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High School Baseball Senbatsu Osaka Toin wins Tsuruga Kehi Day 3 of the tournament | NHK

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High School Baseball Senbatsu Osaka Toin wins Tsuruga Kehi Day 3 of the tournament | NHK

In the third match of the third day of the Senbatsu High School Baseball Tournament, Osaka Toin High School, aiming to win the tournament for the first time in a row for the second time, defeated Tsuruga Kehi High School in Fukui 3-1 to advance to the third round.

Yugo Maeda, captain and ace of Osaka Toin, threw 134 pitches in the ninth inning, striking out 14 and giving his team the victory by holding down the opponent’s batting lineup to one run.

Pitcher Maeda recalled, “I thought the second half was the game, so I gradually focused on it.

After that, he said, “I’m aiming for consecutive victories, but first I want to prepare 100% for the next match and face it with a win.”

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Prime Minister “Injecting more than $75 billion to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific” | NHK

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Prime Minister “Injecting more than $75 billion to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific” | NHK

Prime Minister Kishida revealed a new promotion plan for a “free and open Indo-Pacific” in a lecture given in India during his visit. By 2030, through the expansion of ODA = Official Development Assistance, more than $ 75 billion in public and private funds will be injected into this region to boost growth.

in particular,

▽ Observing the principles of peace such as the United Nations Charter and the rules of trade,

▽ We will respond to international issues such as food crises, climate change, and measures against infectious diseases.

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▽ In addition to enhancing connectivity between countries through various means such as infrastructure development and exchange of people,

▽ We are planning to expand cooperation on security and safe use in the airspace.

In order to promote such cooperation, we will increase Japan’s ODA contributions over the next 10 years and encourage the expansion of private sector investment. and will support growth.

Prime Minister Kishida said, “With Japan serving as G7 chair and India serving as G20 chair, it is my hope that both countries will work together with many countries to bring peace and prosperity to the international community, which is facing a challenging time. I believe that the vision for this is a ‘free and open Indo-Pacific,’ and that this region will become a place where freedom and the rule of law are respected, free from power and coercion.”

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Cherry blossoms bloom 2023 If you whistle in Moriguchi City, Osaka…the cherry blossoms have bloomed | NHK

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Cherry blossoms bloom 2023 If you whistle in Moriguchi City, Osaka…the cherry blossoms have bloomed | NHK

Moriguchi City, Osaka.
Some people continue to whistle every morning, with the meaning of “protecting their mouths.”
Such a member cherishes a single cherry tree.
Cherry blossoms when you whistle…

(Osaka Broadcasting Station Happiness News coverage team Mayumi Onoda)

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Prime Minister Kishida announces policy of inviting South Korean President Yun to G7 Hiroshima Summit | NHK

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Prime Minister Kishida announces policy of inviting South Korean President Yun to G7 Hiroshima Summit | NHK

During his visit to India, Prime Minister Kishida told reporters that he would invite South Korean President Yoon Sung-ryul to the G7 Hiroshima Summit in May.

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Debutant Li Shifeng crowned at All England Badminton Open

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Debutant Li Shifeng crowned at All England Badminton Open

BIRMINGHAM, March 19 (Xinhua) — China’s Li Shifeng clinched the men’s singles title in his first appearance at the All England Badminton Open here on Sunday.

Li, 23, played confidently in the final against compatriot Shi Yuqi, who had won the tournament in 2018. He held off Shi’s fightback in the late stages of the first game to win 26-24, then breezily took the second game 21-5.

“I was quite relaxed today after winning the tough match last night,” said Li, who took a sensational win over Anders Antonsen of Denmark 21-11, 19-21, 21-18 in Saturday’s semifinal. “I definitely wanted to clinch the title, but I care more about trying my best and enjoying the game.”

Mixed doubles top seeds Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong of China beat South Korean pair Seo Seung-jae and Chae Yu-jung 21-16, 16-21, 21-12, clinching the All England Open title for the second time.

“Although we took home ten titles last year, this year is a new beginning,” said 29-year-old Huang, who had paired up with Zheng to take silver at the Tokyo Olympics.

“We will start our journey for the Olympic qualification soon and I hope we will be in our best form.”

In the women’s singles, China’s Olympic champion Chen Yufei failed to repeat her 2019 triumph, as the 25-year-old lost to South Korea’s second seed An Se-young 17-21, 21-10, 19-21.

But Chen, who outplayed world No.1 and reigning champion Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the semifinals, said she could look forward with more confidence.

“I feel I’m not left behind. I should be confident in my ability,” said Chen. “Although Yamaguchi and An are top in the rankings and have played consistently for a long time, I have the opportunities to beat them as long as I handle all the details well.”

Kim So-yeong and Kong Hee-yong of South Korea won the women’s doubles, while Indonesian Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rain Ardianto took gold in the men’s doubles.

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WBC Japan national team 21st Mexico and semi-finals Aki Sasaki scheduled to start | NHK

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WBC Japan national team 21st Mexico and semi-finals Aki Sasaki scheduled to start | NHK

The Japanese national baseball team will face Mexico in the semi-finals of the WBC = World Baseball Classic on the 21st of Japan time.

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Analysis results of samples brought back by “Hayabusa2” JAXA | NHK

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Analysis results of samples brought back by “Hayabusa2” JAXA | NHK

Three years ago, the Japanese probe “Hayabusa 2″ brought back a sample from an asteroid. I want to be happy from the bottom of my heart.”

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Sensex loses 376 points, Nifty drops 129 pts in morning trade

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Sensex loses 376 points, Nifty drops 129 pts in morning trade

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], March 20 (ANI): Indian equity markets opened with losses on Monday, picking up weak global cues spilling over from last week.

In the latest development happening in Europe, UBS has agreed to buy Credit Suisse for more than USD 3 billion while The US Federal Reserve and several other major central banks announced a coordinated effort on Sunday night to boost the flow of US dollars through the global financial system with the aim of keeping credit flowing to households and businesses. Investors keeping an eye on these will eventually be positive developments for the global markets.

BSE Sensex lost 376 points to 57,613.61 while NSE Nifty dropped 129 points to 16,970.95 during the morning trade on Monday. The top gainers on Nifty 50 were Dr Reddy, Divis Lab, Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), Titan and BPCL while Adani Enterprises, Hindalco, Infosys, TCS and IndusInd Bank were some of the laggards.

In Asian markets, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 352 points, Japan’s Nikkei declined 212 points, China’s Shanghai gained 10 points while Thailand’s Thailand SET was trading in the positive territory and SP ASX lost 50 points on Monday morning.

In US markets, Dow Jones lost 384 points, Nasdaq Composite dropped 86 points and SandP 500 declined 43 points on Friday closing.

In European markets, BEL and CAC were trading in the positive, Deutsche Borse lost 198 points and FTSE 100 dropped 74 points and Madrid SE declined 16 points as Asian markets opened on Monday.

On Friday, the Sensex and Nifty closed 0.6-0.7 per cent higher. The BSE index ended 355 points up at 57,989.90 but failed to recover its 58k level while the NSE index surged 114 points to 17,100.05, regaining its 17k position.

India’s foreign exchange reserves declined by about USD 2.4 billion to USD 560.003 billion in the week ending on March 10, according to the Reserve Bank of India’s latest data which came out on Friday.

During the prior week that ended on March 3, India’s foreign exchange reserves rose for the first time in five weeks to USD 562.40 billion, an increase of USD 1.45 billion, data showed. Gold reserves declined by USD 110 million to USD 41.923 billion.

For fresh cues, market participants will keenly watch out for the US Federal Reserve monetary policy outcome and forward-looking guidance. The next US monetary policy meeting is scheduled for March 21-22.

Speaking on foreign portfolio investments, VK Vijayakumar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Financial Services, said, “FPIs have invested a total amount of Rs 11,344 crore till March 18. This includes the bulk investment of Rs 15,446 crore by GQG in Adani stocks. So, net of the bulk deals the FPI (foreign portfolio investment) is negative. For 2023, so far, FPIs have sold equity for Rs 23,283 crore (NSDL). FPIs have been consistent buyers only in capital goods.”He added, “In financial services, they have been alternating between buying and selling in different fortnights. Since risk-off is the dominant market mood now, following the bank failures in the US and fears of contagion, FPIs are unlikely to turn buyers in the near-term.”Another expert, Ajit Mishra, Vice-president for Technical Research, Religare Broking, said, “In absence of any major domestic event, the focus would be on the upcoming FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meet scheduled on March 21-22. Besides, movement in crude and trend of foreign flows will also be in focus for cues.”The Religare Broking VP also said, “Markets may take a breather initially, however, the upside also seems capped. Nifty could face hurdles around the 17,250-17,400 zone while the 16,600-16,800 zone would provide the needed cushion, in case the situation deteriorates further. Since we’re seeing a mixed trend across sectors, traders should continue with a stock-specific approach, with a focus on overnight risk management.” (ANI)

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“Illegal voting in the village mayor election” Yamanashi Mayor Doshi village chief’s relatives and other four people fined | NHK

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“Illegal voting in the village mayor election” Yamanashi Mayor Doshi village chief’s relatives and other four people fined | NHK

On the 20th, four relatives of the village mayor and others were sent to the public prosecutor’s office for violating the Public Offices Election Law for submitting a false moving-in notification and voting illegally in the mayoral election of Doshi Village, Yamanashi Prefecture, where the vote difference was only 11 votes. received a summary order of fines from the court.

In the Mayoral Election of Doshi Village in July two years ago, the incumbent and two newcomers ran, and the incumbent Mayor Tomiya Nagata won a close battle by 11 votes and was re-elected.

Regarding this election, six people, including relatives and supporters of Nagata Village Mayor living inside and outside Yamanashi Prefecture, said last month that they were suspected of submitting a false moving-in notification to the village and illegally voting or cooperating with it. Documents were sent to the public prosecutor on suspicion of fraudulent voting and fraudulent registration in violation of the Public Offices Election Law.

In a subsequent investigation, the Kofu Ward Public Prosecutor’s Office filed a summary indictment on the 20th for four of the six people, including two relatives of the village chief who actually voted illegally and two supporters.

The Kofu Summary Court issued a summary order for fines against the four.

All four had submitted a moving-in notification about four months before the election, and two of the supporters had submitted a moving-in notification on the same day.

On the other hand, on the 20th, the prosecution decided not to indict the two people who were sent documents on suspicion of cooperating in fraudulent voting.

The reason for the non-prosecution was not disclosed.

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Japanese PM Kishida lays wreath at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial in Rajghat

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Japanese PM Kishida lays wreath at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial in Rajghat

New Delhi [India], March 20 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi on Monday.

After paying tribute at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial, Kishida also signed the visitors’ book at Rajghat.

Kishida, who is on a two-day official visit to India arrived early this morning was received and greeted by Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar at the Palam airport in the national capital.

This is Kishida’s second visit to India as Prime Minister.

Kishida will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and in their bilateral talks later in the day the two are set to discuss priorities for India’s presidency of G20 and Japan’s presidency of the G7.

“I intend to engage in a thorough exchange of views with Prime Minister Modi on the question of what role Japan and India should play within the international community,” Kishida told reporters ahead of his departure from Japan.

The Japanese PM will make joint statements with his Indian counterpart.

In addition, Prime Minister Kishida is scheduled to exchange views regarding the deepening of the “Japan-India Special Strategic and Global Partnership” and efforts toward the realization of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific.””With regard to bilateral Japan-India relations, I want to confirm the further deepening of the Special Strategic and Global Partnership between India and Japan,” Kishida said.

The visiting Japanese PM will also deliver a speech about the Indo-Pacific policy at a think tank here. PM Shinzo Abe initially discussed Indo-Pacific cooperation on his trip to Delhi fifteen years ago.

“I also intend to further strengthen the Special Strategic and Global Partnership between India and Japan. In addition, during my stay in India, I will announce a new plan related to the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP),” Kishida said in a tweet.

“I will clearly lay out my thinking regarding the role that a Free and Open Indo-Pacific will play at this historic turning point,” Kishida said addressing a press conference ahead of his departure from Japan.

India is a member of the Quad, which includes Australia, Japan and the US, as per a report by Kyodo News. Kishida has been eager to strengthen ties with such countries to pave the way for the success of the G7 in-person summit scheduled to be held in Hiroshima in May.

Kishida is expected to invite PM Narendra Modi to participate in the G7 in-person summit.

The Japanese prime minister’s visit in India is expected to last around 27 hours.

According to a statement made public on March 10 by the Ministry of External Affairs, the two leaders would speak about bilateral and regional matters of shared concern.

Arindam Bagchi, the official spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA), stated that Japan is a “very significant partner” and emphasised that India looks forward to exchanging views.

With both New Delhi and Tokyo currently holding the G20 and G7 Presidency, respectively, the visit of Kishida comes as an important opportunity to engage on a bilateral level since the last Summit meeting between India and Japan took place in March 2022.

Japan is a very close partner of India and both countries hold an Annual Summit and a 22 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Meeting.

New Delhi and Tokyo are also a part of the Quadrilateral Strategic Dialogue (QUAD), alongside Australia and the US. It is a strategic security dialogue between Australia, India, Japan and the United States that is maintained by talks between member countries. Working with regional friends who promote a free and open Indo-Pacific is a priority for the Quad.

Furthermore, the Defence cooperation between the two nations has also emerged as one of the key areas of engagement.

In terms of commercial and economic ties, the bilateral trade between India and Japan stood at USD 20.75 billion last year, which was the largest ever.

Japan is also the fifth largest investor in India as a large number of Japanese companies are exploring opportunities in India in several sectors. (ANI)

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