Yoshinori Monta of “Dancing All Night” dies at age 72
Yoshinori Monta, a singer-songwriter known for hit songs such as ``Dancing All Night'' and who was active in the band ``Monta & Brothers,'' passed away on the 18th of this month due to aortic dissection. He was 72 years old.
A woman in her 60s falls to her death while climbing Mt. Futako in Saitama.
On the morning of the 22nd, a woman in her 60s who was climbing Mt. Futago in Ogano Town, Saitama Prefecture, deviated from the trail and slipped to her death.
New Liberal Democratic Party members and former RDP members compete fiercely in House of Representatives by-election in Nagasaki 4th Ward
Voting for the by-election for the Nagasaki 4th Ward of the House of Representatives, in which the ruling and opposition parties are set to face off, closed by 8pm today, and vote counting has already begun in some places. According to the exit poll conducted by NHK, there is a fierce competition between new members of the Liberal Democratic Party and former members of the Constitutional Democratic Party.
Hirota, who supports opposition parties, is certain to win, ahead of LDP candidate, House of Councilors by-election, Tokushima Kochi
The by-election for the Tokushima-Kochi constituency of the House of Councilors was a showdown between the ruling and opposition parties, and Hajime Hirota (55), an independent former member of the House of Councilors who was supported by four opposition parties, was elected for the third time.
Two men, including a university student, are missing in the Nagano Northern Alps; searches continue on the 23rd
A male university student and a self-employed man living in Tokyo went missing on the 18th of this month after climbing from a trailhead in Nagano Prefecture towards the Northern Alps. Police believe the two people were lost and have been searching since the morning of the 22nd, but have not found them and will continue searching on the 23rd.
Voting deadline for the House of Representatives by-election will soon be counted.
Voting will soon close for the two by-elections in the Nagasaki 4th district of the House of Representatives and the Tokushima Kochi constituency of the House of Councilors, where the ruling and opposition parties will face off. Of these, the voting rate in Nagasaki 4th Ward of the House of Representatives as of 4:00 pm on the 22nd was 17.99%, 6.41 points lower than the previous year's House of Representatives election.
The number of human casualties caused by bears is the highest since statistics began, reaching 160 people in 17 prefectures this fiscal year.
Damage caused by bears has been reported one after another in various parts of Japan. On the 22nd, there were injuries in Gifu and Yamagata prefectures. NHK has compiled the number of people who have been attacked and injured by bears, and the number has reached at least 160 people in 17 prefectures so far this fiscal year, the highest number since the national government began keeping statistics. It turns out that the number of victims has exceeded the 158 people suffered three years ago. Every year, around December, when bears go into hibernation, damage continues to occur in various places, and the national and local governments are calling for thorough countermeasures.
Suspect in Hiroshima body destruction and abandonment case rearrested on suspicion of murder
A 31-year-old suspect was arrested for mutilating the body of a 70-year-old male acquaintance in a house in Saeki Ward, Hiroshima City, and abandoning it in the ocean. Police said they allegedly hit the man in the face with a rock-like object. He was arrested again on suspicion of murder. In response to the investigation, he reportedly stated, ``There is no doubt that I hit him, but I did not kill him.''
Philippine government announces Chinese coast guard ship collides with military ship in South China Sea
The Philippine government announced that a Philippine military transport ship was collided with a Chinese Coast Guard vessel after repeatedly coming dangerously close to it in the South China Sea, where the country disputes territorial rights with China. The Philippine side strongly criticized the move, calling it "dangerous and irresponsible," while the Chinese side countered, saying, "The Philippine side bears all responsibility."
Smoke from cables within the tracks Toei Subway Oedo Line operations suspended on all lines
According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation, operations on the Toei Oedo Line have been suspended from 5:21 p.m. on the 22nd due to a problem with smoke coming from the cables between Tsukijishijo Station and Kachidoki Station. There is no forecast for when the train will resume operation.
Man dies near the summit of Mt. Okuhotaka in the Northern Alps; identification continues
On the morning of the 22nd, a man was found lying face down near the summit of Mt. Okuhotaka in the Northern Alps, and was later confirmed dead. Police are working to confirm his identity.
Speed Skating All Japan Distance Championship Women's 1000m Takagi wins 7th consecutive victory
The final day of competition at the All Japan Distance Championships, the season's opening race for speed skating, was held on the 22nd, and Miho Takagi won the women's 1,000 meters with a time of 1 minute 14.59 seconds, making her her seventh straight victory.
Princess Yoshiko attends Girl Scout event in Shibuya, Tokyo
Princess Kako, the second daughter of Prince Akishino and his wife, attended a Girl Scout event in Tokyo.
Chinese suspect arrested for slashing convenience store employee with knife Chiba
In the early hours of the 22nd, a Chinese suspect was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly cutting an employee in the head with a knife at a convenience store in Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture. The suspect left the store once after getting into trouble with an employee, but returned with a knife, so police are investigating the details of the situation.
China to review tariffs on Australian wine; bilateral relations continue to improve
Australian Prime Minister Albany Gee announced that the two countries have agreed to review the high tariffs imposed by China on Australian wine. Prime Minister Albanese is scheduled to visit China next month, and relations between the two countries, which had been chilly, are improving.
Horse racing “Kikuka Sho” 4th most popular Durezza wins
The autumn classic horse racing race, the ``Kikuka Sho'', was held at Kyoto Racecourse, and Durezza, the 4th most popular horse, won, making him the first G1 race winner.
Hamas launches large-scale surprise attack on Israel; foreigners may be targeted
On the 7th of this month, a large-scale surprise attack on the Israeli side by the Islamic organization Hamas resulted in the deaths of foreign nationals, and many are still being held hostage. Under these circumstances, a Thai man who fled the attack gave an interview and revealed that Hamas fighters called out to him in Thai during the attack, raising the possibility that foreigners were targeted.
Soccer J2 Machida Zelvia wins and is promoted to J1 for the first time
Round 39 of J2 Soccer was held, and Machida Zelvia defeated Roasso Kumamoto 3-0 away, securing a top-two spot and securing promotion to J1 next season. This is Zelvia's first promotion to J1.
“Japan-Korea Exchange Festival” held in Seoul to promote friendly relations between the two countries
The Japan-Korea Exchange Festival, an event for grassroots exchange between Japan and South Korea, was held in Seoul to promote the ever-improving friendly relationship between the two countries, with performances of traditional dances from both countries that were registered as UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage last year. did.
Ministry of the Environment releases demonstration test of detector dog “for fire ant border control”
On the 22nd, in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, a demonstration test using a detection dog that can sniff out the smell of fire ants, which the Ministry of the Environment is conducting to help prevent the highly poisonous fire ants, which are feared to become established in Japan, was held on the 22nd. Published.
Couple arrested for falsifying family register by pretending to be imaginary sister; charges denied
A 72-year-old security guard was arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department on charges of pretending to be his younger sister, who did not exist, and creating a fake family register by falsely claiming to the court that he did not have a family register. The suspect has denied the charges against her due to the fact that she was employed using a fake family register that listed her age as someone in her 40s.
Two men, including a university student, are missing in the Nagano Northern Alps; perhaps they were lost?
Two men, a male university student from Tokyo and a self-employed man, who entered the Northern Alps from the trailhead in Omachi City, Nagano Prefecture, on the 18th of this month for one night and two days, have gone missing, and police believe they may have been lost. We have been searching since the morning of the 22nd as we believe there is one.
Ruling and opposition party leaders discuss economic measures such as income tax cuts and handouts
Following the convening of an extraordinary Diet session, executives from the ruling and opposition parties exchanged opinions on economic measures such as income tax cuts and handouts on NHK's ``Sunday Debate.''
Voting continues in two by-elections for the Nagasaki 4th district of the House of Representatives and the Tokushima-Kochi constituency of the House of Councilors.
Voting is being held on the 22nd for two by-elections in the Nagasaki 4th district of the House of Representatives and the Tokushima Kochi constituency of the House of Councilors, where the ruling and opposition parties will face off against each other. As of 10 a.m. on the 22nd, the voter turnout in the Nagasaki 4th Ward of the House of Representatives was 6.25%, 2.30 points lower than the previous year's House of Representatives election.
Tochigi High School Girl's Body Abandonment Incident Multiple injuries on the girl's knees and other areas
On the 19th of this month, a 28-year-old suspect was arrested for abandoning the body of a female high school student in a rental car in Kamimikawa-cho, Tochigi Prefecture.Investigators found that the female high school student had multiple wounds on her knees and other areas. I learned this from an interview. It is believed that there may have been a scuffle, and police are searching the suspect's home and investigating the details of what happened.
Former Israeli official: “The government calmly assesses the timing of the invasion”
While the Israeli military is hinting at a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, a former senior official of the Israeli government gave an interview to NHK on the 21st, stating that the invasion is imminent, and that the Israeli government is not planning to launch an invasion. He indicated that he was calmly assessing the timing.
Snowboarding Big Air World Cup opening round: Japanese teams dominate the podium in the men's race
The season opener of the Snowboarding Big Air World Cup was held in Switzerland, with Japanese athletes dominating the podium, including Daisho Ogiwara's first victory in the men's race. Shinkan Murase, bronze medalist in this event at the Beijing Olympics, won the women's race, and both men and women got off to a good start.
Rugby World Cup: South Africa advances to final, comes from behind to defeat England
The semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup in France were held on the 21st, and South Africa, aiming for a consecutive title, showed tenacity in the final stages and came from behind to beat England 16-15, advancing to the final for the second consecutive tournament.
Tochigi: Body found in car; suitcase found empty; suspect prepared?
On the 19th of this month, a 28-year-old suspect was arrested for abandoning the body of a 15-year-old female high school student in a rental car in Kamimikawa-cho, Tochigi Prefecture. Investigators say the suitcase found inside the car was empty. I found this out through an interview with. It appears that the suitcase was prepared by the suspect, and police are investigating how the suitcase was brought in and how it was used.
[Updated from time to time] Arrival of aid supplies also suggests large-scale Israeli military operation
As the conflict between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas continues, aid supplies have arrived in the Gaza Strip, where shortages of water, food, and other supplies are becoming serious. Meanwhile, the Israeli military has indicated that it will ``intensify its attacks for the next stage of the war,'' and is also hinting at large-scale military operations, including a ground invasion, and there are continuing concerns that the humanitarian crisis will worsen further. *We will keep you updated on the developments on the 22nd (Japan time).
Three ODA “grant aid” projects in Fiji were not implemented properly
As a result of the Board of Audit's investigation into the status of ODA (official development assistance) to developing countries, it was found that funds for constructing a school building in Fiji were diverted to constructing a hall, and that contact with the construction company was lost. It was discovered that three projects were not being implemented properly.
Ukrainian military launches large-scale operation in southern Dnipro River east bank area
The Ukrainian military appears to be carrying out large-scale operations in the eastern bank of the Dnipro River in the south, which Russia continues to occupy, and there is also analysis that they have advanced troops into villages, which could serve as a springboard for a future counteroffensive. is the focus.
Two by-elections for the House of Representatives Nagasaki 4th district and the House of Councilors Tokushima Kochi constituency today's voting
Votes will be counted on the 22nd for the two by-elections for the Nagasaki 4th district of the House of Representatives and the Tokushima-Kochi constituency of the House of Councilors. In both cases, the ruling and opposition parties 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.
Elucidating the genetic mechanism that increases Alzheimer's disease risk
A group at Keio University announced that they have discovered through experiments using iPS cells that a special gene, which is known to increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, but whose detailed mechanism was not understood, interferes with the function of nerve cells. Did.