“Ensure that stricter gun regulations do not hinder extermination measures” Matsumura, Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission
As damage caused by bears continues to occur in various places, National Public Safety Commission Chairman Matsumura has expressed his intention to ensure that the National Police Agency's tightening of gun regulations will not hinder extermination measures.
Yurikamome stranded due to snow, passengers walking on track
According to the Yurikamome service company, two trains on the Yurikamome line stopped running between Takeshiba Station and Shiodome Station and between Shiodome Station and Shimbashi Station due to snow at around 9:15 p.m. on the 5th. The plane was stranded, so passengers were lowered into orbit. Passengers are walking to Shiodome Station.
Liberal Democratic Party special committee approves review plan due to government's abolition of technical intern training system
A special committee of the Liberal Democratic Party has approved the government's review plan, which is centered on abolishing the technical intern training system and establishing a new ``developmental employment system''. The government plans to hold a related ministerial meeting as early as this week to make a formal decision.
President Zelenskiy approves consideration of dismissal of military commander-in-chief
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has confirmed in a media interview that he is considering dismissing General Zarzhny, who has been in command of military operations against Russia. It is expected that a final decision will be made after carefully assessing the impact of his dismissal on the war situation.
Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture and facility apologize for mistreatment of users at prefectural facility for people with disabilities
At a prefectural support facility for people with disabilities in Atsugi City, Kanagawa Prefecture, the prefecture and the facility have apologized for abusive behavior in which a staff member swung a spoon down while assisting a user with a meal, injuring the user's forehead. .
Heavy snow warning in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward, Suginami Ward, and Nerima Ward for the first time since February last year in 23 wards.
The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a heavy snow warning for Tokyo's Setagaya, Suginami, and Nerima wards at 7:19 p.m. on the 5th. It is the first time since February 10 of last year that a heavy snow warning has been issued for Tokyo's 23 wards, and the Japan Meteorological Agency is urging people to be careful about the impact on traffic.
Ishikawa Prefecture to hold briefing session for second-stage evacuees Future housing and support system
Ishikawa Prefecture has announced that it will hold briefing sessions on future housing and support systems for people who have taken secondary evacuation to hotels and inns inside and outside the prefecture due to the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, starting from the 7th. .
Former NHK Chairman Shigeo Fukuchi dies at age 89, having served as president of Asahi Breweries and other positions
Shigeo Fukuchi, former president of Asahi Breweries and chairman of NHK, passed away on the 29th of last month at a hospital in Tokyo due to cerebral hemorrhage. He was 89 years old.
Three major financial groups' final profits hit record highs for April-December last year
The financial results of the three major financial groups for the period from April to December of last year were all sluggish due to the increasing demand for funds for domestic capital investment and improving interest margins on overseas loans. Final profit reached an all-time high.
[List of Liberal Democratic Party submissions posted] Abe faction and Nikai faction Diet members' political funding issue
In response to issues surrounding factional political funding parties, the Liberal Democratic Party submitted materials to the Constitutional Democratic Party on the morning of the 5th specifying the members who represent each political group. The documents include the name of the political organization that corrected the income and expenditure report, the name of its representative, and the amount of expenditures that were corrected. It covers the three years from Reiwa 2 to Reiwa 4, and contains the names of current Diet members who belonged to the Abe faction's Seiwa Policy Research Group and the Nikai faction's Shimankai. . Below is a list of the members listed and their materials.
Demonstration experiment to encourage the use of public transportation, including a flat rate of 100 yen for streetcars and buses, Kumamoto
In an effort to encourage the use of public transportation, a demonstration experiment has begun on the 5th that allows passengers to ride buses and streetcars in Kumamoto City for a flat fee of 100 yen.
Incumbent Bukele declares victory in El Salvador presidential election
A presidential election was held in El Salvador in Central America on the 4th, and incumbent President Najib Bukele declared victory. The re-election of Bukele, who has dramatically improved security in a country once considered the worst in the world through heavy-handed anti-gang measures that restrict the constitution, could have an impact on other countries in Latin America where violence is seriously endemic. there is.
“Earthquake, tsunami, and liquefaction will cause more damage?” Suzu City coast expert survey
In response to the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, a survey team made up of experts from the Japan Society of Civil Engineers visited the coastal area of Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, which was flooded by the tsunami, and investigated the damage situation. One expert said, ``It is possible that the earthquake was combined with the tsunami and liquefaction, causing more damage.''
Heavy snow warning for all of western Tama and parts of southern Tama in Tokyo
At 4:27 p.m., the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a heavy snow warning for all of western Tama and parts of southern Tama in Tokyo. It is the first time since February 10 of last year that a heavy snow warning has been issued in the Tama region, and the Japan Meteorological Agency is urging people to be careful about the impact on traffic.
Ishikawa Suzu ranch needs to rebuild cattle sheds to rebuild, securing funds is an issue
The ranch in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, which was damaged by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, is in a situation where it is necessary to rebuild the leaning cattle sheds in order to rebuild, and securing funds is an issue.
Decision to grant bail to Yoshitaka Ikeda, member of the House of Representatives; bail set at 15 million yen Tokyo District Court
On the 5th, the Tokyo District Court granted bail to Yoshitaka Ikeda, a member of the House of Representatives who was charged with making false statements in violation of the Political Funds Control Act in a case involving a political funding party run by a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party.His lawyer had requested bail. I made a decision. Bail is set at 15 million yen, and if the prosecutor does not file a quasi-appeal and the bail is paid, he will be released on bail.
Liberal Democratic Party surveys all affiliated members, results to be compiled early next week
On the 5th, the Liberal Democratic Party began conducting a survey of all its members to confirm whether there was party ticket income from factions that was not included in the income and expenditure report. We will collect the documents from the assembly members on the 8th of this week and compile the results early next week.
Table tennis: Women selected to represent Paris Olympics: Hina Hayata, Miu Hirano, Miwa Harimoto
The table tennis players selected to represent Japan at the Paris Olympics have been announced, with Tomokazu Harimoto and Shunsuke Togami in the men's singles, Daito Shinozuka as the team member, and Hina Hayata and Miu Hirano in the women's singles team. Harimoto's younger sister, Miwa Harimoto, who is 15 years old, was selected as a member of the team.
Read this and remember!
Snow is expected to fall in Tokyo's 23 wards into the morning of the 6th, with 8 centimeters of snow expected. According to people in snowy countries, it's only a few centimeters. However, in the past, just a few centimeters of snow has repeatedly caused major traffic chaos in the Tokyo metropolitan area. The last time central Tokyo was hit by heavy snow was about two years ago. Let's look back on this time and prepare for the snow that is expected to come.
Toyota suspends operations at four domestic factories until February 9th due to certification fraud
Toyota Motor Corporation has announced that it will extend the suspension of operations on six production lines at four domestic automobile plants until the 9th of this month due to fraud in obtaining certification for engines produced by Toyota Industries.
Prime Minister's Member of Parliament Survey to be compiled early next week House of Representatives Budget Committee
Substantive deliberations on the new fiscal year's budget bill began on the 5th at the House of Representatives Budget Committee. Prime Minister Kishida announced his intention to compile the results of a survey of all affiliated members of the Liberal Democratic Party early next week regarding the issue of political funding by factions of the Liberal Democratic Party.
[Weather Forecaster Commentary] Is it snowing in central Tokyo? What time should I be careful?
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 through the morning of the 6th, mainly along and in the mountains, and snow is expected to accumulate in some flat areas, including Tokyo's 23 wards. Weather forecaster Kimitoshi Sato explains how snow will fall in the future. (Broadcast on the news at noon on the 5th) [Video: 1 minute 44 seconds] *Cannot be viewed on data broadcast.
Four opposition party national relations committee chairs and others “The materials submitted by the Liberal Democratic Party are insufficient in content”
The chairmen of the parliamentary committees of four opposition parties, including the Constitutional Democratic Party, discussed how to respond to the materials submitted by the Liberal Democratic Party. We have confirmed that we will be requesting submissions.
“Postal and package delivery will resume after March” Wajima Suzu Noto Town Anamizu Town
Regarding postal services in Wajima City, Suzu City, Noto Town, and Anamizu Town in Ishikawa Prefecture, which were severely damaged by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, Japan Post has resumed delivery of letters and other mail and packages to households and businesses. We have summarized the outlook for next month.
Parts of expressways such as Tomei Expressway and Chuo Expressway begin "preventive road closures"
In order to prevent people getting stuck due to the effects of snow, expressway companies began ``preventive road closures'' in wide areas such as the Tomei Expressway and Chuo Expressway starting at noon on the 5th, where they close roads even before snow begins to accumulate in earnest.
US Secretary of State departs for Middle East visit to discuss cessation of fighting, release of hostages, etc.
The Israeli military announced on the 4th that it had discovered the office of the younger brother of Yahya Shinwar, the leader of the Islamic organization Hamas in the Gaza Strip, in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, underscoring the success of its attack on the Gaza Strip. Under these circumstances, U.S. Secretary of State Blinken departed from an air base on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., to discuss a cease-fire in the Middle East and the release of hostages.
NBA Suns Yuta Watanabe 7 points including 3-point shot
NBA = American professional basketball player Yuta Watanabe of the Suns came on as a substitute in the game against the Wizards held on the 4th and scored 7 points, including his first three-point shot in two months.
House of Representatives Budget Committee meeting delayed; ruling and opposition parties continue to discuss political funding issue
The Diet was scheduled to begin substantive deliberations on the new fiscal year's budget at the House of Representatives Budget Committee from 9 a.m. on the 5th, with Prime Minister Kishida and all cabinet members in attendance, but the Liberal Democratic Party faction's political funding party was scheduled to begin. The opening of the committee has been delayed due to ongoing negotiations between the ruling and opposition parties regarding the issue.
The 2026 Soccer World Cup final will be held on July 19th in New Jersey, USA.
The 2026 Soccer World Cup final, which will be co-hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico, will be held on July 19th in New Jersey, USA.
US Secretary of State Blinken departs for Middle East, talks on halting fighting in Gaza Strip, etc.
As negotiations continue toward a cessation of fighting in the Gaza Strip and the release of hostages, U.S. Secretary of State Blinken departed from an air base on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., for the Middle East on the 4th to consult with relevant countries. did.
“Where is he?” Ishikawa Wajima Searching for his younger brother whose whereabouts are unknown The older brother is watching over him
"My brothers and I didn't fight much, but this time I want to yell and say, 'Where are you?'" In Ichinose-cho, Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, he is watching over the search for his younger brother, two years younger, whose whereabouts are still unknown. The man who continued on spoke with regret. February 5th marks 5 weeks since the Noto Peninsula earthquake. In the disaster-stricken areas, there are still people waiting for their families whose safety is unknown.
Keisei Main Line and Narita Sky Access Line partially suspended due to overhead wire breakage
According to Keisei Electric Railway, the Keisei Main Line has suspended operation on the up and down lines between Senju-Ohashi Station and Ichikawa-Mama Station due to the broken overhead wire. In addition, the Narita Sky Access Line has suspended operation on the up and down lines between Keisei Takasago Station and Higashi Matsudo Station.
Israeli Prime Minister ``will not accept any deal'' including suspending fighting
Regarding negotiations over a cessation of fighting in the Gaza Strip and the release of hostages, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the 4th stated, ``We will not accept any deal,'' emphasizing his uncompromising stance and keeping Hamas in check.
Five weeks after the Noto Peninsula earthquake, more than 10,000 people in Ishikawa are still living in harsh evacuation conditions
February 5th marks 5 weeks since the Noto Peninsula earthquake. While recovery and reconstruction efforts have begun, including people moving into temporary housing, more than 10,000 people are still forced to live in harsh evacuation conditions.