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Main news(2024/07/09)


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Eiichi Shibusawa to appear on new 10,000 yen banknote, Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds ceremony to commemorate his appointment

2024-07-09 21:27:00
Following the issuance of the first 10,000 yen banknote in 20 years, which features a portrait of Eiichi Shibusawa, the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, of which Shibusawa served as its first chairman, held a commemorative ceremony.

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Afghanistan female athlete commits to Paris Olympics: "To represent dreams and hopes"

2024-07-09 21:13:00
The Taliban, the Islamist group that rules Afghanistan, has announced its intention not to recognize three female athletes competing in the Paris Olympics, which begin this month, as representatives of the country. In response, one of the athletes, track and field athlete Kimia Yousfi, has expressed her determination for the games, saying, "I want to represent the dreams and aspirations of Afghan women that have been stolen from them."

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Two suspects in their 30s wanted nationwide arrested in money laundering case

2024-07-09 21:10:00
In a case in which 13 people were arrested for laundering fraud losses and other funds using paper company accounts, the police issued a nationwide wanted notice for two suspects in their 30s, whose faces had been made public, and on the 9th, they were arrested on suspicion of violating the Organized Crime Punishment Act, etc. The police are currently investigating the details of the case, as they are believed to be key members of the group.

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CDP's Ichiro Ozawa on the leadership election: "Chairman Izumi should not continue and should step down"

2024-07-09 20:43:00
Regarding the Constitutional Democratic Party leadership election scheduled for this autumn, party member and House of Representatives member Ichiro Ozawa told reporters that it would be difficult for the current executive branch to build a united opposition coalition, and that he believes Izumi should not continue in her position and should step down.

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Nippon Ham and JA Zennoh to collaborate in a wide range of areas, including improving the efficiency of the livestock industry

2024-07-09 20:22:00
As the environment surrounding the livestock industry becomes increasingly harsh due to rising feed prices and other factors, food manufacturers Nippon Ham and JA Zennoh have announced that they will cooperate in a wide range of areas, including mutual use and automation of meat processing facilities, in order to work together to improve business efficiency and stabilize supplies.

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Volleyball player Sarina Koga announces retirement after Paris Olympics

2024-07-09 19:45:00
Sarina Koga, captain of the Japanese women's national volleyball team, has announced that she will retire after the Paris Olympics.

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More than 9,100 people taken to hospital with heatstroke in one week, four times the number from the previous week

2024-07-09 19:20:00
Extreme heat has continued across the nation recently, with temperatures approaching dangerously high 40 degrees in some places. According to a summary by the Fire and Disaster Management Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the number of people taken to hospital with heatstroke in the week ending on the 7th reached more than 9,100, a fourfold increase from the previous week.

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This year has seen a series of drowning accidents in the sea and rivers. How can we prevent them?

2024-07-09 19:02:00
"There is no river or sea that is not dangerous. Being complacent and thinking, 'It will be fine,' can lead to irreparable consequences." (X, Japan Water Rescue Association) In the scorching heat of summer, opportunities to splash around in the sea or pools have increased, and water accidents have been occurring one after another across the country. This weekend, eight people, including a 10-year-old girl, were killed, and one person is missing. Did you know that there are places where water accidents occur repeatedly? Also, what can you do to avoid becoming a victim?

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Yuki Kawamura to challenge for the NBA this fall: "I want to come back and realize my dream"

2024-07-09 18:24:00
Japan national team player Yuki Kawamura, who will be competing in the NBA (American professional basketball league) this fall, held a press conference in Yokohama and stated his determination, saying, "I definitely want to achieve my dream and come back."

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Kao files petition to halt sales of Iris Ohyama eye masks

2024-07-09 17:19:00
Kao Corporation, a major manufacturer of daily necessities, has filed a petition for provisional injunction in the Tokyo District Court seeking to halt the sale of four products sold by Iris Ohyama, a manufacturer of household goods, alleging that the designs are similar to Kao Corporation's own products and infringe on its design rights.

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White House: "The President is not being treated for Parkinson's disease"

2024-07-09 16:35:00
Amid growing concerns about U.S. President Biden's age, the White House explained on the 8th that despite media reports sparking speculation about Parkinson's disease, President Biden had not been found to have any symptoms during his medical checkup and was not receiving any treatment.

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Shimane Matsue: "Water is rising around houses and they are likely to be flooded" - lots of information

2024-07-09 16:16:00
According to the Matsue City Fire Department, since around 11:00 a.m., numerous reports have been received that water is rising around homes in Kuroda-cho, Sugata-cho, and Okutani-cho areas of the city, causing flooding.

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"No vacancies in facilities" - 22,000 people with disabilities waiting

2024-07-09 16:12:00
Some parents who live with children with disabilities are now elderly and are spending their time waiting for a place to open up in a residential facility, thinking about their children's future. A mother whose son has severe intellectual disabilities and autism said, "There are no vacancies in any of the facilities that will accept children with severe disabilities, and I'm worried about whether there is really a place for my son to live." The reality that people with disabilities and their families are unable to secure the housing they desire has come to light. NHK, together with experts, conducted a survey of local governments across the country and found that at least 22,000 people with disabilities are waiting to use residential facilities or group homes for people with disabilities because there are no vacancies.

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Meta side shows fighting stance in Yusaku Maezawa's social media false advertising lawsuit

2024-07-09 16:08:00
Amid a series of fraud cases involving fake social media advertisements impersonating celebrities and others, businessman Yusaku Maezawa has claimed that "allowing advertisements that use his name and likeness without his permission is a violation of his publicity rights and image rights," and has begun a lawsuit against Meta in the United States and its Japanese subsidiary, seeking damages and the suspension of advertisements. Meta has indicated its intention to fight the lawsuit, requesting that the lawsuit be dismissed, citing, among other things, that "the legal basis for the claim has not been made clear."

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Heat stroke prevention for the elderly: Stay hydrated without choking with a "slightly thickened" drink

2024-07-09 15:47:00
To prevent heatstroke, it is important to drink fluids frequently, but some elderly people avoid drinking fluids because they fear that fluid may get into their trachea when swallowing and cause them to choke. Experts are urging people to consciously drink fluids, including by thickening their water or tea.

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A new kabuki play written by Natsuhiko Kyogoku to be performed at the Kabukiza Theatre in Tokyo from August

2024-07-09 15:28:00
A new kabuki play written by Kyogoku Natsuhiko, a popular novelist of horror and mystery novels, will be performed at the Kabukiza in Tokyo in August. Kyogoku and lead actor Matsumoto Koshiro shared their thoughts on the play at a press conference.

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Class for junior high school students to learn how to prevent heat stroke Tenri, Nara

2024-07-09 15:14:00
As the scorching heat continues day after day, a class was held at a junior high school in Tenri City, Nara Prefecture, where students learned how to prevent heatstroke.

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China and Philippines investigate damage to coral reefs in disputed South China Sea

2024-07-09 15:09:00
The Chinese government has published a report stating that the Philippines has been deliberately running aground its warships on reefs in the South China Sea, over which the two countries are in territorial dispute, causing a significant decline in coral reefs. Meanwhile, the Philippines is also investigating the damage to coral reefs caused by China's land reclamation.

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Three people in their 70s and 80s have died from suspected heatstroke in Tokyo this month

2024-07-09 15:08:00
According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Examiner's Office, three people in their 70s and 80s have died of suspected heatstroke in Tokyo as of the 7th of this month.

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Akita Shinkansen service suspended on both lines between Akita and Omagari due to heavy rain

2024-07-09 15:07:00
According to JR, the Akita Shinkansen has been suspended on both lines between Akita Station and Omagari Station since around 2:20 pm due to heavy rain. There is no prospect of resuming service.

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Former insurance company employee arrested for posting personal information of Giants player and making death threats

2024-07-09 14:34:00
A former insurance company employee was arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department for posting on an internet bulletin board, "I will brutally murder and execute him," along with an image containing the personal information of a professional baseball player from the Giants. During questioning, he said, "I did too much and I don't remember."

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Electricity demand increases sharply due to extreme heat, "We will take every possible measure to ensure stable supply," Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Saito

2024-07-09 14:11:00
The heatwave has caused a sharp increase in electricity demand, and on the 8th Tokyo Electric Power Company received electricity from other power companies for the first time in about two years. In response to this, Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Saito stated that the government will continue to take all possible measures to ensure a stable supply of electricity, including taking appropriate measures when tight supply and demand are expected.

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The first event where all students gather since the earthquake: Wajima High School in Ishikawa Prefecture

2024-07-09 13:22:00
Following the Noto Peninsula earthquake, Wajima High School in Ishikawa Prefecture, where some of the students remain evacuated, held a ball game tournament as the first event to bring all the students together, allowing them to see each other for the first time in a long while.

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North Korea announces visit to Russia of delegation responsible for military education, expanding cooperation?

2024-07-09 13:08:00
North Korea announced that a delegation to provide military education would visit Russia, and the two countries, which have just signed a new treaty that stipulates military support in the event of an emergency, may further expand military cooperation.

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LDP Secretary-General Mogi: "Very harsh results in Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly by-elections, strengthen party unity"

2024-07-09 12:56:00
Regarding the LDP's mere victory in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly by-elections, which saw it win just two seats, Secretary-General Motegi called the result very harsh, and expressed the view that the party needs to strengthen unity.

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Cabinet decides to appoint Yukihiko Imazaki as new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

2024-07-09 12:51:00
At a cabinet meeting on the 9th, the government decided to appoint Supreme Court Justice Yukihiko Imazaki as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

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Suspect in cash transport vehicle attack may have boarded flight from Manila; investigation into entry intent

2024-07-09 12:32:00
In a case 23 years ago, a cash transport vehicle was attacked at a JA branch in Kodaira, Tokyo, and over 100 million yen in cash was stolen. The Iranian suspect arrested in this case was boarding a flight from Manila in the Philippines and was planning to enter the country from Kansai Airport in Osaka, according to an interview with an investigator. The Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating the details of the suspect's entry, including the purpose of his entry.

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37 killed in Russian missile attack; rescue efforts continue at children's hospital

2024-07-09 12:03:00
In Ukraine, 37 people have been killed so far in a Russian missile attack, and the pediatric hospital in the capital Kyiv was severely damaged in the attack, with rescue operations continuing through the night.

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Ministry of Defense to report to House of Representatives Intelligence Oversight Committee on "special secret leaks"

2024-07-09 12:01:00
The Ministry of Defense is preparing to report to the House of Representatives' Intelligence Oversight Committee on the fact that unqualified personnel were handling "specially secret" information related to national security on several Maritime Self-Defense Force vessels. In addition, according to a Defense Ministry source, disciplinary action is expected to be taken after power harassment by several senior officials was confirmed in an internal bureau of the Ministry of Defense.

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Prime Minister Kishida to meet with plaintiffs in the former Eugenic Protection Law lawsuit on the 17th

2024-07-09 12:00:00
Following the Supreme Court's ruling ordering the government to pay compensation for the former Eugenic Protection Law, Prime Minister Kishida announced that he will meet with the plaintiffs in the lawsuit on July 17. After directly conveying the government's remorse and apologies, he is expected to explain the new form of compensation.

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Report released on MSDF helicopter accident: "Inadequate lookout and insufficient advanced management"

2024-07-09 11:58:00
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force has released an investigation report into the April 2019 crash of two helicopters off the coast of the Izu Islands. The report states that the causes of the crash were inadequate on-board watch and insufficient management of the helicopter's altitude by the commander.

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Chiba Ichihara: A light passenger vehicle hits a group of nursery school children, 6 people transported to hospital

2024-07-09 11:03:00
According to a report from the fire department, a light passenger vehicle collided with a line of nursery school children in Aoyagikita, Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture, at around 10:00 a.m. on the 9th, and six people, including four children and two adults, were taken to the hospital. All of them are conscious.

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Mitsubishi UFJ Bank employees forced to investigate TOB information leaks before public announcement

2024-07-09 10:18:00
It has been learned from an interview with a related person that the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission has conducted compulsory investigations of the home of a Mitsubishi UFJ Bank employee and the bank's headquarters on suspicion of violating the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, as the employee is suspected of leaking information about a tender offer (TOB) for a client company to a relative before the information was made public. The employee's relative and others are said to have made profits by trading stocks related to the client company.

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US presidential election: Republicans' proposed policy platform strongly reflects Trump's views

2024-07-09 10:00:00
On the 8th, the Republican Party, which is aiming to regain power ahead of the US presidential election in November, put together a draft policy platform that will essentially serve as its campaign pledges, with the platform strongly reflecting the claims of former President Trump, such as an "America First" economic policy and strengthening immigration measures.

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Evacuation orders issued to 61 people from 21 households in the Shinjo, Yamagata area

2024-07-09 09:57:00
Shinjo City, Yamagata Prefecture, issued an evacuation order to 61 people in 21 households in the Kyujo area at 9:25 a.m. on the 9th, citing an increased risk of landslides. The information corresponds to level 4 out of 5 alert levels, and Shinjo City has opened an evacuation shelter at the Wakuwaku Shinjo Lifelong Learning Center and is calling for everyone to evacuate from dangerous areas.

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Stock price temporarily rises by more than 400 yen, reaching a record high during trading hours

2024-07-09 09:38:00
On the 9th, the Nikkei Stock Average rose by more than 400 yen at one point in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, hitting a new all-time high during trading hours, following the 8th. Following the rise in stock prices of high-tech stocks on the New York market on the 8th due to expectations of improved performance, buy orders for semiconductors and other stocks began immediately after trading began.

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Heavy rain expected in Tohoku and Hokuriku as front remains stationary through the day after tomorrow; be on high alert

2024-07-09 07:46:00
Due to the influence of the stationary front, rain clouds are developing mainly on the Sea of ​​Japan side, and some areas in Tohoku are experiencing very heavy rain. The front is expected to remain stationary through the 11th, bringing heavy rain to Tohoku and Hokuriku, and the Japan Meteorological Agency is calling for people to be on high alert for landslides and other disasters.

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Evacuation orders issued to 677 people in 293 households in the Nishinagano district of Kakunodate Town, Senboku, Akita Prefecture

2024-07-09 07:22:00
Senboku City, Akita Prefecture, issued an evacuation order to 293 households and 677 people in the Nishinagano district of Kakunodate Town, which is in the river basin, at 6:30 a.m., due to the risk of flooding of the Iriminai River that runs through the city. The information corresponds to Level 4 out of 5 alert levels, and the city has opened an evacuation shelter at Kakunodate Onsen Hanayokan and is calling for everyone to evacuate from dangerous areas.

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Russian forces launch fierce attacks across Ukraine, causing major damage to children's hospital

2024-07-09 06:53:00
On the 8th, there were fierce attacks by Russian troops in various parts of Ukraine, and in the capital Kyiv, a children's hospital was severely damaged, and so far 33 people have been killed. President Zelensky once again strongly condemned Russia, saying that about 40 missiles were used in the attack.

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President Biden denies withdrawal in letter to lawmakers: "Chosen by the voters"

2024-07-09 06:51:00
President Biden, who is under pressure to withdraw from the US presidential election, sent a letter to Democratic members of Congress strongly denying that he would withdraw, arguing that he was the one chosen by the voters through his party's candidate selection.

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Extreme heat continues today, mainly from the Kanto region to the Pacific coast west of the country; be on alert for heatstroke

2024-07-09 06:17:00
On the 9th, the weather is expected to be sunny and extremely hot, mainly from the Kanto region to the Pacific coast west of Tokyo, and some areas have issued "heatstroke alerts." Please continue to be vigilant against heatstroke, and take measures such as using air conditioners without enduring the heat.

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"National Academic Proficiency Test" to be fully online from 2015 Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

2024-07-09 05:41:00
Regarding the National Academic Achievement Test, which is conducted annually for sixth graders in elementary school and third graders in junior high school, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has announced its intention to abolish paper-based tests and make them entirely online from the 2027 academic year.

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Dozens of members of the Maritime Self-Defense Force expected to face disciplinary action for fraudulently receiving diving allowances

2024-07-09 05:32:00
It has been revealed through an interview with a Defense Ministry official that several members of the Maritime Self-Defense Force, who are tasked with rescuing stranded submarines, have fraudulently received allowances for diving during training, even though they did not actually dive. The fraudulently received allowances total tens of millions of yen, and dozens of members are expected to be disciplined soon.

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Bird flu detected in American dairy cows: "Droplet-transmitted nature"

2024-07-09 05:27:00
Regarding the issue of the H5N1 avian influenza virus being detected in dairy cows in the United States, a group including the University of Tokyo has announced that, as a result of experiments using ferrets, a type of weasel, they have found that the virus has the ability to be transmitted through droplets.

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CDP Tokyo gubernatorial election: Renho comes in third, opposition parties expected to open up more discussion on cooperation

2024-07-09 05:23:00
Following Renho's third-place finish in the Tokyo gubernatorial election, the Constitutional Democratic Party is expected to engage in lively discussions about how opposition parties, including the Communist Party, should cooperate in the upcoming leadership election this fall.

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