“Gender change without surgery” petition: Supreme Court decision on 25th
The Grand Bench of the Supreme Court has decided to issue a decision on the 25th of this month regarding a petition from a person with gender identity disorder who wants to be allowed to change their gender on their family register without having to undergo surgery to eliminate fertility. . It is also possible that new constitutional judgments will be made regarding the surgical requirements of the law.
Strengthening support to improve the system for accepting children under medical care at local nursery schools
The Children and Families Agency is working to create a system to accept children with severe disabilities and "medical care children" who require sputum suction or artificial respirators on a daily basis at local nursery schools. At a meeting of experts in preparation for next year's remuneration revision for disability welfare services, they announced a policy to strengthen support, including adding remuneration, to provide specialized support for these children to adapt to group life. I did.
Ukrainian military's use of ATACMS may affect Russian operations
The Ukrainian military, aiming to regain territory, is believed to have used ATACMS, a long-range surface-to-surface missile newly provided by the United States, to attack Russian-occupied airfields in the south and east. There is a view that ATACMS may have an impact on future Russian invasion operations.
Toyota Motor Corporation suspended operations on 13 production lines at 8 factories all day on the 20th.
Toyota Motor Corporation has been unable to procure parts due to trouble with a supplier's production equipment, and production lines at some factories continue to be suspended, and some factories will also suspend operations on the 19th and 20th. I decided. Toyota is working quickly to restore the situation.
Central League CS: Hanshin comes from behind to win the first game against Hiroshima; Murakami plays an active role in pitching and hitting
The final stage of the professional baseball climax series began on the 18th, and in the Central League, Hanshin, who won the league championship for the first time in 18 years, won the first game against Hiroshima 4-1.
Shogi Sota Fujii Eight Crowns Wins the second game of the "Ryuo Match" and wins for the first time as eight crowns
Sota Fujii (21), who became the first player in history to monopolize the eight major titles in shogi, won the second round of the "Ryuo match" held at Ninnaji Temple in Kyoto, winning his first title match as a shogi player. I decorated it.
Casio leaks 120,000 pieces of personal information; unauthorized access to learning app
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced that there was unauthorized access to the database of an educational app used in high schools and other schools, and the personal information of more than 120,000 individuals was leaked.
The situation in the Gaza Strip: Thoughts from the Japanese staff of Médecins Sans Frontières
Maiko Shirane, a Japanese staff member of Médecins Sans Frontières in the Gaza Strip, gave a telephone interview to NHK on the 18th from her evacuation site in the south.
Gaza hospital explosion, both sides condemn, deepening conflict with no sign of improving humanitarian situation
Israel and Hamas are blaming each other for an explosion that occurred on the night of the 17th at a hospital in the Gaza Strip, which is under the effective control of the Islamic organization Hamas, resulting in numerous casualties. The United States and other countries are working to respond to the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, but the conflict between the two sides is deepening, and there is no sign of improvement in the humanitarian situation.
New green cars unveiled on JR Chuo Line rapid trains to be introduced after the end of next fiscal year
In an effort to capture the new demand for people who want to commute by train while seated, JR East will introduce green cars on its Chuo Line rapid trains from the end of next fiscal year, and the new cars have been unveiled.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs raises the danger alert level for the Israeli-Palestinian situation
In response to the Israeli-Palestinian situation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs raised the level of local danger information on the 18th.
NY crude oil futures briefly hit the $89 level after the Gaza hospital explosion, the highest level since the collision
In the New York crude oil market, the explosion at a hospital in the Gaza Strip raised concerns that the situation in the Middle East would become even more tense, and international crude oil futures prices rose, briefly reaching the $89 level per barrel. I put it on. This is the highest level since the 7th of this month, when clashes between the Islamic group Hamas and the Israeli military occurred.
US President Biden arrives in Israel to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu
As the Israeli-Palestinian situation becomes increasingly tense, President Biden of the United States arrived in Israel at around 5:00 pm Japan time on the 18th. Afterwards, he is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu, where he is expected to show solidarity with Israel and discuss humanitarian aid in the Gaza Strip.
Cat's head found in parking lot, but no body found Chiba
On the morning of the 18th, a cat's head was found in a parking lot in Hanamigawa Ward, Chiba City. No other parts, such as the torso, have been found, and police are investigating the possibility that someone may have abused the cat.
Zengin Net “Additional burden due to system failure will be compensated by financial institutions”
A problem occurred in the remittance system between financial institutions, resulting in delays in the processing of more than 5 million transactions.The Zengin-Net (National Bank Fund Settlement Network), which operates the system, was unable to accept payments from individuals or businesses due to the outage. has announced that its member financial institutions will compensate for the additional costs incurred.
Two people, 20 and 18, arrested in Utsunomiya “Gunpla robbery and injury incident”
On October 18, police arrested two people, a 20-year-old and an 18-year-old, in connection with a September robbery in which plastic models from the popular anime series ``Mobile Suit Gundam'' were stolen from a toy store in Utsunomiya. Police believe that two other people may be involved and are investigating further.
Monorail suddenly stops and rear-end collision causes five people to complain of pain at Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Garden
On the afternoon of the 18th, there was an accident at Kumamoto City's Zoo and Botanical Garden where one monorail vehicle suddenly stopped while in operation, causing four vehicles following it to collide. At the time, there were a total of 14 people in the five vehicles, including children, and five of these adults were complaining of neck and lower back pain, so police and the park are investigating the cause in detail.
Smoke erupts from a 9-story apartment building in Higashi Ward, Nagoya; one person may be too late to escape
According to the Nagoya City Fire Department, just before 3 p.m. on the 18th, they received a report of smoke coming from an apartment complex in Sunadabashi, Higashi Ward, Nagoya City. The fire appears to have started in a room on the seventh floor of a nine-story building, and black smoke can be seen rising from the video taken by NHK. According to the fire department, there is information that one person was unable to escape, so they are conducting fire extinguishing efforts and checking the details of the situation.
Last year's House of Councilors election was ``constitutional'' - Supreme Court holds trial over disparity in one vote
The Grand Bench of the Supreme Court ruled that the so-called 1-vote disparity in the House of Councilors election held in July last year was up to 3.03 times as ``constitutional'' and did not violate the Constitution. In the rulings of the high courts in various regions, there were 1 case of ``violation of the constitution,'' 8 cases of ``unconstitutionality,'' and 7 cases of ``constitutionality.''
Newly built condominiums in Tokyo and 3 prefectures average 67.27 million yen for 7 consecutive months, exceeding the same month last year
The average price of newly built condominiums sold in Tokyo and three prefectures in the Tokyo metropolitan area last month was 67.27 million yen, exceeding the same month last year for seven consecutive months.
Number of patients with SFTS, an infectious disease transmitted by ticks, is at record high due to global warming
The number of patients with SFTS (Severe Fever Thrombocytopenia Syndrome), an infectious disease caused by a tick-borne virus that causes fever and diarrhea, reached 122 nationwide, the highest number since statistics began. Experts point out the impact of global warming, which is expanding the habitat of ticks.
Poster in his 40s suspected of insulting former second-generation follower Sayuri Ogawa will be sent to prosecutors
An investigation has revealed that Kanagawa Prefectural Police sent a document to the prosecutor's office on suspicion of insulting a former second-generation believer who complained of damage caused by the former Unification Church under the name "Sayuri Ogawa" on a video posting site. I found this out through interviews with the people involved.
President Xi Jinping and President Putin begin China-Russia summit meeting
According to Chinese state media, the summit meeting between President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin began in the capital, Beijing, just before 1:00 pm Japan time. President Putin is visiting China for the first time since the invasion of Ukraine, in conjunction with an international forum on China's mega economic zone initiative, ``One Belt, One Road.'' The focus will be on what kind of opinions the two leaders, who have been at odds with the West and deepened their cooperation, will exchange regarding the situation in Israel and Palestine and the situation in Ukraine.
President Xi gives speech at international forum, highlighting achievements of “One Belt, One Road”
President Xi Jinping gave a speech at an international forum for the Belt and Road Initiative, a mega-economic zone initiative led by China, stating, ``Over the past 10 years, the Belt and Road'' international cooperation has achieved fruitful results, emphasizing its achievements. did. Russian President Vladimir Putin will also give a speech at the forum, which will be followed by a summit meeting with President Xi.
Record-breaking heavy rains on Hahajima in Tokyo, danger of disaster looming
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, 125 millimeters of heavy rain was observed on Hahajima in the Ogasawara Islands in Tokyo in the hour until noon. As the risk of disaster is approaching, the Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a ``record-breaking heavy rain warning'' and is calling for everyone to ensure safety.
Gaza hospital explosion difficult to deal with as US President Biden postpones visit to Jordan
Hamas claims at least 500 people have been killed in an explosion at a hospital in the Gaza Strip, which continues to be attacked by Israeli airstrikes. President Biden of the United States is heading to Israel, but his planned visit to Jordan has been postponed due to the recent explosion, and he is being forced to take a difficult response.
Kindai University Kendo club student arrested for assaulting another club member, member died on the 16th
According to an interview with investigators, a 21-year-old male university student who is a member of Kindai University's kendo club was arrested this month on suspicion of assaulting and injuring a fellow member of the kendo club. Understood. The injured club member was receiving treatment at a hospital, but died on the 16th, and police are investigating the details of the incident.
Approximately 90 people from a bipartisan parliamentary group visit Yasukuni Shrine
Approximately 90 members of a bipartisan parliamentary group visited Yasukuni Shrine on the morning of the 18th to coincide with its annual autumn festival.
Bus and truck carrying 34 elementary school students crash, 18 injured in Kashihara, Nara
On the morning of the 18th, a tourist bus carrying 34 elementary school students collided with a truck on a national highway in Kashihara City, Nara Prefecture, and according to police, at least 18 people are believed to have sustained minor injuries.
Long-term interest rates temporarily rose to 0.81%, the highest level in about 10 years
In the bond market on the 18th, selling of Japanese government bonds intensified, and long-term interest rates temporarily rose to 0.81%, the highest level in about 10 years since August 2013. In the United States, long-term interest rates are rising as there is a growing view that monetary tightening will be prolonged, and as a result, upward pressure on long-term interest rates is increasing in Japan as well.
US Biden administration announces measures to tighten export restrictions on semiconductors to China
The Biden administration in the United States has announced measures to tighten export controls on semiconductors destined for China as part of its economic security policy with China in mind. China is expected to push back, and it will be interesting to see if this will affect the relationship between the two countries.
Ukraine uses US-provided surface-to-surface missile ATACMS for the first time
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said that the long-range surface-to-surface missile ATACMS (ATACMS), which he had requested the United States to provide, "has proven its capabilities," and is believed to have been used in attacks against the Russian military.
Three years have passed since a road collapsed in a residential area in Chofu, Tokyo. Residents were relocated and houses were demolished...
18 days marks three years since a cave-in in a road was discovered in a residential area in Chofu, Tokyo. While progress is being made to repair the loosened ground caused by underground tunnel construction, the appearance of the area has changed as residents have been relocated and houses have been demolished as part of the work. Repairs are expected to take about two years, and the expressway company says it is not foreseeable that work on the underground tunnel around the cave-in site will resume.
A woman in her 70s bleeds to death in Toyama City, possibly attacked by a bear
On the night of the 17th, an elderly woman was found dead on the premises of a house in Toyama City, bleeding from her head and face. Police believe that the woman living in the house had been attacked by a bear based on her injuries and other factors. Checking it up.
President Biden postpones visit to Jordan after hospital explosion in Gaza Strip
US President Biden left the US on the 18th, Japan time, to visit Israel. However, after visiting Israel, he decided to postpone his planned visit to Jordan following the explosion at a hospital in the Gaza Strip.
NY market price temporarily fell to the low 149 yen level due to rise in US long-term interest rates
On the 17th, in the New York foreign exchange market, there was a growing view that monetary tightening would be prolonged in the United States, and as long-term interest rates rose, there was a movement to sell yen and buy dollars, and the yen exchange rate temporarily fell to 149 yen to the dollar. Prices have fallen until the late 20s.
Chinese and Canadian military planes approach abnormally, leading to exchange of accusations
A Canadian military reconnaissance plane and a Chinese military fighter plane came into unusually close proximity, sparking an exchange of accusations between the two countries. Canadian media reports that the approach occurred in "international waters off the coast of China," but China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it was over the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture, which it claims as its own territory.
[Updated regularly] Explosion at hospital in Gaza Strip kills at least 500 people
The situation surrounding the Gaza Strip in Palestine. *We will update you on the developments on the 18th (Japan time).
2022 House of Councilors election: One vote disparity Today's Supreme Court ruling What is the constitutional ruling?
On the 18th, the Grand Bench of the Supreme Court will issue a ruling on whether the so-called vote disparity of up to 3.03 times in last July's House of Councilors election violates the Constitution. The rulings of the high courts in each region are divided, and the focus will be on how the Supreme Court will judge the state of disparity and the Diet's efforts to rectify it.
Men's Journey: Irregular Apples Taichi Yamada's unreleased scenario discovered
Unreleased scenarios for TV drama masterpieces such as ``Otokotachi no Tabiji'' and ``Irregular Apples'' written by popular screenwriter Taichi Yamada have been discovered and will be published.
Nearly 40% of Goto City Fire Department employees on a remote island in Nagasaki have been victims of power harassment
The only fire station in Goto City, a remote island in Nagasaki Prefecture, conducted a harassment survey of all its employees and found that nearly 40% of them said they had been victims of power harassment. Experts have pointed out that ``measures against power harassment tend to be insufficient in small communities, and we need to change our values.''
Professional Baseball Central and Pacific CS Final Stage from Today
The final stage of the professional baseball climax series begins on the 18th, with the Central League's Hanshin and Hiroshima, who won the league championship for the first time in 18 years, and the Pacific League's first stage in a dramatic fashion with Orix, who won the league for the first time in 18 years. Lotte, who won, will compete to advance to the Japan Series.
Prime Minister Kishida emphasizes “returning a portion of increased tax revenue to the people” in statement of policy
The draft of Prime Minister Kishida's policy speech to be delivered at an extraordinary Diet session has been revealed. Regarding economic measures, he has emphasized that a portion of the increase in tax revenue should be returned to the people, with tax cuts in mind, and he will soon instruct the ruling party's Tax Commission to consider specific measures.