Liberal Democratic Party Mogi faction “Considering how to operate as a new policy group”
The Motegi faction of the Liberal Democratic Party held a meeting of its members to discuss the nature of the faction, and decided to consider how to operate as a new policy group in line with the party's interim report, which called for a complete break from money and personnel matters. confirmed.
Beijing Olympic figure skating team Japan wins silver medal as Valieva's results are invalidated
The International Skating Union (ISU) has decided to invalidate the performance of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, who was suspended for four years for a doping violation, from her performance at the Beijing Olympics last year. As a result, Japan's medal, which had placed third in the team figure skating competition, was moved up to a silver medal.
Nagoya District Court orders city to pay compensation after former teacher of special needs school accuses him of assault
In a case in which a man with disabilities who attended a special needs school in Nagoya accused his former teacher of assaulting him, the school did not take appropriate action, and the Nagoya District Court found that he had been assaulted on a daily basis. The city of Nagoya was then ordered to pay 1.65 million yen in damages, citing a ``too late response.''
Noto Peninsula Earthquake: Movement to support extended evacuation life
Almost a month has passed since the Noto Peninsula earthquake occurred. As the evacuation period continues to prolong, support is being received from all over the country for people living as evacuees in Ishikawa Prefecture.
Domestic egg donation: At least 340 people will be asked to create rules after 2020
NHK interviewed multiple companies that mediate egg donation regarding pregnancy and childbirth through egg donation from third parties, which until now has mainly been carried out overseas due to the lack of necessary rules in Japan. However, it has been discovered that at least 340 people have received egg donation in Japan since 2020.
First arrest for allegedly instructing the cutting down of a street tree in front of a Big Motor store
Regarding the roadside tree problem that was discovered in front of the store of the used car sales company "Big Motor," the suspect, a man in his 50s who worked at the company's headquarters, is suspected of having given instructions to cut down the tree in front of the store in Kawasaki City. As a result, it was revealed through interviews with investigators that the Kanagawa Prefectural Police have decided to arrest him on the 30th on suspicion of damaging property.
Former House of Representatives member Tanikawa and others are given a 1 million yen fine and a three-year civil rights suspension order
The Tokyo Summary Court fined Yaichi Tanigawa, a former member of the House of Representatives, and the former accounting officer of the Kishida faction, who had been summarily indicted on charges of violating the Political Funds Control Act in a case involving a political funding party organized by a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party. I issued a summary order suspending my civil rights for three years.
Building collapses due to earthquake Festival floats passed down from the Muromachi period... Wajima City
The Hikiyama Festival is said to have been held in Wajima City since the Muromachi period. The shrine building where the festival floats were stored was heavily tilted due to the earthquake, and work was carried out on the 30th to pull the floats out.
The current state of "welfare evacuation centers" that doctors feel is in crisis - Labor shortage, difficulty accepting patients
Welfare evacuation centers are places where elderly people and people with disabilities who need support and consideration evacuate after a disaster. It has become clear that some areas in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, continue to have difficulty accepting new evacuees. The main cause is a lack of manpower, and doctors providing support express a sense of crisis, saying, ``This could lead to disaster-related deaths.''
Book and magazine publication information to be distributed to “independent bookstores” Publishers and other organizations
While the number of bookstores continues to decline, so-called "independent bookstores", which are small to medium-sized and feature a unique book lineup, are opening one after another. From the 30th, an organization formed by publishers and others will now be distributing publication information on books and magazines, which they had previously done mainly to major bookstores, to independent bookstores. .
Animated movies accounted for the top four domestic box office grosses last year
Last year, the box office revenue of movies screened in Japan was announced, and anime movies accounted for the top four, including the film adaptation of the manga ``SLAM DUNK.''
Economic and Security Minister Takaichi postpones the Expo “Final response will follow the Prime Minister’s decision”
Minister of Economy and Security Takaichi, who had called for consideration of postponing the Osaka-Kansai Expo in order to prioritize recovery and reconstruction from the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, said he believed that measures had been taken within the government to limit the impact. He indicated that the final response would be subject to Prime Minister Kishida's decision.
The introduction of “joint custody” is the mainstay Proposed outline for law revision Subcommittee of the Legislative Council
The Legislative Council's subcommittee, which has been considering child rearing after divorce, has compiled a draft outline for legal reform. The key is to introduce ``joint custody,'' which allows both father and mother to have custody of their children even after divorce.
Toyota Industries special investigation committee points out “trust structure” as the root cause of fraud
Toyota Industries discovered data fraud during tests on the exhaust gas performance of engines for forklifts and construction machinery, and set up a special investigation committee made up of outside experts to investigate the matter. The special investigation committee's report points out that the root cause of the series of frauds was a corporate structure that could be called a "trust structure" that prevented companies from taking responsibility for dealing with risks on their own.
Person claiming to be Satoshi Kirishima: ``I was alone'' ``I regret it''
A man named Satoshi Kirishima (70), a member of the East Asia Anti-Japan Armed Front wanted for his involvement in one of the serial corporate bombings that occurred in the 1970s, died at a hospital on the 29th. However, in an interview with the Metropolitan Police Department, it was revealed that he had said that he was ``alone'' without receiving support from anyone, according to interviews with investigators. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is urgently conducting DNA testing and other methods to confirm the incident, as well as investigating the details of his life.
Hideki Matsui talks about his feelings towards his hometown Ishikawa Prefecture [Full comment]
Hideki Matsui, a native of Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture who played for the Giants in professional baseball and the Yankees in Major League Baseball, made a comment about the recent Noto Peninsula earthquake, saying, ``During my playing days, I received support from the citizens of the prefecture, and this time I will I must support the people affected by the disaster as they stand strong and move forward,'' he said, expressing his intention to dedicate his efforts to the reconstruction of the disaster-stricken areas.
Senbatsu entrance march Aimyon's "Flower of Love" marching performance
This year, Aimyon's "Flower of Love" was chosen as the entrance marching song for the opening ceremony of the Senbatsu High School Baseball Championship held at Koshien Stadium in March, and was arranged for the march and performed to the press.
“Clinical trial begins to implant small device in brain” Musk’s company
American entrepreneur Elon Musk has announced that his company has begun a clinical trial in which a small device is implanted in a patient's brain and connected directly to a computer. It is attracting attention as a technology that allows people with physical disabilities to operate computers.
Japan's main automakers Last year's production volume: 7 out of 8 companies exceeded the previous year's production volume
The global production volume of Japan's major automakers last year exceeded the previous year's level for seven out of eight companies, due to strong demand in North America and other countries.
Prime Minister’s Administrative Policy Speech “Recovering trust in politics and working to revitalize disaster-stricken areas”
Prime Minister Kishida gave a policy speech at a plenary session of the House of Representatives, in which he expressed his intention to restore trust in politics by separating the factions of the Liberal Democratic Party from money and personnel matters. Furthermore, in response to the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, he established a new headquarters to support recovery and reconstruction with himself at the top, and emphasized his determination to work towards the revitalization of the disaster-stricken areas.
“Please show me your face soon!” Brother waiting for his younger brother to return [Voices from the disaster area, 30th]
This photo was found in the sand at a search site in Wajima City. A baby with an innocent expression and a boy hiding behind him and looking at me. This is a picture of the brothers, now 56 and 58 years old, when they were young. His younger brother is believed to have been involved in a landslide and his safety is still unknown. ``I really want you to show me your face soon,'' said a man who was waiting for his younger brother to return.
Liberal Democratic Party Chairman Moriyama ``Consociate system'' ``Carefully consider understanding the necessity''
Regarding the introduction of a ``joint party system,'' in which members are held responsible in the event of false entries in political funds income and expenditure reports, Liberal Democratic Party General Affairs Chairman Moriyama said that while he understands the necessity, the requirements for application should be carefully considered. This idea was expressed.
Supreme Court refuses to grant retrial for 10th time in Nabari poisoned wine case, 1 dissenting opinion
The Supreme Court has given a retrial by the 30th for a former death row inmate who died of illness at the age of 89 despite protesting his innocence in the "Nabari Poisoned Wine Incident" in which five women were murdered in Nabari City, Mie Prefecture in 1966. I have decided not to accept it. On the other hand, one of the five judges issued a dissenting opinion, calling for a retrial.
Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Akio Toyoda apologizes for a series of fraud related to certification acquisition
On the 30th, Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Akio Toyoda held a briefing session on the group's guidelines in Nagoya City, and spoke about the series of fraudulent certification issues at group companies such as Daihatsu Motor Corporation and Toyota Industries Corporation. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience and concern we have caused to our customers and other stakeholders due to the series of frauds committed by Daihatsu Motor Corporation, Daihatsu Motor Corporation, and Toyota Industries Corporation." In addition, Chairman Toyoda said, ``We originally planned to share the Group Vision on February 14, Sakichi Toyoda's birthday, but in light of the recent situation at group companies, we have decided to move the announcement forward. "I did."
Foreign Minister Kamikawa does not see Aso's remarks as a problem, but says, "I appreciate any feedback."
At a press conference, Foreign Minister Kamikawa did not view the comments made by Liberal Democratic Party Vice President Aso as a problem, saying, ``I am aware that there are various opinions and voices, but I appreciate all voices.'' I showed my thoughts.
Hideki Matsui becomes temporary coach at Giants spring camp for the first time in six years
Hideki Matsui, who played for the Giants in professional baseball and the Yankees in Major League Baseball, will serve as a temporary coach for the Giants' spring training camp in Miyazaki City starting February 1st for the first time in six years.
Governor Hase Ishikawa inspects liquefaction damage in Uchinada Town “Prepare temporary housing, etc.”
Governor Hase of Ishikawa Prefecture toured the town of Uchinada, which suffered damage from liquefaction due to the recent earthquake, confirmed the extent of the damage and announced plans to proceed with preparations such as temporary housing.
Four opposition parties demand investigation into kickbacks targeting all Liberal Democratic Party members
The four opposition parties, including the Constitutional Democratic Party, have called for the full details of the incident to be revealed before substantive deliberations on the new fiscal year's budget bill begin regarding the incident involving a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party's political funding party. It was agreed that members of Congress should be asked to investigate whether they received kickbacks from factions and submit the results.
Ishikawa disaster-affected sake brewing company moves rice and other materials to another company's brewery and begins producing sake
Sake brewing companies in Ishikawa Prefecture are beginning to move toward producing sake by transferring rice and other materials from companies affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake to the breweries of other companies.
Temperatures rise in disaster-stricken areas “Be careful of landslides even when the snow melts and there is little rain”
Although the number of earthquakes is gradually decreasing in and around the Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture, where the maximum seismic intensity of 7 was observed, seismic activity is still high and continued vigilance is required. On the other hand, the ground in the affected areas has become loose due to previous earthquakes, so please be aware that even water from melting snow or a little rain can cause landslides.
Hostages released, negotiations on cessation of fighting US Secretary of State hopes for progress in “productive talks”
Regarding negotiations for the release of hostages held by the Islamic organization Hamas and a cessation of fighting, U.S. Secretary of State Blinken said at a press conference on the 29th, ``It was a productive discussion,'' expressing hope for progress in the negotiations. I showed it. On the other hand, it has been pointed out that there is a gap between the claims of Israel and Hamas, and it is unclear whether negotiations will be concluded.
Liberal Democratic Party Acting Secretary-General Kajiyama “Discuss disclosing the use of political party grants”
Regarding opposition parties and New Komeito calling for the abolition and transparency of "policy activity funds" paid to members by political parties, LDP Acting Secretary-General Kajiyama said that political party grants, which are funded by taxes and given to political parties by the government, He expressed the idea that issues such as how the money will be used should also be discussed.
“North Korea fires several cruise missiles into the Yellow Sea” South Korean military
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 30th. The South Korean military is working with the U.S. military to analyze the situation in detail.
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to inspect Toyota Industries factory due to engine fraud issue
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism announced on the morning of the 30th that Toyota Industries had cheated on the national exhaust gas performance test, and that cheating had also been confirmed in automobile engines. We started an on-site inspection at a factory.
Three men suffer cardiopulmonary arrest after boat capsizes at Lake Biwa in Shiga
On the morning of the 30th, a boat was found capsized off the coast of Lake Biwa in Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture, and three men were rescued nearby, all suffering from cardiopulmonary arrest.
Naomasa Yoshida will be appointed as the Crown Prince's successor to support Prince Akishino and his family.
Ryuji Kaji, the head of the Crown Prince who supports Prince Akishino and his family, will retire, and his successor, Naomasa Yoshida, a member of the Imperial Household Agency who has served as Superintendent General of the Metropolitan Police, will take up his post on February 1. It's decided.
French farmers oppose environmental regulations, blockade of highway to Paris, concerned about distribution
In France, farmers who oppose the European Union's environmental regulations have blocked expressways heading to the capital Paris, raising concerns about disruption to distribution. Protests by farmers are occurring across Europe, and agricultural policy is likely to be one of the issues in the EU parliamentary elections to be held this year.
Unemployment rate in December was 2.4%, an improvement of 0.1 points from the previous month.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the national unemployment rate last month was 2.4%, an improvement of 0.1 points from the previous month. As a result, the average unemployment rate for last year was 2.6%, unchanged from the year before.
Britain's King Charles and Duchess Kate both discharged from hospital, doing well after surgery
The British royal family announced on the 29th that King Charles, who had been hospitalized for treatment for an enlarged prostate, and Prince William's wife, Duchess Kate, who had been hospitalized for abdominal surgery, were both discharged from the hospital. The postoperative course is said to be good.
Logistics “Year 2024 Problem” Movement towards reducing the burden on drivers spreads
As responding to the ``2024 problem'' in logistics becomes an issue, there is a growing movement among shipper industries to compile guidelines on measures that should be taken to reduce the burden on truck drivers.
Seismic activity continues to be high; temperatures rise in affected areas, caution against landslides
Although the number of earthquakes is gradually decreasing in the Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture, where the maximum seismic intensity of 7 was observed, and its surrounding areas, seismic activity remains high and continued vigilance is required. On the other hand, daytime temperatures in the affected areas are expected to be significantly higher than normal, and there is a risk that snow will melt and the ground may become loose, so please be careful of landslides.
8 Japanese detained in the Philippines suspected of involvement in special fraud, to be arrested today
Investigators say eight Japanese people who were detained by local law enforcement authorities in the northern Philippines four years ago were suspected of being involved in a special fraud case that included making false phone calls to Japan and defrauding elderly people of cash. I found this out through an interview with. The Kanagawa Prefectural Police Headquarters will transfer the suspect to Japan on the 30th, arrest him, and proceed to uncover the reality of the group.
Figure skater Valieva suspended for 4 years for doping violation
CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) suspended Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva for a period of four years from December 2021, after she was found to have committed a doping violation at the Beijing Olympics last winter. The decision was made to disqualify all grades.
Russian President Putin officially registers as candidate for March presidential election
Regarding the Russian presidential election to be held in March this year, the Central Election Commission has officially registered President Putin as a candidate for the presidential election, saying he has collected the necessary voter signatures. Mr. Putin's campaign has appealed for wide support from the public and has announced that it will officially begin campaigning for the election.
Fukui City junior high school holiday extracurricular activities expected to be abolished in principle by the end of 2025
In order to eliminate long working hours for teachers, all municipal junior high schools in Fukui City are expected to, in principle, abolish club activities on holidays by the end of 2025.
Japan Federation of Bar Associations calls for the establishment of a system to guarantee the identity of elderly people without relatives
The Japan Federation of Bar Associations (Japan Federation of Bar Associations) has compiled a written opinion requesting that laws and systems be put in place to support elderly people without family members when they are hospitalized or admitted to a facility. .
Toyota Motor Corporation halts production lines at four factories, rushes to resume operations
Toyota Motor Corporation has decided to suspend production lines at four automobile factories in Japan due to the issue of fraudulent certification of engines produced by Toyota Industries. The company plans to take immediate action with the aim of restarting operations.
Prime Minister Kishida's policy speech today emphasizes the idea of restoring trust in politics
Prime Minister Kishida will give a policy speech in the Diet on the 30th, emphasizing his aim to restore trust in politics by separating the factions of the Liberal Democratic Party from money and personnel affairs. In response, the opposition parties plan to intensify their pursuit of the matter, including demanding that representatives ask questions to clarify the facts as soon as possible starting on the 31st.