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Hideyuki Ban, co-director of the Nuclear Information Center, dies after proposing a nuclear phase-out

2024-06-11 23:38:00
Hideyuki Ban, co-director of the Nuclear Information Center, who continued to make recommendations on nuclear energy policy from an anti-nuclear standpoint and served as a member of a national council, passed away on the 10th from cancer. He was 72 years old.

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World-renowned architect Fumihiko Maki dies at age 95; designer of Makuhari Messe, among others

2024-06-11 22:55:00
Maki is a world-renowned architect who won the Pritzker Prize, which is said to be the Nobel Prize of architecture, for designing the Makuhari Messe in Chiba City and the skyscraper built on the site of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. Fumihiko passed away on June 6th due to old age. He was 95 years old.

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Ishikawa Suzu: Seabed rises 3m to 4m off the coast “Highly likely due to a major earthquake”

2024-06-11 21:58:00
The latest survey revealed that the seabed has risen by 3 to 4 meters off the coast of Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, east of the epicenter of the Noto Peninsula earthquake, and the government's Earthquake Investigation Committee concluded that it was likely caused by a major earthquake. The epicenter is still active, with an earthquake of intensity 5+ occurring on June 3rd, and the government is calling for continued caution.

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Young Wajima lacquer artisans launch a volunteer group to think about recovery from the earthquake

2024-06-11 21:26:00
Young Wajima lacquer artisans have formed a volunteer group to think about how to rebuild the town from the Noto Peninsula earthquake and the future of Wajima lacquerware, and held their first meeting in Wajima City on the 11th.

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Ishikawa Anamizu Town Residents hold first meeting to prevent isolated deaths in temporary housing

2024-06-11 21:21:00
In order to prevent people from dying alone in temporary housing in Anamizu Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, which was hit by the Noto Peninsula earthquake, local residents have decided to carry out surveillance activities, and the first meeting was held on the 11th.

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Sekisui House releases explanatory document for demolition of condominiums in Tokyo National Park

2024-06-11 21:07:00
Sekisui House, the operator of a condominium in Tokyo's Kunitachi City that was due to be handed over in July, is expected to be demolished for the first time since the issue surfaced.11 It was published on the homepage day and night.

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Shizuoka: Hospitalized wife and daughter murdered; husband believed to have committed suicide sent to prosecutors

2024-06-11 21:06:00
In September last year, a 73-year-old husband stabbed his hospitalized wife and daughter to death at a hospital in Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka Prefecture, and then apparently committed suicide. Police charged the deceased husband with murder and other charges. I sent it to the prosecutor.

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Actual audio and video recordings of the Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office's special investigation division's interrogation trial played in court

2024-06-11 20:56:00
In a civil lawsuit in which a former president of a real estate company who was found not guilty in an embezzlement case investigated by the Osaka District Public Prosecutors' Office Special Investigation Division is seeking compensation from the government for illegal interrogation, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation at the time was questioned as a witness, and portions of audio and video recordings of the actual interrogation were played in court.

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Kagoshima Prefectural Police Chief "again denies" cover-up of employee misconduct at prefectural assembly

2024-06-11 20:50:00
On the 11th, Chief Nogawa of the Kagoshima Prefectural Police Headquarters spoke at a prefectural assembly standing committee regarding the case in which the former head of the public safety department at the Kagoshima Prefectural Police Headquarters was arrested for leaking internal documents containing personal information to a writer. I denied it again. In response, a number of members of Congress called for a complete investigation into the incident and to prevent a recurrence of the series of scandals.

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Japan Airlines reports on causes of successive troubles submitted to Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

2024-06-11 20:39:00
Japan Airlines has been experiencing a series of troubles, including passenger planes significantly crossing the taxiway stop line, and on the 11th, the company submitted a report to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism summarizing the causes and background of the troubles. The report states that the common denominator in the series of problems is that sufficient attention was not paid at critical moments, and that the reason behind this was that an environment in which people could concentrate on safety was not sufficiently created.

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Former mayor of Ikeda town in Gifu arrested for leaking tender information for nursery school construction

2024-06-11 20:37:00
The previous mayor of Ikeda Town, Gifu Prefecture, was arrested by the police two years ago on suspicion of violating the Anti-Bid Rigging Act for allegedly leaking information about the bidding process to a contractor for the construction of a nursery school ordered by the town. The former mayor was found to have sexually harassed female staff members and others, and resigned in April of this year.

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Saitama fatal hit-and-run incident: 56-year-old company employee arrested for driving light vehicle

2024-06-11 20:30:00
In April of this year, a company employee was hit and killed by a car on a prefectural road in Saitama City. On the 11th, police arrested a 56-year-old company employee who was driving a light passenger vehicle on suspicion of hit-and-run and other offenses. He has reportedly denied the charges during questioning.

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Chiba Woman, believed to be a junior high school student, found unconscious after being hit by a car

2024-06-11 20:28:00
On the morning of the 11th, a woman, believed to be a junior high school student, was riding her bicycle across a crosswalk in Inzai City, Chiba Prefecture, when she was hit by a car and remains unconscious in critical condition.

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Aichi Ichinomiya Mother sentenced to 23 years in prison for murder of three daughters Nagoya District Court

2024-06-11 19:59:00
The Nagoya District Court sentenced a 29-year-old mother accused of strangling her three young daughters to death at a home in Ichinomiya City, Aichi Prefecture, two years ago to 23 years in prison, stating, "She decided to commit suicide because she felt that her daughters were not up to par with the ideal mother, and so cannot escape strong criticism, but she was extremely distressed and depressed."

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Transplant postponement: ``The system is the reason, we have to eliminate it'' Japanese Society of Heart Transplantation

2024-06-11 19:21:00
Regarding heart transplant surgery, the Japan Heart Transplant Society held a press conference on the 11th regarding the cases in which medical institutions withhold transplants from patients due to the acceptance system. "We must eliminate the issue of not being able to receive a transplant," he said, indicating his intention to propose improvement measures to the government in the future.

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Police search home of suspect stabbed to death at Oita Hita commercial facility

2024-06-11 19:19:00
On the 10th, in a case where an 80-year-old woman was stabbed to death at a commercial facility in Hita City, Oita Prefecture, police searched the home of the suspect they arrested on the 11th. Police are investigating the circumstances that led to the incident, including whether the suspect and the victim knew each other.

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[Video] 100th anniversary of the opening of Kiyose Station on the Seibu Line - Akina Nakamori's departure melody

2024-06-11 19:16:00
Kiyose Station on the Seibu Railway Ikebukuro Line in Kiyose City, Tokyo, celebrated its 100th anniversary on June 11th, and a commemorative ceremony was held to mark the 100th anniversary of its opening.The station's departure melody was performed by local singer Akina Nakamori. It was announced that the song would be changed to

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Ibaraki Inashiki Collision between medical institution van and trailer, 6 injured

2024-06-11 19:14:00
Just before noon on the 11th, a trailer collided with a van used by a medical institution to transport patients on a national highway in Inashiki City, Ibaraki Prefecture, resulting in six people riding in the van being taken to the hospital. According to police, four patients in their 60s and 80s suffered serious injuries, including broken bones.

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Actual audio and video recordings of the Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office's special investigation division's interrogation trial played in court

2024-06-11 19:06:00
In a civil trial in which the former president of a real estate company, who was found not guilty in an embezzlement case investigated by the Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office's special investigation department, is seeking compensation from the government for illegal interrogation, the prosecutor who was in charge of the investigation at the time was questioning witnesses. A portion of the video recording of the actual interrogation was played in court.

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Yamagata Prefecture Nishikawa Town Bamboo shoot picker in his 70s injured after being attacked by bear

2024-06-11 19:03:00
On the afternoon of the 11th, a man in his 70s who was collecting bamboo shoots in Nishikawa Town, Yamagata Prefecture was attacked and injured by a bear. This year, it is the first time that a person has been attacked and injured by a bear in the prefecture, and the prefecture is urging caution.

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26 people arrested on suspicion of fraud posing as a side job website, mostly young women, damage estimated at 1.9 billion yen

2024-06-11 18:54:00
The Joint Investigation Headquarters of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and Chiba Prefectural Police have accused the operator of the job site of scamming people out of cash in the name of registration fees, etc. by pretending to be a side job job site where ``you can get paid just by chatting for life advice.'' 26 people were arrested on suspicion of fraud. We estimate that at least 8,600 people, mainly young women, were affected by the attack, and the damage amounted to 1.9 billion yen, and we are working to uncover the actual situation.

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QR code on black curtain hiding Mt. Fuji leads to article explaining background of installation

2024-06-11 18:43:00
Fujikawaguchiko Town in Yamanashi Prefecture, which installed a black curtain to hide Mt. Fuji as a countermeasure against nuisance behavior by foreign tourists, has installed a QR code that leads to an article on the town's website to help people understand the background and etiquette behind the installation. I put up a new curtain.

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Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare "investigates actual situation and considers countermeasures" to the problem of unclaimed bodies

2024-06-11 18:41:00
Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Takemi said, ``The number of unclaimed bodies is increasing, as there are no relatives to pick up and cremate the bodies after death, increasing the burden on local governments and causing trouble with relatives.'' "It is important to create an environment where people can mourn," he said, indicating that he would conduct a fact-finding survey this fiscal year and consider countermeasures.

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Transplant postponement: ``The system is the reason, we have to eliminate it'' Japanese Society of Heart Transplantation

2024-06-11 18:39:00
Regarding cases where medical institutions are declining to perform heart transplants on patients due to their own circumstances, the Japanese Heart Transplant Society held a press conference on the 11th. The society stated, "We must put an end to the situation where patients are unable to receive transplants due to the medical institution's own circumstances," and stated its intention to propose measures to improve the situation to the government in the future.

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13 people re-arrested in money laundering case: same method used in illegal online casinos?

2024-06-11 18:26:00
In a case in which 13 people were arrested for laundering fraud losses and other funds using paper company accounts, police re-arrested the same 13 people on suspicion of violating the Organized Crime Punishment Act and other charges on the 11th for allegedly using the same method to launder illegal online casino bets.

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Okayama Prefectural Psychiatric Medical Center Cyber ​​attack leaked information of about 40,000 people

2024-06-11 18:11:00
The Okayama Prefectural Psychiatric Medical Center has announced that its information system has suffered a cyberattack, resulting in the possible leakage of personal information on up to 40,000 patients.

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Akira Endo dies at age 90 Statin discovered to lower blood cholesterol

2024-06-11 17:46:00
On the 5th of this month, Akira Endo, a distinguished professor emeritus at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, who discovered ``statin'', a substance that lowers cholesterol in the blood, and led to the development of a drug for arteriosclerosis, which at one time was said to be the ``best-selling drug in the world'', announced his death on the 5th of this month. passed away in. He was 90 years old.

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“Introduction of selective surnames for married couples: Consideration based on public opinion” Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi

2024-06-11 17:35:00
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi stated that there are still various opinions among the public regarding the Keidanren's request for the early revision of the law necessary for the introduction of "selective separate surnames for married couples," and that he should consider these trends. He expressed his intention to carefully consider how to deal with the situation.

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"Japanese version of DBS" to quickly formulate and publicize operator guidelines

2024-06-11 17:19:00
Regarding the introduction of the ``Japanese version of DBS,'' a system to check whether people working in jobs that involve working with children have a history of sexual offenses, Minister in charge of Children's Policy Kato said that after the bill is enacted, guidelines outlining the responses of businesses will be published as much as possible. He expressed his desire to formulate the policy as soon as possible and to disseminate it.

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Government provides guidelines for businesses that support the elderly, including written explanations and certification system

2024-06-11 17:18:00
The government has finalized guidelines for businesses that provide support for elderly people in hospitals and in their daily lives. When signing a contract, they will be required to provide users with a written explanation of the service content, and they will also consider establishing a certification system to determine whether businesses are following the guidelines.

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“Introduction of selective surnames for married couples: Consideration based on public opinion” Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi

2024-06-11 16:58:00
Regarding the Japan Business Federation's call for the early amendment of the law necessary to introduce the "optional separate surnames for married couples," Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi stated that there are still various opinions among the public, and that he intends to carefully consider how to respond, taking into account these trends.

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Number of patients with "severe hemolytic streptococcal infection" reaches record high this year

2024-06-11 16:44:00
As of June 2nd, the number of reported cases of "fulminant hemolytic streptococcal infection," which can cause nausea and vomiting in the hands and feet and can be fatal, has reached 977 since the beginning of this year, surpassing the previous record of the number of cases reported in the entire year last year.

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Hyogo Aioi Small helicopter makes emergency landing on high school ground, 2 people injured

2024-06-11 16:43:00
On the afternoon of the 10th, a small helicopter flying over Hyogo Prefecture had an engine problem and made an emergency landing on the grounds of a high school in Aioi City. The two people on board were not injured.

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Suspect suspected to be a member of ``JP Dragon'' arrested, suspected of involvement in special fraud

2024-06-11 16:41:00
A 55-year-old suspect believed to be a member of a group called ``JP Dragon'' based in the Philippines and suspected of being involved in special fraud has been transferred to Japan, and the Fukuoka Prefectural Police Headquarters has recovered cash card payments from victims of special fraud. was arrested on suspicion of stealing. According to investigators, this is the first time that a person believed to be a member of JP Dragon has been arrested in connection with a special fraud case based overseas.

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Tokyo National Condominium Demolition Issue Final Judgment Consideration Started Last Month

2024-06-11 16:39:00
A condominium in Tokyo's Kunitachi City, which was due to be handed over next month, is expected to be demolished due to the impact on the area surrounding the building. We have learned that we started considering this last month and reached a decision on the 3rd of this month.

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Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter accident in April “7 unaccounted for were determined to be dead” Ministry of Defense

2024-06-11 16:31:00
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force has announced that it has determined that the seven missing personnel who were still missing following the collision and crash of two Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopters during training off the Izu Islands in April this year have died, citing low chances of survival.

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Private think tank estimates that social security benefits will reach 165 trillion yen by 2040

2024-06-11 16:18:00
A private think tank has estimated that with the declining birthrate and aging population, social security benefits will reach 165 trillion yen by 2040, when the elderly population peaks. As this will place an even greater burden on finances, the calculations suggest that efforts should be made to curb costs by raising the self-pay portion of the elderly and making medical and nursing care provision systems more efficient.

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Ibaraki Inashiki Medical wagon and trailer collide, 6 injured

2024-06-11 16:03:00
Just before noon on the 11th, a medical institution's van and a trailer collided on a national highway in Inashiki City, Ibaraki Prefecture, and six people riding in the van were taken to the hospital. According to police, four men and women in their 60s to 80s suffered serious injuries, including broken bones, and two others suffered minor injuries.

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Komei representative Yamaguchi asks the prime minister, “Policy activity expenses, system design, and before law enforcement”

2024-06-11 15:59:00
Regarding the revision of the Political Funds Control Act, Komeito Party representative Yamaguchi called on Prime Minister Kishida to finalize the design of a system such as a third-party organization to check the expenditure of "policy activity expenses" by the time the law goes into effect next year. .

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Seibu Line Kiyose Station's 100th anniversary: ​​Akina Nakamori's song becomes the departure melody

2024-06-11 15:54:00
Kiyose Station on the Seibu Railway Ikebukuro Line in Kiyose City, Tokyo, celebrated its 100th anniversary on June 11th, and a commemorative ceremony was held, with the station's departure melody being performed by local singer Akina Nakamori. It was announced that the song would be changed to

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"Introducing optional separate surnames for married couples will be considered based on public opinion," says Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi

2024-06-11 15:52:00
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hayashi stated that there are still various opinions among the public regarding the Keidanren's request for the early revision of the law necessary for the introduction of "selective separate surnames for married couples," and that he should consider these trends. He expressed his intention to carefully consider how to deal with the situation.

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Evacuation orders lifted for landslide hazard zones in Nanjo City, Okinawa

2024-06-11 15:35:00
Nanjo City, Okinawa Prefecture, lifted the evacuation order issued in the city's landslide warning areas at 1:51 p.m., as the landslide warning information was lifted.

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"Specific secret" information issue: "Questions about the nature of the Self-Defense Forces" raised by the House of Representatives Intelligence Oversight Committee

2024-06-11 15:34:00
The Information Surveillance Review Committee of the House of Representatives has found that the Self-Defense Forces cannot help but question the organizational structure of the Self-Defense Forces due to a series of cases of inappropriate handling of ``specially classified'' information that requires a high degree of security. We have compiled a report calling for thorough compliance and prevention of recurrence.

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Ibaraki Inashiki Medical wagon and trailer collide, 6 injured

2024-06-11 15:16:00
Just before noon on the 11th, a medical wagon and a trailer collided on a national highway in Inashiki City, Ibaraki Prefecture, and six people in the wagon were taken to the hospital. According to the police, four men and women in their 60s to 80s suffered serious injuries, including fractures, and two others suffered minor injuries.

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Kyoto City Bus runs without letting off two foreigners who got on the wrong bus

2024-06-11 15:14:00
On June 7th, in Kyoto City, a city bus that was being redirected continued to run with two foreigners who had gotten on the bus by mistake, and the two people got off the bus after calling 110 from inside the bus. I understand. The person driving the bus was a driver from a bus company contracted by the city, and the company said there was a problem with the driver's response, and the company will take action against him.

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Actual audio and video recordings of the Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office's special investigation division's interrogation trial played in court

2024-06-11 14:22:00
In a civil lawsuit in which a former president of a real estate company who was found not guilty in an embezzlement case investigated by the Osaka District Public Prosecutors' Office Special Investigation Division is seeking compensation from the government for illegal interrogation, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation at the time was questioned as a witness, and portions of audio and video recordings of the actual interrogation were played in court.

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Questions regarding the Local Autonomy Law Amendment Bill, House of Councilors General Affairs Committee

2024-06-11 14:04:00
A committee of the House of Councilors asked questions regarding a proposed amendment to the Local Autonomy Act that would include special provisions that would allow the national government to issue necessary instructions to local governments in the event of a serious situation such as an infectious disease or disaster. Opinions were exchanged on how to give instructions and the involvement of the National Diet.

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Kanagawa Hiratsuka Bus and Bicycle Collision High School Student Seriously Injured 2 Others Lightly Injured

2024-06-11 13:54:00
On the morning of the 11th, a bus collided with a bicycle on a city road in Hiratsuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, causing a high school student riding the bicycle to suffer serious injuries including a broken pelvis, and two bus passengers to suffer minor injuries.

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Evacuation order issued for landslide-prone areas in Nanjo City, Okinawa

2024-06-11 13:52:00
In response to the announcement of landslide warning information, Nanjo City, Okinawa Prefecture, issued an evacuation order for landslide warning areas within the city at 1:15 p.m. on the 11th. This is a warning level 4 of the 5 levels of heavy rain warning, and everyone is urged to evacuate from dangerous areas.

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Nagasaki Isahaya Two groups ``duel'' in multi-storey parking lot; 5 people, including juveniles, arrested

2024-06-11 13:40:00
In March of this year, five people, including a 17-year-old boy, belonging to two groups were arrested by the police for dueling in a multi-storey car park in Isahaya City, Nagasaki Prefecture. According to the police, this is the first time that a law banning dueling has been applied in Nagasaki Prefecture since records began in 1966.

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Pension for foreigners moving to Japan: Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Takemi “Ensure full participation”

2024-06-11 13:37:00
As the number of foreign residents increases, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Takemi will introduce a system by the end of this fiscal year in which, in order to ensure that foreigners newly moving to Japan enroll in the pension system, if they do not respond to a written appeal, the Japan Pension Service will process the enrollment procedure. We have announced that we will introduce this policy.

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Aichi Prefecture Toyohashi temporarily loses power to over 40,000 homes, cause unknown, under investigation

2024-06-11 13:36:00
A large-scale power outage occurred just before noon on the 11th, affecting up to 40,000 homes across a wide area of ​​Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture. The power was restored in about 30 minutes, and the company is currently investigating the cause.

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Heavy rain warning issued for parts of Tomigusuku City, Okinawa, urging evacuation for the elderly and others

2024-06-11 13:27:00
Atmospheric conditions in the main island of Okinawa are extremely unstable due to the effects of the rainy season front, and Tomigusuku City, Okinawa Prefecture, announced a heavy rain warning at 12:13 p.m. in some areas of the city. "Information on evacuation for the elderly, etc." has been issued. At level 3 of the 5-level heavy rain warning level, elderly people and people with disabilities are urged to evacuate. The areas targeted are Matamabashi, Kakazu, Ryoha, Tokashiki, Ueda, Nagado, Ganaha, Tagashira, Senaga, Yone, Onaga, Tomigusuku, Takamine, Hirara, Takayasu, Kanara, and Netazashibe. .

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Ibaraki Inashiki Truck and wagon collision accident 6 injured All conscious

2024-06-11 13:00:00
According to the police and fire department, a truck collided with a station wagon near an intersection in Inashiki City, Ibaraki Prefecture, at around 11:00 a.m. on the 11th, injuring six people in the station wagon. According to the police, all six people were conscious, and the station wagon was believed to have been occupied by a day care center user. The police and others are currently investigating the details of the incident.

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Number of patients with "severe hemolytic streptococcal infection" reaches record high this year

2024-06-11 12:36:00
As of June 2nd, the number of reported cases of "fulminant hemolytic streptococcal infection," which can cause nausea and vomiting in the hands and feet and can be fatal, has reached 977 since the beginning of this year, surpassing the previous record of the number of cases reported in the entire year last year.

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Hyogo Aioi Small helicopter makes emergency landing on high school ground, 2 people injured

2024-06-11 12:29:00
On the afternoon of the 10th, a small helicopter flying over Hyogo Prefecture made an emergency landing on the grounds of a high school in Aioi City due to engine trouble. The two people on board were not injured.

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Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare "investigates actual situation and considers countermeasures" to the problem of unclaimed bodies

2024-06-11 12:27:00
In response to the increasing number of unclaimed bodies, which have no relatives to take them and cremate them after the deceased has increased the burden on local governments and caused trouble with relatives, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Takemi stated that "it is important to create an environment where unclaimed bodies can be mourned in peace," and indicated his intention to consider countermeasures after conducting a survey of the actual situation this year.

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Ishikawa Prefecture Wajima City: More refrigerators installed at evacuation shelters to ensure food hygiene on hot summer days

2024-06-11 12:26:00
In Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, an area affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake, as temperatures rise and summer-like conditions continue, support is being provided to install additional refrigerators to ensure food hygiene at evacuation shelters.

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Toyohashi, Aichi - More than 40,000 homes are out of power across a wide area. Information is still being collected as the cause is unknown.

2024-06-11 12:19:00
According to Chubu Electric Power Grid, as of noon on the 11th, more than 40,000 homes across a wide area of ​​Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture, are without power. According to the company, the cause of the large-scale blackout is unknown, and they are rushing to gather information and carry out restoration work.

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Number of patients with "severe hemolytic streptococcal infection" reaches record high this year

2024-06-11 12:17:00
As of June 2nd, the number of reported cases of "fulminant hemolytic streptococcal infection," which can cause nausea and vomiting in the hands and feet and can be fatal, has reached 977 since the beginning of this year, surpassing the previous record of the number of cases reported in the entire year last year.

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Barber arrested in Kabukicho for posing as prostitute, stealing cash and sexually assaulting women

2024-06-11 12:05:00
A 61-year-old barber was arrested by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department in Tokyo's Kabukicho district on charges that he lured a woman to a hotel under the guise of a prostitute customer, threatened her at knifepoint, stole her cash, and sexually assaulted her. In response to the investigation, he has denied the charges.

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First Japan-U.S. Working Group Meeting: "Warships belonging to the U.S. mainland can be repaired in Japan"

2024-06-11 11:58:00
The Ministry of Defense and the U.S. Department of Defense held the first meeting of a working group to enable repair of ships belonging to the U.S. mainland and elsewhere in Japan, and will discuss specific mechanisms and forms of cooperation going forward. I have confirmed that.

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Justice Minister Koizumi: “We will create an environment where probation officers can work with peace of mind.”

2024-06-11 11:50:00
Following the arrest of a suspect on probation who was receiving support for the murder of a male probation officer in Otsu City, Justice Minister Koizumi expressed his intention to create an environment in which probation officers can carry out their work with peace of mind.

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26 people arrested on suspicion of fraud posing as a side job website, mostly young women, damage estimated at 1.9 billion yen

2024-06-11 11:49:00
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and Chiba Prefectural Police Joint Investigation Headquarters have arrested 26 people, including the operator of a job site, on suspicion of fraud, for allegedly defrauding people of registration fees and other charges, and for the fraud, which advertised a side job as "you can get paid just by giving life advice via chat." The victimization, which is thought to amount to 1.9 billion yen, is estimated at at least 8,600 people, mostly young women, and is currently investigating the situation.

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Akira Endo dies at age 90 Statin discovered to lower blood cholesterol

2024-06-11 11:49:00
On the 5th of this month, Akira Endo, a distinguished professor emeritus at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, who discovered ``statin'', a substance that lowers cholesterol in the blood, and led to the development of a drug for arteriosclerosis, which at one time was said to be the ``best-selling drug in the world'', announced his death on the 5th of this month. passed away in. He was 90 years old.

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35 students suffered eye pain after being accidentally sprayed with pepper spray at Tokyo Korean School

2024-06-11 11:39:00
On the morning of the 11th, pepper spray was accidentally sprayed at a Korean school in Shinjuku, Tokyo, and so far 35 students have complained of eye pain, and 20 of them have been taken to the hospital. All of them appear to have mild symptoms, and the Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating the situation in detail.

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23 people complain of eye pain after tear gas misfire at Korean school in Tokyo

2024-06-11 11:17:00
On the morning of the 11th, something like pepper spray was accidentally sprayed at a Korean school in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, and so far 23 people have complained of eye pain and other symptoms, and the fire department is on the scene checking on their physical condition. So far, all of them appear to have mild symptoms, and the Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the situation in detail.

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Japan Fair Trade Commission inspects trading company for taking advantage of shipper's position to deduct fees

2024-06-11 11:09:00
A trading company in Tokyo that handles housing equipment is suspected of using its position as a shipper to unilaterally deduct fees from shipping companies contracted to deliver equipment and to not pay overtime fees. According to interviews with related parties, the Fair Trade Commission conducted an on-site inspection on the 11th.

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Akira Endo, discoverer of statins that lower blood cholesterol, dies at age 90

2024-06-11 11:01:00
Akira Endo, a professor emeritus at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology who discovered a substance called "statin" that lowers blood cholesterol and was awarded the prestigious American medical prize, the Lasker Award, passed away on the 5th of this month. He was 90 years old.

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Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter accident in April: "Seven missing persons presumed dead" Ministry of Defense

2024-06-11 10:51:00
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force has announced that it has determined that the seven missing personnel who were still missing following the collision and crash of two Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopters during training off the Izu Islands in April this year have died, citing low chances of survival.

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Approximately 12,000 cases of personal information leakage or loss last year, the highest number since the survey began.

2024-06-11 10:45:00
The government decided on the annual report of the Personal Information Protection Commission at the cabinet meeting on the 11th. Last fiscal year, there were approximately 12,000 cases of leaks or losses of personal information by private businesses, the highest number since the survey began.

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Arrested on suspicion of abandoning body believed to be mother's 'unable to pay for funeral' Kanagawa

2024-06-11 10:13:00
A 56-year-old man from Atsugi City, Kanagawa Prefecture, was arrested for leaving the body of a woman believed to be his mother, who he lived with, at his home for over a month. During police questioning, he reportedly said, "I left it there because I couldn't pay for the funeral."

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Yokohama woman stabbed to death Suspect goes missing shortly after entering facility for another incident

2024-06-11 07:52:00
In a case where a 57-year-old woman was stabbed to death on the street near JR Yokohama Station on the 9th, the suspect who was arrested was found guilty of a different crime last week and entered a private rehabilitation facility, and immediately went missing, according to an interview with an investigator. The suspect's mother reported the incident to the police, and the police are currently investigating the details.

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Hydrangeas begin to bloom at Unshoji Temple in Oga, Akita

2024-06-11 07:21:00
Hydrangeas have begun to bloom at Unshoji Temple in Oga City, Akita Prefecture, and many people are visiting to see them.

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Tokyo gubernatorial election Governor Koike adjusts to announce candidacy tomorrow

2024-06-11 07:13:00
Interviews with people involved have revealed that incumbent Governor Koike is making arrangements to announce her candidacy on the 12th in the Tokyo gubernatorial election to be held next month.

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16 heart transplants postponed nationwide last year due to systemic reasons at medical institutions

2024-06-11 06:40:00
A survey by the Japanese Society for Heart Transplantation revealed that there were 16 cases nationwide last year in which medical institutions withheld heart transplants from patients due to the lack of acceptance. It appears that the donated hearts were transplanted to other patients at other medical institutions and there were no cases of them being discarded, but the academic society said that ``countermeasures are needed, such as strengthening cooperation among medical institutions.'' is.

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Shirasu fishing ban lifted in Seto Inland Sea; Chirimenjako production begins in Kure, Hiroshima

2024-06-11 05:56:00
On the 10th, the ban on whitebait fishing was lifted in the Seto Inland Sea off the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture, and in Kure City, the production of ``chirimenjako'', a specialty made by boiling freshly caught whitebait in salt and drying it, has begun.

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Emperor Meets with Crown Prince of Luxembourg at Imperial Palace

2024-06-11 05:43:00
His Majesty the Emperor met with the Crown Prince of Luxembourg, who is visiting Japan on an Official Working Visit, at the Imperial Palace.

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Birth rate at record low; over 80% feel a sense of crisis due to declining birthrate

2024-06-11 05:11:00
The birth rate, which measures the number of children a woman has, fell to 1.20 last year, the lowest since statistics began being kept, and an NHK poll revealed whether there is a sense of crisis about the impact of the declining birthrate on society. When asked, over 80% of people answered that they had one.

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Request for cooperation in combating sharp rise in fraud cases involving electronic money purchases at convenience stores

2024-06-11 04:38:00
In response to the sharp increase in specialized fraud cases involving tricking customers into purchasing electronic money at convenience stores, the National Police Agency and other relevant government ministries will soon be requesting the convenience store industry's cooperation in developing new countermeasures, such as changing the way electronic money is displayed so that it is easier for customers to purchase it.

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Distribution of crime prevention cards "Omamori-in" to warn of special fraud victims in Gunma

2024-06-11 04:04:00
In an effort to call attention to the damage caused by a series of special scams in various places, ``Goshuin'', crime prevention cards with the motif of the goshuin of temples and shrines, are being distributed at police stations in Higashiazuma-cho, Gunma Prefecture.

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