Six people arrested for trying to smuggle Japanese seafood products into China, Hong Kong customs
Hong Kong customs arrested six people, including the captain of a fishing boat, for attempting to smuggle Japanese seafood and other products into mainland China.
``I wanted you to see the pictures'' police officer gets punished for selling self-made stickers as a side job
A female police officer in her 30s at the Hyogo Prefectural Police Headquarters was reprimanded by her supervisor for repeatedly doing side jobs such as making stickers for cars and selling them on social media. In total, she earned approximately 1.3 million yen over four years.
Prince Akishino and his wife return from official visit to Vietnam
Prince Akishino and his wife returned home on the evening of the 25th, having been on an official visit to Vietnam, which marked the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Japan.
Prime Minister Kishida advances discussions on wage increases and tax cuts to encourage domestic investment in strategic areas
Regarding economic measures in response to rising prices, Prime Minister Kishida announced his intention to proceed with discussions on tax cuts to encourage wage increases and domestic investment in strategic fields including semiconductors. The plan is to begin full-scale deliberations with the aim of compiling a report by the end of next month, and once it has been formulated, the plan is to immediately begin compiling a supplementary budget bill.
“I have to reduce my working hours because my hourly wage has increased” To counter the “annual income wall”
Prime Minister Kishida has worked to address the so-called "annual income wall," in which people who exceed a certain annual income are no longer eligible for spousal support and have to pay social insurance premiums, reducing their take-home pay. The government has announced that starting next month it will provide companies with subsidies of up to 500,000 yen per employee. Once the annual income barrier is exceeded, some people cut back on their working hours because their take-home pay decreases, and this has been pointed out to be a factor in the labor shortage. Can these concerns be dispelled?
Ukrainian and Russian forces intensifying exchange of drone attacks?
On the 25th, the Ukrainian military announced that one person was injured in a missile and drone attack by the Russian military in the southern Odesa region and other areas. Meanwhile, Russia has also announced that there was an attack by a drone from Ukraine, and it appears that the exchange of drone attacks is intensifying.
KyoAni Incident Trial: Defendant Aoba: ``I worry that it wasn't enough to take my life.''
On the 25th, the trial for the Kyoto Animation arson murder case was held, and the defendant was questioned by the jury on the 25th. When asked about his current feelings, the defendant Shinji Aoba replied, ``I don't want to sacrifice someone's life just because a work was stolen.'' I often worry that it's not worth stealing."
Bank of Japan Governor Ueda “It is important for companies to continue raising wages in order to achieve the price target”
At a press conference on the 25th, Bank of Japan Governor Ueda stated that there is still a long way to go to achieve the price target, which is the prerequisite for changing policy, regarding the current large-scale monetary easing measures. He recognized that it is important for companies to continue raising wages.
Bicycle accidentally enters Metropolitan Expressway, collides with car, man dies Kanagawa
In the early hours of the 25th, a bicycle that appeared to have entered by mistake collided with a car on the Metropolitan Expressway in Yokohama, killing the man driving the bicycle. The collision appears to have occurred near a road junction, and police are investigating the circumstances of the collision in detail.
Decision to start bankruptcy proceedings for Hoyu, which has stopped providing school lunches
Due to the issue of school lunches and dormitory meals being no longer provided across the country, it has been learned that the Hiroshima City company ``Hoyu'', which was providing meals, has received a decision from the Hiroshima District Court to begin bankruptcy proceedings. . The total debt is 1.68 billion yen.
The birth of a new 19-year-old bus driver: What is the solution to the growing shortage of bus drivers?
The person smiling for the camera was 19-year-old bus driver Hayato Fujimori. Since the conditions for obtaining a class 2 license to drive a route bus were relaxed in May last year, teenage drivers like Fujimori have been born. The reason behind this is a lack of manpower. Securing bus drivers is a nationwide issue, and some companies have decided to close their businesses. In order to maintain routes and protect the lives of citizens, bus companies across the region are urgently required to secure drivers.
IAEA general meeting begins; Science and Technology Minister Takaichi gives safety explanation for treated water from nuclear power plants
The annual general meeting of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) has begun in Vienna, where its headquarters are located. While attention is focused on how countries will react to the release of treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Japan's Science and Technology Minister Takaichi is scheduled to give a speech afterwards to explain scientific safety and other issues. .
Johnny's issue "company name" Nippon Television president "reconsider"
In response to Johnny Kitagawa's sexual assault scandal, Nippon Television President Akira Ishizawa has made a written request to Johnny's Office to revise its organization, and has also revealed that he also asked them to reconsider changing the company name. Did.
Men's Basketball B League starts in October; players speak with enthusiasm
An event was held in Tokyo attended by players from 24 teams belonging to B1 of the men's basketball B league, which will begin next month, and players such as Yuki Kawamura, who helped Japan qualify for the Olympics at the World Cup, expressed their enthusiasm for the new season. I spoke.
Tottori specialty “Saijo persimmon” appraisal meeting “High sugar content and sweet taste”
An evaluation meeting was held this year in Hokuei-cho, Tottori Prefecture to examine the quality of Saijo persimmons, a specialty of Tottori, and it was confirmed that the persimmons have a high sugar content and a sweet taste.
The income and expenditure report of the political party branch represented by Mr. Takaichi was corrected.
The party branch of the Liberal Democratic Party, which is represented by Minister for Economic Security and Security, Takaichi, has reported the income and expenditure for a total of 1.5 million yen in grants that were disbursed from the headquarters of the Liberal Democratic Party as income. I found out that the book was edited. In response to an interview, Minister Takaichi's office said, ``We will strengthen our checking system to prevent similar mistakes from occurring in the future.''
Rugby World Cup event where rugby ball-shaped chocolates are made at the venue
In Saint-Etienne, one of the match venues for the Rugby World Cup in France, a local confectionery maker is holding an event to make chocolate in the shape of rugby balls in an effort to liven up the tournament.
Stock prices rise; buybacks of stocks that were sold last week, such as semiconductors
Stock prices rose on the Tokyo stock market on the 25th, the beginning of the week.
Toyako Town, Hokkaido calls for “support by choosing scallops as a return gift”
One month after China suspended imports of Japanese seafood, Toyako Town in Hokkaido, which had been exporting about 80% of the scallops it shipped to China, offered support through having people choose them as return gifts for hometown tax payments. is calling for.
Ritsumeikan member Akio Fukuda announces resignation as public secretary who also serves as city council member
As cases of local assembly members concurrently serving as public secretaries of members of the Diet have come to light one after another, Akio Fukuda, a member of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan who is elected to the Tochigi 2nd Ward of the House of Representatives, has revealed that a local city council member who was employed as a public secretary announced that she had resigned as secretary.
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare officially approves new drug “recanemab” for Alzheimer’s disease
On the 25th, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare officially approved a new drug jointly developed by Japanese and American pharmaceutical companies that directly targets the causative agent of Alzheimer's disease. It is expected that it will be used on patients as early as this year.
Hajime Toyama of the male chorus group “Dark Ducks” dies at the age of 93
Hajime Toyama, a member of the pioneering male chorus group ``Dark Ducks'' and affectionately known as ``Zou-san,'' passed away in September due to chronic heart failure and old age. He was 93 years old.
F1 Japan Grand Prix banners taken away by multiple people without permission Mie
During the F1 Japan Grand Prix, which was held in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture until the 24th, it was discovered that the flags erected at the Suzuka Circuit, the venue, were taken away by multiple people without permission, and the circuit's operating company has decided to take action in the future. We are considering how to respond.
Treated water released for 1 month; Chinese seafood imports suspended; processed foods also affected
The 24th marks one month since the release of treated water accumulated at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant began, and the impact of China, the largest export destination for Japanese seafood products, completely halting imports is affecting the seafood itself. This extends to the export of food products that use marine products as raw materials.
Three collision accidents between LRT and cars occur one after another in about a month; calls for safety confirmation Tochigi
There have been three accidents involving cars colliding with the LRT (a next-generation streetcar) that connects Utsunomiya City in Tochigi Prefecture and the neighboring town of Haga in about a month since its opening in August. On Sunday, we once again called on drivers driving along the railway to thoroughly check their safety.
Ginza luxury watch store robbery case: 18-year-old defendant sentenced to 4 years and 6 months in prison
In May this year, an 18-year-old defendant was charged with robbery and other crimes for being the perpetrator of a robbery in which masked men broke into a luxury watch store in Ginza, Tokyo, and stole approximately 300 million yen. The Tokyo District Court sentenced him to four years and six months in prison, calling it a ``daring, dangerous, and malicious crime.''
Yamaguchi Shimonoseki “Season has arrived” First puffer fish auction
The first auction to herald the arrival of blowfish season was held on the 25th in Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Three people injured in slash attack at commercial facility in Nagaoka, Niigata
According to reports received by the police, two women, one in their 40s and one in their 60s, were slashed with knives at Riverside Chiaki, a commercial facility in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, just after 11 a.m. on the 25th.
Japan-China-South Korea Summit “Proceeding with discussions at the administrative level” Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno
Regarding the resumption of the trilateral summit meeting among Japan, China, and South Korea, China's President Xi Jinping has expressed his intention to welcome the meeting at an appropriate time, and Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno said that it would be meaningful for the leaders to meet together and discuss it. As such, he indicated his intention to proceed with consideration at the administrative level.
Rugby World Cup: Wales first in final T, likely to lose in Australian first round
In the first round of the Rugby World Cup in France, Wales vs. Australia in Pool C, Wales won 40-6, winning their third straight match and being the first to advance to the finals. On the other hand, Australia, a strong team that has won the tournament twice in the past, is likely to be defeated in the first round for the first time.
Acceptance of applications for the “University Entrance Common Test” to be held in January next year begins
Applications for the ``university entrance common test'' to be held in January next year began accepting applications from the 25th.
Ministry of the Environment releases treated water “tritium concentration falls below detection limit for fifth time”
The Ministry of the Environment has been conducting seawater monitoring once a week since the start of the release of treated water accumulated at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and the concentration of tritium at all points has reached the lower detectable limit for the fifth time. The results have been published showing that the
North Korea and South Korea condemn President Yoon’s UN speech, calling it “hysterical”
In response to South Korean President Yoon Seong-yeol's speech at the United Nations General Assembly, in which he criticized the strengthening of military cooperation between Russia and North Korea, North Korea emphasized its stance to strengthen relations with Russia. Then, a state-run news agency published an editorial criticizing the move as ``hysterical.''
International conference begins to discuss realizing a decarbonized society and stable energy procurement
An international conference for cooperation among countries in Asia, the Middle East, and other countries toward the realization of a decarbonized society and stable energy procurement has begun in Tokyo, and the first day, the 25th, will be dedicated to financial support to promote decarbonization in Asia. Discussions will be held on how to do so.
European Soccer Kaoru Mitoma scores 2 goals and contributes to team's victory
On the 24th in the English Premier League, Brighton's Kaoru Mitoma scored two goals in a home match against Bournemouth, helping his team win 3-1.
Baseball Japan national team coach to be unified by Hirokazu Ibata for international tournament in November
Through interviews with people involved, it has been learned that Hirokazu Ibata, who played in professional baseball and Chunichi, will be the manager for the Japan national team at the international baseball tournament to be held in Tokyo in November. Ta.
French troops stationed in West Africa's Niger to be withdrawn by the end of the year, President Macron
French President Macron has announced that he plans to withdraw French troops stationed in Niger, West Africa, by the end of the year.
Prince and Mrs. Akishino visit Vietnam, return to Japan after completing all dates
Prince Akishino and his wife, who are on an official visit to Vietnam, which marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Japan, finished their itinerary by touring some of Vietnam's representative ruins in the central region.
A man riding a bicycle dies after colliding with a car on the Shuto Expressway, possibly due to mistaken entry in Nishi Ward, Yokohama
Early on the 25th, there was an accident in which a bicycle collided with a car on the Metropolitan Expressway in Nishi Ward, Yokohama City, and the man driving the bicycle died. Police believe the bicycle entered the expressway by mistake and are investigating the circumstances.
Bank of Japan Tankan Private Forecast Economic Judgment of Large Companies and Manufacturing Industries Will it Improve for the Second Consecutive Quarter?
Regarding the Bank of Japan's Tankan (Short-term Economic Observation Survey on Enterprises) to be released on the 2nd of next month, private forecasts predict that the economic outlook for large companies and manufacturers will improve for the second consecutive quarter due to factors such as a recovery in automobile production. There are many ways to look at it.
“Ukrainian drone attack on western Russian region” state authorities announced
On the 24th, authorities in Russia's western region bordering Ukraine announced that Ukrainian drone strikes had damaged buildings in the center of the region. There have been a number of attacks on Russian territory and Crimea in southern Ukraine, which Russia unilaterally annexed, and Russia's future response is likely to be the focus.
Government and ruling party to begin full-scale consideration of new economic measures, wage increase support measures, etc.
Regarding new economic measures in response to rising prices, the government and ruling party have decided to begin full-scale deliberations with a view to compiling a report by the end of next month. Discussions are expected to include measures to reduce the burden on household budgets and support measures to raise wages for small and medium-sized enterprises.
NASA recovers capsule to return to Earth to check contents such as asteroid rocks
A capsule from a NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) probe that landed on an asteroid and collected stones, sand, etc. like the Japanese probe "Hayabusa 2" returned to Earth and was recovered in an American desert area. . This is the third mission to return samples such as rocks and sand from an asteroid to Earth, following Japan's Hayabusa and Hayabusa 2.
Kanagawa Mayor Manazuru loses his job in referendum on whether to recall him
A referendum was held on the 24th to ask whether the mayor of Manazuru Town, Kanagawa Prefecture, had illegally copied the electoral roll and used it in elections. The mayor lost his job because of the majority vote.