Head of UN agency's Gaza office: ``Longer cessation of fighting is needed''
In an interview with NHK, a local representative of a United Nations agency providing humanitarian aid in the Gaza Strip said that although they were able to take advantage of the break in fighting to deliver relief supplies to the northern part of the Strip, there was still a shortage of food and daily necessities. He called for a longer cessation of fighting.
Houthis say ``could release crew within days'' of hijacking cargo ship operated by Japanese company
Abed Toll, a spokesman for Yemen's Houthi rebels, who hijacked a cargo ship operated by a Japanese company while sailing in the Red Sea on the 19th of this month, told NHK on the 30th, ``We will take over the cargo ship within a few days.'' There is a possibility that the crew may be released." On the other hand, he said, ``We are negotiating indirectly with the Japanese side to free the cargo ship, but there is no prospect of its release at the moment.'' He claimed that he was unable to respond at this time.
COP28 begins soon Will it lead to stronger global climate change countermeasures?
The United Nations climate change conference ``COP28'' will open in the United Arab Emirates on the 30th (Japan time). COP28 will be the first opportunity to evaluate the progress made in combating climate change worldwide, and the focus will be on whether this can lead to stronger measures in each country.
Former Unification Church Victim Relief Bill: Five-party talks fail to come to an agreement, see again tomorrow
Regarding the development of legislation related to relief for victims of the former Unification Church, representatives from five parties including the Liberal Democratic Party, Komeito, and Democratic People's Democratic Party, as well as the Constitutional Democratic Party and Japan Restoration Party, will hold discussions and amend the bill of the Liberal Democratic Party and other parties. We considered whether we could come to an agreement on this, but we were unable to reach an agreement, and we decided to exchange opinions again on December 1st.
KyoAni trial: Bereaved family's opinion statement: ``I can't think of anything but a death sentence''
In the Kyoto Animation arson case trial, the bereaved family continued to make statements on the 30th, and the mother who lost her 22-year-old animator daughter said, ``It's so painful that it tears me apart, and these feelings will last as long as I live.'' I can't think of anything other than a death sentence.''
Liberal Democratic Party Abe faction chairman Mr. Shioya: “Party ticket quota for faction members”
Regarding the issue of political funding for the Liberal Democratic Party faction, former Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Shioya, who is the chairman of the Abe faction, revealed to reporters that he had set a sales quota for party tickets for his members. On the other hand, when asked whether he had returned the income that exceeded his quota to the members, he said, ``I think there was talk of that,'' but later said that he had not made the statement after accurately understanding the facts. I withdrew it as such.
Nihon University submits measures to prevent recurrence to Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology regarding drug incident response
Nihon University has compiled a future response policy regarding its response to the drug incident in the American football club, including measures to prevent recurrence, and submitted it to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology on the 30th.
Gasoline tax "trigger clause" Liberal Democratic Party, Komeito, and citizens to discuss with working-level officials
Policy leaders from the Liberal Democratic Party, New Komeito, and Democratic Party for the People held talks regarding a "trigger clause" that would suspend the taxation of the additional portion of the gasoline tax.If the freeze is lifted, there are issues such as a decrease in local tax revenue. With this in mind, we confirmed that we will now begin discussions with working officials.
Sightseeing boat sinks off the coast of Hokkaido's Shiretoko Peninsula. Compensation lawsuit: Government willing to fight
In April 2022, a court case began in which the family of a deckhand who died in an accident in which a sightseeing boat sank off the coast of Hokkaido's Shiretoko Peninsula sought compensation from the government, alleging that the ship's inspection was insufficient. It was another group that did this, and the government is not responsible for compensation.''
Sota Fujii wins 8 titles with Aichi Prefectural Honor Award, first time in Shogi world to dominate the 8 major titles
Sota Fujii, who became the first player in the world of shogi to win the eight major titles, was awarded the Prefectural Honor Award by his home prefecture, Aichi Prefecture.
Horse racing Equinox to retire from active duty, racehorse with 6 consecutive GI race wins
Equinox, who won six consecutive GI races, the longest since 1984 when the grade system was introduced for Japanese racehorses, has decided to retire.
Arrested for allegedly replacing two Rolex watches with fake ones during business negotiations at a luxury watch store
The Metropolitan Police Department arrested a 53-year-old suspect on suspicion of theft after two Rolex watches, worth a total of 8.05 million yen, were exchanged for fakes during a business meeting at a luxury watch store in Ginza, Tokyo. In response to the investigation, he has denied the charges.
“Tomohiro Anraku was harassed” Rakuten announces free contract
Professional Baseball Rakuten announced that after multiple players complained of harassment by pitcher Tomohiro Anraku (27), an investigation revealed that harassment had occurred. Furthermore, it was announced that pitcher Anraku would not be included in the list of pending players who are expected to sign a contract for next season, which is due on the 30th. As a result, the contract between the team and pitcher Anraku will be canceled, and pitcher Anraku will become a free agent.
Nagoya High Court orders national compensation for lowering welfare costs, first in the country
In a lawsuit in which recipients in Aichi Prefecture sued the national and local governments, alleging that their welfare allowances had been gradually lowered since 2013 and were forced to live in sub-minimum living conditions, the Nagoya High Court ruled that the lowering of their welfare allowances had been phased out since 2013. In addition to canceling the decision, the court issued a judgment ordering the state to pay compensation. According to the plaintiff's lawyers, this is the first judgment in a similar class action lawsuit ordering the government to pay compensation.
Musk: ``Are you trying to blackmail me?'' Opposed to influence over support of ``anti-Semitism''
Entrepreneur Elon Musk's decision to endorse an allegedly anti-Semitic post on his former Twitter account, X, is being repercussed. Large American companies are increasingly suspending advertising, but on the 29th, Mr. Musk strongly objected, saying, ``Are you blackmailing me with money? Fuck me.''
Taiwan President Tsai: “It’s probably not the time to think about a large-scale invasion of China.”
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said, ``Currently, China's leadership is busy dealing with internal issues,'' indicating that a large-scale invasion by China is not imminent.
Israel and Hamas “suspension of fighting continues” posted on SNS, second extension
On the 30th, the Israeli military posted on social media regarding the cessation of fighting with the Islamic organization Hamas, saying, ``In consideration of the efforts of intermediaries to continue the hostage release process, the cessation of fighting will continue.'' Meanwhile, Hamas also posted on social media that it had agreed that the cessation of fighting would continue for the seventh day. Both sides have agreed to suspend fighting from the 24th of this month, with Hamas releasing hostages in stages, and Israel agreeing to release detained Palestinians, making this the latest extension of the cessation of fighting. will be the second time.
Trailer loaded on pedestrian bridge exceeds legal height? Search for transportation company in Sendai
On November 27, an accident occurred on a national highway in Sendai City when a trailer's cargo got stuck on a pedestrian bridge and the trailer was temporarily unable to move. Police suspect that the trailer was in violation of the Road Act by loading the cargo above the legal height. We searched for transportation companies in the city.
Four people, including the president of a medical equipment sales company, arrested for selling drinking water claiming it is ``effective against tumors''
Four people, including the president of a medical equipment sales company, were arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department for selling drinking water that claimed to have drug-like efficacy and effectiveness, such as being effective against tumors.
18-year-old woman's body abandonment case: Vehicle inspection used to transport vehicle; relationship partner involved?
On the 30th, the Metropolitan Police Department inspected the vehicle used to transport the body of an 18-year-old woman living in Tokyo, whose body was found in a mountain forest in Yamanashi Prefecture. It was also learned that the arrested office worker was a classmate of the girlfriend of a woman who was arrested in another case, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the circumstances, as they suspect that the boyfriend was also involved in abandoning the body.
Democratic Party of the People Acting Representative Maehara solidifies his intention to leave the party, considering forming a new party
Maehara, acting representative of the Democratic Party of the People, has confirmed his intention to leave the party. This appears to be due to a backlash against Representative Tamaki and others' increasing willingness to cooperate with the government and ruling party in order to achieve policy. According to sources, Mr. Maehara is considering forming a new party.
Is President Biden kidding about the bag he would use to launch a nuclear weapon?
According to a reporter who was accompanying US President Biden, on the 29th, when President Biden toured a wind power generation related company in the western state of Colorado, he noticed a bag containing communication equipment used to launch a nuclear weapon. He mentioned that it contained a code that would blow up the world.
ChatGPT developer Mr. Altman returns as CEO of “Open AI”
The company announced on the 29th that Sam Altman, who was once fired from OpenAI, which developed the generative AI ChatGPT, has officially returned to the CEO position.
Former US Secretary of State Kissinger dies, contributing to the establishment of diplomatic relations between the US and China
According to multiple American media outlets, Henry Kissinger, who served as Secretary of State in the Nixon and Ford administrations and played a major role in establishing diplomatic relations between the United States and China, has passed away. He was 100 years old.
North Korea “U.S. military Kadena base photographed by satellite, officially operational from December 1st”
North Korea announced that it photographed the U.S. military Kadena Air Base in Okinawa on November 29th using a military reconnaissance satellite launched last week. North Korea has announced that it will officially begin operating reconnaissance satellites from December 1st, and relevant countries are carefully analyzing the situation.
Avian influenza infection confirmed at poultry farm in Moroyama Town, Saitama, third case of this season
Saitama Prefecture announced on the 29th that the highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza virus was detected in chickens found dead at a poultry farm in Moroyama Town as a result of detailed genetic testing. This is the third case of avian influenza infection confirmed at a poultry farm in Japan this season, and the first in Saitama Prefecture.
Shizuoka Helicopter crash 3 years ago: Could the blade become uncontrollable due to an abnormality?
Three years ago, a helicopter crashed into a mountain forest in Shimada City, Shizuoka Prefecture, killing the pilot, and the National Transportation Safety Board found that the main rotor blade developed an abnormality after experiencing a strong downdraft. An investigation report has been compiled stating that the aircraft appears to have lost control and crashed.
Two boys arrested in Germany for terrorist plot, alarm rises due to situation in Israel
Amid growing concerns about terrorism in Europe due to clashes between the Israeli military and the Islamic organization Hamas, German media reported on the 29th that two boys who were planning to carry out terrorist attacks at Christmas markets and other locations were arrested.
Itakura-cho, Gunma: Two people unable to be contacted after house burnt down, police and fire department rushing to confirm
On the night of the 29th, a fire destroyed a house in Itakura Town, Gunma Prefecture, and two of the four family members who lived in the house have been lost, and the police and fire department are rushing to confirm the situation.
“16 more hostages released” Negotiations continue over extension of fighting suspension
Negotiations seem to be continuing as of late on the 29th, with the mediation of related countries, regarding further extension of the suspension of fighting in the Gaza Strip between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas. With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicating his intention to resume military operations as soon as the suspension period ends, the focus is on whether the suspension of fighting will be maintained beyond the 30th through negotiations. On the night of the 29th, the Israeli military announced that 16 hostages held by Hamas, including Israelis and Thai nationals, had been newly released.
One year since ChatGPT was released, dealing with risks such as the spread of false information is an issue
November 30th marks one year since the release of ChatGPT, a generative AI that allows you to input a question and create an answer in natural sentences. While the use of generative AI is rapidly expanding in companies and educational settings around the world, the challenge is how to deal with the risks of threatening human employment and spreading false information.
[Updating] US military Osprey crash information: 1 person killed; search continues including Coast Guard
A U.S. Air Force Osprey transport plane appears to have crashed off the coast of Yakushima, Kagoshima Prefecture, on the 29th. What appears to be debris from the plane has been found in the sea near the scene, and one rescued man has died. has been confirmed. There were six people on board the Osprey at the time, and the Japan Coast Guard and other authorities are continuing to identify and search for them. We will update you on the latest developments on the 30th.
Woman who abandoned body of 18-year-old contacted her workplace at an unknown time asking for a break
In the case of an 18-year-old woman living in Tokyo whose body was found in Yamanashi Prefecture, when the woman left her home and went missing, she contacted her workplace and asked her to take a week off because she was not feeling well. This was revealed through interviews with the people involved. The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the details of the incident, including where she went after leaving her home.
Winter Olympics 2030 France, 2034 America Unification decided Sapporo disappears
The IOC (International Olympic Committee) held a board meeting in Paris on the 29th and announced that the candidate locations for the upcoming Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games will be in the Alps region of France in 2030 and in Salt Lake City in the United States in 2034. I decided. As a result, Sapporo, which had been aiming to host both tournaments, has no chance of being selected.
Nihon University American Football Club requests revocation of policy to abolish club, current club members submit request
On the 29th, 13 current members of the American football team attached 180 signatures calling for the revocation of the policy, regarding Nihon University's decision to abolish the American football club in response to the drug scandal. I submitted a request to the university.
Prince Akishino's 58th birthday today
On the 30th, Prince Akishino, the heir and first in line to the Imperial Throne, celebrated his 58th birthday.