Ski Jumping Women's World Cup: Sara Takanashi takes 2nd place, first podium of the season
The Women's Ski Jumping World Cup was held in Germany, and Sara Takanashi finished in second place, marking her first podium finish this season.
Japan loses to Iran in the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup, missing out on the top four
At the Asian Cup soccer tournament, Japan lost 1-2 to Iran in the quarterfinals, failing to advance to the top four.
Hokuriku Shinkansen test ride event for the general public - Driving experience between Kanazawa and Tsuruga on the new section
A test ride event was held for the general public between Kanazawa and Tsuruga on the Hokuriku Shinkansen, which is scheduled to open next month, allowing passengers to get an early taste of the new section.
Four Continents Figure Figure Championship Yuma Kagiyama wins for the first time with overwhelming strength
At the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the second half of the men's singles free skate was held on the 3rd, and Japan's Yuma Kagiyama won for the first time with overwhelming strength, with a total of over 300 points from the first half.
Tokyo Snowfall from dawn tomorrow Heavy snowfall mainly along the mountains of Kanto-Koshin area from the day after tomorrow
Due to the influence of a low pressure system moving along the southern coast of Honshu, heavy snow is expected to occur in the Kanto-Koshin region from the afternoon of the 5th to the 6th, mainly along the mountains. If the temperature is lower than expected, there is a risk of warning-level heavy snow even in flat areas, so please pay close attention to future information.
Liberal Democratic Party interviews pro-Abe members about political funding issue, confirms amount and how it will be used
The Liberal Democratic Party has been conducting interviews with relevant members in response to issues related to factional political funding parties, and on the 3rd, party officials confirmed with Abe-aligned members the amount of kickbacks and how they were used.
US paper “President Zelenskiy decides to dismiss military commander-in-chief and communicates to US”
A leading American newspaper reported, citing multiple sources, that the Ukrainian government has informed the US government that Ukrainian President Zelenskiy has decided to dismiss General Zarzhny. However, the actual timing of his dismissal is not clear.
Elementary school in Okuma Town, Fukushima opens for the first time in 13 years, and students from the time bring home their personal belongings
Elementary schools and kindergartens in Okuma Town, Fukushima Prefecture, where evacuation orders are still in place due to the Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident, are being visited by people who were attending the school at the time of the accident for the first time in 13 years, and left in the classrooms. I took home study materials.
Israel prepares to advance into Rafah, southernmost part of Gaza, with over 1 million people crowded together
Israel has indicated that it is preparing to move its troops into Rafah, the southernmost part of the Gaza Strip and where many displaced people have fled, and has received criticism from the United Nations and countries such as Germany, which have traditionally taken a pro-Israel stance. There are growing concerns that the humanitarian crisis could deepen further.
Setsubun will be moved one day earlier next year to February 2nd due to the movement of the earth and sun.
This year, Setsubun falls on February 3rd, but next year it will be moved one day earlier to February 2nd due to changes in the calendar due to factors such as the relative position of the Earth and the sun.
North Korea condemns Japan's purchase of Tomahawks, calling it the region's biggest threat
Last month, North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs criticized Japan for ``becoming the biggest threat to the region,'' after Japan officially signed a contract to purchase the American cruise missile Tomahawk.
Bean-throwing at Chichibu Shrine, some children burst into tears as parishioners dressed as demons
On the third day of Setsubun, parishioners dressed as demons appeared at a bean-throwing event held at a shrine in Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture, surprising the children.
The power goes out and we use lanterns...The supermarket still doesn't close [Voices from the disaster area]
One month has passed since the earthquake on New Year's Day, and we are now in February. The only supermarket in the Awakura district of Machino-cho, Wajima City, which suffered major damage, has continued to operate without interruption since immediately after the earthquake. The shop owner's home was completely destroyed and he continues to live in evacuation. The store is dark because the power has not been restored, and customers are asked to bring lanterns when entering. I asked him why he still wanted to open a shop. “The local people are more like family than customers.”
Roughly 100,000 civilians lost their lives in commemoration of the Manila urban battle; bereaved families say, ``Don't forget''
Three days will mark 79 years since urban fighting between the former Japanese and American forces began in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, at the end of the Pacific War, and a ceremony was held locally to commemorate the approximately 100,000 victims. The bereaved families appealed, ``Please do not forget the victims.''
Nippon Steel’s acquisition of US Steel “Biden supports opposition” US labor union
The United Steel Workers Union (USW), an American steel industry union that opposes Nippon Steel's acquisition of major American steel manufacturer US Steel, says President Biden is backing the union's stance. We have released a statement.
American actor Carl Weathers, who played Apollo in the movie Rocky, dies
Carl Weathers, an American actor known for playing Apollo Creed, the main character's rival in the popular movie "Rocky," passed away on the 1st. He was 76 years old.
Annual bean-throwing at Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, Taiga drama cast and others participate, Chiba
On the third day of Setsubun, the annual bean-throwing event was held at Naritasan Shinshoji Temple in Chiba Prefecture, with participants including NHK Taiga drama performers and sumo wrestlers.
Ishikawa Prefecture's first temporary housing is completed and people can move in from today in Wajima City
In Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, which was severely damaged by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, the first temporary housing in the prefecture has been completed, and occupancy began on the 3rd.
Search terms for disaster-stricken areas have changed: “temporary housing” and financial institution names have increased
It's been over a month since the Noto Peninsula earthquake. We investigated changes in search words in the disaster-stricken areas. When looking for words related to ``recovering one's life,'' the search began with ``disaster victim certificate,'' and after three weeks, searches for ``temporary housing,'' as well as local banks and credit unions, began to appear. Experts point out, ``Some people continue to evacuate, while others move to rebuild, which shows that the situations of disaster victims are diversifying. Careful support is required.''
Children with congenital syphilis transmit mother-to-child infection from pregnant women to fetus at record high
The number of children with congenital syphilis, which is transmitted from mother to child from pregnant women infected with syphilis, was 37 last year, the highest number since statistics began using the current method, according to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases. I understand this in summary.
Federal district court postpones former President Trump's first trial over Capitol invasion incident
A court has announced that the first trial scheduled for March for former President Donald Trump, who was indicted for invading the U.S. Capitol three years ago, will be postponed.
[Video commentary] US military retaliatory air strikes on Iranian military facilities What is the future outlook?
The US military announced that it had carried out airstrikes on facilities associated with Iran's elite military forces in Iraq and Syria. This is in retaliation for an attack on a military base in Jordan in the Middle East that left three soldiers dead. This is a commentary by a reporter covering the future outlook for US military attacks and the possibility of an expansion of exchanges of attacks in the Middle East. [Video is 2 minutes 16 seconds] Cannot be viewed on data broadcasting. It was broadcast on "NHK News" at noon on the 3rd.
Izakaya pub reopens amid water outage in Ishikawa “Because there is no foreseeable recovery”
Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, which was severely damaged by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, continues to experience water outages, but an izakaya in the city center has resumed operations and is now a place for local residents affected by the disaster to talk.
“Switch to cheaper options” 60% Cabinet Office survey
A survey of consumer attitudes when purchasing food conducted by the Cabinet Office found that 60% of people responded that they had switched to cheaper products in response to successive food price increases.
[Updated from time to time] Top Hamas official: “A complete end to the fighting” (February 3)
Hamas continues to consider its response to negotiations between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas over the cessation of fighting and the release of hostages, and it is unclear whether the two sides will reach an agreement. *We will keep you updated on developments regarding Israel and Palestine as of February 3rd, Japan time.
North Korea “Cruise missile launch on the 2nd confirms the power of a “super-large warhead””
North Korea announced on the morning of the 3rd that it had conducted a test to confirm the power of a "super-large warhead" attached to a cruise missile and a test-fire of a new anti-aircraft missile in the Yellow Sea on the west side of the Korean Peninsula on the 2nd. . The aim is to improve the sophistication of new weapon systems.
[Search begins] 3 people trapped in backcountry Nagano
Three people who were snowboarding or skiing got lost and unable to move in the forest in Nozawa Onsen Village, Nagano Prefecture, and police and others have been searching for them since the morning of the 3rd.
"This time it's us" Miyagi Minamisanriku High School Supporting junior high and high school students in Ishikawa
A high school in Minamisanriku Town, Miyagi Prefecture, which was damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake 13 years ago, has been releasing colored paper and videos to show support for junior high and high school students in Ishikawa Prefecture, who have been forced to live a difficult life due to the Noto Peninsula Earthquake. I made it.
President Putin reiterates his stance of continuing the invasion by ``increasing weapons production many times over''
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a city where military industries are concentrated, and once again showed his intention to continue invading Ukraine by introducing a large amount of weapons. On the other hand, the Ukrainian side claims that an attack on an airfield in southern Crimea, controlled by Russia, damaged an aircraft, and it appears that it is increasing its attacks around Crimea.
[Breaking news] US military announces retaliatory strikes in Iraq and Syria
U.S. Central Command announced that it had carried out attacks on Iranian Revolutionary Guards and other troops in Iraq and Syria. A US government official told NHK that the attack was in retaliation for an attack on a US military base in Jordan in the Middle East that left a soldier dead.
Traditional event “Amamehagi” postponed in some areas Ishikawa Noto Town
Amamehagi, a traditional event to ward off evil that is held every year on Setsubun in Noto Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, has been postponed in some areas this year due to earthquake damage.
Shintaro Fujinami “agrees contract with Mets” multiple US media
On the 2nd, multiple American media outlets reported that pitcher Shintaro Fujinami, who was a free agent from the Orioles of Major League Baseball, has agreed to a contract with the Mets. Pitcher Fujinami became teammates with pitcher Kodai Senga, and with this, all Japanese players' affiliations were decided.
Apple starts selling MR goggle type terminal in the US, will the market expand?
American IT giant Apple has begun selling mixed reality (MR) goggle-type terminals in the United States that display images of real scenery and virtual reality superimposed on each other. Competition is intensifying in this field, with the former Facebook company Meta also stepping up its efforts, and people are interested in whether Apple's entry will lead to market expansion.
Ishikawa Volunteers dispatched from Suzu City and Nakanoto Town today
Starting from the 3rd, Ishikawa Prefecture will be dispatching new volunteers to Suzu City and Nakanoto Town to assist in cleaning up disaster waste in areas affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake.