Information useful for long-lasting tsunami evacuation and rescue is provided by the Japan Meteorological Agency's study group.
The first meeting of the Japan Meteorological Agency's review committee was held to discuss what kind of information would be useful for evacuation and rescue in the event of a long-lasting tsunami caused by a mega-earthquake in the Nankai Trough, etc., with the aim of compiling a concrete policy by the end of this fiscal year. It happened.
Softbank Tsuyoshi Wada's contract renewed "Director will be promoted from the first year"
Softbank's 42-year-old pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada, the oldest active player in the Pacific League, has renewed his contract for next season, expressing his enthusiasm, saying, ``I want to do my best to improve Coach Kokubo from his first year.'' Ta.
Unmanned spacecraft "SLIM" successfully entered lunar orbit and will land in January JAXA
On the 25th, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) announced that the unmanned probe ``SLIM'', which aims to be Japan's first lunar landing, has been successfully placed into orbit around the moon. Landing on the moon is scheduled for early morning on January 20th as planned, and it will be interesting to see if it is successful.
Mass food poisoning at Yokohama Prison leaves 285 inmates suffering from diarrhea and abdominal pain
In December, 285 inmates at Yokohama Prison complained of symptoms of diarrhea and abdominal pain, and the public health center ordered a ban on cooking operations on the 25th, citing food poisoning caused by food prepared at the prison's cooking factory. Ta.
US government “Japanese tanker attacked by Iran” Iranian government denies involvement
Regarding the US government's claim that a tanker owned by a Japanese company was attacked by an Iranian drone in the Indian Ocean, the Iranian government has denied any involvement, calling it ``a meaningless suspicion.''
Lotte to consider relocating aging 2nd military facilities with the goal of making a decision in the spring of next year
Lotte, a professional baseball team, has announced that it will consider relocating the aging second-team facility in Saitama City, with the goal of making a decision in the spring of next year.
Israel announces destruction of command center; will take several months to take control of the central city in the south?
The Israeli military, continuing its ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, has announced that it has discovered and destroyed a network of underground tunnels in the north that it claims are the central headquarters of the Islamic group Hamas. Meanwhile, in the south, where the Israeli army is intensifying its offensive, it is reported that more tunnels and weapons have been found than the army expected, and it will take several months to take control of the central cities in the south, just like in the north. There is also a view that this is the case.
Prime Minister Kishida to establish a new organization to consider reforms in response to political funding issue early next year
Prime Minister Kishida met with members of the Liberal Democratic Party's executive committee, including Vice President Aso and Secretary-General Motegi, and announced that they would form a new organization as early as possible in the new year to consider reforms in response to the problems surrounding factional political funding parties. announced the idea of launching a
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to diversify food export destinations, focusing on South Korea and the EU for scallops
As China continues to suspend imports of Japanese marine products, the government plans to proceed with the development of new export destinations for agricultural, forestry and fishery products and food products. Regarding scallops, which have a particularly large impact, the company plans to focus on expanding exports to countries such as South Korea and the EU.
Special Investigation Department prosecutor’s interrogation of former Hiroshima city councilor “inappropriate” Supreme Public Prosecutors Office
Katsuyuki Kawai A former Hiroshima city council member who was voluntarily interrogated in a large-scale bribery case related to the House of Councilors elections that resulted in the prison sentence of the former Minister of Justice, gave a statement to the prosecutor of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's special investigation department, suggesting that the charges not be filed. The Supreme Public Prosecutors Office has summarized the results of its investigation, stating that the interrogation was ``improper.'' It is said that there was no systematic instruction.
Robbery-murder case from 39 years ago: Prosecutor's argument revealed in special appeal to Supreme Court
Retrial of a man who died while serving time for a robbery and murder case that occurred in Hino Town, Shiga Prefecture in December 39 years ago.Specific details of the prosecutor's request to cancel the Osaka High Court's decision to allow a new trial. The claim was made clear through an NHK interview. Regarding the new testimony of a person involved in the case that reinforced the man's alibi, which was the deciding factor in granting the retrial, he claims that ``the witness examination of this person has not been conducted.''
Abe faction will give full kickbacks to re-elected members of the House of Councilors in the year of the House of Councilors election?
In an incident involving a party for political funds held by a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, the Abe faction held a party in the year of the House of Councilors election, and did not set a sales quota for party tickets to members of the House of Councilors who were up for re-election, instead kicking back the entire proceeds collected. This was revealed through interviews with those involved. It appears that Abe's pro-House of Councilors members have inflated the amount of money that was not recorded as income in their political funds balance reports through such operations, and the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's Special Investigation Department is apparently looking into the details.
Fire in downtown area near JR Akabane Station Firefighters extinguish the fire in Kita Ward, Tokyo
On the evening of the 25th, a fire broke out at a store in a downtown area in Kita Ward, Tokyo, and firefighters are working to extinguish the fire.
Tokaido Shinkansen driver reads horse racing news articles on smartphone while driving
It was discovered that a Tokaido Shinkansen driver in his 30s was reading horse racing news articles on his business smartphone while driving. The Kanto Transport Bureau will conduct detailed interviews and consider disciplinary action against the driver.
Rapid increase in Rohingya landing in Indonesia; voices of rejection from locals
Approximately 1,700 Rohingya people, a Muslim minority who fled Myanmar, have landed in Indonesia's Aceh province in the past month, and while the United Nations is rushing to protect them, locals are warning that the number of Rohingya people is rapidly increasing. There are also voices refusing to accept it.
Okinawa Henoko improvement project ``not approved'' Governor Tamaki appeals, country to act on behalf of government
Governor Tamaki of Okinawa Prefecture, who was ordered by a court to approve ground improvement work off the coast of Henoko in Nago City, where the U.S. military base Futenma in Okinawa will be relocated, has maintained his stance until the deadline on the 25th. We decided not to approve the construction. This will mark the first time that the national government will approve construction work on behalf of the prefecture, and it is expected that improvement work for the relocation of the base will proceed in the future. Additionally, Governor Tamaki is dissatisfied with the ruling and plans to proceed with consideration for an appeal to the Supreme Court.
Guidelines for the “Every Child Can Attend Kindergarten System” Trial Project Children and Family Affairs Agency
The Children and Family Affairs Agency has announced that the Children's and Family Affairs Agency will increase the number of children using the system on a trial basis starting next fiscal year under the ``Any Child Attendance System,'' a new system that allows parents to leave their children at daycare centers even if they are not working. We have compiled specific guidelines such as setting the upper limit to 10 hours per month.
Bank of Japan Governor Ueda: ``We will consider changing monetary policy if the probability of achieving the goal increases''
Bank of Japan Governor Ueda gave a speech at a Keidanren meeting on the 25th, stating that the spring labor union next year in 2024 will be an important point in achieving the 2% price stability target, and added, ``The goal is sustainable and stable.'' If there is a sufficient degree of certainty that this will be achieved, we will consider changes to monetary policy."
The prefecture is calling for caution as baseless information is spread that ``Akitakomachi R'' is considered dangerous.
Unsubstantiated information is spreading that a new rice variety called ``Akitakomachi R'' developed in Akita Prefecture is ``dangerous.'' The old Twitter account X also used the unfamiliar term ``radiation-bred rice.'' Slanderous posts against farmers have also been seen on SNS, and Akita Prefecture issued a call for a calm response on its website in December.
Sumo wrestler Kirishima is enthusiastic about promotion to yokozuna, ``I'll take my first chance with one shot''
Kirishima, who sat in the eastern ozeki position at the first sumo tournament, which will be held on the 14th of next month, expressed his enthusiasm for his first chance to be promoted to yokozuna, saying, ``I want to seize my first chance in one shot.''
Gaza: “Ceasefire by the end of the year to protect the lives of civilians” Japan aid group press conference
As the Israeli military continues its ground invasion of Palestine and the Gaza Strip, Japanese NGOs and other organizations hold a press conference, stating that they are unable to provide sufficient support and calling for a ceasefire by the end of the year to protect the lives of civilians. I did.
Naoya Inoue clears weigh-in to unify 4 groups in 2nd class "Finished"
Professional boxer Naoya Inoue will become the second person in history to challenge for the unification of four groups' championships in two weight classes.He clears the weigh-in ahead of the world title match on the 26th and expressed confidence, saying, ``I was able to perfect my body.'' I did.
Administration of new Alzheimer's disease drug ``recanemab'' to patients begins
Recanemab, a new treatment for Alzheimer's disease, became covered by insurance this month, and a hospital in Tokyo with an outpatient clinic specializing in dementia began administering it to patients on the 25th.
Electric scooter product safety: 6 models do not meet standards Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
In response to the widespread use of electric scooters, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism investigated the safety of products sold on the Internet and found that six models did not meet standards, including poor brake performance. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism publishes product names and urges people to refrain from using products that do not meet standards.
Two people arrested in robbery disguised as gas inspection, possibly by requesting instructor Tokyo
In March this year, two suspects in their 50s were charged with robbery and bodily injury after men broke into an apartment in Tokyo's Toshima Ward pretending to be inspecting the gas and stole over 1 million yen in cash. I was arrested. The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the details of the incident, as the two appear to have asked an already-arrested instructor to initiate the incident. In response to the investigation, both have denied the charges.
70th anniversary of the return of the Amami Islands to Japan, remembering the hardships of our predecessors who worked hard for the return movement
The 25th marks the 70th anniversary of the return of the Amami Islands, which were ruled by the US military after the war, to Japan. On Amami Oshima, local people held a gathering to remember the hardships of their predecessors who devoted their efforts to the restoration movement.
Takashimaya’s Christmas cake arrived in a collapsed state “We are urgently investigating the cause”
After some Christmas cakes pre-sold online by major department store Takashimaya were delivered in a collapsed state, the company said it would urgently investigate the cause.
Children and Family Affairs Agency and others compile measures to eliminate childcare waiting lists for after-school child care
In order to eliminate waiting lists for after-school childcare facilities, which provide after-school care for elementary school students from working families, the Children and Family Affairs Agency will increase subsidies for staff allocation and will focus efforts over the next fiscal year, including considering support during summer vacation, when there are particularly many requests for use. We have compiled a list of measures to address this issue.
Landslide in Shimokitayama Village, Nara: Difficult to ensure safety, no prospect of resuming search
In addition to the rescued car, another car may have been involved in the landslide that occurred on the slope of a national highway in Shimokitayama Village, Nara Prefecture on the 23rd, but there is no prospect of resuming search operations. There are large chunks of rock on top of the collapsed slope, making work to ensure safety at the site difficult.
Host club troubles continue, Metropolitan Police Department opens dedicated consultation desk
Amid a series of troubles surrounding the collection of ``accounts receivable'', which hosts pay for meals and drinks at host clubs, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has opened a dedicated contact point to respond to inquiries about damages.
“Airstrike kills 70 people in refugee camp,” Gaza health authorities condemn
Continuing its ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army has announced that it is expanding its military operations in the south. Meanwhile, health authorities in the Gaza Strip announced that 70 people were killed in an airstrike on a refugee camp in the central region, raising concerns that the number of civilian casualties could increase further.
Kagoshima Izumi Fire at a house that also served as a store Two bodies found in the burnt ruins
Early on the morning of the 25th, a fire destroyed a house that also served as a store in Izumi City, Kagoshima Prefecture, and the bodies of two people were found in the ashes. Police are currently investigating as they have not been able to contact the two elderly couples living in the residence since the fire.
Voluntary hearing of Mr. Matsuno, Mr. Takagi, Mr. Seko, and Mr. Shioya Political funding Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office
In a case involving a party for political funds organized by a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, the Special Investigation Department of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office has investigated former Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno, former Chief Cabinet Secretary Takeshi Takagi, former head of the National Diet Committee, Hiroshige Seko, former Secretary-General of the House of Councilors, and Tate Shioya, a former member of the Liberal Democratic Party's Liberal Democratic Party. Interviews with people involved revealed that the minister asked him about the situation on a voluntary basis. There are suspicions that the Abe faction systematically turned some of the party's income into a slush fund, and the Special Investigation Department appears to have confirmed that he was recognized as an executive of the faction.
Christmas Mass praying for peace in Bethlehem, “the birthplace of Christ”
As the number of victims continues to rise in the conflict between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas, a Christmas mass was held in Bethlehem in the Middle East, where people offered prayers for peace.
JR Yamanote Line, Saikyo Line, Shonan-Shinjuku Line operation suspended due to personal injury accident at Shibuya Station
JR Yamanote Line has suspended both inner and outer lines due to an accident that caused an accident at Shibuya Station at around 9:20 a.m. Additionally, as a result of this, the JR Saikyo Line has been suspended between Osaki Station in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward and Omiya Station in Saitama City, and the JR Shonan-Shinjuku Line has been suspended south of Shinjuku Station. According to JR East, all trains are expected to resume operation around 10:10.
Two men arrested for taking Banksy's new work; whereabouts of work unknown
A new work created by unknown artist Banksy in London, England was taken away by two men shortly after it was unveiled. The value of the work is said to be approximately 90 million yen in Japanese yen, and there is interest in the whereabouts of the work and the background of the incident.
Prime Minister Netanyahu says he will continue to fight until the end, showing a strong stance
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who continues his ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, took a strong stance at a cabinet meeting on the 24th, saying, ``The fight against Hamas will be a long one, but we will continue to fight to the end,'' and continued to carry out fierce attacks on the Gaza Strip. We plan to continue.
“Track Santa Claus” U.S. and Canadian forces will carry out “special mission” again this year
In time for Christmas, command centers such as the US military that monitor outer space tracked Santa Claus as he flew around delivering presents to children around the world and broadcast it on the Internet.
Okinawa Henoko construction approval: Today's deadline for governor to make final decision
In a lawsuit over the relocation of the U.S. military base Futenma in Okinawa, the court ordered Okinawa Prefecture to approve the construction by the 25th. Prefectural officials held discussions with administrative law experts on the 24th, and Governor Tamaki will make a final decision on the 25th, taking into account the opinions expressed during the discussions.
10 people, including high school students from Niigata City, selected for the New Year's "Uta Kai Hajime"
Ten people, including high school students from Niigata City, have been selected as the winners of the ``Utakai Hajime'' held at the Imperial Palace in the New Year.
Daihatsu certification fraud domestic car factories will cease operations from today
Due to the issue of fraudulent acquisition of national certification, Daihatsu Motor Corporation will gradually suspend operations at all of its automobile factories in Japan starting from the 25th. Due to the one-month suspension, production of around 70,000 units will be halted, and there is an unavoidable impact on business operations.
Prime Minister Kishida to discuss LDP faction's political funding party issue with party executive
In response to the issue surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, Prime Minister Kishida met with members of the party's executive committee on the 25th, including the newly appointed Chairman of the Political Affairs Research Committee Watari, and decided to discuss future responses. I am.
Nara Shimokitayama Village landslide search resumed Was another car involved?
In addition to the rescued car, another car may have been involved in the landslide that occurred on the national highway in Shimokitayama Village, Nara Prefecture on the 23rd, but the search has been suspended due to the fear of secondary disasters. Police and fire departments will resume search operations on the 25th after confirming the safety of the scene.