Boxing Kazuki Anakuchi dies at age 23, unconscious after title fight last year
A 23-year-old fighter who was knocked down in the fourth round and lost in the Japanese professional boxing bantamweight title match held in December last year became unconscious after the match and passed away on the 2nd.
US employment statistics for January: Number of employed people far exceeds market expectations
Last month's employment statistics in the United States were released, and the number of people employed in non-agricultural fields increased by 353,000 from the previous month, far exceeding market expectations. Additionally, the unemployment rate was 3.7%, the same as the previous month. This shows that the labor market remains strong even under high interest rate levels.
Toyama Prefecture: Support of up to 3 million yen for households completely destroyed or otherwise affected by disaster, applicable throughout the area
More than 100 homes in Toyama Prefecture were completely destroyed in the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, and the prefecture has decided to apply the ``Disaster Victims' Livelihood Reconstruction Support Act,'' which provides up to 3 million yen in support to households whose homes have been completely destroyed, to the entire prefecture. I decided.
[Camp] Lotte Sasaki Aki enters the bullpen for the first time and throws 37 pitches
Professional baseball team pitcher Aki Sasaki of Lotte entered the bullpen for the first time on the second day of the camp being held on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, and threw 37 pitches, including some breaking balls.
Toyama: Security cameras installed in residential area to prevent damage such as burglaries of disaster victims' homes
The Toyama Prefectural Police Headquarters has installed security cameras in residential areas in Himi City in an effort to prevent burglaries targeting the homes of Noto Peninsula Earthquake victims while they are away, as well as malicious business practices that take advantage of the damage.
Four Continents Figure Figure Championships: Momone Chiba wins her first victory in women's singles
At the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships held in Shanghai, China, the second half of the women's single free skate was held on the 2nd, and 18-year-old Momone Chiba updated her personal best with an almost error-free performance and won her first victory. I accomplished it. Additionally, 21-year-old Rinka Watanabe came in third place, making two Japanese athletes on the podium.
Miyagi teacher commits suicide 4 years ago, caused by co-worker's power harassment, suspended for 3 months, disciplinary action
Regarding the suicide of a female teacher in her 30s at a prefectural high school in Miyagi Prefecture four years ago, the Miyagi Prefectural Board of Education sent letters and memos criticizing her colleague, a 59-year-old teacher, for approximately four months. This co-worker was suspended from his job for three months and disciplined due to repeated displays of power harassment.
Liberal Democratic Party Vice President Aso retracts remarks that touched on Foreign Minister Kamikawa's appearance, etc.
Liberal Democratic Party Vice-President Aso retracted his remarks that referred to Foreign Minister Kamikawa's appearance, saying, ``It cannot be denied that there were inappropriate points in the expression.''
Soccer Junya Ito withdraws from Japan national team; chairman Tajima ``judging from a comprehensive perspective''
Kozo Tajima, president of the Japan Football Association, held a press conference and reiterated his intention to withdraw Junya Ito, who had been announced to be withdrawing from Japan's Asian Cup national team following some reports. Chairman Tajima explained, ``We made a comprehensive decision after considering Ito's condition.''
Houses collapse, tsunami hits...Video recorded by drive recorder
In Hodate Town, Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, the moment a house collapsed due to an earthquake and the tsunami was surging was recorded on the drive recorder of a nursing care company's shuttle vehicle. Note: If you press the button at the bottom right of the image, a video of the earthquake and the tsunami will be played.
Noto Peninsula Earthquake: ``Sometimes emergency patients are refused'' - shortage of hospital beds for victims
Hospitals in Kanazawa city that accept people affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake are running out of beds, and in some cases have had to refuse to accept emergency patients. In Kanazawa City, there has been an increase in the number of cases in which it is not possible to immediately decide where to accept emergency patients, and the city is calling for the fire department to be used more appropriately than usual.
What are your future prospects?
Last month, Japan's unmanned spacecraft ``SLIM'' successfully landed on the moon. Although there was a time when power generation was not possible, the mission was successfully restored and achieved results such as the observation of 10 rocks on the lunar surface. These rocks were given dog names such as "Toy Poodle" and "Tosainu", and the question of why they were given dog names became a hot topic. We asked the person in charge of the rock observation team about the origin of the name and future prospects.
Firefighter testifies after Haneda Airport plane crash: “Many lives are at risk”
Two days marks one month since the plane crash that occurred at Haneda Airport. The airport firefighters who were working on extinguishing the fire at the time responded to the interview, and their interview provided details of the tense firefighting efforts, as well as the issues involved in guiding passengers to evacuate after they escaped from the aircraft.
``I'm sorry I couldn't help you'' Searching for the belongings of my wife and daughter [Voices from the disaster area]
This is a pre-coming-of-age ceremony photo found in a collapsed building. The photo shows her daughter, who would have celebrated her 20th birthday four days after the earthquake. Her mother, who had chosen her kimono with her, and the two of them passed away. On the 1st of this month, the father, who continues to search for mementos of the two of them at the scene, spoke about his painful feelings.
Ishikawa Disaster certificate issued only at about 20% of applications as of the end of January
As of the end of January, only about 20% of people in Ishikawa Prefecture had been issued with disaster certificates, which are necessary for people affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake to receive support, according to a Cabinet Office summary. I understand.
First trial of Vice Minister of Justice Mizuaki Kakizawa at Tokyo District Court on February 14th
The first trial of Deputy Minister of Justice Mizuaki Kakizawa, who is accused of bribery in violation of the Public Offices Election Act in connection with the Koto Ward mayoral election held in April last year, will be held at the Tokyo District Court on February 14th. It will be opened.
Liberal Democratic Party begins hearings on political funding from relevant members, conducts questionnaire for all members
In response to the issue of factional political funding parties, the Liberal Democratic Party has begun interviewing relevant members of the Liberal Democratic Party about the amount of kickbacks they receive and how they are used. In addition, we will be conducting a survey next week of all party-affiliated members to confirm whether they receive party ticket income from their factions, which was not included in their income and expenditure reports.
Man dies while in detention Five police officers will be referred to prosecutors on suspicion of causing death due to professional negligence
In April last year, a 19-year-old man died while being detained at Takashimadaira Police Station in Itabashi Ward, Tokyo. Despite the fact that the Metropolitan Police Department was aware that the man's health condition was deteriorating due to chronic illness, Five police officers were referred to the prosecutor's office on suspicion of causing death due to professional negligence.
False information about the Noto Peninsula earthquake: Many “impression zombies” from overseas
NHK analyzed a series of fake rescue requests on the old Twitter account X immediately after the Noto Peninsula earthquake, and found that many of them were posted in Japanese from overseas, and were viewed more than 11 million times in total. I found out that it goes up to . Some of the senders are posting videos that teach how to make money by getting a lot of views on X, and it seems that X's monetization system has an impact on the spread of false information. The reality has emerged.
[Damage situation February 2nd] 240 people died in Ishikawa Prefecture
According to Ishikawa Prefecture, the number of people confirmed dead in the prefecture as of 2 p.m. on the 2nd was 240, unchanged from the 1st.
Some evacuees continue to stay in their homes, which have been classified as ``dangerous'' by the Noto Peninsula earthquake.
In Ishikawa Prefecture, there are at least 2,800 "home evacuees" who are living in their homes after the recent earthquake, but many are staying in homes that have been deemed "dangerous" without registering their names or evacuation destinations with the government. Some people stay. In past disasters such as the Great East Japan Earthquake, evacuees at home have not received sufficient support from the government, which has become a problem, and representatives of volunteer organizations in Tohoku are calling for a quick assessment of the situation.
Estimated by AI: Building damage in central areas of Wajima and Suzu “at least 30% completely destroyed”
Experts used AI to estimate the damage to buildings in the central areas of Wajima City and Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, which suffered major damage in the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, and found that at least 30% are believed to have been completely destroyed. Experts hope that this information will be used as a reference when grasping the actual extent of damage at an early stage.
Rugby League One and New Zealand powerhouses head to first interleague match
Before Rugby League One's Tokyo Suntory Sun Goliath and the Super Rugby Blues, one of the world's top leagues, played their first exchange game on the 3rd, Blues players who had visited Japan practiced the day before. This exchange game consists of four matches between four teams from League One and two teams from New Zealand. In the second half of the article, we will explain in detail the aim and significance of this exchange match.
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare employee registers wrong address and sends the wrong message; Prime Minister's response draft also leaked
An employee of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare registered an incorrect address on the ministry's internal mailing list, and since September last year, Prime Minister Kishida's draft answers to the Diet and the personal information of 675 private and government employees have been sent in error. I understand that. So far, no damage such as information being misused has been confirmed, but the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare says it is working to prevent recurrence.
Toyota Motor Corporation shortens operating time limit by approximately 30 minutes at domestic finished car plants
Toyota Motor Corporation has announced that starting in February, it has shortened the maximum operating hours of its domestic vehicle factories by an average of 30 minutes per day. The aim is to create surplus capacity at production sites and strengthen human resource development and training, as well as to improve quality in response to a series of fraud cases at group companies.
Volunteer mindset: “If you don’t act alone and can’t stop crying, quit.”
In the dialect used in the Noto region, ``tetai'' means help. So what about “Kinodokuna”? It's not about pity or fubin. Ishikawa Prefecture, which suffered severe damage from the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, is gradually beginning to accept volunteers. We have summarized what you need to know and be prepared for when entering a disaster area.
“Hard beans should not be eaten by children under 5 years old” appeal before Setsubun Consumer Affairs Agency
Ahead of Setsubun on the 3rd, the Consumer Affairs Agency is warning children under the age of 5 not to eat hard beans, as they may get stuck in their throats and cause suffocation.
Be careful about Setsubun “Ehomaki” on February 3rd.
February 3rd is Setsubun. It's not just hard beans that you need to be careful about choking hazards. You should also be careful about the ``ehomaki,'' which you bite into without saying a word. We will provide information that will lead to safety and security so that everyone can enjoy Setsubun happily.
“North Korea fires several cruise missiles into the Yellow Sea on the morning of the 2nd” 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 11 a.m. on the 2nd.
First meeting of Toyama Prefecture's "Recovery and Reconstruction Headquarters" to create roadmap
Toyama Prefecture held its first meeting of the ``Recovery and Reconstruction Headquarters,'' which replaced the ``Disaster Countermeasures Headquarters,'' as the prefecture entered the recovery stage from the Noto Peninsula Earthquake. In this meeting, Governor Nitta announced that he will soon create a roadmap that shows what the prefecture should do over the next few years, including rebuilding the lives of disaster victims and restoring public infrastructure.
Smartphone payment "d payment" is not available nationwide
According to NTT Docomo, some services using the smartphone payment service ``d Payment'' have been unavailable nationwide since noon on the 2nd. This means that you can no longer make payments at stores or through other companies' apps. NTT DoCoMo is investigating the cause and is proceeding with recovery efforts, and commented, ``We apologize for the inconvenience.''
House of Councilors plenary session Representative question: Political funding issue “Discussion summarizing the party’s thoughts” Prime Minister
During the second day of the House of Councillors' plenary session, Prime Minister Kishida summarized the party's thinking regarding the revision of the Political Funds Regulation Act and asked questions regarding the political funding party of the Liberal Democratic Party's faction. He expressed his intention to hold discussions with each party.
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Moriyama sends a message of thanks to Otani who gave gloves to an elementary school
In response to Major League Baseball player Shohei Otani of the Dodgers donating gloves to elementary schools across the country, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Moriyama announced that he had sent a message of gratitude to Otani.
Ishikawa Wajima temporary housing opened to the public; first move-ins in the prefecture to begin tomorrow
In Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, people will be able to move into temporary housing for the first time in the prefecture from the 3rd. On the 2nd, the temporary housing was opened to the press.
North Korea General Secretary Kim inspects shipyard and orders modernization of ships and equipment
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspected a shipyard and ordered the modernization of the navy's ships and equipment, stating that ``strengthening the navy is the most important issue.''
JR Geibi Line Reconstruction Council to discuss continuation of line, etc. to be held on March 26th
Regarding the JR Geibi Line, which connects Hiroshima Prefecture and Okayama Prefecture, which continues to face difficult management conditions, the government has decided to hold a restructuring council meeting on the 26th of next month to discuss the continuation of the line and conversion to buses. This will be the first time in the country that a restructuring council will be held in accordance with the law.
Metropolitan Police Department searches home in Kanagawa Prefecture of person calling himself Satoshi Kirishima
The Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed that the person who called himself Satoshi Kirishima (70), who was wanted for his involvement in one of the serial bombings that occurred in the 1970s, died at a hospital in January. As a suspicion, we searched this person's home in Kanagawa Prefecture on the 2nd.
Financial minister says to improve the environment as more people open 1-month NISA accounts to expand system
Regarding NISA, a preferential tax system that has been expanded for a month, Minister of Finance Suzuki praised the increase in the number of people opening accounts, but also expressed his intention to work on improving the environment, such as ensuring customer-friendly operations.
Cabinet decision to apply tax reduction measures for disaster victims such as resident tax one year ahead of schedule Government
The government decided on tax support measures for victims of the Noto Peninsula Earthquake at a cabinet meeting on the 2nd. The law includes measures to bring forward the application of income tax and resident tax reduction measures by one year, depending on the damage to homes and household goods.
19-year-old defendant sentenced to death; death penalty confirmed after appeal withdrawn Kofu
This is related to the fact that the then 19-year-old defendant, who was sentenced to death three years ago in Kofu City in which two people were murdered and a house was set on fire, withdrew the appeal filed by his lawyer on February 1st. I found this out through interviews with people. The defendant's death sentence has now been confirmed.
UNRWA, the UN agency supporting the Gaza Strip, may cease operations due to funding suspension
UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees), which is responsible for providing assistance to the Gaza Strip, released a statement on the 1st, stating that assistance totaling 440 million dollars, or approximately 64.5 billion yen in Japanese yen, has been suspended to date. It is highly likely that they will be forced to suspend their activities by the end of February.
IT majors Apple Amazon Meta Financial results for the three months ending in December Increase in sales and profits
On the 1st, American IT giants Apple and Amazon, as well as the former Facebook company Meta, each announced their financial results for the three months from October to December last year, and all of them posted increases in revenue and profits.
Nagano: Suspect arrested for attempted murder 3 years ago moved to Sendai apartment complex since last year
A highly wanted leader of a designated organized crime group was arrested for allegedly shooting and injuring a man in Miyata Village, Nagano Prefecture.The leader has been living in an apartment building in Sendai City since last year, where he was hiding. This was revealed through interviews with investigators. Since this room was contracted in the name of a corporation, police are investigating in detail his actions while on the run.
“Russian military missile boat sunk” Ukrainian Ministry of Defense announced
Ukrainian authorities have announced that they have sunk a Russian military missile boat in the Russian-controlled southern Crimea, and as the war situation in the east stalls, Ukraine appears to be increasing its attacks on the Crimea area.
Hamas considers negotiations including cessation of fighting, Hezbollah “continues to resist”
Hamas appears to be carefully considering negotiations between the Israeli military and the Islamic organization Hamas regarding the cessation of fighting and the release of hostages. Meanwhile, a senior official of the political wing of Hezbollah, a Shiite Islamic organization in neighboring Lebanon that continues to fight with Israel, responded to an interview with NHK and stated, ``We will continue to resist as long as the attack on Gaza does not end,'' expressing a stance of complete resistance. I emphasized.
To prevent disaster-related deaths, ``a wide variety of support from experts is needed''
One month has passed since the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, but measures continue to be needed to prevent ``disaster-related deaths'' caused by deterioration of physical condition due to living in an evacuation zone. Efforts are being made to prevent economy class syndrome and pneumonia in disaster-stricken areas, but in past disasters there have been a number of cases of death due to mental stress, and experts say, ``It is important to not only understand the problems of disaster victims. ``We need a wide variety of support from experts to solve problems.''
“A place to enjoy drinks for an hour before lights out” at an evacuation center in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture
At the evacuation center in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture, where people affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake are sheltering, there is a place where people can drink alcohol for one hour at night, and about 10 people used it last night (the 1st). I was there.
Three bodies found in the ruins of a house fire in Minamisatsuma City, Kagoshima Prefecture
On the night of the 1st, there was a fire that completely destroyed a house in Minamisatsuma City, Kagoshima Prefecture, and the bodies of three people were found in the ruins. Police are working to confirm the identity and investigating the cause of the fire.
A month after the crash at Haneda Airport, the flames spread from near the left engine?
Today marks one month since the accident that caused a collision between a Japan Coast Guard aircraft and a Japan Airlines passenger plane on the runway at Haneda Airport, causing a fire. From interviews with the fire department who extinguished the fires on both planes, it was newly discovered that the fire was spreading from the left engine area of the Japanese Aircraft.
Political funding issue: Liberal Democratic Party begins questioning related members; opposition party seeks responsibility
In response to the issue of factional political funding parties, the Liberal Democratic Party has decided that from the 2nd, party executives will begin interviewing related members of the Abe faction and other related parties, including the amount of kickbacks they receive and how they are used. Opposition parties, including the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, plan to continue holding Prime Minister Kishida and others accountable in the Diet.