Rugby World Cup Japan national team practices for match against Argentina on October 8th
On September 30th, the Japanese national team, who are currently participating in the Rugby World Cup in France, held their first practice since the match against Samoa, in preparation for the match against Argentina, which will be the team's most important match in the hopes of advancing to the first round. Japan defeated Samoa on September 29th Japan time, bringing their record to date to 2 wins and 1 loss, and will face Argentina on October 8th in a bid to advance to the first round.
Doctors increasingly use smartphone apps for “prescription” and “treatment support apps”
The use of ``treatment support apps,'' which allow doctors to ``prescribe'' smartphone apps and link them to patient treatment, is beginning to spread. The company that developed the government-approved ``treatment support app'' for hypertension has released data analyzing its effectiveness on patients who actually used it, and claims that it has been shown to be effective in lowering blood pressure in a wide range of age groups. .
Russia signs presidential order to conscript 130,000 new soldiers, including 4 unilaterally annexed states
Russian President Vladimir Putin, who continues his military invasion of Ukraine, has signed an executive order to conscript 130,000 new soldiers starting next month. For the first time, residents of the occupied territories of four Ukrainian oblasts that Russia unilaterally annexed will be subject to military conscription, and Russia is attempting to further turn its control into a fait accompli.
Western to Northern Japan Atmosphere unstable until tomorrow, be careful of lightning strikes and gusts of wind
Atmospheric conditions are expected to become extremely unstable over a wide area from the afternoon of September 30th to October 1st due to the effects of moist air flowing toward fronts and low pressure systems and cold air in the upper atmosphere. The Japan Meteorological Agency is warning people to be careful about lightning, tornadoes, strong gusts of wind, and sudden heavy rain.
Two typhoons in September, the lowest number since statistics began, Japan Meteorological Agency ``Don't let your guard down in October''
On the 30th, Typhoon No. 14 occurred in the east of the Philippines, but there were only two typhoons in September, the lowest number of typhoons in September since the Japan Meteorological Agency began keeping statistics in 1951. Ta. The Japan Meteorological Agency says, ``There is a possibility that a typhoon will form in October and approach Japan, so please do not let your guard down.''
Linear precipitation belt World average temperature rises by about 1 degree and becomes 1.3 times higher than current level Estimated
As the effects of global warming have been pointed out as being behind the record-breaking heavy rains that have occurred one after another in various parts of the world, it has become clear that if the global average temperature rises by 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels, or about 1 degree Celsius higher than today, linear precipitation will occur. Estimated calculations by the Japan Meteorological Agency's Meteorological Research Institute and other organizations have revealed that the number of occurrences of such storms could increase by approximately 1.3 times. Experts have pointed out that, ``As global warming progresses, the frequency of heavy rainfall like linear rain bands will increase, which could increase the risk of floods and landslides.''
Ceremony commemorating the 110th anniversary of the birth of female university students at Tohoku University, Princess Kako also attended
A ceremony commemorating the 110th anniversary of the birth of Japan's first female university student was held at Tohoku University, with Prince and Princess Akishino's second daughter Yoshiko in attendance.
More than 900 dead in dengue fever outbreak in Bangladesh, worst ever
Bangladesh is currently experiencing a dengue fever epidemic, the worst on record, with over 900 deaths. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever are on the rise due to climate change.
Russia “defense spending 1.7 times higher in 2024” likely to continue military invasion?
The Russian government has announced a budget proposal that will increase defense spending for next year, 2024, by 1.7 times compared to this year. Defense spending as a percentage of GDP (gross domestic product) is expected to be 6%, likely in anticipation of the continuation of the military invasion of Ukraine.
Actinidia matatabi in cats “Non-addictive and non-toxic” Research group including Iwate University
A research group such as Iwate University, which is studying the relationship between cats and the plant Actinidia, has announced that it has been found that even if cats continue to smell Actinidia, it is not addictive and is not toxic to the body. Then, we developed a spray that extracted ingredients from Actinidia that cats react to.
Beer-based beverages Tax rate revision on October 1st “Beer” ↓ “Third beer” ↑
The tax rate for beer-based beverages will be revised on October 1st. While the tax rate for "beer" will be lowered, the tax rate for "third beer" will be raised, reducing the difference by about half.
Blue Jays Yusei Kikuchi wins 11th victory, valuable victory heading into the playoffs
Pitcher Yusei Kikuchi of the Major League Baseball Blue Jays started the game against the Rays held in his home base of Toronto on the 29th, and although he gave up 3 runs, with the support of the batting line, he won his 11th victory and helped his team advance to the playoffs. It brought us a valuable victory.
Third-party committee launches investigation into problematic behavior at Rikkyo University baseball club
The university has announced that it will establish a third-party committee to investigate the Rikkyo University baseball team's problematic behavior, including an upperclassman chipping a lowerclassman's tooth.
China's manufacturing industry business confidence index improves, with signs of recovery in production and orders
China's manufacturing industry business confidence index in September exceeded 50, a benchmark for determining economic conditions, for the first time in six months, as production and new orders showed signs of recovery.
Monkeys appear in houses and gardens, injuring 4-year-old and 5-year-old boys in Nakagawa, Fukuoka
On the morning of the 30th, a monkey appeared in a residential area in Nakagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture, and two boys, ages 4 and 5, were bitten and injured one after the other. Police are calling for caution.
One year since Russia declared unilateral annexation of four Ukrainian oblasts
Russian President Vladimir Putin released a video message on the 30th, marking one year since he unilaterally declared the annexation of four eastern and southern regions of Ukraine, which continues to be invaded militarily. We are citizens, and we will face any hardships,'' he said, once again justifying the annexation and emphasizing the idea of strengthening control as part of Russia. While the Ukrainian military is intensifying its counteroffensive with the goal of reclaiming territory, the Putin administration is attempting to further turn its rule into a fait accompli in the occupied territories, including by pushing ahead with activities that it calls elections.
Former gang leader arrested and charged in connection with shooting of rapper ``2PAC'' 27 years ago
Local police have arrested and charged a former Los Angeles gang leader with murder in the 1996 shooting death of legendary American hip-hop rapper 2PAC in Las Vegas. announced.
Only 40% of national universities check history of punishments such as sexual violence when hiring faculty
The country's first survey of national universities' measures to prevent sexual violence found that only 40% of universities check the history of punishment for sexual violence when hiring faculty.
Heavy rains in eastern US, prompting calls for rescue, subway services suspended in central New York
Heavy rain has caused heavy rain in the eastern United States, and even in Manhattan, in central New York, water has accumulated in subway stations, causing suspension of service on many subway lines. New York state and other states have declared states of emergency and are calling for caution.
Hong Kong Mid-Autumn Festival ``Fire Dragon Dance'' held for the first time in 4 years
In Hong Kong, a festival called the ``Fire Dragon Dance'' was held for the first time in four years on the 29th, the day of the Mid-Autumn Festival, which is the 15th night in Japan.In Hong Kong, a festival called the ``Fire Dragon Dance'' was held for the first time in four years, in which dragons made of straw and countless incense sticks were paraded through the city.
Rugby World Cup: New Zealand defeats Italy
In the first round of the Rugby World Cup in France, between New Zealand and Italy in Pool A, New Zealand, who have won the tournament the past three times, won the tournament with a landslide score of 96-17.
Shohei Otani becomes the best-selling uniform of the season in Major League Baseball, becoming the first Japanese player to do so.
Major League Baseball's best-selling uniform this season has been announced, with Angels forward Shohei Ohtani taking first place for the first time. According to the Major League Baseball Organization, this is the first time that uniforms for Japanese players have topped the sales list.
An exhibition to learn about life from the Jomon to Edo periods through human bones The University of Tokyo
An exhibition is being held at the University of Tokyo to learn about people's physiques and lifestyles from the Jomon period to the Edo period, based on their bones.
Mother of 3-year-old child dies in Abiko, Chiba: ``I wrapped her in a futon almost every day.''
A 27-year-old mother who was arrested in Abiko City, Chiba Prefecture for allegedly killing her 3-year-old son by wrapping him in a futon has been found to have made a statement to the effect that ``I wrapped my son in a futon almost every day.'' This was discovered through interviews with the people involved.
``No Longer Human'' motif: Osamu Dazai's letter telling about his hospital stay found
For the first time, a letter written by Masuji Ibuse, Dazai's mentor, to another writer about his stay in a psychiatric ward, which became the motif for Osamu Dazai's masterpiece ``No Longer Human,'' has been discovered. It describes what happened at the time, such as ``He was angry that we had tricked Dazai into hospitalizing him,'' and experts say it is a valuable document.
U.S. House of Representatives rejects bridging budget bill, increasing possibility of government shutdown
As negotiations over the government's budget bill stall in the U.S. Congress, the House of Representatives voted on a "bridge budget" bill to continue the budget, but some Republican members opposed it. It was rejected. Media reports are saying that a government shutdown is becoming more likely after October 1st.
Proposal to counter overtourism, including requiring guides to be accompanied
A government meeting was held to consider countermeasures against so-called "overtourism," which causes various harms when tourists concentrate in tourist spots, and a proposal was made to require tourists to be accompanied by a guide when entering certain areas. etc. were shown.
Government orders the dissolution of the former Unification Church, making final adjustments to request the court
Regarding the issue surrounding the former Unification Church, the government has made final arrangements to request a court order to disband the church. We are considering holding a religious corporation council meeting as early as October 12th to hear opinions regarding the request.
Typhoon No. 14 has occurred and may approach Okinawa Please pay attention to future information
In the early hours of September 30th, typhoon No. 14 occurred off the coast east of the Philippines. There is a risk that the typhoon will continue to develop and approach Okinawa Prefecture, so please pay close attention to future typhoon information.
More than 70% use smartphones to obtain daily life information, less than half use newspapers for the first time
In a survey conducted by the Agency for Cultural Affairs on where to get the information necessary for daily life, over 70% of people answered ``smartphones and mobile phones'', but for the first time less than half of the people answered ``newspapers'', marking a reversal. Understood.