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Main news(2024/05/27)


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Breaking news J-Alert: Evacuation call canceled

2024-05-27 23:18:00
At 11:03 p.m. on the 27th, the government sent out new information on its J-Alert (National Instant Warning System), stating, ``It appears that the missile mentioned earlier will not come to our country.We are canceling the call for evacuation.'' I did. North Korea has notified Japan that it will launch an "artificial satellite" by June 4, and the Ministry of Defense is currently confirming the information.

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Toyota aims to commercialize hydrogen engine vehicle with improved cruising distance by 1.5 times

2024-05-27 22:01:00
A hydrogen engine car that Toyota Motor Corporation is currently developing to achieve carbon neutrality competed in an endurance race held in Shizuoka Prefecture until the 26th. The improved hydrogen tank has increased the cruising range by 1.5 times, and the company plans to further improve its performance and commercialize it.

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Insurance coverage for childbirth expenses: “Early introduction of a mechanism to reduce the burden” Liberal Democratic Party former Prime Minister Suga

2024-05-27 21:14:00
The government is considering introducing insurance coverage for childbirth expenses by fiscal 2026 as part of its efforts to combat the declining birthrate, and former Prime Minister Suga of the Liberal Democratic Party announced plans to reduce the financial burden on those giving birth. He expressed the idea that a system should be put in place as soon as possible.

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Shogi "Meijin Tournament" 5th game: Fujii Hakkan defeats Toyoshima 9-dan and makes his first defense

2024-05-27 21:08:00
The fifth game of the Meijin Tournament, the oldest of the eight major shogi titles, was held in Hokkaido, where Sota Fujii (21) defeated challenger Masayuki Toyoshima (34), 9-dan, with 4 wins and 1 loss. He defended his title "Meijin" for the first time and maintained his eight crowns.

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Prime Minister: “Delaying constitutional amendment debate is abdication of responsibility” Bipartisan meeting of parliamentarians

2024-05-27 21:07:00
Regarding the constitutional amendment, Prime Minister Kishida sent a video message to a meeting held by a cross-party group of Diet members, saying that prolonging the debate and not presenting options to the people is an abdication of political responsibility. I have reiterated the ideas I will be working on.

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Verification team expected to report by the end of next month due to large number of staff attending trial hearing Yokohama City Board of Education

2024-05-27 21:02:00
In response to the issue of the Yokohama City Board of Education mobilizing a large number of staff to observe the trial of a teacher involved in a sex crime case, the Board of Education has set up a verification team with outside lawyers and is expected to report by the end of next month. I am planning to do so.

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Sumo “Terunofuji, keep an eye on his stance towards his return” Chairman of the Yokohama Sumo Committee

2024-05-27 20:40:00
The Grand Sumo Yokozuna Deliberation Committee was held, and chairman Masayuki Yamauchi said of Yokozuna Terunofuji, who took a break from the summer tournament, ``I would like to thank Yokozuna's tenacity and sense of responsibility for his injury recovery process and return until the next Nagoya tournament or autumn tournament. I decided to take a look.''He expressed his intention to keep a close eye on his attitude towards his return and his performance after his return.

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First confirmed type of Chinese reconnaissance/attack drone flies over the East China Sea Ministry of Defense

2024-05-27 20:17:00
The Ministry of Defense announced on the 27th that a Chinese military reconnaissance and attack drone flew over the East China Sea north of Okinawa Prefecture. This is the first confirmed case of this type, and we are continuing to monitor and monitor it.

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Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism issues strict warning to Japan Airlines president due to series of troubles on passenger planes

2024-05-27 19:52:00
Japan Airlines has been experiencing a series of troubles since the beginning of this month, including passenger planes significantly crossing the stop line on taxiways and planes colliding with each other's wings. In response to this, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism summoned President Mitsuko Tottori on the 27th and issued a strict warning.

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Toyama Kurobe "Trolley train" announced that all lines will be opened this season

2024-05-27 19:39:00
The Kurobe Gorge Railway in Toyama Prefecture, nicknamed the "Trolley Train," had postponed all trains for this season to autumn this year after it was discovered that restoration work on bridges damaged by the Noto Peninsula earthquake would take longer than expected. It was announced that the opening would be abandoned.

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Harumi Flag The actual state of the investment objectives of more than a quarter of the blocks owned by corporations

2024-05-27 19:27:00
Regarding the Harumi Flag project, which is said to be a project to renovate the Olympic Village for the Tokyo Olympics and create apartments for families, NHK investigated the owners of more than 1,000 rooms from the registry and found that more than a quarter of the total I found out it was a corporation. Many of them are in the investment or real estate business, with some owning 38 units, and it has become clear that the former Olympic Village was a target of investment.

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Body found in Tamagawa suitcase, perhaps broadcasting troubles with ex-partner?

2024-05-27 19:15:00
In December of last year, a man's dead body was found in a suitcase recovered from the Tama River. A former boyfriend who was arrested cited the man's social media posting activities and said, ``I don't want people to send me messages about my troubles.'' Interviews with investigators have revealed that he said, "I didn't like it." Police are investigating the matter in detail as they suspect that the financial troubles between the two may have developed into troubles with other family members.

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School apologizes to student for excluding student with extensions from group photo, Kanagawa

2024-05-27 19:00:00
Last month, it was revealed that a female student at a prefectural high school in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, who wore hair extensions was removed from the teacher's class photo for violating school rules. The school apologized to the student for not being considerate enough.

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Tochigi couple abandonment case: Six people charged with abandoning and damaging a corpse; murder investigation continues

2024-05-27 18:13:00
Regarding the six people arrested so far in connection with the discovery of the bodies of a couple in Nasu Town, Tochigi Prefecture, the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office has accused them of transporting the bodies of the couple to Nasu Town and then setting them on fire. He was charged with abandonment and destruction. The Metropolitan Police Department continues to investigate the involvement of six people in the murder.

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House of Representatives Special Committee Questions from Informers: Opinions Calling for Transparency in “Policy Activities Expenses”

2024-05-27 18:12:00
In preparation for the revision of the Political Funds Control Act, a special committee of the House of Representatives asked questions of witnesses, and there were a number of opinions calling for improved transparency, such as disclosing how political activity funds are paid by political parties.

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Linear precipitation zone forecast information: 1/4 “I don’t remember” survey by Japan Meteorological Agency

2024-05-27 17:13:00
More than 80% of people answered that they had seen or heard about the linear precipitation belt forecast, but 4% said they did not remember whether it had ever been announced in their area. According to a survey conducted by the Japan Meteorological Agency, this has reached 1. Experts have analyzed that, ``Although a relatively large number of people are aware that predictive information will be released, they are not sufficiently aware of whether it is relevant to them.''

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Concentration of PFAS up to 240 times the target value detected in well water in Kamagaya, Chiba

2024-05-27 17:11:00
Concentrations of two of the organic fluorine compounds PFAS, which have been pointed out to be harmful, were detected in well water in Kamagaya City, Chiba Prefecture, at up to 240 times the national provisional target value, and the city and other authorities are investigating the cause. Masu.

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Identification of important rocks to explore the origin of the moon from lunar surface observation data from the SLIM probe

2024-05-27 16:28:00
In January this year, we analyzed data on lunar rocks obtained by Japan's first lunar probe, SLIM, and found that they exist inside the moon and are important clues in exploring the origin of the moon. A research group from Ritsumeikan University and other institutions has confirmed the existence of olivine, which can be found in the earth.

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Mr. Yasutomo Suzuki, winner of the Shizuoka Prefecture gubernatorial election, “understand the current situation and discuss it immediately”

2024-05-27 16:12:00
Former Hamamatsu Mayor Yasutomo Suzuki, who was elected for the first time in the Shizuoka prefecture gubernatorial election, which was a contest between newcomers for the first time in 15 years, responded to an interview on the morning of the 27th and said, ``I have understood the current situation of the prefectural government as a whole and have appealed. I would like to discuss as soon as possible how to expand efforts such as industrial policy,'' he said with enthusiasm.

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Kabuki actor Kikunosuke Onoe to take over the name "Kikugoro Onoe VIII" next year

2024-05-27 16:12:00
Popular Kabuki actor Kikunosuke Onoue will be taking on the name of Kikugoro Onoue, the 8th Kabuki great name, next year.

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Para track and field athlete Atsushi Yamamoto holds retirement press conference: ``I have lived a good life in track and field.''

2024-05-27 15:53:00
Atsushi Yamamoto, a leading para track and field athlete and the first Japanese track and field athlete with a prosthetic leg to win a medal at the Paralympic Games, held a press conference to announce his retirement, saying, ``For me, para track and field was a game that made my life more enjoyable.'' I think so. I've had a great track and field career thanks to the support of so many people," he said, looking back on his 22 years of athletics.

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Liberal Democratic Party member of the House of Representatives Sugaya donates funds received from kickbacks and receives tax deduction

2024-05-27 14:48:00
Liberal Democratic Party Abe faction member Ichiro Sugaya, a member of the House of Representatives, has revealed that he donated funds he received kickbacks from his faction to his own political party branch and received a partial deduction from his income tax. On the other hand, he recognized that there was no illegality and denied resigning as a member or leaving the party.

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Saitama Prefectural Police opens training and testing facility exclusively for elderly driver's license renewals

2024-05-27 14:38:00
As the number of elderly drivers increases, the Saitama Prefectural Police Headquarters has opened the first facility in the country exclusively for elderly drivers to conduct training and inspections in Iwatsuki Ward, Saitama City, in order to smoothly renew driver's licenses.

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Shinagawa 4 people died; mother and second daughter died from blood loss; eldest daughter and son died of carbon monoxide poisoning

2024-05-27 14:08:00
A mother and three young children were found dead in a house that had caught fire in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo.The mother and her second daughter died from blood loss, and the eldest daughter and son died from carbon monoxide poisoning. This was revealed through interviews with investigators. The eldest daughter and son also had multiple knife wounds, and the Metropolitan Police Department plans to wait for the father, who is hospitalized due to smoke inhalation, to recover before questioning him.

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Ritmin Secretary-General Okada cancels political funding party “I want to discuss it within the party”

2024-05-27 13:45:00
Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan Secretary-General Okada canceled the political fundraising party scheduled for the 27th after returning the money and holding a lecture. After this, Mr. Okada expressed his desire to discuss within the party how to raise political funds.

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Long-term interest rates rise to 1.020%, the highest level in about 12 years

2024-05-27 13:44:00
In the bond market on the 27th, the yield on 10-year government bonds, a typical indicator of long-term interest rates, rose to 1.020% in afternoon trading. This is the highest level in approximately 12 years since April 2012.

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"Artisan style" passed down from the Heian period at Shuri Castle's Seiden: Praying for the building's safety

2024-05-27 13:16:00
At Shuri Castle Seiden in Naha City, where reconstruction work is underway following a fire, work to repair the roof and other areas has been completed, and a ceremony was held on the 27th to pray for the building's safety in the ancient style. Tiling and other works will be carried out in the future, with completion scheduled for the fall of 2026.

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Tornado hits Texas and other parts of the United States, killing 18 people US media

2024-05-27 13:14:00
Severe storms and tornadoes occurred in various parts of the southern United States, including Texas, and multiple American media outlets reported that at least 18 people were killed.

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Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism issues JAL president strict warning after troubles such as passenger plane wing contact

2024-05-27 12:25:00
Japan Airlines has been experiencing a series of troubles since the beginning of this month, including passenger planes significantly crossing the stop line on taxiways and planes colliding with each other's wings. In response to this, it was revealed that the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will summon President Mitsuko Tottori on the 27th and issue a strict warning.

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Summer tournament winner Ohnosato says, “I want to go even higher” at a press conference overnight

2024-05-27 12:21:00
23-year-old Ohnosato, who won the Grand Sumo Summer Tournament as the fastest wrestler from the Makushita era, held a press conference early in the morning at Nishonoseki Stable in Ibaraki Prefecture and said, ``I'm happy to have won, but I'm still far ahead.'' I have a ranking, but I don't think this is my ultimate goal,'' he said with joy as he talked about his aspirations for the future.

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Kagoshima Miyazaki “Possibility of occurrence of linear rain belt” From tonight to tomorrow

2024-05-27 11:46:00
Due to the influence of fronts and low pressure systems, rain is increasing mainly on the Pacific side. From the night of the 27th to the day of the 28th, atmospheric conditions became extremely unstable over a wide area from Okinawa/Amami to eastern Japan, and rain clouds developed one after another from the night of the 27th to the day of the 28th in Kagoshima and Miyazaki prefectures, excluding the Amami region. There is a possibility that a series of linear rain bands may occur, and the Japan Meteorological Agency is warning people to be on guard against landslides, flooding of low-lying areas, and rising river waters.

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All Japanese who wish to stay in New Caledonia for a short period of time leave the country.

2024-05-27 11:42:00
Seventeen Japanese people currently staying in New Caledonia, a French territory in the South Pacific where chaos continues due to riots, departed for Singapore on an aircraft provided by the French government. This means that all Japanese who wish to stay for a short period of time have left the country.

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Man in critical condition stabbed in Tokushima pachinko parlor parking lot; suspect in his 50s arrested

2024-05-27 11:16:00
On the 26th, a man in his 50s was attacked and stabbed by several men in the parking lot of a pachinko parlor in Tokushima City, leaving him unconscious and in critical condition. A male suspect was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Police plan to secure and arrest one other suspect, and will conduct a detailed investigation into the circumstances that led to the incident.

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Two bodies found in the ruins of a house fire in Toyama City, possibly a parent and child in their 90s and 60s

2024-05-27 11:10:00
In the early hours of the 27th, a fire destroyed a house in Toyama City, and the bodies of two people were found in the ashes. Police believe that the deceased were a parent and child in their 90s and 60s who lived in this house, and are currently investigating the cause of the fire.

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Tokyo gubernatorial election: Member of the House of Councilors Renho solidifies his intention to run

2024-05-27 10:43:00
Constitutional Democratic Party member Renho has decided to run for Tokyo gubernatorial election to be held this July. After this, we will hold a press conference and make an announcement.

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[Breaking news] China-China-Korea summit begins for the first time in four and a half years

2024-05-27 10:15:00
The trilateral summit meeting of Japan, China, and South Korea, the first in four and a half years, began on the 27th at 10 a.m. in Seoul, South Korea.

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JR Utsunomiya Line and Shonan-Shinjuku Line resume operation

2024-05-27 10:12:00
According to JR East, due to the accident that occurred around 8:35 a.m. at Shiraoka Station in Shiraoka City, Saitama Prefecture, the Utsunomiya Line was between Tokyo Station and Utsunomiya Station, and the Shonan-Shinjuku Line was in the section north of Shinjuku Station. In both cases, operations were suspended due to up and down lines, but operations resumed just before 10 a.m.

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Dodgers Shohei Ohtani hits in 2 consecutive games, Yoshinobu Yamamoto gives up 4 runs, second loss

2024-05-27 08:11:00
Shohei Otani of the Major League Baseball Dodgers started the game against the Reds on the 26th as the No. 2 designated hitter and recorded hits in two consecutive games. On the other hand, pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto pitched for his sixth win, but he pitched five innings and suffered his second loss, giving up four runs.

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Tennis Kei Nishikori wins Grand Slam tournament for the first time in 2 years and 9 months, French Open

2024-05-27 07:51:00
After a long absence due to injury, tennis player Kei Nishikori made his return to the Grand Slam tournament for the first time in three seasons in the first round of the men's singles at the French Open, which began on the 26th, defeating the Canadian player in a full set. We defeated them and advanced to the second round.

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AI regulation law enacted in EU, Japanese companies strengthen response to ensure safety

2024-05-27 07:34:00
A law was passed last week to comprehensively regulate AI in the European Union. Japanese companies are also strengthening their efforts to ensure safety and reliability.

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Body found in Tamagawa suitcase. Was it purchased at a mass retailer in Tokyo?

2024-05-27 07:22:00
In December last year, the body of a 46-year-old man was found in a suitcase recovered from the Tama River in Kawasaki City. Some of the five suspects, including the man's former boyfriend, were arrested. Interviews with investigators have revealed that the suitcase is suspected of being purchased at a mass retailer in Tokyo. In response to the investigation, one person has denied the charges.

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Atmospheric instability from Okinawa to eastern Japan; very heavy rain possible through the 29th

2024-05-27 06:50:00
Due to the effects of the front and low pressure, the atmospheric conditions will become extremely unstable over a wide area from Okinawa/Amami to eastern Japan into the 29th, and there is a risk of extremely heavy rain accompanied by thunder. The Japan Meteorological Agency urges caution against landslides, flooding of low-lying areas, and rising river waters.

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Report of North Korea's ``satellite'' launch until midnight on the 4th of next month

2024-05-27 06:38:00
Early on the 27th, North Korea notified the Japan Coast Guard that it would launch an "artificial satellite" between the 27th and the 4th of next month. The falls are expected to occur in three areas, the Yellow Sea and the Pacific Ocean, which are all outside Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ), and the Japan Coast Guard has issued a navigational warning urging caution.

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Political Funds Control Law Liberal Democratic Party “considering amendments to the bill” Law reform debate is at its peak

2024-05-27 06:10:00
Regarding the handling of the Political Funds Control Act, the Liberal Democratic Party is considering amending its own bill with the support of other parties in order to achieve legal reform. The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and other parties have a policy of asking the Liberal Democratic Party to accept the opposition's claims, and the debate on law reform is reaching its climax.

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President Zelenskiy calls for U.S. and Chinese leaders to participate in “peace summit”

2024-05-27 05:54:00
President Zelenskiy of Ukraine has called on US President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping to "provide leadership for true peace" regarding an international conference to be held in Switzerland next month to implement the peace plan he has advocated. I want them to demonstrate their full potential,'' and asked for their participation in the meeting.

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EU High Representative urges Israel to comply with ICJ order

2024-05-27 05:11:00
Borrell, the European Union's foreign minister, comes as the Israeli military continues its attacks even after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel to immediately stop its attacks in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. The representative called on Israel to comply with the order, saying it was "contrary to the court's decision."

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Prime Minister Kishida attends today's China-Japan-South Korea meeting to discuss promoting FTA negotiations

2024-05-27 05:05:00
Prime Minister Kishida will be visiting South Korea to attend the trilateral summit meeting of Japan, China, and South Korea for the first time in four and a half years. On the economic front, it is expected to confirm that discussions will continue in order to promote negotiations for an FTA (free trade agreement) between the three countries, which has been stagnant.

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