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Main news(2024/05/17)


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Aki Sasaki had a career-high 12 strikeouts this season, allowed only one run in 8 innings, and did not win or lose.

2024-05-17 23:14:00
Pitcher Aki Sasaki of the professional baseball team Lotte had 12 strikeouts, his most this season, in a game against Nippon-Ham held at his home base, ZOZO Marine Stadium, on the 17th, and pitched the longest eight innings, allowing just one run. He pitched well, but could not win or lose.

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Dodgers Shohei Otani 2 at bats no hit [Q&A]

2024-05-17 21:50:00
Shohei Ohtani of the Major League Baseball Dodgers started the game against the Reds on the 16th, but had two no-hits.

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Chinese customs authorities suspend registration of Japanese fisheries facilities all at once this month

2024-05-17 20:49:00
Interviews with people involved revealed that in May, the Chinese authorities had suspended the registration of processing facilities and other facilities granted to Japanese fisheries industry operators all at once. Since there has been no explanation given to the Japanese side as to the reason, Japanese government officials say it is necessary to assess China's intentions.

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Is there a second wave of global food inflation? It also affects prices in Japan.

2024-05-17 20:44:00
Prices have gone up, prices have gone up, and so on... Against the backdrop of abnormal weather, the world is entering what could be called a "second wave of food inflation."

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Former makuuchi sumo wrestler Kotoemitsu retires from active wrestling and takes on the name ``Oguruma''

2024-05-17 20:43:00
Former makuuchi sumo wrestler Kotoemitsu retired from active wrestling and took on the old man's name ``Oguruma.''

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Israeli military steps up attacks on Rafah as concerns grow over deteriorating humanitarian situation

2024-05-17 19:52:00
The Israeli military, which continues its attacks on the Palestinian Gaza Strip, is preparing to intensify its attacks by dispatching additional troops to Rafah in the south, where many residents are taking shelter, and the international community is growing concerned about the further deterioration of the humanitarian situation. I am.

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Bringing smiles to everyone with a new device: ``Scary Manju'' turned into a picture book

2024-05-17 19:43:00
Books don't need pictures. I can't see, and I can't feel it even if I touch it. I thoroughly enjoyed reading a picture book about a girl who said such things. Not just the girls, but the whole family too. What kind of picture book is it?

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Local governments will purchase unsold housing in China and use it for low-income residents

2024-05-17 19:35:00
As a new measure regarding real estate, the Chinese government has announced a policy of having local governments purchase unsold homes and using them as housing for low-income people. The aim appears to be to support real estate development companies that are experiencing financial difficulties and to improve the real estate market.

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Two people die after eating poisonous plant similar to Gyoja garlic in Sapporo

2024-05-17 19:29:00
In May, it was discovered that two people in Sapporo had died after eating dog saffron, a poisonous plant similar to the wild vegetable Gyoja garlic, and the city is warning people not to eat plants that cannot be determined to be edible. Masu.

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Tokyo gubernatorial election: Shinji Ishimaru, Mayor of Akitakada, announces intention to run

2024-05-17 19:21:00
Shinji Ishimaru, mayor of Akitakada City, Hiroshima Prefecture, has announced his intention to run in the Tokyo gubernatorial election to be held in July.

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Mountain robbery: Footprints at all three crime scenes are very similar; two people arrested may be involved

2024-05-17 19:19:00
Interviews with investigators revealed that the footprints left behind in Tochigi, Nagano, and Gunma were very similar after a series of robberies occurred at homes in the mountains. Police are investigating the shoes in detail as they are suspecting that they are involved in a series of robberies.

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I couldn't eat sweets freely, but...

2024-05-17 19:15:00
Chocolate, potato chips, cookies... If you eat something that doesn't suit your constitution, your stomach will suddenly start hurting, and you won't be able to eat sweets freely. There are people who are suffering from such diseases. Do you know about IBD? (Network Reporting Department Reporter Ayari Suzuki)

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Gymnastics NHK Cup Shinnosuke Oka tops Kazuma Kaya 2nd, men's 1st day

2024-05-17 19:00:00
The first day of the men's NHK Cup gymnastics competition, which also serves as a selection for the Paris Olympics, was held on the 17th, with 20-year-old Shinnosuke Oka coming out on top. NHK will be broadcasting the women's competition on the 18th (Saturday) and the men's competition on the 19th (Sunday).

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Toyota unveils new driving system with “pedalless” steering wheel operation only

2024-05-17 18:15:00
Toyota Motor Corporation has unveiled a new driving system that eliminates the need for foot pedals and allows the car to be moved simply by operating the steering wheel with your hands. In addition to supporting the driving of people with leg disabilities, the system also has the advantage of increasing the driver's freedom in driving posture.

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Government to provide five new large patrol vessels to the Philippines, signing ceremony in Manila

2024-05-17 17:27:00
The Japanese government has decided to provide five new large patrol vessels to the Philippines, which is in conflict with China over territorial rights in the South China Sea, through yen loans, and a signing ceremony was held in the capital Manila.

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House of Councilors Political Ethics Committee decides to request 29 relevant members to attend and explain political funding issue

2024-05-17 16:22:00
The House of Councilors Committee on Political Ethics has unanimously decided to request the attendance and explanation of the 29 members who have not yet made excuses regarding the issue surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party. There is no deadline for responses, and future responses will be considered based on the wishes of each member of parliament.

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“North Korea fires several shots presumed to be short-range ballistic missiles” South Korean military

2024-05-17 16:16:00
The South Korean military's Joint Chiefs of Staff announced that North Korea launched several short-range ballistic missiles toward the Sea of ​​Japan from the vicinity of Wonsan in the eastern part of the country at around 3:10 p.m. on the 17th. did.

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Men's volleyball player Yuki Ishikawa holds press conference after transferring to Italy 1st division powerhouse Perugia

2024-05-17 16:16:00
Yuki Ishikawa, captain of the Japanese men's volleyball team, has decided to transfer to Perugia, a powerhouse in the Italian First Division. ``It's a big step up. I have a chance to reach my goal of becoming the best player in the world.'' He expressed his enthusiasm.

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Matsuyama: Man in his 20s arrested for stealing investigation materials from the Metropolitan Police Department; information may be leaked

2024-05-17 16:10:00
Investigators have learned that in April, a male suspect in his 20s was arrested by police for allegedly stealing a file containing investigative materials from the car of a Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department investigator who was on a business trip to Matsuyama City. I found out through the interview. The stolen files have not been found, and police are investigating the possibility that investigation information may have been leaked to outside parties through the suspect.

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Niigata Shibata Woman's murder defendant sentenced to life imprisonment following first trial Tokyo High Court

2024-05-17 15:21:00
After being sentenced to life imprisonment for assaulting four women one after another in Shibata City, Niigata Prefecture, resulting in the death of one, the Tokyo High Court was arrested and charged with another murder. He then handed down a sentence of life imprisonment.

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Metropolitan Expressway fatal accident: Metropolitan Police Department investigates transportation company; ``He took cold medicine'' statement

2024-05-17 14:45:00
The Metropolitan Police Department searched the transportation company in Kanagawa Prefecture where the arrested driver worked after a large truck crashed into a traffic jam on the Metropolitan Expressway in Saitama Prefecture, killing three people. In response to the investigation, the driver stated that he had taken cold medicine, so we will investigate whether this is related to the accident and also look into the driver's work status.

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Kobe City Board of Education employee commits suicide due to bullying among teachers; city ordered to pay compensation

2024-05-17 14:30:00
Five years ago, after an incident of bullying among teachers at an elementary school in Kobe City, including forcing them to eat spicy curry, was discovered, the city's board of education employee who was in charge of dealing with the incident committed suicide, and his family sued the city in court. The Kobe District Court ordered the city to pay 120 million yen in compensation for failing to appropriately respond to long working hours.

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Akita: Strong winds cause damage to homes, meteorological observatory dispatches staff to investigate

2024-05-17 14:03:00
The strong winds are causing damage to homes in Akita Prefecture one after another, and the Japan Meteorological Observatory is dispatching officials to Akita City, Oga City, and Katakami City to investigate the situation in detail.

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My Number information inquiry is not utilized Digital Minister “Identifies issues”

2024-05-17 14:00:00
Regarding the fact that the Board of Audit's investigation revealed that the personal information inquiry system based on My Number was not being used in many administrative procedures in local governments across the country, Digital Minister Kono said that through investigations into related ministries and agencies, After identifying the issues, he expressed his intention to work to improve the utilization of the system.

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Revised Road Traffic Law enacted to crack down on bicycle traffic violations with "blue tickets"

2024-05-17 13:49:00
The revised Road Traffic Act was passed and enacted on the 17th, which includes the introduction of so-called "blue tickets," which require bicycles to pay fines for traffic violations. The law will be enforced within two years and will apply to offenses such as ignoring traffic lights and driving while using a cell phone.

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Introduction of “joint custody” after divorce, revised Civil Code, etc.

2024-05-17 13:43:00
The revised Civil Code, which includes the introduction of ``joint custody,'' in which both father and mother have custody of their children even after divorce, was passed and enacted by a majority vote in a plenary session of the House of Councilors.

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Discussion begins on necessary legislation for introduction of Liberal Democratic Party's ``active cyber defense''

2024-05-17 12:59:00
The Liberal Democratic Party has begun discussions on the necessary legislation in order to introduce ``active cyber defense,'' which takes proactive measures to counter cyber attacks. We will organize issues and countermeasures, such as how to ensure consistency with the provisions of ``secrecy of communications'' guaranteed by the Constitution, and make recommendations to the government.

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Ranking of the richest athletes: Shohei Otani ranks 13th with 13.2 billion yen, American economic magazine

2024-05-17 12:58:00
On the 16th, the American business magazine Forbes announced this year's ranking of the richest athletes, and Dodgers player Shohei Otani came in 13th place with an income of $85.3 million, or approximately 13.22 billion yen in Japanese yen. He continues to be at the top of the baseball world last year.

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Yamagata Tsuruoka Warehouse roof blown off due to wind and other damage

2024-05-17 12:53:00
In Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture, the roofs of warehouses were blown off due to the wind, causing damage.

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“Net distribution becomes an essential service for NHK” Revised Broadcasting Law is enacted

2024-05-17 12:44:00
The revised Broadcasting Act, which makes the provision of programs over the Internet an essential service for NHK, was passed and enacted with a majority vote in the House of Councilors plenary session.

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China's April economic statistics: Industrial production is strong, but real estate investment continues to decline sharply

2024-05-17 12:22:00
China announced its main economic statistics for April, and while industrial production was strong, statistics showing consumption trends showed slow growth, and investment in real estate development continued to be significantly negative, raising concerns about the Chinese economy. It is a material.

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President Putin arrives in Harbin, aiming to impress with China and economic strengthening

2024-05-17 12:09:00
Russian President Putin, who has been visiting China since the 16th, arrived in the northeastern city of Harbin in the early hours of the 17th to attend an expo aimed at promoting trade sponsored by the two governments. This appears to be an attempt to give an impression of strengthening economic relations with China amidst the continued harsh sanctions imposed by Western countries and other countries.

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Ehime Ainan-cho ``Ishigaki no Sato'' Repair work progresses on stone wall that collapsed in the earthquake

2024-05-17 12:00:00
The 17th marks one month since an earthquake with a maximum seismic intensity of 6 lower was observed in Ehime and Kochi prefectures. The Todomari district of Ainan Town, Ehime Prefecture, which is affectionately known as the ``Ishigaki Village'' due to its beautiful scenery, suffered damage from the earthquake when the stone walls surrounding the village collapsed, but restoration work by the local preservation society is progressing smoothly. I'm here.

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Mountain robbery, withdrew money multiple times using the victim's card and escaped while using it

2024-05-17 11:42:00
Interviews with investigators revealed that cash was withdrawn multiple times using cards belonging to victims in Tochigi Prefecture during a series of robberies at homes in the mountains across the country. The car used by the two Vietnamese nationals who were arrested was headed to a base in Gunma Prefecture after the incident, and police are investigating the possibility that they fled while using the stolen cards.

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Linear tunnel construction well water level drop “Identify cause and explain” Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

2024-05-17 11:14:00
Regarding the problem of declining water levels in wells and other facilities near the tunnel construction site for the Linear Chuo Shinkansen in Gifu Prefecture, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Saito has called on JR Tokai to promptly investigate the cause and provide a thorough explanation to residents and others. I did.

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Ibaraki stink bugs expected to become even more prevalent as some people buy insecticides

2024-05-17 11:11:00
Stink bugs, a pest that is increasing in Ibaraki Prefecture, are expected to become more prevalent in the future, and an increasing number of people are purchasing insecticides at home centers in Mito City to prevent the problem at home.

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Para Athletics World Championships Men's 5000m visually impaired Kenya Karasawa wins bronze

2024-05-17 11:05:00
At the World Para Athletics Championships held in Kobe, Kenya Karasawa won the bronze medal in the men's 5000m visually impaired class final with a time of 15 minutes 3.25 seconds.

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Research using red light to slow the progression of myopia in children: “Slight improvement after six months”

2024-05-17 11:04:00
A group at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, which is conducting clinical research to slow the progression of myopia by shining red light into the eyes of children with severe myopia, found that in about half of the children, their myopia slightly improved after six months. We have compiled an interim report on this topic. The group says that there is no treatment approved in Japan for severe myopia, and that it is surprising that there was even a slight improvement.

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European Soccer Real Sociedad Takefusa Kubo assists the winning goal

2024-05-17 10:17:00
On the 16th, Takefusa Kubo of Real Sociedad, a soccer player in the Spanish First Division, provided the assist for the winning goal in a home match against Valencia.

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Tsubasa no Party representatives and three others arrested on suspicion of ``obstructing free elections'' Metropolitan Police Department

2024-05-17 09:18:00
In the by-election for the Tokyo 15th Ward of the House of Representatives held last month, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department accused the political group Tsubasa no Toi's camp of disrupting campaign activities by using loudspeakers to make speeches from other camps inaudible. Interviews with investigators revealed that three people, including the secretary general and representative who ran for election, were arrested on suspicion of ``obstructing freedom of elections'' under the Public Offices Election Act.

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Russia expels British military attaché in retaliation

2024-05-17 09:16:00
In response to the British government's expulsion of a Russian military attaché this month for spying, Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on the 16th that it would expel a British military attaché based in Moscow in retaliation. did.

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North Korea's Kim Yo Jong denies exporting weapons to Russia

2024-05-17 09:14:00
Regarding the fact that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been inspecting the manufacturing status of weapons one after another, and there is a view from South Korean experts that his move is with exports to Russia in mind, The secretary's sister, Kim Yo-jong, issued a statement denying the incident.

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UN official says ``war on women'' leaves 6,000 mothers dead in Gaza Strip

2024-05-17 09:06:00
A senior official from UN Women, a United Nations organization that supports the improvement of the rights of women and girls around the world, told NHK that it is estimated that 6,000 mothers have died in the Gaza Strip, where Israeli military attacks continue, and many children have lost their parents. ``This is truly a war against women,'' he said.

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Israel to dispatch additional troops to Rafah; countries rush to respond

2024-05-17 08:21:00
Israel's Defense Minister Gallant, who continues to attack the Palestinian Gaza Strip, has announced that he will send additional troops to Rafah in the south, where many residents are taking shelter. Meanwhile, amid concerns that the humanitarian situation will further deteriorate, the US military has set up a floating pier on the coast of the Gaza Strip, and says it expects to begin bringing in aid supplies soon.

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Teacher arrested on suspicion of indecency at Disneyland while leading school trip

2024-05-17 08:03:00
On the afternoon of the 16th, a teacher at an elementary school in Kofu City who was leading a school trip at Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture, was arrested on suspicion of indecent assault after allegedly forcing his lower body against another female customer. The teacher denies the charges.

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Amendment to the Political Funds Control Act: Liberal Democratic Party plans to submit bill today, RDP plans to submit bill early next week

2024-05-17 07:02:00
Regarding the revision of the Political Funds Control Act, the Liberal Democratic Party plans to submit a bill independently to the Diet on the 17th, and the Constitutional Democratic Party is also making arrangements to submit the bill at the beginning of next week. Deliberations on the bill and talks between the ruling and opposition parties are expected to begin from the middle of next week, marking the beginning of a full-fledged debate on political reform.

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Slovakia Prime Minister's shooting incident: Interior minister says it was politically motivated

2024-05-17 06:39:00
The shooting incident of the prime minister in Slovakia, in central Europe, was ``politically motivated,'' Slovakia's interior minister said, citing the motive as a reaction to the prime minister's suspension of military aid to Ukraine. I made my point of view clear.

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Judgment denying patents for AI inventions: “Inventors are limited to humans”

2024-05-17 06:10:00
In a court case in which there was a dispute over whether patents could be granted for AI inventions, the Tokyo District Court ruled against granting patents, stating that ``inventors are limited to humans.'' On the other hand, the current law does not anticipate the invention of AI and will cause many problems, prompting a debate in the Diet.

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A bill to revise the Civil Code, with the introduction of “joint custody” as its pillar, expected to be enacted today

2024-05-17 06:00:00
On the 16th, the House of Councilors Judicial Affairs Committee passed a bill to revise the Civil Code, including the introduction of ``joint custody,'' in which both father and mother have custody of their children even after divorce. The bill is expected to be passed and enacted at the House of Councilors plenary session to be held on the 17th.

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Mountain robbery: Were the two arrested involved in a series of incidents based in Gunma?

2024-05-17 05:59:00
A car very similar to the one used by two Vietnamese men who were arrested for attempting to withdraw cash using the victims' credit cards in a series of robberies at homes in the mountains across the country has been found in various locations around Gunma Prefecture. Interviews with investigators revealed that the suspect had traveled close to the robbery scene. Police suspect that the two men were involved in a series of robberies based in Gunma, and are investigating.

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More than 80% of purchasers hope to continue trial sales of emergency contraceptives as number of pharmacies increase

2024-05-17 05:39:00
In a test sale to see if emergency contraceptives, which prevent unintended pregnancies, can be sold properly at pharmacies without a doctor's prescription, more than 80% of those who purchased the drug said they wanted it to be sold at pharmacies in the future. The book has been published. The Japan Pharmaceutical Association, which is conducting the survey, plans to increase the number of pharmacies conducting trial sales in order to collect more data.

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