Tokyo Bay Aqua Line closed due to strong winds
According to the Japan Road Traffic Information Center, due to strong winds, the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line is closed between Kawasaki Ukishima Junction in Kawasaki City and Kisarazu Kaneda Interchange in Kisarazu City, Chiba Prefecture, and the up line is closed to the Aqua Line connecting road. Traffic has been closed between Sodegaura Interchange and Kawasaki Ukishima Junction in Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture since 9:45 p.m.
Ministry of Defense suspends designation of businessman suspected of attempting to resell Self-Defense Forces ``high mobility vehicle''
The Ministry of Defense suspended the designation of two companies for attempting to resell vehicles sold by the Self-Defense Forces for scrapping without dismantling them.
Medical fee revision Adjusted by approximately 4% wage increase for young doctors etc.
In next fiscal year's revision of medical fees paid to medical institutions, the government will increase wages by around 4%, including regular salary increases, for a wide range of occupations, including not only nurses and nursing assistants, but also young doctors and pharmacists. We are making adjustments in the direction of doing so.
Sapporo female baseball team member trapped under accident: “Problem with safety management system” Third-party committee
In May this year, a third-party committee investigating the cause of an accident in which a student from a high school girls' baseball team was crushed when a protective net fell down on a field in Sapporo City released a report. It pointed out that there were problems with the safety management system, such as the dangers posed by heavy nets falling over were not shared at the site.
From the 17th, there will be heavy snowfall in some places, mainly on the Sea of Japan side of northern and eastern Japan.
Due to the effects of a rapidly developing low pressure system, there is a risk of strong winds and heavy rain, accompanied by snow, mainly on the Sea of Japan side of northern and eastern Japan from the 16th to the 17th. After that, heavy snow is expected to occur in places from the 17th to the 18th (Monday), and the Japan Meteorological Agency is warning people to be careful of strong winds, impact on traffic, and high waves.
16 days marks one year since the decision to strengthen defense capabilities, prompting deployment of missiles with “counterattack capability”
The 16th marks one year since the government decided to spend 43 trillion yen over five years to fundamentally strengthen Japan's defense capabilities. While Japan is rushing to deploy missiles that can be used as a "counterattack capability" to attack enemy missile launch bases, the price of defense equipment is rising due to the weak yen and rising prices, and the challenge is whether it can proceed with reinforcement as planned. It becomes.
Pension reduction “does not violate the Constitution” Supreme Court ruling Will affect local courts
In a court case, 95 pension recipients in Hyogo Prefecture asked for the cancellation of the gradual reduction in the amount of their pension due to the revision of the law, claiming that it ``violates the constitution that guarantees a minimum standard of living.'' The Supreme Court ruled that the appeal was not in violation of the Constitution and issued a ruling dismissing the appeal. It could have an impact on similar lawsuits being filed around the country.
Nihon University American Football Club decided to abolish the club at an extraordinary board meeting
Nihon University has held an extraordinary board meeting on the 15th regarding its American football club, where four members were arrested or referred to prosecutors due to a drug incident, and it has been learned from interviews with those involved that the club officially decided to abolish the club.
Medical fee revision Adjusted by 0.88% increase in “main unit” including personnel expenses Government
The government is making final adjustments to the next fiscal year's revision of medical fees paid to medical institutions, with the aim of raising the ``main amount'', which is used to cover personnel expenses for medical workers, by 0.88%.
``Kickbacks are in cash'' explained by multiple secretaries of pro-Abe lawmaker during questioning
Regarding the issue surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, several secretaries of members of the Abe faction told voluntary questioning by the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's Special Investigation Department that they received kickbacks from the faction in cash and submitted a political funding income and expenditure report. Interviews with people involved revealed that the company was instructed not to include it in the report. The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's special investigation department is requesting voluntary interviews, mainly with members who received a large amount of kickbacks, and is expected to begin a full-fledged investigation into the opaque flow of funds, including the perceptions of factions and the members themselves. You can
Otani is even in the moral textbook... What did the person in charge think of the joining press conference?
Otani's accomplishments are even featured in elementary school ethics textbooks, and a person in charge of the press conference on the 15th said, ``It's typical of Otani to express his gratitude to various people and then express his feelings.'' and praised his personality.
JAL's first redesigned "flagship" aircraft in about 20 years arrives at Haneda
The new international aircraft that Japan Airlines will be introducing from the end of next month arrived at Haneda Airport on the 15th. This is the first time in about 20 years that this company has renewed its so-called "flagship" aircraft, which is a representative aircraft for international flights.
Former Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Suzuki “Kicked back 600,000 yen in 5 years from Abe faction, not stated”
Former Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Suzuki has revealed that he received a kickback of 600,000 yen over five years from his Abe faction, which he did not record in his political funds balance report. He said that he believed that the faction had handled the matter appropriately, and that he would be correcting the income and expenditure report in the future.
Digital Minister Kono “Working with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to consider how to publish income and expenditure reports”
In response to the issue surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, Digital Minister Kono has worked with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to promote the digitalization of income and expenditure reports in order to increase the transparency of political funding, and to make it publicly available for easier aggregation and analysis. We have indicated that we will consider ways to do so.
Group suspected of helping Russia evade sanctions targeted for asset freeze, government
In order to increase the effectiveness of sanctions against Russia, which continues to invade Ukraine, the government has newly imposed asset freezes and export bans on entities in third countries, including the United Arab Emirates, that are suspected of helping Russia evade sanctions. I decided to add it to.
Takarazuka Revue will ease its crowded performance schedule with concrete measures starting next month
In response to the death of a 25-year-old member of the Takarazuka Revue, the company will implement specific measures starting next month to ease the overcrowded performance schedules of members, such as reducing the number of performances per week. Then he announced.
National bonds issued to TEPCO to be raised to 15.4 trillion yen as compensation costs are expected to increase
As the cost of compensation for the accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is expected to increase, the government will increase the issuance limit for government bonds, which are the source of funds for lending to TEPCO, by 1.9 trillion yen. We have decided on a policy to raise this amount to 15.4 trillion yen.
Shohei Otani's dog's name is Dekopin, and MLB official post spreads reactions
Otani announced his dog's name as ``Dekopin'' at the Dodgers' joining press conference, and the reaction is spreading on social media.
Two male Ground Self-Defense Force members dismissed for disciplinary action for molesting two female members
Two male soldiers working at the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Nerima Garrison have been dismissed from their posts after being accused of engaging in obscene acts such as touching their bodies with two female junior members.
"Face recognition my number card" introduced today
The ``Facial Recognition My Number Card,'' which does not require setting a PIN number but can only be used with services such as a minor health insurance card, will be introduced from the 15th, and those who wish to obtain one can now be accepted at local government counters. became.
More than 30 people injured in subway accident in Beijing, China; derailment possible
On the night of the 14th in Beijing, the capital of China, there was an accident in which a connecting section of a subway car came loose, leaving more than 30 people seriously and slightly injured. Officials with the railway authorities have indicated that the train may have derailed, and authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.
Government decides to add 50,000 yen per child to provide benefits to low-income earners, etc.
The government has officially decided on the details of the benefits that will be provided to low-income earners in conjunction with the fixed tax reduction. Households exempt from income tax and resident tax will receive 70,000 yen, and households with children will receive an additional 50,000 yen per child.
Prime Minister: Export rules for defense equipment “Resuming discussion on issues in the new year”
Regarding the review of export rules for defense equipment, Prime Minister Kishida asked officials from both the Liberal Democratic Party and the New Komeito Party about issues that were not included in the proposal to the government, such as exporting jointly developed equipment to third countries. I have ordered that discussions be resumed in the new year.
China's major economic statistics for November Housing price index falls in over 80% of major cities
China's retail sales, which show trends in industrial production and consumption, expanded at a faster rate than the previous month. On the other hand, the real estate recession has become even more evident, with housing price indexes falling in more than 80% of major cities.
Revision of medical fees “Consider minimizing the burden on the public” Finance Minister Suzuki
Regarding the revision of medical fees paid to medical institutions, Finance Minister Suzuki expressed his understanding of the need to respond to wage increases for medical workers, but he also wanted to minimize the burden of social insurance premiums on the public, which would increase due to the increase. It was recognized that this should be considered.
Mahathir: “Japan has a unique foreign policy that is distinct from the US and China”
Before the special summit meeting between Japan and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) begins on the 16th, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mahathir, who led the ``Look East Policy'', gave an interview to NHK. As Southeast Asia becomes a site of intense conflict between the United States and China, he urged Japan to develop its own diplomacy, setting itself apart from those of both countries.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi “Restores trust and approaches policy responses that are directly connected to daily life with a sense of nervousness”
The newly appointed Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi will work to restore trust in politics under the direction of Prime Minister Kishida regarding the issue of political funding parties organized by factions of the Liberal Democratic Party, and will also take measures that are directly linked to people's lives, such as formulating next year's budget. He expressed his intention to approach the event with a sense of nervousness.
Two children who brought drugs to elementary school overdosed and were transported by ambulance to Meguro, Tokyo
On the 13th of this month, two girls at an elementary school in Meguro Ward, Tokyo, overdosed on drugs they had brought with them and were rushed to the hospital, according to interviews with investigators and others. Overdosing on over-the-counter drugs has become a problem, especially among the younger generation, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the details.
[Uncut video full text] Shohei Otani Dodgers joining press conference Always challenging
Otani's joining press conference began around 8 a.m. Japan time on the 15th, and Otani wore a Dodgers uniform with the number 17 on his sleeve and a hat. Please watch the uncut version of everything Otani said at the press conference, including his reasons for deciding to join the Dodgers, his determination for next season, and his thoughts on his former team, the Angels. *Video is 25 minutes 48 seconds (cannot be viewed on data broadcast)
U.S. Presidential Advisor “Israel side explains conditions for reducing attacks”
On the 14th, U.S. National Security Advisor Sullivan, who is in charge of security policy at the White House, met with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Israel. During the meeting, it was revealed that the Israeli side explained the conditions for reducing the scale of military operations in the Gaza Strip to targeted attacks.
Former KAT-TUN member Kiyoshi Tanaka's prison sentence finalized
In the trial of Kiyoshi Tanaka, a former member of the idol group KAT-TUN, who was accused of using stimulants, the Supreme Court decided to reject the defense's appeal by the 15th, and sentenced him to one year in prison. The judgment has now become final.
Yen market price rises to mid-141 yen level, Dow hits all-time high for second consecutive day
On the 14th, in the New York financial market, the yen briefly rose to the mid-141 yen level to the dollar, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to new all-time highs for the second consecutive day.
Four Hamas members arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist attack on Jewish facility in Germany
As Israel's military operation continues in the Gaza Strip in Palestine, there is growing concern over terrorism in Europe, with four members of the Islamic organization Hamas being detained in Germany for allegedly preparing to attack Jewish facilities. I am.
US Army captain serving time in Shizuoka accident that killed two people transferred to US side
The family of an American military captain who caused an accident in Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture that killed two people last year and was sentenced to prison and was imprisoned has been transferred to the American side, the captain's family has revealed.
Revision of medical fees with plans to raise personnel costs and other ``main factors'', moving towards final talks
Regarding the next fiscal year's revision of medical fees paid to medical institutions, the government is making adjustments with a view to raising the ``main'' part that is used for personnel expenses, etc., in order to raise the wages of medical workers. The Prime Minister and relevant ministers will hold final discussions.
President Putin claims that Western military aid is "ending"
At events such as a year-end press conference held on the 14th, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Western military assistance to Ukraine was "coming to an end," while Russia has an advantage, with over 600,000 troops deployed. He emphasized that the situation is
Shohei Ohtani joining press conference [8:00-] Why did he join the Dodgers? What's the contract?
Shohei Ohtani, who signed a 10-year contract with the Dodgers of the Major League Baseball, will hold a press conference at Dodger Stadium, their home base, from 8 a.m. afterwards. It will be interesting to see what Otani has to say about his decision to transfer, why he decided to pay most of his annual salary in arrears after his contract ends, etc. We are planning to provide a breaking news report on Otani's press conference.
Political funding issue: Prime Minister Kishida changes four Abe-aligned ministers; harsh government management continues
In response to the issue surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, Prime Minister Kishida made personnel changes to replace four ministers who were pro-Abe. The government hopes to rebuild the system and restore public trust, but with the investigation expected to be in full swing and the opposition parties planning to intensify their pursuit, the administration is expected to continue to operate harshly.
Israel's defense minister says it will take several months to destroy Hamas
As the Israeli military continues its ground operations in the Gaza Strip, the White House presidential adviser in charge of security policy visited Israel and met with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Gallant. Defense Minister Gallant stated that it would take at least several months to destroy Hamas.
Subway accident in Beijing, China, car connection part separates, injuring over 30 people
On the night of the 14th in Beijing, the capital of China, there was an accident in which a connecting section of a subway car running in the suburbs separated, injuring more than 30 people.
Former Deputy Minister of Justice Kakizawa provides 200,000 yen per month as "advisory fee" to former ward councilor
In a case of violation of the Public Offices Election Act regarding the election for the mayor of Tokyo's Koto ward that took place in April this year, former Deputy Minister of Justice Miyuki Kakizawa paid a former ward assembly member who supported the former ward mayor 20 yen a month as a consulting fee after the election. Through interviews with people involved, we found out that he had provided 10,000 yen. The former ward mayor also provided approximately 1 million yen to the same former ward assembly member, and the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's Special Investigation Department is currently investigating whether the offer was intended to be a reward for support in the ward mayor's election. It seems that.
First woman to be promoted to the position of Maritime Self-Defense Force admiral and appointed to the position of regional commander Ministry of Defense
The Ministry of Defense has decided to appoint a woman for the first time to the position of Admiral, the highest rank in the Maritime Self-Defense Force, and to appoint her to the position of Regional Inspector General, the top of the Regional Forces responsible for defense and security around Japan.