Pumice recovered near Torishima, released by the Japan Meteorological Agency; analysis underway to investigate where it occurred
Early last month, a Japan Meteorological Agency observation vessel found and recovered pumice floating in the sea near Torishima in the Izu Islands, where seismic activity increased and tsunamis were observed in various parts of the Pacific coast of eastern and western Japan. . The Japan Meteorological Agency released the pumice stone to the public on the 2nd, and will continue to analyze its chemical composition to find out where it was generated.
``A person was stabbed'' reported on the street in Yokohama. 3 people injured, 2 of them seriously?
According to the Yokohama City Fire Department, just after 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd, they received a report that a person had been stabbed on the street in Wakaba-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama. So far, three men have been injured and taken to hospital, two of whom are believed to be seriously injured. Police are currently investigating the details.
Group homes for people with disabilities in 3 prefectures and 16 cities are overcharging food costs
Group homes for people with disabilities operated by a company in Minato Ward, Tokyo, are being audited by the national and local governments over suspicions of collecting excessive food costs from users. It has been discovered that there is a suspicion of excessive collection at facilities operated by this operating company in 16 cities and towns in three prefectures, including Aichi Prefecture. In addition, it has been discovered that multiple facilities were suspected of fraudulently requesting compensation for welfare services for the disabled, and the local government will investigate further and consider administrative guidance and administrative punishment as necessary. .
Body found halfway up Mt. Daisengendake in Hokkaido, possibly attacked by a bear
On the afternoon of the 2nd, a body that appeared to have been attacked by a bear was found on a mountainside that straddles Fukushima town and other areas in southern Hokkaido. Police are currently investigating the suspect as a man in his 20s who has been missing in the area since the 29th of last month.
NHK news bureau reporter disciplinary dismissal for fraudulent expense claims
It was revealed that a reporter from the NHK news bureau had fraudulently claimed expenses of approximately 340,000 yen in 12 cases, including calling personal meals and drinks part of the interview, and NHK decided on the 2nd to suspend him from his post. I did. NHK said, ``As an employee, this is not acceptable behavior, and we deeply apologize to our viewers.'' NHK will proceed with the investigation with the guidance and advice of a third-party committee.
Saitama barricaded suspect demands meeting with 8 people during negotiations with police officers
Investigators learned that on the 31st, an 86-year-old suspect who took hostages and barricaded himself in a post office in Warabi City, Saitama Prefecture, requested a meeting with eight people during negotiations with police officers. I got it. Police are planning to investigate in detail the background behind the request for a meeting, as the suspects included people associated with organized crime groups who are believed to have been involved in the past.
Prime Minister Kishida's press conference: ``Income growth will exceed price rise next summer''
In response to the decision on new economic measures, Prime Minister Kishida held a press conference and stated that through a series of measures such as supporting corporate wage increases and reducing income taxes, he will ensure that national income growth outpaces price increases next summer. I emphasized that I want to make this happen.
Summer days with temperatures of 25 degrees or higher in various places Unseasonable heat Summer days forecast in various places tomorrow
It was a sunny summer day, with temperatures reaching 25 degrees or higher in many parts of western and eastern Japan, and more than 100 locations across the country experienced the highest temperature in November, including Maebashi City, which broke the highest temperature in November since 1923, 100 years ago. became the highest. Summer days are expected to continue throughout the region from Okinawa to Tohoku on the 3rd, and the unseasonably hot weather is expected to continue.
Next fiscal year's medical fee revision: ``Significant increase in personnel costs, etc. required'', says Nichii Medical Chairman
Regarding next year's revision of medical fees, Chairman Matsumoto of the Japan Medical Association expressed the idea that in order to respond to soaring prices and wage increases, it is necessary to significantly raise the ``main'' part, such as doctor's personnel expenses.
Plaintiffs and lawyers in lawsuit seeking compensation from the state over the old Eugenics Protection Act: “Early judgment”
The plaintiffs and their defense team have announced that the Grand Bench of the Supreme Court is expected to make a unified decision regarding the lawsuit in which people who were forced to undergo sterilization under the old Eugenics Protection Act are seeking compensation from the government. We held a press conference and requested an early decision.
Details of contents
New economic measures decided by the government on the 2nd. Let's take a closer look at its contents.
Two bodies in two coffins in a former funeral company building “Another company moved to mortuary”
On the 1st, in Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture, the bodies of two apparently elderly men were found inside two coffins that had been left in a building previously used by a funeral company. A man who ran a funeral company explained in an interview that, ``Another funeral director I know had been using it as a burial place for bodies for several years,'' and the police said that the remains of the body before it was cremated. We are investigating whether there are any management issues.
Hanshin Orix will play the title game [18:00~] Game 5 of the Japan Series
In the Kansai showdown between Hanshin and Orix in the Professional Baseball Japan Series, Hanshin won a walk-off in Game 4 on the night of the 1st, resulting in a 5-0 record with 2 wins and 2 losses. Game 5 will be held on the night of the 2nd at Koshien Stadium, and the winner will take the title of number one in Japan. We will provide detailed information on Game 5, which will be held from 6 p.m. --- 123 456 789 Total HE Ori 000 Hanshin 000.
Explosion at Tosoh premises injures two people, including a man in his 40s, Shunan Yamaguchi
According to police and other sources, around 2 p.m. on the 2nd, the fire department received a report from the disaster prevention center of Tosoh, a general chemical manufacturer located in Shunan City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, that there had been an explosion. Two people were injured, including a man in his 40s who was unconscious and in critical condition, and the other man suffered cuts. According to Tosoh, the explosion occurred at an affiliated company's factory on the premises, and there have been no fires to date, and there is no risk of further damage.
Gaza Strip “Premature births are increasing” with some giving birth in evacuation centers What is the situation of pregnant women and babies?
As attacks on the Gaza Strip intensify, Dominic Allen, director of the Palestine Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which supports pregnant women and their unborn babies, will be speaking on NHK. I responded to an online interview. Allen points out that premature births are on the rise across Gaza, and pregnant women and babies are not receiving the medical support they need.
Princess Kako's flight encounters a series of problems en route to Peru
Princess Kako, the second daughter of Prince Akishino and his wife, departed Japan on the 1st for an official visit to Peru, a South American country that is celebrating 150 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations with Japan, and transferred to a private plane to head there. However, a flight from the United States to Peru had to return to the airport due to an equipment problem, and the flight I was connecting to had a problem just before takeoff and was canceled. The arrival in Peru is expected to be much later than planned, and the Imperial Household Agency is investigating the impact on scheduled official events.
"Many female members don't speak out," said Liberal Democratic Party member Sakurada of the House of Representatives.
Yoshitaka Sakurada, a member of the House of Representatives of the Liberal Democratic Party, said at a meeting held in Chiba City on the 1st, ``Many female members don't speak up.'' Mr. Sakurada said he could not comment on the remark.
JOC Chairman Yasuhiro Yamashita hospitalized with lumbar vertebrae injury No visitors allowed except for family members
The JOC (Japan Olympic Committee) announced that Yasuhiro Yamashita, president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, fell during a private activity last month and suffered a spinal injury and underwent surgery. The surgery was a success and there are no life-threatening injuries.
Shohei Ohtani from Angels to FA on the 2nd at 10pm Japan time
The Major League Baseball World Series has ended, and Shohei Ohtani will officially become a free agent from the Angels at 10pm Japan time on the 2nd.
A first-year junior high school boy was tied up with a chain and assaulted, two upperclassmen sent to prosecutors in Fukuoka
In September this year, police arrested two upperclassmen on suspicion of confining and assaulting them after tying them with steel chains and hitting them in the basketball club of a private junior high school in Fukuoka City. I sent the documents to the prosecutor.
Do you know the words nominated for the New Words/Buzzwords Award 2023?
With less than two months left this year, the candidates for the "New Words/Buzzwords Award" have been announced. Including things related to baseball such as Shohei Otani's ``Stop admiring'' which became a hot topic on the WBC and ``That'' about the Hanshin championship, as well as reflecting social trends such as ``The earth is boiling,'' ``Generative AI'' and ``It's minced meat.'' Thirty words were nominated, including those that did. When I look back, I can see what happened this year. How many do you know? (From the explanation of "Basic Knowledge of Modern Terminology Selection 2023 U-CAN New Words and Buzzwords Award")
Suspect suspected of stealing luxury watch from Tower Man with duplicate key arrested
Last December, a 44-year-old suspect, believed to be the person who directed the incident, was arrested on suspicion of theft after allegedly sneaking into a tower apartment in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, and stealing eight luxury watches worth 120 million yen.
Accident in which three elementary school students were hit: 75-year-old driver ``looked aside'' Hamamatsu
On the 26th of last month, three elementary school students on their way home from school were hit by a light passenger car driven by a 75-year-old driver on a city road in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, leaving one unconscious and seriously injured. Interviews with investigators revealed that the driver of the accident told police that he had been ``looking aside.''
Possibly filmed at the assembly hall arranged by former Vice Minister Kakizawa? Paid advertising video for ward mayor election
In an incident in which the camp of the mayor of Tokyo's Koto Ward is said to have placed paid advertisements on a video posting site during the election period, which is prohibited under the Public Offices Election Law, the video used in the advertisement was revealed by Miyuki Kakizawa, a former deputy minister of justice. Through interviews with people involved, we learned that the photo was taken in the conference room of the Diet Building, which we had arranged. The mayor has explained that he was advised to use paid advertising by former Vice Minister Kakizawa, and the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's Special Investigation Department is expected to investigate the production of the video and the circumstances surrounding the publication of the advertisement.
Israeli military airstrikes for second consecutive day; evacuation of foreign nationals begins in Gaza Strip
The Israeli military has carried out heavy airstrikes on the largest refugee camp in the Gaza Strip for the second day in a row, killing 195 people, the Palestinians say. Meanwhile, the evacuation of foreign nationals, including Japanese, has begun from the Gaza Strip, and US President Biden has predicted that the evacuation of these people will continue for the next few days.
Saitama post office barricade; statement to the effect that he had been carrying a handgun for many years
On October 31st, an 86-year-old suspect took hostages and barricaded himself in a post office in Warabi City, Saitama Prefecture, and an investigation revealed that the suspect had made a statement to the effect that he had been carrying a handgun for many years. This was discovered through interviews with the people involved. Police suspect that a handgun that had been hidden for a long time was used in the incident, and they are investigating how the gun was obtained.
TEPCO begins third release of treated water from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
On the morning of November 2nd, TEPCO began releasing the treated water accumulated at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant for the third time. The plan is to release approximately 7,800 tons, the equivalent of 10 tanks, by mid-November.
Gusts of wind cause damage to at least 8 houses and other buildings in Akita City
According to the fire department, on the 2nd, damage to at least eight buildings, including residences, in Akita City was confirmed due to gusts of wind. The meteorological observatory believes that gusts of wind may have occurred from the night of the 1st to the morning of the 2nd, and is currently conducting a field investigation.
Prime Minister Kishida: “New economic measures in the low 17 trillion yen range, including tax cuts”
Prime Minister Kishida announced at the Government and Ruling Party Policy Meeting that the new economic measures to be decided on the 2nd will be in the low 17 trillion yen range, including tax cuts, and will present a supplementary budget proposal to support them. He expressed his intention to promptly submit the bill to the Diet and aim for its enactment.
[Updated from time to time] Israeli military attacks on refugee camps in the Gaza Strip
Health authorities in the Gaza Strip announced on November 1st that the death toll since October 7th has risen to 8,796 due to clashes between Israel and the Islamic group Hamas. At least 1,400 people were killed on the Israeli side, and more than 10,000 on both sides, with the toll continuing to rise. Many hospitals in the Gaza Strip are powered by generators, but fuel shortages are so severe that 16 of the 35 hospitals in the Gaza Strip are unable to operate, according to health authorities. .
Nursing care worker arrested on suspicion of causing injury to elderly facility resident in Hachioji, Tokyo
A 29-year-old employee at a senior citizen facility in Hachioji, Tokyo, was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department on suspicion of causing bodily harm after kicking a female resident in her 90s in the chest.
Ozu, Ehime Forest fires continue to spread; helicopters spray water from above
A forest fire that broke out in Ozu City, Ehime Prefecture on the 1st was still spreading overnight as of 8am. The site is near the top of a mountain, making firefighting efforts from the ground difficult, so the Self-Defense Forces and others have sent out helicopters to spray water from the sky.
Akita A man in his 60s was injured while delivering newspapers after being attacked by a bear in Kita-Akita.
Early on the morning of the 2nd, a man in his 60s delivering newspapers in Kitaakita City, Akita Prefecture, was attacked by a bear and suffered injuries to his neck. This year, 64 people were injured in bear attacks in Akita Prefecture, a record high.
More than 10,000 people killed in conflict between Israel and Hamas, fear of rising as fighting intensifies
The total number of deaths from the clashes between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas that began on the 7th of last month exceeded 10,000. While the Israeli military has stepped up its attacks on Hamas strongholds by land, air, and sea, Hamas has also shown its stance of putting up a full-scale resistance, and there are concerns that even more residents will be caught up in the fighting.
[Updated from time to time] U.S. Federal Reserve postpones rate hike for 2nd consecutive meeting, Chairman Powell press conference
The Federal Reserve Board of the United States (Federal Reserve System) held a meeting to decide on monetary policy and announced on the 1st that it had decided not to raise interest rates and keep the policy interest rate unchanged. The main factors are that inflation continues to decline and long-term interest rates tend to rise, placing a burden on households and businesses.
Multiple Japanese evacuate to Egypt from Gaza Strip Japanese government official
According to Japanese government officials, several Japanese people evacuated to the Egyptian side through the Rafah checkpoint on the 1st from the Gaza Strip, where Israel continues its military operations.
684 people and 26 organizations received the Autumn Medal, including Keigo Higashino and Machi Tawara.
The recipients of the Autumn Medal, which is given to people who have devoted themselves to their career over many years or who have made achievements in the fields of art or sports, have been announced, including novelist Keigo Higashino and poet Keigo Higashino. A total of 684 people and 26 organizations received the award, including Machi Tawara.