Asian Professional Baseball CS Japan beats South Korea and advances to the finals with two consecutive wins in the preliminary league
At the Asian Professional Baseball Championship, an international baseball tournament, Japan defeated South Korea 2-1 in the second game of the qualifying league on the night of the 17th, securing a second consecutive win and advancing to the finals.
Men's Soccer U-17 World Cup Japan Advances to Final Tournament for 3rd Consecutive Tournament
On the 17th, Japan played against Senegal in the final match of the first round of the Under-17 World Cup for men's soccer, which is being held in Indonesia, and won 2-0.
Takarazuka troupe member's death "Investigation office asks related company executives" opinion from bereaved families
A lawyer for the bereaved family said that the law firm that investigated the circumstances surrounding the death of a 25-year-old member of the Takarazuka Revue was an executive of a company related to Hankyu Corporation, which operates the troupe. It was revealed on the 17th that the company had sent a letter to the opera company and other companies asking them to confirm the facts and express their views.
Redevelopment around Shibuya Station is said to be a once-in-a-century event. On November 18th and 19th, construction will be carried out on the station tracks and platforms, and some services on the Yamanote Line will be suspended. JR East says that ``this will be the last time'' large-scale construction work involving suspension of service due to redevelopment will take place. What is the construction for in the first place? What are the restrictions inside the station? We will explain in detail in the Q&A. [Click here for details on how to move around the suspended areas ↓]
Israeli military: “Hamas military force is dismantling in northern Gaza Strip”
The Israeli military, which continues its ground invasions in the Palestinian Gaza Strip, has acknowledged that it is dismantling the military power of the Islamic organization Hamas in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. On the other hand, it was announced that the bodies of a female hostage and an Israeli soldier were found near a hospital that Hamas had invaded claiming to have an important base. It seems possible.
Cancellation of film subsidies is unfair: Supreme Court rules in favor of production company
In a case in which a production company sued a state-affiliated organization, claiming that it was unfair that a film's subsidies were canceled because it featured an actor who had been found guilty in a criminal case, the Supreme Court ruled that The court ruled in favor of the production company's lawsuit, stating, "This harms the autonomy and creativity of the family and cannot be overlooked in light of freedom of expression."
“Let’s stop admiring” Shohei Otani Looking back on 2023 in words
Starting with winning the WBC, Otani became the first Japanese player to win the home run title, and became the season's MVP for the second time, making history one after another this season. We look back on our progress in 2023 with words that left an impression on us.
M7.2 earthquake near Philippines; no risk of damage despite possible tide level change in Japan
According to a message received by the Japan Meteorological Agency from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii, at around 5:14 pm Japan time on the 17th, there was a large magnitude 7.2 earthquake with its epicenter near Mindanao Island in the Philippines. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, there may be some changes in the tide level in Japan due to this earthquake, but there is no fear of damage. The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a ``Northwest Pacific Tsunami Information'' to surrounding countries, citing the possibility of a tsunami occurring near the epicenter.
NTT and three major telecommunications companies respond by posting claims on SNS over the abolition of the NTT Act
Regarding the abolition of the NTT Act, NTT and three other major telecommunications companies posted their respective claims on the SNS X, and while discussions were progressing in councils of the Liberal Democratic Party and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, a situation was also unfolding on SNS. Masu.
Minister of Economy and Security Takaichi: “The study group is a place for policy planning, etc. Currently 45 members have joined.”
Minister of Economic Security Takaichi has set up a study group within the Liberal Democratic Party, which some believe is solidifying his footing for the presidential election.The study group will formulate policies and make recommendations. He explained that there are currently 45 members.
Ennosuke Ichikawa sentenced to suspended sentence for assisting suicide, Tokyo District Court
Kabuki actor Ennosuke Ichikawa, real name Takahiko Kimeto (47), who was accused of helping his parents commit suicide by giving them sleeping pills, was sentenced to three years in prison, suspended for five years, by the Tokyo District Court. I told you.
Feeling unwell due to gummy bears Osaka manufacturing company holds press conference, ``regrettable''
In response to a series of cases in Tokyo and Osaka where people who ate gummies manufactured by an Osaka company complained of feeling unwell, the company held a press conference stating that the gummies contain ingredients similar to cannabis, which are not regulated by law. ``The company's website has a warning that minors should refrain from using it.It is regrettable that something like this happened.''
Support for Big Motor: Itochu, investment funds, etc. to consider
Three companies, including major trading company Itochu Corporation and investment fund J-Will Partners, are offering support to Big Motor, which is under pressure to rebuild its management due to problems with fraudulent insurance claims. I understand that this will be considered. The plan is to decide whether to provide support by next spring. Big Motor is facing a significant drop in used car sales due to a series of problems including fraudulent insurance claims, and is being forced to seek outside support to rebuild its management.
University students scheduled to graduate next spring: 74.8% job offer rate, higher than last year
The job offer rate for university students scheduled to graduate next spring was 74.8% as of October, 0.7 points higher than the same period last year. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare believes that the reason behind this is that companies with a labor shortage are increasing their hiring.
IPEF Summit Meeting “New Meeting to Strengthen Critical Minerals Supply Chain” Statement
A summit meeting of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), an economic partnership framework in which the United States and Japan participate, was held in the United States on the 17th Japan time, and a new regular meeting will be launched to strengthen the supply chain of important minerals. The leaders issued a statement that included these matters.
Examining a system to confirm information on each individual to strengthen bluefin tuna catch management
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Miyashita, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, will strengthen management of the amount of bluefin tuna caught, including introducing a system that allows information on the fishing boat that landed the fish to be checked for each individual fish, in order to prevent illegal fishing. We have announced that we are considering the direction.
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Suzuki believes that the NTT Act “cannot be abolished” and will further discuss it
At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on the 17th, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Suzuki said that the Liberal Democratic Party's working team examining the nature of the NTT Act had compiled a draft proposal calling for the law to be abolished by the regular Diet session next year. "I don't think that abolishment is an option," he said, indicating his intention to proceed with further discussion at a Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications council.
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism issues company guidance to airport worker union for refusing to work after hours
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has announced that the labor union of Swissport Japan, which is in charge of ground guidance for aircraft, has notified the company that it will no longer work overtime starting next month, citing that the long working hours that continue even after the recovery in aviation demand will not improve. has announced that it is concerned about the impact on flight operations and will instruct the company to minimize the impact going forward.
The dog that appeared with Ohtani during his MVP announcement is also a hot topic. Who is that dog?
Shohei Ohtani of the Angels was named Major League MVP. At that time, the dog that was seen with her has also become a hot topic on social media.
Manager arrested for charging over 1.7 million yen for serving alcohol to minors at host club
A manager in his 30s was arrested at a host club in Kabukicho, Tokyo, for allegedly providing alcohol to a female high school student despite knowing that she was underage. It is believed that the charges totaled over 1.7 million yen over a two-month period, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the details. He has denied the charges against him during the investigation.
Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Takemi considering banning distribution and possession of “marijuana gummy”
In response to a number of cases of people complaining of poor health after eating gummies labeled with cannabis-derived ingredients, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Takemi announced that if the ingredients are identified, they will be distributed as designated drugs, including similar ones. He indicated that he would consider banning the possession and possession of such materials.
[Breaking news] Japan-China summit meeting begins after 10:40 a.m.
Prime Minister Kishida, who is visiting the United States, has recently attended a Japan-China summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida called for cooperation, stating that Japan and China have a responsibility to contribute to world peace and stability as major powers that lead the region and the international community.
Singer KAN dies at age 61, hits songs such as “Love Will Win”
Singer KAN, known for hit songs such as "Love Will Win," has passed away. He was 61 years old.
Liberal and public taxation research committee “Wage increase tax system should be extended to small and medium-sized enterprises” Minister of Finance
On the 17th, the Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito will hold a general meeting of the Taxation Research Committee to begin full-scale discussions regarding next year's tax reform. Finance Minister Suzuki expressed the idea that the expansion of the wage increase tax system, which is one of the focuses, should be revised in a way that makes it easier to apply to small and medium-sized enterprises.
President Zelenskyy “takes the lead in the Black Sea” Willingness for stable export of agricultural products
On the 16th, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated, ``We have succeeded in seizing the initiative from Russia in the Black Sea,'' regarding the export of agricultural products from ports on the Black Sea coast. We have demonstrated our desire to eliminate these problems and realize stable exports.
Pandas to be returned from US to China; President Xi Jinping hints at partial return
Regarding the fact that giant pandas are being returned to China one after another after the loan period has expired from the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping has indicated that he is considering returning some of them to the United States. In response, a senior U.S. White House official expressed expectations for China's future decisions.
Angels Shohei Otani receives second MVP award with unanimous vote, first in Major League history
Major League Baseball's Angels player Shohei Otani has been selected as the Most Valuable Player (MVP), which is given to the player who performed the most this season. Otani was awarded the award with a unanimous vote, with all 30 journalists voting in first place, following on from 2021, making him the first MVP in Major League history to win the MVP award for the second time.
“The size of a human face” A rare flower native to Africa blooms for the first time in Japan
Aristolochia gordeana, a rare flower native to Africa that is as large as a human face and shaped like a saxophone, has bloomed at the Kyoto Botanical Garden. According to the botanical garden, this is the first time that flowers have bloomed in Japan.
Japan-Korea summit meeting: “We want to further advance cooperation between the two countries” Prime Minister Kishida
Prime Minister Kishida, who is visiting the United States, met with South Korean President Yoon Sung-nyeol and expressed his desire to further advance the cooperation between Japan and South Korea in areas such as security and the economy.
[Updated from time to time] Israeli military “continues operation at hospital” Hamas counters
Israeli troops were deployed on the 16th at the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, where the Israeli army claimed to have found an important base for the Islamic organization Hamas, including its command center, and Defense Minister Gallant said the operation would continue. was shown. Meanwhile, health authorities in the Gaza Strip are complaining that patients and evacuees are facing death as they are unable to escape from hospitals and lack water and food. *We will keep you updated on developments related to Israel and Palestine on November 17th (Japan time).
Atmospheric instability over a wide area into the 18th; warning of strong winds and high waves
Due to the effects of the low pressure system accompanying the front, the rain is increasing in the Kinki, Kanto, and Tohoku regions, and the weather is expected to be rough with strong rain and wind during rush hours for commuting to work and school. The unstable atmosphere will continue into the 18th, so the Japan Meteorological Agency is urging people to be wary of strong winds and high waves, as well as to be careful about landslides, flooding of low-lying areas, and rising river levels.
[Updated from time to time] Russia military invasion of Ukraine (movement on the 17th)
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 17th (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)
Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office Special Investigation Department raids local office of House of Representatives member Miyo Kakizawa
In connection with a case of violation of the Public Offices Election Act regarding the mayoral election in Tokyo's Koto Ward held in April this year, the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's special investigation department announced on the 16th that the Deputy Minister of Justice Mizuaki Kakizawa, who is said to have supported the former ward mayor. The local office, the home of the secretary, and the home of the ward assemblyman were all searched at once. The Special Investigations Department is also said to have voluntarily interviewed Rep. Kakizawa's secretary about the circumstances, and is expected to work to uncover the reality of the election campaign.
Ennosuke Ichikawa, defendant, sentenced today by Tokyo District Court for abetting suicide
Ennosuke Ichikawa, a Kabuki actor accused of helping his parents commit suicide by taking sleeping pills, will be sentenced at the Tokyo District Court on the 17th.
Pro-democracy forces go on the offensive in Myanmar; military soldiers surrender one after another
After the coup, pro-democracy forces have stepped up their offensive in Myanmar, where the military is in control, and military soldiers have been surrendering one after another. One of the commanders of the pro-democracy forces told NHK, ``This may shake up the military's position in the long term.''
Japan-China summit “held today morning Japan time” Japanese government
Prime Minister Kishida, who is visiting the United States, will hold a summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this morning, Japan time. While the two leaders hope to build a constructive and stable Japan-China relationship through dialogue between the leaders, the focus is on whether progress can be made on outstanding issues between the two countries, such as the suspension of imports of Japanese marine products.
Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito begin full-scale discussions today for next year's tax reform
The Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito Party will begin full-scale discussions on next year's tax reform from the 17th. The focus will be on the design of a system for a flat-rate tax cut of 40,000 yen per person, such as income tax, and the timing of the start of a tax increase to secure funding for defense spending.