Fuel delivered to Gaza Strip for the first time, but humanitarian situation remains unclear
For the first time, fuel has been delivered to the Palestinian Gaza Strip, which is facing a humanitarian crisis due to fuel shortages due to the Israeli blockade. However, Israel limits its use of fuel to transporting aid supplies, and it is unclear whether it will help alleviate the humanitarian crisis.
Economic and Security Minister Takaichi launches a study group within the party “Will it solidify its footing for the presidential election?”
Minister of Economic Security Takaichi has launched a study group within the Liberal Democratic Party. Minister Takaichi has expressed his desire to run for president in the presidential election scheduled for next fall, and some within the party believe that he is solidifying his footing.
Mass food poisoning at Shizuoka special nursing care facility, 33 residents and staff suffer from abdominal pain and diarrhea, and 2 people die
Shizuoka Prefecture announced that 33 people including residents and staff at a special nursing home in Nishiizu Town complained of symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhea, and two people died. Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 was detected in the patient's stool, and the prefecture determined that mass food poisoning was caused by school lunches served at the facility.
Japan National Team Coach Moriyasu: ``Prepare, concentrate and fight'' World Cup Asia 2nd Qualifier
Japan national soccer team coach Hajime Moriyasu spoke at a press conference ahead of the first match against Myanmar in the second round of the World Cup Asian qualifying round to be held on the 16th, saying, ``We will do our best to prepare and concentrate on the match in front of us.'' I want to do it,” he said with enthusiasm.
GDP turns negative for the first time in three quarters - the key to Japan's economic growth
From July to September this year, GDP (gross domestic product) grew by a real annualized rate of -2.1% compared to the previous three months, the first negative growth in three quarters. How will Japan increase its growth potential going forward? The key is ``capital investment,'' which increases a company's productivity and strengthens its supply capacity.
Joint tryout for 12 professional baseball teams, with 59 players looking for new affiliations participating
A joint tryout for 12 teams was held in Kamagaya City, Chiba Prefecture, where players who are no longer active in professional baseball appeal for a new club.
Joint sale of special products from Akita and Shikoku in response to Jakoten's ``poor taste''
It's been about three weeks since Akita Prefecture's Governor Satake remarked that Shikoku cuisine such as jakoten was "poor," and later apologized. People from Akita and the four prefectures of Shikoku gathered together to sell an assortment of special products from each region, the aptly named ``Nakayoshi Set.'' What on earth? We have summarized the history and sales events so far.
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Miyake reports on sexual harassment allegations from 10 years ago: “I have no recollection of this”
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense Miyake has denied reports that he was suspected of sexually harassing a staff member in his office 10 years ago, saying, ``I have no recollection of this.''
Prime Minister Kishida “Please help us raise wages higher than this year” Government-Labor-Management Council
A "government-labor-management conference" was held between the government, the business community, and the labor world, and Prime Minister Kishida, taking into account recent price trends, hoped to achieve a wage increase higher than this year's level in preparation for next year's spring labor union. I requested your cooperation.
NTT Docomo “d Payment” service fully restored
NTT DoCoMo's smartphone payment service ``d Payment'' became unavailable nationwide from the morning of the 15th, but the issue was fully restored shortly after 4 p.m. The outage lasted for more than five hours, and the company blamed it on a glitch in some of its systems.
NBA Lakers Rui Hachimura contributes to team's 3rd consecutive win with 23 points
NBA = American professional basketball player Rui Hachimura of the Lakers scored 23 points in a game against the Grizzlies held in his home base of Los Angeles on the 14th, contributing to the team's third consecutive victory.
First arrest in the nation of illegally obtaining credit card information through “web skimming”
Kyoto Prefectural Police arrested a 26-year-old suspect for planting a malicious program on the official website of a music group and fraudulently obtaining credit card information of people who shopped on the website. This technique is called "web skimming," and according to police, this is the first time in the country that they have caught it.
``Is Saitama really lame?'' The prefecture's first request for opinions in 40 years received over 800 opinions.
Saitama Prefecture solicited opinions for the first time in 40 years on the question ``Is Saitama really lame?'' In the end, over 800 opinions were received, and the prefecture will publish them in next month's newsletter.
Six people feel unwell after eating gummy candies; bag says it contains unregulated cannabis ingredients Tokyo
This month, six men and women complained of feeling unwell after eating gummies handed out by attendees at a festival in Koganei, Tokyo, and were taken to the hospital. According to investigators, the ``gummy'' was manufactured by a company in Osaka, and it was stated on the bag that it contained cannabis-derived ingredients, which are not regulated by law. Ta. The Metropolitan Police Department is proceeding with an assessment of the ingredients in the gummies, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and other organizations are calling for caution.
Orioles CEO ``Yamamoto is a rich talent'' highly praises Japanese player
The Major League Baseball owners meeting began on the 14th in Texas, and the CEO of the Orioles, who won the Eastern Division of the American League this season, spoke to the press about his active efforts to strengthen Japanese players, including mentioning the name of pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto. He showed an attitude.
First summit meeting in a year begins early on the 16th, Japan time
The first summit meeting in a year between US President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping will begin in the early morning of the 16th, Japan time, on the US West Coast. As the conflict between the two countries deepens, the focus is on whether we can create an environment where the militaries can communicate with each other to prevent unforeseen situations from escalating into conflict.
Kaoru Mitoma withdraws from Japan national team due to injury, becoming the fifth person to not participate in the second round of the World Cup qualifying round.
The Japan Football Association announced that Kaoru Mitoma, who plays in the English Premier League, will withdraw from the Japan national team for the World Cup Asian second qualifying round, which begins on the 16th, due to injury.
Osaka/Kansai Expo's Ishin Secretary-General ``Responsible to the Party'' to promote economic effects
In response to concerns about an overrun in venue construction costs and delays in preparations for the Osaka-Kansai Expo, Japan Restoration Association Secretary-General Fujita said that the party that had been promoting the bid for the event should also bear some responsibility. If so, he expressed his intention to highlight the economic effects and other aspects.
Japan-U.S. economic version of “2 plus 2” agrees to strengthen supply chain
The second meeting of the economic version of ``2 Plus 2'', in which the foreign and economic ministers of Japan and the United States discuss the economic field, was held in the United States. With China in mind, we agreed to work together to strengthen the supply chain in order to counter the "economic coercion" that puts pressure on trading partners through restrictions on imports and exports, etc. .
Former representative of trading card sales company arrested for purchasing rare cards and embezzling money
A former representative of a trading card sales company was arrested on suspicion of special breach of trust for causing the company 180 million yen in damage by pretending to purchase used rare cards.
“Researcher Card” created by AIST to promote the latest science and technology Ibaraki Tsukuba
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, located in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, created ``AIST Researcher Cards'' and distributed them to people visiting the public at an open house in order to get them interested in the latest science and technology.
Gasoline retail price rises for the first time in 10 weeks, national average 173.5 yen per liter
The national average retail price of regular gasoline as of the 13th was 173.5 yen per liter, the first increase in 10 weeks.
Taiwan's presidential election to be held in January next year, with only one candidate from two opposition parties
Taiwan's largest opposition party, the Kuomintang Party, and the second-largest opposition party, the People's Party, have agreed to select only one candidate for Taiwan's presidential election, which will be held in January next year.
Giants Sho Nakata becomes free agent, exercises right to terminate contract and begins negotiations with other teams
According to interviews with people involved, professional baseball giant Sho Nakata has exercised his right to terminate his contract, become a free agent, and decided to leave the team. Nakata will now be looking for a transfer destination and will proceed with negotiations with other teams.
It's like it's the real person...Can you spot the successive "AI fakes"?
When an announcer on the news calls for investment... What if Prime Minister Kishida suddenly started talking obscenely on TV? A fake video has gone viral on social media that makes it appear as though the person is actually saying something that he or she did not say. These fake videos can now be easily created using generative AI. Will it be possible to see through it? And what are the four points to avoid being deceived? (Research team that won't be fooled by digital / Kota Motochi, Network Reporting Department)
Three people arrested for withdrawing 3 million yen of money stolen from a Qatari company
Three people, including a taxi driver, have been arrested on suspicion of violating the Act on Punishment of Organized Crimes for allegedly withdrawing approximately 3 million yen that was transferred to an account they controlled despite knowing that the money was defrauded from a Qatari company. it was done.
Funeral held for former Speaker of the House of Representatives Hosoda, attended by Prime Minister Kishida and others
The funeral for former Liberal Democratic Party Speaker Hosoda, who passed away on the 10th of this month, was held in Tokyo on the 15th, and many close friends of Hosoda, including Prime Minister Kishida and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nukaga, attended.
NTT Docomo "d Payment" Some services are not available
According to NTT Docomo, some services using the smartphone payment service ``d Payment'' have been unavailable since the morning of the 15th. NTT Docomo is investigating the cause and proceeding with recovery efforts, and commented, ``We apologize for any inconvenience caused.''
Former Naha City Council president arrested, suspected of taking bribes due to city land ownership
Police have arrested the former Naha city council president on suspicion of bribery, alleging that he received tens of millions of yen in cash from multiple people in return for favors over the ownership of city land, an investigation has revealed. I found this out through interviews with people.
U.S. House of Representatives passes new bill before ``bridge budget'' expires, goes to Senate for vote
Ahead of the temporary ``bridge budget'' in the United States expiring on the 17th of this week, the House of Representatives passed a new ``bridge budget'' bill on the 14th that will be secured from January to February next year. A vote will be taken in the Senate after this, but there is a growing view that the possibility of avoiding a government shutdown has increased.
46 years after Megumi Yokota's abduction, Prime Minister Kishida ``does everything we can to make her return home''
Regarding the 15th anniversary of the 46th anniversary of Megumi Yokota's abduction by North Korea, Prime Minister Kishida stated, ``I am extremely sorry for the loss of the abductee,'' and expressed his intention to do everything in his power to help the abductee return home. I have shown it again.
Stock price rises by more than 600 yen following announcement of US consumer price index
On the 15th, the Tokyo stock market and Nikkei average stock price rose by more than 600 yen.
Israeli military launches precision attack on specific location of Gaza's largest hospital, Shifa
The Israeli military announced on the 15th that it was carrying out precision attacks on specific locations at Shifa Hospital, the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip. Israel claims Hamas uses the hospital as a military base and has called on Hamas fighters inside the hospital to surrender. According to the UN agency, around 600 patients and around 1,500 residents have been evacuated to Shifa Hospital.
GDP annualized rate for July-September -2.1%, negative for the first time in three quarters
From July to September this year, GDP (gross domestic product) grew by a real annualized rate of -2.1% compared to the previous three months, the first negative growth in three quarters.
US President Biden to hold first US-China summit in a year
President Biden of the United States recently arrived in western San Francisco for a summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. This is the first meeting between the leaders of the United States and China in a year, and the focus is on whether they can pave the way for the resumption of military-to-military dialogue and stabilize relations.
North Korea “Succeeded in first ground combustion test of new missile engine”
On the 15th, North Korea announced that it had successfully conducted the first ground combustion test of a high-power solid-fuel engine used in a new intermediate-range ballistic missile, twice on the 11th and 14th of this month. Announced through the media. North Korea has repeatedly test-launched liquid-fueled intermediate-range ballistic missiles in the past, including by passing them over Japanese skies, and has newly established the ``Missile Industry Day'' on the 18th of this month. Related countries are increasing their vigilance in the face of this.
[Updated from time to time] Russia military invasion of Ukraine (movement on the 15th)
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 the developments surrounding the situation in Ukraine on the 15th (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] Gaza Strip “Citizens dig holes in hospitals and bury bodies”
The Israeli military, which is proceeding with a ground invasion in the Palestinian Gaza Strip, has announced that it has taken operational control of a refugee camp in the north where the Islamic organization Hamas is based. Meanwhile, the Gaza Strip's largest hospital, which has been unable to evacuate due to intense attacks, has begun burying bodies on the premises, and the situation is only worsening. *We will keep you updated on developments related to Israel and Palestine on November 15th (Japan time).
Nearly 4,000 residents evacuated in Iceland as fears of eruption increase
A town in the southwestern part of Iceland in Northern Europe is on high alert, with nearly 4,000 residents evacuated as magma activity increases and the risk of an eruption increases.
46 years after Megumi Yokota's abduction, Sakie says, ``Please return me as soon as possible''
The 15th marks 46 years since Megumi Yokota, a first-year junior high school student, was abducted by North Korea while on her way home from school. Her mother, Sakie, told NHK, ``I am filled with frustration, emptiness, and sadness because there has been no progress.''I hope the Japanese government will work with resolve and hold a Japan-North Korea summit meeting as soon as possible to help the victims.'' I want it back.''
Sapporo bicycle accident: Girl was unconscious due to modification to make tires stick out
On the 14th, in an accident in Sapporo City, a tire came off from a light passenger car and hit a girl, leaving her unconscious and in serious condition. The police are currently looking into the maintenance of the car and the cause of the tire coming off.
Six people who ate ``gummy'' at a festival complained of feeling unwell. Could the ingredient be derived from cannabis?
This month, six men and women complained of feeling unwell after eating gummies handed out by attendees at a festival in Koganei, Tokyo, and were taken to the hospital. According to people involved in the investigation, the "gummy" is manufactured by a company in Osaka, and the Metropolitan Police Department believes it may contain cannabis-derived ingredients and is investigating the details, including conducting an appraisal.