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Main news(2024/07/06)


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Suspected heat stroke: 2 deaths in Shikoku, 119 people aged 2-99 rushed to hospital in Tokyo

2024-07-06 21:46:00
On the afternoon of the 6th, an 83-year-old woman was found collapsed while doing farm work in Matsumae Town, Ehime Prefecture, and a 91-year-old woman was found collapsed on the grounds of a house in Tokushima City. Both were taken to the hospital, but were confirmed dead. According to the police and fire department, the cause of death in both cases is believed to be heat stroke. Also, according to the Tokyo Fire Department, by 9:00 pm on the 6th, a total of 119 men and women aged between 2 and 99 were rushed to hospitals in Tokyo on suspicion of heat stroke.

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U.S. Ambassador to Japan Watches Surfing in Minamisōma: "Confidence in Fukushima's Safety"

2024-07-06 21:17:00
It has been one year since Tokyo Electric Power Company began diluting and releasing treated water accumulated at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the sea in August. In an effort to eradicate international rumors, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Emanuel visited Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture on the 6th and watched a surfing competition.

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A third-year junior high school boy found dead at the bottom of a river while playing in Kagoshima

2024-07-06 21:07:00
On the afternoon of the 6th, a male third-year junior high school student was found sunk to the bottom of a river while playing in it in Minamikyushu City, Kagoshima Prefecture, and was confirmed dead at the scene.

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Ukraine to fight to the death against Russia, but is wary of ceasefire calls

2024-07-06 20:13:00
Ukraine continues to fight against Russia with the aim of recapturing occupied territory, but some countries have called for a ceasefire and peace negotiations, which has made Ukraine increasingly wary and resentful.

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Prime Minister Kishida speaks by phone with new UK Prime Minister Starmer, confirming close cooperation

2024-07-06 19:51:00
Prime Minister Kishida held a telephone conversation with the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Starmer, and the two leaders agreed to advance cooperation in the field of security and to work together to address various international challenges, including the situation in Ukraine.

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Takeoffs and landings resume at Haneda Airport as weather improves, delays to some flights

2024-07-06 19:40:00
According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, ground handling operations such as guiding aircraft on the ground were suspended at Haneda Airport from around 4:30 pm on the 6th due to the effects of lightning, but resumed at 7:03 pm as the weather improved. As a result, aircraft takeoffs and landings have resumed, but some flights are experiencing delays.

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Foreign Minister Kamikawa announces policy package to support mine action in Ukraine and other countries

2024-07-06 19:24:00
During his visit to Cambodia, Foreign Minister Kamikawa announced a policy package to support mine action in Ukraine and other countries. With Cambodia's cooperation, comprehensive support will be implemented, including the provision of a system that uses AI to predict the locations of buried mines.

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Tokyo gubernatorial election [List of 56 candidates] Candidates' appeals on the final day of the election campaign

2024-07-06 19:03:00
The Tokyo gubernatorial election, in which a record 56 candidates are running, has been a hot topic, with issues such as Governor Koike's administration and measures to combat the declining birthrate at stake. The final day of the election campaign is July 6, with voting taking place on July 7. The candidates for the Tokyo gubernatorial election, listed in order of filing, are as follows:

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A car was submerged in water and unable to move under the Odakyu Line overpass in Yoyogi, Tokyo

2024-07-06 19:00:00
In the Kanto region, the atmospheric conditions have become very unstable since the afternoon of the 6th, with rain clouds developing locally and heavy rain accompanied by thunder. Be on guard against flooding in low-lying areas and rivers overflowing, and be careful of lightning strikes. Under the Odakyu Line overpass in Yoyogi, Tokyo, the road was flooded up to the tires of a passenger car. At the scene, it appears that the car was temporarily submerged in water and unable to move, and the passenger car and taxi were left there.

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[Breaking News] Heavy rain with thunderstorms in Kanto area, beware of flooding and river overflows

2024-07-06 18:01:00
In the Kanto region, the atmospheric conditions have become very unstable since the afternoon of the 6th, with rain clouds developing locally and causing heavy rain and thunder. Please be on alert for flooding in low-lying areas and river flooding, and be careful of lightning strikes.

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Yu Darvish's return to Padres manager after All-Star Game

2024-07-06 17:52:00
Regarding pitcher Yu Darvish, who is attempting to return to the major leagues after recovering from inflammation in his right elbow, Padres manager Shildt said he expects him to return after this month's All-Star Game.

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Lightning strikes cause planes unable to take off or land at Haneda Airport

2024-07-06 17:45:00
According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, ground handling operations such as guiding aircraft on the ground have been suspended since around 5:00 pm at Haneda Airport due to the effects of lightning. As a result, aircraft are still unable to take off and land. They will resume as soon as the weather improves.

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Japan's women's basketball team wins warm-up match but has issues to address ahead of the Olympics

2024-07-06 17:12:00
The Japanese women's basketball team played against New Zealand in their final domestic warm-up match for the Paris Olympics, winning 92 to 50. However, Japan's success rate in three-point shots, which are the key to their strategy, was a low 26.7%, leaving them with some issues to work on before the actual event.

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Four sea urchin fishing boats capsize off the coast of Rishiri Island, Hokkaido, four people thrown into the sea, one dies

2024-07-06 16:40:00
On the morning of the 6th, four fishing boats fishing for sea urchins off the coast of Rishiri Island in Hokkaido were hit by strong waves and capsized one after the other. The four people on board were thrown into the sea and rescued by fellow fishing boats, but an 88-year-old man died.

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Foreign Minister Kamikawa meets with Cambodian Prime Minister, confirms cooperation in a wide range of areas

2024-07-06 14:55:00
During his visit to Cambodia, Foreign Minister Kamikawa met with Prime Minister Hun Manet and confirmed that the two countries will cooperate in a wide range of areas, including water supply and sewerage, digital technology, and security, and will deepen their strategic partnership.

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Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani strikes out in six consecutive at-bats since the previous day's game, his worst ever

2024-07-06 14:49:00
Shohei Ohtani of the Dodgers started in the Major League Baseball game against the Brewers on the 5th, but was hitless in five at-bats, including three consecutive strikeouts.

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Former sumo wrestler Kimurayama's stablemaster Iwatomo dies at age 42

2024-07-06 14:02:00
Former sumo wrestler Kimurayama's stablemaster Iwatomo, who was known for his thrusting technique, has passed away. He was 42 years old.

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Red Sox Masataka Yoshida hits a two-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning to tie the game

2024-07-06 13:30:00
On the 5th, Yoshida Masataka of the Red Sox played in a game against the New York Yankees, and hit a two-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning when the team was trailing by two runs, tying the game and helping the team win the extra innings and extend their winning streak to five.

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Tokaido Shinkansen service suspended on the up line between Kakegawa and Shizuoka due to power outage

2024-07-06 13:02:00
According to JR Central, the Tokaido Shinkansen has been suspended on the up line between Kakegawa Station and Shizuoka Station since around 12:20 pm due to a power outage. The down line has also been temporarily suspended, causing delays. JR is investigating the cause of the power outage.

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Reformist Pezechkian wins Iranian presidential election, emphasis on dialogue with Europe and the US

2024-07-06 13:00:00
In the runoff election of the presidential election held in Iran, reformist Pezechkian, who emphasizes dialogue with the West, was elected, and it is expected that he will seek to change the foreign policy that has deepened conflict with the West and aim to improve relations.

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President Biden: "No one is more qualified to be president than I am"

2024-07-06 12:14:00
U.S. President Biden gave his first television interview since the presidential election televised debate, amid calls for him to withdraw, and emphasized that he will be able to serve as president, saying, "There is no one more qualified to be president than me."

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Iranian presidential election: vote counting proceeds "Reformist candidate has the advantage" - local media

2024-07-06 11:49:00
The runoff election for the presidential election in Iran is underway, and vote counting is underway. The race is between reformists who value dialogue with the West and hardline conservatives who are willing to go to war with the West, and local media outlets are reporting that the reformist candidate is in the lead.

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Shogi "Oi-sen" tournament begins: Seven-time champion Sota Fujii aims for second permanent title

2024-07-06 11:46:00
The seven-game match for the "Oi-sen," one of the eight major titles in shogi, has begun in Nagoya. Akira Watanabe (40), 9th dan, will challenge Souta Fujii (21), who holds seven titles and will be able to win his second permanent title if he defends it.

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Six years since the heavy rains in western Japan, floral tributes set in Mabi town, Kurashiki, Okayama to mourn victims

2024-07-06 11:35:00
Six years have passed since the heavy rains in western Japan, which left more than 300 people dead or missing, and a floral tribute has been set up in Mabi town, Kurashiki city, Okayama prefecture, which suffered severe damage, where local residents have visited to mourn the victims.

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Tokyo police crack down on drunk driving: electric scooter accidents stand out

2024-07-06 11:21:00
The Metropolitan Police Department conducted simultaneous drunk driving crackdowns across Tokyo, and five people riding electric scooters were arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Traffic accidents involving electric scooters caused by drunk driving have been prominent in Tokyo, and the Metropolitan Police Department is stepping up its vigilance.

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Fire breaks out at Gifu packaging company; heavy black smoke causes firefighting efforts

2024-07-06 10:35:00
According to the fire department and police, at around 9:15 a.m. on the 6th, a report was received that a fire had broken out at a company building that handles packaging in Hiokie, Gifu City. Fire engines and other firefighting efforts were underway, but even an hour after the report, heavy black smoke was still rising. According to the fire department, no injuries have been reported so far.

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177 "career bureaucrats" to retire within 10 years in fiscal 2022, the highest number ever

2024-07-06 08:49:00
The number of national civil servants who retired within 10 years of being hired as so-called "career bureaucrats" reached 177 in fiscal 2022, the highest since the current hiring system began. This marks the second consecutive year that the number has reached a record high, and the National Personnel Authority is planning to improve working conditions in order to secure human resources.

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NATO Secretary General: "Hungarian Prime Minister's visit to Russia will not affect strengthening support"

2024-07-06 08:32:00
In the run-up to the NATO summit to be held in the United States next week, Secretary General Stoltenberg indicated at a press conference that he expects member state leaders to agree to strengthen military support for Ukraine. However, he also indicated that the visit to Russia on the 5th by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, one of the member states, will not affect NATO's strengthened support for Ukraine.

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Cubs' Seiya Suzuki leads team to victory with first-inning two-run homer

2024-07-06 08:16:00
Cubs player Seiya Suzuki hit a two-run leadoff home run in the game against the Angels on the 5th, his first home run in three games, leading his team to victory.

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Olympic Games to be held in inland China for 10 sports including table tennis and basketball

2024-07-06 08:02:00
With just three weeks to go until the opening of the Paris Olympics, an Olympic-style sports competition was held in inland China in an effort to promote rural development.

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President Biden's rallies in battleground states focus on whether he can dispel concerns about his age

2024-07-06 07:36:00
After the presidential debate, US President Biden held rallies in battleground states and emphasized his intention to continue the election campaign, despite some calls for him to withdraw. The focus is on whether he can dispel the concerns about his age that spread during the debate.

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New York Stock Exchange Nasdaq and S&P 500 stock indexes hit new record highs

2024-07-06 07:15:00
On the 5th, the first trading day after the holiday, the New York Stock Exchange saw both the Nasdaq stock index, which has many tech-related stocks, and the S&P 500 stock index, which is calculated from the stock prices of 500 major companies, rise and each reach new record highs.

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Hokkaido Rankoshi Town Steam Eruption Problem Drilling Company "Misjudgment in Stopping Water Injection"

2024-07-06 07:08:00
Regarding the issue of steam containing arsenic and other substances escaping from a drilling site in Rankoshi Town, Hokkaido last year, the company conducting the drilling has revealed its view that the cause of the eruption was that when they encountered an underground crack, they should have stopped injecting water to seal the crack, but they made a mistake in judgment.

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Hungarian Prime Minister, EU Presidency, visits Russia and meets with President Putin

2024-07-06 06:48:00
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who holds the presidency of the European Union, visited Russia and met with President Putin. Prime Minister Orban expressed his intention to continue working toward peace in Ukraine, but the Ukrainian government has expressed displeasure.

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Can the UK's new Prime Minister Starmer "improve living standards" and achieve economic growth?

2024-07-06 06:37:00
In the general election held in the UK, the new Prime Minister Starmer of the Labour Party, which achieved a change of government for the first time in 14 years, said in his inaugural speech that he would "immediately begin work toward reform" and emphasized that he would work to improve living standards. The biggest challenge will be whether economic growth can be achieved in the current severe fiscal situation.

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Extreme heat continues across the country; heatstroke alert issued for 22 prefectures from Kanto to Okinawa

2024-07-06 06:21:00
Temperatures are expected to continue to rise on the 6th, mainly in western and eastern Japan, with scorching temperatures of over 35 degrees in many areas, and a dangerous 38 degrees in Shizuoka City in particular. A "heatstroke alert" has been issued for 22 prefectures and cities from the Kanto region to Okinawa, and people are urged to take precautions, such as using air conditioning appropriately.

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Chief of Staff of the Maritime Self-Defense Force intends to resign over inappropriate handling of "specially designated secrets"

2024-07-06 05:48:00
It has been revealed through an interview with a Defense Ministry official that unqualified personnel were handling "specially designated secrets" related to national security on several Maritime Self-Defense Force vessels. The Defense Ministry is considering disciplinary action against several senior officials, and the Chief of Staff of the Maritime Self-Defense Force, the top of the Maritime Self-Defense Force, has indicated his intention to resign.

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