Three films related to Japan, including director Hayao Miyazaki, were nominated for the Academy Awards
Candidates for the Academy Awards, the highest honor in the American film industry, have been announced, and three films related to Japan have been nominated. Among them, director Hayao Miyazaki's "How Do You Live?" won Best Animated Feature, "Godzilla 1.0" directed by Takashi Yamazaki won Best Visual Effects, and Germany's world-class film won Best International Feature Film. The film ``PERFECT DAYS,'' directed by Wim Wenders and shot in a public toilet in Shibuya, Tokyo, was nominated.
[Weather Forecaster Commentary] Heavy snow possible from Hokkaido to Kyushu
Due to this winter's strongest cold air and winter-like atmospheric pressure distribution, heavy snow is expected to occur mainly on the Sea of Japan side until around the 25th, and the snow is increasing in areas affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake. There is a risk of heavy snow in western Japan and the Tokai region, where there is usually little snow. Weather forecaster Kimiji Saita explains the future snow outlook and precautions. It was broadcast on "News Watch 9" on January 23rd. *The video is 2 minutes and 16 seconds long and cannot be viewed on data broadcasting.
University professors sue government for disclosure of documents related to death penalty executions
University professors and others are suing the government for disclosure, claiming that most of the documents requested for information disclosure regarding the executions of six former death row inmates are not disclosed because it is impossible to verify whether the sentences were carried out properly. The case was filed in the Osaka District Court.
U.S. presidential election Republican primary voting begins in New Hampshire
Voting for the primary election in eastern New Hampshire, the second round of opposition/Republican candidate selection for the fall US presidential election, began at 8pm on the 23rd Japan time. In the race between former President Trump and former United Nations Ambassador Haley, with Trump holding a large lead in the US approval ratings, the focus is on whether Haley can show momentum and stay in the race.
Liberal Democratic Party Political Reform Headquarters approves interim report in principle
In response to the incident surrounding a faction's political funding party, the Liberal Democratic Party held a meeting of its ``Political Reform Headquarters'' and approved in principle an interim report. The faction plans to completely break away from money and personnel matters in order to be reborn as a proper "policy group."
The person who rushed to Noto was a sake brewery in Miyagi, more than 600 kilometers away.
A long-established sake brewery that suffered major damage in the Noto Peninsula earthquake. With no prospect of restarting sake production, we rushed to a sake brewery in Miyagi, more than 600 kilometers away. The reason behind our early support was our experience with the Great East Japan Earthquake 13 years ago.
Shooting during Ground Self-Defense Force training, killing three people; prosecutors judge criminal responsibility questionable
Last year, prosecutors determined that a former Self-Defense Force candidate who was arrested for shooting three members of the Ground Self-Defense Force with a rifle and killing two at a Ground Self-Defense Force firing range in Gifu City was criminally responsible based on the results of a psychiatric evaluation. We found out through interviews with the people involved that we have decided that we can ask the following questions. The candidate at the time was sent to family court on the 23rd, and it will be determined whether criminal punishment is appropriate.
Toyama Himi Snow removal equipment continues to break, heavy snow to be dealt with by heavy snow removal
In Himi City, Toyama Prefecture, where a seismic intensity of 5 or higher was observed during the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, snow removal equipment that sprays water from pipes buried in the ground has been damaged one after another, and the city has decided to respond to heavy snowfall by using heavy machinery to clear the snow. I am.
Prime Minister Kishida to gather opinions in the direction of changing factions into policy groups
At a meeting of the Liberal Democratic Party's Political Reform Headquarters, Prime Minister Kishida stated that the decision to disband the Kishida faction was necessary in order for him, as president, to take the lead in discussions on political reform. He expressed the idea of gathering opinions in the direction of changing to a group.
22-year-old college student arrested on suspicion of requesting to meet female junior high school student for obscene purposes
A 22-year-old university student was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department for allegedly asking a female junior high school student he met on SNS to meet her for obscene purposes, promising her that he would let her stay at his home. According to her investigation, she has denied the charges.
Daihatsu's model designation for three models will be officially canceled by the end of this week
On the 23rd, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism held a hearing to hear the company's opinion regarding Daihatsu Motor Corporation's decision to revoke the model designation necessary for mass production of three vehicle models due to the issue of fraudulently obtaining national certification. Daihatsu has indicated its intention to accept the policy, and it is expected that it will be officially canceled as soon as this week.
House fire in Koriyama, Fukushima; 1 person's body found; parent and child unable to contact each other
On the morning of the 23rd, there was a fire at a house in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, and one person's body was found in the ruins. After the fire, police have been unable to contact the father and son, an 80-year-old and a 50-year-old living in the house, and are currently investigating.
[Explanatory video] How to interact with disaster victims: Ask a mental health care expert
The difficult situation continues in the disaster-stricken areas, but one of the important things is to provide "mental care" for those affected. How should we support those close to us when they are affected by a disaster? We spoke with Yoshie Ohno of the Japanese Red Cross Medical Center, who provided care at the site during this earthquake. *This is the content that was broadcast on the noon news on January 23rd. *The video is 7 minutes and 8 seconds long. It cannot be viewed on data broadcasting.
Kishida faction officially disbands after 67 years of history following political funding scandal
In response to the incident surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, the Kishida faction has officially decided to disband based on Prime Minister Kishida's wishes.
Road collapses in front of home: ``The door in front of me is right on the cliff...'' [Voices from the disaster area, 23rd]
A corner of Tsubata Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, a little far from the Noto Peninsula, where there are no roads. When I returned to my home in a hurry after the earthquake, the road in front of my house was gone. There are many homes in the surrounding area that have not suffered major damage, so I feel there is a gap. ``It's extremely tiring to be surrounded by normal people,'' said a man living in an evacuee.
Hanshin Fumihito Haraguchi's colon cancer "completely cured" announced on SNS today
Fumihito Haraguchi, who played for the Hanshin professional baseball team after announcing his colon cancer five years ago and undergoing surgery, updated his SNS on the 23rd and revealed that he has been completely cured of colon cancer. .
[Soon] Bank of Japan Governor Ueda press conference What is the future direction of monetary policy?
The Bank of Japan decided to maintain large-scale monetary easing measures at its monetary policy meeting held until the 23rd. The Bank of Japan has a policy of changing its monetary easing policy if it is expected that the 2% price stability target will be achieved in the form of wage increases, but it has determined that it is necessary to continue to carefully monitor trends in prices and wages. Did. Bank of Japan Governor Ueda will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m. to explain the details of this decision. We will update you on President Ueda's remarks at the press conference on this timeline.
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Saito: “Power outages in Ishikawa Prefecture will be mostly restored within this month, with some exceptions”
Regarding the ongoing power outage in Ishikawa Prefecture due to the Noto Peninsula earthquake, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Saito announced at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on the 23rd that most of the power outages will be restored by the end of January, except in areas that are difficult to access. I did.
“It’s a dangerous time for the Japan Meteorological Agency and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to appear together” Be wary of heavy snow
On the 22nd, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the Japan Meteorological Agency issued an "urgent announcement" stating that heavy snow was expected over a wide area, mainly along the Sea of Japan coast. On social media, a post that read, ``It's a dangerous time to see the Japan Meteorological Agency and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism appear together on news about heavy snowfall'' also attracted attention. We have summarized what kind of damage and impact has occurred when "emergency announcements" have been made so far. Please take extra precautions in areas where heavy snow is expected.
Woman killed while removing snow after being hit by a large snow plow in Shibetsu, Hokkaido
On the morning of the 23rd, an elderly woman who was working snow removal on a city road in Shibetsu City, Hokkaido, was struck and killed by a large snowplow.
Bank of Japan releases three-year price outlook
The Bank of Japan released an ``Outlook Report'' on the occasion of the Monetary Policy Meeting, which provides a three-year outlook for prices.
Bank of Japan decides to maintain large-scale monetary easing measures at monetary policy meeting
The Bank of Japan decided to maintain large-scale monetary easing measures at its monetary policy meeting held until the 23rd. The Bank of Japan has a policy of changing its monetary easing policy if it is expected that the 2% price stability target will be achieved in the form of wage increases, but it has determined that it is necessary to continue to carefully monitor trends in prices and wages. did.
Toyama: Large-scale collapse of national highway; Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism conducts emergency disaster investigation for recovery
Officials from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism are conducting a ``disaster emergency investigation'' to restore the road on National Route 359 in Oyabe City, Toyama Prefecture, where a large-scale collapse occurred in the Noto Peninsula earthquake and a portion of it is still closed. I did it.
Suspect caught on security camera in case of husband and wife abandoning body - suspect in possession of bloodstained clothes
A man believed to be the newly arrested suspect in the case where the bodies of a couple in their 50s were found under the floor of a house in Adachi Ward, Tokyo, was seen walking around carrying what appeared to be blood-stained clothing. It was learned through interviews with investigators that the incident was captured on a security camera near the scene.
Stock price rose to the 36,900 yen level, marking the highest level since the bubble period
In the Tokyo Stock Exchange on the 23rd, buying orders for the Nikkei Stock Average increased immediately after the start of trading, and the price rose to the 36,900 yen level, marking the highest level since February 1990 during the bubble period during trading hours.
U.S. presidential election Republican primary voting begins in New Hampshire on the 23rd
Voting for the eastern New Hampshire primary election, the second round of opposition/Republican candidate selection for the fall US presidential election, will begin on the night of the 23rd, Japan time. Former President Trump and former United Nations Ambassador Haley were competing, and both sides held rallies the day before the election to appeal for support.
2nd day of Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting: Immediate operational policy to be announced soon
The 23rd was the second day of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy meeting, and the Bank will soon announce its current operational policy. With the market's attention focused on the timing of the change in monetary easing measures, the focus is on how to indicate the direction of policy.
Heavy snow is expected in the disaster-affected areas, mainly on the Sea of Japan side, into the 25th. Be careful.
Due to this winter's strongest cold air and winter-like atmospheric pressure distribution, heavy snow is expected to occur in areas affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake, mainly on the Sea of Japan side, until around the 25th, and snow has already begun to fall in the flatlands of western Japan. Even in areas that don't usually get much snow, there is a risk of heavy snowfall, so you need to be careful about the impact on traffic.
National Police Agency Deputy Director Sadami Ogata to be appointed as the 99th Superintendent General
The top management of the Metropolitan Police Department has been changed, and Deputy Director-General Sadami Ogata of the National Police Agency has been appointed as the new Superintendent General.
Tohoku/Joetsu/Hokuriku Shinkansen: Some sections of operation suspended due to power outage
According to JR East, operations will begin at around 10 a.m. on the Tohoku Shinkansen between Tokyo Station and Sendai Station, the Joetsu Shinkansen between Tokyo Station and Echigo-Yuzawa Station, and the Hokuriku Shinkansen between Tokyo Station and Nagano Station. I'm putting it off.
M7.1 earthquake in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region leaves multiple injured
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the early hours of the 23rd, with multiple injuries confirmed and rescue operations underway.
Houthis claim it was retaliation for ``missile attack on US-flagged cargo ship''
On the 22nd, Yemen's Houthi rebel group, which advocates solidarity with the Islamic group Hamas in the Gaza Strip, announced that it had attacked a US-registered cargo ship sailing in the Gulf of Aden with a cruise missile, and the US military and other The attack is said to be in retaliation for the attack.
Newly arrested Philippine national in Adachi Ward, Tokyo couple abandoning body
The bodies of a couple in their 50s were found under the floor of a house in Tokyo's Adachi Ward, and a female suspect was arrested for abandoning the bodies.The Metropolitan Police Department has identified a new suspect, a male acquaintance of the female and a Filipino citizen. was arrested.
Nerima Ward, Tokyo decides to significantly expand subsidies to make “wood-dense areas” earthquake resistant
Because many old wooden houses collapsed in the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, Nerima Ward has decided to significantly expand subsidies in order to make the approximately 1,100 houses in so-called ``wood-dense areas'' earthquake-resistant. .
Russian foreign minister condemns Western support for Ukraine at UN Security Council emergency meeting
On the 22nd, the United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting regarding the situation in Ukraine, with Foreign Minister Lavrov attending from Russia.
U.S. presidential election Republican candidate selection New Hampshire primary election
Voting begins on the night of the 23rd, Japan time, in the eastern New Hampshire primary election, the second round of opposition and Republican candidate selection for the fall US presidential election. The focus is on whether former United Nations Ambassador Haley, who is running against former President Trump, can show momentum here and stay in the election campaign.
Strongest cold air this winter; heavy snow expected in earthquake-affected areas around the 25th
Due to this winter's strongest cold air and winter-like atmospheric pressure patterns, heavy snow is expected to fall in areas affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake, mainly on the Sea of Japan side, through around the 25th, so careful attention should be paid to the impact on traffic.
Adjustments due to the retirement of Sompo Holdings CEO Kengo Sakurada at the end of March this year
It has been revealed that Kengo Sakurada, the group CEO of major non-life insurance company Sompo Holdings, is planning to retire at the end of March this year. He is also expected to step down from his concurrent position as chairman.
NY Dow Jones Industrial Average exceeds $38,000 for the first time, setting a new all-time high
On the New York Stock Exchange on the 22nd, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to $38,000 for the first time as buying orders increased due to expectations for corporate performance ahead of the full-fledged earnings announcements of American semiconductor and IT-related companies. exceeded the all-time high.
Ukrainian official: “North Korea is Russia’s largest arms supplier”
In an interview with a British business newspaper, Director General of Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's Ministry of Defense Budanov pointed out that North Korea is currently Russia's largest arms supplier.
School health checkup “Please consider children’s emotional state when allowing them to wear clothes” Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Regarding school health examinations, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has issued a notification nationwide that children should be considerate of their privacy and feelings, such as by covering their bodies with gym clothes instead of going shirtless, as long as it does not interfere with accurate examinations.