US Consumer Price Index in November rose 3.1% compared to the same month last year
The US consumer price index for November has been released, and it increased by 3.1% compared to the same month last year. The rate of increase was lower than the previous month for the second consecutive month, once again demonstrating the slowing trend in inflation. The Federal Reserve Board (Federal Reserve System) will hold a meeting to decide on monetary policy from the 12th, but the view in the market is that it will not raise interest rates for the third time in a row.
Liberal Democratic Party criticizes review of defense equipment export rules, Komeito is cautious
On the 12th, a proposal compiled by working-level consultations between the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito regarding the review of export rules for defense equipment was presented at related meetings of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito, and the contents were discussed by top officials of both parties. I was left in charge. However, at the Liberal Democratic Party meetings, there was strong cautious opinion within the Komeito Party, and there was a series of criticisms over the failure to reach a conclusion regarding the export of jointly developed equipment to third countries. There have been a number of calls for further discussion.
Skateboarding Street World Championship Yuto Horiyone and others make final adjustments
Before the Skateboarding and Street World Championships, which will be held for the first time in Japan, begin on the 13th, Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Yuto Horiyone and others made the final adjustments.
Industrial Innovation Investment Corporation to acquire semiconductor-related company for 800 billion yen
It has been announced that the Industrial Innovation Investment Corporation, a public-private fund, plans to acquire a semiconductor-related company affiliated with Fujitsu for 800 billion yen. The organization has decided to acquire a major semiconductor materials company in June this year, and it seems that the aim is to strengthen the international competitiveness of Japanese companies.
National University Corporation Law Amendment Bill passed by the House of Councilors Committee on Culture, Education, and Science
A proposed amendment to the National University Corporation Law, which would require large-scale national university corporations to establish an "Operational Policy Council" to decide on medium-term plans and budgets, was voted on by the House of Councilors Committee on Education and Science on the 12th. The bill was passed with a majority of votes from the Liberal Democratic Party, Komeito Party, Japan Restoration Party, and Democratic Party of the People.
COP28 Japanese government introduces efforts to increase “blue carbon”
At COP28, the United Nations climate change conference being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, a seminar sponsored by the Japanese government was held to introduce efforts to increase blue carbon, the carbon dioxide absorbed by seaweed.
Israeli hostages with family members hold press conference in Tokyo, requesting support for freeing all members
An Israeli whose family is being held hostage in the Gaza Strip held a press conference in Tokyo on the 12th, asking for the support of the Japanese government and citizens for the release of all hostages.
Yakult Munetaka Murakami renews contract with estimated annual salary of 600 million yen, maintaining status quo
Professional baseball Yakult's No. 4 player Munetaka Murakami has renewed his contract for next season, the second year of his three-year contract, with an estimated annual salary of 600 million yen plus piecemeal payments, which will maintain the current status, and now they finished fifth in the league. Looking back on the season, he said, ``I've never experienced the pain of losing or the frustration of not being able to hit to this extent.''
Submission of a resolution of no confidence in the cabinet, left to Representative Izumi, decided after discussion by Ritsumeikan executives
Executives of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan discussed the final parliamentary response and decided to leave the decision to Representative Izumi on whether to submit a motion of no confidence against the Kishida Cabinet.
Prime Minister Kishida to explain response to political funding party issue at tomorrow's press conference
The government has announced that Prime Minister Kishida will hold a press conference at the Prime Minister's Office from 6pm on the 13th to coincide with the end of the extraordinary Diet session.
Supreme Court orders invalidated elected representatives to repay full amount of compensation until judgment is finalized
The Supreme Court has ordered a former Osaka city council member, whose election was invalidated after he was found guilty of violating the Public Offices Election Act, to pay back all the compensation he received before the verdict was finalized. This is the first judgment on the remuneration of members of the Diet until their election is invalidated, and it may have an impact on similar cases involving members of the Diet.
Next year's climate change conference "COP29" to be held in Azerbaijan
The next United Nations climate change conference, COP28, will be held in the former Soviet Union of Azerbaijan in November 2024.
Saitama barricaded doctor murder trial 68-year-old defendant sentenced to life imprisonment
In January 2022, the Saitama District Court ruled against a 68-year-old defendant accused of barricading himself in a house in Fujimino City, Saitama Prefecture, and killing a doctor with a shotgun. "This was a cold-hearted crime," he said, and sentenced him to life in prison.
Epsilon S explosion accident during combustion test caused by part of igniter melting
Regarding the explosion accident that occurred in July this year during a combustion test of one of the next generation main rockets, ``Epsilon S'', JAXA = Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency reported that part of the ignition system melted due to heat, causing the explosion inside the pressure vessel. It was concluded that the cause was abnormal combustion.
``The current health insurance card will be abolished next fall as planned,'' Prime Minister Kishida announced.
Prime Minister Kishida announced that the current health insurance card will be abolished next fall as planned, and the system will be transitioned to a system based on the Minor Health Insurance Card.
Political funding issue: Prime Minister Kishida orders investigation into Kishida faction and appropriate response
Regarding the issue surrounding the political funding party of the Liberal Democratic Party's faction, in which even the Kishida faction appears to have recorded an amount lower than the actual income in the income and expenditure report, Prime Minister Kishida said that the faction should conduct an investigation and make corrections. It has been clarified that the company has once again given instructions to respond appropriately if there are any issues.
Survivors of Osaka clinic arson attack call for review of national benefit system
On the 17th of this month, it will be two years since a clinic in Osaka's Kita Ward was set on fire, killing 26 people. A woman who lost her husband in the incident held a press conference on the 12th. , called for a review of the support system for crime victims and their families.
Pharyngopharyngeal conjunctival fever ``highest in past 10 years'' for 7th consecutive week; also highest number of streptococcal infections
The number of cases of pharyngoconjunctival fever, which continues to be prevalent mainly among children, increased further from the previous week and has continued for seven consecutive weeks, the highest in the past 10 years. In addition, the number of people infected with a type of streptococcal infection continues to be at its highest level in the past 10 years, and experts say, ``Even if the symptoms are mild, please do not overexert yourself and take a rest.'' ” he says.
Ride-sharing government policy proposal revealed, with plans to establish a new system within this fiscal year
Regarding the introduction of ``ride sharing,'' the government is introducing a new system that will allow regular drivers to transport people for a fee under the supervision of taxi companies only in areas and times when there is a shortage of taxis. It has become clear that adjustments are being made with the aim of establishing this within this fiscal year.
LDP secretaries-general meet; LDP: ``Preventing recurrence''; Komeito: ``Political reform is necessary''
The secretaries-general of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito held a meeting, and while the Liberal Democratic Party reiterated its intention to prevent a recurrence of the issue surrounding the faction's political funding party, the Komeito Party pointed out that bold political reform is necessary. .
No-confidence motion against Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno rejected by majority at House of Representatives plenary session
Former instructor of ``Yotsuya Otsuka'' who secretly filmed female children admits charges at first trial
The first trial was held for a former instructor at Yotsuya Otsuka, a major junior high school entrance cram school, who is accused of repeatedly secretly filming his female students. I admitted it.
Tokyo Olympics bid rigging case: Deputy director of the Games Organizing Committee sentenced with suspended sentence
The Tokyo District Court sentenced the former deputy director of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee to two years in prison, suspended for four years, after he was charged with violating the Antimonopoly Act in a bid-rigging case involving the management of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, which amounted to more than 43 billion yen. He was sentenced for 2018.
Heavy machinery begins collecting large amounts of sardines and other items washed up on the shore in Hakodate
On the 7th of this month, work began on the 12th using heavy machinery to retrieve a large amount of fish, including sardines, that washed up on the coast of Hakodate, Hokkaido.
Three former Ground Self-Defense Force members found guilty in the case of Gonoi's sexual assault allegation Fukushima District Court
In a trial in which three former Ground Self-Defense Force members, all of whom were former members of the Ground Self-Defense Force, were charged with forcible indecency for forcibly performing indecent acts on Rina Gonoi, the Fukushima District Court had all three members maintain their innocence. was sentenced to two years in prison with a suspended sentence.
Approximately 1.39 million cases of insurance card information linked to My Number that do not match the ledger
When the government compared the information on health insurance cards linked to My Number with the Basic Resident Register, it was found that there were approximately 1.39 million cases in which names and other information did not match. Of these, it is estimated that around 450 cases have information linked to someone else, and they plan to complete the verification process by next spring.
Liberal Democratic Party “Respond to political funding issue with a sense of crisis and do everything in our power to pass the bill”
The Liberal Democratic Party will respond with a strong sense of crisis to the issue surrounding the faction's political funding party at its executive liaison meeting, and will pass the remaining bills, including a bill to provide relief to victims of the former Unification Church, in the Diet session until the 13th. We confirmed our policy of doing our best.
“10-year contract with Shohei Ohtani” Major League Dodgers officially announced
Major League Baseball's Dodgers officially announced on the 11th that they have signed Shohei Ohtani to a 10-year contract. Otani released a comment through the team and expressed his determination to the fans, saying, ``I want to bring many World Series championship parades to this city.''
Osaka after-school day service fatal accident: two people, including representatives of management company, arrested
Last year, a first-year junior high school boy went missing and later died at a facility in Suita City, Osaka that provides after-school day care services for children with disabilities. Police say the facility was negligent in safety management. The plan is to arrest two people, including the representative of the corporation that operates it, on suspicion of causing death due to professional negligence on the 12th, as this led to the accident.
Finance Minister: “Even if there is a change in the Cabinet, we will make sure that it does not affect the formulation of next year's budget”
Regarding Prime Minister Kishida's consideration of reshuffling cabinet ministers and other personnel in response to the issue surrounding the Liberal Democratic Party's Abe faction's political funding party, Finance Minister Suzuki plans to work to ensure that it does not affect the drafting of next year's budget. was shown.
Japan's oldest woman, 116 years old, dies in Osaka
Tatsumi Fusa, a 116-year-old woman from Kashiwara City, Osaka, who was the oldest person in Japan, passed away on the morning of the 12th.
Part of a seven-story apartment building suddenly collapses in New York, USA
Part of a seven-story apartment building suddenly collapsed in a residential area in New York, USA. According to the local fire department, there have been no injuries so far, but firefighters and others are continuing to check to see if anyone was left behind.
52-passenger high-speed ship ``Venus 2'' temporarily unable to navigate under its own power in Nagasaki
Shortly after 8 a.m. on the 12th, a Kyushu Yusen high-speed ship carrying 47 passengers heading from Tsushima City in Nagasaki Prefecture to Iki City lost its engine and was unable to sail under its own power off the coast east of Ashibe Town, Iki City. died. According to the Japan Coast Guard, the ship was able to navigate under its own power just after 10 a.m. and arrived at the port in Iki City, and there were no injuries to the passengers.
Year-end and New Year Expressway Congestion Forecast Expecting frequent traffic jams on both the up and down routes
According to expressway companies, the congestion on expressways during the year-end and New Year holidays from the 28th of this month to the 4th of next month will be as follows: The year-end period will be on the 29th and 30th for outbound lines, and the new year will be on upstream lines on the 2nd and 3rd, and even for outbound lines. Traffic jams are expected to occur frequently on both days.
This year's kanji announced today What kanji represents this year's social situation?
"Kanji of the Year" will be announced on the 12th. The Japan Kanji Proficiency Testing Association solicits kanji characters from the public that represent the social conditions of the year, and the one with the most number of kanji characters is chosen. The presentation will be held at Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto from 2:00 p.m. What kanji do you remember?
President Zelensky visits Washington again and appeals for continued support
With the US government predicting that the budget for military aid to Ukraine will run out by the end of the year, President Zelenskiy visited the capital Washington again this September and appealed for continued support.
Golden Globe Awards: Works by both directors Miyazaki and Shinkai nominated
Nominated films for the Golden Globe Awards, a film award considered a prelude to the Academy Awards in the United States, have been announced, with Hayao Miyazaki's ``How Do You Live?'' and Makoto Shinkai's ``The Sparrow's Door Shut'' among the nominees for the Animated Film Award. was selected.
November corporate price index increased by 0.3% compared to the same month last year; growth rate slowed for 11 consecutive months
The Corporate Goods Price Index, which measures the prices of goods traded between companies, rose 0.3% in November compared to the same month last year. The growth rate has slowed for 11 consecutive months after peaking at 10.6% in December last year.
Leading US newspaper: “Israeli military uses US-supplied white phosphorus in Lebanon”
A leading American newspaper reported that when the Israeli army attacked neighboring Lebanon in October, it used "white phosphorous bombs" provided by the United States. White phosphorus bombs have been internationally condemned as having serious effects on the human body and are considered inhumane, and a senior White House official has announced that they will conduct a detailed investigation.
Two men and women die in Kyoto house fire
In the early hours of the 12th, there was a fire at a house in Kyoto, and two people, a man and a woman, were rescued but died. Police are working to confirm their identities and investigate the cause of the fire.
Can more supplies be inspected at Kerem Shalom checkpoint in Israel?
The Israeli military is increasing pressure on Hamas fighters, including deploying tank units to Khan Yunis in the south, where they believe Hamas' top leadership in the Gaza Strip may be hiding, and encouraging them to surrender. Meanwhile, it has been announced that security inspections will be conducted at the Kerem Shalom checkpoint on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, and the focus will be on whether it will be possible to increase the flow of aid supplies.
NY Dow hits new high this year; buying orders increase as concerns of economic slowdown ease
On the 11th of the week, the New York stock market saw an increase in buying orders as concerns about the US economic slowdown eased, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose for the third consecutive day, hitting a new high this year. did.
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to investigate online medical treatment inappropriate medical institutions
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has received information that some medical institutions are conducting medical treatment using inappropriate methods that are not approved by national guidelines regarding online medical treatment, which uses smartphones and other devices to examine patients in remote locations. Therefore, we decided to conduct a fact-finding survey.
Judgment on 12th in case of forced indecency by female Ground Self-Defense Force member Fukushima District Court
On the 12th, the Fukushima District Court will pass judgment on three former members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force who were accused of forcible indecency on charges of forcible indecency with Rina Gonoi. After Ms. Gonoi complained of sexual harassment under her real name, the Ministry of Defense launched a special defense inspection to investigate the actual situation of harassment, an unusual situation, but the three men have maintained their innocence. All eyes will be on the court's decision on whether the act constitutes obscene behavior.
Prime Minister Kishida adjusts to make personnel appointments as early as the next day after political funding issue
In response to the issue surrounding the Liberal Democratic Party's Abe faction's political funding party, Prime Minister Kishida is making arrangements to make personnel changes as early as the 14th. In addition to replacing Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno, he is also considering replacing three cabinet ministers who are pro-Abe, including Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Nishimura.
[Updated from time to time] Safety inspection at Kerem Shalom checkpoint
On the night of the 11th, the Israeli military announced on social media that it had decided to conduct a security inspection at the Kerem Shalom checkpoint on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel. We will keep you updated on developments regarding Israel and Palestine as of December 12, Japan time.
COP28 draft agreement announced; no mention of ``phasing out'' fossil fuels
Ahead of the end of the United Nations climate change conference COP28, which is being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on the 12th, a new draft agreement was announced. Regarding fossil fuels, the draft only uses expressions such as ``reduction'' and does not mention the ``phasing out'' demanded by developed countries in Europe, the United States, and other countries. is attracting attention.
Political funding issue: Liberal Democratic Party Kishida faction may have understated party income
Regarding the issue surrounding the political funding parties of LDP factions, not only the Abe faction and the Nikai faction, but also the Kishida faction ``Hiroike Policy Research Group'', of which Prime Minister Kishida served as chairman, have received less income than the faction actually collected. Through interviews with people involved, it has been newly discovered that the amount appears to have been recorded in the income and expenditure report. The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's Special Investigation Department is also aware of the circumstances and appears to be investigating the details.