Kitakyushu City to establish "Gen Z Division" in April, focusing on youth support, etc.
Kitakyushu City announced that it will create a new "Generation Z Division" through organizational reforms in April, and will focus on supporting young people.
US consumer price index in January rose 3.1% compared to the same month last year
Last month's consumer price index in the United States was released, and it increased by 3.1% compared to the same month last year. Although the rate of increase was lower than the previous month for the first time in two months, it was slightly higher than market expectations. There is a view in the market that the Federal Reserve (Fed) will begin lowering interest rates at its next meeting in March or the following May, and it is likely that more attention will be paid to economic indicators such as prices and employment that will be announced in the future. is.
New York market Yen depreciation accelerates, falling to the 150 yen level to the dollar for the first time in about 3 months
At the New York foreign exchange market on the 13th, the yen depreciated, and the yen exchange rate temporarily fell to the 150 yen level to the dollar for the first time in about three months since last November.
Saga Mayor of Kanzaki arrested for giving out bidding information for hometown tax donation PR business
The mayor of Kanzaki City, Saga Prefecture, was arrested on suspicion of violating the Government Collusion Prevention Act for providing information about the city's consulting company in advance regarding a contract to promote the city's hometown tax donation program. Ta.
Prime Minister Kishida served 864 days in 14 days, equaling former Prime Minister Yoshiyuki Suzuki
Prime Minister Kishida acknowledged that his term in office was on a par with that of former Prime Minister Yoshiyuki Suzuki, who was his senior from the faction he came from, and that he never thought about how long he would be in office, as he devoted himself every day to tackling domestic and international issues. I showed it.
Former Liberal Democratic Party Policy Research Council Chairman Hagiuda: “Income and expenditure report has not been examined yet and remains unclear”
Former LDP Political Affairs Research Chairman Hagiuda made a comment explaining that the scrutiny of expenditures had not been completed in response to criticism from opposition parties that his revised political funds income and expenditure report contained many "unknown" entries. I issued.
Chinese pickled quail eggs falsely sold as ``domestic'' documents sent to prosecutors
The president of a food-related company in Zushi City, Kanagawa Prefecture, was referred to the prosecutor's office on suspicion of violating the Food Labeling Act for selling pickles made with Chinese quail eggs by falsely claiming they were "domestic." He is said to have denied the charges against him.
Adachi Seiwa Shinkin Bank and Toei Shinkin Bank final negotiations aiming for merger in 2025
It has been revealed that Adachi Seiwa Shinkin Bank, headquartered in Adachi Ward, Tokyo, and Toei Shinkin Bank, headquartered in Katsushika Ward, are in final negotiations with the aim of merging in 2025. If this happens, it will be the first merger of Shinkin banks in Tokyo in about 19 years since three Shinkin banks became the Tama Shinkin Bank in 2006. The movement to reorganize Shinkin Banks in a bid to survive, which has begun not only in regional areas but also in Tokyo, is expected to accelerate further in the future.
JR rail cable cut, causing damage to approximately 150 locations on 2 lines, Yamaguchi
Copper cables attached to rail joints on two JR lines in Yamaguchi Prefecture were cut and taken away, affecting service.The damage was estimated to reach approximately 150 locations on the two lines. I learned this through an interview with JR West.
Died after falling ill while on business trip; company found responsible; ordered to pay compensation of over 48 million yen
Eleven years ago, in 2013, a company employee from Kitakyushu fell ill and died on a business trip to Saudi Arabia. His family and others are seeking compensation, claiming that the company neglected its duty to ensure safety and caused him to suffer from heatstroke. In the lawsuit requested, the Kokura Branch of the Fukuoka District Court acknowledged the company's responsibility, stating that the company had "allowed the workers to work without measuring the heat index," and handed down a judgment ordering them to pay more than 48 million yen in compensation.
Reducing support from outside the disaster-stricken area: How to secure “local medical care” The challenge is
It has been about a month and a half since the Noto Peninsula earthquake. Support is changing as people return to their daily lives. In the medical field, support from outside the disaster area is gradually decreasing. The issue is how to secure medical care in the region.
Experiment using liquid nitrogen at 4 elementary schools in Kochi; 33 children suffered from mild frostbite
In an experiment class using liquid nitrogen held at four elementary schools in Kochi City, a total of 33 children complained of mild frostbite and skin pain after coming into contact with liquid nitrogen. I did.
Political party support rate: 44% say they don't support a political party. NHK poll shows some are leaving political parties behind.
Support ratings for each party in February. "Liberal Democratic Party" 30.5%, "Constitutional Democratic Party" 6.7%, "Japan Restoration Party" 3.1%, "Komeito" 3.2%, "Communist Party" 2.1%, "People's Democratic Party" 1.3%, "Reiwa" 1.1% said ``Shinsengumi,'' 0.2% said ``Social Democratic Party,'' 0.7% said ``participation parties,'' 0.1% said ``a party we can all create,'' and 44.0% said ``I don't particularly support any political party.''
NISA “More than 1 in 5 adults use” investment trust inflow of nearly 1.3 trillion yen
February 13th is ``NISA Day'', which is a pun on the date. ``NISA is becoming accepted by the public as a means of stable asset accumulation,'' Suzuki, the Minister in charge of Finance, said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on the 13th, evaluating ``NISA'' as follows. NISA is now said to be used by more than one in five adults. We interviewed them about the current situation and future trends. *There is a link at the end of the article to "Easy to understand explanation of the basics of the system"
Kishida Cabinet “support” 25% “disapprove” 58% What is your evaluation of the political funding issue?
According to an NHK public opinion poll, the number of people who said they "support" the Kishida cabinet decreased by 1 point from the January survey to 25%, while the number of people who said they "did not support" increased by 2 points. It was 58%.
Unseasonable temperatures nationwide: Sapporo's temperature exceeds 10 degrees for the first time in 55 years in mid-February
On the 13th, warm air flowed in across the country, resulting in unseasonably high temperatures similar to those seen in March and April, and in Hokkaido, Sapporo had record-breaking temperatures for mid-February, exceeding 10 degrees Celsius for the first time in 55 years. Temperatures are expected to be significantly higher than normal through the 15th, and areas with heavy snowfall should be careful of avalanches caused by melting snow.
More than 867 million yen in relief donations to Toyama Prefecture to be distributed to households whose homes were damaged
So far, more than 867 million yen has been donated to Toyama Prefecture due to the Noto Peninsula earthquake, and the prefecture plans to distribute it to households whose homes were damaged starting next month.
Tokyo announces that cedar pollen will start scattering from the 9th
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced that cedar pollen began flying around the city on the 9th of this month.
Body of 17-year-old boy found murdered in Lake Hamana; investigation headquarters set up in Shizuoka
According to the police and fire department, the body of a 17-year-old boy was found at Lake Hamana in Arai-cho, Kosai City, Shizuoka Prefecture on the afternoon of the 9th of this month. According to investigators, there were marks on the body that appeared to have been beaten by someone. The scene of the incident was Lake Hamana, about 1 km southeast of Washizu Station on the JR Tokaido Line, and police announced that they would set up an investigation headquarters as they believed the boy had been murdered. We will hold a press conference at Kosai Police Station from 5pm on the 13th to explain the details.
Domino's Pizza apologizes for video of employee inappropriate behavior, considers legal action
Domino's Pizza Japan, a major pizza chain, has apologized after a video of inappropriate behavior by an employee at a store in Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture was posted on social media. Legal action is also being considered against the employees involved.
Unseasonably warm ski resort will be closed this weekend, Niigata Joetsu
Due to the lack of snowfall this winter, some ski resorts in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture, are experiencing a lack of snow, and the city that manages the ski resorts is predicting that if the snow decreases even further due to the unseasonably warm weather that started on the 13th, the ski resorts will be closed as early as this weekend. There is a possibility that the business may be suspended.
“Grandma from Wajima” encouraged me the night before, saying, “Do your best on the exam.”
This is Yoshiko Tagami (77) from Wajima City, who was called ``Wajima Grandma'' by her grandchildren. She always served her favorite food, curry, and the day before the earthquake, she encouraged her grandchildren who were about to take their entrance exams. When he said goodbye to his girlfriend's mother, who had been with him just a few hours ago, his eldest son Hiroki said, ``Thank you for everything. That's all I could say.''
Osaka/Kansai Expo “In case of cancellation, participating countries will need to compensate” Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Regarding the Osaka/Kansai Expo to be held next year, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Saito has acknowledged that if it is cancelled, it will be necessary to compensate the participating countries.
Selection of final disposal site for “nuclear waste” Publication of draft of “literature survey” report
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 was made public, and the entire area of Suttsu Town and a part of the southern end of Kamienai Village were indicated as candidate sites for the next stage of the survey.
Daihatsu President Okudaira and Chairman Matsubayashi to resign following certification fraud scandal
Daihatsu Motor Corporation has announced that President Soichiro Okudaira will step down from his position on March 1st due to the issue of fraudulent acquisition of national certification. Masahiro Inoue, Toyota Motor Corp.'s Central and South America Division General Manager, will be his successor as president. Daihatsu will reform its management structure, with Chairman Atsushi Matsubayashi also retiring from his position. This issue has temporarily halted production at all automobile factories in Japan, and both parent company Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation are reviewing the group's businesses, including the small car business.
Secret Secretariat expenses: More than 46 million yen spent in the two weeks before handover “no expenditures to individuals”
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi revealed that about 46 million yen was spent in the two weeks before taking over from former Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno in December of last year regarding so-called confidential secret funds, but denied that any money was spent on Mr. Matsuno personally. explained.
Liberal Democratic Party political funding issue survey results: 82 incumbent members not listed, etc.
In response to issues surrounding factional political funding parties, the Liberal Democratic Party conducted a survey of all affiliated members and found that 82 current members of the Diet reported that their faction's party ticket income was not recorded or inaccurate in their income and expenditure reports. I told the opposition party that there was a statement that said. All of these are members of the party who were previously known to the party due to corrections to their income and expenditure reports, and the hearings were completed last week.
Government support measures for disaster-affected households “Carefully expand target areas” Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Takemi
Regarding the government's support plan to provide up to an additional 3 million yen to elderly households in Ishikawa Prefecture that were affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, some are calling for the support to be extended to include Toyama Prefecture. Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Takemi expressed his cautious view on expanding the target area, noting that the scale of damage varies by prefecture.
Shooting at New York subway station, 1 dead, 5 injured, suspect flees
On the 12th, a shooting occurred at a subway station in New York, USA, leaving one person dead and five injured, and police are investigating the whereabouts of the suspect who fled.
Letter of recommendation from organizations related to the former Unification Church: “I don’t remember” by Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Moriyama
Regarding whether he received a letter of recommendation from an organization affiliated with the former Unification Church during the last House of Representatives election, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Moriyama reiterated, ``I am clearly stating that I do not remember.''
Ishikawa Noto Town Government begins accepting applications to cover part of housing repair costs
On the 13th, Noto Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, began accepting applications for the "Emergency Repair System," in which the government covers part of the repair costs for houses damaged in the Noto Peninsula Earthquake.
Four opposition parties agree to request Abe faction leaders to attend political ethics committee meeting
The heads of the parliamentary committees of four opposition parties, including the Constitutional Democratic Party, will meet, and executives from the Abe and Nikai factions will attend the Political Ethics Review Board and make excuses in order to clarify the actual situation regarding the political funding parties of factions of the Liberal Democratic Party. We agreed to ask them to do so.
Temperatures are expected to rise due to unseasonably warm conditions. Be careful of avalanches.
On the 13th, warm air flows across the country and temperatures rise, making it unseasonably warm. Temperatures are expected to rise further after this, and areas with heavy snowfall need to be careful about avalanches caused by melting snow.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology instructs the Nagoya City Board of Education to investigate the facts surrounding money and property issues
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology will investigate the facts and take appropriate measures regarding the issue of the Nagoya City Board of Education receiving money and goods from teachers and other organizations along with a list of teachers to recommend to the school principal every year. I instructed them to do so.
Israel releases video of hostage rescue to promote rescue by increasing pressure
The Israeli military has released footage of the rescue of two hostages in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. While the Israeli government has indicated that it is preparing to carry out a ground operation against Rafah, it is also believed that it is aiming to emphasize that increasing military pressure on the Islamic organization Hamas will lead to the release of the hostages.
Darvish enters 13th year ``I'm making adjustments so that I can enter the season healthy''
Padres pitcher Yu Darvish, who is entering his 13th season as a Japanese pitcher in the major leagues, was interviewed at the campsite and expressed his enthusiasm, saying, ``First of all, I want to make adjustments so that I can enter the season in good health.''
Tokyo Komae house burnt down, 1 person dead, 1 person in critical condition
On the morning of the 13th, there was a fire that completely destroyed a house in Komae City, Tokyo, and one person who lived in the house, believed to be an elderly man, died, and another man is unconscious and in critical condition.
President Biden starts using ``TikTok,'' but use is prohibited in government agencies
President Biden, who is seeking re-election in the US presidential election, has started using the new video-sharing app TikTok in his campaign. However, the Biden administration has prohibited government agencies from using the app, which is run by a Chinese company, due to concerns about information leaks, and there have been criticisms of its use in the election campaign.
Logistics “2024 Problem” Amendment bill to make it mandatory to formulate plans to improve logistics efficiency decided
In order to address the logistics problem of 2024, where there are concerns about a shortage of transportation capacity due to stricter regulations on overtime work for truck drivers, the government is taking measures such as requiring related businesses to formulate plans to improve logistics efficiency. The Cabinet meeting on the 13th approved a bill to amend the law to include this.
Trump: “NATO member countries that do not have sufficient military spending will not defend themselves”
Regarding former US President Donald Trump's statement that NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) member states will not defend themselves if they do not pay sufficient military costs, leaders of European member states said, ``This will only benefit Russia.'' There was a series of criticisms.
US Secretary of Defense cancels visit to Belgium, meeting will be held online
U.S. Secretary of Defense Austin has canceled his planned visit to Belgium this week due to his hospitalization, and is expected to participate online in a meeting between the West and the United States to discuss military aid to Ukraine.
Stock price rose by more than 600 yen at one point, the highest level since February 1990 during the bubble period
On the 13th, the Tokyo stock market, the Nikkei Stock Average, rose by more than 600 yen at one point to the 37,500 yen level. This was the highest level during trading hours in 34 years since February 1990 during the bubble period, and was the highest since last Friday. Recently, stock prices have been strong in the United States and Japan, and buy orders have been pouring in for a wide range of stocks since the start of trading.
January corporate price index growth rate 0.2%, 0% level for 3 consecutive months
The January corporate goods price index, which measures the prices of goods traded between companies, grew by 0.2% compared to the same month last year. The growth rate has been in the 0% range for three consecutive months, and the movement to pass on prices due to the soaring prices of energy and raw materials has come to a halt.
Shohei Otani free batting outdoors [Q&A]
On the 12th, the fourth day of camp, Shohei Otani took part in his first free batting session outdoors. He displayed powerful batting with 10 of his 21 swings over the fence, showing that he is making a smooth recovery from surgery on his right elbow.
Israeli army ground operations in Rafah? Evacuated residents move to evacuate again
Israeli forces rescued two hostages in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on the 12th, while health authorities in the Gaza Strip said at least 67 people were killed in the Israeli attack. As the Israeli military prepares to carry out ground operations in Rafah, fear is rising among those evacuated to Rafah, with some seeking refuge elsewhere.
Nearly 1.3 trillion yen flows into new NISA investment trusts, the highest level in about 16 years
The Financial Services Agency has designated February 13th as ``NISA Day,'' a pun on the dates. Last month, when NISA, a preferential tax system for individual investors, was expanded, the inflow of funds into investment trusts (excluding ETFs) (exchange traded funds) increased by nearly 1.3 trillion yen, reaching the highest level in approximately 16 years. We have come up with an estimate that it is.
Temperatures are rising and unseasonably warm, so be careful of avalanches caused by melting snow.
As warm air flows in, temperatures are expected to rise across the country on the 13th, making it unseasonably warm. In areas with a lot of snow, you need to be careful about avalanches caused by melting snow.
Liberal Democratic Party Working team to consider revisions to the Political Funds Control Act Discussions begin
In response to issues surrounding factional political funding parties, the Liberal Democratic Party will begin discussions on the 13th with a working team that will consider amending the Political Funds Regulation Act. On the other hand, the opposition parties, including the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, plan to call for a ban on corporate and group donations based on proposals put together by each party.
A special pig designed for organ transplantation into humans is born for the first time in Japan
A group including a venture company from Meiji University has succeeded in producing a special pig developed in the United States whose organs are intended to be transplanted into humans using cloning technology, and the first piglet in Japan was born. announced.