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International Court of Justice orders interim measures for Israel to immediately halt Rafah attack

2024-05-24 22:51:00
On the 24th, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered interim measures requiring Israel to immediately stop attacks in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. Many residents have fled to Rafah, the southernmost part of the Gaza Strip, and a serious humanitarian crisis is unfolding. South Africa has asked a court to take interim measures against Israel, claiming that the attack will cause irreparable harm to the Palestinian people. I was requesting that you order.

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Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to conduct first investigation into insurance premium payment status of foreign residents

2024-05-24 21:44:00
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will conduct its first survey to understand the extent to which foreigners living in Japan pay insurance premiums and receive benefits such as pensions and medical care.

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Sekisui House customers' email addresses leaked due to cyber attack

2024-05-24 21:26:00
Sekisui House, a major housing manufacturer, has revealed that the email addresses of approximately 290,000 customers and employees were leaked following a cyber attack.

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Amazon-contracted delivery worker sues delivery company for overtime pay

2024-05-24 21:09:00
The law says it is illegal for outsourced delivery workers who deliver packages for online shopping giant Amazon to not be paid overtime, even though they work in the same way as directly employed workers. I filed a lawsuit seeking overtime pay against the company that undertook the work.

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Miyazaki District Court sentenced to prison sentence for former city council member involved in “Super Crazy-kun” campaign

2024-05-24 21:05:00
In a trial in which a former Miyazaki City Council member who went by the name Super Crazy-kun was accused of sexually assaulting a female acquaintance, the Miyazaki District Court ruled that ``The crime was vicious, and the woman suffered physical and mental damage.'' The consequences of suffering the victim was severe,'' and sentenced him to four years and six months in prison.

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Professional baseball giant Togo Togo achieves no-hitter

2024-05-24 21:04:00
On the night of the 24th, pitcher Togo Togo of the Giants of professional baseball pitched a no-hitter in the game against Hanshin, which was held at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture. He is the 89th person to pitch a no-hitter in professional baseball, the 101st time since then-Orix pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto achieved it on September 9 of last year, and the first time this season.

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Taiwan not invited to WHO annual meeting, appeals to be allowed to participate

2024-05-24 20:48:00
Taiwanese authorities have announced that they have not received an invitation to the World Health Organization's annual meeting scheduled for next week, and appealed for permission to participate. Countries such as the United States and Japan have reiterated their support for Taiwan's participation.

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Kanagawa prefectural police arrest under mistaken identity; another suspect hides stimulants in interrogation room

2024-05-24 20:46:00
Last November, a bag containing stimulants was found in an interrogation room at Hiratsuka Police Station in Kanagawa Prefecture, and it has been revealed that Kanagawa Prefectural Police mistakenly arrested him as belonging to a man in his 40s who was being interrogated at the time. The bag of meth was hidden by another suspect about a month and a half ago, and police apologized to the man.

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Takefusa Kubo not called up for Paris Olympics Japan Football Association

2024-05-24 19:48:00
Regarding Takefusa Kubo, who has been attracting attention as a member of the Japanese men's under-23 national soccer team that will participate in the Paris Olympics, the Japan Football Association has announced that he will not be participating in the Olympics, stating that he has "reached the conclusion that he will not be able to be called up." Ta.

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Soccer World Cup Asian 2nd round qualifying squad announced: 26 people selected including Kamata Suzuki

2024-05-24 19:13:00
The 26 members of the Japanese national team that will participate in the second round of the Asian Soccer World Cup in June have been announced, with Daichi Kamata, who plays for Lazio in the Italian First Division, returning to the national team, and 22-year-old Yuito Suzuki. 26 people were selected.

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Linear tunnel construction begins in earnest in Kawasaki City from the 27th JR Tokai

2024-05-24 19:11:00
Regarding the tunnel excavation work for the Linear Chuo Shinkansen, which is being carried out deep underground in major cities, JR Tokai has announced that it will begin full-scale excavation work at the site in Kawasaki City from May 27th. This is the first time that such construction work has been carried out in earnest on the Linear Chuo Shinkansen.

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Prospects for official approval of Avigan for the treatment of tick-borne infections SFTS

2024-05-24 18:54:00
On the 24th, an expert committee of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare approved the expanded indications for the use of the anti-influenza drug Avigan as a treatment for SFTS (severe fever thrombocytopenia syndrome), an infectious disease caused by tick bites. understood. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is expected to formally approve this drug in the future, and if approved, it will be the world's first treatment for SFTS.

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G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting opens with economic current situation and risks as themes

2024-05-24 17:37:00
The meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors of the seven major G7 countries began in Italy. Opinions are expected to be exchanged on topics such as Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the impact that China's overproduction of electric vehicles will have on the global economy.

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Kanagawa Zushi slope collapse accident lawsuit: Yokohama District Court dismisses family's lawsuit

2024-05-24 17:27:00
Four years ago, in 2020, a roadside slope collapsed in Zushi City, Kanagawa Prefecture, resulting in the death of an 18-year-old female high school student.The bereaved family blamed the prefecture's neglect of the dangerous slope. In a lawsuit in which the company sought compensation, the Yokohama District Court rejected the lawsuit, stating that ``it cannot be said that the company could have foreseen the impending danger.''

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Yamanashi Minami Alps 12 children suffered heatstroke during sports day practice, 6 of them were transported

2024-05-24 17:07:00
In the afternoon of the 24th, 12 children practicing for a sports day at an elementary school in Minami Alps City, Yamanashi Prefecture, complained of symptoms suspected of heatstroke, and six of them were treated at a hospital. In both cases, the symptoms are mild.

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“North Korea preparing to launch military reconnaissance satellite?” South Korean media

2024-05-24 17:05:00
South Korean news agency Yonhap News reported that South Korean military officials have confirmed that North Korea is preparing to launch a military reconnaissance satellite near Dongchan-ri in the northwest. Authorities in both the United States and South Korea are said to be increasing surveillance.

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Shinagawa mother and child 4 dead; divorce reached through mediation 3 days before incident; related investigation to begin

2024-05-24 16:52:00
Divorce between mother and father hospitalized for smoke inhalation after mother and three young children were found stabbed to death in a house on fire in Shinagawa, Tokyo Interviews with investigators revealed that mediation had taken place and the divorce had been finalized three days before the incident. The Metropolitan Police Department plans to wait for the father to recover before questioning him to see if there is any connection to the incident.

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Kindergarten shuttle bus collides with a passenger car, causing minor injuries to 6 children and others, Tottori Yonago

2024-05-24 16:37:00
Just before noon on the 24th, there was an accident in Yonago City, Tottori Prefecture, where a kindergarten shuttle bus collided with a passenger car, and six people, including five kindergarteners, were taken to the hospital. All injuries are believed to be minor.

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Massive landslide in northern Papua New Guinea kills over 100 people

2024-05-24 16:31:00
According to Australian public broadcaster ABC and others, a large-scale landslide occurred in the mountainous region of northern Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific early on the 24th, and more than 100 people may have died.

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JAF road service fee hike: Soaring equipment prices, fuel costs, etc.

2024-05-24 16:09:00
Fees for roadside assistance that respond to car breakdowns and other problems have been raised since last month. According to JAF/Japan Automobile Federation, this is the first time in 15 years since 2009 that prices for non-members have actually increased, excluding the consumption tax hike.

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Coral transplantation related to Futenma base relocation work: Government begins work on Oura Bay side

2024-05-24 16:00:00
Regarding the relocation of the U.S. military base Futenma in Okinawa to Henoko, Nago City, on the 24th, the government began transplanting coral on the Oura Bay side of the site scheduled for reclamation. This appears to be a response to the prefectural government's decision on the 23rd to permit transplantation with several conditions attached.

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Mastermind set up to hide Mt. Fuji: Mayor of Fujikawaguchiko Town makes ``difficult decision''

2024-05-24 15:48:00
On the 24th, the mayor of Fujikawaguchiko Town, Yamanashi Prefecture, which has installed a black curtain to hide Mt. Fuji as a countermeasure against the nuisance caused by foreign tourists who visit to take pictures of Mt. "We made this difficult decision in order to ensure a peaceful life for the residents."

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Students walk out of Harvard University graduation ceremony to protest against Israel

2024-05-24 15:14:00
Hundreds of students walked out of Harvard University's graduation ceremony in the middle of the ceremony to protest Israel's attack on the Gaza Strip and the university's response to pro-Palestinian demonstrations. Similar protests have taken place at other universities, demonstrating the deep-rooted opposition to Israel among American students.

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Shohei Otani's batting average is now 3.48 with record correction and continues to be top of both leagues

2024-05-24 15:01:00
Major League Baseball has corrected an infield hit by Dodgers player Shohei Ohtani on a safety bunt against the Diamondbacks on the 20th to be a pitcher's error. As a result, Otani's batting average has dropped to .348, but he remains at the top of both leagues.

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Representative Izumi Ritmin: “There will be no problem until the law banning political funding parties is enforced.”

2024-05-24 14:07:00
Izumi, the representative of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, said that while the party has submitted a bill to completely ban politically funded parties, party executives are planning to hold parties until the law comes into force. This idea was expressed.

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Is the specified alien species “white-legged frog” expanding in Tokunoshima? Kagoshima

2024-05-24 14:05:00
According to an interview with the Ministry of the Environment, the habitat of the white-legged frog, a designated invasive species, appears to be rapidly expanding on Tokunoshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture, which is registered as a World Natural Heritage Site. There is an urgent need to take countermeasures as it may have a negative impact on the unique ecosystem.

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NIPPO subsidiary requests investigation into materials delivered by other companies Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

2024-05-24 13:59:00
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has announced that NIPPO, a major road paving company, was using recycled materials mixed with used asphalt and other materials in construction work on national roads and expressways in various areas, contrary to the contract. The company has also delivered materials to construction companies other than NIPPO, and requested an investigation into whether the materials were being used for road construction by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in violation of the contract.

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4-year-old's burns caused by accidental application of nail glue in Osaka

2024-05-24 13:44:00
On the 19th of this month, a 4-year-old boy was exposed to a liquid containing superglue in a parking lot in Kawachinagano City, Osaka, and suffered burns on his arm.As a result of the investigation, police found that a person who was nearby at the time It turns out that the same ingredient was found in the liquid called "nail glue" that was applied to the nails. This ingredient has the property of rapidly generating heat when it soaks into the fabric, so police say it is highly likely that the liquid accidentally came into contact with the boy.

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Long-term interest rates rise to 1.005%, the highest level in about 12 years

2024-05-24 13:19:00
In the bond market on the 24th, the yield on 10-year government bonds, a typical indicator of long-term interest rates, rose to 1.005% in afternoon trading. This is the highest level in approximately 12 years, since April 2012. In response to the expectation that the Bank of Japan will speed up the normalization of monetary policy and the trend of rising long-term interest rates in the United States, there is a growing movement to sell Japanese government bonds, causing long-term interest rates to rise.

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Kyoto taxi accident caused by wrong-way driving, police investigate on suspicion of negligent driving causing injury

2024-05-24 13:02:00
On the 23rd, a taxi drove the wrong way on a main street in central Kyoto and hit another car one after another, injuring three people. On the 24th, police searched the taxi company on suspicion of negligent driving causing injury. Police will investigate the driver's work status and investigate the circumstances that led to the accident.

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First auction of Yubari melons, highest price is 3 million yen for 2 melons Sapporo

2024-05-24 12:45:00
The first auction this year for Yubari melons, which are also popular as gifts, was held in Sapporo, and the highest bid was 3 million yen for two melons.

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U.S. military's large-scale field exercise; Self-Defense Forces to participate for the first time; some of the training will also be held in Japan

2024-05-24 12:41:00
The Ministry of Defense announced that the Self-Defense Forces will participate for the first time in a large-scale field exercise to be conducted by the U.S. military next month. Some of the training will also be conducted in Japan, with the aim of strengthening the deterrent power of the Japan-US alliance.

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Chinese military continues military exercises near Taiwan for second day, US government urges restraint

2024-05-24 12:15:00
The Chinese military is continuing military exercises that began around Taiwan on the 24th, the second day, to verify the coordination of troops, increasing pressure on Taiwanese President Lai Ching-de. The US government criticized China's actions as ``extending risks and undermining long-standing norms of peace and stability in the region,'' and called on China to act with restraint.

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Temperatures rise in Kanto-Koshin, Midsummer day in Gunma and other areas “Take measures to prevent heat stroke”

2024-05-24 12:13:00
Temperatures have been rising in the Kanto-Koshin region since the morning of the 24th, and it has already become a midsummer day with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius in places like Gunma Prefecture. Temperatures are expected to rise in the afternoon in the southern Kanto region, including central Tokyo, so please take precautions against heatstroke.

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Initial report of Iranian president's helicopter crash: "Nothing suspicious in conversation with air traffic control"

2024-05-24 12:12:00
Following the accident in which a helicopter crashed in Iran, killing President Raisi and others, the Iranian military, which is investigating the cause, has compiled an initial report. They say there was nothing suspicious about the conversation between the air traffic controller and the helicopter crew, and will continue to investigate further.

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Police officer fires at suspicious car, car is found abandoned Kai Yamanashi

2024-05-24 12:09:00
On the night of the 23rd, a suspicious car that the police were chasing in Kai City, Yamanashi Prefecture, ran away while ignoring traffic lights, and then headed towards the police car, so a police officer fired five shots from a handgun. The car was hit by several bullets, but the car drove away, and the car was later found abandoned, so police are investigating the whereabouts of the person who fled.

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36-year-old suspect arrested on suspicion of firing air gun at 9-year-old boy, causing injury Maebashi

2024-05-24 11:42:00
On the 22nd, a 36-year-old suspect who lives next to the park was arrested for firing an air gun at a 9-year-old boy in a park in Maebashi City, causing minor injuries. The park has received multiple complaints of similar damage since last year, and police are investigating the matter. He is denying the charges against him during the investigation.

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[Video] The best time to see “Dragon Eye” in Hachimantai, which only appears during the spring season

2024-05-24 11:14:00
Near the summit of Hachimantai, which straddles Iwate and Akita prefectures, the ``Dragon Eye'' crater lake, whose surface looks like a dragon's eye, is at its best.

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Consumer price index in April increased by 2.2% compared to the same month last year

2024-05-24 11:14:00
Last month's Consumer Price Index, which measures price movements of goods and services consumed at home, excluding fresh food, which is subject to large fluctuations due to weather, rose 2.2% from the same month last year. The rate of increase decreased by 0.4 points from the previous month, and remained in the 2% range for eight consecutive months.

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A 68-year-old woman was attacked by a bear and suffered facial injuries while collecting bracken in the mountain forest in Akita

2024-05-24 11:08:00
Early on the morning of the 24th, a 68-year-old woman who was collecting bracken in the mountain forest of Semboku City, Akita Prefecture, was attacked by a bear and suffered injuries to her face and both arms. According to the police, just after 5 a.m. on the 24th, a 68-year-old woman who was collecting bracken was attacked by a bear approximately 1 meter long in the mountain forest of Lake Tazawa, Semboku City.

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Government decides to impose sanctions on Russia for its involvement in military cooperation with North Korea

2024-05-24 11:05:00
As Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues to drag on, the government has decided to impose sanctions, including asset freezes, on a total of 12 organizations and individuals, including Russian shipping companies and research institutes, for their involvement in military cooperation with North Korea. I did.

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Review of system for foods with functional claims: direction to be compiled by end of May

2024-05-24 11:02:00
On the 23rd, a review committee set up by the Consumer Affairs Agency decided to issue a review on the system for foods with functional claims due to the issue of people developing kidney disease after taking supplements containing red yeast rice, which Kobayashi Pharmaceutical had registered as a food with functional claims. At a press conference after the cabinet meeting on the 24th, the Consumer Affairs Agency announced that by the end of this month, the Consumer Affairs Agency will be required to report information on health hazards. We have set out a policy to compile a direction for reviewing the system.

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Judo World Championships: Wakaharu Tomita wins her first gold medal in the women's over 78kg category

2024-05-24 10:03:00
On the 23rd at the World Judo Championships being held in the United Arab Emirates, Wakaharu Tomita won her first gold medal in the women's over 78 kg class.

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President Macron visits New Caledonia to postpone constitutional amendment process

2024-05-24 09:41:00
On the 23rd, French President Macron visited New Caledonia, a French colony that has declared a state of emergency due to the chaos caused by the riots, and announced his intention to postpone the constitutional amendment process regarding local suffrage, which is said to have started the riots. I made it.

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Nikkei Stock Average falls by more than 700 yen due to NY market trend

2024-05-24 09:18:00
Today, the 24th, the Tokyo stock market, the Nikkei Stock Average, has fallen by more than 700 yen. In the New York market on the 23rd, all major stock indexes fell due to a rise in long-term interest rates in the United States, and sell orders have been spreading in the Tokyo market since the start of trading.

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President Putin can use US assets if US confiscates frozen assets

2024-05-24 09:14:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an executive order that allows the use of American assets in Russia as compensation if the United States confiscates frozen Russian assets as part of sanctions.

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Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to conduct temporary on-site inspection of Japan Airlines due to troubles one after another

2024-05-24 08:56:00
In response to a series of troubles at Japan Airlines, including a collision between the wings of two passenger planes on the tarmac at Haneda Airport on the 23rd, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism sent a letter to Japan Airlines' office in Haneda on the 24th to confirm that It has been announced that an extraordinary audit will be conducted in accordance with the law.

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Seikyo Hasebe attends press conference after retiring from soccer. His 22-year career as a player

2024-05-24 08:02:00
Makoto Hasebe, who has been the captain of Japan's national soccer team for many years and will retire at the end of this season, will hold a press conference in Tokyo on the 24th. All eyes will be on what he will say about his 22-year career as a player in Japan and Germany and his future goals as a coach.

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27 years after Atsushi Haji was murdered in Kobe, his father said, “My feelings for my child have not changed.”

2024-05-24 07:19:00
The 24th marks 27 years since Jun Haji, a 6th grade elementary school student, was murdered by a 14-year-old boy at the time in the 1997 child murder case in Kobe. Atsushi's father wrote a memo to various media outlets, stating, ``No matter how much time passes, my feelings for my child will not change,'' and emphasized the importance of support for crime victims.

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Kana Moriwaki, an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo, won the Grand Prize in the “Flying Women Researchers Award”

2024-05-24 07:11:00
An award ceremony was held in Tokyo on the 23rd to honor young female researchers who have conducted outstanding research, despite the fact that the proportion of women among researchers remains at a low level compared to other countries.

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Israel: International Court of Justice: Will continue military operation in Rafah before ruling

2024-05-24 07:05:00
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is expected to issue a decision on the 24th regarding a request for an end to attacks in Rafah, as the Israeli military advances military operations in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, where many displaced people are taking shelter. is. In response, the Israeli government has maintained a strong stance, indicating that it will continue the operation no matter what decision is made.

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Liberal Democratic Party seeks ways to build consensus through deliberations to revise the Political Funds Control Act

2024-05-24 06:34:00
A full-scale debate has begun in the House of Representatives over a bill submitted by both the ruling and opposition parties to revise the Political Funds Control Act. As the gap between the opinions of each party becomes clear again, the Liberal Democratic Party intends to find a way to build consensus between the ruling and opposition parties through deliberations and other means.

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Large-scale U.S. military exercise to be held in June for the first time in Japan, perhaps aimed at strengthening readiness

2024-05-24 06:26:00
Through interviews with people involved, we learned that the large-scale US military exercises that are held once every two years in the Pacific region will be held in Japan for the first time in June. It appears that the aim is to strengthen the ready response system in the event an emergency occurs around Japan.

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Shinagawa: Mother and child 4 killed in house fire, father awaiting recovery plan

2024-05-24 06:22:00
On the 23rd, four people, a mother in her 30s and three children between the ages of 2 and 6, were found dead in a house that caught fire in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo. The Metropolitan Police Department plans to investigate the scene on the 24th, as all four people suffered cuts from knives, and wait for the father, who was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, to recover before questioning him.

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Chinese military exercises military exercises around Taiwan “close to contiguous zone” Taiwan alert

2024-05-24 06:16:00
The Chinese military has begun military exercises around Taiwan and its remote islands, will carry out patrols until the 24th, and will jointly verify their ability to carry out operations. In response, Taiwan's military and others remain on alert.

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Proposed policy to allow the use of hunting guns in urban areas as a result of increased bear occurrence

2024-05-24 06:13:00
As damage caused by bears continues to occur, and the number of bears appearing in urban areas is increasing, a committee of national experts and others has concluded that the use of hunting guns in urban areas and residential areas, which is prohibited by law, may cause damage. We have compiled a policy proposal that would allow this to be done in special cases without a police officer's instructions.

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"Health damage cannot be denied" Kobayashi Pharmaceutical 21 cases other than red yeast rice supplements Consumer Affairs Agency

2024-05-24 05:41:00
In response to an issue in which people who took Kobayashi Pharmaceutical's supplements containing red yeast rice developed kidney disease, the Consumer Affairs Agency conducted a detailed analysis of information regarding health hazards received from businesses regarding all foods with functional claims. As a result, we found that there were 21 cases other than Kobayashi Pharmaceutical's Red Yeast Choleste Help in which a causal relationship between product consumption and health damage could not be ruled out.

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