Two elderly women died near a mountain stream after falling while walking Hyogo Kawanishi
On the morning of the 28th, two elderly women were found dead near a mountain stream in Kawanishi City, Hyogo Prefecture, and police are investigating the details of the accident, believing they may have slipped while taking a walk.
Abuse of resident with hot spoon placed on body at facility for disabled people Saigo Village, Fukushima
At a prefectural support facility for people with disabilities in Saigo Village, Fukushima Prefecture, it was discovered that a staff member in his 40s was abusing residents by placing a hot spoon on their bodies, causing multiple burns, and the facility and the prefecture have announced that they I held a press conference and apologized.
Fukuoka: Former police officer shot 13 years ago Was mistaken for a gang leader?
Thirteen years ago, a former police officer was shot and seriously injured in Oki-cho, Fukuoka Prefecture, and three people, including leaders of the Dojin-kai, a designated organized crime group, were arrested. It has been learned that he was apparently shot because he was mistaken for a leader of another gang that was in a rivalry with the group. Prosecutors charged the three with attempted murder on the 28th.
Restaurant manager at the time of Tanga Market fire sent to prosecutors on suspicion of misfire during work
Last August, a large-scale fire burned more than 40 buildings in the Tanga Market area of Kitakyushu City. Police said the then-manager of the restaurant that started the fire did not keep an eye on the heating oil and left the restaurant. The incident was reported to the prosecutor's office on suspicion of a misfire in the course of business.
Osaka/Kansai Expo Construction industry survey reveals nearly 90% are "not interested in participating in construction"
Concerning the construction work for the 2025 Osaka/Kansai Expo, which has been criticized for delays in preparations, a construction industry organization surveyed companies across the country to see if they had any intention of participating in the construction work, and nearly 90% said they were not interested. I found out that the answer was "No." Experts say this is a sign of the lack of visibility and perceived uncertainty.
Zengin Net announces punishment of 11 executives due to large-scale remittance system failure
Due to the large-scale remittance system failure that occurred in October 2023, Zengin-Net (National Bank Fund Settlement Network), which operates the system, announced that it was necessary to take responsibility for the series of problems and executives including the chairman of the board. Announced the punishment of 11 people.
Requests for ambulance dispatch in Tokyo increase rapidly in December ``Use the year-end and New Year holidays appropriately''
In Tokyo, the dispatch rate of ambulances exceeded 80% on the 28th, and the Tokyo Fire Department issued an "ambulance emergency alert" for the second consecutive day following the 27th. Requests for ambulance dispatch in Tokyo have increased rapidly since the beginning of December, and the Tokyo Fire Department is calling for appropriate use of ambulances during the year-end and New Year holidays.
[Commentary] Ukraine shaken by debate over “additional conscription” requesting up to 500,000 soldiers
Some Ukrainian troops are withdrawing. Russian forces have intensified their offensive in the east and claimed to have taken possession of the Ukrainian stronghold Mariinka, but Ukrainian military commander General Zarzhny has confirmed that he has withdrawn his forces from the Ukrainian stronghold Mariinka. . The Zelenskiy government in Ukraine is suffering from a shortage of soldiers due to the prolonged fighting. The military has requested that up to 500,000 additional personnel be mobilized, and legislation is expected to be debated in earnest next month, at the beginning of the new year, including lowering the conscription age. On the other hand, hundreds of families of soldiers along the line have gathered in the capital, Kiev, since the beginning of this month, protesting that their husbands and children are being sent to the battlefield indefinitely. Additional mobilization is a serious issue that could lead to divisions in Ukrainian society. "International Report 2023" Caster Hideki Yui's commentary. (Broadcast on December 27th) *The video is 4 minutes 23 seconds long and cannot be viewed on data broadcasting.
Six university students charged with keeping Kochi's ``rumbling stones'' still
A college student was accused of using tools to make the Gotogoto Stone, a rock at a shrine in Kochi City that is popular among students taking entrance exams and is known for not falling off cliffs, into a state where it would not move. Six men and women were charged with criminal damage to property.
Chinese Communist Party amends rules to add ``deviation from President Xi's policy will be subject to punishment''
The Chinese Communist Party has amended its rules to crack down on corruption among party members, adding new provisions that will make deviations from President Xi Jinping's policies subject to punishment. This appears to be an attempt to tighten the rules even more, as there are indications of dissatisfaction within the party over the concentration of power in the hands of President Xi.
Automobile maintenance company's store and headquarters searched after accident in which parent and child were hit and killed
On the 26th, in Suginami Ward, Tokyo, a parent and child of a mother and a first-year elementary school student were killed after being hit by a car that had exited an auto repair company's store.The Metropolitan Police Department searched the store at the scene and the company's headquarters on the 28th. I entered. The Metropolitan Police Department will investigate the maintenance records of the passenger car that caused the accident.
Unclaimed bodies not cremated for over 2 years, Nagoya city officials considering disposal
It has been revealed that Nagoya city officials had entrusted the bodies of two unclaimed citizens to a funeral company for over two years without following the necessary procedures and cremating them. This employee was disciplined last year when multiple similar cases were revealed in Nagoya City, and the city is considering disciplinary action once again.
Nagoya woman stabbing incident: Statement to the effect that she did it out of desperation
On the 26th, a 25-year-old male suspect in the stabbing death of a 20-year-old woman at a karaoke shop near Nagoya Station responded to an investigation after his arrest, saying that he did it out of desperation. It was learned through interviews with investigators that he had made a statement. The body of another 30-year-old woman was found in a room in an apartment in Nagoya where the suspect was believed to have lived, and police are conducting a detailed investigation into the relationship between the suspect and the two women.
What appears to be a human body found at landslide site in Shimokitayama Village, Nara
At the site of a landslide that occurred along the national highway in Shimokitayama Village, Nara Prefecture on the 23rd of this month, work was being done to remove the soil around where part of a car was found, and according to the fire department, on the morning of the 28th, a body that appeared to be a human body was found. The item was found and police are currently investigating.
"H3" rocket No. 2 launch announced on February 15th next year JAXA
In March this year, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) announced that the second launch of its new flagship rocket, the H3, whose first launch failed, will take place on February 15 next year. All eyes are on whether the H3 launch will be successful for the first time, as it will have a major impact on Japan's future space development.
Johnny's sexual assault issue "SMILE-UP." pays compensation to 115 people
"SMILE-UP.", which changed its name from Johnny's Office due to the issue of sexual assault by Johnny Kitagawa, has announced the progress of compensation, and as of the 28th, it has paid compensation to 115 people who reported the damage. I made it clear that
Ground improvement work off the coast of Henoko is carried out by the national government, the first situation based on the Local Autonomy Act
On the 28th, the national government acted on behalf of Okinawa Prefecture to approve the construction work to improve the ground off the coast of Henoko, Nago City, where the U.S. military base Futenma in Okinawa will be relocated. This is an unusual situation, as it is the first time a proxy execution has been carried out under the Local Autonomy Act, and the Ministry of Defense is making preparations to begin construction in the middle of next month.
Former Vice Minister of Justice Kakizawa arrested on suspicion of bribery related to Koto Ward mayoral election Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office
The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's Special Investigation Department charged Deputy Minister of Justice Mizuaki Kakizawa and four of his secretaries with violating the Public Offices Election Act for allegedly handing over cash to ward assembly members during the Koto Ward mayoral election held in April this year. He was arrested on suspicion of bribery.
Court temporarily blocks sale of Apple watch-type device in the US
American IT giant Apple has been banned from selling two wristwatch-type devices in the United States on the grounds that they infringe on the patents of other companies, and an American court has temporarily suspended the sales ban. The decision was made to injunction.
Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office searches for affiliates of Liberal Democratic Party member Yasumasa Ono, political funding issue
In a case involving a political funding party run by a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's Special Investigation Department has investigated an affiliate of House of Councilors member Yasumasa Ohno, who is believed to have received approximately 50 million yen in kickbacks from Abe's faction on suspicion of violating the Political Funds Control Act. I set out to search. The Special Investigation Department is expected to proceed with clarifying the details of the circumstances, including the perceptions of the members of the Diet.
[Uncut video] Yoshinobu Yamamoto joins Dodgers press conference
Pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto's joining press conference began around 8 a.m. Japan time on the 28th, and pitcher Yamamoto wore a Dodgers uniform with the number 18 on his sleeve and a hat. Check out everything pitcher Yamamoto said at the press conference, uncut, including why he decided to join the Dodgers and what Shohei Ohtani said to him during negotiations. *Video is 26 minutes 26 seconds *Simultaneous interpretation: Masami Iida, Michiko Soga (cannot be viewed on data broadcast)
US announces additional military aid to Ukraine; will budget run out in the future?
The US government has announced additional military aid to Ukraine amounting to up to $250 million. However, with talks between the ruling and opposition parties unable to reach an agreement, senior government officials have predicted that the budget needed to continue military aid will run out after the end of this year, making the future of aid uncertain.
[Updated from time to time] Israeli army announces expansion of military operations
Israeli military spokesperson Hagari said on the 27th, ``Khan Yunis is a major Hamas stronghold, so we have dispatched a new brigade,'' adding that additional troops were deployed to Khan Yunis, a major city in the southern Gaza Strip, and military operations were expanded. I made it clear that. We will keep you updated on developments regarding Israel and Palestine as of December 28, Japan time.
NY Dow Jones Industrial Average hits new all-time high due to expectations for early interest rate cuts
In the New York financial market on the 27th, the yen exchange rate briefly rose to the mid-141 yen level to the dollar as long-term interest rates fell due to expectations that interest rates would be cut early next year in the United States. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit a new all-time high.
[Live streaming scheduled] Yoshinobu Yamamoto's press conference to join the Dodgers starts at 8:00 a.m.
The Dodgers of Major League Baseball announced on the 27th that they have agreed to a 12-year contract with pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto. The joining press conference will be held at Dodger Stadium, the team's home base, from 8 a.m. on the 28th, Japan time. ●In this article, we will be broadcasting the joining press conference live.
In the case of illegal export, the focus will be on the appeal by the investigative agency
The Tokyo District Court ruled on the 27th that the investigation by prosecutors and the Metropolitan Police Department was illegal in a case in which three people, including the president of a chemical machinery manufacturer in Yokohama, were arrested on suspicion of illegal export, and it was later revealed that they were innocent. The court handed down a judgment ordering the national government and the Tokyo metropolitan government to pay more than 162 million yen in compensation. The focus now will be on whether the investigating agency will file an appeal.
Hitomi Soga “Don’t give up on returning home” Thoughts to her 92-year-old mother
Hitomi Soga, who was abducted by North Korea in Sado City, Niigata Prefecture 45 years ago and later returned to Japan, responded in writing to NHK's interview, stating that she and the two abductees celebrated her 92nd birthday on the 28th. Regarding her mother, Miyoshi, she wrote, ``I hope she never gives up on returning to Japan,'' expressing her hope that they would be reunited as soon as possible.
Concerns spread over the impact on administration due to searches of Liberal Democratic Party member Ikeda's office, etc.
After prosecutors raided the office of a member of the House of Representatives belonging to the Abe faction in connection with an incident involving a political funding party run by a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, there are growing voices within the party that they are concerned about further impact on the government's management. The party's executive committee has decided to quickly set up a new organization to consider measures to prevent recurrence.
Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office requests former Deputy Minister of Justice Kakizawa to appear for questioning today
This year, the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's Special Investigation Department requested Deputy Minister of Justice Mizuaki Kakizawa to appear for allegedly providing cash to ward assembly members in connection with the Koto ward mayoral election held in April. I learned this from the interview. The Special Investigation Department is expected to investigate former Deputy Minister Kakizawa on the 28th on suspicion of bribery in violation of the Public Offices Election Act.
Ground improvement work off the coast of Henoko is being carried out by the government today, with construction set to begin next month
On the 28th, the national government will act on behalf of Okinawa Prefecture, which has not yet approved the construction, to approve the ground improvement work off the coast of Henoko, Nago City, where the U.S. military base Futenma in Okinawa will be relocated. This is an unusual situation, as it is the first time that the work has been carried out by proxy under the Local Autonomy Act, and the Ministry of Defense is making preparations to begin construction in mid-January.
Turkish president criticizes Israeli prime minister, calling him 'no different from Hitler'
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has harshly criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for continuing military operations in the Gaza Strip, calling him ``no different from Hitler.'' Prime Minister Netanyahu has strongly opposed this, and relations between the two countries are deteriorating.
27-year-old mother arrested for allegedly abandoning the body of her baby in her room in Honjo, Saitama
On the 23rd of this month, a 27-year-old mother was arrested by police on the 28th for abandoning the body of her newborn baby in an apartment in Honjo City, Saitama Prefecture.