Unidentified 26-year-old man descends the mountain on his own in the Northern Alps; search continues for the other man
One of the two people from Tokyo who went missing after entering the Northern Alps from the trailhead in Omachi City, Nagano Prefecture on the 18th of this month, was a 26-year-old self-employed man from Setagaya Ward who descended the mountain on his own on the night of the 23rd. It turned out that he was protected by the police. There are no injuries and he is able to speak. Police will continue to search for the whereabouts of a 23-year-old male university student from Inagi City who was climbing with this man.
Rugby world rankings announced: Top two teams to face off in World Cup final
Rugby's international governing body, World Rugby, announced the world rankings on its website as of October 23rd. The top teams remain unchanged, with South Africa in first place and New Zealand in second place. The World Cup final will be held on October 29th, Japan time, and will pit the world's top two ranked teams against each other. On the other hand, Japan, which was eliminated in the first round, remains in 12th place.
Draft of new economic measures revealed Gasoline subsidy to be extended until the end of April next year
The draft plan for new economic measures that the government will soon formulate has been revealed. As a pillar of measures to combat high prices, subsidies to reduce gasoline prices and measures to reduce the burden of electricity and gas charges will be extended until the end of April next year, and adjustments will be made within the government and ruling party.
Rakuten Mobile receives first mobile phone platinum band allocation Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has decided to allocate the platinum band, a radio wave band that allows mobile phones to easily connect, to Rakuten Mobile. The company hopes to begin using radio waves within the next year to increase the number of subscribers even as its mobile phone business continues to be in the red.
[Breaking News] Fire spreading in high school gymnasium in Nagoya City
According to the fire department and police, multiple reports of ``flames and smoke coming out'' were received at the gymnasium of Meijo University High School in Nakamura Ward, Nagoya City, around 8 p.m. on the 23rd. More than 20 fire trucks and other vehicles were dispatched to extinguish the fire, but the fire is still burning. It is believed that about 10 students were involved in club activities at the time, but so far there have been no injuries or delays in evacuating. The scene is about 3 kilometers northwest of Nagoya Station, in an area surrounded by many residential buildings, and black smoke can be seen rising in the footage taken by NHK cameras. There are railway lines such as the Tokaido Shinkansen in the immediate vicinity, but according to JR Tokai, there is currently no impact on the operation of the Shinkansen or conventional lines.
US long-term interest rates temporarily exceed 5% for the first time in about 16 years
In the bond market on the 23rd, selling of US government bonds intensified, and the yield on 10-year government bonds, an indicator of long-term interest rates, briefly exceeded 5%. This is the first time in about 16 years since July 2007 that long-term interest rates in the United States have risen to the 5% range.
JR Shikoku will make 12 stations unmanned by next spring “to improve operational efficiency”
JR Shikoku, which continues to face difficult business conditions, has announced that in order to improve operational efficiency, 12 stations with little use will no longer be staffed with station staff from the end of this year until next spring, and the stations will become unstaffed.
A group of thieves caught stealing 45 luxury cars, with damages totaling over 170 million yen
A group of thieves was arrested for stealing 45 luxury cars in Saitama and Chiba prefectures using a technique known as the ``CAN invader,'' which illegally accessed cars' communication systems. According to the police, the damage amount is over 170 million yen.
Sawai Pharmaceutical conducts quality confirmation tests using fraudulent methods, issues voluntary recall
Sawai Pharmaceutical, a major generic pharmaceutical company headquartered in Osaka, has announced that it conducted post-sale quality tests on stomach medicine manufactured at its factory in Kyushu using a fraudulent method that had not been approved by the government. . Since no health hazards have been confirmed to date, the company is proceeding with a voluntary recall of drugs manufactured at this factory.
Akita prefecture governor will pay 5,000 yen per bear for catching bears
In light of the continued damage caused by bears in Akita Prefecture, Governor Satake has announced a policy to provide hunters with compensation of 5,000 yen per bear when they capture a bear.
"If only I had been paid a little more..." Discussion begins in earnest over revision of nursing care fees
``I felt it was rewarding, but I wish I had been paid a little more...'' These are the words of a man who quit his nursing job in February this year and moved to a different industry. While the number of people needing care continues to increase, nursing care facilities continue to be understaffed. Under these circumstances, full-scale discussions have begun regarding a review of nursing care fees.
A 73-year-old man was attacked and injured by a bear on the premises of a Toyama residence.
Just before 3pm on the 23rd, a 73-year-old man was attacked by a bear in a storehouse on the premises of a residence in Anyoji, Toyama City, and was taken to the hospital. The extent of his injuries is unknown, but he is said to be conscious. Police are calling for vigilance as there may still be bears near the scene.
Unprecedented 3 consecutive years of total non-payment of state subsidies to Nihon Universities
On the 23rd, an organization affiliated with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology decided to forego all state subsidies for this fiscal year for Nihon University, where two members of the American football club were arrested in a drug case. Nihon University has not been receiving grants for two years due to the tax evasion incident of the former president, and this is an unusual situation in which they have not received grants for three consecutive years. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology grants subsidies to private universities twice each year through affiliated organizations, depending on the number of students. Approximately 9 billion yen was awarded, the second largest amount.
Mongol Invasion Ships - Wood Found on the Seabed So far, 2 ships have been found off the coast of Matsuura City, Nagasaki
New wood that appears to be part of a ship has been discovered on the ocean floor off the coast of Matsuura City, Nagasaki Prefecture, where two Mongol invaders' ships that invaded Japan during the Kamakura period were found. According to Matsuura City, which is conducting an investigation, there is a possibility that this may be a third Mongol invasion ship.
Japan Fair Trade Commission to begin investigation of Google for suspected violation of antitrust law
When Google, the largest internet search engine, grants app store permission to smartphone manufacturers, it requires them to also include their own search apps and place them prominently on the device screen. The Fair Trade Commission has announced that it will begin an investigation on suspicion of violating the Antimonopoly Act.
Newspaper deliveries canceled one after another in depopulating mountain regions of Wakayama
In the mountainous areas of Wakayama Prefecture, where depopulation is progressing, newspaper deliveries are being stopped one after another because it is difficult to secure staff to deliver newspapers.
Man in his 60s injured after being attacked by a bear while working in the field Gojome Town, Akita Prefecture
On the morning of the 23rd, a man in his 60s who was working in a field in Gojome Town, Akita Prefecture, was attacked by a bear and suffered injuries to his face and other areas. This year, 53 people were injured in bear attacks in Akita Prefecture, setting a record high.
Tokaido Shinkansen: Delays of up to 2 hours in some sections
Due to a fire that broke out along the line in Aichi Prefecture on the morning of the 23rd, operation of the Tokaido Shinkansen was suspended for nearly two hours in some sections. As of 2:30 p.m., there are delays of up to two hours as a result of this.
Long-term interest rates rise to 0.860%, the highest level in 10 years and 3 months
In the bond market on the 23rd, the beginning of the week, selling of Japanese government bonds intensified, and long-term interest rates rose to 0.860%, the highest level in about 10 years since July 2013.
Prime Minister Kishida gives speech expressing his beliefs, intends to consider concrete measures with income tax reduction in mind
Prime Minister Kishida delivered a policy speech at a plenary session of the House of Representatives, regarding new economic measures, emphasizing that a portion of the increase in tax revenue would be returned to the people as a temporary measure to ease the burden of high prices, and increasing income tax. The government expressed its intention to proceed with consideration of specific measures with a tax reduction in mind.
House of Representatives Speaker Nukaga apologizes to the Imperial Household Agency for “handing paper for ceremonial address to His Majesty the Emperor”
Speaker of the House of Representatives Nukaga has apologized to the Imperial Household Agency after he mistakenly handed over the speech he had read aloud to His Majesty the Emperor during the opening ceremony of the extraordinary Diet session.
"Dinosaur Sports Day" in front of Fukui Station: Children and adults compete while pretending to be dinosaurs
A ``Dinosaur Sports Day'' was held in front of JR Fukui Station in Fukui City on the 22nd, where children and adults dressed up as dinosaurs and competed in races and other events.
Second release of treated water from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant completed as planned TEPCO
Tokyo Electric Power Company announced that the second release of treated water accumulated at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean, which began on the 5th of this month, was completed as planned just after noon on the 23rd.
Toyama bear sightings along the Kesamo River, local governments and others call for vigilance
There have been a number of reports of bear sightings in Toyama Prefecture, including the death of a 79-year-old woman who was apparently attacked by a bear on the premises of a residence in Toyama City on the 17th of this month. On the morning of the 23rd, police received a report that a bear was sighted along the river that runs between Toyama City and Tateyama Town, and local governments are calling for vigilance.
Tokaido Shinkansen resumes operation
According to JR Tokai, due to a fire on the slope that occurred in Aichi Prefecture, the Tokaido Shinkansen service was suspended on the outbound section between Tokyo and Nagoya and on the upbound section between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka, but at 12:00 p.m. Both vehicles resumed operation in the middle of the month.
President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister confirm continued support for Gaza Strip
As the conflict between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas continues, trucks carrying relief supplies entered the Gaza Strip for the second consecutive day on the 22nd. US President Biden announced that he had a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and confirmed that support would continue to be provided to the Gaza Strip, and the focus is on whether support will continue in a way that will lead to improvement of the humanitarian situation.
Tokaido Shinkansen Downbound Tokyo - Maibara Upward Kakegawa - Shin-Osaka Operation suspended
Due to a fire that broke out along the line in Aichi Prefecture just before 11 a.m., the Tokaido Shinkansen has suspended its outbound service between Tokyo and Maibara in Shiga Prefecture, and the inbound service between Kakegawa and Shin-Osaka in Shizuoka Prefecture. Masu.
Leaders of six countries, including the US, express support for Israel and call for compliance with international humanitarian law
As the conflict between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas continues, the leaders of six countries, including US President Biden, spoke by phone and reiterated their support for Israel and called for compliance with international humanitarian law, including the protection of civilians. I confirmed that I will go.
Real estate consulting company accused of hidden income and tax evasion of over 300 million yen
A real estate consulting company in Tokyo that arranges housing for corporate housing has been charged with corporate tax law by the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau for concealing income of over 300 million yen and evading taxes of approximately 80 million yen in the two years up to last year. He was charged with various violations.
Iranian woman sentenced to prison for reporting death of woman after arrest over headscarf
Last year, an Iranian court ruled against two journalists who were among the first to report on a woman who died after being arrested over the way she wore a headscarf, sparking large-scale demonstrations. He was sentenced to seven years in prison and six years in prison.
Figure GP Series First Match Women's Single Hina Yoshida placed 4th
In the figure skating Grand Prix Series, the first competition of this season in the United States, the second half of the women's single free skate was held on the 22nd, and Hina Yoshida, who was in 9th place in the first half, improved her score with a stable performance and finished in 4th place. It has entered.
Japan, US, and South Korea air forces hold first training exercise to strengthen security cooperation in response to North Korea
The South Korean military announced that it had conducted the first training exercise involving the air forces of Japan, the United States, and South Korea, and said it would strengthen security cooperation among the three countries in response to North Korea.
Children and Family Affairs Agency to subsidize entrance exam fees for middle and high school students from low-income households
In order to ensure that children have the opportunity to attend college regardless of their family's economic situation, the Children and Families Agency has newly established a program for high school and junior high school third-year students from single-parent households and low-income households whose income is below a certain level. We have decided to start subsidizing the cost of exams and mock exams.
More than 60% of companies are concerned about the operational burden of the invoice system, saying it is ``successfully responding''
While more than 60% of companies are responding smoothly to the consumption tax invoice system that started this month, more than 90% are concerned about an increase in their operational burden going forward. The results of a private survey have been compiled.
Situation in Ukraine: The future of the river crossing operation in the south is in focus
The Ukrainian army, which is continuing its counteroffensive with the aim of regaining territory, appears to be continuing fierce battles with the Russian army across the Dnipro River in the south, in areas on the eastern coast that Russia continues to occupy, and the focus is on how the offensive and defense will turn out. It has become one of the.
Prime Minister Kishida's policy speech today to express his thoughts on income tax reduction
At an extraordinary Diet session, Prime Minister Kishida will deliver a policy speech on the 23rd, in which he will express his intention to proceed with consideration of concrete measures toward reducing income tax. In response, the opposition parties plan to hold a debate starting on the 24th, demanding that the government respond to rising prices and implement economic measures put together by each party.
A new type of mineral, ``Hokkaido stone,'' is exhibited for the first time in Aibetsu town where it was discovered.
Hokkaido stone, which was registered as a new type of mineral by an international organization in January, was opened to the residents of Aibetsu Town, Hokkaido on the 22nd.
The sea bream and tuna on the table are also on display... Skeletal specimens brought in for display in Osaka
An event was held in Osaka on the 22nd in which people who create bone specimens of living things at museums brought their specimens to exhibit.
Tochigi High School Girl Abandonment Case Suspect rents a car in Utsunomiya City
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 have learned that the suspect had rented the car in Utsunomiya City. I learned this from an interview. Since then, the suspect has been moving around Tokyo and other areas, and police are investigating the suspect's whereabouts in detail.
[Updated from time to time] Israel prepares for ground operations, aid supplies also available in Gaza Strip
As the conflict between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas continues, the Israeli military is gathering military bulldozers in addition to tanks in the Gaza Strip and preparing for ground operations. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Netanyahu toured the northern border area with Lebanon, where sporadic fighting continues, and emphasized that the country is fighting on two fronts: Hamas in the south and the Shiite Islamic group Hezbollah in the north. *We will update you on the developments on the 23rd (Japan time).
By-election for the House of Representatives: Intense battle between ruling and opposition parties, with 1 win and 1 loss
In the two by-elections for the House of Representatives, where the ruling and opposition parties faced off, the Liberal Democratic Party maintained its seat in the Nagasaki 4th district of the House of Representatives, while the opposition won a seat in the Tokushima-Kochi constituency of the House of Councilors, resulting in one win and one loss for the ruling and opposition parties. .