Imabari, Ehime - In the tile-producing region, people are actively making figurines of next year's Eto "Tatsu"
In Kikuma-cho, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture, where tiles are produced, the making of next year's Eto "Tatsu" ornaments is at its peak.
Collaboration between Hatsune Miku and Kabuki: co-starring with Shido Nakamura and his son
"Super Kabuki", in which virtual idols and Kabuki actors co-star using the latest video technology, will be performed at the Kabuki-za Theater in Tokyo, and on the 13th, Shido Nakamura expressed his enthusiasm for it.
Liberal Democratic Party Vice President Aso: “Japan should join the U.S., UK, and Australia security framework “AUKUS””
Liberal Democratic Party Vice-President Aso gave a speech in Australia, where he was visiting, calling for Japan to join the AUKUS, a trilateral security framework consisting of the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, in order to counter China's increasing maritime expansion. This idea was expressed.
Iran denies involvement in attack on US forces, ``does not issue instructions to resistance forces''
Regarding the repeated attacks by Iranian-backed armed groups on US military forces stationed in Syria and Iraq, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Kyan Ani said at a press conference on the 13th, ``Resistance forces do not take orders from Iran. , we do not give them any instructions,'' he said, denying Iranian involvement in the attack.
British Home Secretary sacked after commenting that protests against Gaza attacks were hate marches
On the 13th, British Prime Minister Sunak dismissed Home Secretary Braverman, a key cabinet minister who criticized the demonstrations against Israel's military operations in the Gaza Strip, calling them "hate marches."
Demonstration experiment in which outpatient patients are transported to the nearest station by a one-person robot
A demonstration experiment was conducted at a hospital in Himeji City in which patients attending a medical institution were transported to the nearest station on a self-driving, one-person robot.
Prime Minister Kishida calls on local governments to cooperate with “economic measures for the people as soon as possible”
Prime Minister Kishida exchanged opinions with the National Governors Association regarding new economic measures, and called for cooperation from local governments in charge of administrative matters such as benefits, stating that it is important to deliver measures to the people as soon as possible.
[Satellite image] 1,500 people evacuated from Shifa hospital, the largest in Gaza. What is the situation on the ground?
It is believed that up to 1,500 people are still evacuated to Shifa Hospital, the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, which is in critical condition. This can be seen from satellite images obtained by NHK from the American company Planet.
All Japan Seamen's Union Former union president accused of misappropriating approximately 300 million yen for personal use
The former president of the All Japan Seamen's Union, a labor union made up of people working in the shipping industry, is suspected of misappropriating approximately 300 million yen from a related organization's funds for personal use. A complaint was filed with the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office on suspicion of tax evasion.
Kishida Cabinet approval rating 29%, down 30% for the first time since its inauguration, NHK poll
According to an NHK opinion poll, the number of people who said they "support" the Kishida cabinet dropped 7 points from the October survey to 29%, falling below 30% for the first time since the cabinet was inaugurated in October. On the other hand, the number of people who answered "I do not support" increased by 8 points to 52%.
Yen market price updated to its lowest price this year, temporarily dropping to 151.80 yen per dollar
At the beginning of the week, on the 13th, the yen depreciated in the Tokyo foreign exchange market due to differences in monetary policy between Japan and the United States, which made people aware of the difference in interest rates. The lowest price has been updated.
TSMC, the world's largest semiconductor company, is dealing with issues related to the operation of its new factory in Kumamoto.
November 9 marks two years since Taiwan's TSMC, the world's largest contract manufacturer of semiconductors, officially announced that it would build a new factory in Kikuyo, Kumamoto Prefecture. The factory is scheduled to begin mass production from the end of 2024, and while it is expected to have a large economic ripple effect not only in Kumamoto and Kyushu but also throughout Japan, there are also issues such as how to secure and train specialized human resources. Responses are also required.
Meiji voluntarily recalled approximately 117,000 yogurts, possibly containing veterinary drugs
Major food manufacturer Meiji has voluntarily ordered approximately 117,000 yogurts manufactured at its factory in Osaka to contain veterinary drugs used to prevent infectious diseases in cattle. announced that it would be recalled.
NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen participating singers announced 44 groups will participate
The participating singers for the annual New Year's Eve Kohaku Uta Gassen were announced on the 13th, with 44 groups including Kohaku and Kohaku selected to participate. A total of 13 groups will be participating for the first time this year. Talents affiliated with the former Johnny's agency will not participate.
Fighter jets take off and land at civilian airports for the first time at Oita Airport and Tokunoshima Airport
For the first time, fighter jet takeoff and landing training was held at airports in Oita and Kagoshima prefectures, assuming that Self-Defense Force bases would be attacked and rendered unusable in the event of an emergency.
High school boy stabbed in leg; 3 arrested on suspicion of injury; Nakano Ward, Tokyo
In August this year, a 17-year-old high school boy was stabbed in the leg with a knife in Nakano Ward, Tokyo, resulting in serious injuries. Three people, including a 28-year-old suspect, were arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department on suspicion of assault. Ta.
“Private arrest type” YouTuber searches for related parties on suspicion of defamation
The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a 40-year-old YouTuber's associates on suspicion of defamation after he posted a video of a teenage woman on the Internet, suspecting that he was illegally reselling tickets. This was discovered through interviews with the people involved. The Metropolitan Police Department is voluntarily asking YouTubers about their circumstances.
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare proposes to raise benefit rate during childcare leave to 100% for parents who take parental leave
In an effort to encourage men to take childcare leave, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare held a council meeting on the 13th, stating that with regard to benefits during leave, if both parents take 14 days or more, their take-home income is effectively 80% of what they were before taking leave. We presented a proposal to raise the current benefit rate to 100%.
The temptation is to “become stronger easily”
I love this game, but I don't have time to develop my characters... I really want a limited edition rare item... In such a case, if you can buy an account with strong characters and desired items, you might be tempted to buy it. There are tricks that take advantage of this desire to get stronger easily and scam people out of their money. Why not stop before you jump into something too easily? (Research team that won't be fooled by digital / Chiharu Kinukawa, Ministry of Science and Culture, Natsumi Okamoto, Kyoto Broadcasting Station)
47-year-old father arrested on suspicion of assault after punching his 2-year-old daughter in the face Yokohama
This January, a 47-year-old father was arrested by police on suspicion of assault at his home in Yokohama after allegedly punching his 2-year-old daughter in the face. In response to the investigation, he denied the charges, saying, ``I was just playing around.''
Prime Minister Kishida instructs cabinet members to consider submitting a bill to revise the law to prevent ``leaving work to provide nursing care''
Regarding strengthening measures against dementia, Prime Minister Kishida aims to submit a bill to amend the necessary laws to next year's regular Diet session, stating that it is necessary to prevent ``care leavers,'' in which people quit their jobs due to nursing care. , instructed the relevant ministers to proceed with consideration as soon as possible.
Chief Cabinet Secretary urges “early repatriation” after a series of cases of Japanese nationals being detained in China
Regarding the number of cases in which Japanese nationals have been detained in China, Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno has expressed his intention to urge the Chinese side at various levels to realize early repatriation and ensure transparency in the judicial process. Ta.
Women's Golf US Tour Final Round Katsu Minami 7th place, earns seeding rights for next season
The final round of the women's golf tour of America was held in Florida on the 12th, and Minami Katsu improved her score by one, finishing in 7th place with a total of 13 under, earning her the right to be seeded for next season.
Deputy Finance Minister Kanda resigns, becoming the third person to be replaced in three political positions in the current Diet session
The government held a rotating Cabinet meeting and decided to resign regarding Deputy Finance Minister Kenji Kanda, who had been in arrears with taxes in the past, as it was important not to stall parliamentary deliberations.
Government asks local government leaders for opinions regarding the introduction of “ride sharing”
A government working team heard from local government leaders about the introduction of so-called "ride-sharing." Local governments expressed the opinion that the shortage of taxis in the region is an urgent issue and called on the government to take urgent measures to address the issue.
Tohoku Hokkaido Governor requests support for bear capture costs due to worst damage ever
With bear damage at an all-time high, the governors of Tohoku and Hokkaido have asked the national government for financial and technical support to cover the cost of bear capture.
[Video] Situation in various regions due to cold weather and "first snow" and "first snow cap"
Atmospheric conditions are extremely unstable in Hokuriku and western Japan due to the influence of cold air in the upper atmosphere. We compile information on "first snow" and "first crown of snow" in each region.
Vietnam and Djibouti selected as new candidates for “support for strengthening government security capabilities”
Regarding OSA, a new framework for providing defense equipment and other items to the militaries of like-minded countries, the government has announced that new candidates will be Vietnam, which is in dispute with China over the territorial rights of islands in the South China Sea, and Djibouti, where the Self-Defense Forces are based. I decided.
"H2A" rocket No. 48 to be launched in January next year Kagoshima
It has been learned through interviews with related parties that the ``H2A'' rocket No. 48, carrying the government's information-gathering satellite, is scheduled to launch from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture on January 11 next year.
Police officer opens fire on man who was holding a kitchen knife and slashes elderly woman in Osaka
On the morning of the 13th, when police officers rushed to an apartment complex in Osaka's Suminoe Ward after receiving a report of ``screaming,'' the man was found to be holding a kitchen knife, so the police officer fired a handgun after warning him. Shots were fired and he was arrested at the scene. In addition, an elderly woman was found injured in a room in the residence, and police believe she had been cut by a man and are investigating the details of the situation.
U.S. attacks Iranian-related facilities “Countermeasures against attacks on U.S. military units”
U.S. Secretary of Defense Austin announced that the United States has attacked a facility in eastern Syria in response to repeated attacks by Iranian-backed militant groups on American troops stationed in Syria and Iraq.
Business price index in October increased by 0.8% compared to the same month last year, growth rate slowed down
The Corporate Goods Price Index, which measures the prices of goods traded between companies, rose 0.8% in October compared to the same month last year. The growth rate has slowed for 10 consecutive months after peaking at 10.6% in December last year.
US military training helicopter crashes in Mediterranean Sea, killing all five on board
The US military announced that a training helicopter crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, killing all five people on board. The New York Times reports that the American soldier who died was on a mission to prepare for the evacuation of Americans from the Middle East amid the tense Israeli-Palestinian situation.
“Reusing” factories whose domestic production is shrinking as semiconductor production bases
There is a growing movement to ``reuse'' factories where domestic production of products such as LCDs and solar panels is shrinking, and turn them into new semiconductor production bases. The company says it has the advantage of being able to proceed with the development quickly as it works to strengthen domestic production.
Human trafficking in China: Hospitals illegally selling fake birth certificates become crime hotbeds
As child trafficking has become a serious social problem in China, hospital managers have been arrested in various places for illegally selling fake birth certificates to obtain new family registers for trafficked children. This highlights the fact that hospitals are hotbeds for crime.
Japanese wine tasting event in France: Wine makers show off their individuality and charm
A tasting event for ``Japanese wine'', which is brewed domestically using domestic grapes, was held in Burgundy, France, where the winemakers emphasized the uniqueness and charm of Japanese wine.
Diwali, the festival of lights, is the biggest festival of Hinduism in India
On the 12th, Diwali, Hinduism's largest festival and known as the Festival of Lights, was celebrated across the country on the 12th, with people offering prayers for peace at temples.
Atmospheric instability in Hokuriku and western Japan; caution due to landslides; cooling in various areas
Atmospheric conditions are extremely unstable in Hokuriku and western Japan due to the influence of cold air in the upper atmosphere. Atmospheric instability is expected to continue in Hokuriku into the late evening of the 13th and in western Japan into the evening of the 13th, and the Japan Meteorological Agency is warning of landslides, flooding of low-lying land, and rising river waters, as well as strong gusts of wind that could cause lightning strikes and tornadoes. , urging people to be careful about hail.
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism plans to increase fares for pick-up and drop-off system by general drivers
In areas where it is difficult to secure means of transportation such as buses or taxis, a system has been introduced in which ordinary drivers who have undergone the necessary training can provide transportation for a fee. However, as there are cases where it is difficult to maintain the service, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is planning to raise the guideline for fares, which have been kept at about half of taxi fares.
[Updated from time to time] Russia military invasion of Ukraine (movement on the 13th)
Russia's military invasion of Ukraine continues. Russian and Ukrainian forces continue to fight in various parts of Ukraine, and many civilians have fled the country. We will keep you updated on developments regarding the situation in Ukraine on the 13th (Japan time), including the situation of the battle and the diplomacy of the countries involved. (There is a 7 hour time difference between Japan and Ukraine, and a 6 hour time difference with Moscow, Russia)
[Updated from time to time] Shifa Hospital “12 patients died due to drug shortages”
As Israeli ground forces close in on the Gaza Strip's largest hospital, local health authorities say 12 patients have died due to a lack of medicine and electricity. On the other hand, the Israeli military has insisted that it placed fuel at the entrance to the hospital, and is trying to reduce civilian casualties amid growing criticism from the international community. *We will keep you updated on developments related to Israel and Palestine on November 13th (Japan time).
Kyoto Yawata mayoral election: Shoko Kawada elected for the first time, the youngest female mayor ever
Following the resignation of the previous mayor, Shoko Kawada, a new independent and former Kyoto city official who was recommended by the Liberal Democratic Party, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, and the New Komeito Party, was elected for the first time in the mayoral election in Yawata City, Kyoto Prefecture, following the resignation of the previous mayor. Ms. Kawada will be the youngest female mayor to date in the country.