2022年02月28日

2月28日:毎日5分の英語習慣:楽天三木谷社長10億円寄付 ロシア人が抗議



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ロシアがウクライナの飛行場と燃料施設を攻撃
ロシアのスイフト排除:投資家は備えよ
ロシア人がウクライナ人と東京で抗議の声
楽天の三木谷浩史社長:ウクライナに10億円寄付へ
北朝鮮がミサイル実験を再開:1カ月ぶりに発射
金融庁:四半期ごとの開示ルールを見直す
セントレア:24時間運航に向け埋め立て開始
福岡デイケア:24時間体制でシングルマザーを支援
大阪・びわ湖:星岳がで初マラソン日本記録


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Russia hits Ukraine fuel supplies, airfields in new attacks.
Russia unleashed a wave of attacks on Ukraine targeting airfields and fuel facilities in what appeared to be the next phase of an invasion that has been slowed by fierce resistance. The U.S. and EU responded with weapons and ammunition for the outnumbered Ukrainians and powerful sanctions intended to further isolate Moscow.
Huge explosions lit up the sky early Sunday south of Kyiv, where people hunkered down in homes, underground garages and subway stations in anticipation of a full-scale assault by Russian forces.

Investors brace for volatility as West moves to cut Russia off from SWIFT.
Investors were preparing for more wild gyrations in asset prices after Western nations announced a harsh set of sanctions to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, including blocking some banks from the SWIFT international payments system.
New measures announced by the US, Britain, Europe and Canada also include restrictions on the Russian central bank’s international reserves. The moves will be implemented in the coming days.

Russians join Ukrainians in Tokyo to protest war in Ukraine.
Russians took to the streets of Tokyo on Feb. 26 to denounce the invasion of Ukraine. Many said that Russian President Vladimir Putin was unfit to lead.
Other foreign nationals, including Ukrainians, as well as Japanese, also staged rallies in the capital and other cities.
More than 100 protesters gathered outside Shinjuku Station, to chant “Stop War and Stop Putin” while holding signs reading “Peace in Ukraine” and “Putin is Russia’s Enemy.”

Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani to donate 1 bil. yen to Ukraine.
Hiroshi Mikitani, chairman and CEO of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Group Inc., said Sunday he will donate 1 billion yen to the Ukrainian government for humanitarian assistance following Russia's invasion of the country.
"I am deeply saddened by the news," Mikitani said in an English letter to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy posted on Twitter, referring to Russia's launch of a military attack Thursday. "My thoughts are with you and Ukraine people."

North Korea resumes missile tests with first launch in a month.
North Korea fired what could be a ballistic missile on Sunday, military officials in South Korea and Japan said, in what would be the first test since the nuclear-armed country staged a record number of launches in January.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff reported that North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile toward the sea off its east coast from a location near Sunan, where Pyongyang’s international airport is located.

Japan financial watchdog reviews compulsory quarterly disclosure rule.
Japan's financial watchdog has begun discussions as part of a review of compulsory quarterly company disclosures, a controversial move the regulator argues will encourage firms to think long-term but that critics say will erode transparency.
The Financial Services Agency is expected to show as early as this spring the direction of its review, a part of efforts to promote a "new capitalism" as advocated by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, following discussions at its Financial System Council.

Reclamation at Centrair starts for around-the-clock flights.
Land reclamation work in the waters west of Chubu Centrair International Airport in Aichi Prefecture has begun for the construction of new runways that will enable around-the-clock flights.
The construction being carried out is scheduled to be completed around 2037. A new runway, which will be the same length as the existing 3,500-meter runway, will be constructed.

Day care in Fukuoka entertainment district offers 24-hr support to area's single moms.
A day care center in this southwest Japan city's Hakata Ward is just a stone's throw from Nakasu, the Kyushu region's largest entertainment district. Owing to its location, some 80% of the people who drop their children off at Kids Support Hakata Chuo Hoikuen are single mothers working at Nakasu's eateries, beauty parlors and other businesses.

Rising star Gaku Hoshi scales new heights in joint Osaka-Biwako marathon.
23-year-old Gaku Hoshi won Sunday's combined Osaka and Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon, capturing the new event on the national running calendar in his first race at that distance.
In a race featuring 300 elite female and male runners, Hoshi broke out of a three-man pack around the 38-kilometer mark and ran solo the rest of the way to win in 2 hours, 7 minutes, 31 seconds, a record for a first-time marathoner.
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2022年02月27日

2月27日:毎日5分の英語習慣:キエフで市街戦 ガソリン補助金制度拡大



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ウクライナ首都キエフで市街戦に 避難を呼びかけ
ウクライナの日本人をポーランドへチャーター輸送
中国が状況を緩和させる唯一の希望だが、警戒
ウクライナ沖で日本企業所有の貨物船にミサイル命中
インドネシア:スマトラ島でM6.2の地震、7人が死亡
経済安全保障強化 新法案が今国会で成立へ
2021年の日本の出生数は過去最少 死亡数は戦後最多
東京のホームレスの7割以上がワクチン未接種
日本政府:3月にガソリン補助金制度を拡大へ


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Street fighting begins in Kyiv; people urged to seek shelter.
Russian troops stormed toward Ukraine’s capital Saturday, and street fighting broke out as city officials urged residents to take shelter. The country's president refused an American offer to evacuate, insisting that he would stay. “The fight is here,” he said.
As dawn broke in Kyiv, it was not immediately clear how far the soldiers had advanced. Skirmishes reported on the edge of the city suggested that small Russian units were probing Ukrainian defenses to clear a path for the main forces.

Japan plans to transport citizens in Ukraine to Poland for charter flight evacuation.
In response to Russia's military invasion of Ukraine, the Japanese government intends to transport the approximately 120 Japanese nationals still in the country as of Feb. 23 by land to neighboring Poland, from where they will be evacuated on a charter flight.
Japan's government is considering temporarily keeping its nationals in protective custody at embassy-related facilities in Kyiv if Russia's invasion progresses.

China is Russia’s best hope to blunt sanctions, but wary.
China is the only friend that might help Russia blunt the impact of economic sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine, but President Xi Jinping’s government is giving no sign it might be willing to risk its own access to U.S. and European markets by doing too much.
Even if Beijing wanted to, its ability to support President Vladimir Putin by importing more Russian gas and other goods is limited.

Japan firm-owned cargo ship hit by missile off Ukraine.
A cargo ship owned by a Japanese firm was hit by a missile off the coast of Ukraine in the Black Sea on Friday, injuring one crew member, the marine transportation firm in western Japan said Saturday.
The Panamanian-registered cargo ship Namura Queen was damaged and one of the 20 Filipino crew sustained a non-life threatening injury to his shoulder, according to the firm based in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture.

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake kills 7 on Indonesia's Sumatra.
A strong and shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sumatra island on Friday, killing seven people and injuring 85, while causing panic on the island and in neighboring Malaysia and Singapore.
The magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck about 66 kilometers north-northwest of Bukittinggi, a hilly town in West Sumatra province, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was centered about 12 kilometers below the Earth's surface.

New economic security law now before Diet for approval.
The government OK’d a bill to promote economic security that would ensure a steady supply of strategically important goods such as semiconductors and submitted it to the Diet for approval on Feb. 25.
Critics contend it would hand the government too much say in how companies go about their business.

Japan logs record low childbirths in 2021, deaths at postwar high.
The number of children born in Japan fell to a record low for the sixth consecutive year in 2021, with deaths at the highest since World War II, highlighting the continuing trend of the country's population decline, government data showed Friday.
The number of newborns dropped 3.4 percent from 2020 to 842,897 while deaths increased 4.9 percent to 1,452,289, resulting in a natural population decrease of 609,392 in the country of 125 million, according to preliminary data by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

Over 70% of homeless people in Tokyo unvaccinated for COVID: survey.
More than 70% of homeless people in Japan's capital who responded to a survey had not been vaccinated for COVID-19, a support group revealed on Feb. 24.
It conducted the survey on people who came to a soup kitchen the group runs at a park in Shibuya ward and 83 people responded. Among them, 55 people were living on the streets, 42 of whom -- over 70% -- had not had a coronavirus vaccine shot.

Japan govt to expand gasoline subsidy program in March.
The government announced Friday that it will significantly expand a subsidy program to rein in gasoline and other fuel prices.
Given that crude oil prices remain high in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the government will raise the current subsidy cap of \5 per liter to \25 in March. Details will be discussed at a meeting of relevant Cabinet ministers to be held shortly.
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2022年02月26日

2月26日:毎日5分の英語習慣:ウクライナ侵攻 ステルスオミクロン30件



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ロシア:ウクライナ首都近郊に侵攻
チェルノブイリ原発周辺の放射線量上昇
ウクライナ侵攻のフェイク動画が拡散
東京都:1月までに30件のステルスオミクロンを記録
感染者数減少の中、死者数急増に警告
80億円の課税処分を取り消す裁決
ネット広告費が初めてマスコミ四媒体を超える
塩野義製薬:軽傷者向けコロナ飲み薬の承認申請
日本:世界トップレベルの研究成果を出す大学を支援


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Russia presses invasion to outskirts of Ukrainian capital.
Russia pressed its invasion of Ukraine to the outskirts of the capital Friday after unleashing airstrikes on cities and military bases and sending in troops and tanks from three sides in an attack that could rewrite the global post-Cold War security order.
Explosions sounded before dawn in Kyiv as Western leaders scheduled an emergency meeting and Ukraine's president pleaded for international help.

Ukraine's nuclear agency finds Chernobyl radiation rise.
Ukraine's nuclear energy regulatory agency says that higher than usual gamma radiation levels have been detected in the area near the decommissioned Chernobyl nuclear plant, after it was seized by the Russian military.
The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate said Friday that higher gamma radiation levels have been detected in the Chernobyl zone, but didn't provide details of the increase.

Propaganda, fake videos of Ukraine invasion bombard users.
The messages, videos and photos flying across Twitter, Facebook and Telegram far outnumber the airstrikes raining down on Ukraine.
They claim to show Russian fighter jets being shot down or Ukrainians dodging for cover in their own homes.
Some are real, horrifying images of this war. Others had been lurking on the internet for years before Russia launched the largest attack on a European country since World War II.

Tokyo recorded 30 ‘stealth Omicron’ cases by late January.
Tokyo confirmed 30 cases of infections with the BA.2 Omicron subvariant by the end of January, the metropolitan government said on Feb. 25.
The subvariant is known abroad as “stealth Omicron” because it is difficult to tell apart from other variants.
Although the number of new COVID-19 cases, along with how many patients have been hospitalized with the disease, have both stopped rising in the capital, experts voiced concerns for the highly transmissible subvariant.

Experts warn COVID-19 deaths surging as cases slowly recede.
While new cases of COVID-19 have been slowly falling, the number of people dying from the disease--mostly among the elderly--is not receding and is hitting record daily highs.
That is according to a new analysis of the sixth wave of novel coronavirus infections by a health ministry advisory board, published at its meeting on Feb. 24.

Order nixed for businessmen to pay 8 billion yen in back taxes.
The National Tax Tribunal has overturned a decision by regional tax authorities that ordered the founder of Sazaby League Ltd. and an asset management firm to pay a total of 8 billion yen ($69 million) in back taxes, sources said.
The tribunal cited a lack of clear basis for the order, according to the sources.
It is unusual for the tribunal to revoke an order for such a massive amount.

Internet ad revenue tops regular media for first time.
Internet advertising revenue topped the total of the four traditional media markets for the first time in 2021, advertising giant Dentsu Inc. announced on Feb. 24.
Spending on internet advertising soared by 21.4 percent to 2.7 trillion yen, topping the total ad revenue collected by newspapers, magazines, radio and TV for the first time since 1996, when records were first kept.

Shionogi seeks approval for its COVID-19 pills for mild patients.
Shionogi & Co. announced on Feb. 25 that it had applied for health ministry approval for manufacturing and selling its oral COVID-19 pill, which could greatly boost the supply of oral medications in Japan.
If approved, it will be the third oral treatment designated for COVID-19 patients in Japan with mild symptoms.

Japan to aid universities seen making world-leading findings.
The Japanese government adopted legislation on Friday to recognize and financially support domestic universities that are expected to produce world-leading research results.
Accredited universities will be given several tens of billions of yen in aid per school out of a planned 10-trillion-yen-fund. The government plans to select a few universities that will receive the aid starting in fiscal 2024.
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2022年02月25日

2月25日:毎日5分の英語習慣:ウクライナ軍事作戦開始 雪で空港に立ち往生



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プーチン:ウクライナ軍事作戦を発表、爆発音も
国連総長:プーチン大統領に軍事侵攻停止を訴える
大雪のため新千歳空港に3,000人立ち往生
岸田首相:米駐日大使との広島訪問見送り
米中対立の深刻化がアジア平和への最大の脅威
石川県知事選:旧来の遺恨が混迷を深める
トヨタ:賃金要求に全面的に応じる用意
火山性地震が増加:御嶽山の噴火警戒レベル2に
223時間の残業で体調を崩した男性が勝訴


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Putin announces Ukraine military operation, explosions heard.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced a military operation in Ukraine and warned other countries that any attempt to interfere with the Russian action would lead to “consequences you have never seen.”
He said the attack was needed to protect civilians in eastern Ukraine--a claim the U.S. had predicted he would falsely make to justify an invasion.

UN chief appeals to Putin to stop the conflict.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop his troops' offensive against Ukraine.
Guterres was responding on Wednesday to Putin's announcement of a special Russian military operation in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas.
The announcement came while the UN Security Council was discussing the Ukraine crisis.

3,000 people stranded at Hokkaido airport due to snowfall.
More than 3,000 passengers were stranded at Shin-Chitose Airport here through the early morning hours on Feb. 24 as heavy snowfall brought the region’s train services to a grinding halt.
Hokkaido Railway Co. on Feb. 23 suspended its railway services on a widescale basis, including trains bound for Sapporo, capital of the northernmost prefecture. The railway company could not remove enough snow to give the green light as heavy snow continued falling.

Kishida calls off Hiroshima visit with Emanuel over Ukraine.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has canceled a planned visit to Hiroshima with Rahm Emanuel, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, because of the growing crisis in Ukraine, government sources said.
The decision was made before Russia escalated its military action against Ukraine on Feb. 24, according to the sources.

U.S.-China feud cited as biggest threat to peace in Northeast Asia.
A “deepening U.S.-China conflict” is the biggest threat to peace in Northeast Asia in 2022, according to a survey of 201 diplomacy and security experts in Japan, the United States, China and South Korea.
“North Korea as a nuclear power” was picked as the second largest risk to the region in the survey conducted by Genron NPO, a Tokyo-based nonprofit organization, and other groups in January and February this year.

Old grudge fuels confusion in governor’s race in Ishikawa.
Ishikawa Prefecture in central Japan, long a conservative stronghold, has been led by Masanori Tanimoto for seven terms, the longest tenure of any sitting governor in Japan.
But when Tanimoto, 76, announced last autumn that he would not seek an eighth term, the cork that had kept political animosity under control came loose.

Toyota signals readiness to fully meet wage demands.
Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda signaled the company’s readiness on Wednesday to fully meet demands from its labor union in this spring’s wage talks.
The Japanese automaker’s management aims to reward employees sufficiently for their efforts over the past year, Toyoda said in a meeting with the labor union.
“There are no differences of opinions between the company and the labor union over wages and bonuses,” Toyoda said.

Alert level raised for Japan's Mt. Ontake due to more volcanic quakes.
Japan's weather agency on Wednesday raised its alert level for Mt. Ontake in the central part of the country, warning against going near its crater as volcanic earthquakes have increased.
The level-2 alert for the 3,067-meter volcano straddling Nagano and Gifu prefectures is the first since Aug. 21, 2017, with the Japan Meteorological Agency warning about the possibility of flying rocks around the 1-kilometer area from the crater on the mountain's summit.

Man who fell sick after 223 hours in overtime wins suit.
The Tokyo District Court ordered an internet mail order company to pay 24 million yen to a former employee who developed deep depression after putting in 223 hours of overtime in a single month.
The plaintiff, a man in his 40s who worked at a distribution center of the Tokyo-based firm, filed a lawsuit against his former employer, seeking 68 million yen in compensation.
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2022年02月24日

2月24日:毎日5分の英語習慣:対ロシア制裁を発動 宮崎駿作品が米国で出版



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日本政府:対ロシア制裁を発動
日本企業:対ロシア制裁で燃料価格上昇を懸念
ウクライナ経済もロシアの戦争の犠牲となる
コロナ新規患者数は東京で前週比減少を継続
天皇陛下62歳に:コロナ禍は乗り越えられる
日本大使館:大使館員拘束の中国を非難
世界はコロナワクチン6000万本を北朝鮮に送るべき
トンガのインターネット:噴火から5週間で復旧
宮崎駿監督のグラフィックノベル:米国で出版


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Japan imposes sanctions on Russia over actions in Ukraine.
Japan is imposing sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Wednesday, terming Moscow's moves an unacceptable violation of Ukrainian sovereignty and international law.
Western nations on Tuesday imposed new sanctions on Russian banks and elites after Moscow ordered troops into separatist regions of eastern Ukraine.

Japanese firms fear sanctions on Russia will cause higher fuel prices.
Japanese business organizations are concerned that economic sanctions against Russia could lead to even higher petroleum prices on the global market, pushing up costs for consumers.
Company officials say their Russian operations have so far not been affected from the developments in Ukraine, but they are keeping a close watch on whether tougher sanctions will be imposed against Moscow.

Ukraine's economy is another victim of Russia's 'hybrid war'.
One by one, embassies and international offices in Kyiv closed. Flight after flight was canceled when insurance companies balked at covering planes arriving in Ukraine. Hundreds of millions of dollars in investment dried up within weeks.
With Russian troops encircling much of the country, Ukrainian businesses large and small no longer plan for the future − they can barely foresee what will happen week to week.

New COVID-19 cases continue week-on-week decline in Tokyo.
Tokyo metropolitan government officials reported 14,567 new COVID-19 cases on Feb. 23, down from 17,331 infections confirmed on the previous Wednesday.
The daily average of new cases for the week ending Feb. 23 was 13,608.4, or 90.2 percent of the average for the previous week.
There were 80 COVID-19 patients with symptoms serious enough to require the use of a ventilator or other breathing equipment.

Naruhito turns 62, confident ‘grim reality’ of virus will pass.
Emperor Naruhito, turning 62 on Feb. 23, expressed his earnest hopes that the nation will soon overcome the “grim reality” of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also referred to lukewarm public sentiment toward his niece, the former Princess Mako, how emperors have traditionally viewed their role in society, his thoughts on this year’s 50th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japanese sovereignty and his daughter, Princess Aiko.

Japan Embassy blasts China for detainment of diplomat.
The Japanese ambassador here visited the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to protest the temporary detainment of a Japanese diplomat by authorities in Beijing.
The Japanese Embassy in China said Ambassador Hideo Tarumi on Feb. 22 demanded an apology and measures to prevent a recurrence in his meeting with Wu Jianghao, assistant minister of foreign affairs.
According to the embassy, a Japanese diplomat was detained in Beijing on the afternoon of Feb. 21 and was later released.

World should send 60 million COVID-19 vaccines to North Korea, U.N. investigator says.
The international community should form a strategy to provide North Korea with at least 60 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to head off humanitarian disaster, an independent U.N. human rights investigator said on Wednesday.
The vaccines could be a way to persuade the country to ease lockdowns that have left some of its 26 million people on the verge of starvation, Tomas Ojea Quintana, U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, told a briefing in Seoul.

Tonga's internet finally restored 5 weeks after big eruption.
Tonga's main internet connection to the rest of the world has finally been restored more than five weeks after a huge volcanic eruption and tsunami severed a crucial undersea cable.
Three people in Tonga were killed by the Jan. 15 tsunami, dozens of homes were destroyed and drinking water was tainted.
Graphic novel by Hayao Miyazaki to be issued in the US.

A graphic novel by Oscar-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki is being released for the first time in the US, nearly 40 years after it was published in Japan.
Miyazaki's "Shuna's Journey," a 1983 release which contains elements later built upon in his films "Princess Mononoke" and "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind," will be published Nov. 1 by the Macmillan imprint First Second. Alex Dudok de Wit is translating the book into English.
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2022年02月23日

2月23日:毎日5分の英語習慣:プラスチック廃棄物削減 過去最高の予算案



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ロシア外務省:アメリカとの会談の準備ができている
ウクライナ情勢の懸念によりアジア株が下落
1月の日本のサービス価格は上昇
過去最高の107兆6千億円の予算案が衆議院を通過
高裁:日本に不妊手術強制の損害賠償を命じる
警察が風力発電企業に個人情報を提供したのは違法
カナダ議会:トラック抗議デモの国家非常事態法を発動
中国:インド太平洋戦略に台湾を含めるべきではない
日本企業:プラスチック廃棄物削減の取組みに参加


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Russian foreign ministry: Moscow ready for talks with Washington.
Russia's foreign ministry says President Vladimir Putin's unilateral recognition of pro-Russian regions in eastern Ukraine as independent entities does not affect Russia's diplomatic negotiations with other countries.
Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday that even in the most difficult times Russia is ready for negotiations.

Asian shares drop as Putin orders troops to east Ukraine.
Shares fell sharply in Asia on Tuesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops into separatist regions of eastern Ukraine, suggesting a long-feared invasion was possibly underway.
Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index dropped 1.8 percent and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong fell 3.2 percent in early trading. Oil prices jumped, with U.S. crude up 2.8 percent. The future for the S&P 500 dropped 1.5 percent while the contract for the Dow industrials lost 1.3 percent.

Japan services prices rise in January.
The prices Japanese businesses pay each other for services rose last month for the 11th month in a row.
The Bank of Japan said on Tuesday the Services Producer Price Index was up 1.2 percent in January from a year earlier.
That included the cost of ocean freight for raw materials, like coal and oil. International air freight also rose as a result of high demand.

Record 107.6 trillion yen draft budget clears Lower House.
The Lower House approved a record 107.6 trillion yen draft budget for fiscal 2022 on Feb. 22 that had the backing of an opposition party, which has not been seen in more than 40 years.
Along with support from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner, Komeito, the budget was backed by the Democratic Party for the People.

High court orders Japan to pay damages for sterilizations.
The Osaka High Court on Feb. 22 for the first time ordered the central government to compensate plaintiffs forcibly sterilized under a postwar eugenics policy.
Three plaintiffs residing in the Kinki region had sought compensation of a total of 55 million yen from the government for being sterilized without consent under the former Eugenic Protection Law.

Police illegally provided information on citizens for green energy firm.
A district court here ruled on Feb. 21 that prefectural police broke the law by providing collected intelligence to a renewable energy firm on the activities of citizens opposed to a wind farm development.
A presiding judge of the Gifu District Court ordered the Gifu prefectural government to pay a total of 2.2 million yen to the four plaintiffs.

Canada lawmakers extend emergency powers for truck protests.
Canadian lawmakers voted Monday night to extend the emergency powers that police can invoke to quell any potential restart of blockades by those opposed to COVID-19 restrictions.
Lawmakers in the House of Commons voted 185 to 151 to affirm the powers.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said earlier that the powers were still needed despite police ending the occupation of the nation’s capital by truckers over the weekend and police ending border blockades before that.

China warns U.S. against including Taiwan in its Indo-Pacific plan.
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday told U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken the U.S.s should not include Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, in America’s Indo-Pacific strategy.
Earlier this month, the U.S. said it would commit more diplomatic and security resources to the Indo-Pacific. Washington also said it would work with partners inside and outside the region to maintain peace and stability in the strait dividing Taiwan from China.

Japanese firms join initiative to reduce plastic waste.
A conservation NGO and 10 major Japanese companies plan to work together to step up efforts to reduce plastic waste.
WWF Japan initiated the project as part of efforts to address plastic pollution. Beverage and consumer goods makers are among the participants.
The 10 companies are to work jointly, with a target year of 2025, on eliminating unnecessary use of single-use plastics, switching to alternative materials, and setting ambitious goals for the use of recycled materials.
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2022年02月22日

2月22日:毎日5分の英語習慣:エリザベス女王がコロナ感染 羽生結弦未練なし



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東京都の新規感染者数が4週間ぶりに1万人を下回る
日本:幼児へのコロナワクチン接種を開始
ウクライナにチャーター便:国民を脱出させる
岸田氏:ウクライナ危機でG7オンラインサミットに参加
北海道 東北で猛吹雪:公共交通機関に影響
豪:コアラやティムタムで観光客を全面受入れ開始
エリザベス女王がコロナ感染:症状は軽度
毎日新聞が創刊150周年を迎える
羽生結弦選手:北京に未練なし 将来を考える


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Tokyo logs under 10,000 new cases for 1st time in 4 weeks.
New cases of novel coronavirus infection in Tokyo came to 8,805, the Tokyo metropolitan government said Monday.
The figure was below 10,000 for the first time since Jan. 24, when there were 8,503 new cases.
Monday’s cases were also 1,529 fewer than the previous week.

Japan to start COVID vaccinations for children.
Japan's government will start shipping coronavirus vaccines this week to municipalities and medical facilities, for use by children aged between five and 11.
Vaccinations for that age group will be officially included in the public inoculation program on Monday.
The government plans to deliver a total of about 12 million doses of coronavirus vaccine nationwide through May. Inoculations are expected to begin in some areas as early as this month.

Japan arranges chartered flight to get its citizens out of Ukraine.
Japan has arranged a chartered flight to evacuate Japanese expatriates from Ukraine in the face of escalating tensions with Russia, the government said on Feb. 21.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno announced the evacuation arrangement, which would fly from nearby countries, adding that about 120 Japanese remained in Ukraine as of Feb. 19.

Japan's Kishida to join virtual G-7 summit over Ukraine crisis.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will join a virtual meeting of the Group of Seven industrialized nations this week in an effort to defuse tensions over Ukraine, which is under threat of a possible invasion by Russia, the Japanese government said Monday.
Kishida vowed to resolve the crisis in coordination with the G-7 and other members of the international community, telling a Diet session, "While the situation remains critical, Japan will continue to make diplomatic efforts with other countries to ease tensions."

Blizzard batters public transport in Hokkaido, Tohoku.
A crippling snowstorm buried many parts of the Hokkaido and Tohoku regions on Feb. 21, paralyzing the local transportation system and causing a multiple vehicle pile-up on a major expressway.
Hokkaido Railway Co. announced that it would suspend train services the entire day in the Sapporo area.
As of 10:50 a.m. on Feb. 21, 971 trains, including all local limited trains, were out of service.

Australia welcomes back tourists with toy koalas, Tim Tams.
International tourists and business travelers began arriving in Australia with few restrictions on Monday, bringing together families in tearful reunions after separations of two years or longer forced by some of the most draconian pandemic measures of any democracy in the world.
Australia closed its borders to tourists in March 2020 in a bid to reduce the local spread of COVID-19, but on Monday removed its final travel restrictions for fully vaccinated passengers.

Queen Elizabeth II tests positive for COVID; mild symptoms.
Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and is experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, Buckingham Palace said, adding that she still plans to carry on working. The diagnosis prompted concern and get-well wishes from across Britain's political spectrum for the famously stoic 95-year-old.
Britain's longest-reigning monarch and a fixture in the life of the nation, the queen reached the milestone of 70 years on the throne on Feb. 6. She will turn 96 on April 21.

Mainichi Shimbun marks 150th anniversary as Japan's oldest existing daily newspaper.
The Mainichi Shimbun marked its 150th anniversary on Feb. 21, after recording history through Japan's Meiji, Taisho, Showa and Heisei eras and the current Reiwa era.
The newspaper printed its first edition in Tokyo as the Tokyo Nichi-Nichi Shimbun in 1872, the fifth year of the Meiji era, making it the newspaper with the longest history as an existing daily in Japan. Below are some of the milestones in the paper's 150-year history, accompanied by a timeline.

Olympics: Hanyu mulls future as he leaves Beijing with no regrets.
Yuzuru Hanyu took the ice one last time here on Feb. 20 with no medal on the line this time in the Exhibition Gala, which allows skaters to put on a show for their fans.
Afterward, it was an upbeat Hanyu, 27, who gave no indication if this would be his final Olympics or competition. His fourth-place finish on Feb. 10 left him off the podium at the Beijing Olympics. 
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2022年02月21日

2月21日:毎日5分の英語習慣:待機期間の短縮検討 北京五輪が閉幕



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3回目のワクチン接種:1日75万回突破
尾身会長:待機期間の短縮検討の議論を
ウクライナ侵攻懸念による商品価格高騰の影響は
ロシア企業のドル資金調達禁止の可能性も
日本:IMFに石炭火力の記述を削除させる
岸田内閣支持率56%:コロナ対応に賛否
ギリシャ沖でフェリー炎上:1人生存、11人不明
カーリング女子:英国に敗れ日本が銀メダル獲得
コロナとドーピングで注目された北京五輪が閉幕


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Booster shots top 750,000 per day in Japan.
The number of third doses of coronavirus vaccine administered per day has topped 750,000 in Japan.
The Digital Agency's website shows 35.2 percent of the 12,601,114 people who are aged 65 and older had received their third shots as of Saturday.
The government shortened the interval between second shots and boosters from eight months to six months in phases from December, and is aiming to achieve 1 million jabs per day as quickly as possible.

Japan's top COVID adviser says worth discussing new isolation period.
Japan's top coronavirus adviser Shigeru Omi said Sunday it is time to start considering further shortening the quarantine period for people who have been in close contact with COVID-19 patients.
Omi suggested the time for isolation, currently seven days for ordinary people and five days for essential workers, could be cut as the Omicron variant of the virus is known to have a shorter incubation period.

Japan economy tense on commodity hikes by Ukraine invasion fears.
Russia's military buildup around Ukraine's border is stoking fears about its potential impact on the economy of import-reliant Japan amid speculation a Russian invasion may further pressure elevated crude oil and commodity prices.
The Ukraine crisis has also brought uncertainties to Tokyo's stock market, with some brokers expecting a Moscow-led offensive to send the benchmark Nikkei Stock Average below the 26,000 mark from recent levels of around 27,000.

West could cut U.S. dollar access for Russian companies, Johnson says.
The United States and Britain would seek to cut off Russian companies' access to U.S. dollars and British pounds if the Kremlin orders an invasion of Ukraine, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the BBC.
"The plan that we are seeing is for something that could be really the biggest war in Europe since 1945 just in terms of sheer scale," Johnson said.

Japan had IMF delete mention of coal in report on its economy.
The Japanese government had the International Monetary Fund delete a sentence on the country's apparent pledge to phase out support for overseas coal projects in a staff report released last month, government sources said.
The deletion was made at the request of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, which places an emphasis on exports of coal-fired power plants.

Kishida Cabinet supported by 56%, views mixed on COVID response: poll.
The approval rating for Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's Cabinet remained almost unchanged at 56.6 percent, but some of his recent COVID-19 responses drew mixed reactions in a Kyodo News survey released Sunday.
In the two-day telephone survey through Sunday on 1,054 eligible voters, the support rate rose slightly from 55.9 percent in the January survey, while the disapproval rating edged up 2.2 points to 27.4 percent.

Survivor found in burning ferry off Greek island; 11 missing.
A survivor has been rescued Sunday morning from the stern of a still burning passenger ferry, Greece's coast guard said. There are 11 people still missing.
A coast guard spokesman told The Associated Press the man, a Belarussian, was found on the left rear side of the Euroferry Olympia in apparently good condition.
The Italian-owned ferry, which was carrying more than 290 passengers and crew, as well as 153 trucks and 32 cars, caught fire on Friday.

Olympics: Japan takes silver in women's curling after loss to British.
Japan took the silver medal in women's curling Sunday at the Beijing Winter Olympics following a heavy 10-3 loss to Great Britain in the final.
Skip Satsuki Fujisawa and team nevertheless achieved Japan's best Olympic curling result, four years after earning its first medal in the sport, a bronze, at the Pyeongchang Games.

Beijing to close Games marked by COVID measures, doping scandal.
Beijing hands the Olympic flag to Milan-Cortina on Sunday after a Games that will be remembered for the extremes of its anti-COVID-19 measures and outrage over the doping scandal that enveloped 15-year-old Russian skating sensation Kamila Valieva.
The Olympics were stalked by politics, with several countries staging a diplomatic boycott over China's human rights record, and the specter of invasion of Ukraine by Russia.
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2022年02月20日

2月20日:毎日5分の英語習慣:フィギュア最低年齢17歳 航空機用水素エンジン



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モデルナワクチン:より高い抗体価を維持
岸田氏:まん延防止期間短縮で決着
遺伝子出生前診断の年齢制限を撤廃する方向へ
バイデン氏:ロシアがウクライナ侵攻を開始すると確信
米国駐日大使:2月26日に岸田首相と広島を訪問
自民党:ガソリン補助金25円超へ引き上げを
フィギュアスケート選手の最低年齢17歳を検討へ
カーリングの勝利:スポーツと地域創生に利益
日本:航空機用次世代水素エンジンを開発へ


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Moderna as a booster results in far higher antibody level.
A study of “cross vaccinations” for COVID-19 found that while side effects are more prevalent when different vaccines are used for booster shots, the antibody level also increases.
A panel of experts advising the health ministry on the pandemic announced the results of an interim study on cross vaccinations at a Feb. 18 meeting. It was the first time for the results of a cross vaccination study to be released in Japan.

Kishida settles for shorter extension of COVID-19 curbs.
The government shifted gears in deciding to extend pre-emergency measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic by two weeks instead of the three that had been the norm.
The Feb. 18 decision followed internal discussions about what would be appropriate as cases of the Omicron variant are generally falling nationwide.
It was decided to extend the measures by two weeks, until March 6, for 16 prefectures.

Japan moving to lift age limit for prenatal genetic screening.
New guidelines were approved Feb. 18 to expand the number of certified medical institutions that can provide prenatal genetic screening to detect chromosomal abnormalities in fetuses.
Non-invasive prenatal genetic testing is offered to pregnant women concerned about the possible risk of their baby being born with Down syndrome and other disorders.

Biden now 'convinced' Russia will launch invasion of Ukraine.
U.S. President Joe Biden says he is now “convinced” Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to invade Ukraine and assault the capital, an ominous assessment that emerged as the country's war-torn east saw more attacks that the West said could be designed to establish a pretext for an attack.
After weeks of saying the U.S. was not sure if Putin had made the final decision, Biden said Friday that his judgment had changed, citing American intelligence.

US ambassador to Japan to visit Hiroshima on Feb. 26 with PM Kishida.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is arranging to visit the city of Hiroshima with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel on Feb. 26, to offer flowers at Peace Memorial Park for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing.
During his Feb. 4 visit to the prime minister's office, the new ambassador told Kishida that he intended to visit Hiroshima at an early date.

Japan LDP Seeking to Raise Oil Subsidy Limit to over 25 Yen.
Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party is calling on the government to raise the limit of its subsidy for oil wholesalers to over 25 yen per liter from the current 5 yen.
The request is included in a set of emergency proposals to tackle soaring crude oil prices that the LDP submitted to industry minister Koichi Hagiuda and Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno on Friday.

Olympics: Figure skaters' minimum age of 17 to be considered: source.
Following incidents surrounding 15-year-old Russian figure skating star Kamila Valieva, the International Skating Union is moving toward raising the minimum age for Olympics and world championships skaters from 15 to 17, a source with knowledge of the matter said Saturday.
The source said preparations are being made to deliberate on the change at a June ISU meeting.

Japan's curling success a win-win for sport, local community.
Having drawn a region of new fans to the sport of curling, the Japan national women's team has been using its popularity to empower the seaside town of Tokoro, on shore of Lake Saroma in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.
Since the team won bronze at the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018, the country's first Olympic curling medal in history, Tokoro was thrown into the national spotlight as the tiny town with a population of 3,400 that is the home to the Olympic heroes.

Japan to develop next-gen hydrogen engine for aircraft.
The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will begin development of a next-generation aircraft engine that uses liquid hydrogen as fuel in fiscal 2022.
Hydrogen-powered aircraft that emit no CO2 may someday become mainstream, so Japan wants to secure the core technologies in order to enhance the international competency of its aviation industry.
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2月20日:毎日5分の英語習慣:フィギュア最低年齢17歳 航空機用次世代水素エンジン



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モデルナワクチン:より高い抗体価を維持
岸田氏:まん延防止期間短縮で決着
遺伝子出生前診断の年齢制限を撤廃する方向へ
バイデン氏:ロシアがウクライナ侵攻を開始すると確信
米国駐日大使:2月26日に岸田首相と広島を訪問
自民党:ガソリン補助金25円超へ引き上げを
フィギュアスケート選手の最低年齢17歳を検討へ
カーリングの勝利:スポーツと地域創生に利益
日本:航空機用次世代水素エンジンを開発へ


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Moderna as a booster results in far higher antibody level.
A study of “cross vaccinations” for COVID-19 found that while side effects are more prevalent when different vaccines are used for booster shots, the antibody level also increases.
A panel of experts advising the health ministry on the pandemic announced the results of an interim study on cross vaccinations at a Feb. 18 meeting. It was the first time for the results of a cross vaccination study to be released in Japan.

Kishida settles for shorter extension of COVID-19 curbs.
The government shifted gears in deciding to extend pre-emergency measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic by two weeks instead of the three that had been the norm.
The Feb. 18 decision followed internal discussions about what would be appropriate as cases of the Omicron variant are generally falling nationwide.
It was decided to extend the measures by two weeks, until March 6, for 16 prefectures.

Japan moving to lift age limit for prenatal genetic screening.
New guidelines were approved Feb. 18 to expand the number of certified medical institutions that can provide prenatal genetic screening to detect chromosomal abnormalities in fetuses.
Non-invasive prenatal genetic testing is offered to pregnant women concerned about the possible risk of their baby being born with Down syndrome and other disorders.

Biden now 'convinced' Russia will launch invasion of Ukraine.
U.S. President Joe Biden says he is now “convinced” Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to invade Ukraine and assault the capital, an ominous assessment that emerged as the country's war-torn east saw more attacks that the West said could be designed to establish a pretext for an attack.
After weeks of saying the U.S. was not sure if Putin had made the final decision, Biden said Friday that his judgment had changed, citing American intelligence.

US ambassador to Japan to visit Hiroshima on Feb. 26 with PM Kishida.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is arranging to visit the city of Hiroshima with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel on Feb. 26, to offer flowers at Peace Memorial Park for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing.
During his Feb. 4 visit to the prime minister's office, the new ambassador told Kishida that he intended to visit Hiroshima at an early date.

Japan LDP Seeking to Raise Oil Subsidy Limit to over 25 Yen.
Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party is calling on the government to raise the limit of its subsidy for oil wholesalers to over 25 yen per liter from the current 5 yen.
The request is included in a set of emergency proposals to tackle soaring crude oil prices that the LDP submitted to industry minister Koichi Hagiuda and Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno on Friday.

Olympics: Figure skaters' minimum age of 17 to be considered: source.
Following incidents surrounding 15-year-old Russian figure skating star Kamila Valieva, the International Skating Union is moving toward raising the minimum age for Olympics and world championships skaters from 15 to 17, a source with knowledge of the matter said Saturday.
The source said preparations are being made to deliberate on the change at a June ISU meeting.

Japan's curling success a win-win for sport, local community.
Having drawn a region of new fans to the sport of curling, the Japan national women's team has been using its popularity to empower the seaside town of Tokoro, on shore of Lake Saroma in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.
Since the team won bronze at the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018, the country's first Olympic curling medal in history, Tokoro was thrown into the national spotlight as the tiny town with a population of 3,400 that is the home to the Olympic heroes.

Japan to develop next-gen hydrogen engine for aircraft.
The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will begin development of a next-generation aircraft engine that uses liquid hydrogen as fuel in fiscal 2022.
Hydrogen-powered aircraft that emit no CO2 may someday become mainstream, so Japan wants to secure the core technologies in order to enhance the international competency of its aviation industry.
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