Reiko Fuchigami elected as the next president of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, the first woman to lead the legal triumvirate
In the election to choose the next president of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (Japan Federation of Bar Associations), attorney Reiko Fuchigami, former president of the Tokyo Bar Association, was selected. This is the first time that a woman has held the top position in the legal triumvirate of lawyers, prosecutors, and judges, and she expressed her desire to implement a system that allows couples to choose separate surnames.
Elementary and junior high schools in Wajima City will provide lunch from the 13th in preparation for resuming afternoon classes
Elementary and junior high schools in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, where classes are held only in the morning due to the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, will start providing lunch starting on the 13th in preparation for the resumption of classes in the afternoon.
Rail cable cut at JR “Possibly a sharp tool was used” Yamaguchi
More than 100 copper cables attached to rail joints were cut and removed on two JR lines in Yamaguchi Prefecture, affecting service. JR says that a sharp tool may have been used to cut it, and police are investigating the details of the situation, suspecting theft as the damage was widespread.
Wajima Elderly people who continue to evacuate at home in municipal housing need support, but it's ``okay''
Many elderly people live in municipal housing in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, and some of them continue to evacuate at home by themselves. Some elderly people have had their daily lives disrupted by the earthquake, but in some cases they have not asked for support, saying things like ``I'm fine,'' highlighting the difficulty in understanding support needs.
Man's body found inside burnt car in the mountains Otaki Town, Chiba
According to the Chiba Prefectural Police Headquarters, the body of a man was found inside a burnt out car in the mountains of Otaki Town on the 7th.
Chiba Mobara A group of three broke into two post offices one after another and stole 20 million yen in cash.
On the night of the 8th, three people broke into two post offices in Mobara City, Chiba Prefecture one after another and stole a total of 20 million yen in cash. Police believe the crimes may have been committed by the same group due to similar characteristics and are investigating the incident as a theft.
Shizuoka elementary school teacher forces three children to kneel on the ground; Board of Education considers response
Last month, it was learned that at an elementary school in Shizuoka City, a homeroom teacher told three children who had forgotten their homework, saying, ``If you want us to extend the submission deadline, do the same thing.'' The city's Board of Education is considering taking action against the school, citing inappropriate guidance.
Liberal Democratic Party Political Funding Issue Questionnaire Additional investigation required, missing information not confirmed
In response to the issue surrounding factional political funding parties, the Liberal Democratic Party conducted a survey of all its members to confirm whether they had party ticket income that had not been recorded in their income and expenditure reports. It was revealed that no omissions requiring further investigation were identified.
Intensive deliberations in the House of Representatives Budget Committee, relations with the former Unification Church, political funding issues, etc.
Intensive deliberations were held in the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives in the Diet, and there were debates over issues such as the relationship between Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Moriyama and the former Unification Church and the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, as well as foreign policy and agriculture.
JAL subsidiary violates national regulations in driving test within Haneda Airport restricted area
It has been revealed that when a subsidiary of Japan Airlines, which provides in-flight meals, conducted an in-house test for driving within the restricted area of Haneda Airport, employees who took the test were allowed to view the documents. These actions violate national regulations, and Japan Airlines commented, ``We apologize for causing an incident that undermines trust and safety.''
Chinese New Year from tomorrow: “Millions of yen” to undergo medical checkup, keen eye on real estate
The long Chinese New Year holidays will begin on the 10th, when medical examinations cost "millions of yen" and can be sold in Japan for apartments costing more than 300 million yen. Japan's health and real estate are currently attracting a lot of attention from China. It seems that not only the so-called "ultra-rich" but also the "middle class" are seeking Japan's "health" and "real estate."
Daihatsu compiles measures to prevent recurrence of certification fraud issue and submits to Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Daihatsu Motor Corporation has put together measures to prevent recurrence, including lengthening the vehicle development schedule due to the fraudulent acquisition of national certification, and submitted it to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism on the 9th. The company is considering reforming its management structure and reviewing its business together with its parent company, Toyota Motor Corporation.
Conductor Seiji Ozawa, known as the “Ozawa of the World”, dies at the age of 88
Seiji Ozawa, a conductor who was active in famous overseas orchestras and was praised as the ``Ozawa of the world,'' passed away from heart failure at his home in Tokyo on the 6th of this month. He was 88 years old.
“Legislation is needed to protect the rights of celebrities” including sexual harassment, celebrities hold press conference
As sexual damage and harassment in the entertainment industry has become a problem, celebrities, lawyers, and those who have complained of the damage held a press conference on the 9th, calling for legislation to protect the rights of entertainers.
Ito-Yokado will end operations at 17 stores in Hokkaido and other areas and withdraw from the region
As part of its structural reforms, major supermarket chain Ito-Yokado has announced that it will gradually close 17 stores in Hokkaido, Tohoku, and other areas, and withdraw from these regions. The company plans to transfer the business of more than half of these stores.
NHK new fiscal year budget and business plan submitted to the Diet
NHK's budget and business plan for the new fiscal year was submitted to the Diet on the 9th, along with opinions from Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Matsumoto.
Shikoku dog runs away while walking “Do not approach and report” Kanagawa Minamiashigara
On the evening of the 8th, a Shikoku dog that was being walked by its owner ran away in Minamiashigara City, Kanagawa Prefecture. In Isesaki City, Gunma Prefecture, on the 7th, a Shikoku dog bit and injured 12 people, including elementary school students, and police are asking anyone who finds the dog to not approach the dog and report the incident.
Okinawa Nago Mayor meets with Chief Cabinet Secretary to request a forum to dispel residents' concerns
Mayor Toguchi of Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture, where the U.S. military base Futenma will be relocated, met with Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi to discuss the city's efforts to dispel residents' concerns about traffic congestion and noise caused by the relocation work. We requested that the government establish a forum for direct consultation. In response, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi expressed his intention to proceed positively with consideration toward establishing the system.
Shizuoka Shin-Tomei Expressway Vehicle fire in tunnel, 1 injured
According to the police, a truck caught fire in the Kitanumakami Tunnel on the Shin-Tomei Expressway in Shizuoka City just before 4pm today, and smoke is still rising from inside the tunnel.
Toyota to resume operations at some factories from the 13th
Due to fraud in obtaining certification for engines produced by Toyota Industries, Toyota Motor Corporation has suspended six production lines at four domestic automobile factories, but announced that some of them will resume operations from the 13th of this month. did.
Kyoto Animation arson murder defendant Shinji Aoba appeals against death sentence
It has been revealed that Shinji Aoba, who was sentenced to death for setting fire to the Kyoto Animation studio and killing 36 employees, appealed the sentence on the 7th. The defendant's lawyer has already filed an appeal against the verdict handed down at the Kyoto District Court last month.
"Like" Hibo's defamation; Rep. Mizuami Sugita loses defamation lawsuit
In a case in which Liberal Democratic Party member Mizuami Sugita of the House of Representatives repeatedly clicked "like" on a tweet that was extremely defamatory of an individual, the Supreme Court ruled on the lawmaker's appeal by the 9th. The second instance judgment has been finalized, dismissing the case and ordering Rep. Sugita to pay compensation.
Hometown tax vending function at Haneda donates to Noto Peninsula earthquake affected areas
A hometown tax payment vending machine that allows donations to be made to the areas affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake was installed at Haneda Airport, and people could be seen using it before boarding their flights.
Earnings announcement peak for listed companies; more than half of companies increase profits due to yen depreciation, etc.
At the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the number of financial results announcements by listed companies reached their peak on the 9th. In addition to the weaker yen, a number of companies have been increasing their performance by passing on prices to products, etc., and more than half of the companies that announced increased profits.
Noto Peninsula Earthquake First introduction of long-term monitoring system for fatigue level of local government employees
In areas affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, a support team of experts including doctors is building a system to assess the level of fatigue of local government employees over the long term and take prompt measures to prevent their health from worsening, such as encouraging them to take time off. It was introduced for the first time.
Nankai Trough mega-earthquake: Basic plan review postponed due to Noto Peninsula earthquake
Regarding the country's basic plan to prepare for a Nankai Trough mega-earthquake, which aims to reduce the number of deaths by 80%, Disaster Prevention Minister Matsumura plans to postpone the review scheduled for this spring due to the impact of the Noto Peninsula Earthquake. revealed.
Prime Minister Kishida's political funding issue “Hurry to compile survey results”
At the government-ruling party liaison meeting, Prime Minister Kishida expressed his intention to interview relevant members of the Liberal Democratic Party who have been concerned about political funding by factions of the Liberal Democratic Party, and to urgently compile the results of a questionnaire survey of all affiliated members. Ta.
A new "Noto Reconstruction Office" will be established in Ishikawa Nanao, with the national government acting as a restoration agency for prefectural roads, etc.
In order to intensively proceed with recovery efforts following the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will establish a new ``Noto Reconstruction Office'' in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture, and will deploy approximately 15 employees.
Representative Izumi Ritmin “I would like to discuss the trigger clause with Representative Tamaki”
Representative Izumi of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan will jointly submit a bill in response to the Democratic Party of Japan's decision to withdraw from negotiations with the ruling party regarding the "trigger clause," which suspends the taxation of the additional portion of gasoline tax. Mr. Tamaki expressed his desire to discuss the matter, including what he would do.
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry urges ``everything to be done to ensure safety'' after water leaks from purification equipment at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
On the 7th, at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, water containing radioactive materials leaked from the exhaust port of a contaminated water purification system, and Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Saito requested that TEPCO investigate the cause and prevent recurrence. It has been revealed that the company has given instructions to take all possible measures to ensure safety, including:
“Support subsidy system” to counter declining birthrate: “No real burden” Kato Children’s Minister
Regarding the "support system" that is collected through public medical insurance in order to secure financial resources to counter the declining birthrate, Minister in charge of Children's Policy Kato said that by suppressing the social security burden rate through expenditure reform and wage increases, the overall burden will be effectively reduced. He emphasized that this should not occur.
"Wajima-nuri" lacquer processing factory also suffered major damage; union calls for donations for reconstruction
During the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, a processing factory that supplies lacquer used in Wajima City's traditional industry, Wajima Nuri, was also severely damaged. A union made up of business owners is appealing for donations to rebuild factories and support craftsmen.
Putin: ``There is no intention to expand attacks on countries other than Ukraine, U.S. should suspend support''
In an interview with a former anchor for a conservative American television station, Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized that he had no intention of expanding the attack to countries other than Ukraine, such as Poland. ``It is a fantasy that Russia will be defeated,'' the United States acknowledged Russia's superiority in the war situation and insisted that it should immediately stop aid to Ukraine.
Administrative guidance given to NTT West to prevent recurrence after more than 9 million pieces of personal information leaked
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications issued administrative guidance to NTT West on the 9th, instructing it to prevent a recurrence due to the illegal leakage of more than 9 million pieces of personal information at a subsidiary of NTT West.
U.S. Republican candidate selection Nevada caucus “Trump victory is certain”
ABC TV reported that former President Trump secured victory at the caucus in Western Nevada, the third round of opposition and Republican candidate selection for this fall's U.S. presidential election. Former U.N. Ambassador Haley, who is pursuing Trump, is not participating in the caucus, meaning Trump will win the delegates by default, further widening his lead.
Bank of Japan Governor Ueda once again emphasizes “maintaining accommodative financial environment” House of Representatives Budget Committee
Bank of Japan Governor Ueda attended the House of Representatives Budget Committee on the 9th and reiterated the idea that the accommodative financial environment will be maintained even if the negative interest rate policy is lifted.
Suzu Ishikawa Move-in to temporary housing begins
In Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, which was severely damaged by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, people began moving into temporary housing on the 9th.
Noto Peninsula Earthquake “Donation of unwanted cars” accepted for the first time in Tokyo
The Noto Peninsula earthquake not only caused damage to buildings, but also left many people unable to use their cars due to damage. An organization that lends cars to these people free of charge is appealing for donations of unwanted cars to use as funds for its activities, and the donation was held in Tokyo on the 9th.
Mexican national suspect arrested for smuggling 5kg of stimulants hidden in underwear etc.
A Mexican national suspect was arrested for smuggling over 5.4 kilograms of stimulants hidden in pockets hidden in his underwear. Smuggling incidents by so-called "couriers" are increasing at Haneda Airport, and the Metropolitan Police Department and Customs are strengthening border control measures.
Sota Fujii Eight Crowns “I want to play interesting shogi” for the “Kioh Tournament”
Sota Fujii Hachikan (21), who won one of the eight major shogi titles, ``Oshosen,'' extended his streak of consecutive title wins to ``20'' and became the number one player in history, held a press conference and held a press conference in Kanazawa on the 24th of this month. He expressed his enthusiasm for the Shogi Tournament held in the city, saying, ``I want to play shogi in an interesting way.''
Government decides to abolish the technical intern training system and establish a new "development work system"
The government has decided to abolish the technical intern training system and establish a new ``development work system.'' I am planning to submit a related bill to the current Diet session.
Gunma Isesaki dog bites 12 people without rabies vaccination
On the 7th, an interview with the city revealed that the owner of the dog that bit and injured 12 people, including elementary school students, in Isesaki City, Gunma Prefecture, had not received the legally required rabies vaccinations. I did. Police are investigating the incident on suspicion of negligent injury and violation of the Rabies Prevention Act.
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Moriyama's relationship with the former Unification Church: “We have severed ties and have given all explanations.”
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Moriyama announced on the 7th that he had additionally reported to the Liberal Democratic Party that he had attended a meeting of a group affiliated with the former Unification Church during the last House of Representatives election. He then stated, ``In any case, I have severed ties with the religious organization, and I would like to provide a thorough explanation,'' emphasizing his intention to continue fulfilling his duties.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi explains that “the former Unification Church’s “recommendation confirmation form” was not signed”
Regarding Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi's meeting three years ago with an official from a group affiliated with the former Unification Church, he did not sign a ``recommendation confirmation letter,'' which is a de facto policy agreement, and the church is I explained that I do not agree with any of the policies advocated.
“Is the decision favorable to Mr. Trump?” Supreme Court argument regarding eligibility for candidacy
Arguments were held at the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the eligibility of former President Donald Trump, who is seeking a comeback in the U.S. presidential election, and several judges in the U.S. expressed skepticism that he was not eligible to run. It is reported that the judgment will be favorable to Mr. Trump.
Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto undergo physical measurements the day before Dodgers camp-in
Major League Baseball Dodgers pitcher Shohei Ohtani and pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto participated in the team's physical measurements at the camp facility on the 8th, the day before they entered camp.
North Korea General Secretary Kim gives speech “Occupying South Korean territory in an emergency is the national policy”
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un gave a speech on the occasion of Armed Forces Memorial Day, stating that ``it is the national policy to occupy South Korean territory in an emergency,'' referring to South Korea as an enemy rather than a target for peaceful reunification. Under the policy of treating Japan as a nation, he emphasized that he would not hesitate to use military force.
President Biden will not prosecute over classified documents issue, difficult to prove due to age etc.
The special prosecutor has concluded that US President Biden will not be prosecuted over the discovery of confidential documents from his time as vice president in his home. In response, former President Trump, who is accused of improperly storing classified documents, denounced it as a "double standard."
Number of beds at four major hospitals in Oku-Noto region remains at 20% of pre-earthquake levels
As of the 4th of this month, four major hospitals in the Oku-Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture had only about 20% of the number of operational beds available before the earthquake due to water outages and staff shortages.
Expansion of employment insurance coverage to weekly working hours of 10 hours or more Cabinet decision
In order to enable people working part-time and part-time workers to receive unemployment benefits and childcare leave benefits, the government has expanded the scope of employment insurance to people who work 10 hours or more per week. The Cabinet on the 9th approved a bill to revise the Employment Insurance Act, which includes the expansion of the Act.
A bear that entered a warehouse in Akita was captured and confirmed to be in a trap.
According to Akita City, the bear that had entered the warehouse of a shipping company on the outskirts of Akita City three days ago on the 6th of this month was found to have entered a trap in a box set inside the warehouse around 9:30 a.m. on the 9th. This was confirmed by city officials. After this, Akita City and other cities decide to put the animals under anesthesia before transporting them from the warehouse.
Train window glass cracked, nearby water pipe damaged Shunan Yamaguchi
On the morning of the 9th, the window glass of a train running on the JR Sanyo Main Line in Shunan City, Yamaguchi Prefecture was cracked. At the time, water was spewing out from nearby water pipes toward the railroad tracks, and JR West is investigating the matter.
Nikkei Stock Average hits 37,000 yen level, the highest level in 34 years, due to rising US stock prices
On the 9th, the Tokyo stock market, the Nikkei average stock price rose to the 37,000 yen level. This is the first time in approximately 34 years that the Nikkei Stock Average has touched the 37,000 yen level during trading hours, since February 1990 during the bubble period. Buy orders have been placed on many stocks in response to the rise in stock prices in the New York market on the 8th and the depreciation of the yen in the foreign exchange market.
Paris Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee chairman under investigation by French authorities over compensation amount
It has been reported that Estingué, chairman of the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee, which will begin this summer, is the subject of an investigation by French authorities over his own compensation. President Estangue denies any wrongdoing on his part and has indicated that he will cooperate with the authorities' investigation.
Ginkgo biloba sent from Hiroshima escapes fatal damage from Chilean forest fires
At the National Botanical Garden, where most of the grounds were destroyed by a large-scale wildfire in Chile, where 131 people were confirmed dead, it was discovered that ginkgo trees sent from Japan had escaped fatal damage. This tree was grown from the seeds of ginkgo biloba that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and botanical garden staff say it is ``a hope for recovery.''
Google changes service name of generation AI to “Gemini” from “Bard”
American IT giant Google has announced that it will change the name of its generative AI service, which allows users to input questions and create answers in natural documents, to "Gemini" and add smartphone apps and paid plans. Competition in the development of generative AI is becoming increasingly intense.
NY Dow Jones Industrial Average hits record high for second consecutive day
On the New York Stock Exchange on the 8th, buy orders were placed as companies' financial results exceeded market expectations, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new all-time high for the second consecutive day.
President Zelenskiy announces change of commander-in-chief of Ukraine's armed forces
On the 8th, President Zelenskiy of Ukraine dismissed popular commander-in-chief Zarzhny and appointed a new commander-in-chief. As Russia's military invasion continues, it seems inevitable that the change in military commander-in-chief will have an impact on the war situation.
More than 100 cables on JR lines are cut, and operations are temporarily suspended Yamaguchi
Metal cables attached to rail joints were found to have been cut one after another on two JR lines in Yamaguchi Prefecture from the 7th to the 8th, leading to temporary suspension of service. I did. According to JR officials, more than 100 cables were cut, and the police are investigating after receiving a report from JR.
“Judge is skeptical of Trump’s candidacy despite his lack of qualifications” US media
Arguments were held at the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the eligibility of former President Trump, who is aiming for a comeback in this fall's U.S. presidential election. American media reported that the judge expressed skepticism about Trump being ineligible to run.
“Discovered increase in special immune cells in patients with autoimmune diseases” University of Tokyo, etc.
A group including the University of Tokyo has announced that patients with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, where the immune system attacks their own tissues, have an increase in the number of previously unknown special immune cells. . The group believes that this result will lead to the development of new treatments.
Women's Basketball Japan comfortably defeats Spain in first match of Paris Olympics final qualifying round
The final world qualifiers for women's basketball to qualify for the Paris Olympics began in Hungary, and Japan comfortably defeated the powerful Spain in the first match, 86-75, getting off to a good start as they look to qualify for their third consecutive Olympics.
44-year-old suspect arrested for hit-and-run on electric scooter Nagoya
On the 3rd of this month, a 44-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run after colliding with a man on an electric scooter on a street in Nagoya, causing serious injuries including a broken collarbone, and then running away. it was done. Upon investigation, the suspect admitted that he bumped into the suspect and left, but denied some of the charges.