Former sumo wrestler Ichinojo's haircut ceremony Fans and officials mourn his retirement
A hair cutting ceremony for Itsunojo, a former sumo wrestler and makuuchi champion, was held in Tokyo, where fans and related parties mourned his retirement.
Digital Minister Kono: Lawmaker with undisclosed income: “Stop it as soon as possible”
Regarding the issue surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, Digital Minister Kono said, ``We need to put an end to it as soon as possible,'' and said that it is necessary to immediately clarify how to take responsibility for members who have not recorded their income. I emphasized the idea.
[Lotte Camp] Aki Sasaki has the lowest pitches in the camp with 21 pitches in the bullpen
On the 11th, the last day of the second season of Lotte's professional baseball camp held on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, pitcher Aki Sasaki practiced pitching in the bullpen for the fourth time in the camp, saying, ``I'm still getting better.'' I think it will come, so I want to do it without rushing."
Indonesian presidential election voting day is 3 days away
With voting day in Indonesia's presidential election, which is said to be the world's largest direct election, just three days away, the latest opinion polls show that Defense Minister Prabowo, who has declared himself the successor to incumbent President Joko Widodo, has a large lead. However, concerns are being raised about the regression of democracy due to past human rights violations and the history of the pairing of vice-presidential candidates.
Volleyball V1 “PFU” is fundraising for recovery support with Olympic gold medalist Kaoru Matsumoto
The last home match of the season for Volleyball V1 "PFU Blue Cats" was held, and after the match, the players, along with Olympic gold medalist Kaoru Matsumoto, a judo player, joined as a guest to support the recovery and reconstruction of the Noto Peninsula. We held a fundraising campaign.
“Isu 1 Grand Prix” Compete for mileage using office chairs in Nankan-cho, Kumamoto
A competition called the ``Isu 1 Grand Prix'' was held in a shopping district in Nankan-cho, Kumamoto Prefecture, where people sat on office chairs with wheels and competed for the distance they could run within a time limit.
“Ukraine's air defense capabilities will only last until March without support” US newspaper
Regarding Ukraine's air defense capabilities to protect civilians from fierce attacks from the Russian military, leading American newspapers have reported that the situation is dire for Ukraine, with a leading American newspaper reporting that it will only last until next month without new support from the West. it is continuing.
Israeli Prime Minister emphasizes “ground operations in Rafah” as concerns rise
In an interview with an American television station, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said, ``We will carry out an attack on Rafah,'' reiterating his stance to carry out ground operations in Rafah, the southernmost part of the Gaza Strip. If the attacks on Rafah, which is said to be home to more than 1 million people, intensify, further casualties will be inevitable, and there is growing concern from the international community.
Farewell party for former Speaker of the House of Representatives Hosoda held in his hometown Matsue
A farewell party for former Speaker of the House of Representatives Hiroyuki Hosoda, who passed away last November, was held in his hometown of Matsue.
[Breaking News Live Video] Fire extinguishing operations underway in Higashinakahama, Joto Ward, Osaka
According to the Osaka City Fire Department, a fire broke out in Higashinakahama, Joto Ward, Osaka around 5:40 pm on the 11th, and firefighting efforts are currently underway. Images from NHK's fixed cameras show flames and smoke rising high.
6-year-old girl who called for help in Gaza Strip confirmed dead
A 6-year-old girl who was stranded in a car that appeared to have been attacked by the Israeli military late last month in the Gaza Strip and whose safety was unknown after calling for help on the phone has been confirmed dead. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society strongly condemns the Israeli military, saying that an emergency worker who went to rescue the girl was also killed in the attack.
“Welfare evacuation shelters” that connect lives A series of facilities unable to accept evacuees
Welfare evacuation centers are places where elderly people, people with disabilities, and others who need support take refuge during disasters. It is an important place that connects the lives of people who are said to be vulnerable to disasters, but in the recent Noto Peninsula earthquake, many facilities were unable to open due to damage to their facilities and staff, or were unable to accept evacuees even if they opened. The issue is how to do that.
“Why did you die first?” To my brother [Voices from the disaster area]
This is a photo of Mitsuji who passed away. ``Wow,'' exclaimed her sister Toshiko Sonono, 80, as she held the photo and stared at it for a while. And she was gently stroking Mitsuji's cheek and head. His younger brother's home in Wajima City was engulfed by a landslide caused by the earthquake. "Mitsuji, I wanted you to send me there. Rest in peace."
Myanmar military announces conscription, perhaps to compensate for lack of soldiers
The military, which has been in power in Myanmar since a coup d'état three years ago, has announced that it will implement a conscription system that will require citizens to serve in the military. This appears to be aimed at making up for a shortage of troops amid a large-scale offensive by ethnic minority armed groups.
Snowboard World Cup Halfpipe Mitsuki Ono and Ruka Hirano win their respective events for the second consecutive season
The final of this season's halfpipe snowboarding World Cup was held in Canada, where 19-year-old female athlete Mitsuki Ono scored a high score and won her third victory, along with 21-year-old male athlete Ruka Hirano. This was the second time in two consecutive seasons that we won each event.
Saitama apartment burnt down, bodies of two people found, probably residents living alone
In the early hours of the 11th, an apartment building housing four families was burnt down in Saitama City, and two bodies were found. Police are working to confirm the identities of the residents, who are believed to be in their 60s and 80s.
Watanabe on transfer to NBA Grizzlies: ``I can definitely do it. I'm really looking forward to it.''
Yuta Watanabe, who was traded from the Suns of the NBA (American professional basketball team) to his old team, the Grizzlies, gave his first interview since the transfer and expressed his enthusiasm for his new position, saying, ``I'm really looking forward to it because I'm sure I can do it.''
Helicopter experiment for practical use of "flying car" Tokyo
In preparation for the practical application of ``flying cars'', which are being developed as next-generation vehicles, an experiment was conducted in Tokyo to investigate noise, wind effects, passenger flow lines, etc. using a helicopter instead.
The last day of the Sapporo Snow Festival is crowded with tourists
The Sapporo Snow Festival, a winter tradition in Sapporo, reaches its final day on the 11th, and Odori Park, the main venue, is crowded with tourists.
[Earthquake News] Earthquake intensity 4 in Suzu City and Noto Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, no risk of tsunami
At around 12:36 pm on the 11th, there was an earthquake in Ishikawa Prefecture with a seismic intensity of 4. There is no need to worry about a tsunami from this earthquake.
[Updated from time to time] UNRWA Executive Director expresses strong concerns over ground operations in Rafah
Regarding the Israeli military's intention to carry out ground operations in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, where more than 1 million people have fled, Lazzarini, Director-General of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, said: ``Residents now have nowhere to evacuate,'' he said, expressing strong concern. *We will keep you updated on developments regarding Israel and Palestine as of February 11, Japan time.
Cleaning up after the earthquake “I want to be careful about secondary disasters” after the block wall accident
On the 10th, an accident occurred in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture, where a man in his 60s who was working on cleaning up a building became unconscious and in critical condition after being trapped by a falling block wall.Recovery work is being carried out around the site. People said, ``I want to be careful about secondary damage.''
Minister of Economic Revitalization Shindo "mobilizes all policy measures to raise wages and supports the spring labor movement as much as possible"
In a Sunday debate on NHK, Shindo, the Minister in charge of economic revitalization, said in a Sunday debate on NHK that the government will mobilize all its policies to achieve wage increases that exceed the price increases that the government is aiming for. I showed it.
Israeli military airstrike on Rafah in southern Gaza Strip kills 44 people, including children
The Israeli military has reportedly carried out an airstrike on Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, where more than 1 million people have fled, killing at least 44 people, including children. Israel has indicated that it is preparing to launch a ground operation against Rafah, and other countries have strongly warned that it could lead to many casualties.
Day trip bus service to Ishikawa Wajima bathing facilities begins
In Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, where water supply continues to be cut off due to the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, day-trip bus service to facilities where you can take a bath in a hot tub began operating on the 11th.
Culling of about 13,000 chickens due to bird flu started at chicken farm in Minamisatsuma, Kagoshima
On the 10th, several dead chickens were found at a poultry farm in Minamisatsuma City, Kagoshima Prefecture, and genetic testing detected a highly pathogenic avian influenza virus. This is the ninth outbreak in the country at a poultry farm this season, and Kagoshima Prefecture has begun culling approximately 13,000 chickens raised at poultry farms.
Indonesian presidential election: Voting on the 14th of this month marks the final day of campaigning
Indonesia's presidential election, which will be held on the 14th of this month, has reached its final day of campaigning. The latest opinion polls show that Defense Minister Prabowo, who claims to be the successor to incumbent President Joko Widodo, has a large lead, and the world is focused on the outcome of the election in Indonesia, which has the largest population and economy in Southeast Asia.
Shohei Otani 2nd day of camp Adjusted by doing dashes outdoors
On the 10th, the second day of camp, Shohei Otani of the Major League Baseball Dodgers made adjustments by doing things like sprinting outdoors.
Impact of strong cold air: Atmospheric conditions become extremely unstable through the 12th
Due to the strong cold front, atmospheric conditions are expected to become extremely unstable in western and eastern Japan through the 12th. The Japan Meteorological Agency is warning people to be careful of lightning, tornadoes, strong wind gusts, and hail.
UNRWA Executive Director: ``We take this seriously'' and take action against suspected involvement in Hamas attack
On the 10th, Director General Lazzarini of UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees), which is responsible for supporting residents in the Gaza Strip, gave an online interview to NHK and revealed that some staff members were suspected of being involved in the Hamas attack last October. ``As an organization, we take this seriously and are taking prompt action.''
``Nuclear waste'' disposal site selected; draft of ``literature survey'' report finalized
This is the report of a literature survey conducted for the first time in the country in two towns and villages in Hokkaido in order to select a final disposal site for high-level radioactive waste generated from nuclear power generation, so-called "nuclear waste." The draft plan has been finalized, and interviews with related parties have revealed that the entire area of Suttsu Town and some areas in Kamoenai Village, excluding the area around the volcano, will be indicated as candidate sites for the next stage of the survey.
Research presentation on “Genes associated with mental disorders affect the development of brain neurons”
The National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology says they have discovered through experiments using mice that a gene, whose detailed functions have not yet been understood and is thought to be associated with various mental illnesses, influences the development of nerve cells in the brain. Presentations were made by groups such as the Center.
Prime Minister Kishida “We will definitely overcome the Noto Peninsula earthquake” National Foundation Day
Prime Minister Kishida released a message on National Foundation Day, stating that Japan's current development is based on the foundation built by the tireless efforts of each individual and the power of bonds between the people. They are determined to overcome this situation by combining the strength of the country.
[Updated from time to time] Russia military invasion of Ukraine (movements on February 11)
Russia's military invasion of Ukraine continues. Russian and Ukrainian forces continue to fight in various parts of Ukraine, and many civilians have fled the country. We will keep you updated on developments regarding the situation in Ukraine on the 11th (Japan time), including the situation of the battle and the diplomacy of the countries involved. (There is a 7 hour time difference between Japan and Ukraine, and a 6 hour time difference with Moscow, Russia)