Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant: Five workers are accidentally splashed with waste liquid at the contaminated water treatment facility.
Tokyo Electric Power Company announced that there was an incident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant where five workers who were cleaning contaminated water treatment equipment were accidentally splashed with waste fluid containing radioactive materials. All of them were wearing protective clothing, but because the radiation dose of two of them did not fall below the standard even after decontamination, they were transported to Fukushima Medical University, where decontamination is continuing.
Diabetic drugs for diet purposes are not reaching the patients who need them due to inappropriate use
The Japan Medical Association has called for an end to inappropriate use of diabetes medications, citing cases where they are being used for dieting purposes and are not reaching the patients who need them.
United Nations Security Council to vote on US resolutions including "temporary cessation of hostilities"
Regarding the military conflict between the Israeli army and the Islamic organization Hamas, Brazil, which holds this month's chair of the United Nations Security Council, has adopted a US resolution calling for a "temporary cessation of fighting" in order to provide humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. It was announced that a vote on the proposal would be held in the afternoon of the 25th, starting at 4 a.m. on the 26th Japan time. U.S. Secretary of State Blinken said at a Security Council meeting on the 24th that ``a temporary cessation of humanitarian fighting must be considered so that necessary humanitarian supplies can reach the Gaza Strip.''
Professional Baseball Rakuten Hiroki Matsui informs teams of his intention to exercise free agent rights, including overseas
Professional baseball pitcher Hiroki Matsui, who won the title of Save King on Rakuten, has informed the team of his intention to exercise his rights as a free agent, including overseas.
Regarding surgical requirements for gender change, special law provisions violate constitution, Supreme Court
The Grand Bench of the Supreme Court has ruled that the law's requirement that people with gender identity disorder must undergo surgery to eliminate their reproductive ability in order to change their registered gender is ``unconstitutional.'' This is the 12th time since the war that the Supreme Court has judged a legal provision to be unconstitutional, and the Diet will be forced to review the law. On the other hand, the High Court ordered that the petition by the parties seeking to have their gender changed without surgery be retried.
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Yamada submits resignation; Weekly magazine reports on women's issues
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Yamada submitted his resignation to Moriyama, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, in response to reports regarding his own issues with women.
Nagoya high school gymnasium burnt down; traces of burnt wiring on mats
On the night of the 23rd, a fire gutted a high school gymnasium in Nagoya City. When police investigated the scene, they found what appeared to be burnt wiring cut on gymnastics mats, and the police and fire department investigated the gymnasium's electrical system. We are conducting a detailed investigation into the cause of the fire, including whether there were any abnormalities.
Three defendants in Fukushima Minamisoma robbery and injury case sentenced to 7 to 6 years in prison
In February this year, the Fukushima District Court was held in a case of robbery and injury in which three people who had gathered together as part-time workers broke into a house in Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture, assaulted and injured an elderly couple, and stole cash and other items. sentenced each of the three to seven to six years in prison.
Russia to withdraw ratification of CTBT, hints at restarting nuclear tests, strengthens restraint on US
In Russia, the House of Representatives and the Senate passed a decision to withdraw ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The Putin administration has also indicated the possibility of resuming nuclear tests, further strengthening its restraints on the United States, which is deepening the conflict with the invasion of Ukraine.
"Council for the Realization of New Capitalism" to strengthen support such as capital investment due to labor shortage
In light of the worsening labor shortage among small and medium-sized enterprises in various fields, the government announced at a meeting of the Council for the Realization of New Capitalism on the 25th that it would strengthen support for capital investment and other efforts by companies working to improve operational efficiency. I confirmed that I will go.
House of Representatives member Seiji Kihara's wife's ex-husband dies; bereaved family files charges of murder and accepts case
It has been learned that the family of House of Representatives member Seiji Kihara's wife's ex-husband died in a house in Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward in 2006, and that the family filed a complaint with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department on suspicion of murder.
“Forced sterilization under old Eugenic Protection Law” 2nd trial also orders state to pay compensation Sendai High Court
In a case in which two men in Miyagi Prefecture sued the government alleging that they were forced to undergo sterilization under the old Eugenics Protection Act, the Sendai High Court, which held the second instance, ruled that the former Eugenics Protection Act violated the Constitution, and the first instance ruled that He then handed down a judgment ordering the state to pay compensation.
Gaza continues to exchange attacks, will fuel needed for aid operations run out on the night of the 25th?
The Israeli military continues to carry out heavy airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, which is under the effective control of the Islamic organization Hamas, and Hamas continues to exchange attacks into the 25th, including launching rockets and attacks from the coast. The humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip is becoming more serious, with local United Nations agencies complaining that they will run out of fuel for aid operations as early as the night of the 25th.
House of Councilors plenary session: Unprecedented complaint from Liberal Democratic Party leader to Prime Minister during representative question
On the 25th, during a representative question held at a plenary session of the House of Councilors, a senior member of the Liberal Democratic Party made an unusually harsh statement to Prime Minister Kishida regarding economic measures and other matters.
70 cases in 2 years of "anonymous and fluid criminal group" who carried out dark part-time jobs
Crimes in which executors gathered through underground part-time jobs go to the crime scene and aim for cash and other assets are not limited to traditional special fraud, but are also expanding to robberies, and the methods are becoming more and more violent. According to a National Police Agency summary, there were 70 robberies and other incidents across the country in the two years up to September involving groups known as ``anonymous and mobile crime groups'' in which part-time workers were the perpetrators. got it.
NHK reporter Sato's parents attend memorial service for those who died in work-related accidents for the first time
A memorial service was held in Hachioji, Tokyo, to commemorate those who died from overwork due to long working hours or workplace accidents, which were recognized as work-related accidents. The parents of NHK reporter Miwa Sato also attended for the first time.
North Korea unusually "silent", focusing on preparations for launch of military reconnaissance satellite
In October, the United States brought a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to South Korea and landed a strategic bomber, but North Korea did not launch ballistic missiles, which it had repeatedly done as a countermeasure. continues to be silent. There are also speculations that the country is concentrating on preparations for the third launch of a military reconnaissance satellite, which has been announced to take place in October.
Unusual changes during “autumn harvest” affect the quality and yield of agricultural crops due to record heat
This past summer was the hottest on record. This has had a major impact on the yield and quality of agricultural crops. ``Green onions'' did not grow to a sufficient thickness, and ``Japanese parsley'' suffered a significant drop in yield. Some events may be canceled... The impact is spreading all over the place.
Manufacturer affiliated with former Hitachi, Ltd. goes public with market capitalization exceeding 540 billion yen, the largest this year
On the 25th, a semiconductor manufacturing equipment manufacturer affiliated with the former Hitachi, Ltd. was listed on the prime market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The market capitalization at the time of listing exceeded 540 billion yen, making it the largest listing this year.
Ministry of the Environment releases treated water “tritium concentration falls below detection limit for 8th time”
Regarding the results of the eighth round of monitoring conducted by the Ministry of the Environment after the release of treated water from the Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the sea, the Ministry of the Environment announced on the 25th that tritium was detected at all locations as before. It was announced that the concentration was below the lower limit of detection.
Former Unification Church issue first meeting of LDP working team “Direction expected in mid-November”
Regarding the issue surrounding the former Unification Church, both the Liberal Democratic Party and the New Komeito Party have held their first meeting of a working team to consider measures to provide relief to victims, with plans to submit the necessary bills to the Diet by the middle of next month. We have confirmed that we are solidifying our direction.
45th anniversary of Japan-China Treaty of Peace and Friendship, government officials from both countries exchange views Beijing
This month marks 45 years since the Japan-China Treaty of Peace and Friendship entered into force, and a symposium was held in Beijing attended by government officials and experts from both countries to exchange opinions on Japan-China relations.
Male employee dies at deer farm due to attack by deer Iinan Town, Shimane
Shortly after noon on the 25th, a male employee was found collapsed in a cage housing deer at the prefecture's research center in Iinan Town, Shimane Prefecture, and was later confirmed dead. The employee had injuries all over his body, and police believe he may have been attacked by a deer, and are currently investigating the details of the incident.
NBA opening game: Lakers Hachimura scores 6 points, Suns Watanabe contributes to victory with 8 points
The new season of NBA (American professional basketball) has begun, and the Lakers' player Rui Hachimura appeared as a substitute in the game against the Nuggets and scored 6 points. The team lost to last season's champions and got off to a bad start.
Matsuyama "Botchan Train" will be suspended for the time being due to lack of drivers etc.
The sightseeing train ``Botchan Train'' operated by Iyo Railway in Matsuyama City will be suspended for the time being due to a lack of drivers, and Mayor Noshi said at a press conference on the 24th that it is an important tourism content for the city. He expressed his intention to proceed with discussions with the railway side toward resuming operations.
Supermarket sales in September increased by 2.8% compared to the same month last year, the 7th consecutive month of increase
Sales at major supermarkets nationwide were 1,070.8 billion yen in September, an increase of 2.8% compared to the same month last year due to the impact of product price increases, and an increase of 2.8% for the seventh consecutive month. Ta.
Boxing Naoya Inoue to fight in December to unify the 4-group championship in the 2nd division
Professional boxing super bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue, who is the unified champion of two groups, will face off against another unified champion of the Philippines, a fighter from the Philippines, on December 26th, for the unification of the second division's four-group title. He expressed his determination, saying, ``I want to show overwhelming strength and win.''
Gasoline price 173.4 yen per liter, falling for 7 consecutive weeks due to subsidy expansion
The national average retail price of regular gasoline as of the 23rd was 173.4 yen per liter, declining for seven consecutive weeks due to the expansion of government subsidies.
Ghibli Park “Mononoke no Sato” to open in November Aichi Nagakute
``Mononoke no Sato'', which will open in November at ``Ghibli Park'' in Nagakute City, Aichi Prefecture, which expresses the world of Studio Ghibli's works, was opened to the press on the 25th.
Lawyer in Kofu couple murder arson case claims “weak mental health”
In October last year, the first trial was held for the then 19-year-old defendant, who was charged with murder and arson for killing a couple in their 50s in a house in Kofu City and setting the house on fire. He admitted to the murder and arson, but claimed that at the time he was in a state of mental deterioration, with a markedly diminished capacity for responsibility.
33 US states suing Meta for “neglecting social media addiction among children and young people”
Thirty-three states in the U.S. have accused IT giants and the former Facebook of leaving the system in place, knowing that the use of social media was having a negative impact on the mental health of children and young people, without taking appropriate measures filed a lawsuit.
Ministry of Finance leaves national economic outlook unchanged, ``downward decline in overseas economies is a risk''
The Ministry of Finance has left its assessment of the national economy as ``moderately recovering.'' As for the outlook, risks include a downturn in overseas economies, including the effects of global monetary tightening.
Akita Prefectural Governor apologizes for comments regarding Shikoku region cuisine, “uninformed remark”
Governor Satake of Akita Prefecture gave a lecture in Akita City on the 23rd, calling the cuisine of the Shikoku region ``poor,'' and after receiving criticism on social media, he held a press conference at the prefectural office on the 25th and said, ``It's very poor.'' "That was an ignorant remark," he apologized.
Shiga Higashiomi Mayor's remarks regarding free school, apology but no retraction
Masakiyo Ogura, the mayor of Higashiomi City, Shiga Prefecture, said of his comments regarding free schools, ``I deeply regret and apologize for hurting the parents and the people running the school with my inconsiderate one phrase.'' ” he said. On the other hand, he reiterated that he has no intention of retracting his statement.
House of Councilors plenary session representative question: debate over economic measures, ministerial qualifications, etc.
At the plenary session of the House of Councilors, which began on the 25th, representatives from each party began questioning Prime Minister Kishida's policy speech, and debate ensued over new economic measures in response to rising prices and the qualifications of cabinet ministers.
Wild boar in central Chiba, three injured, including police officer
In the early hours of the 25th, a wild boar appeared in the center of Chiba City, and one man who witnessed it was injured. The boar was captured just after 9 a.m., and two police officers who were tasked with capturing it were also bitten and injured.
Shogi "Ryuo Match" 3rd game Will Fujii Hakkou defend his title?
The third round of the seventh match of the Ryuo Tournament, the pinnacle of the eight major shogi titles, has begun in Kitakyushu City. All eyes will be on whether Sota Fujii (21), who has already won two races, will win and defend his title, or whether his challenger, Takumi Ito (21), who is the same age as him, will make a comeback.
Atmospheric instability over a wide area in western and northern Japan. Be careful of lightning strikes and gusts of wind.
Atmospheric conditions are extremely unstable over a wide area from western Japan to northern Japan due to strong cold air flowing into the sky at this time of year. There is a risk that the weather could change suddenly, and the Japan Meteorological Agency urges people to be careful about lightning, tornadoes, severe gusts of wind, hail, and sudden heavy rain.
Japan Mobility Show opens tomorrow, Japanese companies unveiling next-generation EVs, etc.
The venue was opened to the press ahead of the opening of the Japan Mobility Show, which was renamed from the Tokyo Motor Show, on the 26th. Japanese automakers will be unveiling new concept cars for the next generation of EVs (electric vehicles).
US launches over 400 airstrikes in Gaza Strip in one day, calling for temporary cessation of hostilities
The Israeli military has been intensifying its attacks in the Palestinian Gaza Strip, conducting airstrikes on more than 400 locations a day, and a series of clashes since the 7th of this month have left more than 2,300 children dead and the number of civilian casualties increasing. Continuing. Under these circumstances, at a ministerial meeting of the United Nations Security Council, US Secretary of State Blinken expressed support for Israel, but called for a temporary cessation of fighting in order to provide humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. I did.
“13 attacks on US military bases in Iraq and Syria so far” US Department of Defense
Iran-backed forces have repeatedly attacked bases in Iraq and Syria where US troops are stationed, and the US Department of Defense has revealed that there have been a total of 13 attacks since the 17th of this month. Did. The United States is hastening the deployment of air defense missile systems to these regions.
Trump's former aide testifies that he was not honest about storming Congress
Former US President Donald Trump was charged with attempting to overturn the results of the presidential election in connection with the storming of the US Capitol a year ago, and US media reported that a former aide said the former president was not being honest. It was reported that he gave testimony that supported the prosecution's claims.
CIA trained Ukrainian intelligence agency involved in assassination in Russia?
A leading American newspaper reported that Ukrainian intelligence agencies, which had received training from the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) for many years, were involved in covert operations such as assassinations that occurred in Russia after Russia invaded Ukraine.
US GM Cruise's fully self-driving taxi operation license suspended
The state of California in the western United States has suspended a company operating fully self-driving taxis in San Francisco from being allowed to operate without a driver on the grounds that they are not safe to operate on public roads. .
Fire at a house in Hasuda, Saitama; two people unable to be contacted
On the morning of the 25th, a fire broke out in a house in Hasuda City, Saitama Prefecture, and firefighters are working to extinguish the fire. According to the fire department, there are two people who have not been able to contact them, so they are investigating the situation in detail.
Long-term interest rates rise to 0.865%, the highest level in about 10 years
In the bond market on the 25th, selling of Japanese government bonds intensified, and long-term interest rates hit 0.865% just after 9 a.m., the highest level in about 10 years since July 2013. In the United States, the yield on 10-year government bonds, an indicator of long-term interest rates, has remained at a high level of nearly 5% due to the view that monetary tightening will be prolonged. As a result, upward pressure on long-term interest rates is increasing even in Japan.
Germany: Emails threatening to plant explosives at schools, broadcasting stations, etc.
With the situation in Israel and Palestine raising concerns about terrorism in Europe, students in Germany were forced to evacuate after receiving a series of e-mails alleging that explosives had been planted at schools and broadcasting stations across the country. became.
Iceland strikes for gender equality, Prime Minister cancels official duties
In Iceland, a Scandinavian country said to have the most advanced gender equality in the world, women went on a nationwide strike to eliminate the wage gap with men, and the prime minister also canceled his official duties to achieve complete gender equality. called out.
Microsoft Google Increased sales and profits due to strong cloud business
In the financial results for the three months ending last month for American IT giants Microsoft and Google's parent company, both companies posted increases in revenue and profits due to strong performance in their cloud businesses. In both cases, the sales growth rate has turned to double digits, and attention will be focused on the impact that the generative AI that they are focusing on will have on their future business results.
Brazil criminal gang sets fire to 35 buses in retaliation for police investigation
In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where the G20 summit is scheduled to be held, local criminal organizations set fire to at least 35 buses running in the city, raising concerns about the worsening security situation. is spreading.
U.S. House of Representatives Republicans withdraw immediately after deciding on new speaker candidate; chaos continues
As the United States House of Representatives continues to experience an unusual situation in which there is no speaker, the Republican Party, which holds the majority, has selected a member of the number three party in the House of Representatives as its new speaker candidate. However, it is reported that the members were forced to withdraw immediately due to opposition within the party, and the situation continues to be chaotic.
[Updated on the 25th] More than 2,000 children have died in the Gaza Strip
The number of casualties from Israeli airstrikes has soared in the Palestinian Gaza Strip in recent days, with health authorities there saying more than 2,000 children have been killed since the series of clashes began. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that ``every effort will be made to avoid civilian casualties,'' but he has warned that Hamas is responsible and must be prepared for a ``long war'' with Hamas. . We will keep you updated on the latest developments.
Ask an expert: Is GDP positive for the fifth consecutive quarter?
America's GDP = Gross Domestic Product from July to September will be announced on the 26th. There is a widespread view in the market that this will be the fifth consecutive quarter of positive growth, and this is likely to demonstrate the robustness of the American economy even with high interest rates.
Atmospheric instability in western and northern Japan late tonight; watch out for lightning and tornadoes
Due to the strong cold air flowing into the sky for this time of year, atmospheric conditions are expected to become extremely unstable over a wide area from western Japan to northern Japan late into the night of the 25th. We urge people to be careful about hail and sudden heavy rain.
US GM withdraws earnings forecast due to United Auto Workers strike
GM (General Motors), a major American automaker, has announced that it will withdraw its earnings forecast for this year, citing uncertain business results due to the UAW (United Auto Workers Union) strike. A prolonged strike is affecting American auto production.
“Is surgery necessary to change gender on family register?” Supreme Court rules today
On the 25th, the Grand Bench of the Supreme Court will issue a decision on a petition by 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. There is a possibility that a new constitutional judgment will be made regarding the surgical requirements required by the law, and it will be interesting to see what kind of judgment the Supreme Court will make.
UN Security Council Israel and Palestine exchange accusations
A ministerial-level meeting was held at the United Nations Security Council regarding the military clash between the Israeli army and the Islamic organization Hamas, which resulted in a fierce exchange of criticisms from the foreign ministers of both Israel and Palestine. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Blinken, while expressing his support for Israel, called for a temporary cessation of fighting in order to provide humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.
Expressway commuting discounts to be expanded to 24 hours a day, to be introduced on a trial basis from April next year
Regarding the toll discount measures for people who use expressways for commuting, etc., which are designed to alleviate congestion on general roads, the government has limited them to weekdays because the number of people who work regardless of the day of the week or time is increasing. Our policy is to offer discounts no matter when you use the service, including Saturdays and Sundays.