Caricature of Yamanaka added to Rugby World Cup campsite gallery
In Toulouse, which is the base camp location for the Japanese national team during the Rugby World Cup in France, a gallery in the city where caricatures of players are displayed has been added to the artwork of newly recruited player Ryohei Yamanaka, enlivening the mood of support. .
South Korea holds first military parade in 10 years to strengthen deterrence against North Korea
A military parade was held in the center of Seoul, South Korea for the first time in 10 years, demonstrating the government's stance on strengthening deterrence in response to North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.
Tokyo to improve procedures after receiving 5,000 yen benefit to those under 18 due to ``complicated application''
In response to complaints that the application process for the Tokyo metropolitan government's new system, which provides 5,000 yen per month to those under 18, is complicated, the metropolitan government will conduct a survey of applicants next month. We have implemented a policy to improve procedures.
Hirokazu Ibata, manager of Japan national team, accepts request to take office for November's international baseball tournament
On the 26th, officials from the Japanese national team requested Hirokazu Ibata, who had been considered as a candidate to be the manager of the Japan national team for the international baseball tournament to be held in Tokyo in November, to assume the position, and he received informal consent. This was discovered through interviews with the people involved.
Is “requiring surgery to change gender on family register” unconstitutional? Argument at Supreme Court on 27th
In order to change the gender on the family register, people with gender identity disorder must undergo surgery to eliminate their reproductive ability, but the Supreme Court decided on the 27th to decide whether this requirement violates the constitution. Open the hearing argument. The Supreme Court has so far ruled that this requirement is ``constitutional,'' but it is possible that it will issue a new constitutional judgment based on the arguments.
NHK news bureau reporter suspected of fraudulent expense claims; third-party committee set up to investigate
We received information that a reporter from the NHK news bureau was making fraudulent claims for expenses, and upon investigation, we found that there was a strong suspicion that personal meals and drinks were included. NHK has set up a third-party committee consisting of external experts to proceed with the investigation.
High-ranking foreign ministry officials from Japan, China and South Korea agree to hold trilateral summit meeting as soon as possible
High-level officials from the foreign ministries of Japan, China, and South Korea held talks in Seoul, and agreed to hold a trilateral summit meeting as soon as possible, which had not been held for four years. According to Korean media, prior to the summit, arrangements are being made to hold a foreign ministers' meeting of the three countries this November.
An envelope containing 500,000 yen arrives at a nursery school in Osaka, with a mark that appears to be the Hanshin logo
A daycare center in Osaka's Nishinari Ward received an anonymous envelope containing 500,000 yen in cash with a mark that appears to be the logo of professional baseball team Hanshin, which the daycare center hopes will be used to purchase toys.
“We will be in trouble if the store closes…” “Weak shoppers” are on the rise in cities as well.
``This supermarket is a big part of my life, and I will be in trouble if it closes.'' Supermarkets that are supposed to be a familiar presence are closing one after another. The reason behind this is a decline in the number of users due to factors such as a declining population. Nowadays, the number of people who are vulnerable to shopping due to supermarket closures is increasing not only in rural areas but also in urban areas.
Found not guilty in accident trial, license revoked, second trial ruled invalid Fukuoka
A woman who was found not guilty on charges of seriously injuring a man when she crashed a moped into a moped while driving a light truck in Fukuoka City six years ago said it was unfair that her driver's license was revoked. In the case that he appealed to, the Fukuoka High Court, which held the second instance, issued a judgment following the first instance, invalidating the action taken by Fukuoka Prefecture to revoke his driver's license.
TV Asahi president requests Johnny & Associates to consider changing company name
In response to Johnny Kitagawa's sexual assault scandal, TV Asahi's president Hiroshi Shinozuka announced that he has requested his agency to consider changing its name, compensate victims, and take thorough measures to prevent recurrence. did.
Eli Lilly applies for approval from the government for new drug for Alzheimer's disease
American pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly has announced that it has applied for national approval for a new drug it is developing for Alzheimer's disease.
Hitachi will allow dealers to specify prices for some products “Review of price reductions” spreads
There is a growing movement among electronics manufacturers to reconsider the decline in prices of home appliances. Following Panasonic, Hitachi also announced that it would begin a transaction method for some new products that would allow retailers to specify prices.
Expert meeting to summarize regional environmental conservation discussions on the Linear Chuo Shinkansen
A national panel of experts, which has been discussing regional environmental conservation regarding JR Tokai's Linear Chuo Shinkansen, for which Shizuoka Prefecture has not approved the start of construction, has decided to finalize the measures that JR should take. We have decided to compile a summary. However, Shizuoka Prefecture says that further discussions with JR are necessary.
Report of ``vessel emitting black smoke and flames'' off the coast of Niijima, Tokyo; one person rescued nearby
On the afternoon of the 26th, a high-speed boat sailing off the coast of Niijima, Tokyo, discovered a small, burning vessel and rescued one man. Since the man is unable to speak, the Japan Coast Guard is rushing to confirm the situation.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi included in President Xi Jinping's attendance at APEC Summit
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that he hopes to play a constructive role in the success of the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Council) summit to be held in the United States in November, hinting at President Xi Jinping's attendance. I did.
“Hair in sushi” Suspect arrested for lying and stealing money
A 28-year-old suspect was arrested for allegedly defrauding a restaurant of more than 5,000 yen by lying that there was hair in the sushi he purchased and demanding a refund from the restaurant. In response to the investigation, he admitted to the charges, saying, ``I did a few similar things because I wanted money.''
High school student arrested for slashing 3 people in Niigata Nagaoka ``I thought I was going to kill someone''
On the 25th, an 18-year-old high school suspect who was arrested in an incident at a commercial facility in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, in which three people, a customer and an employee, were slashed with a kitchen knife and suffered minor injuries, said, ``I was trying to kill someone.'' In an interview with investigators, it was learned that he had said, "I thought so." Police are investigating the details of how the knife was purchased at the facility just before the incident.
Yen market price falls to 149 yen level, renewing the lowest yen level since October last year
At the Tokyo foreign exchange market on the 26th, the yen exchange rate fell to the 149 yen level to the dollar, marking the lowest yen level since October last year. While the Bank of Japan maintained its large-scale monetary easing policy on the 22nd of this month, there is a growing awareness of the widening interest rate differential between Japan and the United States due to the view that monetary tightening in the United States will be prolonged, and the yen is being sold to buy the dollar, which offers higher yields. There is a movement to buy.
“Two wounded soldiers from Ukraine accepted into Self-Defense Forces hospital” Defense Minister Kihara
Defense Minister Kihara announced that two Ukrainian soldiers injured in a Russian attack were admitted to a Self-Defense Forces hospital.
Japan Basketball National Team Yudai Baba joins B1 Nagasaki “I can grow the most”
Japan representative Yudai Baba will be joining the Nagasaki Veruca, which was promoted to B1 for the first time in the men's basketball B League.Baba said at a press conference held in Nagasaki, ``I want to be the best for the Paris Olympics.'' "I chose this team because I thought it was a team that I could grow into. I want to work towards helping the team win," he said with enthusiasm.
Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Nishimura: ``The misunderstanding is not my intention'' Return donations from public works contractors
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Nishimura said that the Liberal Democratic Party branch, which he represents, had received a 100,000 yen donation from a medical corporation that undertakes national business on the day the House of Representatives election was announced a year ago. It was my intention not to receive the money,'' he said, and clarified that he had returned the money.
Shohei Ohtani's free agency: Trout: ``Ultimately it's his decision''
Trout, who has won season MVP (Most Valuable Player) for the Major League Angels three times, said of Shohei Ohtani, who will become a free agent after this season, ``It was an unbelievable season. We'll talk about it, but ultimately it's his decision."
“Myna Points 2nd round” application deadline approaches, be careful of fraudulent emails etc.
As the application deadline for the second round of Myna Points, which gives you up to 20,000 yen worth of points, approaches at the end of September, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications is attempting to trick you into giving your credit card number and personal information by making it look like you are applying for points. We urge people to be careful about fraudulent emails and fake websites.
Prime Minister instructs cabinet to compile new economic measures by mid-October
On the 26th, Prime Minister Kishida instructed his cabinet to compile new economic measures in response to rising prices by the end of next month. The government and ruling party will begin deliberations in earnest regarding tax cuts to encourage corporate wage increases and domestic investment in strategic fields such as semiconductors.
Some of the returned 14-karat gold member badges turned out to be replicas at the Fukui Prefectural Assembly
It has been revealed that some of the 14-karat gold badges lent to prefectural assembly members by Fukui Prefecture and returned to them upon retirement were gold-plated replicas. It appears that the replica was returned to prevent it from being lost.
South Korean President: ``If we use nuclear weapons, we will end the North's regime,'' emphasizing Japan-U.S.-South Korea cooperation
At a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the military, South Korean President Yoon Seong-yeol gave a speech saying, ``If the North uses nuclear weapons, we will end the North's regime through an overwhelming response from the South Korea-U.S. alliance.'' He emphasized that security cooperation between the United States and South Korea will enhance deterrence against North Korea.
FTC conducts on-site inspection of furniture wholesale company suspected of violating antitrust law
On the 26th, the Fair Trade Commission suspected a furniture wholesale company headquartered in Okawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture of violating the Antimonopoly Act by asking retail stores not to sell foreign brand chairs at reduced prices. It was learned through interviews with the people involved that an on-site inspection was conducted.
64 years after the Ise Bay Typhoon, memorial service held in Nagoya “Don’t let the lessons fade”
The 26th marks 64 years since the Isewan Typhoon, which killed more than 5,000 people. A memorial service was held in Nagoya, where many of the victims were killed.
Hokuriku Shinkansen begins test run of commercial vehicle "W7 series" between Kanazawa and Tsuruga
Following the test run the other day, test runs using commercial vehicles began on the 26th between Kanazawa Station on the Hokuriku Shinkansen, which will open next March, and Tsuruga Station in Fukui Prefecture.
House burnt down in Miyakojima, Okinawa; two bodies found in the ruins
Late on the night of the 25th, there was a fire in Miyakojima City, Okinawa Prefecture, where the main building and outbuildings of a house were completely destroyed, and two bodies were found in the burnt remains of the main building. Two of the four people who lived in the house have been unable to be contacted, and police are working to confirm their identities.
Amazon partners with U.S.-based AI startup to invest up to $4 billion
As the race to develop generative AI accelerates, American IT giant Amazon announced that it will partner with an American generative AI startup and invest up to $4 billion. It seems that the aim is to compete with Microsoft and Google, which are leading in this field.
“Russian military systematically tortures people in southern Ukraine and other areas” United Nations Commission of Inquiry
Regarding the human rights situation in Ukraine, where Russia continues to invade the country, a United Nations commission of inquiry has reported that torture was being systematically carried out in the southern region, which continues to be occupied by Russian forces.
North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly convenes today, all eyes are on whether General Secretary Kim will give a speech
North Korea has announced that it will convene the Supreme People's Assembly, which is made up of representatives from various regions, on the 26th. The meeting, which will be the first since January, is expected to discuss agricultural issues and personnel affairs, and attention is on whether Kim Jong-un, the country's leader who visited Russia for the first time in four years, will attend and give a speech. .
Measures against “annual income wall” to be implemented from October; drastic review of system to be considered
In order to eliminate the so-called "annual income wall," the government will implement measures starting next month, such as providing subsidies to companies that work to ensure that their take-home pay does not decrease even if their employees' annual income exceeds a certain level. I am. However, given that there have been concerns about fairness, we plan to consider a fundamental review of the system in the future.
Full-scale deliberations on new economic measures aimed at formulation by October
On the 26th, Prime Minister Kishida instructed relevant ministers to formulate new economic measures centered on measures to address rising prices, and plans to begin full-scale deliberations with the aim of formulating them within next month. The focus will be on the effectiveness of the measures, including tax cuts, as well as the timing of the submission of the supporting supplementary budget bill to the Diet.
Nissan plans to make all new cars sold in Europe EV by 2030
In Europe, where regulations on engine vehicles are becoming more and more stringent, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has announced that all new cars it sells by 2030 will be EVs.
``Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet commander dies'' Ukrainian military claims
The Ukrainian military has claimed that the commander of the Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet has been killed as a result of an attack on southern Crimea, which Russia has unilaterally annexed. In response, Russian media have negatively reported the claim that the commander was killed, calling it "false information."
Yahoo! News Distribution Review and consideration of contract details In response to findings from the Fair Trade Commission
IT giant Yahoo has been criticized in a report compiled by the Fair Trade Commission regarding the distribution of news articles, saying it may have a "superior position" over newspapers and other media. We have announced that we will continue to consider this, including reviewing the terms of our contracts with media.