Clashes between Israel and Hamas: 33 fake videos viewed over 1 million times
Regarding the military clash between the Israeli army and the Islamic organization Hamas, it has been seen on social media that supporters of both Israel and Palestine are criticizing each other, and some are even spreading fake videos. NHK has confirmed that there are at least 33 fake videos and images that have been viewed more than 1 million times in the month since the clashes began, and experts warn against spreading the information too easily, saying it is further deepening divisions. I am calling for your attention.
Supplementary budget bill for this fiscal year “expected to be submitted to the Diet on November 20th” Liberal Democratic Party executives
Regarding this year's supplementary budget bill, which supports new economic measures, senior Liberal Democratic Party officials have predicted that the government will submit it to the Diet as early as the 20th of this month.
``Right to know one's origins'' Bipartisan coalition compiles information disclosure bill framework
In order to guarantee the ``right to know the origin'' of children born through sperm or egg donation from a third party, a bipartisan coalition of parliamentarians states that if the donor consents, their name and other information will be disclosed; We have compiled a draft of the bill that would require disclosure of information such as height and blood type even if the person does not have the information.
One month since the conflict between Israel and Hamas, what people living in Japan are saying...
Seven days marks one month since a series of clashes between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas. When I spoke to people from Israel and the Gaza Strip living in Japan, I heard their earnest voices calling for ``dialogue instead of military force'' and ``I want this hell to end as soon as possible.'' Is it impossible to stop the cycle of hatred and violence? There are various movements taking place in Japan, such as emergency screening of documentary films.
G7 foreign ministers meeting to start soon to discuss Israeli-Palestinian situation
The foreign ministers' meeting of the G7 = seven major countries will soon begin in Tokyo. As the host country, Japan plans to appeal to the need for a temporary cessation of hostilities for humanitarian purposes regarding the Israeli-Palestinian situation.
Superintendent arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, works at Chugoku-Shikoku District Police Academy
A 58-year-old superintendent of police at the Chugoku-Shikoku District Police Academy was arrested for sexually assaulting a woman in her 20s who he met through a dating app. The police are investigating the details of the incident, as he revealed that he was a police officer and threatened him by saying things like, ``I'm in the department that handles prostitution and such.This is a crime.'' The superintendent denies the charges.
Developing a new system for generation AI Considering creating rules for safety confirmation, etc. Government
Regarding the utilization of generated AI, the government will proceed with consideration of creating specific rules, such as conducting external audits to confirm that safety is maintained when businesses develop new systems. became.
NTT President Shimada apologizes for illegally leaking 9 million pieces of personal information from a subsidiary in Western Japan
Regarding the issue in which a former temporary employee at a subsidiary of NTT West illegally leaked about 9 million pieces of personal information, NTT President Akira Shimada said at a press conference on the 7th, ``There were rules, but actual governance was not working.'' "I apologized."
Experience feeding the Hanshin Japan's No.1 Celebration "White Tigers" for free
To commemorate Hanshin's victory as Japan's number one in the Japan Series professional baseball team for the first time in 38 years, an event will be held at the zoo in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture where you can experience feeding two white tigers, the White Tigers, for free. was held.
Is it a genetic factor that catches flounder “facing right” off the coast of Kashima, Ibaraki?
Flounder and flounder look very similar. There is a saying to tell the difference: ``a flounder on the left and a flounder on the right,'' but this month, a flounder that was ``facing right'' was caught off the coast of Kashima City, Ibaraki Prefecture. A local aquarium believes that genetic factors may have caused the fish to turn to the right.
One month since the conflict between Israel and Hamas [in QA]
Seven days marks one month since a series of clashes between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas. Some people may be thinking, "Is there anything Japan can do?" We researched support for people in need, such as children living in the Gaza Strip in Palestine.
Megumi Yokota's mother calls for the return of all victims ahead of 46th anniversary of abduction
On the 7th, which marks 46 years since Megumi Yokota was abducted by North Korea on the 15th of this month, her mother Sakie (87) held a press conference and said, ``There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about Megumi.'' ``I hope they meet in good health,'' he said, calling on the Japanese government to hold a Japan-North Korea summit meeting as soon as possible to ensure the return of all victims.
Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Takemi requests pharmaceutical companies to increase production due to shortage of medicines such as cough medicine
There continues to be a shortage of supplies of some medicines, such as cough suppressants. Ahead of the winter season, when infectious diseases are more likely to spread, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Takemi on the 7th requested that pharmaceutical companies once again take every step to respond, including increasing production.
Ground Self-Defense Force firing range training resumed on the 6th, but canceled again due to insulting behavior by members Gifu
At the Ground Self-Defense Force firing range in Gifu City, where three people were killed or injured during a live-fire training exercise, a member of the Ground Self-Defense Force raised his middle finger at the press as the training resumed on the 6th. The Self-Defense Forces suspended training again starting on the 7th.
Hanshin Electric Railway’s wrapped train commemorating “Japan’s No. 1” begins operation
With the professional baseball team Hanshin becoming the best in Japan for the first time in 38 years, Hanshin Electric Railway began operating wrapped trains with designs of managers and players on the lines starting on the 7th.
Number of pool fever patients in the week ending on the 29th continues to be the highest in the past 10 years
The number of patients with pharyngoconjunctival fever (so-called pool fever), which continues to be prevalent, in the week up to the 29th of last month has further increased from the previous week and remains the highest in the past 10 years. Experts say, ``There are large regional differences in the prevalence of the virus, and there is a possibility that the infection will spread in areas where there are not many patients yet.''
Orix Fukuya Yamazaki exercises domestic FA rights, 11 wins this season
Pitcher Fukuya Yamazaki, who won 11 games this season for Orix, which won three consecutive championships in the Pacific League of professional baseball, revealed that he had exercised his rights as a free agent (FA), which is limited to domestic transfers. "I decided to exercise my bid because I wanted to hear the evaluation," he explained.
Xiang Xiang returned to China. Keeper introduces its current condition.
We introduced the giant panda "Xianxian", who was born at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo and returned to China this year, and how the zoo's zookeeper in China is currently doing well.
Seibu Railway will source electricity for all lines from renewable energy from January next year
Seibu Railway, a major private railway company, has announced that starting from January next year, all electricity used on the lines it operates will essentially be sourced from renewable energy. In the railway industry, similar initiatives are spreading among other major private railway companies toward decarbonization.
``Kokufu Shrine Naked Festival'' women will participate in next year's Shinto ritual for the first time Aichi
For the first time, women are expected to take part in next year's Shinto ritual at the Konogu Naked Festival, a traditional festival in Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture, in which men wearing lower belts violently clash.
Central Tokyo records highest temperature in November for the first time in 100 years at 27.5 degrees Summer day in various locations
Warm air has flowed into the Kanto and Koshin areas, making it a summer day in many parts of the country, and in central Tokyo, the temperature reached 27.5 degrees in the afternoon, setting a new record for November's highest temperature in 100 years. Masu. On the other hand, as the atmosphere continues to be unstable, the Japan Meteorological Agency is warning of severe gusts such as lightning and tornadoes.
U.S. Navy “Nuclear submarines arrive near Middle East” Is it a check on Iran and others?
The US Navy has announced that a nuclear submarine has arrived around the Middle East. It is unusual for the US military to publicly announce the movements of submarines, and as the battle between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas continues, it seems that the aim is to strengthen checks on forces such as Iran to prevent the conflict from escalating.
Hanshin becomes number one in Japan for the first time in 38 years Commemorative badges distributed to visitors at Koshien History Museum
In response to Hanshin's victory in the professional baseball Japan Series as Japan's No. 1 team for the first time in 38 years, the Koshien Historical Museum has begun handing out original badges featuring the Japan's No. 1 commemorative logo.
Former Unification Church President Tanaka holds a press conference and ``sincerely apologizes'' [Breaking news]
The former Unification Church held a press conference in Tokyo on the 7th, and Chairman Tomihiro Tanaka, who attended the church's first press conference since the request for a dissolution order last month, said, ``There was a lack of consideration given to family and financial circumstances when making donations.'' I feel that I must frankly apologize to everyone who has suffered through hardships due to the insufficient guidance provided by the corporation.'' He added, ``There have been complaints from second-generation people who have felt lonely or suffered financially because of the fervor of their parents' faith.As a religious corporation, we should not have even one person complain, and the country and people should We deeply regret the situation that has engulfed us.We once again sincerely apologize to the second generation and the people of Japan who have suffered hardships because of our inadequacies.''
Trump denies wrongdoing, engages in heated exchange with judge, testifies for first time in ill-gotten gains trial
Trump appeared in court and testified for the first time in a trial demanding that Trump and others return approximately $250 million on charges that a real estate company run by former U.S. President Donald Trump had illegally profited. Did. American media reported that Trump once again denied any wrongdoing and that there was a heated exchange with his judge.
Strong winds cause broken roof of gas station in Setagaya, Tokyo
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, just before 10 a.m. on the 7th, a pillar supporting the roof of a gas station in Noge, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo broke and the roof fell to the ground. No one was injured. In central Tokyo, a maximum instantaneous wind speed of 16.1 meters was observed at 10 a.m., and the Metropolitan Police Department believes that the pillar was broken by strong winds and is investigating the situation in detail.
Approximately 1.5 billion yen additional tax imposed on Costco's Japanese subsidiary due to improper sales of duty-free products, etc.
The Japanese corporation that operates Costco, a large member-only supermarket, was found to have been accused of improperly selling duty-free items to foreign customers and making mistakes in calculating consumption tax, resulting in approximately 1.5 billion yen being charged by the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau. We found out through interviews with the people involved that additional taxes had been imposed.
National fund balance: 16 trillion yen “Verify actual situation and review as necessary” Administrative Reform Minister Kono
Regarding the fact that the balance of funds related to national projects is over 16 trillion yen, Minister in charge of Administrative Reform, Kono, will examine the actual situation through an administrative project review that will be implemented soon, and will remove funds that are judged to be of low necessity. He indicated his intention to proceed with the review.
Record heavy rain in Hokkaido, unstable atmosphere in eastern and northern Japan, warning of strong winds and high waves
Due to the influence of warm and humid air flowing towards low pressure systems and fronts, the atmospheric conditions in eastern and northern Japan have become extremely unstable, with strong winds in various places and rain clouds developing locally. Some places are experiencing record heavy rain. The Japan Meteorological Agency urges caution against strong winds, high waves, and landslides.
Ground Self-Defense Force firing range training resumes “I deeply regret the insulting behavior of the soldiers” Defense Minister Kihara
Minister of Defense Kihara said that when training resumed on the 6th at the Ground Self-Defense Force's firing range in Gifu City, where a shooting incident that left three people dead and injured occurred, members of the Ground Self-Defense Forces were seen pointing their middle fingers at reporters in an insulting manner. I made it clear that. Minister Kihara stated that it was ``very regrettable,'' and indicated that he would take strict action against the incident.
Princess Kako interacts with deaf children using sign language during official visit to Peru
Princess Kako, the second daughter of Prince Akishino and his wife Princess Kako, was on an official visit to Peru in South America, and in the capital, Lima, she used the local sign language to interact with hearing-impaired children.
Special fraud group? 25 people detained in Cambodia to be transferred to Japan
It has been reported that Japanese police are expected to transfer the 25 Japanese nationals believed to be part of a special fraud group to Cambodia on the 8th and begin questioning them, who were detained by local authorities in an apartment in Cambodia in September this year. I found this out through interviews with people. In Southeast Asia, groups of Japanese people have been arrested one after another, and the police are urgently trying to uncover the truth.
Shohei Ohtani named American League MVP finalist announced on the 17th, Japan time
Shohei Otani has been selected as a finalist for the Most Valuable Player Award, which is given to the player who has performed the most this season in the Major Leagues. Otani won the home run title for the first time with 44 home runs, and also won 10 games as a pitcher.He has been active in both pitching and hitting this year, and is expected to win the MVP award for the first time in two years.
Announcement of the latest ChatGPT technology “Significant increase in the amount of data that can be handled at once”
OpenAI, an American company that develops generative AI, has announced the latest technology to power ChatGPT. It is said that it has improved its capabilities by significantly increasing the amount of data that can be handled with one input, and the competition to develop generative AI is becoming even more intense.
China’s huge loans to developing countries “penalty interest rate nearly tripled” US research institute analysis
China, which promotes the One Belt, One Road Initiative, has provided huge amounts of loans for infrastructure projects in developing countries, and an American research institute has released the latest report analyzing the actual situation. It has become clear that the government is stepping up efforts to collect debts, including nearly tripling the penalty interest rate for countries that fall behind in repayments.
Real wages in September decreased by 2.4% compared to the same month last year, negative for 18 consecutive months
Prices remain high, and the real wage per worker in September decreased by 2.4% compared to the same month last year, marking the 18th consecutive month of negative wages.
Shohei Ohtani's exclusive negotiation period with the Angels has ended, allowing him to negotiate with all teams
Shohei Ohtani, who became a free agent from the Major League Baseball Angels, ended his exclusive negotiation period with the Angels at 7 a.m. Japan time on the 7th, and is now able to negotiate with all teams.
Atmospheric instability; risk of heavy rain in eastern and northern Japan; warning of strong winds, high waves, etc.
Due to the influence of warm, humid air flowing toward low pressure systems and fronts, the atmospheric conditions in eastern and northern Japan have become extremely unstable, causing extremely heavy rain in localized areas. Winds are also increasing in many places, and the Japan Meteorological Agency is warning people to be wary of strong winds, high waves, and landslides.
One month of conflict between Israel and Hamas, over 10,000 dead in Gaza, food and water scarce
Seven days will mark one month since the Palestinian Islamic organization Hamas carried out a surprise attack and the Israeli army launched a military operation in the Gaza Strip in retaliation. Health authorities in the Gaza Strip have announced that the number of deaths in the Gaza Strip alone has exceeded 10,000, and there are concerns that the number of victims will rise even further as street fighting in Gaza City, the largest city, gets into full swing. .
Tokyo Bay Aqua Line closed due to strong winds
According to the Japan Road Traffic Information Center, due to strong winds, the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line will be closed between Kawasaki Ukishima Junction in Kawasaki City and Kisarazu Kaneda Interchange in Kisarazu City, Chiba Prefecture, and the up line will be closed to the Aqua Line connecting road. Road closures have been in place since 5 a.m. between Sodegaura Interchange and Kawasaki Ukishima Junction in Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture.
G7 foreign ministers meeting to be held in Tokyo from the 7th to discuss the situation in Israel and Palestine
A meeting of the foreign ministers of the G7 (seven major countries) will be held in Tokyo for two days starting on the 7th, and the first day is expected to include discussions on the Israeli-Palestinian situation. As the host country, Japan intends to lead the discussion so that the G7 can come up with a unified message, calling for the need for a temporary cessation of hostilities for humanitarian purposes.
Move to significantly raise “transfer allowances” spreads among major financial institutions
There is a growing movement among major financial institutions with nationwide transfers to significantly increase allowances for transferred employees. While there are many employees who are reluctant to transfer or go on their own, the aim is to increase the motivation of transferees and ensure retention and retention of human resources.
One month after the Afghanistan earthquake “Female disaster victims find it difficult to receive support”
Seven days will mark one month since the earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people in Afghanistan. With the Islamist Taliban in power, it has been pointed out that it has become difficult for female disaster victims to receive support, and the future form of support has become an issue.
Miyagi Shichigahama Town, 3 people killed; wife killed her husband and 2 others; committed suicide because she was tired of being a caregiver
In August last year, an older brother and younger brother in their 70s were found dead in a house in Shichigahama Town, Miyagi Prefecture, and the younger brother's wife also died. Police suspect that the wife strangled the two brothers to death. As a result, he has decided to send his deceased wife to the prosecutor's office in the near future. According to investigators, her wife was caring for her brother alone, and it appears that she committed suicide because she was tired of caring for her brother.