Shin-Meishin Expressway Yokkaichi Tunnel “Accident involving around 10 cars” reported
According to the police, around 8:45 p.m. on the 24th, they received a report of an accident involving about 10 cars near the exit of the Yokkaichi Tunnel in Komono-cho, Mie Prefecture, on the upbound line of the Shin-Meishin Expressway. about it.
China restores diplomatic relations with Nauru, emphasizes stance to put pressure on Taiwan
China has restored diplomatic relations with the South Pacific island nation of Nauru, which it had severed with Taiwan last week. Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on countries that have diplomatic relations with Taiwan to continue to sever ties, and emphasized his stance to put pressure on Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party government.
Day 3 of the All Japan Table Tennis Championships: Para table tennis player Iwabuchi plays against able-bodied high school students
On the third day of the All Japan Table Tennis Championships, Yukihiro Iwabuchi, one of the para table tennis players eligible to participate in the tournament and who participated in the Tokyo Paralympics, competed against able-bodied high school students.
[Meteorological forecaster commentary] Heavy snow peaks until the 25th
Due to the strongest cold air this winter and a winter-like atmospheric pressure distribution, snow continues to fall mainly on the Sea of Japan side, with record heavy snowfall in Gifu and Shiga prefectures. The Japan Meteorological Agency continues to be extremely cautious about the serious impact on traffic, and urges people to refrain from going out unless necessary. Weather forecaster Kimiji Saita explains the future snow outlook and precautions. It was broadcast on "News Watch 9" on January 24th. *The video is 2 minutes 22 seconds long and cannot be viewed on data broadcast.
Ishikawa: Some people continue to live in disaster-stricken housing after giving up on secondary evacuation plans to provide meals
In the disaster-affected areas of Ishikawa Prefecture, there are voices saying that although they wish to take secondary evacuations, they are continuing to live in the damaged housing because meals are not provided at their evacuation sites.
Russian military plane crashes, with 65 captured Ukrainian soldiers on board
Russia's state news agency, citing the Russian Defense Ministry, reported that a Russian military plane crashed in the western Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine.
Postal delivery in 4 cities and towns in Ishikawa Prefecture will partially resume from the 24th Japan Post
From the 24th, Japan Post has resumed handing over some mail such as letters and postcards, which had been suspended in four cities and towns in Ishikawa Prefecture due to the Noto Peninsula Earthquake.
Technical intern trainee: ``My company is also damaged, I can't go back...'' [Voices from disaster-stricken areas, 24th]
``It was scary.'' A Vietnamese woman was working at a factory when the earthquake occurred. The damage to the workplace has been extensive, and there is no prospect of returning to work. In the Noto region, foreign technical intern trainees who learn skills while working have played a major role in local industry. These are the voices of interns who are worried about what will happen to their jobs and places to live after being affected by a disaster in a foreign country.
House of Councilors Budget Committee intensively deliberates response to Noto Peninsula earthquake, etc.
Intensive deliberations were held at the House of Councilors Budget Committee regarding responses to the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, and Prime Minister Kishida emphasized that he would like to provide a variety of information, promote secondary evacuations, and strive to prevent disaster-related deaths. . On the other hand, when the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan pointed out the delay in the initial response, the Self-Defense Forces responded by saying that they were immediately carrying out life-saving rescue operations.
Will deflation be overcome by the ``transfer of labor costs to prices'' that worries small and medium-sized business presidents?
``We have no choice but to pass on the price increase in raw materials to the selling price.On the other hand, how much should we include labor costs?''While there is a growing movement to raise wages due to labor shortages, small and medium-sized enterprises Some say that it is difficult to pass on prices that include labor costs. We asked experts about how to raise wages at small and medium-sized enterprises, which is considered the key to creating a virtuous economic cycle in which wages and prices rise stably.
Honda union to demand 20,000 yen monthly wage increase in spring strike, highest level in 32 years
During this year's spring labor union, Honda's labor union decided to demand a monthly wage increase of 20,000 yen, the highest level in 32 years. Mazda's labor union also plans to demand the largest wage increase in six years, and automakers are making demands for higher standards one after another.
Prime Minister Netanyahu’s reasons for denying “two-state coexistence” with Palestine
Prime Minister Netanyahu once again denied the idea of "two-state coexistence." We are becoming increasingly isolated in the international community. The United States' ally, the White House, said it had a "different view" from Israel, and British Defense Secretary Shapps said he was "disappointed" with Israel's position. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also called Prime Minister Netanyahu's ideas ``unacceptable'' and emphasized that ``the right of the Palestinian people to establish a state is recognized.'' Why hasn't Prime Minister Netanyahu changed his stance of denying the coexistence of two nations?An explanation from caster Asami Mochizuki. *This is the content that was broadcast on “Catch! World Top News” on January 22nd and 23rd. *The video is 12 minutes and 11 seconds long and cannot be viewed on data broadcasting.
Memorial building burnt down; Wajima-born manga artist Go Nagai says, ``Reconstruction is important first.''
During the Noto Peninsula earthquake, the memorial hall of Go Nagai, a manga artist from Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, known for works such as ``Mazinger Z'' and ``Cutie Honey,'' was also destroyed. Mr. Nagai gave an interview to NHK in Tokyo on the 24th and said, ``First of all, it is important to rebuild the disaster-affected areas, and I hope that those affected by the disaster will somehow get well again as soon as possible.''
There are multiple types of disaster relief...
The number of vending machines called ``disaster relief type'' that allow you to take out any remaining drinks for free in the event of a disaster such as an earthquake is increasing. On the other hand, during the recent Noto Peninsula earthquake, there were cases in which people at evacuation sites broke vending machines and took out the products inside. What should we do when a disaster occurs?
“Studying on the mound” Hiroshima Shinjo High School coach punished for inappropriate coaching
The Japan Student Baseball Association suspended Hiroshima Shinjo High School's manager, who has participated in Koshien five times in the spring and summer, for providing inappropriate guidance, and suspended him for one year.
Hometown tax payments to support disaster-stricken areas and donations to Ishikawa Prefecture exceed 10 billion yen
The movement to support the areas affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake is spreading, and as of the 24th, donations through hometown tax payments and donations to Ishikawa Prefecture have exceeded 10 billion yen.
Daihatsu recalls more than 320,000 vehicles, all doors may be locked due to side collision
Automobile manufacturer Daihatsu Motor Corporation has submitted a recall to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism for more than 320,000 vehicles in two models due to concerns that all doors may become locked in the event of a side-to-side collision. This problem was discovered during an investigation into the issue of fraudulently obtaining national certification.
“Consultation with opposition parties to revise the Political Funds Control Act” Liberal Democratic Party, Komeito Secretary-General and others
Ahead of the regular Diet session to be convened on the 26th, the secretaries-general of the Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito held a meeting to discuss amendments to the Political Funds Regulation Act in order to prevent recurrence in response to the incident surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party. We confirmed our policy to hold discussions with the opposition parties.
Kashimashi Musume's eldest daughter Utae Shoji dies at the age of 94
Utae Shoji, the eldest daughter of Kashimashi Musume, a three-sister manzai trio that gained popularity with musical manzai performances that began with the theme song of "Uchira Joki Kashimashi Musume" while playing the shamisen and guitar, passed away on the 19th of this month. . She was 94 years old.
More than half of Ishikawa prefectures are ``voluntary evacuation centers'' with medium- to long-term medical support and other issues
More than three weeks have passed since the Noto Peninsula Earthquake occurred, and more than 10,000 people are still living in evacuation centers in Ishikawa Prefecture, with more than 300 evacuation centers in the 13 affected cities and towns. Interviews with the prefecture revealed that more than half of these shelters are ``voluntary evacuation centers'' run by local residents rather than local governments. Voluntary evacuation centers are difficult to receive public support, and there are concerns about the medium- to long-term medical support system, and how to support them is an issue.
Meishin Expressway near Sekigahara, Gifu Prefecture, multiple vehicles are stuck
The Meishin Expressway is currently closed due to snow, making it difficult for vehicles to move around Sekigahara in Gifu Prefecture.
Hitoshi Matsumoto Weekly Magazine Report Yoshimoto Kogyo “We are in the process of confirming the facts”
Yoshimoto Kogyo has said that the testimony of a woman who claimed to have been sexually assaulted by Hitoshi Matsumoto of the comedy duo Downtown was published in some weekly magazines as an issue that should be dealt with seriously. He also announced that he is currently confirming the facts.
Liberal Democratic Party Shinsuke Suematsu, Chairman of the House of Councilors Budget Committee, intends to resign over political funding issue
In response to the issue surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, Suematsu, chairman of the House of Councilors Budget Committee, who belongs to the Abe faction, announced his intention to resign as chairman, and the afternoon budget committee meeting was held with LDP lead director Nakanishi as chairman. I have decided to act on your behalf and conduct the deliberations.
Yaichi Tanikawa resigns as a lawmaker, faces summary indictment in political funding case, faces special election in Nagasaki 3rd Ward
Yaichi Tanikawa, a member of the House of Representatives who left the Liberal Democratic Party after being summarily indicted on charges of making false statements in violation of the Political Funds Control Act in an incident involving a political funding party of the Liberal Democratic Party's Abe faction, resigned as a member of the Diet on the 24th.
Chiyoda Ward assembly member and former ward staff arrested for leaking information regarding bidding?
A ward assembly member and a former employee of Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, were arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department on suspicion of violating the Official Collusion Prevention Act for leaking information to a contractor about bidding for renovation work at a municipal elementary school and kindergarten.
The spring labor union has effectively started, and the focus is on maintaining the momentum of wage increases and completely overcoming deflation.
This year's spring fighting will virtually start on the 24th. The focus is on whether the economy can maintain the momentum of last year, which saw the highest wage increase rate in 30 years, and whether it can lead to a complete breakaway from deflation.
Former Kabukicho host arrested for forcing female customers into prostitution, monitored by GPS
An employee of a host club in Shinjuku's Kabukicho was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department on suspicion of extortion for forcing a female customer to wait for prostitution on the street in order to collect food and drink money. The employee is believed to have been monitoring the woman's location using a GPS app on her smartphone.
Suzu day service business resumes acceptance; Ground Self-Defense Force doctors check physical condition
A day service office in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, has resumed accepting users for the first time in about three weeks.
Prime Minister Kishida plans to spend 150 billion yen to support earthquake-affected areas, House of Representatives Budget Committee
Intensive deliberations were held in the House of Representatives Budget Committee regarding responses to the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, and in response to Constitutional Democratic Party Representative Izumi calling for raising the upper limit on support funds for households whose homes were damaged, Prime Minister Kishida The Minister expressed his intention to consider additional support depending on the actual situation. Furthermore, on the 26th, the government announced that it would decide to spend 150 billion yen from the contingency funds in this year's budget to support the disaster-stricken areas.
New Hampshire primary: Trump sure to win Major media
Major American media outlets reported that former President Trump secured victory in the eastern New Hampshire primary election, the second round of opposition and Republican candidate selection for the fall US presidential election.
North Korea fires several cruise missiles on the western side of the Korean peninsula, South Korean military announces
The South Korean military's Joint Chiefs of Staff announced that North Korea fired several cruise missiles toward the Yellow Sea on the west side of the Korean Peninsula around 7 a.m. on the 24th. This is the first cruise missile launch by North Korea since September last year.
Netflix's global membership increased by over 13 million between October and December last year
On the 23rd, Netflix, the American video distribution giant, announced its financial results for the three months from October to December last year, showing that the number of worldwide members increased by more than 13 million during this period, resulting in increased revenue and profits.
Traffic violations involving electric scooters: 1,879 last month, more than quadrupling in six months
With the enforcement of the revised Road Traffic Act, it became possible to ride electric scooters without a driver's license since July last year.The number of traffic violations committed by users of electric scooters increased to 1,879 last month, more than quadrupling in six months. The National Police Agency is urging people to comply with the rules, as they may lead to serious accidents.
Kanetsu Expressway Expressway bus and truck collide, information on multiple injuries
Just before 9 a.m. on the 24th, the police were informed that a collision occurred between a Niigata Kotsu express bus and a truck on the Kanetsu Expressway between Yuzawa Interchange and Tsuchidaru Parking Area in Yuzawa Town, Niigata Prefecture. Ta.
Last year's trade balance was in deficit for three consecutive years, and the deficit narrowed due to falling prices of crude oil etc.
According to trade statistics for last year released by the Ministry of Finance, the trade balance (exports minus imports) was in the red at 9,291.4 billion yen. This is the third consecutive year that Japan's trade balance has been in the red, and last year the deficit shrank from its largest ever of more than 20 trillion yen in 2019, due to a decline in the prices of crude oil and other energy.
Liberal Democratic Party Moriyama faction considering disbanding, discussion to be held tomorrow and decision to be made
In response to the incident surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, Chairman of the Board of Governors Moriyama has begun considering dissolving the Moriyama faction, of which he is the chairman, and will make a decision after consulting with his affiliated members on the 25th. .
Bank of Japan Governor Ueda: 2% price stability target “more likely to be achieved”
On the 23rd, the Bank of Japan decided to maintain its monetary easing policy, but Governor Ueda expressed the view that the ``certainty of achieving the 2% price stability target'' is "gradually increasing." There is a perception in the market that the timing for a policy change is approaching, and the focus will be on what kind of policy decisions the Bank of Japan will make at its next meeting in March and beyond.
Impact of snow on air flights, railways and roads (5:00 on the 24th)
The snow has affected railways and roads across the country.
Pedestrian dies after being hit by large trailer that slipped in snow Kitakyushu
According to the police, at around 3:30 a.m. on the 24th, there was an accident on a prefectural road in Igawa, Moji Ward, Kitakyushu City, when a large trailer that had slipped due to snow ran into the oncoming lane and hit a pedestrian, resulting in the pedestrian's death. Police are investigating the details of the accident.
This winter's coldest air: Information on significant heavy snowfall in Fukui and Shiga. Be on guard.
Due to the strongest cold air this winter and a winter-like atmospheric pressure pattern, snowfall is increasing mainly on the Sea of Japan side of western and eastern Japan. The amount of snow falling has increased rapidly in Fukui and Shiga prefectures, and the Japan Meteorological Agency has issued ``weather information regarding significant heavy snowfall'' calling for caution against large-scale traffic disruptions. It is expected that snow will continue to fall in areas affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake, mainly on the Sea of Japan side, through the 25th, so please be careful of the impact on traffic and stay in a safe place.
This year's wage increase: survey of 100 major domestic companies, momentum maintained
When NHK conducted a survey of 100 major domestic companies regarding this year's wage increases, 45 companies answered that they would ``increase'' or ``there is a high possibility of raising wages.'' With the exception of those who are "under consideration," most respondents said that the level of wage increases would be either "more than the previous year" or "the same as the previous year," indicating that the momentum of wage increases is expected to be maintained to a certain degree.
Yen market The NY market took a turn and the yen depreciated, temporarily dropping to the low 148 yen range.
In the foreign exchange market on the 23rd, Bank of Japan Governor Ueda's remarks were perceived as positive for revisions to monetary easing measures, and the yen briefly appreciated in the Tokyo market, but the yen changed direction in the New York market and swung toward a weaker yen. At one point, the price dropped to the low 148 yen range to the dollar.
Shiga Prefecture and Fukui Prefecture are on high alert due to ``information regarding significant heavy snowfall''
Just after 6 a.m. on the 24th, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued "weather information regarding significant heavy snowfall" for Fukui and Shiga prefectures. In the six hours leading up to 6 a.m., 37 centimeters of snow was observed in Yogo, Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture, and 30 centimeters in Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture. This heavy snow is expected to continue into the night of the 24th, and the Japan Meteorological Agency has warned that heavy snowfall in the southeastern part of Fukui Prefecture and Hubei in Shiga Prefecture is at increased risk of large-scale traffic disruptions due to short periods of heavy snow. We urge you to be cautious.
Tohoku/Hokuriku/Joetsu Shinkansen will operate almost normally from today's first departure.
On the 23rd, operation of the Tohoku, Hokuriku, and Joetsu Shinkansen trains was canceled for the entire day in some sections due to problems with overhead wires. According to JR East, the restoration work has been completed and, with some exceptions, trains are operating normally from the first train on the 24th.
Tokaido Shinkansen reduced speed between Nagoya and Maibara due to snowfall
According to JR Tokai, due to snowfall near Maibara City, Shiga Prefecture, the Tokaido Shinkansen will operate at reduced speeds in some sections between Nagoya and Maibara from the start of the train. Additionally, work to check for snow on trains will be done at Shin-Osaka Station on the way down, and at Nagoya Station on the way up, so delays of up to 10 minutes are expected in transit through this section. JR Tokai urges people to check their website for the latest information, as delays may increase depending on future snow conditions.