Sighting trace data analysis
Damage caused by bears to humans has become an "abnormal situation" in various places. On October 31st, a man broke the glass door of the front door and entered a house, attacking two women.This is a series of incidents in places that were supposed to be safe. How do bears come into areas where people live? After analyzing data on sightings, tracks, population, and topography, we were able to determine the routes bears take to urban areas and what needs to be done to reduce damage.
Israeli military attacks Hamas base in Gaza: “Hospital generators may be shut down”
On October 31, the Israeli military, which is conducting ground operations in the Gaza Strip, carried out a fierce attack on a stronghold of the Islamic organization Hamas in a densely populated area where Palestinian refugees live, apparently resulting in many casualties. Health authorities in the Gaza Strip are complaining that generators at hospitals housing the injured will shut down within hours due to a lack of fuel.
“Missing” 71 cases in 5 years What happened in “after school day service”?
An after-school day service that takes care of children with disabilities. Last year, a middle school boy went missing from a facility in Suita, Osaka, and was found dead in a nearby river a week later. When NHK submitted information disclosure requests to local governments in the prefecture, it was found that over the past five years there have been a total of 71 cases of children going missing at facilities. Why do children go missing one after another in places that are important to them? As I continued my research, I began to see issues with the national system. (Osaka Broadcasting Station reporter Arata Horiuchi)
Otsuka Foods to voluntarily recall approximately 380,000 bottles of "Crystal Geyser"
Otsuka Foods, headquartered in Osaka, has announced that it will voluntarily recall approximately 380,000 bottles of Crystal Geyser, a mineral water it imports and sells, due to a defect in the mouth of the bottle. .
Israeli military ground operations seen by comparing satellite images
As the Islamic organization Hamas continues to carry out violent attacks on the Gaza Strip, a comparison of satellite images has revealed how the Israeli military is proceeding with its ground operations.
Why on earth is the yen's depreciation accelerating? How much will the burden on household budgets increase? Estimated by annual income
The yen continues to weaken. The price has finally dropped to the 151 yen level. In the Tokyo foreign exchange market on the 1st, the yen-selling and dollar-buying movement intensified in response to the results of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy meeting held on October 31st. The market view that the Bank of Japan's decision to make monetary policy more flexible has spread that it is not a major correction, and people are becoming aware of the difference in interest rates between Japan and the United States, and they are selling the yen to expect higher yields. The movement to buy dollars strengthened, and the yen depreciated. How fast will this movement accelerate? What is the impact on the Japanese economy?
Saitama post office barricaded The surrounding police officers were carrying...
A man in his 80s barricaded himself in a post office in Warabi City, Saitama Prefecture, with a handgun. The items carried by the police officers surrounding the scene became a hot topic on social media. In fact, this product was developed due to a certain incident in the past.
Two bodies found in two coffins in the building, perhaps used by a funeral company Aichi Prefecture
On the morning of November 1, two bodies were found in Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture, inside two coffins in a building that was believed to have been previously used by a funeral company. All of the bodies are male, and it appears that some time has passed since their death, and police are currently confirming their identities and investigating the details of how they happened.
Kanagawa Atsugi multi-storey parking lot fire "Is it a flashover phenomenon?"
In August this year, more than 150 cars were destroyed by a fire in the parking lot of a pachinko parlor in Atsugi City, Kanagawa Prefecture, and NHK filmed the inside of the parking lot for the first time with the parlor's permission. Experts who analyzed the video pointed out that a phenomenon similar to a ``flashover'' may have occurred, in which a fire that started in one car spread to the entire parking lot at once due to the heat of the flames and smoke. Masu.
Wildfire spreading in Ozu City, Ehime, city calls for nearby residents to evacuate
According to the fire department, around 3:30 p.m. on the 1st, they received a report of a ``wildfire'' in Shirataki, Ozu City, Ehime Prefecture. Firefighters are working to extinguish the fire, but the fire is still spreading and has not been brought under control. So far, no injuries or damage to homes have been confirmed. Since there are about seven houses about 500 meters from the site, Ozu City has opened an evacuation center and is calling on residents to evacuate.
Mitsubishi UFJ Bank 10-year fixed deposit interest rate increased to 100 times the highest level since 2012
Mitsubishi UFJ Bank has announced that it will raise interest rates on yen time deposits starting from the 6th of this month. In the case of a 10-year fixed deposit, the interest rate will increase from the current 0.002% to 0.2%, a 100-fold increase. In response to the recent rise in long-term interest rates, interest rates are at their lowest level since 2012.
At least 71 people killed by bears in October, highest number in one month NHK summary
When NHK compiled the number of people who were attacked and injured by bears, the number rose to 71 in the month of October, the highest number ever recorded in a single month. . So far this year, 180 people have been affected in at least 18 prefectures, making it the largest scale of damage ever seen since the national government began keeping statistics, and the national and local governments are calling for thorough countermeasures.
Japan Series: Hanshin come back or Orix win [18:00~]
Game 4 of the professional baseball Japan Series, the first competition in 59 years between Kansai-based teams, will be held at Koshien Stadium today, November 1st. Hanshin won the first game 8-0, Orix won the second game 8-0, and Orix won the third game yesterday, October 31st, 5-4. All eyes will be on whether Orix will make a move or Hanshin will bring it back to five minutes. The predicted starting pitchers for both teams are pitcher Hiroto Saiki for Hanshin and pitcher Fukuya Yamazaki for Orix. We will provide you with the latest information on the 4th match, which will be held from 6:00 p.m.
Gasoline retail price: National average 173.4 yen per liter, unchanged from last week
The national average retail price of regular gasoline as of October 30 was 173.4 yen per liter, unchanged from last week.
North Korea may decide to close some overseas diplomatic establishments one after another; view of difficulty in securing operating funds
North Korea appears to have decided to close some of its overseas diplomatic missions in Asia and Africa one after another, leading to speculation that it may be having difficulty securing operating funds due to economic sanctions imposed by the international community. is appearing.
Supreme Court to reach unified decision in lawsuit over former Eugenics Protection Act that forced sterilization
The Supreme Court has decided that a full bench of 15 judges will hear the case in which people who were forced to undergo sterilization due to disabilities or other reasons under the old Eugenics Protection Act are seeking compensation from the state. It is expected that a unified decision will be made. With courts in various regions making divided decisions, the focus is likely to be on whether the former Eugenics Protection Act violated the Constitution and whether there is a right to seek compensation.
``Jakoten'', which was said to be ``poor-smelling'', orders soar from Akita
Last month, Governor Satake of Akita Prefecture made a comment about Ehime Prefecture's specialty product Jakoten, calling it "poor and tasteful," and later apologized.As a result, Akita Prefecture has issued orders to stores that manufacture and sell Jakoten in Ehime Prefecture. orders are rapidly increasing.
Toyota Group Financial Results for April to September Operating profit and final profit record high
Toyota Motor Corporation announced the financial results of the entire group from April to September this year, ▼Operating revenue, which is sales, was 21,981.6 billion yen, and ▼Operating profit, which is profit from the main business, was 2,559.2 billion yen. This was the highest ever for this period. The final profit was 2,589.4 billion yen, the highest ever for this period. Operating profit and bottom line more than doubled compared to the same period last year. The main factors were strong sales in the United States and other countries, as well as a boost to profits due to the weaker yen. Furthermore, regarding the forecast for this fiscal year, operating revenue has been revised upward from 38 trillion yen to 43 trillion yen, and operating income has been revised upward from 3 trillion yen to 4.5 trillion yen. .
NTT self-developed domestically generated AI service to be launched for companies from March next year
NTT has announced that it will begin offering a domestically produced generative AI service to businesses from March next year. It is said that it competes with major American IT companies and is characterized by significantly reducing installation costs.
US FBI Director: “The risk of terrorism in the US is at its highest in years”
Director Wray of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has acknowledged that the risk of terrorist attacks in the United States is at its highest in recent years due to the conflict between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas.
Wild boar in residential area, 3 people injured, police and fire department working to capture it Matsuyama, Ehime
Just before noon on the 1st, a wild boar appeared in a residential area in Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, injuring three people: a man, a woman, and a 1-year-old boy. Police and fire departments are working to capture the animal and are calling on residents in the area to be careful.
Kenrokuen "Yukitsuri" work begins before winter arrives in Kanazawa
Ahead of the arrival of winter, work has begun at Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa City, one of Japan's top three gardens, to protect tree branches from the weight of snow.
House of Councilors Budget Committee debate over new economic measures, wage increases, etc.
In the Diet, questions were held at the House of Councilors' Budget Committee following October 31, and there was debate over the government's new economic measures and wage increases.
Israeli military airstrikes on Gaza's largest refugee camp, with many casualties
The Israeli military, which continues its military operations in the Palestinian Gaza Strip, has carried out heavy airstrikes on Jabalia refugee camp, the largest in the densely populated Gaza Strip, and the casualties are expected to rise to a large number.
One day after Halloween, Shibuya Ward Mayor “No noticeable confusion”
I understand that on the morning of November 1st, Mayor Ken Hasebe of Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, called on the press to refrain from visiting for Halloween, where there were concerns about crowd accidents due to large numbers of people gathering in the early hours after Halloween. was obtained, indicating that there was no noticeable confusion.
Subsidiary of “Fortnite” provider company fails to report approximately 3 billion yen in consumption tax
An overseas subsidiary of Epic Games, an American game company that provides the globally popular online game Fortnite, has filed a consumption tax return of approximately 3 billion yen from the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau over billing income from Japanese users. Through interviews with people involved, we learned that an omission was pointed out and an additional tax of approximately 3.5 billion yen was imposed.
Fukushima Aizuwakamatsu Elderly woman dies, possibly attacked by bear in city area
On the morning of the 1st, an elderly woman was found lying in an urban area in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture with injuries to her head and other areas, and later died at a hospital. The city and police are asking residents to be careful, as they suspect the animal may have been attacked by a bear based on the condition of its injuries.
Princess Kako departs for Peru for official visit to mark 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Japan
Princess Kako, the second daughter of Prince Akishino and his wife, departed from Haneda Airport on the 1st for an official visit to Peru, South America, which is celebrating 150 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations with Japan.
Long-term interest rates rise to 0.97%, the highest level in about 10 years and 5 months
In the bond market on November 1, there was an intensification of selling of Japanese government bonds, and long-term interest rates hit 0.97% in morning trading, the highest level in about 10 years and 5 months since May 2013.
New economic measures adjusted towards low 17 trillion yen range
On the 2nd, the government announced new economic measures to be compiled, including benefits for low-income households and an extension of subsidies to curb gasoline prices, as well as a fixed tax cut that it plans to implement next fiscal year. It turns out that the market is being adjusted to be in the low 17 trillion yen range.
A man in his 50s arrested on suspicion of marriage fraud using a matching app may have swindled around 100 million yen
A real estate company manager in his 50s was accused of defrauding two women he met through a dating app of more than 9 million yen by hinting at marriage and lying that the funds were for the purchase of an apartment to live in together. was arrested. The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the possibility that he defrauded at least five women, including two women, of approximately 100 million yen. The management has denied some of the charges.
US Biden administration asks Congress to approve emergency budget totaling more than $100 billion
A public hearing was held in the U.S. Congress regarding an emergency budget totaling more than $100 billion, which includes aid to Israel, and the Biden administration is urging Congress to approve it as soon as possible, saying it concerns the national security of the United States. I did.
Toyota Motor Corporation will make an additional investment of approximately 1.2 trillion yen in a battery factory under construction in the US
Toyota Motor Corporation has announced that it will invest an additional 1.2 trillion yen in a battery factory currently under construction in the southern state of North Carolina in order to strengthen production capacity for batteries for EVs (electric vehicles) in the United States.
Finance Minister ``does not exclude all means'' to check market movements as yen depreciation accelerates
Regarding the accelerating depreciation of the yen in the foreign exchange market, Finance Minister Kanda told reporters, ``We are concerned about unilateral and sudden movements, and we are taking all possible measures to prevent excessive fluctuations.'' I would like to take appropriate action without excluding them,'' he said, putting a check on market movements.
Fake advertisement made to resemble a news program using generated AI Nippon TV “Be careful”
A video of a fake advertisement resembling a commercial news program that appears to have used generative AI to reproduce the voice and movements of a real announcer is spreading on social media. The fake video encourages people to register on investment information sites, and Nippon Television, which created a fake video that resembles the program, is calling for caution.
[Updated from time to time] Israeli military attacks multiple refugee camps around Gaza City
Continuing its military operations in the Palestinian Gaza Strip, Israeli forces have carried out heavy attacks on several refugee camps around densely populated Gaza City. The Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip says that a ``genocide'' is occurring, and the number of victims is expected to be large. *We will keep you updated on developments related to Israel and Palestine as of November 1st (Japan time).
“Agreement in principle on US-China summit meeting in San Francisco this month” US official
A senior official of the US Biden administration announced that the two governments have agreed in principle to hold a summit meeting between President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping in San Francisco this month (November). If the leaders of the United States and China meet, it will be the first time in a year since last November.
NY market price drops to 151 yen to $1 for the first time in about a year since October last year
On the 31st, in the New York foreign exchange market, yen-selling and dollar-buying accelerated due to the perception that the Bank of Japan's decision to make monetary policy more flexible was not a major revision, and interest rate differentials between Japan and the U.S. accelerated, with the yen rate approx. For the first time in a year, the price temporarily fell to the low 151 yen level to the dollar.
Deputy Justice Minister Kakizawa resigns; opposition parties seek to hold Prime Minister Kishida responsible for appointment
Vice Minister of Justice Kakizawa resigned on October 31st, resulting in the resignation of two senior political officials within a week. There are growing voices within the ruling party that they are concerned about the impact this will have on the future management of the government, and the opposition party wants to step up its offensive by holding Prime Minister Kishida accountable for his appointment.
Halloween Tokyo Shibuya has no major problems with crowds
On the night of October 31st, the day of Halloween, Shibuya, Tokyo was crowded with people, but as a result of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department deploying hundreds of riot police and other personnel to prevent accidents, there were no major problems.
Saitama barricade 86-year-old suspect arrested; investigation into shooting incident and other related matters
On October 31st, an 86-year-old suspect barricaded himself in a post office in Warabi City, Saitama Prefecture, with a handgun, but was arrested by police investigators who stormed in about eight hours later. Two employees were temporarily stranded inside the post office, but they were released or escaped safely. Immediately before this, there was a shooting incident at a hospital and a fire at the suspect's home, and police are investigating the connection.