Akita Prefectural Governor requests national government to exterminate hunting guns in urban areas due to repeated incidents of bear damage
In response to a series of incidents of damage caused by bears in Akita Prefecture, Governor Satake requests that the national government make extermination using hunting guns in urban areas, which is currently prohibited by law, possible if it is safe to do so. I made my thoughts clear.
Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse wins Nobel Prize for Literature
Norwegian playwright Jon Fosse has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Literature. The winners were announced in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, just after 8pm Japan time on the 5th. We will keep you updated on the details of the award winners' press conferences.
Safety for visually impaired people who do not know even when an alarm goes off
``Even when the sound of a railroad crossing is ringing, sometimes I don't know whether I'm inside or outside the barrier.'' A visually impaired man was hit by a train at a railroad crossing in Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture last year. A fatal accident occurred. At that time, it is believed that the man may not have been aware that he was standing in a dangerous place. The key to preventing accidents is installing Braille blocks to guide visually impaired people safely. Two years after the man's accident, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has begun an experiment to create standards for installing guidance signs such as Braille blocks.
Heavy rain in Hokkaido, typhoon-like storms expected in northern Japan on the 5th and night
Due to the effects of the developing low pressure system and front, atmospheric conditions have become extremely unstable mainly in northern Japan and Hokuriku, with heavy rain in Hokkaido and strong winds in Tohoku. After this, another low pressure system will rapidly develop, and there is a risk that it could become as strong as a typhoon during the night in northern Japan, so please stay in a safe place for the rest of the day and night, such as by staying away from windows.
Rugby World Cup Japan representative Deans “We just have to believe in ourselves”
On the 5th, the Japanese national team, who are currently participating in the Rugby World Cup in France, held a press conference in preparation for their match against Argentina, which will see them advance through the first round of the league, and the team's youngest lock, Warner Deans, who is 21 years old, said, ``We are very excited about our rugby. "We just have to believe in it. If we can advance to the top eight here, I think Japanese rugby will be able to grow significantly."
House of Councilors member Muneo Suzuki returns from Russia due to delayed notification due to administrative error
Muneo Suzuki, a member of the House of Councilors of the Japan Restoration Party who visited Russia, returned to Japan on the 5th and met with Representative Baba and others and explained that the necessary notification to the party had been delayed due to a clerical error. The party executive has decided to hold a board meeting on the 6th to discuss Suzuki's punishment.
"NG List" Johnny's Office's opinion is slightly different between the press and the website
At a Johnny's office press conference held on the 2nd of this month regarding Johnny Kitagawa's sexual assault, a ``no-no'' list was created that included reporters who should not be nominated at the venue. Although we expressed our views to media outlets day and night, some parts of the views we published on our official website in the early hours of the 5th were different.
TikTok mail-order function suspended in Indonesia due to government ban on payments on SNS
The video posting app ``TikTok'' suspended its mail-order function, which was gaining popularity locally, on the 4th after the Indonesian government banned payment procedures on SNS.
Preparation work for Johnny's office sign removal? Gondola from the roof of the building
At Johnny's Office, which announced a change of company name in response to the issue of Johnny Kitagawa's sexual assault, a gondola was set up from the rooftop to cover the company name sign posted on an office building in Tokyo. This appears to be preparatory work for the removal of the signboard.
Yacht capsizes on Lake Biwa, one man missing Otsu
On the afternoon of the 5th, a yacht with two men on board capsized at Lake Biwa in Otsu City. One of them is missing, and the police are searching for him.
Mayor of Shibuya ward urges people overseas not to come for Halloween
Ahead of Halloween on the 31st of this month, Tokyo's Shibuya Ward Mayor Ken Hasebe held a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Association of Japan and urged people not to come to the area around Shibuya Station for Halloween as there is a risk of crowd accidents.
Prime Minister Kishida “aims to achieve sustainable wage increases” as the regular meeting of the coalition begins
The regular conference of the association started on the 5th. Prime Minister Kishida attended the meeting for the first time in 16 years as a prime minister from the Liberal and Public Government governments, and emphasized his intention to work with the labor community to achieve sustainable wage increases.
New theme park in Odaiba, Tokyo, immersive indoor experience to open next spring
A completely indoor theme park will open in Odaiba, Tokyo next spring, reusing a commercial facility that closed last year (2023). It is a new type of theme park where visitors can have a so-called immersive experience where they can step into the world of the story.
“Kanagawa Prefectural Police is a man’s society” Public Safety Commissioner calls for appointment of women as executives
At a meeting of police chiefs held at the Kanagawa Prefectural Police Headquarters, the prefectural public safety commissioner called for the appointment of female executives and the creation of a more comfortable work environment, saying, ``The prefectural police is a man's society that makes you sigh.'' .
Tsunami advisory for Izu Islands lifted; Japan Meteorological Agency ``continue to be careful''
Just before noon on the 5th, there was a magnitude 6.6 earthquake near Torishima in the Izu Islands, and the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory for the Izu Islands, but it was lifted at 1:15 p.m.
Johnny's office press conference "NG list" management company apologizes
At a press conference held by Johnny's Office on the 2nd of this month regarding the issue of sexual assault by Johnny Kitagawa, the consulting company that was in charge of the operation posted the names and photos of multiple reporters and freelance journalists and asked questions. He made a comment about the fact that he had brought a ``no-no'' list to the venue to prevent him from doing so.
Four new cast members announced for the taiga drama “Berabou” to be broadcast next year
The new cast members for the taiga drama "Berabou", which will be broadcast next year, have been announced, and four actors, including Ken Watanabe, spoke about their enthusiasm.
30cm tsunami observed on Hachijojima and Yaene in Izu Islands Japan Meteorological Agency
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, a 30-centimeter tsunami was observed at Yaene, Hachijojima in the Izu Islands at 12:17 p.m. Depending on the location, the tsunami may have reached an even larger height than the observed height. If a tsunami warning has been issued, please stay away from the coast and river mouths and do not approach them. Please don't go and check on me.
Tsunami advisory Japan Meteorological Agency press conference: ``Stay away from the coast until the advisory is lifted''
Regarding the announcement of a tsunami advisory due to a magnitude 6.6 earthquake with an epicenter near Torishima in the Izu Islands, Toshihiro Shimoyama, Earthquake Information Planning Officer at the Japan Meteorological Agency, said at a press conference, ``There is a risk of a tsunami occurring in the sea or on the coast. Please stay away from the coast as the area is dangerous.Also, please avoid going into the sea or approaching the coast until the tsunami warning is lifted as the tides will continue to be fast.1. "Please be aware that earthquakes of similar magnitude will occur over the next week or so. Earthquake activity has been continuing in this area since the 2nd of this month and is expected to continue for some time, so we need to continue to be careful."
Henoko construction: The national government files a lawsuit against the "proxy execution" approved on behalf of the prefecture
Regarding ground improvement work in Henoko, Nago City, where the U.S. military base Futenma in Okinawa is being relocated, the national government filed a lawsuit against the Fukuoka High Court in Naha on the 5th with the aim of "proxy execution" to approve the work on behalf of the prefecture. I filed a complaint with the branch.
Announcement of by-election for Tokushima-Kochi constituency in the House of Councilors: two candidates are set to face off against the ruling and opposition parties
A by-election for the Tokushima-Kochi constituency of the House of Councilors due to the resignation of a member was announced on the 5th, and two people ran as candidates. The ruling and opposition parties are set to face off against each other, and the election results are expected to have an impact on Prime Minister Kishida's administration and strategy for dissolving the House of Representatives.
Tornado may occur in eastern Toyama Prefecture; Japan Meteorological Agency issues tornado warning
The Japan Meteorological Agency recently announced a tornado warning at 11:19 a.m., saying that gusts of wind such as a tornado are believed to have occurred in eastern Toyama Prefecture.
Tsunami warning issued for Izu Islands
There was a magnitude 6.6 earthquake with its epicenter near Torishima in the Izu Islands, and the Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a tsunami advisory for the Izu Islands. ▽The expected height of the tsunami is 1 meter. ▽If you live in an area where a tsunami warning has been issued, please stay away from the coast and river mouths and do not approach them. ▽Tsunami waves can surge many times and can rise suddenly. ▽A tsunami washes away people and things with great force. Please stop working on the coast or underwater and move away from the coast or near the mouth of a river. ▽Please do not go and check on me.
Second release of treated water from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant begins
Tokyo Electric Power Company has begun releasing treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean for the second time. According to TEPCO, they have confirmed that by adding a large amount of seawater, the concentration of tritium is below the standard, and as with the first time from August this year, they have added 10 tanks. The plan is to release approximately 7,800 tons of treated water over 17 days.
Man in hospital dies in hospital bed; police investigate Kobayashi Miyazaki
According to the police, just after 2:30 a.m. on the 5th, a staff member on patrol found a 70-year-old inpatient man bleeding from his face on a bed at a hospital in Mizurasako, Kobayashi City, Miyazaki Prefecture. Ta. The man was later confirmed dead. Police are investigating the possibility of an incident by interviewing hospital personnel and others.
Major League Playoffs Kenta Maeda's Twins advance to district series
In the Major League Baseball playoff wild card series, on the 4th, the Twins, pitcher Kenta Maeda, defeated the Blue Jays pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, 2-0, advancing to the American League District Series with their second straight victory.
Seibu Hotaka Yamakawa to participate in the educational league starting this month
Regarding professional baseball player Hotaka Yamakawa of Seibu, who has been suspended indefinitely by the team from participating in official games, the team announced that he will participate in the ``Phoenix League,'' an educational league centered on young players starting in Miyazaki Prefecture this month. .
More than 75,000 US healthcare workers strike for pay increases
More than 75,000 nurses, pharmacists, and other workers in the United States went on strike on the 4th to demand higher wages. In the United States, large-scale strikes are occurring in the automobile and movie industries, and as inflation continues to prolong, there is a growing movement to demand better treatment.
Rugby World Cup: Japan's next match will be held in Nantes, with giant elephant rides
In Nantes, in western France, where Japan's next match at the Rugby World Cup in France will be held, fans are surprised when the famous giant elephant ride appears near the public viewing venue.
First snowfall on Mt. Fuji observed 3 days later than normal
The Kofu Local Meteorological Observatory announced that the first snow cap was observed on Mt. Fuji on the morning of the 5th. The first snowfall was observed 3 days later than normal and 5 days later than last year.
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives dismissed, movement to replace him active within Republican Party
Within the Republican Party, which has a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, there is an active movement toward selecting a speaker to replace Mr. McCarthy, who was dismissed from the chair due to a conflict over the government's budget bill.
Extremely strong winds starting tonight in northern Japan, potentially as strong as a typhoon
Due to the developing low pressure system and front, extremely strong winds are expected to blow in northern Japan from the night of the 5th to the 6th, causing severe storms at sea. Atmospheric conditions are also extremely unstable, with some parts of Hokkaido experiencing extremely heavy rain, and the Japan Meteorological Agency is warning of strong winds, high waves, landslides, flooding of low-lying areas, and rising river waters.
Tomahawk to be acquired one year early to be used for counterattack capability Japan-U.S. defense ministers meeting
Defense Minister Kihara had his first face-to-face meeting with Secretary of Defense Austin during his visit to the United States, and confirmed that he would accelerate discussions toward the effective use of "counterattack capabilities" that can attack enemy missile launch bases. Did. Furthermore, it was agreed that Japan would acquire the Tomahawk cruise missile from the United States, which is scheduled to be used for counterattack capabilities, from fiscal 2025, one year ahead of schedule.
Ukraine Ministry of Defense: Landing operation in Crimea deals blow to Russia
Ukraine's Ministry of Defense announced that it conducted a landing operation in southern Crimea, which Russia unilaterally annexed, dealing a blow to Russia. On the other hand, the Russian Ministry of Defense says that it has blocked the Ukrainian military's landing operation, and it appears that the offensive and defensive battle is intensifying.
Misato Town, Akita Three bears that remained in the work shed were found in the cage
Three bears entered a tatami-making work shed in the center of Misato Town, Akita Prefecture, on the morning of the 4th. They had been indoors for more than 20 hours, but on the morning of the 5th, three animals were confirmed to be in a cage set up in the shed.
British Prime Minister Sunak scales back high-speed rail construction plans, citing rising costs
British Prime Minister Sunak has announced that the construction of high-speed railways, which is based on Japan's Shinkansen bullet trains, will be scaled back due to rising costs. Prime Minister Sunak has announced his stance of pushing ahead with reforms in anticipation of a general election to be held next year, but there are pros and cons to the planned review of the railways, which are a major transportation artery.
EU begins investigation into Chinese-made EVs “State subsidies are distorting market competition”
The European Union (EU) has begun an official investigation into Chinese-made EVs, believing that they are suppressing prices through state subsidies and distorting competition in the European market. Announced. The Chinese side strongly opposes this.
Babysitter discount coupon distribution ends mid-year “Upper limit reached”
It has been revealed that the government's support project, which distributes babysitting discount coupons to corporate employees, has reached its planned limit for this fiscal year, and new distributions have been discontinued midway through the fiscal year. Ta. The Children and Families Agency has not yet decided whether to issue additional certificates in the future or what to do next year.
Henoko construction: National government files suit to approve ``proxy execution'' on behalf of prefecture
Regarding the ground improvement work in Henoko, Nago City, where the U.S. military base Futenma in Okinawa will be relocated, the government has given an "instruction" to approve the construction work, but Governor Tamaki of Okinawa Prefecture has said that he will not make a decision by the deadline. I answered on the 4th that it would be difficult. The national government plans to file a lawsuit on the 5th regarding the ``proxy execution,'' which is approval on behalf of the prefecture.