the spread of e-sports, where competitive games are played, we are seeing a noticeable increase in the entry of companies from other industries.
Tokyo District Court decides to grant Garshi bail, bail money already paid
The Tokyo District Court has decided to grant bail to former House of Councilors member Garthy, who is accused of repeatedly threatening celebrities and others on a video posting site. Her bail is 30 million yen, which has already been paid. She will be released on bail unless prosecutors file an appeal.
“Crypto assets stolen by North Korea could be laundered in Russia?” US analysis company
An American crypto asset analysis company has revealed that it has discovered that North Korea transferred some of the crypto assets stolen in a cyberattack this year, worth $21.9 million, to a Russian exchange. . It points out that the two countries are cooperating in money laundering in cyberspace, posing a security threat.
Nippon Television to make “Studio Ghibli” a subsidiary
Nippon Television announced that it will make Studio Ghibli, which produces works by director Hayao Miyazaki, a subsidiary.
Major memory semiconductor maker Kioxia to offer early retirement for the first time as business performance continues to deteriorate
KIOXIA Holdings, the world's leading manufacturer of memory semiconductors, has decided to solicit early retirement for the first time since its inception, as its business performance continues to deteriorate due to a drop in demand.
18 people in Fukuoka Prefecture suspected of food poisoning after eating bento from Aomori Ekiben manufacturer
People who have eaten bento boxes from Yoshidaya, an ekiben manufacturer in Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture, have been complaining of poor health one after another, and at least 18 people in Fukuoka Prefecture who purchased the bento boxes are suspected of having food poisoning. I understand that.
Gasoline price falls for second consecutive week due to subsidy expansion, 182 yen per liter
The national average retail price of regular gasoline as of the 19th was 182 yen per liter, falling for the second consecutive week.
News distribution article usage fee Extremely low unit price may violate antitrust laws
The Fair Trade Commission has compiled an investigation into the actual state of transactions between media such as newspaper companies and operators of news portal sites and apps such as Yahoo. It has been pointed out that the unit price of article usage fees varies by about 5 times depending on the operator, and that unilaterally setting a significantly lower unit price may violate the Antimonopoly Act.
Ministry of the Environment releases treated water “tritium concentration falls below detection limit for fourth time”
After the release of treated water from TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant began, the Ministry of the Environment has been monitoring seawater once a week, and as before, the concentration of tritium was found at all points. announced that it had fallen below the lower detectable limit.
"Japan Mobility Show" to be held next month with record number of over 400 companies participating
The Japan Mobility Show, which will be held for the first time in four years starting next month, will be attended by more than 400 companies and organizations, the largest number ever, and the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association will exhibit not only cars but also a variety of future transportation methods. I am planning to do so.
Seiichi Uchikawa, the leading batter in Central and Pacific, will retire from active duty, playing in Oita this season
Seiichi Uchikawa, who has won the title of leading batter in both the Central and Pacific leagues of professional baseball and is playing this season for the Oita B-Rings of the independent professional baseball league, has announced that he will retire from active duty at the end of this season. did.
DeNA Kazuya Fujita to retire from active duty at the end of this season
Kazuya Fujita, the 41-year-old player who was the oldest member of the DeNA professional baseball team and contributed to Japan's No. 1 team as a mainstay during the Rakuten era, will retire at the end of this season.
Japanese man urges China to “criminal detention” and “early release” Chief Cabinet Secretary
Regarding the fact that a Japanese male employee of a major pharmaceutical company has been placed in "criminal detention" by Chinese authorities since this month and is being investigated as a spying incident, Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno will continue to urge his early release through various levels and opportunities. I showed my thoughts.
Evacuation order given to 42 households in Monzen area of Oga, Akita
Oga City, Akita Prefecture, issued an evacuation order to 42 households and 92 people in the Monzen area at 1:10 p.m., citing the risk of landslides occurring due to heavy rain. The information is level 4 of the five alert levels, and everyone is urged to evacuate from dangerous areas.
Former medical director of National Cancer Center Hospital East arrested on suspicion of bribery Metropolitan Police Department
A doctor who worked at the National Cancer Center East Hospital in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, which plays a central role in cancer research in the country, allegedly received approximately 1.7 million yen in cash in exchange for using medical equipment from a Tokyo manufacturer in surgeries. , was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department on suspicion of bribery, it was learned through interviews with investigators.
Tokyo Adjusts Issuance of Influenza Epidemic Alert, September is Unusual
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is coordinating an "epidemic advisory" for influenza to be issued on the 21st, as there is a possibility that the epidemic will spread further in the future. According to officials, it would be unusual if a warning were issued in September.
Group home management company for people with disabilities audited over suspicion of excessive collection of food costs
A company that operates group homes for people with disabilities in Aichi Prefecture and other areas is suspected of collecting from users an amount that exceeds the actual cost of ingredients for meals provided at the facility, contrary to national standards. I found out that the prefecture had audited it.
Monetary policy meeting starts today, focusing on the direction of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy
The Bank of Japan will hold a monetary policy meeting for two days starting on the 21st. With the yen depreciating in the foreign exchange market due to expectations that monetary tightening in the United States will be prolonged, the focus will be on what message the Bank of Japan will give regarding the direction of its policy.
Nagano Omachi Missing 16-year-old female high school student unable to connect to mobile phone
Police have learned that the mobile phone of a 16-year-old high school girl from Omachi City, Nagano Prefecture, who has been missing since late last month, has been unreliable. Police have released photographs and are appealing for information.
Big Motor: 5 stores in Fukuoka prefecture raided for suspected property damage
The Fukuoka Prefectural Police Headquarters raided five stores in the prefecture on the morning of the 21st due to a problem with trees in front of used car sales company "Big Motor" stores dying in various locations. .
US-Israel summit meeting, discussion on normalizing diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia
US President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu met and exchanged views on normalizing diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia, with which Israel has long been in conflict.
Long-term interest rates rise to 0.745%, the first level in 10 years since September 2013
In the bond market on the 21st, the selling of Japanese government bonds intensified, and long-term interest rates hit 0.745% in the morning, the lowest level in 10 years since September 2013. On the 20th, participants at a meeting of the Federal Reserve System (Fed) expressed expectations that monetary tightening in the United States would be prolonged based on the outlook for policy interest rates, and long-term interest rates in the United States would be expected to remain unchanged for approximately 15 years. It has risen to the highest level in 10 months. In response to this, upward pressure on interest rates is increasing in Japan's bond market, with the view that even if long-term interest rates rise further, it will be difficult for the Bank of Japan to take measures to contain them.
Toshiba TOB announcement announced; application rate was approximately 78%; delisting expected within the year
Toshiba announced that the TOB (TOB) is a tender offer for shares that aims to take the company's shares private with the aim of stabilizing its management, and that the TOB has been completed with approximately 78% of applicants. One of the leading companies in Japan's manufacturing industry will reach a major turning point in its management, as it is expected to be delisted within the year.
Ukrainian military announces missile attack on Russian military headquarters in Crimea
The Ukrainian military announced that it had fired a missile at the headquarters of the Russian Navy in Crimea, a region unilaterally annexed by Russia. As it continues its counteroffensive with the aim of regaining territory, it is increasing its attacks in Crimea.
Tohoku Shinkansen resumes operation; some trains on the Tokyo-Morioka up and down lines are delayed
According to JR, operation of the Tohoku Shinkansen was suspended on the up and down lines between Omiya Station and Sendai Station due to unusual noises, but operations resumed before 9 a.m., and operations on the up and down lines between Tokyo Station and Morioka Station were suspended. This means that some trains on the up and down lines are delayed.
Prime Minister Kishida is determined to reform the United Nations and also indicates a plan to seriously consider economic measures
Prime Minister Kishida held a press conference in New York, where he was visiting, and emphasized his determination to reform the United Nations, saying that now is the time when the rule of law is being shaken by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. He also indicated that he would instruct his relevant ministers to compile economic measures in response to rising prices and other issues in the first half of next week, and that consideration would begin in earnest.
Shuto Expressway trailer catches fire; driver ejects and dies after being run over by truck
In the early hours of the 21st, a trailer driver who was involved in a solo accident on the Metropolitan Expressway in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, got out of his car and was run over and killed by a truck coming from behind. However, there is also information that another car left the scene after hitting the man, and police are investigating the possibility of a hit-and-run.
[Breaking news] U.S. Federal Reserve decides to postpone interest rate hike in NY market as yen weakens and stock prices fall
The Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, held a meeting to decide on monetary policy and decided not to raise interest rates on the 20th. At the same time, participants' forecasts for policy interest rates were announced, with one more rate hike expected within the year. We will provide you with up-to-date information on developments such as announcements and exchange rate trends. (Japan time notation)
Heavy rain expected tomorrow in Tohoku and western Japan; beware of flooding and landslides
Rain clouds are developing locally in western and eastern Japan due to warm, humid air flowing toward the front extending from the low pressure system. As a low pressure system and front pass through the area through the 22nd, there is a risk of heavy rain from Tohoku to western Japan, and people should be on guard against flooding and landslides.
UK announces deadline to ban sales of new cars including gasoline cars to be pushed back by 5 years
The British government has announced that it will review its approach to combating global warming and postpone the deadline for banning the sale of new cars, including gasoline-powered cars, from 2030 to 2035. Although the move is said to be aimed at reducing the burden on the people, it has also been criticized for setting back measures to combat global warming.
President Zelensky attends Security Council meeting, exchanges accusations with Russian foreign minister
A summit meeting was held at the United Nations Security Council regarding the situation in Ukraine, and Ukrainian President Zelenskiy harshly criticized Russia, which continues its military invasion, calling it ``a terrorist state seeking to undermine all international norms.'' In response, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov responded by saying, ``The West's support for Ukraine is increasing the risk of global conflict,'' leading to an exchange of criticism.
Nagorno-Karabakh Armenian side “effectively defeated”; over 200 dead?
Azerbaijan's military launched a military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed area with neighboring Armenia, and the Armenian side, which had been backed by Russia, accepted disarmament on the ground and was effectively defeated. Meanwhile, the death toll from the attack was reported to have exceeded 200, significantly higher than originally announced.