Explosion at high school in southern Israel, local TV station reports
According to the Middle East satellite television station Al Jazeera and an Israeli television station, an explosion occurred just before 10 p.m. Japan time and just before 3 p.m. local time at a high school building in Eilat, facing the Red Sea in southern Israel. . Video footage from a surveillance camera installed in the high school building shows the sound of something flying, followed by the sound of an explosion. There has been no official announcement from the Israeli military yet. Yemen's Houthi rebels, allied with the Islamic group Hamas in the Gaza Strip, have repeatedly carried out ballistic missile and drone attacks on southern Israel, including Eilat.
284 new errors found in comprehensive inspection of My Number card Government
The government has announced the progress of a comprehensive inspection following a series of troubles surrounding My Number cards, and 284 new errors were discovered, including cases where My Numbers were linked to other people's public money receiving accounts. clarified.
Japan Meteorological Agency Confirms new land off the coast of Iwo Jima for the first time due to eruption that has continued since October
Regarding the eruption that has continued since last month off the coast of Iwo Jima in the Ogasawara Islands, the Japan Meteorological Agency announced on the 9th that it has been confirmed that ejected rocks have piled up and formed a land area approximately 300 meters deep. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, this is the first time that new land has been confirmed off the coast of Iwo Jima.
The deceased woman is confirmed to be a 33-year-old Chinese national. The whereabouts of the two men are being investigated. Chiba Matsudo
A woman who was found bleeding and lying in front of the entrance of a house in Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture in the early hours of the 9th, and later died, has been confirmed to be a 33-year-old Chinese resident of the house. She was hit hard in the head and face, and police are investigating the whereabouts of the two men who fled the scene as a murder case.
Humanitarian situation in Gaza Strip is extremely deteriorating; related countries hold emergency meeting in Paris
As the humanitarian situation in Palestine's Gaza Strip worsens, relevant countries and UN agencies are holding an emergency meeting to discuss measures to bring in necessary humanitarian aid supplies and transport injured people.
Earthquake near Torishima in October - shaking with intensity 1 to 2 may occur in Miyazaki and Kagoshima
On the 9th of last month, a tsunami was observed on the Pacific coast of Tokyo. Regarding the earthquake with its epicenter near Torishima in the Izu Islands, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported that sound waves traveling through the ocean called "T waves" caused tremors of magnitude 1 to 2 in Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures. announced that it appears to have occurred. It was also learned that an earthquake that occurred in the same sea area three days earlier had caused a tsunami of up to 20 centimeters in height at Yaene on Hachijo Island in the Izu Islands.
39-year-old elementary school teacher dismissed from job after asking for nude photos of elementary school students on SNS Saitama
A 39-year-old teacher at an elementary school in Fujimi City, Saitama Prefecture, was dismissed from his job after requesting that a girl he met through SNS, who appeared to be an elementary school student, send her naked images.
"YouTuber" arrested on suspicion of defamation, partially denied charges Chiba
A 25-year-old self-proclaimed "YouTuber" living in Chiba City is accused of defaming a university student and a junior high school student by posting a video on the video-sharing site YouTube that purports to be about a plan to kill him. , was arrested on suspicion of defamation. He is denying some of the charges.
Self-Defense Force member at Ichigaya Garrison disciplinary dismissal for multiple use of marijuana Ground Self-Defense Force
A 22-year-old Chief Petty Officer of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Ichigaya Garrison was dismissed from his post on the 9th for using marijuana multiple times.
Fake video of Ukrainian military commander goes viral; government urges caution
The Ukrainian government is warning people of a fake video circulating on social media that appears to show the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces telling soldiers not to follow the instructions of their direct commanders. Masu.
“Prime Minister Kishida and other cabinet members will pay back all salary increases” Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno
Regarding the bill to increase the salaries of national civil servants in special positions, Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno stated that it is necessary to take into account the current situation where the people are suffering from high prices, and that Prime Minister Kishida and other cabinet ministers will increase their salaries if the bill is enacted. It has been announced that the entire amount will be returned to the national treasury.
2023 World Cities Ranking Tokyo 3rd place Ranking table also posted
A ranking that evaluates the comprehensive strength of cities around the world was announced on the 9th, and Tokyo was ranked 3rd for the 8th consecutive year. What parts were evaluated? In addition to Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka are also covered. The article lists rankings for all 48 cities. What did you learn from the six areas that were evaluated?
Saitama 20-year-old police officer arrested for stealing bank cards
In March, before he became a police officer, a 20-year-old Saitama Prefectural Police officer was arrested for opening an account in the name of a boy living in Gunma Prefecture and defrauding him of his cash card, with the intention of letting others use it. This account was used as a transfer destination for another fraud case, and the police are investigating the details.
Parts used in trains such as the Yamanote Line are not processed to maintain their strength JR East
JR East announced that the brake parts used in more than 500 trains, including those on the Yamanote Line, were not processed to maintain their strength during manufacturing. JR says there are no immediate safety issues and that the condition will be checked through regular maintenance.
“Personal information protection stickers” on votive tablets at shrines hide wishes and names
Ema are votive tablets on which people write their wishes and dedicate them to shrines.Recently, shrines in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture have started putting stickers over these wishes and names so that they are no longer visible. The shrine does not sell stickers, so it is believed that worshipers are attaching their own personal items to prevent the information from being spread on social media.
Sony Group Financial Results Sales Highest Ever, Operating Income Decrease for the First Time in Seven Years
The Sony Group's overall financial results for the six months from April to September this year showed sales of over 5.7 trillion yen, the highest ever for this period, but operating income was lower than the profit from the life insurance business. This was the first decline in profits for this period in seven periods, due to a decline in sales.
Oxygen may increase rapidly 500 to 700 million years after the birth of the universe National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, etc.
A research team from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and other organizations has announced that they have confirmed data showing that oxygen, which is important for the survival of plants and animals, rapidly increased between 500 million and 700 million years after the birth of the universe. The discovery is said to be significant in elucidating when and how oxygen was created over the 13.8 billion year history of the universe.
SoftBank Group has a deficit of 1,408.7 billion yen for the second consecutive period from April to September
The SoftBank Group announced its financial results for the six months from April to September this year, with a final loss of 1,408.7 billion yen. This is the second consecutive deficit for this period.
October Economy Watcher Survey Indices showing the current situation are lower than the previous month for 3 consecutive months
Last month's Economy Watcher survey, which asked working people about their feelings about the economy, showed that the index showing the current state of the economy was lower than the previous month for three consecutive months, due to continued frugality due to rising prices.
Trump absent from third Republican candidate debate for US presidential election
The third candidate debate between the opposition party and the Republican Party for next year's US presidential election was held in southern Florida. However, former President Trump, who leads him by a large margin in approval ratings, was absent and held his own rally to urge support for himself.
Rakuten's 9-month financial results result in a deficit of 208.4 billion yen as mobile base station maintenance becomes a burden
Rakuten Group announced its financial results for the nine months from January to September this year, with a final loss of 208.4 billion yen, the fifth consecutive year in the red for this period. The main reason for this is that the mobile phone business continues to be in the red due to the burden of base station maintenance, and improving business performance continues to be a management issue. On the other hand, sales were 1,491.2 billion yen, the highest ever for this period, due to the strong performance of online shopping and financial services.
Shohei Otani donates 60,000 gloves to all elementary schools in Japan
Shohei Otani has announced that he has donated a total of 60,000 gloves to elementary schools in Japan to help children across the country enjoy baseball.
Stock price rise “Buy orders for stocks such as automobiles and machinery”
Stock prices are rising on the Tokyo stock market on the 9th.
Dodgers GM is keen to strengthen Shohei Ohtani's transfer destination as ``top candidate''
While much attention is being focused on Shohei Ohtani's departure, at a GM meeting where general managers from major league teams gather, the general manager of the Dodgers, who is considered the top candidate by the American media for Ohtani's transfer, responded to an interview and said, "We will prepare to respond to any scenario," he said, expressing his enthusiasm for reinforcements.
Employee suspected of stealing musical instruments from rental store, arrested, sold at purchasing store
In June this year, a 37-year-old office worker was arrested on suspicion of fraud after allegedly stealing a flute from a musical instrument rental store in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the possibility that he used the same trick to steal musical instruments worth approximately 10 million yen, as he was selling the borrowed flute at a purchasing store.
Hokkaido university student dies after being attacked by a bear, experts investigate on-site
This month, a university student died after apparently being attacked by a bear in a mountain that straddles the town of Fukushima in Hokkaido, and a dead bear was found nearby, leading experts to visit the area and conduct an investigation. Police say there is a high possibility that the dead bear and the bear that attacked the university student are the same.
Chinese aircraft carrier "Shandong" passes through Taiwan Strait and heading north confirmed Taiwan Ministry of Defense
Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense announced that the Chinese Navy's aircraft carrier Shandong passed through the Taiwan Strait on the 8th and continued sailing north on the 9th.
Chairman of the Federation: “Cannot recommend communist-backed candidates who have different views on policies”
Regarding how to handle the next House of Representatives election, Rengo Chairman Yoshino met with Constitutional Democratic Party Representative Izumi and conveyed his idea that candidates who receive support from the Communist Party, which has different policies and other ideas, cannot be recommended.
State Minister of Finance Kanda acknowledges past tax arrears and “continues to carry out his duties”
State Minister of Finance Kanda acknowledged in a weekly magazine that he had failed to pay taxes in the past, and at a House of Councilors committee on the 9th, he acknowledged the fact and said he was ``deeply remorseful.'' I apologized. Regarding his own progress, he said, ``I will continue to devote all my efforts to the execution of his duties.''
25 people arrested on suspicion of special fraud; statement that they were not allowed to leave their base for 10 hours a day
In a case in which 25 Japanese people were arrested for a special fraud group based in Cambodia, some of the suspects said, ``I stayed at the base's apartment for 10 hours every day.I had one day off a month, but I was not allowed to go out.'' The police believe that 25 people made false phone calls to Japan while their movements were restricted, and are working to uncover the true nature of the group.
Home renovation company charged with tax evasion of over 34 million yen Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau
A housing remodeling company in Yokohama City has been accused by the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau of violating the Corporate Tax Law for concealing approximately 150 million yen in income and evading taxes of over 34 million yen over the four years leading up to the year. .
Tokyo Metropolitan Government re-instructs Takiyama Hospital “Insufficient efforts to prevent recurrence”
The Tokyo metropolitan government had issued an improvement order to Takiyama Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Hachioji, Tokyo, where a nurse assaulted an inpatient. I understand that they have once again given guidance in writing, saying that it should be done in a certain way.
Did the arrested police chief force multiple women to write termination letters?
A 58-year-old superintendent of police at the Chugoku-Shikoku District Police Academy was arrested for sexually assaulting a woman in her 20s whom he met through a dating app and forcing her to write a "termination letter." Interviews with investigators revealed that several ``dismissal letters'' written by women other than the victim, with the message ``I will not engage in prostitution'', had been confiscated. Police believe there may be other victims and are investigating. The superintendent denies the charges.
Princess Kako inspects a school founded by Japanese descendants in Peru. Her official visit ends.
Princess Yoshiko, the second daughter of Prince Akishino and his wife, is on an official visit to Peru in South America, which marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Japan.She visited a school founded by Japanese-Americans in the capital Lima, and other activities. I was able to complete all dates.
Discussions on halting fighting and releasing hostages, multiple media reports, but realization remains unclear
As Israel's attacks on the Palestinian Gaza Strip continue, multiple media outlets are reporting that talks are underway regarding a cessation of fighting and the release of hostages held by the Islamic organization Hamas. However, Hamas has criticized Israel for not agreeing to a ceasefire, and it is unclear whether it will materialize.
Fraud involving former Softbank manager and others planned by former president of apparel company?
In the case where three people, including a former SoftBank manager, were arrested for soliciting investment in a fictitious business and defrauding them of 1.2 billion yen in cash, the former president of an apparel company who was also arrested planned the incident and approached the former manager. Interviews with investigators revealed that this appears to be the case.
Shohei Otani and Kodai Chiga are finalists for this season's All-MLB Team
The final candidates for the All-MLB team, which selects players who have played well this season in the major leagues through fan voting, have been announced, with Shohei Ohtani in the starting pitcher and designated hitter categories, and Mets pitcher Kodai Chiga in the starting pitcher category. So, I was selected as a final candidate.
Rapid increase in crimes targeting cashless payments, study group set up to discuss countermeasures
In Japan, the number of crimes targeting credit cards, electronic money, internet banking, etc. is rapidly increasing and the situation is at its worst on record, and the National Police Agency launched an emergency review committee on the 9th with financial institutions, online sales businesses, etc. We decided to discuss countermeasures.
Sumo Terunofuji Kyushu location closed for 19th consecutive time in 3 locations
Grand sumo yokozuna Terunofuji will be absent from the Kyushu tournament, which will open on the 12th of this month, his master Isegahama has announced. This is the 19th time in a row that Terunofuji has been closed.
Tottori Nichinan-cho house fire, 2 bodies found in the burnt ruins, 3 residents unable to be contacted
At around 4:30 a.m. on the 9th, there was a fire at a house in Nichinan-cho, Tottori Prefecture, and two bodies were found in the ashes. According to the police, they have not been able to contact the three people living in this residence, a couple in their 70s and their son in his 40s, and are currently working to confirm their identities.
Director-General of National Security Akiba departs for Beijing to coordinate Japan-China summit meeting
Prime Minister Kishida is considering holding a summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week, and Director-General of National Security Akiba departed for Beijing on the 9th to coordinate with the Chinese side.
World wine production expected to be at its lowest level in about 60 years due to abnormal weather
Due to drought and other abnormal weather conditions, global wine production this year is expected to fall to its lowest level in about 60 years.
Six people arrested for allegedly stealing 170 million yen from fictitious transactions using KDDI's "au PAY"
The Metropolitan Police Department has arrested six people, including company executives, for repeating fictitious transactions amounting to 27 billion yen using au PAY, KDDI's cashless payment service using smartphones, and defrauding 170 million yen worth of points. This was revealed through interviews with investigators. It appears that the person was also abusing the country's cashless payment point redemption system, and the Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating the situation.
First half current account surplus of 12,706.4 billion yen, an increase of over 8 trillion yen compared to the same period last year
According to balance of payments statistics released by the Ministry of Finance, the current account surplus for the first half of this fiscal year from April to September, which shows how much money Japan earned from overseas trade and investment, was 12,7064 trillion yen. It was a billion yen. This is an increase of 8,483.4 billion yen compared to the same period of the previous year. This was due to a decline in the trade balance deficit due to a decline in the prices of crude oil and other products.
Pandas popular at American zoos are being returned to China one after another in recent years
The giant panda, which was a popular attraction at the zoo in Washington, D.C., has left the United States to be returned to China. In recent years, pandas in the United States have been returned one after another after their loan period expired, and the American media has widely reported on this, along with the ongoing conflict between China and the United States.
[Updated from time to time] Israeli-Palestinian situation (movements on the 9th)
The Israeli military, which invaded the Gaza Strip, announced on the 8th that it had destroyed 130 entrances and exits to underground tunnels built by the Islamic organization Hamas since the military operation began. *We will keep you updated on developments related to Israel and Palestine on November 9th (Japan time).
President Putin meets with China's top uniformed official, emphasizes stance against US, etc.
Russian President Vladimir Putin met with China's top uniformed official and criticized the United States for escalating tensions in the Asia-Pacific region, and said he would strengthen military cooperation with China to counter the United States and other countries. Emphasis on posture.
89-year-old woman dies in Tottori home, signs of strangulation, police investigate
On the afternoon of the 8th, an 89-year-old woman was found collapsed in a house in Nichinan-cho, Tottori Prefecture, and was confirmed dead. There were strangulation marks on the woman's neck, and police are investigating the possibility that she may have been involved in the incident.
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to provide support of 100 billion yen to alleviate labor shortages for small and medium-sized enterprises
In order to alleviate the labor shortage in small and medium-sized enterprises, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has decided to launch new support measures to support the introduction of AI and robots that will lead to labor-saving operations. We plan to include 100 billion yen as necessary expenses in this year's supplementary budget bill.
Opposition parties step up criticism: “We cannot approve the salary increase for the Prime Minister and others.”
Opposition parties are increasingly criticizing the bill to raise the salaries of national civil servants in special positions, saying that it is unacceptable for the prime minister and others. After the enactment of the Act, Prime Minister Kishida is making arrangements to return the increased amount to the national treasury.
Ukrainian military launches operation to retake territory in Russia-occupied southern region
The Ukrainian army, which is continuing its reversal offensive, appears to be carrying out operations to recapture territory across the eastern bank of the Dnipro River in the south, which is occupied by Russia. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian government claims that energy-related infrastructure has been attacked 60 times in recent weeks, and is increasing its vigilance as winter approaches.
Israeli army tells residents to evacuate south, says “thousands complied”
The Israeli military, which invaded the Palestinian Gaza Strip on the ground, announced on the 8th that residents remaining in the northern Gaza Strip were to evacuate to the south, and thousands of residents followed suit. Meanwhile, hospitals where many people have evacuated have also been damaged by the attack, and fuel shortages have become a serious issue, raising concerns about the continuation of medical operations.
For early detection of intractable diseases in newborns, tests include spinal muscular atrophy
Regarding the test called ``Newborn Mass Screening,'' which is conducted at public expense on newborn infants for the early detection of intractable diseases, the Children and Family Affairs Agency has confirmed that ``Spinal Muscular Atrophy'' and ``Severe Combined Immunodeficiency'' are being tested. It has been revealed that the government has decided to add two intractable diseases to the list of subjects to be tested.
Prime Minister Kishida confirms intention to postpone dissolution of the House of Representatives by the end of the year
Prime Minister Kishida has confirmed his intention to postpone the dissolution of the House of Representatives by the end of the year. For the time being, we will focus on economic measures in response to the rise in prices, and will carefully consider the timing while keeping an eye on the cabinet's approval rating after the turn of the year.
Prime Minister Kishida considers Japan-China summit meeting in conjunction with APEC, plans to dispatch high-ranking officials
Prime Minister Kishida is considering holding a summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in conjunction with the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) meeting to be held in the United States next week. There is a plan to carry out such measures as early as the 16th, and the plan is to begin full-fledged coordination, including sending high-ranking officials to China.
G7 foreign ministers meeting announces joint statement on cessation of fighting; Japan to continue diplomatic efforts
The foreign ministers of the G7 (G7), which was held until the 8th, issued a joint statement in support of a cessation of fighting in order to deal with the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. Japan intends to persistently continue its diplomatic efforts to calm the situation.