G7 Agreed on code of conduct and guidelines for generative AI developers
The G7 = seven major countries aim to create common rules for the use and regulation of generative AI during the Hiroshima AI Process, and a code of conduct and guidelines for developers have been compiled. We are requesting the development and introduction of a means to distinguish whether content has been created by generation AI.
Hong Kong district council election deadline for candidacy: Democratic parties unable to submit nominations
Applications for candidacy for the district council elections to be held in December in Hong Kong have closed, and while more than 100 people from pro-China political parties have submitted their candidacies, major democratic parties that are critical of the government have submitted their candidacies. Not a single person was able to report it. In the last election four years ago, the democratic faction won an overwhelming victory, but since then the electoral system has been changed to favor pro-China factions, and the democratic faction has been eliminated.
“Israeli ground forces reach main road in Gaza Strip” local report
The Israeli military is expanding its military operations on the ground in the Palestinian Gaza Strip. On the morning of the 30th, there were local reports that Israeli ground forces had arrived at the main road that runs through the Gaza Strip from north to south, and it appears that they are aiming to divide the Gaza Strip into north and south for operations.
Monitoring survey after release of treated water Publication of precise analysis results Ministry of the Environment
Regarding the monitoring survey after the treated water accumulated at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was released into the sea, the Ministry of the Environment conducted a detailed analysis showing that the concentration of tritium in the seawater sampled the day after the release was 5 becquerels per liter at its highest point. The results have been announced.
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Trouble with waste liquid “Amount scattered tens of times more than announced”
TEPCO initially announced that the amount of waste liquid that was scattered was about 100 milliliters after a worker cleaning contaminated water treatment equipment at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was exposed to waste liquid containing radioactive substances. However, interviews with workers have revealed that the actual number is believed to be several dozen times higher.
Wild boar appears in an area lined with houses in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka; work to capture it
On the afternoon of the 30th, a wild boar appeared in an area lined with homes and businesses in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City, and police and others are working to capture it.
Man in his 70s injured after being attacked by a bear on his home grounds in Kazuno, Akita
A man in his 70s was attacked by a bear on his property in Kazuno City, Akita Prefecture, and suffered head and other injuries. The number of people injured in bear attacks this year in Akita Prefecture is now 60, triple the number in 2017, which was the previous record high.
Russian Defense Minister expresses desire to collaborate with China to form a counterforce to the West
In a speech in Beijing, Russia, Russian Defense Minister Shoigu said, ``Russia-China relations are becoming more and more attractive to other countries,'' and said that Russia would cooperate with China and encourage emerging countries as well. He expressed his desire to form a force that could compete with the West while involving them.
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism holds expert review committee due to lack of reserve funds for condominium repair costs, etc.
There are an increasing number of cases where there is not enough reserve funds to cover the repair costs of condominiums. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has begun a study by experts due to insufficient estimates of repair costs and the setting of collection fees, as well as rising repair costs due to soaring prices of materials.
31-year-old actor arrested for stealing bank cards in Tokyo
A 31-year-old actor was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department on suspicion of fraud after allegedly defrauding a man in Tokyo of using his bank card.
North Korea's ``repatriation project'' ``continued illegal activities'' Tokyo High Court remands
Since the 1950s, Koreans residing in Japan, including their Japanese wives, have sought compensation from the North Korean government, saying they were forced to live a harsh life in the ``repatriation project''. In the second instance judgment of the case, the Tokyo High Court recognized North Korea's continued unlawful conduct, stating that ``the plaintiffs' lives were taken away from them,'' and ordered the first instance to retry the case.
“Vicarious execution” trial over approval of Henoko construction in Okinawa concludes with first argument
On the 30th, the first court case filed by the national government to approve construction work on behalf of the prefecture regarding ground improvement work off the coast of Henoko, Nago City, where the U.S. military base Futenma in Okinawa will be relocated, was filed for the first time. An argument was held. In response to the national government's argument that ``it is illegal for the prefecture to not approve the construction, and there is no other option than to execute on its behalf,'' Governor Tamaki of Okinawa Prefecture said, ``I hope they will decide that the best way to resolve the issue is through dialogue.'' '', and the hearing was over.
U.S. Biden administration announces executive order including new standards regarding AI safety
The Biden administration in the United States has announced an executive order that includes new standards for the safety of AI (artificial intelligence), whose use is rapidly expanding around the world.
Sendai Nuclear Power Plant Units 1 and 2 Extension of operation period Approval expected on November 1st
The Nuclear Regulation Authority is expected to approve an extension on November 1 for Units 1 and 2 of the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, for which Kyushu Electric Power has applied for an extension of the operating period, which is basically limited to 40 years. Ta.
JR East will install multi-functional lockers that can receive luggage at stations, etc.
JR East has announced plans to install multi-functional lockers that can be used for things such as baggage collection at around 1,000 locations, including within station premises. By receiving packages at the station closest to your home, the aim is to reduce redelivery, which is a burden on delivery companies.
Bear in warehouse in Oshu, Iwate, captured nearly 30 hours after being reported, no injuries
In Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture, a bear that had entered a warehouse on the premises of a residence and was trapped was captured nearly 30 hours after it was reported. No one was injured.
Professional Baseball Sawamura Award Orix Yoshinobu Yamamoto 3rd consecutive year, first in Pacific League
For the third consecutive year, Orix pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who won four major titles for starting pitchers, including most wins and best ERA, won the Sawamura Award, which is given to the most active starting pitcher in professional baseball this season with a complete game. was selected. He is the second person since Shoichi Kaneda to win the award three years in a row, and the first for a Pacific League pitcher.
Up to 3,000 personal information leaked at Tokio Marine & Nichido insurance agency?
Due to a system configuration error at Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance, a major non-life insurance company, multiple insurance agents were able to view the personal information of policyholders that would otherwise be inaccessible for approximately five years, resulting in the disclosure of up to 3,000 personal information items. It was announced that it may have been leaked and viewed.
[Uncut press conference] Go: Sumire Nakamura, a female Kisei player, transfers to the Korean Ki Center
Female Kisei Nakamura Sumire (14), who is a professional Go player and holds the record for being the youngest female to win the title, held a press conference at the Nippon Ki Institute in Tokyo on the 30th, following the decision to transfer to the Korea Ki Institute in 2024. I thought it was necessary for me to study in a higher-level environment," he said, explaining the reason for his transfer.
Doctor barricaded in house and murdered; audio of entire incident played in court
At the trial of a 67-year-old defendant accused of barricading himself in a house in Fujimino City, Saitama Prefecture, and killing his mother's doctor with a shotgun in January last year, prosecutors released an audio recording of the whole incident. It was played in court to clarify the dire situation at the time.
Tokaido Shinkansen wagon sales end tomorrow due to decreased sales and labor shortage
JR Tokai will end the sale of wagons inside the Tokaido Shinkansen trains on the 31st. This is due to the decline in in-vehicle sales and the difficulty in securing sales staff due to a labor shortage.
Ikebukuro rampage accident family member names 'murder threat' call to Metropolitan Police Department
He cited the name of the bereaved family who lost his wife and daughter in an out-of-control accident in Ikebukuro, Tokyo four years ago, and threatened to kill them, saying things like, ``It's strange to make an elderly driver pay.'' It turned out that an anonymous phone call had been made to the Metropolitan Police Department. Last week, the Tokyo District Court ordered the elderly driver who caused the accident and his insurance company to pay compensation for this accident.
Domestic automakers Decrease in sales volume in China Impact of rapid spread of EVs
Seven out of eight major Japanese automakers' worldwide sales in the first half of this fiscal year exceeded the same period in the previous fiscal year, but sales in China decreased for most companies. EVs (electric vehicles) are rapidly spreading in China, and each company is reviewing their strategies.
Chinese military uniform leader: “Taiwan will not show mercy no matter who tries to divide it”
At an international conference on security being held in China, the head of the uniformed Chinese military gave a speech, expressing a positive attitude toward resuming dialogue with the United States, but also said about Taiwan, ``Who will separate Taiwan from China?'' Even so, the Chinese military will never relent,'' he said, strongly restraining the American side.
Sumo Kyushu Tournament Newcomer Kitanowaka: ``Finally, we've made it this far.''
The 22-year-old Kitanowaka, who is a new member of the Sumo Kyushu Tournament starting on November 12th, attended a press conference in Fukuoka City on the 30th and said, ``This is what I've been aiming for, and I've finally come this far. I want to aim for it," he said with enthusiasm.
New Sumo Kyushu Tournament Opening Minomi "I want to do my best as a small soldier sumo wrestler"
Minomi, a native of Okinawa who has just joined the Sumo Tournament in Kyushu, which starts on the 12th of next month, spoke at a press conference and expressed her aspirations, saying, ``I want to do my best as a small-sized sumo wrestler who can fight head-on without running away.''
Kato Children’s Minister “Office rent paid to mothers and tax treatment is appropriate”
Kato, the Minister in charge of Children's Policy, revealed at the House of Representatives Budget Committee that the mothers had been paying the rent for the office of a fund management organization, and explained that tax procedures such as final tax returns were being carried out appropriately. Did.
Grand Sumo Kyushu Tournament New Opening Higashi Hakuryu ``I want to aim for the third prize''
27-year-old Higashi Hakuryu, who has decided to make his debut at the Kyushu Sumo Tournament starting November 12th, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, ``If I have a goal, I want to aim for the Sansho.''
Nagano: Emergency inspections begin in bear sighting areas across the prefecture
This month, in response to the death of a man believed to have been attacked by a bear in Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture, the prefecture began emergency inspections on the 30th in areas across the prefecture where bears have been sighted.
Public Security Intelligence Agency requests for 3-year renewal of observation punishment for 3 religious groups including “Aleph”
The Public Security Intelligence Agency has determined that three religious groups, including Aleph, which changed its name from Aum Shinrikyo, remain under strong influence even after the execution of former leader Akiaki Asahara, whose real name is Chizuo Matsumoto, a former death row inmate. I requested the Public Safety Review Commission to renew my probationary sentence, which expires in January, for three years.
Chiba Ichihara, the nation's first prison for young inmates with developmental disabilities
The first prison in Japan to house only young inmates with developmental disabilities or intellectual disabilities, with a focus on supporting their reintegration into society, was established in Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture.
Iwate Oshu A bear is trapped in a warehouse because he is so excited that he cannot use a tranquilizer gun.
On the 29th, a bear that entered a warehouse on the premises of a residence in Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture was so agitated that a tranquilizer gun could not be used, and the bear is still trapped in the warehouse for a whole day. We are discussing.
Prime Minister: “There is no contradiction between reducing taxes such as income tax and increasing taxes to secure defense costs”
At the House of Representatives Budget Committee on the 30th, Prime Minister Kishida spoke about the compatibility between tax cuts such as income tax, which the government and ruling party are considering as new economic measures, and tax increases aimed at securing funding for defense costs. He expressed the idea that the implementation timing of the strengthening of financial institutions is not contradictory, as the implementation timing is decided with maximum consideration to the economic, wage and price situation.
Long-term interest rates temporarily rose to 0.890%, the highest level in about 10 years
In the bond market on the 30th, the selling of Japanese government bonds became even stronger, and long-term interest rates at one point hit 0.890%, the highest level in about 10 years since July 2013.
Spain 1st Division Takefusa Kubo invites opponent's handball and wins PK, game is a draw
On the 29th, Takefusa Kubo of Real Sociedad in the Spanish First Division created a chance to score against Vallecano.
Number of bears affected is 173, worst ever in 18 prefectures, calls for thorough countermeasures
According to NHK, the number of people who have been attacked and injured by bears has reached at least 173 people in 18 prefectures so far this fiscal year. This is the worst damage ever since the country began keeping statistics, and the national and local governments are calling for thorough measures to be taken.
Discussions with representatives of various countries on peace plan proposed by Ukraine postponed in joint statement
Talks to discuss Ukraine's proposed peace plan with Russia were held in the Mediterranean island nation of Malta with the participation of representatives from 66 countries and international organizations, with the aim of cooperating in areas such as nuclear and radiological safety and food security. We confirmed that we will continue to strengthen the system.
Two people killed in shooting in Florida, US: “Some people were celebrating Halloween”
On the 29th, there was a shooting incident in the southern state of Florida in the United States, which appears to have been triggered by an argument between two groups, leaving two people dead and 18 injured. American media reported that there were many people nearby who were celebrating Halloween, and the scene was noisy.
[Updated from time to time] Telephone conversation between Israeli Prime Minister and US President Biden
The Israeli military is gradually expanding its military operations, carrying out heavy airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, which is under the effective control of the Islamic organization Hamas, and deploying additional ground forces such as tanks. More than 8,000 people have died in the Gaza Strip due to a series of clashes, and the situation has become critical, with water and food shortages due to the Israeli blockade, and large numbers of people breaking into United Nations warehouses and stealing food. Under these circumstances, US President Biden spoke by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on the 29th. According to the White House, President Biden reiterated that ``Israel has the right and responsibility to protect its own people from terrorism,'' regarding the situation in Gaza, and ``in line with international humanitarian law, which prioritizes protecting civilians. "We need to move forward in a tangible way," he said. President Biden also emphasized the need for an immediate and significant increase in the provision of humanitarian aid to civilians in the Gaza Strip. *We will keep you updated on developments related to Israel and Palestine on the 30th (Japan time).
Bank of Japan monetary policy meeting to start on the 30th, focus on future policy management
The Bank of Japan will hold a monetary policy meeting for two days starting on the 30th. The policy is to continue monetary easing in order to encourage companies to continue raising wages, but as the yen continues to weaken and long-term interest rates approach the de facto upper limit of 1%, it is unclear what kind of policy stance it will take while keeping an eye on financial market trends. The focus will be on
"Level 4" self-driving vehicle service suspended due to collision with bicycle Fukui
On the morning of the 29th, in Eiheiji-cho, Fukui Prefecture, there was an accident in which a vehicle that was operating at "Level 4" fully autonomous driving under certain conditions for the first time in the country collided with a bicycle on the side of the road. did. No one was injured, but the town's Third Sector, which operates the train, decided to suspend operations until it was confirmed it was safe to do so.
After the decision to retrial Iwao Hakamada nine years ago, the then presiding judge of the district court issued an unusual opinion.
New facts have come to light regarding the retrial of Iwao Hakamada, who was sentenced to death for the murder of four members of his family in Shizuoka Prefecture 57 years ago. It has been revealed that the former presiding judge of the Shizuoka District Court, who made the decision to grant a retrial nine years ago, submitted an unusual written opinion refuting the prosecution's complaint in order to avoid prolonging the trial. I did. The former presiding judge recently gave an interview to NHK, and revealed his feelings about the long time it took for the retrial to begin, saying, ``I'm sorry to Mr. Hakamada and his sister Hideko.'' Ta.
Henoko construction not approved by Okinawa Prefecture: First argument to be held on the 30th for execution on behalf of the government
The first case was filed on the 30th in a lawsuit filed by the national government to approve construction works on behalf of the prefecture, regarding ground improvement work off the coast of Henoko in Nago City, where the U.S. military base Futenma in Okinawa is being relocated. An argument will be held. While the national government is proceeding with legal procedures to get the construction work started as soon as possible, the prefectural government plans to take the governor himself to court and request that the governor dismiss the lawsuit, saying, ``Execution by proxy is against the will of the people.''