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Main news(2024/03/18)


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Otani plans to resume throwing as soon as he returns to America, director reveals

2024-03-18 22:41:00
Major League Baseball's Dodgers manager Roberts revealed regarding Shohei Ohtani's future rehabilitation as a pitcher that he plans to resume throwing after returning to the United States from South Korea.

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Badminton Akane Yamaguchi "Shidamatsu" pair and others are guaranteed to participate in the Paris Olympics

2024-03-18 22:23:00
Women's singles player Akane Yamaguchi, who both finished runner-up at the British Open badminton, and women's doubles pair Chiyo Shida and Nami Matsuyama have secured their spots at the Paris Olympics.

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Taliban announces “Pakistan airstrike kills 8 people”; concerns over deterioration of relations

2024-03-18 22:21:00
The Taliban, an Islamist group that holds power in Afghanistan, has announced that neighboring Pakistan has carried out an airstrike across the border, killing eight people. Pakistan claims that extremist groups are based in Afghanistan and carry out terrorist activities within the country, and there are concerns that relations may deteriorate.

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29 years after the sarin gas attack on the subway, the bereaved family files a request for restitution, etc.

2024-03-18 22:05:00
Ahead of the 29th anniversary of the Aum Shinrikyo subway sarin attack, in which 14 people died and approximately 6,300 were affected, the bereaved families have submitted a request to the government to encourage recovery and recurrence of the damage. We called for efforts to prevent this.

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Dodgers play against South Korean national team before opening series; Otani has no hit

2024-03-18 22:05:00
The Dodgers of Major League Baseball played a game against the Korean national team from the 20th ahead of the opening series to be held in Seoul, South Korea, and Shohei Ohtani had no hits in three at-bats.

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Supreme Court argument in June seeking compensation from former Unification Church

2024-03-18 21:49:00
The Supreme Court has decided to hold arguments in June in a case in which former believers in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture and their families are seeking compensation from the church for suffering damage from large donations from the former Unification Church. This is the first time that a case involving solicitation and donations by a religious organization has been heard by the Supreme Court, and the decisions of the first and second instance courts, which rejected the lawsuit, may be reconsidered.

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Kagoshima Prefectural Police Personal Information Leak Issue; Many Other Internal Documents Leaked?

2024-03-18 21:10:00
In response to an issue in which personal information, including the names of the parties involved in four cases, including sexual assault cases, had been leaked outside the Kagoshima Prefectural Police Headquarters, the prefectural police announced on the 18th that similar internal documents containing a large amount of other personal information had been leaked. It was revealed that there was a high possibility that the information had been leaked, and General Manager Akiaki Nogawa apologized.

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Kenjiro Shinozuka dies, first Japanese overall winner of Paris-Dakar Rally

2024-03-18 20:19:00
Kenjiro Shinozuka, a world-renowned rally driver who lived in Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture and was the first Japanese to win the overall victory at the Paris-Dakar Rally, passed away from pancreatic cancer at a hospital in Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture. He was 75 years old.

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KDDI makes domestically produced AI developer a subsidiary and enters business for companies etc.

2024-03-18 20:15:00
KDDI has announced that it will acquire shares in Eliza, a startup company from the University of Tokyo that develops domestically produced generative AI, and will make it a subsidiary. The company announced last week the completion of Japan's largest domestically generated AI, and will enter the business for companies and local governments by making it a subsidiary.

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[Breaking news] Women's 100m breaststroke swimming race: Aoki 1st place, Satomi Suzuki 2nd place, advancing to finals

2024-03-18 20:14:00
The second day of the "one-shot" competition, which will determine the representative selection for the Paris Olympics, will include the women's 100-meter butterfly and men's 400-meter individual medley finals. It will be interesting to see if the first representative of this tournament will be chosen. Among these, the women's 100m butterfly final will be a battle centered around Rikako Ikee, who holds the Japanese record for this event and set good times in both the preliminary and semi-finals, and Mizuki Hirai, a young woman on the rise. that's right. We will provide you with breaking news about the race on the second night of the tournament. It will be broadcast on NHK General Television and is also available on NHK Plus.

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The prospect of resuming negotiations, including a cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hamas, remains uncertain.

2024-03-18 20:13:00
Negotiations aimed at cessation of fighting between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas are expected to resume on the 18th in Qatar, in the Middle East. On the other hand, the Israeli military conducted a military operation at Shifa Hospital, the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, and it is reported that dozens of people were killed or injured, and as the humanitarian situation has not improved, it is unclear whether the negotiations will make any progress.

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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant First detection of object that may contain nuclear fuel debris on water

2024-03-18 19:47:00
Tokyo Electric Power Company has released an image taken by a drone of the situation directly below the reactor at Unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The image shows for the first time that icicle-like objects that may contain melted "nuclear fuel debris" are attached to equipment that fell from the bottom of the reactor.

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Political funding issue: Prime Minister “In addition to sanctions against members of Congress, concrete measures to prevent recurrence will be accelerated”

2024-03-18 19:40:00
In the Diet, the House of Councilors Budget Committee held intensive deliberations regarding the issue surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, and Prime Minister Kishida believed that in addition to disciplinary action against the members involved, it was necessary to accelerate the implementation of concrete measures to prevent recurrence. was shown.

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Russian presidential election: President Putin wins by a landslide with nearly 90% of the vote

2024-03-18 19:40:00
In Russia's presidential election, voting continued until the 17th, President Putin won an overwhelming victory with nearly 90% of the vote. The 18th marks the 10th anniversary of Russia's unilateral annexation of Crimea in southern Ukraine, and President Putin is expected to flaunt his control over Crimea and reemphasize his intention to invade Ukraine.

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11 middle and high school students arrested for throwing raw eggs at police station during Mappo Game Ibaraki

2024-03-18 19:09:00
Eleven middle school and high school students living in Ibaraki Prefecture were arrested by the police for allegedly throwing raw eggs at a police station in Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Prefecture, during what they called the "Mappo Game" among their friends.

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10 years after annexation of Crimea, Ukrainian government official says: “Retake it as soon as possible”

2024-03-18 18:53:00
To mark the 10th anniversary of Russia's unilateral annexation, a high-ranking official in charge of Crimea policy in the Ukrainian government gave an exclusive interview to NHK, stating that Crimea is becoming Russified and that ``We must retake it as soon as possible.'' "We cannot do this," he said, calling for cooperation from the international community.

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Fact-finding survey

2024-03-18 18:31:00
March 18th is considered to be the "day of sleep" in spring. A group such as the University of Tokyo, which is conducting a large-scale project to investigate the actual state of children's sleep using wristwatch-shaped wearable devices, has released an interim report, showing that all grades, from elementary school to high school, are not getting enough sleep. I found that there is a trend.

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Truck overturns on Shuto Expressway due to strong winds; ``Yachibokori'' in Chiba

2024-03-18 18:18:00
On the 18th, strong winds blew across various regions, causing damage that appeared to be the result of this in Tokyo, Saitama Prefecture, and other areas.

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Former Social Affairs Reporter Fraudulent Billing Issue NHK Receives Full Reimbursement

2024-03-18 18:04:00
On the 18th, NHK received full reimbursement for a case in which a former reporter for the social affairs department of NHK's news bureau fraudulently claimed 7.89 million yen in expenses, including calling private meals and drinks part of the report. NHK also determined that the use of related taxis and other vehicles was fraudulent and required them to pay back 2.84 million yen, and NHK said, ``We will thoroughly implement preventive measures and work diligently to ensure that such a situation will never happen again.'' "

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Teruyuki, a former makuuchi sumo wrestler, retires and stirs up excitement in the sumo ring with his good movements and sprinkling of salt.

2024-03-18 16:38:00
Teruyuki, who has experience in the makuuchi sumo tournament and who excited the ring with his excellent movements and dynamic shio-maki, has decided to retire.

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High school baseball: Ishikawa's Seiryo wins against Tanabe and advances to the second round

2024-03-18 16:09:00
In the second match of the first day of the Senbatsu High School baseball tournament, Seiryo High School from Ishikawa defeated Tanabe High School from Wakayama, a 21st century participant, 4-2 and advanced to the second round.

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Okayama condominium construction site: 6 people trapped under formwork collapsed, 1 person in cardiac arrest

2024-03-18 15:00:00
According to the Okayama City Fire Department, just before 1 p.m. on the 18th, the fire department received a 119 call saying that ``the formwork had collapsed and about six people were trapped under it'' at an apartment construction site in Kita Ward, Okayama City. Six workers were caught in the concrete in this accident and were rescued, but according to police, one worker was in a state of cardiac arrest. The site is an area undergoing redevelopment on the east side of JR Okayama Station.

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A special fraud case in which a woman in her 70s was defrauded of over 200 million yen, Matsudo, Chiba

2024-03-18 14:58:00
A woman in her 70s living in Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture, received a false call from a man claiming to be a police officer saying that her bank account was being used for money laundering. Interviews with people involved in the investigation revealed that the scam was misused and more than 200 million yen was defrauded. Police are investigating this as a special case of fraud.

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Tokyo Koto Ward Mayor's Election First Trial: Former Ward Mayor Yayoi Kimura admits to charges

2024-03-18 14:20:00
The first trial of former Ward Mayor Yayoi Kimura (58), who is accused of bribery in violation of the Public Offices Election Act, was held regarding the April 2023 Koto Ward mayoral election in Tokyo. I acknowledged the content.

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[Updated from time to time] Hirofumi Shimomura attends the House of Representatives Political Ethics Review Committee What will he say?

2024-03-18 14:02:00
Regarding the issue surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, the Political Ethics Review Committee of the House of Representatives will soon give an explanation and question-and-answer session from Hirofumi Shimomura, a former chairman of the Political Affairs Research Council, who supports Abe. The focus will be on what kind of explanation will be given regarding the executive meeting held the year before yesterday in which the handling of kickbacks was discussed. The judging session will begin after 3:00 p.m., and we will keep you updated on the details.

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Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. president ``not aware'' of IAEA monitoring issue at Aomori reprocessing plant

2024-03-18 13:46:00
At a spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Aomori Prefecture, the president of the company, Japan Nuclear Fuel, attends a Nuclear Regulation Authority meeting to discuss an issue where the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) was temporarily unable to carry out monitoring operations due to equipment lights going out. ``What I didn't realize was that there were so many points of surveillance.''

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High school baseball: Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei wins against Kanto Daiichi, goes to overtime, goes to second round

2024-03-18 13:45:00
Senbatsu High School Baseball started at Koshien Stadium, and in the first game immediately after the opening ceremony, Aomori's Hachinohe Gakuin Kosei High School won against Tokyo's Kanto Daiichi High School 5-3 after an 11-inning tie-break, advancing to the second round. I moved on.

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Former childcare worker arrested for molesting another child in Sumida, Tokyo for the fourth time

2024-03-18 12:39:00
A 27-year-old former childcare worker who was arrested and charged with molesting a child at a licensed nursery school in Sumida Ward, Tokyo, was re-arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department for molesting another child.

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Noto Peninsula Earthquake 50,000 yen donation per person Applications accepted at counters in 6 municipalities Ishikawa

2024-03-18 11:57:00
Regarding the donations received for the Noto Peninsula earthquake, Ishikawa Prefecture has decided to distribute 50,000 yen per person to all residents of the six cities and towns that suffered the most damage, and applications will begin to be accepted at the counter from the 18th. I did.

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Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting to consider lifting negative interest rate policy

2024-03-18 11:55:00
The Bank of Japan will hold a monetary policy meeting for two days starting on the 18th. Within the Bank of Japan, there is a growing view that the spring wage increase rate has reached the highest level in 33 years, and that the environment is ripe for a change in large-scale monetary easing measures, and that the meeting will consider lifting the negative interest rate policy. .

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Political funding issue: Prime Minister Kishida: “Disciplinary measures for related members will be decided during the current Diet session”

2024-03-18 11:50:00
In the Diet, intensive deliberations were held in the House of Councilors Budget Committee, and the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan pressed for punishment of the members involved in the issue regarding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, but Prime Minister Kishida gave an explanation at the Political Ethics Committee. After confirming the above, he announced his intention to make a decision during the current Diet session.

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High School Baseball Senbatsu Opening - Composition of "Ima Arite" in memory of Shinji Tanimura

2024-03-18 11:05:00
Senbatsu High School Baseball started on the 18th at Koshien Stadium, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary since its opening this year, and the players from the 32 participating schools marched powerfully at the opening ceremony. In the second half of the article, we also provide the full text of the player oath given by Kosuke Hashiba, captain of Aomori Yamada High School.

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Daihatsu Shiga Plant resumes production of 3 models including “Rocky” for the first time in about 3 months

2024-03-18 10:50:00
Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. has resumed production of some vehicle models from the 18th at its Shiga factory in Ryuo-cho, Shiga Prefecture, which had been suspended due to the issue of fraudulent acquisition of national certification. It has been about three months since production resumed at this factory.

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Stock price temporarily rose by more than 800 yen; buy orders mainly related to exports such as automobiles

2024-03-18 10:12:00
At the beginning of the week, on the 18th, the Tokyo stock market and the Nikkei average stock price rose by more than 800 yen.

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Indian Navy announces “suppression of pirates who hijacked a cargo ship off the coast of Somalia”

2024-03-18 09:15:00
The Indian Navy announced that it has successfully subdued pirates who hijacked a cargo ship off the coast of Somalia in eastern Africa and evacuated the crew. As Yemen's Houthi rebels continue to attack ships in the surrounding waters, there are concerns that Somali pirates will take advantage of this and resume their attacks.

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[Breaking News] “Possible North Korean ballistic missile fell outside of EEZ”

2024-03-18 08:02:00
The Ministry of Defense recently announced that a possible ballistic missile was launched from North Korea. According to Ministry of Defense officials, the ballistic missile launched from North Korea appears to have fallen outside Japan's EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone). Vessels currently underway are urged to pay close attention to future information.

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Negotiations aimed at cessation of fighting to resume on 18th, emphasizing ground operations against Rafah

2024-03-18 07:09:00
Regarding negotiations between Israel and the Islamic organization Hamas, including a cessation of hostilities, Israeli media reported that a negotiating team is expected to depart for Qatar in the Middle East on the 18th, and negotiations are expected to resume from that day. Masu. However, Prime Minister Netanyahu has repeatedly emphasized his intention to launch a ground operation toward Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, and it is unclear whether the negotiations will make any progress.

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[Breaking news] Russian presidential election: Mr. Putin wins, state-run media, etc.

2024-03-18 06:15:00
Vote counting in Russia's presidential election was underway on the 17th, and the Central Election Commission announced that President Putin was far ahead of other candidates, and state-run media and other media outlets reported that he was expected to win. President Putin has been given a new six-year term, and is expected to continue and strengthen his current policy, including the invasion of Ukraine and a confrontational stance with the West.

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Liberal Democratic Party executive department plans to expedite concrete consideration of punishment of related members of political funding issue

2024-03-18 05:33:00
Regarding the issue surrounding the faction's political funding party, the Liberal Democratic Party's executive committee, following Prime Minister Kishida's instructions, plans to urgently consider concrete measures to punish the members involved. We do not want to impose a uniform punishment on the affected members, but we would like to take the strictest possible response to the faction leaders, considering the weight of their responsibility.

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Ministry of the Environment outsources research to three groups including Hokkaido University on health effects of PFAS

2024-03-18 05:07:00
The Ministry of the Environment has commissioned research into three groups, including Hokkaido University, to clarify the health effects of PFAS, some of which are considered harmful organic fluorine compounds.

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Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Meeting to consider lifting negative interest rate policy from today

2024-03-18 05:04:00
The Bank of Japan will hold a monetary policy meeting from the 18th. Within the Bank of Japan, there is a growing view that the spring labor wage increase rate has reached the highest level in 33 years, and that the environment is ripe for a change in large-scale monetary easing measures, and the Bank will consider lifting the negative interest rate policy at its meeting.

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