Headline news for February 6, 2024

From February 19, 2024 (Monday), ``Nissin's Strongest Donbei Curry Udon'' will be added to the ``Nissin's Strongest Donbei '' series, which Nissin Foods claims is ``the best Japanese-style cup noodles.'' The noodles are thicker and more chewy than the regular Nissin Donbei Curry Udon, and they are made with 6 types of soup stock made with bonito, Soda bonito, mackerel, dried shiitake mushrooms, kelp, and dried sardines. It features a special curry powder made from 30 kinds of spices. The suggested retail price is 280 yen excluding tax.

'Nissin's Strongest Donbei Curry Udon' (released February 19th) | Nissin Foods Group

By the way, the following article was published on the same day of the same month in the past.

Report that Wacom's pen tablet driver collects the names of all apps launched on the PC - GIGAZINE

Introducing 'Tiny11', a lightweight version of Windows 11 that runs on only 2GB of memory - GIGAZINE

When ChatGPT takes Google's coding job exam, he passes as a level 3 engineer with an annual income of 24 million yen - GIGAZINE

'What's the difference between iPhone XR and iPhone XS?' Overseas technology media reviews everything from design to invisible parts - GIGAZINE

Photo of ``the entire moon and the Earth seen from the back side'' taken for the first time by China's small lunar exploration satellite - GIGAZINE

Suspicion emerges that ``the sudden rise in the price of Bitcoin is caused by buying support from the virtual currency ``Tether'' - GIGAZINE

◆Network (memos, etc.)

◆Science (science, academics, technology)
A mysterious meteorological phenomenon, approaching the mystery of 'thunder snow' | National Geographic Japan version site

Transplanting a pig kidney into a fetus as a 'bridge' to dialysis... Jikei Medical University plans to carry out Japan's first 'xenotransplantation': Yomiuri Shimbun

◆Society/Politics/Economy (incidents, world news, business)
Education Minister Moriyama receives election support from former Unification Church affiliates, testimonies from people involved in the 2021 House of Representatives election: Asahi Shimbun Digital

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Moriyama effectively accepts recommendation letters from organizations affiliated with the former Unification Church | Mainichi Shimbun

Hundreds of calls with unlimited calling plan Former Unification Church members talk about education minister's election support: Asahi Shimbun Digital

Education Minister Moriyama denies the request, saying he may have received a letter of recommendation from a religious organization: Asahi Shimbun Digital

Toru Hashimoto to be interrogated in lawsuit over disclosure of emails from when he was mayor Osaka District Court [Osaka Prefecture]: Asahi Shimbun Digital

Sudden end of mass evacuation of junior high school students in Wajima City causes chaos; Superintendent of Education apologizes for clumsiness, ``I thought I told them they could go back to their hometowns'' | Ishikawa TV News | Ishikawa Television Broadcasting ishikawa-tv.com

'Yurikamome' stranded due to snow; passengers walking on track | NHK | Tokyo

Direct attack on the president: ``How stupid are you?''... Routine power harassment against multiple employees? Bang on the desk and violently abuse | NTV NEWS NNN

Regarding the content of our protest against the Yomiuri Shimbun (opinion on our company-related news coverage) Hokuriku Electric Power Co., Inc.

Last year's real wages decreased by 2.5% compared to the previous year; salary increases could not keep up with price increases | NHK | Prices soaring

Repeated sexual assault at a temple. Threatened with the threat of going to hell if you disobey the priest, a nun complains in tears that her hair is shaved off every night... | FNN Prime Online

◆Lifestyle (life, life, health)
KEISUI ART STUDIO | I drew Kudan, a prophetic beast that is a combination of a man and a cow.

A patriotic Chinese girl abuses her younger brother who loves Ultraman...The truth revealed through full text translation - Black China Blog

The cruel past sometimes invites laughter. |Go Watanabe

◆IT/gadgets (net/software/hardware/mobile)
[Original] Suspected of defrauding more than 10 million yen through d-payments in someone else's name Osaka Prefectural Police arrests Vietnamese group for fictitious payments; total of more than 20 million yen taken - Sankei News

The current situation of 'Threads' is that it seems to be used like a place for Instagram users to vent their complaints, making it a 'dirty Instagram' instead of a 'clean Twitter' - Togetter

“Born” by AI? The secret story of the birth of the Akutagawa Prize “Tokyo Sympathy Tower” revealed by author Rie Kudan | NHK | WEB special feature

How much electricity can you use if you use Nissan Sakura as a 'home storage battery'? Days of trial and error [Ken Fujimoto's solar report] - Home Appliances Watch

When you walk on an escalator, an AI tells you that it is a violation of the ordinance. Demonstration experiment on the Nagoya Municipal Subway: Chunichi Shimbun Web

New test using AI for influenza | NHK | Influenza

◆Anime/Games/Manga (Subculture)

I resigned from the encouragement group that I had been in for 15 years. This is a review of my shogi life. |Haruhiro Nishiyama

Author Marika Ikushima testifies about Rieko Saibara's true face as a 'toxic parent' from 'Mainichi Kaasan': 'You're ugly', 'Get out of the house', 9 years of abusive language that made her daughter 'jump' | Smart FLASH/Smafura [Kobunsha weekly magazine]

'Citizen Sleeper' Japanese Trailer - YouTube

PS5 'ARK: Survival Ascended' Promotion Trailer - YouTube

◆Sports/Entertainment/Music/Movies (Entertainment)
``Marvels'' scene where three people switch places - Closer to the shooting scene - YouTube

◆New products (clothing, food, shelter)
[Shrimp & Chicken] Deep-fried, volume-oriented 'Assortment of shrimp mayo and chicken cutlet' is now available in Katsuya! | Press release from Arcland Service Holdings Co., Ltd.

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