Figure: Shoma Uno 2nd place, Yuma Kagiyama 3rd place GP Final begins
The figure skating Grand Prix Final began in Beijing, China, and Shoma Uno, who is aiming for a consecutive championship title, started in second place in the short program of the first half of the men's singles. Yuma Kagiyama, competing for the first time, also placed 3rd.
M7.3 earthquake near Vanuatu Islands in South Pacific; no tsunami impact on Japan
According to a message received by the Japan Meteorological Agency from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii, at around 9:57 pm Japan time on the 7th, there was a large magnitude 7.3 earthquake with its epicenter near the Vanuatu Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, there is no tsunami impact on Japan due to this earthquake.
Yen market price rises to the 145 yen level for the first time in about 3 months
The Tokyo foreign exchange market was on the 7th, with Bank of Japan Governor Ueda saying, "It will become even more challenging from the end of the year to next year," leading to speculation that the Bank of Japan might decide to revise its current large-scale monetary easing measures. As speculation spread that the yen would weaken against the dollar, the yen rose to the 145 yen level for the first time in about three months.
58-year-old man arrested for taking high school girl home; student died the next day, Osaka
Last month, a 58-year-old male suspect was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a minor for allegedly putting a 16-year-old female high school student in his car and taking her home in Osaka's Chuo Ward. In response to the investigation, he has denied the charges. The female student was found dead at the suspect's home the next day due to suspected acute drug intoxication, and police are investigating the details of the incident.
The accident in which a car crashed into a cram school in Fukuoka was preceded by another rear-end accident at an intersection.
On the night of the 6th, a light passenger car crashed into a building housing a cram school in Fukuoka City, injuring at least three people, including junior high school students at the cram school.The light passenger car stopped for several minutes after rear-ending at an intersection. , it turned out that it had crashed into a building right after it took off again.
Environmental assessment begins on the west side of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen from Nagoya
JR Tokai President Shunsuke Niwa announced at a press conference that the company has begun an ``environmental assessment,'' including geological surveys, in preparation for the opening of the ``Linear Chuo Shinkansen'' west of Nagoya. Based on the survey results, the company will continue to narrow down routes and station locations.
Nihon University American Football Club “Voices calling for club survival at briefing session for members”
As a result of NHK's interviews with related parties regarding the Nihon University American Football Club's briefing session held on the night of the 6th regarding the club's policy of abolishing the club in response to the drug incident, most of the club members who expressed their opinions were I understand that he wanted the club to continue.
Takarazuka Revue Bereaved Family Submits Opinion “Up to 15 Acts of Power Harassment”
On the 7th, a lawyer for the bereaved family held a press conference regarding the death of a 25-year-old member of the Takarazuka Revue, and the investigation report released last month stated that ``no bullying or power harassment was confirmed.'' It has been revealed that they have submitted a written opinion to the opera company pointing out the problems.
Ibaraki car ramming incident suspect “consulted with Tokai village office multiple times regarding nuclear power plant”
On the 6th, a 53-year-old suspect who was arrested in connection with an incident in which his car crashed into two locations, including the Ibaraki Prefectural Office, stated that he had "visited the Tokai Village Office multiple times to consult about nuclear power generation." It was learned through interviews with investigators. Police are investigating the matter in detail as they suspect that the suspect may have increased dissatisfaction with the village through consultations.
Political funding issue: Lawmaker who received about 50 million yen in kickbacks from Abe faction
Regarding the issue surrounding the political funding party of a faction in the Liberal Democratic Party, one member of the largest faction, the Seiwa Policy Research Group, which is pro-Abe, is believed to have received kickbacks amounting to approximately 50 million yen over the five years up to last year. Through interviews with people involved, we newly learned that there is a The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's Special Investigation Department is said to be expanding its investigation capabilities by gathering support from prosecutors from all over the country, and is working to uncover the actual situation, including the flow of funds.
Tennis Naomi Osaka “I want to play for my daughter” [Q&A]
Tennis player Naomi Osaka, who gave birth to a girl in July this year, was interviewed by NHK in the United States on the 6th, saying, ``Right now, I want to play for my daughter.I want to win more Grand Slam tournaments and accomplish everything I can.'' She expressed her determination to continue playing with renewed vigor as a mother.
Bank of Japan Governor Ueda's future monetary policy statements lead to stronger yen and weaker dollar
Bank of Japan Governor Ueda attended the House of Councilors' Committee on Fiscal Policy and Financial Affairs on the 7th and stated, ``I think the future monetary policy will become even more challenging from the end of the year to next year.'' In response to this statement, there was growing speculation in the foreign exchange market that the Bank of Japan would take steps to revise its monetary policy, and the yen appreciated to the 145 yen level against the dollar.
A car crashes into a cram school building, injuring 5 people in Aoba Ward, Yokohama
Just after 4:30 p.m. on the 7th, a car crashed into a cram school building in Aoba Ward, Yokohama City, injuring five people. Both victims are said to be conscious, and the police and fire department are currently investigating the situation.
“One of the best policy experts” Yamaguchi, Chairman of the Council, gives a speech in memory of Mr. Hosoda
At the plenary session of the House of Representatives held on the 7th, a memorial speech was given for former Speaker of the House of Representatives Hiroyuki Hosoda, who passed away last month.
A large amount of fish such as sardines wash up on the coast of Hakodate, Hokkaido.
On the morning of the 7th, a large amount of sardines and other fish were found washed up on the coast of Hakodate City, Hokkaido, and Hakodate City and other authorities are discussing what to do with the large amount of dead fish.
North Korean military shoots and kills South Korean ship crew “Information concealed by previous administration” South Korean Board of Audit
The Board of Audit, which is responsible for administrative audits in South Korea, investigated the previous government's response to the incident in which the crew of a South Korean fishery guidance boat was shot and killed by the North Korean military three years ago, and released the results. It was concluded that the necessary measures for rescue were not taken and that there was fraud, including concealment of information.
JRA's first female trainer passes the exam on the 5th time
Kyoko Maekawa, an assistant trainer, passed the JRA = Japan Racing Association's trainer exam, becoming the first female trainer at JRA.
New 20-year-old suspect arrested in Ueno precious metal store robbery Metropolitan Police Department
Last month, a group of three people wearing helmets broke into a precious metals store in Ueno, Tokyo, and fled after being resisted by an employee holding a sword.The Metropolitan Police Department has arrested a 20-year-old suspect on suspicion of robbery and bodily injury. did.
[Commentary] U.S. aid budget is turning a corner? Will the U.S. aid budget run out within this year?
With a huge budget, the United States is sending a large amount of weapons to Ukraine, which is undergoing a military invasion by Russia. The U.S. Congress has failed to pass a budget for the aid, and there is a strong possibility that the aid will run out by the end of the year. U.S.-led assistance to Ukraine since the military invasion in February of last year may be at a turning point. We have reached a situation where even such a view is starting to emerge. "Catch! World's Top News" Caster Shoichiro Beppu's commentary. (Broadcast on December 7th) *Video is 3 minutes 52 seconds and cannot be viewed on data broadcast.
Prime Minister Kishida orders factional parties to refrain for the time being; opposition parties plan to pursue
In response to problems surrounding political funding by factions of the Liberal Democratic Party, Prime Minister Kishida has instructed each faction to refrain from political funding parties for the time being. The opposition parties say that it will not substantively resolve the issue, and plan to pursue it strictly during the intensive deliberations that will be held in the Diet on the 8th.
Change gender on family register without surgery Joy of receiving a certified copy of family register Hamamatsu, Shizuoka
In October, the Shizuoka Family Court Hamamatsu Branch ruled that the law's provision that requires a person to undergo surgery to eliminate reproductive ability in order to change the gender on the family register violates the constitution and is invalid. However, on the 7th, the person who filed the petition expressed her joy at receiving a certified copy of her family register with the gender notation changed at City Hall.
Yoshinogari Ruins Exhibition of excavated items from the middle of the Yayoi period.Is it one of the oldest in Japan?
An exhibition has begun at the Yoshinogari ruins in Saga Prefecture of excavated items believed to be among the oldest in Japan, including molds used to manufacture bronze tools from the middle of the Yayoi period.
North Korea “Create military satellite poster” Ballistic missile set also available
North Korea has announced that it has created a poster for a military reconnaissance satellite it launched last month. Some depict ballistic missiles and satellites as a set, claiming that they have the ability to constantly monitor enemy movements and attack them.
Government to make university tuition free for “multi-child households” without setting income limits
As part of its measures to combat the declining birthrate, the government is targeting university tuition fees for so-called "multi-child households" that support three or more children without setting income limits in order to reduce the financial burden of education costs. We are making adjustments to make it free of charge.
Miyazaki Oyodogawa boat capsizes passengers: “The wave hit the back and it flipped over”
On the 6th, a recreational fishing boat with six people on board capsized near the mouth of the Oyodo River in Miyazaki City, killing the captain and two passengers. "The boat flipped over due to the waves," he was heard saying. The Japan Coast Guard is investigating the situation at the time in more detail.
Car crashes into Hitachi City Hall Mother of passenger in the car ``couldn't stop''
On the 6th, a 53-year-old suspect was arrested after cars crashed into two locations, including a government office in Ibaraki Prefecture, and the suspect's mother, who was in the car at the time of the incident in Hitachi City, was arrested. Interviews with investigators revealed that his explanation was that he tried to stop the incident, but was unable to do so.
Prime Minister Kishida solidifies his intention to withdraw from the Hirochikai while serving as prime minister
Prime Minister Kishida has confirmed his intention to leave the Kishida faction ``Koike-kai,'' which he leads, while serving as prime minister and president of the Liberal Democratic Party. In response to the issue surrounding the political funding of a faction within the Liberal Democratic Party, it appears that he is aiming to demonstrate that he will respond from a more neutral standpoint as party president.
Two months after the start of hostilities between Israel and Hamas, the humanitarian situation worsens
Seven days marks two months since the start of hostilities between the Israeli army and the Islamic organization Hamas. The Israeli army claims to have broken through Hamas' defense lines in several towns in the north and south and is proceeding with ground invasions, but approximately 1.9 million people, more than 80% of the local population, have been forced to evacuate. , the deterioration of the humanitarian situation has become even more serious.
Special needs school principal treats students “like a dog” in Mie
At a prefectural special needs school in Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture, it was discovered that the principal was instructing teachers on how to interact with students with disabilities, such as, ``It's better to treat them like you would a dog.'' Ta. The Prefectural Board of Education said, ``We would like to confirm the facts and consider responses.''
Hiroshima Fukuyama Police Station Inspectors and others “on business trip”? Policy to send documents to prosecutors
The Hiroshima Prefectural Police Headquarters suspects that several people, including the head of the security division at a police station in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, had been repeatedly making so-called "blank business trips" in which they forged documents and requested travel expenses. Through interviews with people involved, we learned that they have decided to send the documents to prosecutors soon.
Prosecutors seek death penalty for defendant Shinji Aoba in Kyoto Animation arson murder trial
Prosecutors have accused Shinji Aoba (45) of murder and other crimes in the trial of the Kyoto Animation studio being set on fire, killing 36 employees and injuring 32 others. I asked for the death penalty. The biggest issue was whether the defendant had the capacity to take responsibility, and the defendant's lawyer had pleaded not guilty on the grounds that he was incapable of taking responsibility due to the influence of severe delusional disorder. The trial, which lasted more than a month, is scheduled to conclude.
Stock price temporarily fell by more than 500 yen due to falling prices in the NY market
On the 7th, the Tokyo Stock Exchange and Nikkei Stock Average temporarily fell by more than 500 yen. In response to the decline in stock prices, mainly high-tech stocks, in the New York market on the 6th, sell orders have been placed in a wide range of stocks, including semiconductors, in the Tokyo market.
US military announces suspension of Osprey flights worldwide following accident off Yakushima
Following the crash of a CV22 Osprey transport aircraft off the coast of Yakushima in Kagoshima Prefecture, the US military has announced that it has suspended all types of Osprey aircraft deployed around the world. Until now, the U.S. military had suspended flights only for the U.S. Air Force CV22 deployed in Japan. In the accident off the coast of Yakushima, Kagoshima Prefecture, the U.S. military recovered the bodies of six of the eight crew members and is continuing to search for the remaining two.
President Zelensky appeals for continued support from Europe, the US and other countries at G7 summit
President Zelenskiy of Ukraine attended the G7 (G7) summit meeting online and appealed for continued support from Europe, the United States, and other countries as negotiations over support for Ukraine stalled in the U.S. Congress.
Former Peruvian President Fujimori released from prison
Former President Alberto Fujimori (85), the first person of Japanese descent to become president of Peru in South America, was released from prison on the 6th after being convicted and serving time in prison.
South Korean Unification Minister “General Secretary Kim is trying to show his intention for hereditary succession”
South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yong-ho said North Korea is ``trying to show its intention for hereditary succession'' in connection with the public release of photos of Kim Jong-un's daughter. said. South Korean media has reported the view that North Korea may be building authority for hereditary succession.
[Updated from time to time] Latest information on Israel and Palestine
We will keep you updated on developments regarding Israel and Palestine as of December 7, Japan time.
At least three people were involved in shooting at Las Vegas university
According to American media, there was a shooting incident on the grounds of a university in Las Vegas, western Nevada, on the 6th, and local police said at least three people were involved. The extent of the damage is unknown. Police also confirmed that the suspect was dead and stressed that the safety of the surrounding area was ensured. In the United States, there has been a series of shooting incidents, including a shooting at a bowling alley in the eastern state of Maine in late October, leaving 18 people dead. This incident was widely reported by the American media as it happened during the day at a university where there were many students.
[Updated from time to time] Russia military invasion of Ukraine (movements on December 7th)
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 the developments surrounding the situation in Ukraine on the 7th (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)
KyoAni Trial: Prosecutors demand extremely harsh sentences; defense claims innocence again?
The trial of Shinji Aoba, who is accused of murder and other crimes in the arson attack on Kyoto Animation's studio four years ago that killed 36 employees, will be extremely harsh, with prosecutors seeking a sentence on the 7th. It is likely that he will seek punishment. On the other hand, the defense is expected to once again assert the defendant's innocence, arguing that he lacked the capacity to take responsibility.
Shohei Otani's departure continues without any movement, as the transfer negotiations move quietly to a final stage
The Major League Baseball Winter Meetings, where the departure of Shohei Ohtani is attracting attention, is on its third day, and a draft for current players was held at the venue. According to those involved, many team executives plan to return home on the evening of the 6th after the draft, and the high-profile meeting, which is considered to be the climax of transfer negotiations, is quietly drawing to a close.
Two months of fighting between Israel and Hamas, with no path in sight to resolve the situation
In 7 days, the fighting between the Israeli army and the Islamic organization Hamas will have been going on for two months. The Israeli military, which is proceeding with a ground invasion in the southern part of the Palestinian Gaza Strip, has announced that it has begun an operation targeting a Hamas stronghold in the center of the southern city of Khan Younis, raising concerns that civilians will be involved and casualties will increase. It's getting stronger.
The car that crashed into Hitachi City Hall is in the name of a family member, and the mother was also a passenger at the time of the incident
On the 6th, a 53-year-old suspect was arrested after a series of cars crashed into the plaza in front of Hitachi City Hall in Ibaraki Prefecture and the Tokai Village Hall.The car in Hitachi City was in the name of a family member of the suspect. This was discovered through an interview with the police. The mother was also in the car at the time of the incident in Hitachi City, and police are investigating the details of the incident.
Nara Homeroom teacher ``Hanamaru'' on notes submitted by a female child who was bullied
It has been learned that a girl who was bullied at an elementary school in Nara City submitted a notebook in which she wrote, ``I wish I were dead,'' and her homeroom teacher returned it with a ``Hanamaru.'' The city's Board of Education has determined that the response was inappropriate and plans to publish the results of its investigation soon.
Italy formally informs China of its withdrawal from the Belt and Road Initiative
Italy, the only country among the G7 (G7) to participate in China's mega-economic zone initiative, One Belt, One Road, has officially informed China that it will withdraw from the initiative. China is expected to further strengthen its ties with the developing and emerging countries of the Global South.