Figure GP Series Round 5 Men's Singles Yoshio Miura wins his first victory
The fifth round of the figure skating Grand Prix series, the Finnish competition, was held on the 18th, with the second half of the men's single free skate being held, where 18-year-old Yoshio Miura maintained his lead and took his first victory in the series, advancing to the Grand Prix final for the second consecutive year. I decided.
Fire in municipal housing, two people unconscious, unable to contact couple in their 80s Nagasaki Isahaya
At around 7:30 pm on the 18th, a fire broke out at a municipal housing complex in Isahaya City, Nagasaki Prefecture, and two people were found unconscious in the house where the fire started. Police are currently working to confirm their identity as they have not been able to contact the couple in their 80s who lived in this house.
“Chinese destroyer uses powerful sound waves, injures soldiers” Australian Ministry of Defense issues protest statement
Australia's Ministry of Defense has issued a statement protesting that a Chinese destroyer emitted powerful sound waves at a Navy frigate, injuring a diving soldier, calling it a ``dangerous act.''
Japan Skateboarding Championship: Yumeumi Oda wins for the first time; Onodera wins for the second time in a row for the men.
The Japan Street Skateboarding Championships were held in Tokyo, and 17-year-old Yumemi Oda won the girls' championship for the first time. On the boys side, 13-year-old Ginun Onodera won the tournament for the second consecutive time.
``Chinese fishing boat capsized, 5 people missing'' off the coast of Kagoshima; Japan Coast Guard searches
According to the 10th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters, just before 4 p.m. on the 18th, a Chinese fishing boat capsized off the coast of Shimokoshiki Island in Satsumasendai City, Kagoshima Prefecture, and five people were reported missing. After receiving the call, the Japan Coast Guard Headquarters sent out aircraft and patrol boats to conduct a search operation from around 6:30 p.m. No one has been found so far, and the Japan Coast Guard plans to continue the search on the 19th. The incident took place in the East China Sea, about 330 kilometers west of Shimokoshiki Island, and strong winds were blowing at the time.
7th day of Sumo Kyushu Tournament Ozeki Takakeisho loses to Gonoyama of Hiramaku, second loss
On the 7th day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, ozeki Takakeisho, aiming for his second consecutive tournament victory, suffered his second loss, losing to Hiramaku's Gonoyama.
Israeli military indicates possibility of stepping up attacks in southern Gaza Strip
The Israeli military, which is proceeding with a ground invasion of the Palestinian Gaza Strip, has indicated that it intends to continue its operation at the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, which it entered claiming to be a key base for the Islamic organization Hamas. The Israeli military has indicated that it may intensify its attacks in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, where many residents have evacuated, raising concerns about further damage to civilians.
The Special Investigation Department arbitrarily interviews five LDP factions and charges them with not recording party ticket income.
A complaint was filed alleging that political organizations from five factions of the Liberal Democratic Party failed to record a total of approximately 40 million yen in their income and expenditure reports, including the names of organizations that spent more than 200,000 yen on political party funds. Interviews with people involved have revealed that the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's Special Investigation Department has requested voluntary interviews with representatives of five factional groups and is proceeding with the interviews.
Asian Professional Baseball CS Japan beats Australia, wins 3rd consecutive qualifying league, advances to finals in 1st place
At the Asian Professional Baseball Championship, an international baseball tournament, Japan defeated Australia in the third game of the qualifying league on the 18th with a called call in the 8th inning, 10-0, and achieved their third straight victory, clinching a place in first place and advancing to the finals.
SoftBank's landline phones are out of order in eastern Japan area, affecting emergency calls
SoftBank announced that the company's landline phone service has been unavailable or difficult to use since 1:40 p.m. on the 18th.
Host Club Accounts Receivable Repayment Troubles Support Group Holds Consultation Meeting for Parents
A Tokyo-based support organization has reported that female guests who have used host clubs have been charged high fees, and have been having trouble repaying ``accounts receivable'', which hosts pay for. We held a consultation meeting for.
A woman in a wheelchair is seriously injured after being hit by a car, and the man she was pushing is unconscious in Kumamoto
On the morning of the 18th, a woman in her 60s in a wheelchair and a man in his 70s who was pushing his wheelchair were hit by a light passenger car in Hitoyoshi City, Kumamoto Prefecture. Police arrested the driver of the light passenger car and are investigating the details of the accident, as the man was unconscious and the woman was seriously injured.
NY Times reports on Shifa Hospital accompanied by Israeli military
The New York Times, a leading American newspaper, reports that a reporter visited Shifa Hospital accompanied by the Israeli military.
Ishikawa Prefecture Governor Hase retracts and apologizes for comments regarding Tokyo Olympics bid activities
It was reported in some parts on the 17th that Governor Hase of Ishikawa Prefecture had said that he used so-called secret secret funds to give gifts to members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in connection with the Tokyo Olympics bid campaign. Regarding this, he retracted his statement and apologized, saying, ``This may have caused a misunderstanding, and I would like to apologize.''
Daisaku Ikeda, honorary president of Soka Gakkai, dies at age 95 due to old age.
The Soka Gakkai announced on the 18th that honorary president Daisaku Ikeda passed away due to old age on the night of the 15th of this month at his home in Shinjuku, Tokyo. He was 95 years old.
Judo: Buddha visits Japan, Riner practice open to the public, leading man in men's 100kg+ class
France's Teddy Riner, a leading judo athlete in the men's 100km+ class and a two-time Olympic champion, came to Japan and gave his training session to the public.
Medical examinations for people complaining of being unwell after the subway sarin attack will end this year
The free health checkups that have been held every year for people who still complain of physical or mental health problems due to the sarin gas attack on the subway that occurred in 1995 will end this year, and the venue in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo will be closed. People who had been attending for over 20 years had their final medical interview.
Elon Musk approves of “anti-Semitic” post with “X”, ripples spread
Entrepreneur Elon Musk posted a comment in support of an allegedly anti-Semitic post on his old Twitter account X, and according to American media, multiple companies including Apple and IBM have posted comments on X. The repercussions are spreading, such as the suspension of advertising on the Internet.
Tornado? Videos and images posted one after another on SNS Be careful of strong gusts of wind
In Shiga and Ehime prefectures, videos and images of thin white streaks extending from clouds, resembling a tornado, were posted one after another on social media. On the 18th, due to the effects of a developing low pressure system and cold air in the upper atmosphere, winds were strong over a wide area from northern Japan to western Japan, and the atmosphere remained unstable. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of strong winds, high waves, and landslides. We urge people to be careful about lightning, tornadoes, strong wind gusts, and hail.
Tourist bus collides with mountain slope, injuring 8 passengers and others, Nobeoka, Miyazaki
According to the police, at around 8:40 a.m. on the 18th, a sightseeing bus collided with a mountain slope on a prefectural road in Kitakata-cho, Nobeoka City, Miyazaki Prefecture, injuring eight people, including passengers. According to the fire department, one of the injured people was transported to the hospital, but he was conscious at the time of transportation.
Israeli military takes control of Gaza Strip hospital, search continues; fuel shortage in the area serious
The Israeli military has taken control of several buildings in the Gaza Strip, including hospitals, which they invaded claiming to be home to the Islamic organization Hamas, and is continuing to search for evidence. Meanwhile, as serious fuel shortages continue in the region, Israel has decided to allow a limited supply of fuel into the Gaza Strip, in an apparent attempt to fend off international criticism regarding the humanitarian situation.
JR Shibuya Station large-scale construction revealed Yamanote Line service suspended between Osaki and Ikebukuro
The last large-scale construction work at JR Shibuya Station in conjunction with the redevelopment of Shibuya began on the 18th, and the work to raise the track by putting gravel under the sleepers was made public. As a result of this, the Yamanote Line's outer loop between Osaki and Ikebukuro will be suspended all day on the 18th, and flights on other sections will also be reduced.
At least 3 Koto Ward councilors gave statements confirming intent of acquisition Case of violation of public election law
In a case of violation of the Public Offices Election Act regarding the mayoral election in Tokyo's Koto Ward held in April this year, at least three of the ward assembly members received cash from Miyuki Kakizawa, former Deputy Minister of Justice, before the election. In response to a voluntary interview by the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's special investigation department, interviews with people involved revealed that the company made statements acknowledging the purpose of the acquisition, such as, ``I thought it was meant to solicit support in the ward mayor's election.'' . Congressman Kakizawa's side denies any illegality, saying, ``This was a visit during the campaign for the ward assembly election,'' and the Special Investigation Department is expected to proceed with elucidating the purpose of the money handed over.
Former Justice Minister Kawai's takeover case Hiroshima town council member to be found guilty by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has decided by the 18th to dismiss the lawmaker's appeal in a case in which a town councilor in Akiota Town, Hiroshima Prefecture was accused of receiving cash from former Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai over the House of Councilors election four years ago. and the conviction was finalized. If confirmed, the lawmaker will lose his/her office according to the provisions of the law.
APEC concludes, leaders' declaration emphasizes achievements but does not mention the Middle East or Ukraine
The APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Council) summit meeting held in San Francisco in the western United States has concluded. While the leaders' declaration issued after the meeting emphasized the results, saying, ``We confirmed our determination to provide a free and open trade and investment environment,'' there was no mention of continuing conflicts in the Middle East or Russia's invasion of Ukraine. did.
Prime Minister Kishida's press conference: ``Devoting efforts to summit diplomacy to lead the international community to cooperation''
At a press conference in the United States, Prime Minister Kishida reflected on his series of visits, saying that he had engaged in constructive dialogue from a broad perspective at the Japan-China summit meeting, and said that he would like to guide the international community toward cooperation. He expressed his intention to continue to devote himself to summit diplomacy.
[Movement on the 18th] “Doctor at Shifa Hospital” “The military could not find anything”
The Israeli military, which continues its ground invasions in the Gaza Strip in Palestine, appears to have taken control of several buildings, including hospitals, which it entered claiming to be home to the Islamic organization Hamas, and is continuing to search them. On the other hand, the detailed situation on the ground has not been clarified, with doctors at the hospital saying that the Israeli military has not found anything, and the focus is on whether an important Hamas base will be found. *We will keep you updated on developments related to Israel and Palestine on November 18th (Japan time).
Prime Minister Kishida presents the idea of creating a hydrogen and ammonia supply network between Japan and South Korea
Prime Minister Kishida, who is visiting the United States, held a debate with South Korean President Yoon Sung-nyeol at a local university, and expressed the idea of the two countries working together to create a hydrogen and ammonia supply network toward decarbonization. Ta.
US approves sale of up to 400 Tomahawk cruise missiles to Japan
The US State Department announced on the 17th that it had approved the sale of Tomahawk cruise missiles to Japan and notified Congress. Both the Japanese and U.S. governments have agreed to acquire the Tomahawk, and Japan plans to use it as a counterattack capability capable of attacking the other party's missile launch bases.
Figure GP Series Round 5 Women's Singles SP Kaori Sakamoto takes first place
The fifth round of the figure skating Grand Prix series in Finland took place on the 17th, with the first half of the short program for women's singles being held, with two-time world champion Kaori Sakamoto taking the lead.
A low-pressure system develops, with strong winds across the country and snow in places in western Japan.
Due to the developing low pressure system, the atmosphere has become unstable over a wide area, and strong winds continue in Hokkaido and other areas. Strong winds and unstable atmospheric conditions are expected to continue across the country on the 18th, and the Japan Meteorological Agency is urging people to be on guard against strong winds, high waves, and landslides, as well as gusts of wind such as lightning and tornadoes.
The focus is on whether the Israeli military can find a base to take control of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip
The Israeli military, which continues its ground invasions in the Gaza Strip in Palestine, appears to have taken control of several buildings, including hospitals, which it entered claiming to be home to the Islamic organization Hamas, and is continuing to search them. On the other hand, the detailed situation on the ground has not been clarified, with doctors at the hospital saying that the Israeli military has not found anything, and the focus is on whether an important Hamas base will be found.
Yuzuru Hanyu announces divorce on SNS “slander and stalking”
Yuzuru Hanyu, who won two consecutive Olympics in men's singles figure skating and turned professional last year, announced on his official SNS that he is divorcing the woman he married in August this year.
Russia passes next year's budget, nearly one-third of defense spending is approximately 18 trillion yen in Japanese yen
Russia's lower house of parliament has passed the budget for 2024 next year. Of this amount, defense spending has more than doubled this year's original budget, accounting for nearly one-third of the total budget, and is in anticipation of a prolonged military invasion of Ukraine.
ChatGPT development company announces retirement of CEO Altman, is he effectively dismissed?
OpenAI, an American venture company that develops the generative AI ChatGPT, announced on the 17th that CEO Sam Altman will be retiring. Regarding the reason for his resignation, the company concluded that Mr. Altman lacked candor in his communication with the board of directors, which hindered the board's ability to carry out its business responsibilities. I'm not sure. This is seen as a de facto dismissal. Mira Murati, Chief Technology Officer, will serve as interim CEO.
Prime Minister Kishida's talks with the Chinese side also focused on progress toward lifting the suspension on seafood imports
Prime Minister Kishida met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the 17th, and the two countries reaffirmed the promotion of a "mutually beneficial strategic relationship" and agreed to continue to communicate. The focus is on whether progress can be made toward the removal of the suspension of imports of Japanese marine products, which is an immediate issue.
Whiskey made in Nagano Prefecture sold for over 50 million yen at British auction
As Japanese whiskey becomes popular overseas, a bottle of whiskey made in Nagano Prefecture was auctioned in the UK and sold for over 300,000 pounds, or over 50 million yen in Japanese yen.
JR Yamanote Line 18th-19th Some sections suspended due to large-scale construction at Shibuya Station
The final large-scale construction work at JR Shibuya Station in conjunction with Shibuya's redevelopment will begin in the early hours of the 18th, and this time the Yamanote Line tracks and platform will be moved upwards. On the Yamanote Line, the outer loop between Osaki and Ikebukuro will be suspended all day on the 18th, and flights on other sections will also be reduced, so JR is encouraging people to use the Saikyo Line, which runs parallel to the suspended section.