[Details in Q&A] IMF to increase capital to support developing countries China's influence is expanding
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) plans to increase its capital this month to strengthen its financial base in order to expand support for developing countries with large debts. On the other hand, the investment ratio of member countries, which is directly linked to the right to speak in the IMF, will not be revised, and Japan is expected to maintain its second place behind the United States.
Judo Grand Slam Tokyo: Hifumi Abe and his sister's poetry both win
The Grand Slam Tokyo, an international judo tournament, has reached its final day, and Hifumi Abe, a male 66kg athlete who has been selected to represent the team at next year's Paris Olympics, and his younger sister, Uta, a female 52kg athlete, have won the championship. did.
“More than 130 Chinese ships converge on their country’s EEZ in the South China Sea” Philippine authorities
Philippine authorities have announced that more than 130 Chinese ships have gathered in their exclusive economic zone in the disputed South China Sea, raising alarm as the number of ships continues to rise.
Ippei Watanabe wins 200m breaststroke on final day of Japan Swimming Open
On the 3rd, the final day of the Japan Open, where top competitive swimmers participate, former world record holder Ippei Watanabe won the men's 200m breaststroke with a good time. did.
Liberal Democratic Party, Komeito to discuss when to start tax increase to secure defense funding
The Liberal Democratic Party's Tax Research Committee wants to decide on the timing of the tax increase to secure funding for defense spending by the end of this month, but some within the Komeito Party believe that it is not a good idea to decide before the implementation of the income tax cut scheduled for next year. There is an opinion that there is no such thing, and discussions are expected to take place.
Northern Brazil's worst drought on record severely affects more than 600,000 people
The entire northern part of Brazil, where the Amazon River in South America flows, is suffering from the worst drought in recorded history. The water level of the river has dropped to an extremely low level, seriously impacting the lives of people in this region who rely on water transportation.
The Ukrainian army has been at a stalemate for half a year since the reversal of the offensive, due to bad weather.
It has been half a year since the Ukrainian army began its offensive, but overall the situation appears to have remained stalemate, and the pace of fighting has slowed down due to bad weather such as snow and rain. There is a view that this is the case.
Earthquake of M7.0 in the Philippines, slight change in tide level in Japan, no fear of damage
According to a message received by the Japan Meteorological Agency from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii, at around 7:36 p.m. Japan time on the 3rd, there was a large magnitude 7.0 earthquake with its epicenter near Mindanao Island in the Philippines. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, there may be slight changes in the tide level in Japan from around 9:30 p.m., mainly on the Pacific coast from Hokkaido to Okinawa, as a result of 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.
GSDF Osprey exhibited to public at Saga Garrison; demonstration flight canceled due to accident
A commemorative event was held on the 3rd at the Ground Self-Defense Force's Medachihara Garrison in Saga Prefecture, but the originally scheduled demonstration flight of the transport aircraft Osprey was canceled due to an accident off the coast of Yakushima, Kagoshima Prefecture. Ta.
Fukuoka International Marathon event management vehicle collides with athlete, athlete suffers a fractured right elbow
On the afternoon of the 3rd, when the Fukuoka International Marathon, one of the races to decide the final men's marathon representative for the Paris Olympics, was held in Fukuoka City, there was an accident in which a vehicle involved in running the event collided with a runner. It was learned that the player had fractured his right elbow.
Large-scale volcanic eruption in Indonesia; investigation of tsunami and impact on Japan
On the evening of the 3rd, a large-scale eruption occurred at a volcano in Indonesia. The Japan Meteorological Agency is investigating whether the eruption will cause a tsunami and its impact on Japan.
Shinji Ono's last game as an active player is against Urawa, ending his 26-year professional career
Shinji Ono, a former member of the Japanese national soccer team who plays for Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo and will retire at the end of this season, ended his 26-year professional career by starting in the J1 final match against his old team, Urawa Reds, and playing 22 minutes. Ta.
As Christmas approaches, there are movements in various places to be aware of the SDGs and to be more environmentally friendly.
As Christmas approaches, illuminations are starting to decorate the city in various places. As countermeasures against climate change such as global warming are called for, various initiatives are being carried out with an awareness of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), even at pre-Christmas events in Japan.
Tokyo Koto Ward Mayor Election Announcement: 5 New Candidates Candidate Following the Resignation of the Former Ward Mayor
The election for the mayor of Tokyo's Koto Ward was announced on the 3rd due to the resignation of the ward's mayor, and so far five new candidates have run. The mayor of the ward was investigated by his associates on suspicion of violating the Public Offices Election Act, leading to him resigning about six months after taking office, and it is expected that there will be a debate over how to rebuild the ward's administration.
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry: “I want to start considering new government goals for a decarbonized society” Sunday debate
In a Sunday debate on NHK, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Nishimura stated that the progress of global measures to date will be evaluated at the United Nations conference on climate change countermeasures, COP28, and based on the discussion at the conference, he will aim to realize a decarbonized society. He expressed his intention to begin considering new government goals for the future.
Osprey crash wreckage handed over to US side, US military dispatches aircraft carrier to search
Four days have passed since the crash of a US military Osprey plane off the coast of Yakushima, Kagoshima Prefecture, and the search for the seven missing crew members continues. Meanwhile, debris that appears to be part of the aircraft that was recovered by local fishermen and stored in a warehouse in Yakushima Town was brought to Yakushima Airport on the 3rd, and is scheduled to be handed over to the American side.
Sho Nakata joins Chunichi, exercises right to terminate contract and signs free contract from Giants
Professional baseball player Sho Nakata, who became a free agent with the Giants, will join Chunichi.
18-year-old woman's body abandoned. No blood stains on car. Was it wrapped in something and carried away?
The body of an 18-year-old woman living in Tokyo was found in Yamanashi Prefecture, and her boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of abandoning the body.No blood stains were found in the car used to transport the body. This was revealed through interviews with investigators. The Metropolitan Police Department believes the body may have been wrapped in something and is investigating the details.
Speed Skating World Cup: Miho Takagi wins 3rd consecutive victory since the start of the World Cup, women's 1500m
The third speed skating World Cup race was held on the 2nd in Stavanger, Norway, where Miho Takagi won the women's 1,500 meters in a time of 1 minute 55.87 seconds, extending her winning streak from the start of this event to three. It has been extended to. Ayano Sato was 8th. Additionally, Shigehiro Mori won the men's 500 meters in a time of 34.65 seconds, marking his fourth consecutive World Cup victory and his sixth in total. Tatsuya Niihama placed 3rd, and Uma Murakami placed 4th.
North Korea announces launch of military satellite “Reconnaissance Satellite Operation Office” mission begins
North Korea announced in November that a new organization to operate information obtained from military reconnaissance satellites it launched began its mission on the 2nd. As the information will be provided to important military units, we are planning to strengthen our monitoring of the movements of Japan, the United States, and South Korea.
Prime Minister Kishida speaks on the phone with Iranian president and requests action to prevent recurrence of abductions
Prime Minister Kishida, who is visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the Middle East, spoke on the phone with Iranian President Raisi regarding the Israeli-Palestinian situation, and said that a cargo ship operated by a Japanese company was being sponsored by Iran. We condemned the seizure of the vessel by Yemeni rebels, and called for the early release of the vessel and its crew and for the prevention of a recurrence.
Tsunami warning [Breaking news] 40cm tsunami observed on Hachijojima Amami-Kanto
Late on the night of the 2nd, there was a large earthquake with its epicenter near the Philippines, and the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory for Miyakojima, the Yaeyama region, the Amami Islands in Kagoshima Prefecture, the Tokara Islands, and the Pacific coast from Kyushu to Chiba Prefecture. A tsunami of 40 centimeters was observed on Hachijo Island in the Izu Islands, and tsunamis also reached the Pacific coast from Kyushu to Kanto and the Amami region. Meanwhile, the Japan Meteorological Agency lifted the tsunami advisory that had been issued for the Miyakojima and Yaeyama regions at 7 a.m. on the 3rd, but in coastal areas where tsunami advisories are still in place, stay away from coasts and river mouths, and do not approach them. Please.
Israel's large-scale demonstration appeals to the Netanyahu government to prioritize the release of hostages
A large-scale demonstration was held in Tel Aviv, Israel's largest commercial city, calling for the release of hostages held by the Islamic organization Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and appealed to the Netanyahu government to prioritize the release of the hostages.
COP28 summit ends; more than 110 countries pledge to triple renewable energy power generation capacity
COP28, the United Nations conference to discuss climate change countermeasures, is being held in the United Arab Emirates, and the summit meeting concluded on the 2nd. More than 110 countries have pledged to triple the world's renewable energy generation capacity by 2030, but negotiations are likely to get underway in earnest over how to reduce the use of fossil fuels. It will be.
[Updated from time to time] Military operations resume local health authorities “200 deaths in 2 days”
The Israeli military resumed its military operation against the Islamic group Hamas in the Palestinian Gaza Strip, with heavy bombing continuing across the area for a second day, with local health authorities announcing that a total of 200 people were killed over the two-day period. . Although aid supplies have resumed arriving in the Gaza Strip, it is unclear whether things will proceed smoothly, and there are concerns that the humanitarian crisis will worsen. We will keep you updated on developments regarding Israel and Palestine as of December 3, Japan time.
[Updated from time to time] Tsunami warning for the Pacific coast Tsunami observation in various places
Late on the night of the 2nd, there was a large earthquake with its epicenter near the Philippines, and the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory for Miyakojima, the Yaeyama region, the Amami Islands in Kagoshima Prefecture, the Tokara Islands, and the Pacific coast from Kyushu to Chiba Prefecture. A 40-centimeter tsunami was observed on Hachijo Island in the Izu Islands, and tsunamis also reached the Pacific coast from Kyushu to Kanto and the Amami region. If a tsunami warning has been issued, please stay away from the coast and river mouths and do not approach them. This is the situation in various places where tsunami warnings have been issued.
[Summary of evacuation orders] Tsunami warning issued for Pacific coast
Late on the night of the 2nd, there was a large earthquake with its epicenter near the Philippines, and the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory for Miyakojima, the Yaeyama region, the Amami Islands in Kagoshima Prefecture, the Tokara Islands, and the Pacific coast from Kyushu to Chiba Prefecture. A 40-centimeter tsunami was observed on Hachijo Island in the Izu Islands, and tsunamis also reached the Pacific coast from Kyushu to Kanto and the Amami region. If a tsunami warning has been issued, please stay away from the coast and river mouths and do not approach them. We will inform you about the status of evacuation orders in each region.
Osprey crash: Identity of passenger confirmed dead revealed
The U.S. Air Force has confirmed that the crew member who was confirmed dead after the U.S. military transport plane Osprey crashed off the coast of Yakushima, Kagoshima Prefecture, was a 24-year-old member of the Kadena Air Base in Okinawa. .
Liberal Democratic Party faction's political funding problem: Liberal Democratic Party is rushing to consider countermeasures
In response to the problems surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, there are growing voices within the government and ruling party concerned about the impact on the administration. The Liberal Democratic Party cannot leave the situation as it is and has decided to urgently consider future countermeasures.
Tokyo Koto Ward mayoral election announced today: 5 new candidates expected to run
The mayoral election for Tokyo's Koto Ward was announced on the 3rd following the resignation of the ward's mayor, and five new candidates are expected to run. The mayor of the ward was investigated by his associates on suspicion of violating the Public Offices Election Act, leading to him resigning about six months after taking office, and it is expected that there will be a debate over how to rebuild the ward's administration.
Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant temporarily loses power supply from outside
On the 2nd, Energoatom, Ukraine's nuclear power utility, announced that the power transmission to the power plant has been cut off at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, one of the largest in Europe, which Russia continues to occupy, temporarily cutting off the external power supply needed to cool the reactor. declared lost.
“Discovering a planetary system with regular orbital period” Research team from the University of Tokyo
A research team from the University of Tokyo and other institutions announced that after closely examining the orbits of six planets orbiting stars outside the solar system, they found a simple regularity consisting of integers in the orbital periods of the planets. Planetary systems with these characteristics are rare, and are attracting attention as valuable clues for understanding the process by which planets are formed.
Tsunami advisory: Japan Meteorological Agency press conference: “Long-term monitoring is necessary” [Full video of press conference also available]
Late on the night of the 2nd, Toshihiro Shimoyama, Earthquake Information Planning Officer at the Japan Meteorological Agency, issued a tsunami advisory for various areas including the Miyakojima/Yaeyama region, the Izu Islands, the Ogasawara Islands, and the Pacific coasts of western and eastern Japan due to an earthquake that occurred near the Philippines. At a press conference starting at 2 a.m., he said, ``There is a risk of a tsunami, and being in the sea or near the coast is dangerous, so please get out of the sea immediately and move away from the coast.As the current continues to be fast, a warning has been issued.'' Please refrain from going into the sea or near the coast until the restrictions are lifted." He added, ``Tsunamis caused by earthquakes with epicenters overseas tend to last for a long time, so if a tsunami is observed, it is necessary to monitor the situation for a long time and take precautions.'' Earthquake Information Planning Officer Shimoyama also mentioned that tsunamis several centimeters in size were observed overseas, saying, ``As tsunamis arrive through various routes, higher tsunamis may occur at observation points farther away than near the epicenter. "It's only a few centimeters, so we need to continue to be careful, not thinking that it won't be high even in Japan." *Video cannot be viewed on data broadcast.