[Breaking news] North Korea launches "artificial satellite"? Ministry of Defense official
The Ministry of Defense announced that a possible ballistic missile was launched from North Korea. The Ministry of Defense is currently gathering information to determine if there is any impact on Japan. According to Ministry of Defense officials, the possible ballistic missile launched from North Korea appears to be an "artificial satellite" launch.
The Emperor's Family Sees a Special Exhibition of "Yamato-e" at the Tokyo National Museum
The Emperor and his family visited a special exhibition of ``Yamato-e,'' which depict landscapes and people unique to Japan, at the Tokyo National Museum.
Meiji Jingu Gaien Redevelopment ICOMOS Domestic Committee Requests Response to Warning Again
The domestic committee of UNESCO's advisory body issued a warning calling for the cancellation of the controversial redevelopment of Tokyo's Meiji Jingu Gaien, but it did not receive the response it had requested by the deadline. We once again requested answers from the Tokyo metropolitan government and other authorities.
Kanagawa Fujisawa report on 2-year-old abuse incident required effort to confirm safety
Last year, in response to a child abuse case in which a 2-year-old child died in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, the prefecture pointed out that the child guidance center's response at the time required "the utmost effort to ensure the child's safety." The report has been published.
Two company executives arrested for selling food without a license advertising it as “effective against cancer”
Two executives from a food company in Yokohama have been arrested for selling food containing a mushroom extract called Himematsutake as ``effective against cancer'' without permission. In response to the investigation, both have denied the charges.
Junior high school teacher arrested again for filming male students bathing Asaka Saitama
A teacher at a municipal junior high school in Asaka City, Saitama Prefecture, who was arrested for groping a male student, was charged with child pornography in September this year for filming male students bathing at a lodging facility he visited for a school event. He was re-arrested on suspicion of violating the Prohibition Act.
Bereaved families appeal to “watch carefully” at symposium to prevent karoshi
A symposium was held in Tokyo on the 21st to discuss ways of working to eliminate death from overwork, and the bereaved families said that death from overwork can happen to anyone, and said, ``We hope that parents will once again carefully monitor their children's work environment.'' ” he appealed.
Day 10 of Sumo Kyushu Tournament Ozeki Kirishima wins against Nishikiki, 4 players lined up with 2 losses
On the 10th day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, Ozeki Kirishima, who was trailing the leader by just one star, defeated Hiramaku's Nishikiki and maintained his two losses. Ichiyamamoto, who was alone at the top, was defeated, so after the middle stage, Kirishima, Sekiwake Kotonowaka, Atami Fuji, and Ichiyamamoto were tied at the top with two losses.
Pool fever is on the rise, the highest in the past 10 years, and streptococcal infections are also on the rise
The number of patients with pharyngoconjunctival fever (so-called pool fever), which continues to be prevalent mainly among children, in the week up to the 12th of this month has increased from the previous week and continues to be the highest in the past 10 years. In addition, the number of people infected with a type of streptococcal infection, which causes symptoms such as fever and sore throat, is increasing, and experts say, ``I hope people will continue to take basic infection control measures such as washing their hands.'' Masu.
NTT West subsidiary information leak Some of them are precious metals dealers soliciting products
A former temporary employee of a subsidiary of NTT West illegally leaked about 9 million pieces of personal information from local governments, companies, etc., and some of the information sold by the former temporary employee to a list agency was sold to a Tokyo precious metals dealer. Through interviews with investigative personnel, it has been newly learned that the items were sold to customers and used to solicit products. None of the companies explained that they were aware that the information had been illegally leaked, and the police are investigating the list companies and distributors as related parties to uncover the actual situation.
Relief for victims of the former Unification Church: Ritsumeikan and the Restoration, unified and submitted property preservation bill
Regarding relief for victims of the former Unification Church, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and the Japan Restoration Party have each submitted a proposal stating that the ruling and opposition parties should work together to incorporate measures necessary to preserve the church's assets in the revision talks to be held on the bill. It was agreed that the two bills would be consolidated into one bill.
Bill regarding relief for victims of the former Unification Church jointly submitted by the Liberal Democratic Party, Komeito, and the public
Regarding relief for victims of the former Unification Church, the Liberal Democratic Party and the New Komeito Party jointly submitted a bill, including the Democratic Party of the People, that would strengthen support for civil litigation.
Detected ingredients in gummies manufactured by a company in Osaka Added to designated drugs on 22nd Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has urgently convened an expert committee and announced that the detected ingredient ``HHCH'' will be subject to regulation due to the issue of people complaining of poor health after eating gummies that display the name of an ingredient similar to cannabis. I have agreed to the policy. It will be added to the list of "designated drugs" on the 22nd, and its sale, possession, and use will be prohibited 10 days later, on December 2nd.
“Response to online slander in about a week” Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications drafts outline plan
As a measure to deal with defamatory posts on the Internet, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications' expert panel has compiled a draft outline of what to expect from SNS operators. We aim to respond within about a week to decide whether or not to delete the information upon request.
Ennosuke Ichikawa's guilty verdict confirmed: “I feel an indescribable guilt.”
On the 21st, Kabuki actor Ennosuke Ichikawa was sentenced to three years in prison, suspended for five years, on charges of helping his parents commit suicide by taking sleeping pills.
Why are people called "Kita" and "Minami" in Osaka?
"Would you like to go to Minami for a drink now?" Minami is Osaka's representative downtown area. The area is centered around Namba Station and is bustling with young people and now foreign tourists. Is it “Minami” because it is located in the “south” of Osaka? Is it because another downtown area “Kita” is located in the north? But if so, what is the standard? And what area are you referring to? We investigated the origin of the name and the mysteries of the area. (Osaka Broadcasting Station Director Megumi Kunimura/Reporter Nanami Hirose)
Saitama post office barricade case 87-year-old suspect re-arrested
Last month, an 87-year-old suspect was re-arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after firing at a police officer who rushed to the scene of a barricade incident at a post office in Warabi City, Saitama Prefecture.
Former Self-Defense Forces officer Rina Gonoi selected for BBC “100 Women of the Year”
The British public broadcaster BBC announced this year's 100 women who have influenced people around the world, and from Japan Rina Gonoi, a former Ground Self-Defense Force officer who complained of sexual harassment in the Ground Self-Defense Force under her real name. Selected.
Four members of Doshisha Omoto American football club sentenced to prison for sexual assault Kyoto District Court
In a trial in which four former members of Doshisha University's American football team were accused of sexually assaulting a female university student who was too drunk to resist, the Kyoto District Court ruled that the crime was ``a despicable and malicious crime,'' and that "This attitude of complete disregard for the character of the individual deserves strong condemnation," and sentenced all four to three years and six months in prison.
This year's "Social Santa" will be wearing Japan's best Hanshin uniform in Kobe
At the Ijinkan in Kobe City, the annual "Social Santa" decorations representing this year's social conditions were held, and for the first time in 38 years, Santa Claus appeared in the Hanshin uniform, which became the best in Japan.
“Castle in the Sky” appears Echizen Ono Castle above a sea of clouds Fukui Ono
On the morning of the 21st in Ono City, Fukui Prefecture, a spectacular view of Echizen Ono Castle rising above a sea of clouds, known as the ``castle in the sky,'' spread out.
Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident: All evacuation orders for advanced decontamination areas to be lifted by government
The government has decided to lift the evacuation order issued for some areas of Tomioka Town, Fukushima Prefecture on the 30th of this month due to the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. As a result, evacuation orders will be lifted in all areas where decontamination and other measures have been carried out in advance.
Representative and three others arrested for assault at facility for children with disabilities Suita, Osaka
A representative of the corporation that operates the facility is accused of headbutting and kicking a teenage child at a facility in Suita City, Osaka that provides after-school day care services for children with disabilities. Three people were arrested.
Liberal Democratic Party: Problem of non-recording of political funds “Appropriate handling is important” Chairman of the Board of Governors Moriyama
Regarding the issue in which the political organizations of the five factions of the Liberal Democratic Party allegedly did not record a portion of their party ticket income in their political fund balance reports, Chairman of the Board of Governors Moriyama stated that he is taking appropriate action to avoid causing misunderstandings among the public. I realized that it is important to go.
Taiwan Presidential Election Ruling Party Incumbent Vice President Lai Qingtoku has filed his candidacy
On the 21st, Mr. Kiyotoku Lai, the current vice president of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, filed his candidacy for Taiwan's presidential election, which will be held in January next year.
House of Representatives Budget Committee starts substantive deliberations on supplementary budget bill for economic measures
In the Diet, the House of Representatives Budget Committee has begun substantive deliberations on a supplementary budget bill that will support economic measures. Prime Minister Kishida expressed his intention to work to restore trust following the replacement of three senior political officials, and asked for understanding regarding economic measures.
Car carrier runs aground off the coast of Matsuyama City, 12 people including crew rescued
In the early hours of the 21st, a car carrier ran aground off the coast of Matsuyama City, and 12 people, including the crew, were rescued. The ship was then left adrift for more than seven and a half hours before being towed to a nearby island.
Two people, a man and a woman, were attacked by a bear in Takigami Town, Hokkaido, and their arms were bitten and injured.
On the morning of the 21st, two people, a man and a woman, were attacked and injured by a bear in Takigami Town, Hokkaido. According to police, the two men were conscious but had been bitten in the arms.
On-site inspection of gummy manufacturing factory in Osaka Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare Narcotics Control Department
A number of people have been complaining of poor health after eating gummies labeled with ingredients similar to marijuana, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's Narcotics Control Department has determined that these gummies contain the same ingredients as legally regulated drugs. On the 21st, an on-site inspection was conducted at a company's gummy manufacturing factory in Osaka as there was a suspicion that the product was toxic.
Big Motor hears on cancellation of insurance agency registration Financial Services Agency
On the 21st, the Financial Services Agency held a ``hearing'' procedure to hear the company's opinion in order to revoke Big Motor's registration as a non-life insurance agency for fraudulent insurance claims.
Organized crime group leaders arrested on suspicion of collecting cash as protection money in Akabane, Tokyo
Four people, including the leader of a gang, were arrested on suspicion of collecting cash as protection money from cabaret clubs and other places in the downtown area of Kita Ward, Tokyo. The Metropolitan Police Department has collected approximately 13 million yen so far, and is investigating the details of the incident, believing that it was a source of funds for organized crime groups.
A car crashes into a line of pedestrians, injuring multiple people in Umi Town, Fukuoka
According to the Kasuya Police Station in Fukuoka Prefecture, an accident occurred shortly after 8 a.m. on the 21st in Umi Town, Fukuoka Prefecture, when a car hit around six pedestrians. All of the people who were hit are said to be conscious, and there is information that they are female high school students who were commuting to school, so we are currently investigating. According to the fire department, about 10 people were injured, and one of them was said to be unconscious.
Yoshinobu Yamamoto's Major League Baseball negotiation period ends on January 5th, contract total also attracts attention
The Major League Baseball Organization has notified all 30 major league teams that pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who is aiming to transfer to the major leagues from professional baseball team Orix using the posting system, is a player who can sign a contract. The negotiation period will be from 10pm Japan time on the 21st to January 5th next year, and all eyes will be on where Japan's leading pitcher will be affiliated with.
Fire in Shinagawa Ward burns 11 stores; fire continues to spread near JR Oimachi Station
Early on the morning of the 21st, a fire broke out in 11 stores near JR Oimachi Station in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, and firefighters are currently extinguishing the fire.
Former CEO of “Open AI” “If I don’t return, I will leave the company” More than 500 employees signed the petition
Regarding the fact that Sam Altman, who was the CEO of OpenAI, an American venture company that developed the generative AI ChatGPT, was effectively dismissed, American media reported that more than 500 employees had announced that Altman would be reinstated. It was reported that he had signed a letter to the company stating that he would resign if he did not.
``Medical treatment guide'' created due to rapid increase in ``congenital syphilis'' Japanese Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
In response to the rapidly increasing number of reports of ``congenital syphilis'', which is transmitted from mother to fetus by pregnant women infected with syphilis, a specialist society for pediatric infectious diseases has created a ``Clinical Practice Guide'' that summarizes testing and treatment policies. did.
[Updated from time to time] Russia military invasion of Ukraine (movement on the 21st)
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 21st (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] President Biden “closer to agreement on hostage negotiations”
At a hospital in the northern part of the Gaza Strip that was attacked by the Israeli army, which continues its ground invasion, it is believed that several hundred patients and others remain inside the hospital, surrounded by the Israeli army. Meanwhile, President Biden of the United States has indicated that he is close to reaching an agreement on negotiations for the release of hostages held by the Islamic organization Hamas. *We will keep you updated on developments related to Israel and Palestine on November 21st (Japan time).
Saitama Trapped Gasoline brought from rental car - careful preparations?
An 87-year-old suspect who was arrested in the robbery incident that occurred at a post office in Warabi City, Saitama Prefecture last month, took the container of gasoline he had brought into the post office from a rental car parked in the parking lot opposite the scene after arriving at the scene. Interviews with investigators revealed that he had been carried away. Police re-arrested the suspect on the 21st on suspicion of firing at a police officer, and will investigate the incident in detail, as they believe he had been carefully prepared.
Global average temperature will rise by 2.9 degrees even if the United Nations achieves its greenhouse gas reduction goal
The United Nations has announced that even if countries achieve their greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2030, the global average temperature is expected to rise by 2.9 degrees by the end of this century, pointing out that countermeasures are insufficient. did.
North Korea reports launch of "artificial satellite" from 22nd to December 1st
On the 21st, North Korea notified the Japan Coast Guard that it would launch an "artificial satellite" between the 22nd and December 1st. The falls are expected to occur in three areas, the Yellow Sea and the Pacific Ocean, which are all outside Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ), and the Japan Coast Guard has issued a navigational warning urging caution.
Soccer U17 World Cup: Japan loses to Spain and misses the top eight
At the Under-17 Men's Soccer World Cup being held in Indonesia, Japan lost 1-2 to Spain in the first round of the final tournament, failing to advance to the final eight for the first time since 2011.
Relief bill for victims of the former Unification Church: Ritsumeikan and Ishin coordinate in the direction of unification
Regarding relief for victims of the former Unification Church, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and the Japan Restoration Party are calling for cooperation to include measures necessary to preserve the church's assets, as the ruling and opposition parties will be negotiating to revise the bill. Coordination is underway to unify the bills submitted by each party.