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Lightning strikes during high school soccer team practice match, 2 seriously injured, 16 injured Miyazaki

2024-04-03 23:32:00
On the afternoon of the 3rd, lightning struck a field in Miyazaki City, and 18 people playing soccer were taken to the hospital, two of them seriously injured and 16 injured. The high school soccer team was having a practice match at the time, and police are investigating the situation in detail.

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Earthquake in eastern Taiwan Misinformation and disinformation spread on SNS, including “imp-earnings”

2024-04-03 22:14:00
Due to the earthquake with its epicenter in eastern Taiwan that occurred on the morning of the 3rd, erroneous information and disinformation are spreading on social media claiming that videos of previous disasters such as the Noto Peninsula earthquake are from this time, and such information is being used for profit. We also see a lot of "imp-earning" postings for the purpose of posting. Care must be taken not to spread it easily.

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Earthquake in Taiwan; temporary tsunami warning for Okinawa; 4 injured due to falls during evacuation

2024-04-03 22:09:00
On the morning of the 3rd, there was a large earthquake with its epicenter near Taiwan, and the Japan Meteorological Agency temporarily issued a tsunami warning for the Miyakojima/Yaeyama region of Okinawa Prefecture and the Okinawa main island region. The Japan Meteorological Agency has warned that there is a risk of an earthquake of similar magnitude occurring over the next week or so, especially in the next few days, and that there is a possibility of a tsunami. According to Okinawa Prefecture, a total of four people in the prefecture suffered minor injuries due to falls during evacuation.

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Earthquake in eastern Taiwan: 9 people killed, 963 injured, buildings collapsed and other damage

2024-04-03 22:02:00
Taiwanese authorities have announced that nine people have died and 963 others have been injured in the earthquake that occurred off the eastern coast of Taiwan on the morning of the 3rd. According to Taiwanese media, there was significant damage in the area, with multiple buildings collapsed and roads cut off. We will update you on the local situation from time to time.

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Earthquake in eastern Taiwan, 9 people dead, 946 injured, buildings collapsed and other damage

2024-04-03 21:18:00
Taiwanese authorities have announced that nine people have died and 946 others have been injured in the earthquake that occurred off the eastern coast of Taiwan on the morning of the 3rd. According to Taiwanese media, there was significant damage in the area, with multiple buildings collapsed and roads cut off. We will update you on the local situation from time to time.

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Ishikawa Prefecture decides on second distribution plan for relief funds

2024-04-03 21:14:00
A plan has been decided for the second distribution of relief funds received in Ishikawa Prefecture and other areas in the wake of the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, and the total amount allocated to households whose homes were completely destroyed has reached 1 million yen, including the first distribution.

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Red yeast rice problem: Doctor who examined “Patient has Fanconi syndrome”

2024-04-03 20:55:00
We examined a patient in Ehime Prefecture who was complaining of health problems after consuming Kobayashi Pharmaceutical's ``red yeast'' due to an issue in which people developed kidney disease after consuming this health food. The doctor gave an interview to NHK. The patient was diagnosed with Fanconi syndrome, which causes symptoms such as muscle weakness and decreased kidney function.

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First awareness survey: “Prejudice and discrimination remain serious” Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

2024-04-03 20:09:00
In order to understand the actual situation of discrimination and prejudice against Hansen's disease, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare conducted an awareness survey among the general public for the first time. More than 60% of people answered that they had no sense of discrimination against Hansen's disease, but nearly 20% said they felt uncomfortable touching their own bodies, and that they felt uncomfortable about touching their own bodies, as well as the families of former patients and their own families. More than 20% of respondents said they felt reluctant to get married. A review committee of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare concluded that ``prejudice and discrimination against Hansen's disease still exists, and the situation remains serious.'' (Reporter Chieko Katsumata, Social Affairs Department)

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Earthquake in eastern Taiwan, 9 people dead, 934 injured, buildings collapsed and other damage

2024-04-03 20:07:00
Taiwanese authorities have announced that nine people have died and 934 others have been injured in the earthquake that occurred off the eastern coast of Taiwan on the morning of the 3rd. According to Taiwanese media, there was significant damage in the area, with multiple buildings collapsed and roads cut off. We will update you on the local situation from time to time.

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[Local reporter commentary (7:00 p.m.)] Earthquake in Taiwan, 9 dead, 934 injured

2024-04-03 20:04:00
Taiwanese authorities have announced that nine people have died and 934 others have been injured in the earthquake that occurred off the eastern coast of Taiwan on the morning of the 3rd. Taipei Bureau Chief Chien-hsiung Kui explains the situation on the ground. (The video is 1 minute 14 seconds long. It was broadcast on "NHK News 7" on the 3rd. It cannot be viewed on data broadcasting.)

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Sendai High Court judge dismissed for inappropriate social media posts - first case regarding judge's expressive behavior

2024-04-03 19:47:00
The impeachment court of the Diet handed down a dismissal judgment for Judge Motoichi Okaguchi of the Sendai High Court, who was accused of repeatedly posting inappropriate posts on social media related to murder cases and other matters. This is the eighth judge to be removed from office, and the first time a judgment has been made based on expressive behavior.

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[Earthquake/domestic impact] Many flights are delayed and congestion continues at Naha Airport

2024-04-03 19:29:00
At around 8:58 a.m. on the 3rd, there was an earthquake with its epicenter near Taiwan, and Naha Airport temporarily canceled all landings. Passenger planes gradually resumed taking off and landing from 12:44 p.m., but many flights were delayed and the departure lobby remained crowded.

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Kobayashi Pharmaceutical “Red yeast rice” issue: Raw materials used in health foods are manufactured from the same strain

2024-04-03 19:28:00
The problem is that people who ingested health foods containing the components of Kobayashi Pharmaceutical's ``Red Yeast'' developed kidney disease, etc. All of the red ``Red Yeast'' raw materials used in this health food were made from the same strain of ``Red Yeast mold.'' However, it was found that only some of these contained an unexpected ingredient that appeared to be ``pouberuric acid.'' It is expected that further efforts will be made to determine the cause, including the possibility that it may have been contaminated during the manufacturing process.

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Oku-Noto: Re-investigation of building damage certification; progress varies greatly among local governments

2024-04-03 19:22:00
Issuance of disaster certificates, which are essential for receiving public support for repairing buildings damaged by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, requires certification of damage based on an investigation, but if the certification is dissatisfied, can apply for re-examination. In the Oku-Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture, which was severely damaged by the recent earthquake, we found that there were large differences in the progress of this resurvey among local governments.

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Earthquake in Taiwan; temporary tsunami warning for Okinawa; 4 injured due to falls during evacuation

2024-04-03 19:14:00
On the morning of the 3rd, there was a large earthquake with its epicenter near Taiwan, and the Japan Meteorological Agency temporarily issued a tsunami warning for the Miyakojima/Yaeyama region of Okinawa Prefecture and the Okinawa main island region. The Japan Meteorological Agency has warned that there is a risk of an earthquake of similar magnitude occurring over the next week or so, especially in the next few days, and that there is a possibility of a tsunami. According to Okinawa Prefecture, a total of four people in the prefecture suffered minor injuries due to falls during evacuation.

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Wajima City signs agreement with Suita City, Osaka to dispatch staff, cooperates in preparation of recovery plan, etc.

2024-04-03 18:54:00
Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, which was severely damaged by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, has entered into an agreement with Suita City, Osaka, to dispatch staff on a long-term basis to help create recovery plans.

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18 people were taken to hospital after lightning struck the ground, 2 of them in serious condition Miyazaki

2024-04-03 18:51:00
On the afternoon of the 3rd, 18 people playing soccer were taken to the hospital after lightning struck a field in Miyazaki City, and according to the fire department, two of them were in serious condition. At the time, rain clouds had developed over Miyazaki City and a thunderstorm warning had been issued.

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Research groups including Nagasaki University make 22 recommendations to reduce the risk of nuclear use

2024-04-03 18:50:00
As a result of three years of research, a research group including the Nagasaki University Nuclear Weapons Abolition Research Center has compiled 22 policy recommendations on what the countries involved should do to reduce the risk of nuclear weapons being used in Northeast Asia. I did.

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Earthquake in eastern Taiwan Misinformation and disinformation spread on SNS, including “imp-earnings”

2024-04-03 18:37:00
Due to the earthquake with its epicenter in eastern Taiwan that occurred on the morning of the 3rd, erroneous information and disinformation are spreading on social media claiming that videos of previous disasters such as the Noto Peninsula earthquake are from this time, and such information is being used for profit. We also see a lot of "imp-earning" postings for the purpose of posting. Care must be taken not to spread it easily.

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Yokohama telework accident certification issue “National supervision to prevent overcrowding”

2024-04-03 18:34:00
A woman working at a manufacturer in Yokohama city was certified as a worker's compensation worker after she was forced to work long hours through telework and developed a mental illness. Her representative held a press conference and said, ``The government is working to prevent overcrowded work. We need supervision.''

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Kobayashi Pharmaceutical "Red yeast rice" issue: 177 people hospitalized (as of April 2nd) Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

2024-04-03 18:23:00
As of the 2nd, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has announced that a total of 177 people have been hospitalized due to a problem in which people who consumed health foods containing Kobayashi Pharmaceutical's red yeast rice developed kidney diseases. It was announced that this was revealed in a report from

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Japan Airlines flight from Miyazaki to Haneda diverted due to lightning strike, no injuries

2024-04-03 18:16:00
On the afternoon of the 3rd, a Japan Airlines flight from Miyazaki to Haneda was struck by lightning after takeoff, changed its destination and landed at Kansai Airport. There were no injuries to passengers or crew.

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Earthquake in eastern Taiwan, 9 people dead, 821 injured, buildings collapsed and other damage

2024-04-03 18:16:00
Taiwanese authorities announced that by 5:30 p.m. Japan time, nine people had died and 821 others had been injured in the earthquake that occurred off the eastern coast of Taiwan on the morning of the 3rd. We will update you on the local situation from time to time.

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Earthquake in Taiwan; temporary tsunami warning for Okinawa; caution for the next week; Japan Meteorological Agency

2024-04-03 18:13:00
On the morning of the 3rd, there was a large earthquake with its epicenter near Taiwan, and the Japan Meteorological Agency temporarily issued a tsunami warning for the Miyakojima/Yaeyama region of Okinawa Prefecture and the Okinawa main island region. The Japan Meteorological Agency has warned that there is a risk of an earthquake of similar magnitude occurring over the next week or so, especially in the next few days, and that there is a possibility of a tsunami.

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Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare and Osaka Mayor meet on red yeast rice issue, confirm cooperation to prevent damage from spreading

2024-04-03 18:12:00
Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Takemi met with Mayor Yokoyama of Osaka City to investigate the cause of the problem in which people who consumed health foods containing Kobayashi Pharmaceutical's red yeast rice developed kidney disease. We confirmed that we will work closely together to prevent the spread of damage.

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Princess Kako to make official visit to Greece in May, 125 years since diplomatic relations were established

2024-04-03 18:10:00
Princess Kako, the second daughter of Prince Akishino and his wife, will make an official visit to Greece in May, which marks 125 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations with Japan.

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Kasumi Ishikawa holds a table tennis class in Hakui City, Ishikawa, which was affected by the earthquake.

2024-04-03 18:10:00
On the 3rd, Kasumi Ishikawa, a former member of Japan's national table tennis team who retired from active duty last year, visited Hakui City, Ishikawa Prefecture, which was affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, held a table tennis class and interacted with children.

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Sendai High Court judge dismissed for inappropriate social media posts - first case regarding judge's expressive behavior

2024-04-03 18:07:00
The impeachment court of the Diet handed down a dismissal judgment for Judge Motoichi Okaguchi of the Sendai High Court, who was accused of repeatedly posting inappropriate posts on social media related to murder cases and other matters. This is the eighth judge to be removed from office, and the first time a judgment has been made based on expressive behavior.

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Sendai High Court judge dismissed for inappropriate social media posts - first case regarding judge's expressive behavior

2024-04-03 17:18:00
The impeachment court of the Diet handed down a dismissal judgment for Judge Motoichi Okaguchi of the Sendai High Court, who was accused of repeatedly posting inappropriate posts on social media related to murder cases and other matters. This is the eighth judge to be removed from office, and the first for a judgment based on expressive behavior.

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[Earthquake/domestic impact] Naha Airport resumes takeoff and landing of passenger planes

2024-04-03 17:07:00
At around 8:58 a.m. on the 3rd, there was an earthquake with its epicenter near Taiwan, and Naha Airport temporarily canceled all landings, but operations resumed at 10:53 a.m. and from 12:44 p.m. Passenger planes have gradually resumed taking off and landing. Meanwhile, several routes, including ferries, are suspended.

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Earthquake in eastern Taiwan: 7 dead, 736 injured, buildings collapsed and other damage

2024-04-03 17:04:00
Taiwanese authorities have announced that seven people have died and 736 others have been injured in the earthquake that occurred off the eastern coast of Taiwan on the morning of the 3rd. Additionally, 77 people are trapped in collapsed buildings. We will update you on the local situation from time to time.

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Lightning strikes Miyazaki University of Industrial Management grounds, 18 people taken to hospital, 2 seriously injured

2024-04-03 17:00:00
On the afternoon of the 3rd, lightning struck the field of Miyazaki University of Industrial Management in Miyazaki City, and 18 people who were playing soccer were taken to the hospital, and according to the fire department, two of them were in serious condition.

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[Local reporter commentary (4 p.m.)] Earthquake in Taiwan, 7 dead, 736 injured

2024-04-03 16:35:00
Taiwanese authorities have announced that seven people have died and 736 others have been injured in the earthquake that occurred off the eastern coast of Taiwan on the morning of the 3rd. There are also 77 people trapped in collapsed buildings. (The video is 4 minutes 23 seconds long. It was broadcast on the news at 4pm on the 3rd. It cannot be viewed on data broadcasting.)

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Nagano opens a medical center centered on private practitioners on weekday nights to reduce the burden on working doctors

2024-04-03 16:26:00
In April, restrictions on holidays and overtime for working doctors will begin, and in the Saku area of ​​Nagano Prefecture, general practitioners will be providing medical care such as internal medicine on weekday nights in order to reduce the burden on working doctors. The center has been opened.

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Ishikawa Wajima Handing over uniforms to newly enrolled elementary and junior high school students later than usual

2024-04-03 16:12:00
Due to the effects of the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, some elementary and junior high schools in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, are having delays in preparing uniforms for elementary and junior high schools that will be holding their entrance ceremonies next week, and uniform stores are still seeing children wearing uniforms for the first time on the 3rd. was seen.

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Hakusan Ishikawa Invites children from earthquake-hit Shiga town to heated pool

2024-04-03 16:10:00
An event was held in Hakusan City where children from Shiga Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, which was affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, were invited to enjoy a heated pool.

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At least two people seriously injured after being struck by lightning on Miyazaki University of Industrial Management grounds

2024-04-03 16:08:00
According to the Miyazaki City Fire Department, just after 2:30 p.m. on the 3rd, they received a report that multiple people were injured after lightning struck the grounds of Miyazaki University of Industrial Management in Miyazaki City. Firefighters arrived at the scene with ambulances and other vehicles and are transporting the injured to hospitals, with at least two people suffering from serious injuries. According to the fire department, a soccer practice match was being held at the ground at the time between high school students from Miyazaki City and high school students from outside the prefecture.

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[Local reporter commentary (3:00 p.m.)] Earthquake in Taiwan, 4 dead, over 50 injured

2024-04-03 16:01:00
On the morning of the 3rd (Japan time), there was an earthquake with its epicenter off the eastern coast of Taiwan, and Taiwan's fire department has so far announced that four people have died and more than 50 people have been injured, causing major damage. Masu. According to observations by Taiwan's Central Meteorological Office, at around 8:58 a.m. Japan time on the 3rd, there was an earthquake with an epicenter approximately 25 kilometers off the coast of Hualien County in eastern Taiwan. The depth of the epicenter is approximately 15 km, and the magnitude, which indicates the scale of the earthquake, is estimated to be 7.2. As a result of this earthquake, shaking with a seismic intensity of 6+ was observed in Hualien County in eastern Taiwan, a seismic intensity of 5+ in Yilan County in the northeast, and a seismic intensity of 5+ in a wide area including Taipei City and New Taipei City in the north, and Taichung City in central Taiwan. We observed shaking. This is an explanation of the local situation by Chien-hsiung Kui, Taipei bureau chief in Taiwan. (The video is 5 minutes and 26 seconds long. It was broadcast on the news at 3pm on the 3rd. It cannot be viewed on data broadcasting.)

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Earthquake exceeding magnitude 7 in eastern Taiwan, 7 dead, 736 injured

2024-04-03 15:55:00
Taiwanese authorities have announced that seven people have died and 736 others have been injured in the earthquake that occurred off the eastern coast of Taiwan on the morning of the 3rd. Additionally, 77 people are trapped in collapsed buildings. We will update you on the local situation from time to time.

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Lightning struck Miyazaki University of Industrial Management grounds, reports of multiple injuries Miyazaki

2024-04-03 15:17:00
According to the Miyazaki City Fire Department, just after 2:30 p.m. on the 3rd, they received a report that multiple people were injured after being struck by lightning on the grounds of Miyazaki University of Industrial Management in Miyazaki City. The fire department is currently responding to the scene with an ambulance.

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Kobayashi Pharmaceutical red yeast rice problem Osaka city holds task force meeting to confirm investigation policy, etc.

2024-04-03 14:50:00
The city of Osaka held its first task force meeting on the 3rd in response to the issue of people developing kidney disease after ingesting health foods containing ingredients from Kobayashi Pharmaceutical's red yeast rice, which is headquartered in Osaka. We have confirmed that a dedicated investigation team will investigate the cause of the incident.

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Earthquake exceeding magnitude 7 in eastern Taiwan kills 4 and injures over 50

2024-04-03 14:34:00
On the morning of the 3rd, Japan time, there was an earthquake with its epicenter off the eastern coast of Taiwan, causing major damage, with Taiwan's fire department announcing that four people had died and more than 50 were injured. We will update you on the local situation from time to time.

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All tsunami warnings lifted in Okinawa Prefecture; tsunami observation in various locations

2024-04-03 14:06:00
On the morning of the 3rd, there was a large earthquake with its epicenter near Taiwan, and the Japan Meteorological Agency canceled all tsunami advisories that had been issued for the Miyakojima/Yaeyama region of Okinawa Prefecture and the Okinawa main island region at noon. The Japan Meteorological Agency urges people to be careful when approaching the sea, as it is expected that the tide level will continue to change somewhat for some time to come.

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Earthquake exceeding magnitude 7 in eastern Taiwan kills 4 and injures over 50

2024-04-03 14:05:00
On the morning of the 3rd, Japan time, there was an earthquake with its epicenter off the eastern coast of Taiwan, causing major damage, with Taiwan's fire department announcing that four people had died and more than 50 were injured. We will update you on the local situation from time to time.

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All Okinawa emergency safety and evacuation orders lifted (1:00 p.m.)

2024-04-03 13:58:00
According to information as of 12:30 a.m., such as through L-Alert, which local governments use to convey evacuation information, all emergency safety and evacuation orders issued to local governments in Okinawa Prefecture have been lifted. Additionally, Kunigami Village in Okinawa Prefecture lifted the evacuation advisory for elderly people near the coast at 1 p.m. All evacuation information issued to local governments within the prefecture has now been lifted.

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Many hospitals in Ibaraki obtain “night shift permission” and focus on balancing work style reform

2024-04-03 13:45:00
As part of the "work style reform for doctors" that began this month, many hospitals in Ibaraki Prefecture have introduced a special rule that allows doctors on duty to exclude time off from their working hours, provided they take enough naps, etc. A prefectural investigation revealed that the labor standards inspection office obtained the following information. It seems that this is to maintain the medical system, and whether it can be compatible with work style reform is likely to be a focus in the future.

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More than 20,000 welfare applications were filed nationwide in January, exceeding the previous year for 13 consecutive months

2024-04-03 13:43:00
The number of applications for welfare in January this year was over 20,000 nationwide, an increase of 0.3% compared to the same month last year. This is the 13th consecutive month that sales have exceeded the previous year.

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Earthquake exceeding magnitude 7 in eastern Taiwan leaves 1 dead and over 50 injured

2024-04-03 13:14:00
On the morning of the 3rd, Japan time, there was an earthquake with its epicenter off the eastern coast of Taiwan, causing major damage, with Taiwanese fire authorities announcing that one person has died and more than 50 people have been injured. . We will update you on the local situation from time to time.

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[Earthquake/domestic impact] Naha Airport resumes takeoff and landing of passenger planes

2024-04-03 13:04:00
At around 8:58 a.m. on the 3rd, there was an earthquake with its epicenter near Taiwan, and Naha Airport temporarily canceled all landings, but operations resumed at 10:53 a.m. and from 12:44 p.m. Passenger planes have gradually resumed taking off and landing. Meanwhile, several routes, including ferries, are suspended.

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Kobayashi Pharmaceutical red yeast rice problem, task force meeting in Osaka city, investigation policy etc. confirmed

2024-04-03 12:50:00
The city of Osaka held its first task force meeting on the 3rd in response to the issue of people developing kidney disease after ingesting health foods containing ingredients from Kobayashi Pharmaceutical's red yeast rice, which is headquartered in Osaka. We have confirmed that a dedicated investigation team will investigate the cause of the incident.

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All Okinawa emergency safety and evacuation orders have been lifted (12:30 p.m.)

2024-04-03 12:50:00
According to information as of 12:30 a.m., such as through L-Alert, which local governments use to convey evacuation information, all emergency safety and evacuation orders issued to local governments in Okinawa Prefecture have been lifted. Meanwhile, evacuation information for elderly people continues to be issued near the coast of Kunigami Village, and elderly people and people with physical disabilities are being urged to evacuate.

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Suzu Ishikawa: Significant reduction in work at welfare work centers; difficult situation as employment support continues

2024-04-03 12:44:00
Due to the effects of the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, welfare work centers in Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, are having difficulty continuing to provide employment support as the number of jobs undertaken by people with disabilities has significantly decreased.

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All tsunami warnings lifted in Okinawa Prefecture; tsunami observation in various locations

2024-04-03 12:35:00
On the morning of the 3rd, there was a large earthquake with its epicenter near Taiwan, and the Japan Meteorological Agency canceled all tsunami advisories that had been issued for the Miyakojima/Yaeyama region of Okinawa Prefecture and the Okinawa main island region at noon. The Japan Meteorological Agency urges people to be careful when approaching the sea, as it is expected that the tide level will continue to change somewhat for some time to come.

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[Local reporter commentary (noon on the 3rd)] Earthquake in Taiwan 1 person dead, over 50 injured

2024-04-03 12:28:00
On the morning of the 3rd (Japan time), there was an earthquake with its epicenter off the eastern coast of Taiwan, and Taiwan's fire department has so far announced that one person has died and more than 50 people have been injured, causing major damage. Masu. According to observations by Taiwan's Central Meteorological Office, at around 8:58 a.m. Japan time on the 3rd, there was an earthquake with an epicenter approximately 25 kilometers off the coast of Hualien County in eastern Taiwan. The depth of the epicenter is approximately 15 km, and the magnitude, which indicates the scale of the earthquake, is estimated to be 7.2. The Central Japan Meteorological Office issued a tsunami warning after the earthquake, warning people to be wary of sudden changes in sea level, as there is a risk of a tsunami of up to 1 meter in height. This is an explanation of the local situation by Chien-hsiung Kui, Taipei bureau chief in Taiwan. (The video is 1 minute 45 seconds long. It was broadcast on the news at noon on the 3rd. It cannot be viewed on data broadcasting.)

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All tsunami warnings lifted at noon; 30cm tsunami observed on Yonaguni Island

2024-04-03 12:13:00
The Japan Meteorological Agency recently lifted all tsunami advisories issued for the Miyakojima/Yaeyama region of Okinawa Prefecture and the Okinawa main island region at noon. In the Miyakojima/Yaeyama region and the Okinawa main island region, it is likely that the tide level will continue to change slightly for some time to come, so people are urged to be careful when swimming or working in the sea.

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[Earthquake/domestic impact] Naha Airport resumes operations, 5 passenger ship routes suspended

2024-04-03 12:09:00
At around 8:58 a.m. on the 3rd, there was an earthquake with its epicenter near Taiwan, causing impacts across the country, including the temporary cancellation of all landings at Naha Airport and the suspension of multiple ferry routes.

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[Breaking news] All tsunami warnings have been lifted for Okinawa Prefecture. Tsunami observation in various locations

2024-04-03 12:03:00
The Japan Meteorological Agency lifted all tsunami advisories issued for the Miyakojima/Yaeyama region of Okinawa Prefecture and the Okinawa main island region at noon. In the Miyakojima/Yaeyama region and the Okinawa main island region, it is likely that the tide level will continue to change slightly for some time to come, so people are urged to be careful when swimming or working in the sea.

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Emergency safety ensured in Ginoza Village, Okinawa; evacuation orders issued in various areas (11:30 a.m.)

2024-04-03 11:55:00
According to information as of 11:30 a.m., such as "L Alert", which local governments transmit information on evacuations and other matters to broadcast stations, an emergency safety warning has been issued for the entire area near the coast of Ginoza Village in Okinawa Prefecture. The emergency safety order issued for Motobu Town was lifted at 10:53 a.m. Evacuation orders have been issued for all of Ie Village, all of Ishigaki City, all of Ginoza Village, the entire coastline and river areas of Kadena Town, 14,645 households and 32,881 people in the eastern area of ​​Okinawa City, and the coastal area of ​​Nakijin Village. Coastal area of ​​Kitanakagusuku Village ▽ Entire area of ​​Nakagusuku Village ▽ 151 households, 224 people in the Hama area of ​​Aguni Village ▽ Yonabaru Town ▽ 495 households, 877 people in the entire area of ​​Izena Village ▽ Coastal area of ​​Uruma City ▽ Coastal area of ​​Nishihara Town ▽ Taketomi Entire area of ​​the town ▽ Entire area near the coast of Kin Town ▽ Entire area of ​​Urasoe City ▽ Entire area of ​​Kunigami Village ▽ 18,304 households, 40,567 people in the entire coastal area of ​​Itoman City ▽ Entire area of ​​Onna Village ▽ Entire area of ​​Ogimi Village ▽ Gino Tsunami disaster warning areas in Bay City; 8,410 households and 20,000 people in Yomitan Village's coastal area; 19,830 households and 46,488 people in Nanjo City; and Yaese Town's coastal area. We are asking people to immediately leave the coast and rivers and evacuate to higher ground.

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[Local reporter commentary (11:40 a.m.)] Earthquake off the eastern coast of Taiwan

2024-04-03 11:53:00
Taiwan's meteorological authorities announced that there was an earthquake off the eastern coast of Taiwan at around 8:58 a.m. Japan time on the 3rd. According to observations by Taiwan's Central Weather Station, the epicenter was estimated to be approximately 25 kilometers off the coast of Hualien County in eastern Taiwan, with a depth of approximately 15 kilometers and a magnitude of 7.2. The Central Meteorological Office is warning coastal areas to be wary of sudden changes in sea level. This is an explanation of the local situation by Chien-hsiung Kui, Taipei bureau chief in Taiwan. (The video is 4 minutes and 13 seconds long. It was broadcast on NHK special news around 11:40 a.m. on the 3rd. It cannot be viewed on data broadcasting.)

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Earthquake exceeding magnitude 7 in eastern Taiwan leaves 1 dead and over 50 injured

2024-04-03 11:53:00
At around 9 a.m. Japan time, there was a magnitude 7.4 earthquake with its epicenter in eastern Taiwan, and according to NOAA, a 45-centimeter tsunami was observed in Taitung County, eastern Taiwan. According to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), this earthquake caused a 45-cm tsunami in Taitung Prefecture, eastern Taiwan, and a 21-cm tsunami in Longdong, New Taipei City, in the north. Reuters reports, citing Taiwanese fire authorities, that one person was killed and more than 50 people were injured in the earthquake that struck eastern Taiwan.

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Planetarium loved for over 40 years to close due to earthquake damage Kaga Ishikawa

2024-04-03 11:52:00
The planetarium at a children's center in Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture, has been loved by local residents and astronomy fans for over 40 years, but the facility was damaged by an earthquake and has had to close.

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[Video] Japan Meteorological Agency press conference: “Do not go near the coast until the advisory is lifted”

2024-04-03 11:09:00
On the morning of the 3rd, there was a large earthquake with its epicenter near Taiwan, and the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for the Miyakojima/Yaeyama region and the Okinawa main island region, but at 10:40 a.m. the warning was changed to a tsunami advisory for both areas. Ta.

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[Breaking news] Estimated arrival time and height of tsunami 30 cm observed on Yonaguni Island

2024-04-03 11:08:00
The Japan Meteorological Agency recently changed the tsunami warning that had been issued for the Miyakojima/Yaeyama region of Okinawa Prefecture and the Okinawa main island region to a tsunami advisory at 10:40 a.m. Tsunami warnings continue to be issued for the Miyakojima and Yaeyama regions of Okinawa Prefecture and the Okinawa main island region. The expected tsunami height is 1 meter. Tsunamis have already been observed in various parts of the Sakishima Islands. The Japan Meteorological Agency advises people not to go near the coast or river mouths in areas where a tsunami warning has been issued.

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[Breaking news] Tsunami warning in Okinawa Prefecture changed to advisory Japan Meteorological Agency

2024-04-03 11:08:00
On the morning of the 3rd, there was a large earthquake with its epicenter near Taiwan, and the Japan Meteorological Agency changed the tsunami warning that had been issued for the Miyakojima/Yaeyama region of Okinawa Prefecture and the Okinawa main island region to a advisory. Please continue to stay away from coasts and river mouths and avoid approaching them.

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[Earthquake/domestic impact] Landing canceled at Naha Airport, congestion due to car evacuation

2024-04-03 11:07:00
At around 8:58 a.m. on the 3rd, there was an earthquake with the epicenter near Taiwan, and the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for the Miyakojima/Yaeyama region of Okinawa Prefecture and the Okinawa main island region, and at 10:40 a.m. a tsunami advisory was issued for both areas. I switched to All landings have been canceled at airports, and roads are becoming congested due to people evacuating by car, and other areas are being affected.

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Emergency safety secured in Motobu Town and Ginoza Village, Okinawa (10:30 a.m.)

2024-04-03 10:55:00
According to information as of 10:30 a.m., such as L Alert, which local governments send to broadcast stations and other information on evacuations, emergency safety is being ensured in low-lying areas of Motobu Town and near the coast of Ginoza Village in Okinawa Prefecture. It is published all over the area. Additionally, evacuation orders have been issued for the entire area of ​​Ginoza Village, the entire coastline and river areas of Kadena Town, 14,645 households and 32,881 people in the eastern area of ​​Okinawa City, the coastal area of ​​Nakijin Village, the coastal area of ​​Kitanakagusuku Village, and Nakagusuku Village. ▽ 151 households, 224 people in the Hama district of Aguni Village ▽ Yonabaru Town ▽ 495 households, 877 people in the entire Izena Village ▽ Entire area of ​​Chatan Town ▽ All of the coastal area of ​​Uruma City ▽ All of Nishihara Town ▽ All of Nago City ▽ Entire area of ​​Taketomi Town ▽ Entire area near the coast of Kin Town ▽ Entire area of ​​Urasoe City ▽ Entire area of ​​Kunigami Village ▽ 18,304 households, 40,567 people in the entire coastal area of ​​Itoman City ▽ Entire area of ​​Onna Village ▽ Entire area of ​​Ogimi Village ▽ Tokashiki 391 households, 645 people in the entire village area; 8,410 households, 20,000 people in the coastal area of ​​Yomitan Village; 46,488 people, 19,830 households in Nanjo City; Tsunami disaster warning area in Ginowan City; . We are asking people to immediately leave the coast and rivers and evacuate to higher ground.

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[Local reporter commentary (10:10 a.m.)] Earthquake off the eastern coast of Taiwan

2024-04-03 10:51:00
Taiwan's meteorological authorities announced that there was an earthquake off the eastern coast of Taiwan at around 8:58 a.m. Japan time on the 3rd. According to observations by Taiwan's Central Weather Station, the epicenter was estimated to be approximately 25 kilometers off the coast of Hualien County in eastern Taiwan, with a depth of approximately 15 kilometers and a magnitude of 7.2. The Central Meteorological Office is warning coastal areas to be wary of sudden changes in sea level. This is an explanation of the local situation by Chien-hsiung Kui, Taipei bureau chief in Taiwan. (The video is 3 minutes and 40 seconds long. It was broadcast on NHK special news around 10:10 a.m. on the 3rd. It cannot be viewed on data broadcasting.)

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Earthquake off the eastern coast of Taiwan estimated to have a magnitude of 7.2, some buildings collapsed

2024-04-03 10:50:00
Taiwan's meteorological authorities announced that there was an earthquake off the eastern coast of Taiwan at around 8:58 a.m. Japan time on the 3rd. According to observations by Taiwan's Central Weather Station, the epicenter was estimated to be approximately 25 kilometers off the coast of Hualien County in eastern Taiwan, with a depth of approximately 15 kilometers and a magnitude of 7.2. The Central Meteorological Office is warning coastal areas to be wary of sudden changes in sea level.

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Tsunami warning changed to tsunami advisory Miyakojima/Yaeyama region Okinawa main island region

2024-04-03 10:44:00
The Japan Meteorological Agency recently changed the tsunami warning that had been issued for the Miyakojima/Yaeyama region of Okinawa Prefecture and the Okinawa main island region to a tsunami advisory at 10:40 a.m. Tsunami warnings continue to be issued for the Miyakojima and Yaeyama regions of Okinawa Prefecture and the Okinawa main island region. The expected tsunami height is 1 meter. Tsunamis have already been observed in various parts of the Sakishima Islands. The Japan Meteorological Agency advises people not to go near the coast or river mouths in areas where a tsunami warning has been issued.

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[Breaking news] Tsunami warning announced for Miyakojima, Yaeyama region and Okinawa main island region

2024-04-03 10:16:00
On the morning of the 3rd, there was a large earthquake with its epicenter near Taiwan, and the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for the Miyakojima/Yaeyama region of Okinawa Prefecture and the Okinawa main island region. There are areas where the tsunami has already reached. Immediately run to the highest possible location, as far away from the coast as possible.

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Okinawa evacuation order summary: Emergency safety ensured in Motobu town (9:50 a.m.)

2024-04-03 10:13:00
According to information as of 9:50 a.m., such as "L Alert", which local governments send to broadcast stations and other information regarding evacuations, an emergency safety order has been issued to Motobu Town. Additionally, evacuation orders have been issued for 8,410 households and 20,000 people in the coastal area of ​​Yomitan Village, the tsunami disaster warning area in Ginowan City, and the entire area of ​​Tokashiki Village. 391 households, 645 people ▽ Near the river in Haebaru Town ▽ Entire area of ​​Ogimi Village ▽ Entire area near the coast of Higashi Village ▽ 18,304 households, 40,567 people in the entire coastal area of ​​Itoman City ▽ Entire area of ​​Kunigami Village ▽ Urasoe All areas of the city, all areas near the coast of Kin Town, all areas of Taketomi Town, all areas of Nago City, and all areas of Nishihara Town are being urged to immediately move away from the coast and rivers and evacuate to higher ground.

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Earthquake off the eastern coast of Taiwan estimated to have a magnitude of 7.2, some buildings collapsed

2024-04-03 10:05:00
Taiwan's meteorological authorities announced that there was an earthquake off the eastern coast of Taiwan at around 8:58 a.m. Japan time on the 3rd. According to observations by Taiwan's Central Weather Station, the epicenter was estimated to be approximately 25 kilometers off the coast of Hualien County in eastern Taiwan, with a depth of approximately 15 kilometers and a magnitude of 7.2. The Central Meteorological Office is warning coastal areas to be wary of sudden changes in sea level.

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[Breaking news] Estimated arrival time and height of tsunami 30 cm observed on Yonaguni Island

2024-04-03 09:54:00
Estimated arrival time and height of the tsunami. It appears that the tsunami has already reached the Miyakojima and Yaeyama regions, where tsunami warnings have been issued, and a 30cm tsunami was observed on Yonaguni Island at 9:18 a.m. In the Okinawa main island region, it is 10 a.m. The expected height of each tsunami is 3 meters.A tsunami is coming. Please hurry and run away.

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[Breaking news] Tsunami warning announced for Miyakojima, Yaeyama, and Okinawa main island regions

2024-04-03 09:10:00
The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a tsunami warning. Tsunami warnings have been issued for the following coasts: ▼Miyakojima/Yaeyama region (estimated height 3m) ▼Okinawa main island region (estimated height 3m) Please escape quickly.

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Yamagata “Kanzarashi Soba” tasting event: Producers taste freshly made soba

2024-04-03 07:12:00
During the winter, a tasting event for Kanzarashi soba, made by soaking buckwheat in cold stream water to bring out its sweetness, was held in Yamagata City with producers and other related parties in attendance.

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Noto Peninsula Earthquake Damage, evacuation, and water outages Looking back at time-series data

2024-04-03 06:37:00
Three months have passed since the Noto Peninsula earthquake occurred. What is the status of buildings and human damage in Ishikawa Prefecture? How many people are still forced to evacuate, and what is the status of recovery in areas where water supply continues to be cut off? We will interpret the current situation in the disaster-stricken areas in chronological order based on prefectural announcements and other information. (Latest numbers as of 2pm on April 2nd)

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The feeling of my father's "cold hands" that still remains to this day The cherry blossom viewing sake we were supposed to drink together

2024-04-03 06:05:00
Even now, I suddenly remember it. The feeling of her father's cold hands when he rescued her after the earthquake. I can't help but feel like I was before the earthquake. There are parts of the cherry blossoms blooming that are beautiful and soothing, but there are also some parts that are a bit tiring. Time is moving forward, but the current situation of the disaster is nothing...

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Spring has arrived at Kairyuoji Temple in Nara, and Yuki willows are in full bloom.

2024-04-03 05:18:00
At Kairyuoji Temple in Nara City, the white flowers of the Yuki willow are at their peak, heralding the arrival of spring.

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A total of 166 people were hospitalized due to Kobayashi Pharmaceutical's red yeast rice issue (as of April 1st) Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

2024-04-03 05:00:00
As of April 1st, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has reported that a total of 166 people have developed kidney diseases after consuming health foods containing Kobayashi Pharmaceutical's Benikoji. Kobayashi Pharmaceutical announced that it has been revealed that he has been hospitalized.

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A new plaza for “GeGeGe no Kitaro” on Shigeru Mizuki Road Tottori Sakaiminato

2024-04-03 00:36:00
A new plaza equipped with play equipment featuring characters from the manga ``GeGeGe no Kitaro'' has opened on Mizuki Shigeru Road, a tourist attraction in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture.

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