25 people re-arrested in Cambodia-based scam, possibly for stealing cash from women in Nagano Prefecture
In the case in which 25 Japanese members of a special fraud group based in Cambodia were arrested, a list of more than 26,000 people was seized from the base's apartment, and on the 29th, police said they had stolen cash from a woman in her 80s in Nagano Prefecture. We have re-arrested 25 people on suspicion of defrauding the group and are investigating the group's situation in more detail.
Chinese manufacturers go on the offensive with EVs, fierce competition among automakers at Thailand auto show
The car show will begin on the 30th in Thailand, where Japanese automakers have an 80% market share. Newly entering Chinese manufacturers are successively announcing plans for local production of EVs (electric vehicles), and competition among these companies is becoming even more intense.
Nihon University officially decides to resign as president and vice president over drug incident response
On the 29th, Nihon University officially decided to resign from President Takeo Sakai and Vice President Yasuhiro Sawada, who had expressed their intention to resign in response to a recommendation from the board of directors regarding the handling of a drug incident in the American football club. did.
“Mycotoxin” detected in wheat produced in Iwate Prefecture “JA Zen-Noh Iwate” holds a press conference
On the 29th, ``JA Zen-Noh Iwate'' held a press conference regarding the problem in which ``mycotoxin'' was detected in the wheat ``Nanbukomugi'' produced in Iwate Prefecture, and announced that over 400 tons of the wheat in question had been distributed to confectionery stores and other locations. did. So far, no health hazards have been confirmed.
Liberal Democratic faction creates list of “exceeding party ticket quota to members of parliament”
Regarding the issue surrounding political funds of factions in the Liberal Democratic Party, a list showing that some factions set party ticket sales quotas for each member of the Diet and returned any income that exceeded the quota to the members. Through interviews with multiple people involved, it was newly discovered that the company had been creating this document. In some factions, there is a discrepancy between the total amount of party income actually collected and what is stated in the income and expenditure report.
Tokyo Akishima first-year junior high school girl commits suicide; third-party committee finds it was related to bullying
Six years ago, a third-party committee set up in the city of Akishima, Tokyo, released an investigation report into the suicide of a first-year junior high school girl at the time. It was determined that several of her classmates had created a group on social media to post complaints about female students as bullying, and that there was a de facto causal relationship between her and the girl's suicide.
Two factions of the Liberal Democratic Party accused of not reporting party membership fees in income and expenditure reports
On the 29th, a university professor was accused of violating the Political Funds Control Act, saying that two factions of the Liberal Democratic Party had not recorded in their income and expenditure reports a total of 3.74 million yen that they received as membership fees for a political fund party they held last year. It has been learned that a complaint has been sent to the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office. Regarding the political funds of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, the same university professor has also filed a complaint regarding the omission of approximately 40 million yen in income and expenditure reports up to the year before yesterday.
Tokyo's Setagaya Ward: Woman stabbed to death; Metropolitan Police Department consulted over 'violence'
On the night of the 28th, a 24-year-old woman was stabbed to death by a man in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. Before the incident, the woman said that the suspect who was arrested said, ``I want to break up with you, but he keeps contacting me,'' and ``He assaulted me.'' In an interview with the Metropolitan Police Department, it was learned that he had consulted with the Metropolitan Police Department. The Metropolitan Police Department reportedly gave a verbal warning to the suspect to stop his actions.
6th day of suspension of fighting between Israel and Hamas, can agreement be reached for further extension?
The cessation of fighting between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas entered its sixth day on the 29th. Behind-the-scenes negotiations are continuing through the mediation of the countries concerned with the aim of further extending the cessation of fighting, but there are reports that the Israeli side will not agree to a cessation of fighting that exceeds a total of 10 days, so it remains to be seen whether an agreement can be reached. It's the focus.
Elementary school teacher arrested for indecency with female children at school event Soka Saitama
In August of this year, an elementary school teacher in Soka City, Saitama Prefecture, was arrested for engaging in obscene acts such as touching a female child at a lodging facility where she was staying for a school event. In response to the investigation, she denied the charges, saying, ``There is no doubt that I touched him, but it was for health care purposes.''
Full-fledged adjustments ahead of next year's revision
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare presented to the council the outline of the basic policy for next year's revision of medical fees. As the movement to raise wages spreads, we have made it a priority to promote efforts to secure human resources by improving the treatment of nursing assistants and others.
Bereaved family in KyoAni trial: “My husband was taken away in the most outrageous way”
The trial for the Kyoto Animation arson murder case continued on the 29th as hearings were held regarding the circumstances related to the severity of the sentence, and the wife of a 34-year-old animator who lost her husband said, ``The defendant set his irreplaceable family on fire.'' He used the most outrageous means to snatch it away in an instant.I hope for a harsh conclusion,'' he said, expressing his current feelings.
Supplementary budget for this fiscal year is established to support economic measures and include measures to deal with high prices
This year's supplementary budget, which supports new economic measures, was voted on at a plenary session of the House of Councilors, and was passed and enacted with a majority vote from the Liberal Democratic Party, Komeito, the Japan Restoration Party, and the Democratic Party of Japan.
``Sasumata'' flooded with inquiries after Tokyo Ueno precious metals store incident
On the 26th of this month, a group of three broke into a precious metals store in Ueno, Tokyo, and the store staff used "Sasumata" to resist, which attracted attention. This means that the number of inquiries is rapidly increasing.
Okinawa Henoko “proxy execution” trial handed down on December 20th
The lawsuit was filed by the national government to approve construction work on behalf of the prefecture, which opposes the relocation of the U.S. military's Futenma base in Okinawa, over ground improvement work off the coast of Henoko in Nago City. The verdict will be handed down on December 20th. There has never been a case in the past where the national government has ``executed'' the affairs of a local government, and it will be interesting to see what kind of judgment the court will make regarding whether leaving construction unapproved will seriously harm the public interest.
Ariake Sea ``Nori'' trade: Fishing association unfairly detained, subject to cease and desist order
In the Ariake Sea, the largest producer of seaweed in Japan, the local fisheries cooperative was forced to sign a pledge stating that it would ship all seaweed to the cooperative, which was deemed to be unfairly restricting producers' transactions. Interviews with people involved have revealed that the Trade Commission will soon issue a cease-and-desist order, the most severe administrative penalty stipulated by the Antimonopoly Act.
[Breaking news] US military Osprey crashes off the coast of Yakushima with 8 people on board
On the afternoon of the 29th, there was information that a US military transport plane, an Osprey, crashed off the coast of Yakushima, Kagoshima Prefecture, and the 10th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters has sent patrol boats and aircraft to the area.
5 years since the start of 4K/8K broadcasting, recommended programs will be broadcast
NHK and five BS commercial broadcasters will each be broadcasting their recommended programs to mark five years since the start of 4K/8K satellite broadcasting next month.
Former members of the former Unification Church say, “Both victim relief bills should be passed this session”
In order to provide relief to victims of the former Unification Church, two bills are being debated in the Diet, one submitted by the Liberal Democratic Party, New Komeito, and the Democratic Party for the People, and another bill submitted by the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and the Japan Restoration Party, but the costs are high. Former believers who complained about the damage caused by donations held a press conference and appealed, ``We want both bills to be passed in the current Diet session.''
The plane is overweight because it's full of sumo wrestlers! Behind the scenes of the special flight
This October. A piece of news has set the airline industry abuzz. A large number of sumo wrestlers ended up on the same plane, which made them overweight. A special flight was put into operation at short notice. This was a rare problem that everyone in the aviation industry said they had never heard of, and it was even covered by overseas media. What was happening at that time? (Reporter Hiroyuki Takahashi, Osaka Broadcasting Station Kansai Airport Bureau)
Kouhaku Uta Gassen Queen to participate in special project 50th anniversary this year
It has been decided that British rock band Queen and vocalist Adam Lambert will be participating in a special event on NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen, which will be broadcast on New Year's Eve.
This year's supplementary budget bill passed by the House of Councilors Budget Committee and passed by the House of Councilors plenary session
This year's supplementary budget bill, which supports new economic measures, was voted on by the House of Councilors Budget Committee and passed with a majority vote from the Liberal Democratic Party, Komeito Party, Japan Restoration Party, and Democratic Party of the People. The bill was passed at the afternoon plenary session of the House of Councilors and is expected to become law.
Mother and child hit in supermarket parking lot, child in critical condition Miyazaki
On the morning of the 29th, a mother and her young child were hit by a car in a supermarket parking lot in Miyazaki City. The two were taken to the hospital, but according to the fire department, one of the children, a young child, was in critical condition and unconscious.
The focus is on whether Israel and Hamas can agree to extend the cease-fire again.
The cessation of fighting between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas has entered a newly extended period, and on the 28th, 12 people, including Israelis held as hostages in the Gaza Strip, were released. Under these circumstances, the United States has indicated its intention to work together with relevant countries to realize another extension of the cease-fire, and the focus is on whether Israel and Hamas can reach an agreement to extend the cease-fire again.
A man with a knife breaks into a building in Toranomon, Tokyo, and is arrested on the spot.
On the morning of the 29th, a man armed with a knife broke into a building in Minato Ward, Tokyo, doused it with gasoline and set it on fire. The man was arrested on the spot and the Metropolitan Police Department is conducting a detailed investigation.
More than 200 million people shopped in 5 days during US year-end shopping season, exceeding same period last year
More than 200 million people shopped during the year-end sales season in the United States over the five-day period, exceeding the same period last year and showing the strength of consumer spending.
18-year-old woman abandoning body, shoes with blood stains found at her boyfriend's home - related investigation begins
This year, the body of an 18-year-old woman who had been missing since June was found in Yamanashi Prefecture, and shoes with blood stains were found at the home of her boyfriend, who was arrested in a separate case. This was revealed through interviews with investigators. The Metropolitan Police Department believes that the person in the relationship may be aware of some circumstances and will investigate the matter.
JAXA cyber attack, personal information of executives and employees leaked?
According to officials from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, it has been discovered that the JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) system was subject to a cyber attack, and personal information of executives and employees may have been leaked. It is said that more than 5,000 pieces of personal information, including those of executives, employees and temporary staff, were stored on the server that suffered the cyberattack, but it is unlikely that highly confidential information related to rocket operations was leaked. That's it. JAXA and other organizations are investigating this in detail.
Nihon University American Football Club solidifies its policy regarding drug scandals
In response to the drug scandal in the American football club, Nihon University has decided to abolish the club, according to an interview with the university. Three members of the Nihon University American Football Club have been arrested for allegedly concealing marijuana in student dormitories.
Major League Baseball free agent Kenta Maeda signs two-year contract with Tigers, team announces
The team announced on the 28th that pitcher Kenta Maeda, who was a free agent from the Major League Twins, has signed a two-year contract with the Tigers.
The wife of the head of the intelligence department at the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine “was she poisoned?”
It has been learned that the wife of the head of the intelligence department of Ukraine's Ministry of Defense is being treated for heavy metal poisoning, and local media are reporting that she may have been poisoned by someone.
Woman stabbed to death in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo; 29-year-old Chinese suspect arrested
Late on the night of the 28th, a 24-year-old female resident was stabbed in the chest and abdomen with a knife on the premises of an apartment building in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, and was taken to a hospital, where she died shortly after. The Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 29-year-old Chinese suspect on the spot on suspicion of attempted murder and is investigating the details of the incident.
[Updated from time to time] 12 detained in Gaza released; 30 imprisoned Palestinians released
The cessation of fighting between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas has entered a new extended period, and on the 28th, 12 people, including Israelis held as hostages in the Gaza Strip, were released, while Palestinians held in Israel were released. 30 people were released. The suspension period of fighting will continue until at least the 29th, but there are reports of attempts to extend the suspension again, and it appears that negotiations between both sides are continuing. *We will update you on developments regarding Israel and Palestine from time to time.
Off the coast of Yemen, MSDF escort ship departs from scene at near maximum speed based on missile information
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force revealed on the 28th that a ballistic missile appears to have been fired into the waters around the destroyer that was collecting information on the incident in which a tanker was hijacked by armed groups in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Yemen in the Middle East. After receiving information about the launch, the destroyer increased its speed to near maximum speed and left the area, according to interviews with officials involved.
Osaka/Kansai Expo: Ruling and opposition parties ``clarify overall expenses'' opinions one after another
It has become clear that the government will incur about 80 billion yen in government expenses in addition to the venue construction costs for the Osaka/Kansai Expo, and the ruling and opposition parties have been calling for clarification of the entire cost, with the government promptly providing an easy-to-understand explanation. I would like to gain the understanding of the people.
Unrealized loss on government bonds held by the Bank of Japan: 10.5 trillion yen, the largest since fiscal 2004
It was revealed that the unrealized losses on government bonds held by the Bank of Japan had expanded to 10.5 trillion yen as of the end of September, the highest since comparable fiscal 2004. The main reason for this was the rise in long-term interest rates due to the Bank of Japan's review of interest rate operations.
18-year-old woman's body abandoned case: Was there a conspiracy to fake her survival? Her boyfriend is also being investigated
This year, the body of an 18-year-old woman living in Tokyo who had been missing since June was found in Yamanashi Prefecture, and investigators have discovered that there is evidence that the woman's SNS account had been used until last month. I learned this from the interview. The Metropolitan Police Department believes that a false attempt was made to pretend that she was alive, and that her boyfriend, who was arrested in a separate incident, may have some knowledge of the circumstances, and are looking into the details of what happened.
Baseball “defensive shift” ban to be introduced for both professional and amateur players next season
Following the introduction of a rule in Major League Baseball this season that prohibits infielders from making defensive shifts that radically change their defensive positions, Japan was also considering whether to introduce it next season, but the implementation was postponed. Through interviews with people involved, we learned that this is expected to be the case.
This year's supplementary budget bill is expected to be passed and enacted today
This year's supplementary budget bill will be voted on at a plenary session of the House of Councilors on the 29th, and is expected to be passed and enacted. Meanwhile, regarding relief for victims of the former Unification Church, those in charge of the two bills are scheduled to hold talks, and the focus will be on whether they can reach a compromise.