Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Zhou Ting is wanted, Hong Kong police announce
Hong Kong police announced on the 6th that Mr. Chou Ting, a democracy activist who is staying in Canada, is wanted. Mr. Chou Ting was arrested four years ago on suspicion of violating Hong Kong's national security law and has since been released on bail, but he announced last December that he was staying in Canada. Hong Kong police accused him of violating the terms of his bail by failing to appear in court on the specified date, and said they would do everything in their power to pursue him.
Keidanren Chairman Tokura, Expo ``Failure to recognize the situation that will impede recovery and reconstruction''
Regarding the impact of the Osaka/Kansai Expo on the recovery of the areas affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, Keidanren Chairman Tokura stated, ``At this point, we are not aware of any situation that would impede recovery and reconstruction,'' and plans are being made for next year's event. We reiterated our intention to proceed with preparations as scheduled.
Taiwan TSMC officially announces construction of Japan's second semiconductor factory in Kumamoto Prefecture
On the night of the 6th, Taiwan's TSMC, the world's largest contract manufacturer of semiconductors, officially announced that it will build Japan's second semiconductor factory in Kumamoto Prefecture in collaboration with the Sony Group and others.
Matsue City plans to reduce the number of city buses running on weekdays by nearly 20% from April
Amid a series of reductions in bus service due to a shortage of drivers, Matsue City has announced a policy to reduce the number of city buses running on weekdays by nearly 20% from April this year. This is said to be in response to the so-called ``2024 problem,'' where regulations on overtime work for drivers will be tightened.
Nara Tomio Maruyama Tumulus is home to many valuable discoveries What's next after the serpentine sword and mirror?
A tumulus located in Nara City is home to many valuable discoveries, including the longest iron sword in ancient East Asia, and the city has discovered that most of the wooden coffins remained in the same shape as when they were buried. This was discovered through an investigation by the Board of Education. Metal detectors were also tested, and it is hoped that clues to the identity of the person buried in this coffin may be found.
[Many rankings] Household survey shows that other than gyoza are ranked number one in your city
The announcement of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications' ``Household Budget Survey'' is becoming a familiar occurrence around this time every year. Ramen and gyoza tend to get a lot of attention, but we actually researched 503 items. For example, Shizuoka city ranks first for ``tuna,'' Kagoshima city ranks first for ``shochu,'' and Aomori city ranks first for ``hot springs.'' I see. On the other hand, Hamamatsu City is the city that spends the most on rice, Aomori City spends the most on beer (a drink after a bath?), and Saitama City spends the most on clothes and beauty. The household budget survey reveals a different picture of the region than the ``No. 1 in Japan'' seen from the production area.
Schools and hospitals that support the local community voice concerns about reopening, but what are the challenges?
In Ishikawa Prefecture, school closures were lifted for all public elementary and junior high schools in the prefecture on the 6th of this month. However, challenges still remain, with some schools reopening using high school buildings. Schools are not the only issues facing the region. At hospitals in the disaster-stricken areas, some nurses are said to be retiring.
Lithium-ion battery caught fire on JR Yamanote Line train
According to the Tokyo Fire Department, just after 6 p.m. on the 6th, the fire department was notified that a lithium-ion battery had caught fire inside a JR Yamanote Line train that was parked on the platform at Ikebukuro Station. It was soon extinguished. All passengers were evacuated and no one was injured. Four lithium-ion batteries caught fire on the train, and the Metropolitan Police Department and fire department are investigating the situation in detail.
Ukraine's Minister of Veterans' Affairs has been effectively dismissed, with the aim of improving the war situation by reshuffling senior officials
The minister in charge of the treatment of veterans in Ukraine has submitted his resignation. This appears to be a de facto reshuffle as President Zelenskiy has mentioned the possibility of replacing several high-ranking officials, including the commander-in-chief of the military, and there are also speculations that he is aiming to improve the stalled war situation by reshuffling high-ranking officials. I am.
"Wajima Morning Market" will resume operations in Kanazawa in March as "Business Trip Wajima Morning Market"
The Wajima Morning Market in Ishikawa Prefecture, which suffered a large-scale fire during the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, has decided to reopen next month as the Wajima Morning Market in Kanazawa City.
Ishikawa Prefecture Disaster waste approximately 2.4 million tons Aiming to be processed by the end of March 2026
Governor Hase of Ishikawa Prefecture has revealed that the amount of disaster waste generated by the Noto Peninsula earthquake is estimated to be approximately 2.4 million tons for the entire prefecture, equivalent to seven years' worth of waste. The aim is to complete the treatment by the end of March 2026 by carrying out wide-area treatment that also utilizes facilities outside the prefecture.
Bank of Japan Governor Ueda intends to proceed with discussions on revising ETF purchasing policy
Bank of Japan Governor Ueda attended the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives and talked about the purchase policy of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as part of the large-scale monetary easing measures, saying, ``The 2% price target can now be seen in a sustainable and stable manner.'' ``We will consider whether it is advisable to continue the policy from time to time,'' he said, indicating his intention to proceed with discussions on the review of the negative interest rate policy.
[Explanatory video] 45 people killed in US military's "retaliatory measures" against pro-Iranian armed groups?
On the morning of the 3rd, Japan time, the United States announced that it had taken retaliatory measures for the attack in Jordan that killed three American soldiers in January. According to the report, the US military conducted airstrikes against the Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps operating in Iraq and Syria, as well as armed groups associated with it. The Iraqi government said 16 people, including several civilians, were killed in the airstrike, while Syrian human rights groups said 29 people were killed. There are voices of opposition from the countries involved. "International Reporting 2024" Caster Hideki Yui's commentary. (Broadcast on February 5th) *The video is 4 minutes 06 seconds long and cannot be viewed on data broadcasting.
Fire extinguisher containing PFOS, which has been shown to be harmful, has been installed at 30 facilities including parking lots owned by the Tokyo metropolitan government
Regarding the chemical substance ``PFAS'', when the Tokyo Metropolitan Government investigated the extinguishing agents in parking lots and office buildings owned by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, it found that 30 facilities had installed extinguishing agents that contained substances that were considered to be harmful. I understand that.
Company employee arrested for possession of fake Liverpool uniform for sale
A 39-year-old office worker was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Department on suspicion of possessing fake uniforms of the English Premier League team Liverpool for the purpose of selling. In response to the investigation, he stated that he had sold over 2,500 items over the past five years.
KDDI makes tender offer for Lawson shares and enters into joint management with Mitsubishi Corporation
It has been revealed that KDDI, a major telecommunications company, will make a TOB (tender offer) for the convenience store giant Lawson, aiming to acquire a 50% stake.
Approximately 10 orcas in Rausu Town, Hokkaido are unable to move, surrounded by drift ice
On the morning of the 6th, approximately 10 killer whales were found trapped in drift ice off the coast of Rausu, Hokkaido. Since it is covered in drift ice and cannot be approached, the town says it has no choice but to wait for the ice to break and escape.
Toyota 9-month group final profit: 3,947.2 billion yen, highest ever
Toyota Motor Corporation's group-wide financial results for the nine months from April to December last year were: ▽Operating revenue, which is sales, was 34,227 billion yen. ▽Operating profit, which represents profit from the main business, was 4,240.2 billion yen. ▽Final profit was 34,022.7 billion yen. It was 3,947.2 billion yen. Both were record highs for this period, and operating income exceeded 4 trillion yen for the first time. The main factors were an increase in sales of hybrid vehicles in all regions, as well as a weaker yen, which pushed up profits. Furthermore, the forecast for this fiscal year is ▽Operating revenue will increase from 43 trillion yen to 43.5 trillion yen ▽Operating income will increase from 4.5 trillion yen to 4.9 trillion yen ▽Final profit have been revised upward from 3.95 trillion yen to 4.5 trillion yen. If forecasts go as planned, it will be the first time that our final profit will exceed 4 trillion yen.
Grand Sumo Endo and others from Ishikawa pay a courtesy visit to Governor Hase in the disaster-stricken area
Sumo wrestlers Endo and Onosato from Ishikawa Prefecture returned to their hometown, which was severely damaged by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, and paid a courtesy visit to Governor Hase.
Kanto-Koshin: Heavy snowfall has passed its peak, but snow still accumulates. Be careful of falls and traffic impacts.
Heavy snow fell in the Kanto-Koshin region from the 5th to the morning of the 6th, and even though the peak has passed, there are still many places covered in snow. There have been a number of people who have fallen and been injured while walking, as well as car skid accidents, and the Japan Meteorological Agency is urging people to be careful about falls and the impact on traffic caused by snow and icy roads.
Kabukicho employee arrested for allegedly forcing prostitution on customers to collect accounts receivable
A female employee of a restaurant in Shinjuku's Kabukicho district was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a female customer and forcing her into prostitution in order to collect ``accounts receivable'' that had been used to pay for a female customer's food and drinks. The employee dressed as a man to serve customers at a host club-style store, charged the woman a large amount of money, and then forced her to wait on the street for prostitution. According to her investigation, she has denied the charges.
Income and expenditures from Mr. Matsuno's financial management organization faction not listed; income and expenditure report corrected
The financial management organization of former Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroichi Matsuno, who was elected to the Chiba 3rd District of the House of Representatives, did not record a total of 8.65 million yen in income from the Liberal Democratic Party's Abe faction in 2020 and 2021 in its political funds balance report. I corrected the income and expenditure report on the 5th.
A train and a passenger car collided at a railroad crossing in Osaka. Did the barrier go up just before it passed?
On the morning of the 6th, a train and a passenger car collided at a Nankai Electric Railway Koya Line railroad crossing in Nishinari Ward, Osaka. According to Nankai Electric Railway and other sources, none of the 10 passengers were injured, and the barrier that had been down just before the train passed went up. Nankai Electric Railway and the police are investigating the cause in detail.
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Moriyama: ``There was no request for election support, and activity reports could not be confirmed.''
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Moriyama explained that it was reported that the organization had received election support from groups affiliated with the former Unification Church, saying, ``There was no request for election support, and we were unable to confirm any activity reports.''
“Improve the usage rate of National Public Employees Myna Insurance Card” Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Takemi
It has been revealed that the usage rate of "Mina Health Insurance Cards" among national civil servants remains at just over 4%, and Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Takemi says that it is "too low" and plans to call for an increase in the usage rate through health insurance management organizations. was shown.
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications calls for securing fire brigade members for “important role in Noto Peninsula earthquake”
While the number of fire brigade members is decreasing across the country, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Matsumoto has called on local governments across the country to secure fire brigade members and improve local disaster prevention, as they played an important role in guiding evacuations and providing rescue during the Noto Peninsula earthquake. I did.
Expanding flash memory production to support Kioxia, etc., Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Saito
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Saito announced that the company has decided to provide new support for capital investments made at factories in Mie and Iwate prefectures by major semiconductor manufacturers such as Kioxia to expand production of cutting-edge flash memory. .
Last year's household budget survey: consumption per household was 293,997 yen, lower than the previous year for the first time in three years
According to the household budget survey for last year released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the amount spent on consumption by households of two or more people decreased by 2.6% from the previous year in real terms, excluding price changes. This was the first time in three years that the amount was lower than the previous year, and the average monthly consumption amount per household was 293,997 yen. On the other hand, the amount spent on consumption by households with two or more people in December last year was also made public, and it was 329,518 yen per household, which was 2.5% lower than the same month last year in real terms, excluding price changes. Ta.
Iran-backed militia group poised to continue attacks on US military bases
Iran-backed militias have launched new attacks on bases housing American troops amid growing local opposition to the US military's airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in retaliation for attacks that killed soldiers. claimed to have done so. They are also poised to continue their attacks, and there is no prospect of an end to the conflict.
Last year's real wages decreased by 2.5% compared to the previous year, and salary increases did not catch up with price increases
The real wage per worker last year decreased by 2.5% compared to the previous year. Although total cash wages increased, they were unable to keep up with the rise in prices, and real wages were negative for the second consecutive year.
[Ishikawa Traffic Impact] Railway, Air, Bus, Road (February 6th)
This is the impact of earthquakes and snow on transportation systems and roads.
One year after the Turkey-Syria earthquake, many people are living in temporary containers
June 6 marks one year since the Turkey-Syria earthquake that killed more than 59,000 people. While the handover of public housing has begun in some of Turkey's disaster-stricken areas, many people are still forced to live in temporary housing in containers, and there are many challenges facing reconstruction, such as a population outflow. .
Britain's King Charles announces he has been diagnosed with cancer and has begun treatment
The British royal family announced on the 5th that King Charles has been diagnosed with cancer and has begun treatment. Although the details of his medical condition have not been disclosed, he has said that he will refrain from performing any official duties in front of the general public for the time being.
Shohei Otani self-training at campsite
Major League Baseball player Shohei Ohtani of the Dodgers appeared at a campsite in Arizona and conducted voluntary training. He appeared to be sprinting and batting without worrying about his right elbow, which he had surgery on, and showed signs of a smooth recovery ahead of the camp starting on February 9th.
JR Chuo Main Line operations suspended between Takao Station and Fujimi Station to resume around noon
The JR Chuo Main Line has suspended service between Takao Station and Fujimi Station in Nagano Prefecture on the 5th due to a series of fallen trees, but according to JR East, service is scheduled to resume around noon on the 6th. .
Kanto-Koshin Snow falls even in flat areas. Snow peak has passed, so be careful of traffic effects.
As a low-pressure system moved along the southern coast of Honshu, heavy snow fell over a wide area in the Kanto-Koshin region, with snow falling even in flat areas. Although the peak of snow has passed, the Japan Meteorological Agency is urging people to be careful about the effects of snow and frozen roads on traffic.
Opposition party plans to seek amendments to the Political Funds Control Act House of Representatives Budget Committee
Questions will be held at the House of Representatives Budget Committee on the 6th, and opposition parties such as the Constitutional Democratic Party plan to request that the Political Funds Control Act be amended to ban donations from corporations and organizations. On the other hand, the Liberal Democratic Party has said that Prime Minister Kishida will implement the law revision during the current Diet session, and a working team set up within the party will proceed with specific consideration.
[Ishikawa water supply support information] Implemented in 9 municipalities including Wajima and Suzu
Information on water supply support scheduled for the 6th.
Traffic impact from heavy snow: Shutto Expressway, Tomei Expressway, etc. closed, JR operations suspended
Heavy snow has affected roads and traffic in Kanto-Koshin and other areas.