Children and Families Agency notifies childcare facilities of thorough safety measures while sleeping infants and children
After a 4-month-old boy died during sleep hours at an unlicensed childcare facility in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, the Children and Family Affairs Agency requested prefectures and local governments to prevent children from sleeping at childcare facilities under their jurisdiction. We have advised them to take thorough safety measures inside.
Noto Peninsula Earthquake Two minutes after the M7.6 earthquake, another M5.7 earthquake occurs Japan Meteorological Agency
Regarding last month's Noto Peninsula earthquake, the Japan Meteorological Agency announced that it has newly discovered that another earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 occurred two minutes after the magnitude 7.6 earthquake, and shaking with a maximum seismic intensity of just under 6 was observed in Ishikawa Prefecture.
Russian presidential election: former member of the State Duma who announced his candidacy is not allowed to run
On the 8th, the Central Election Commission found that some of the signatures of Nadezhdin, a former member of the House of Representatives who criticized Russia's invasion of Ukraine and is in the process of running for candidacy in Russia's presidential election to be held next month, were incomplete. It was decided that his candidacy would not be accepted.
A nun at a Tendai sect temple complains of sexual violence by the chief priest, investigation into facts, etc.
It has been learned that the Tendai sect will begin an investigation into the facts after a nun filed a petition to have the priesthood of the chief priest and two others revoked, alleging that the chief priest of a Tendai sect temple in Shikoku had sexually assaulted him over a period of more than ten years. I did.
Noto Peninsula Earthquake: At least 937 people evacuated outside of Ishikawa Prefecture from 30 prefectures
The number of people affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake who have evacuated from Ishikawa Prefecture and other prefectures to other prefectures, or who have decided to evacuate, is 937 people in 30 prefectures nationwide, based on the knowledge of local governments. I found this out in NHK's summary. Some disaster victims have complained of anxiety due to a lack of information regarding support from their local governments, and experts have pointed out that ``local governments should urgently create a system to share information.''
The car can no longer move...The judgment of the care worker who saved 6 people [Voices from the disaster area]
``Do your best, do your best, the tsunami is coming!'' The care worker continued to call out to the day care service user she was holding under her arm as she climbed up the hill. The tsunami was approaching the shuttle car we had just gotten off from. ``If I had run in the other direction, I might not have survived,'' said a female nursing care worker in Suzu City who survived the tsunami with her clients, looking back on those days.
Water leaks from contaminated water purification system at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant; valve may have been forgotten to close
On the 7th, a problem occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant where water containing radioactive materials leaked from a contaminated water purification system.The water leaked out because a manual valve that was supposed to be closed was open. TEPCO is now investigating the cause of the accident, thinking that the worker may have forgotten to close the valve.
Wajima Ishikawa A man who lost his wife and daughter has mementos that he will cherish for a lifetime
At the site in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, where a seven-story building collapsed in the Noto Peninsula earthquake, a man who lost his wife and 19-year-old daughter continued to search for mementos, and on the 7th, his wife gave him a surprise gift for her birthday. I found a watch. The man said, ``I will cherish it for the rest of my life.''
Vice-representative of Johnny's Sexual Assault Issue "Society of Stakeholders" meets with relief committee
On the 8th, the vice president of the "Society of Parties," which has been suing Johnny Kitagawa for his sexual assault, attended an interview with the relief committee set up by his office, considering the "lost profits" that could have been gained. We requested that the amount of compensation be calculated and that a psychological counselor be present during the interview.
Paris Olympics and Paralympics medal design announced using part of the Eiffel Tower
The Olympic and Paralympic Games will begin in Paris this summer. The design of the medal has been announced. Part of the tower that symbolizes Paris is used.
Shogi "Osho Tournament" 4th game Sota Fujii's 8th title defense for the first time this year
The fourth game of the "Osho Tournament", one of the eight major shogi titles, was held in Tokyo, where Sota Fujii (21 years old) defeated the challenger Tatsuya Sugai (31 years old) and defended his title for the first time this year. I accomplished it.
“Irregular spring labor” temporary workers and others “should receive a significant wage increase just like regular employees”
This year's spring labor movement focuses on raising the wages of non-regular employees in order to achieve sustainable wage increases, but part-time and temporary workers have come together to form an initiative called ``Irregular Spring Labor''. At the outset, he appealed for the need for significant wage increases similar to those for regular employment.
Former Unification Church collective mediation lawyer holds press conference, demands sincere response from church side
Over 100 former members of the former Unification Church, who are complaining of damage caused by large donations, are seeking refunds in a collective mediation, and the legal team supporting them held a press conference on the 8th and urged the church to resolve the matter as soon as possible. I once again asked them to take sincere measures to address this issue.
60-year-old man becomes third Japanese civilian to stay on ISS, contracts with US private company
A 60-year-old former advertising creator and photographer has announced that he has signed a contract with an American private company to become the third Japanese civilian to stay on the International Space Station. .
Nara Sakurai ``Miwa somen'' production peak season - chewy noodles during the cold season
In Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture, the production of the specialty Miwa Somen is at its peak.
Noto Town: Considering restoration of torii gate of traditional Abare Festival shrine
In the Noto Peninsula earthquake, the torii gate of a shrine where the traditional event ``Abare Festival'' is held in Noto Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, was also destroyed. In order to cover the cost of restoration, festival organizers are considering using crowdfunding.
Ishikawa Suzu new tsunami observation equipment installed, operational from 9th Japan Meteorological Agency
The Japan Meteorological Agency has installed new observation equipment in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, where it has become impossible to observe tsunamis due to the uplift of the ground caused by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake. It is scheduled to begin operation from the 9th.
Prime Minister Kishida meets with political reform headquarters working team and instructs discussion to restore trust
Prime Minister Kishida met with the chairperson of the working team set up under the Liberal Democratic Party's "Political Reform Headquarters" in response to issues surrounding factional political funding parties, and discussed the regulation of political funding in order to restore trust in the party. He instructed them to proceed with discussions on matters such as legal revisions and party reform.
Education Representative Maehara ``Public Representative Tamaki should take responsibility'' after withdrawing from the trigger clause
Maehara, representative of the Association for the Realization of Free Education, said in response to the Democratic Party of Japan's decision to withdraw from negotiations with the ruling party over the ``trigger clause'' that would suspend the taxation of the additional portion of the gasoline tax. I think we need to take some precautions since we said we would take the risk,'' said Tamaki, expressing his belief that responsibility should be taken.
Kagawa Tokushima Wasakeura Dam First water intake restrictions begin due to decline in water storage rate
The first round of water intake restrictions began on the 8th due to a decline in the water storage rate of Waseda Dam, the main water source for Kagawa and Tokushima prefectures. In conjunction with this, a signboard calling for water conservation was installed at the Kagawa Prefectural Office.
Bear enters Akita warehouse, 24-hour vigil remains in place for two days
More than two days have passed since a bear entered the warehouse of a shipping company on the outskirts of Akita City on the 6th. The bear has not been caught in a trap set up in a warehouse and cannot be captured, and a 24-hour vigil continues. Under these circumstances, with the damage caused by bears at an all-time high, local governments in Hokkaido and Tohoku have asked the national government to add bears to the list of "designated birds and animals under management," along with sika deer and wild boars, and the national government will cover the costs of capturing and researching them. I requested that they be included in the support. In response to the request, a study committee of the Ministry of the Environment decided on the 8th to present a countermeasure policy regarding whether to add it to the list of ``designated managed birds and beasts.''
Figure Valieva claims “drugs mixed into doping dessert”
CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) has ruled that Kamila Valieva, a female figure skater who was suspended for four years due to a doping violation discovered at the Beijing Olympics a year ago, was diagnosed with heart disease. It has been revealed that the grandfather claimed that the medicine he was taking was accidentally mixed in when he prepared the strawberry dessert.
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Moriyama: Former Unification Church's election support “Unable to confirm fact of request”
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Moriyama said that regarding the report that he received election support from the former Unification Church in the last House of Representatives election, he has reiterated that he cannot confirm the fact or activities that he requested, and that he intends to continue fulfilling his duties. I emphasized.
Volunteer activities start today in Ishikawa Noto Town from inside and outside the prefecture
Volunteers gathered from inside and outside the prefecture began their activities on the 8th in Noto Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, which was severely damaged by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake.
Nikkei Stock Average rises by more than 600 yen following remarks from Bank of Japan Deputy Governor
On the Tokyo stock market on the 8th, the Nikkei average stock price was over 600 yen as buying orders were placed as Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Uchida announced the outlook to maintain an accommodative financial environment even if negative interest rates are lifted. Prices are rising.
Bank of Japan Deputy Governor “maintains accommodative financial environment even if negative interest rate policy is lifted”
Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Uchida gave a speech in Nara City, stating that the probability of achieving the 2% price target, which is a condition for changing large-scale monetary easing measures, is gradually increasing, and tentatively lifting the negative interest rate policy. However, he expressed his intention to maintain an accommodative financial environment.
Gunma dog bites 12 people injured, owner says he was trying not to run away
On the 7th of this month, a total of 12 people, including 9 elementary school students, were bitten and injured by a dog in Isesaki City, Gunma Prefecture, but the dog's owner responded to an interview and said, ``I was trying to keep the dog from running away.'' I am truly sorry," he said, apologizing.
Suzu Ishikawa: Interior of temporary housing opened to the public before move-in begins tomorrow
In Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, which was severely damaged by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, the interior of temporary housing was opened to the public on the 8th, ahead of the start of occupancy on the 9th.
Approximately 703,000 criminal offenses were recognized in the past year, an increase of over 100,000 compared to the previous year.
The National Police Agency released the crime situation for the past year, and of these, the number of criminal law crimes was approximately 703,000, more than 100,000 more than the year before. The National Police Agency states that ``the crime situation is in a severe situation,'' with the number of fraudulent remittances targeting online banking and the number of child abuse notifications reaching an all-time high.
Last year's current account surplus exceeded 20 trillion yen, nearly twice as much as the previous year
The current account balance, which shows how much money Japan earned from overseas trade and investment, had a surplus of more than 20 trillion yen last year, and the surplus was due to the soaring energy prices coming to an end and the amount of imports decreasing. The amount has nearly doubled from the previous year.
North Korea claims to have ``overwhelming military power'' on military founding anniversary
On the 8th, the anniversary of the founding of the military, North Korea claimed in the official newspaper of the Workers' Party of Korea that it has "overwhelming military power that can reliably deter imperialists' war plans," and announced the He emphasized his confrontational stance towards the country.
Fukui Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 Smoke from turbine building No injuries
On the morning of the 8th, smoke was observed coming from the turbine building at Japan Atomic Power Co.'s Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 in Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture, where decommissioning work is underway. So far, no fire has been confirmed at the scene, and the Japan Atomic Power Company and the fire department are investigating the situation.
NY Dow Jones Industrial Average hits new all-time high
On the 7th, the New York stock market saw an increase in buying orders due to expectations for future corporate performance, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to a new all-time high.
Noto Peninsula Earthquake: 35 crimes took advantage of the disaster last month, Ishikawa Prefectural Police
The Ishikawa Prefectural Police Headquarters has revealed that 35 crimes, including burglaries, that took advantage of the disaster were confirmed in the Noto Peninsula earthquake-affected areas over the past month. Police have decided to step up enforcement efforts through patrols in the disaster-stricken areas.
Nankai Trough mega-earthquake Basic plan review considering postponement
In preparation for the Nankai Trough mega-earthquake, the government had planned to review the national basic plan, which sets the goal of reducing the number of deaths by 80%, by this spring, but it is likely to be postponed due to the impact of the Noto Peninsula earthquake. We learned through interviews with those involved that consideration is underway.
``Support subsidy system'' to counter declining birthrate: Over 90% of the burden will be paid by people under 74, including the working generation
In order to secure financial resources to combat the declining birthrate, the government has decided to provide financial support to those under 74 years of age, including working-age people, through the "support money system" collected through public medical insurance, including the burden paid by employers. We are making adjustments in the direction of asking for about 90% of the total burden.
Israeli Prime Minister ``Victory is in sight'', rejecting Hamas's proposals such as ceasefire?
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu held a press conference on the 7th and stated, ``Complete victory in the war in the Gaza Strip is just around the corner,'' emphasizing his intention to continue military operations aimed at annihilating Hamas. In response to these comments, multiple Western media outlets, including Reuters, reported that Prime Minister Netanyahu rejected a proposal from the Islamic organization Hamas to suspend fighting and release hostages.
Soccer player Iniesta visits Japan and speaks to the victims of the Noto Peninsula earthquake
Andres Iniesta, a former Spanish national soccer player who played for J1 side Vissel Kobe until last year, came to Japan and spoke about his feelings for the victims of the Noto Peninsula earthquake in an interview with NHK.
Signature regarding the former Unification Church: Ritsumeikan, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Moriyama, is being pursued
Regarding the relationship with the former Unification Church in the last House of Representatives election, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Moriyama explained that he may have signed the ``Recommendation Confirmation'', which is effectively a policy agreement, without fully reading the contents. The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan plans to further pursue him, saying that he is unfit to serve as the minister in charge of requesting the order to disband the religious group.