Yoshitaka Ikeda, a member of the House of Representatives, will be indicted on the 26th after destroying his PC with a screwdriver
In the case of Yoshitaka Ikeda, a member of the House of Representatives, who was arrested over a political fundraising party organized by a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, an investigation by the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office's Special Investigation Department revealed that some of Representative Ikeda's secretaries ``under the instruction of the member, used a computer in his office with a screwdriver, etc.'' Through interviews with people involved, we have newly learned that people said things like, ``I broke it with a tool.'' The Special Investigation Department is expected to indict Rep. Ikeda and others on the 26th, the deadline for detention, on charges of making false statements in violation of the Political Funds Control Act.
15% of people who have undergone infertility treatment say they are unable to balance work and quit their job, NPO survey
A survey conducted by a non-profit organization found that 15% of those who underwent infertility treatment quit their jobs because they were unable to balance it with work. The NPO says, ``Efforts to promote understanding, such as strengthening training at companies, are necessary.''
KyoAni Incident: Aoba Defendant: How the Court Approved the Case
Why did Defendant Aoba decide to commit this incident? In the reasons for the judgment, the court stated that the background to the case was, ``If something unpleasant happened in the relationship, it would be necessary to cut off the relationship, leading to isolation from those around you, and it cannot be denied that the hardships in life were a contributing factor.'' I pointed it out. Regarding the defendant's life history and the circumstances leading up to the incident, the court determined the facts from his childhood upbringing. It is said that this includes the defendant's delusional thoughts.
New treatment for early-stage breast cancer begins, with hopes for “less burdensome treatment than excision”
A new treatment for early-stage breast cancer patients, in which a thin needle-like electrode is inserted into the chest to burn the cancer and kill it, became covered by insurance in December last year, and patients began to be treated at hospitals in Tokyo from the 25th. treatment has begun. It is expected that this treatment will be less burdensome than surgery to remove the breast.
Doctor providing medical support in disaster-stricken area: ``Supporting the lives of elderly people far from their hometown is a challenge''
A doctor who provided medical support in areas affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake as a member of the Disaster Medical Team (DMAT) held a press conference in Tokyo on the 25th, stating that residents of elderly care facilities in areas that were severely damaged were forced to evacuate across large areas. He pointed out that the issue is how to support the lives of elderly people who have left their hometowns.
Government expert committee meets for the first time to verify costs for the Osaka/Kansai Expo
The first meeting of the government's expert committee was held to examine the costs and progress of the plan for the Osaka/Kansai World Expo to be held next year. There was an opinion that cost management needs to be promoted.
Go Nagai Memorial Hall burnt down; original paintings and figurines inside the museum were not burned Wajima
On the 25th, city officials investigated the memorial museum for manga artist Go Nagai in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, which was destroyed in a fire that occurred during the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, and found that original paintings and figurines inside the museum were not burned. I found out that it still existed.
Liberal Democratic Party election committee chairman Obuchi intends to withdraw from Motegi faction, ``showing political stance''
Liberal Democratic Party election committee chairman Obuchi has announced his intention to resign from the Mogi faction to which he belongs.
A cowshed with 200 “Moo Moo Moo” cows without water [Voices from the disaster area 25th]
``They've been singing moo mo mo moo the other day. They probably know that they won't give me water.'' The cow is said to drink about 80 liters of water a day. However, the water supply continues to be cut off at the cowshed in Uchinada Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, and now the water that is brought in every day is stored and sent to the cowshed. ``I would like them to give priority to the areas that have suffered the most damage, but I also want them to get back to normal as soon as possible,'' said a dairy farmer.
Meishin Expressway stuck “The biggest cause of snowfall that exceeds expectations” Verification of response
Regarding the stranding that occurred on the Meishin Expressway on the 24th due to heavy snow, the Central Japan Expressway said that the biggest factor was the amount of snowfall near the Sekigahara Interchange in Gifu Prefecture, which was higher than previously predicted, and the road was closed. We are planning to verify whether there were any problems with the response, such as the timing.
Liberal Democratic Party House of Representatives member Eikei Suzuki sent to prosecutors due to donations from public works contracting company?
A political party branch headed by former Mie Prefecture governor and Liberal Democratic Party member of the House of Representatives, Eikei Suzuki, received approximately 10 million yen from a construction company in his constituency that had received a contract for national public works just before the House of Representatives election three years ago. Through interviews with people involved, we learned that the police have referred Representative Suzuki to the public prosecutor's office on suspicion of violating the Public Offices Election Act regarding his receipt of donations.
Government support measures finalized for recovery and reconstruction following the Noto Peninsula Earthquake
The government's support measures for recovery and reconstruction following the Noto Peninsula Earthquake have been finalized, and include measures to secure housing, including the use of temporary wooden housing, and a subsidy system for small and medium-sized businesses to cover the costs of restoring their facilities. In addition, as part of tourism support, we will be implementing the ``Hokuriku Support Discount,'' which will subsidize a portion of tourists' accommodation costs.
``Japan Heart Transplant Society'' established by doctors and medical personnel involved in heart transplantation
Physicians and medical professionals involved in heart transplantation have established a new organization called the Japan Heart Transplant Society, and its representative, Professor Emeritus Yoshiki Sawa of Osaka University, is calling for immediate action to shorten the waiting period for people who need a heart transplant. He expressed his intention to lobby the government and other organizations to create a system that would allow patients to receive transplants.
“Japanese version of DBS” Parents of children with disabilities request early introduction
Parents of children with disabilities visit the Children and Family Affairs Agency regarding the introduction of the Japanese version of DBS, a system that verifies that people who work with children do not have a history of sexual crimes. We have submitted a request to expedite the introduction of the system to ensure that the system is protected.
Liberal Democratic Party Political Reform Headquarters Interim Report Decision “Separate from money and personnel affairs”
The Liberal Democratic Party has decided to have an interim report by its ``Political Reform Headquarters'' in response to the incident involving a faction's political funding party. In order to reincarnate the faction into its original "policy group," it plans to completely break away from money and personnel affairs.
Tokyo interior furniture displayed at business partners Reimbursement for earthquake damage losses granted
Tokyo Interior Furniture, a major furniture retailer, took advantage of its superior position over suppliers to display products without incurring expenses and to compensate for losses on products damaged in the earthquake. This was revealed in an inspection by the Fair Trade Commission. Tokyo Interior Furniture acknowledged the facts and made a commitment to pay a total of over 160 million yen to approximately 120 business partners.
Nihon University American football club officially disbanded, four members arrested and documents sent to prosecutors in drug case
On the 25th, the university announced that the American football club at Nihon University, where four members were arrested and referred to prosecutors due to a drug incident, had been officially disbanded.
Hokuriku Railway's express buses connecting Kanazawa and disaster-stricken areas resume operation in some areas
Some bus services connecting Kanazawa City and the affected areas, which had been suspended due to the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, have resumed on the 25th.
Kim notes North Korea's local economy is in an "extremely pathetic state"
North Korean General Secretary Kim Jong-un pointed out that North Korea's local economy is in an "extremely pathetic state" and emphasized his commitment to rebuilding it over the next 10 years.
Youth Olympics Empress Nichols wins silver medal in men's slopestyle
Japan's 16-year-old Empress Nichols won the silver medal in the ski freestyle men's slopestyle at the Gangwon Youth Olympics. This is the first time that a Japanese athlete has won a silver medal at this tournament.
Average price of new condominiums in Tokyo's 23 wards exceeds 100 million yen for the first time
According to a summary by a real estate research company, the average price of new condominiums sold in Tokyo's 23 wards over the past year was 114.83 million yen, exceeding 100 million yen for the first time. The research firm attributes this to the rise in construction costs due to soaring material prices, as well as the successive development of condominiums in highly convenient urban centers.
JAXA press conference The results of the moon landing [Live streaming from 14:00]
JAXA = Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is holding a press conference from 2:00 pm on the 25th regarding the Japanese unmanned spacecraft ``SLIM'' that successfully landed on the moon on the 20th. We plan to present the results and achievements of the moon landing that have been confirmed so far.
This year's winning work is ``Sarakawa'', which composes a senryu poem on the subject of high prices and generated AI.
The winning works of the Senryu competition, which humorously explore social conditions and the true feelings of working people, have been announced, and 100 works with themes such as high prices and generative AI were selected.
Liberal Democratic Party to appoint Masaji Matsuyama as House of Councilors secretary-general to replace Seko
The Liberal Democratic Party has begun negotiations to appoint Masaji Matsuyama, former Minister in charge of Activating the Citizens, to replace Seko, former Secretary-General of the House of Councilors, who resigned due to an incident involving a faction's political funding party.
Issues surrounding “recruitment”: Fujikoshi’s appeal dismissed, compensation order confirmed South Korea
South Korea's Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the Japanese company in a lawsuit in which former South Korean workers and their families were seeking damages from a Japanese machinery manufacturer over issues related to "recruitment" during the Pacific War. The judgment ordering compensation has been finalized.
Russian foreign minister “requests emergency meeting to Security Council” over military plane crash, both sides condemn
Regarding the Russian Ministry of Defense's announcement that a Russian military aircraft was shot down by the Ukrainian side in a western region bordering Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov asked the United Nations Security Council Presidency to take a response. He announced that he had requested an emergency meeting to discuss the matter. Meanwhile, President Zelenskiy of Ukraine has called for an international investigation to find out the truth.
Liberal Democratic Party Moriyama faction decides to disband; 4 out of 6 factions within the party to disband
In response to the incident surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, the Moriyama faction has decided to disband, citing the fact that the people have doubts about the faction's very existence, although no members or related parties have been indicted. I did. As a result, four of the Liberal Democratic Party's six factions have been disbanded.
North Korea conducts test launch of new strategic cruise missile "Purfasal"
North Korea announced on the 24th that it conducted the first test launch of its new strategic cruise missile, Purfasal. North Korea is working to improve the performance of its cruise missiles in order to attack US military bases in Japan and South Korea.
Noto Peninsula Earthquake Concerns about impact on dairy farming as water outages continue Ishikawa Uchinada Town
Widespread water outages continue in areas affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, and there are concerns about the impact on dairy farming in Uchinada Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, which accounts for more than 50% of the prefecture's milk production.
Microsoft market capitalization temporarily exceeds $3 trillion Background to expectations for demand for generative AI
The stock price of Microsoft, an American IT giant, has risen, and its market capitalization, which indicates the value of a company, temporarily exceeded $3 trillion, or approximately 440 trillion yen in Japanese yen, for the first time. This is due to rising expectations for the generative AI developed by OpenAI, an American venture company with which it has a business alliance.
Helicopter accident in Koriyama, Fukushima 4 years ago - Flight control parts may have broken
On the 25th, the Japan Transport Safety Board released an investigation report into the accident that occurred four years ago in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, when a helicopter carrying organs for transplant was seriously damaged while attempting to make an emergency landing. It is believed that the aircraft rotated due to encountering a strong downdraft, and the parts that control the flight broke due to contact between the rotor blades that swayed up and down, making it difficult to control.
Home-visit care providers: 67 bankruptcies last year, the highest ever
A credit bureau has revealed that the number of bankruptcies of home care providers in the past year was 67, the highest ever. The research company attributes this to a serious shortage of helpers and rising fuel costs, and analyzes that ``competition with other industries to acquire human resources is fierce, and it will continue to be difficult to resolve the labor shortage.'' .
Tesla's financial results, sales and profits increased New car sales increased by nearly 20% compared to the same period last year
American electric car manufacturer Tesla announced on the 24th that its financial results for the three months ending last month showed increased sales and profits.
Snowfall mainly on the Sea of Japan side, increasing vigilance on traffic impacts in Hokkaido, Tohoku, etc.
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, and the snow is getting heavier in Hokkaido and Tohoku. The Japan Meteorological Agency urges continued vigilance regarding the impact on traffic.
Reforming the way doctors work: Ken-san, a doctor working at a university hospital, working hours and clarity
Ahead of the work style reforms for doctors that will begin in April this year, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has decided that for doctors working at university hospitals, ``laboratory work'' that is directly related to their original work, such as studying new drugs, falls under working hours. I showed it.
Russian Ministry of Defense ``Military plane shot down'' All 74 prisoners, including prisoners, died?
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that a Russian military plane carrying 74 people, including captured Ukrainian soldiers, was shot down by the Ukrainian side in a western Russian region bordering Ukraine, and strengthened its condemnation. I am. However, Ukrainian authorities have declined to confirm whether they were involved in the military plane crash.
Stuck near Sekigahara IC on Meishin Expressway All cleared approximately 19 hours after occurrence
The stranded traffic near Sekigahara Interchange in Gifu Prefecture, which had been occurring on the Meishin Expressway since the 24th, was completely resolved at 4 a.m. on the 25th, about 19 hours after it occurred.
Part of Toyama Bay seabed slope collapses to a depth of 40m; Coast Guard investigation
The Japan Coast Guard investigated the seabed of Toyama Bay, near the epicenter of the Noto Peninsula earthquake, and found that part of the slope had collapsed to a depth of 40 meters. A tsunami hit Toyama City just three minutes after the earthquake occurred, and experts say, ``This is an important finding that confirms that the tsunami was caused by a landslide on the ocean floor.''
Soccer Asia Cup Japan defeats Indonesia 3-1, advances to final T
At the Asia Cup, which decides the Asian soccer champion, Japan defeated Indonesia 3-1 in the third and final match of the first round, finishing in 2nd place in Group D with 2 wins and 1 loss and advancing to the final tournament. .
Kyoto Animation arson murder case: Shinji Aoba sentenced today, responsibility at issue
Shinji Aoba, who was charged with murder and arson, was sentenced on the 25th in connection with the arson attack on Kyoto Animation's studio five years ago, killing 36 employees and injuring 32 others. It will be announced. While the prosecution sought the death penalty, the defense has maintained his innocence, saying he lacked responsibility due to mental illness, and the focus is on what the court will decide.