Headline news for February 8, 2024

Starting February 15, 2024 (Thursday) at Starbucks, `` Hanami Dango Frappuccino ,'' which uses the standard three-colored dango for cherry blossom viewing, and `` Hanami Sakura Cream ,'' which is inspired by cherry blossoms in full bloom, will be available. ``Hanami Dango Frappuccino'' is a Japanese-style drink where you can enjoy the chewy texture of three-colored dango and the flavor of white bean paste and cherry blossoms, and ``Hanami Sakura Cream'' is a combination of steamed milk, flavored syrup and caramel reminiscent of spring flowers. It is said to be a drink that is combined with syrup and topped with crispy Sakura Fiantine .

SAKURA Season 1 starts from February 15th (Thursday)! Introducing a new lineup full of cherry blossom viewing moods, including “Hanami Dango Frappuccino®” with a three-color dango motif and “Sakura AR” | Starbucks Coffee Japan

The sales period is scheduled to be from February 15th (Thursday) to March 12th (Tuesday), and can be purchased at Starbucks nationwide except for some stores. The 'Hanami Dango Frappuccino' is only available in tall size, and the price is 678 yen including tax for takeout, and 690 yen including tax for eating inside. 'Hanami Sakura Cream' is 540 yen including tax for Short, 579 yen including tax for Tall, 624 yen including tax for Grande, and 668 yen including tax for Venti. For in-store dining, Short is 550 yen including tax, Tall is 590 yen including tax, Grande is 635 yen including tax, and Venti is 680 yen including tax.

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

A huge controversy arises among fans regarding the graphics of 'Pokémon LEGENDS Arceus' - GIGAZINE

A report that when requesting a WordPress plugin from ChatGPT, a task that took several days was completed in 5 minutes - GIGAZINE

Succeeded in observing a ``stray black hole'' 5150 light years away using a ``gravitational lens'' - GIGAZINE

More and more cases are being forced on voice actors to sign contracts that ``allow AI to generate synthetic voices from recorded voices'', voices of opposition from voice actors and unions - GIGAZINE

A mysterious photo that looks exactly the same, but the more you look at it, the more it looks like it was taken from a different angle - GIGAZINE

What is the open source AR device “Monocle” that attaches to glasses? -GIGAZINE

A part of the iOS core source code ``iBoot'' leaked to the Internet, and some say it is the ``biggest leak in history'' - GIGAZINE

Flight radar that shows where aircraft are flying in real time on a map - GIGAZINE

Experts answer the question ``What exactly is a spy balloon? Is it no good for an artificial satellite?'' - GIGAZINE

Face synthesis porn created by AI ``fake porn'' is finally banned on its birthplace Reddit - GIGAZINE

What is 'Apex Legends' that gained over 10 million players in just 3 days after distribution? -GIGAZINE

◆Network (memos, etc.)

mimonelu ???? Mimonelu: 'I won't go into details, but Bluesky is made up of multiple servers called PDS, and eventually all the PDS will merge and transform into the Super Beast Machine God Bluesky Aeon, which will become the evil one. We plan to destroy secret organization X.' — Bluesky

㋳ ~Monochrome OriMecha Drawing Guy~: 'Imagination' — Bluesky

Heiban: 'The number of followers has increased so much that I decided to suddenly post the scene of a traffic accident in which oxcarts collide with each other in a picture scroll of annual events drawn at the end of the Heian period.' — Bluesky

◆Society/Politics/Economy (incidents, world news, business)
Tochigi Prefectural Police refuses to respond to male victim's testimony that police officer's car ran away after colliding with motorcycle [Tochigi Prefecture]: Asahi Shimbun Digital

Gunma Isesaki More than ten people injured after being bitten by dogs in two parks one after another; dogs captured | NHK | Gunma Prefecture

Police officer at Utsunomiya Minami Precinct collides with motorbike and commits hit-and-run Utsunomiya | NHK Tochigi Prefecture News

Tochigi Prefectural Police officer again suspects hit-and-run; female police officer sent to prosecutors; crashes into light passenger car in front - Sankei News

Tochigi Prefectural Police female police officer charged with hit-and-run; did she leave after injuring the other person? Utsunomiya District Public Prosecutors Office | Major incidents and accidents in the prefecture | Shimono Shimbun 'SOON' News | Shimono Shimbun SOON

Fear of ground subsidence of 70 centimeters! I saw the “disastrous scene” at the Osaka Expo | Bunshun Online

Fukui Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 Smoke and sparks from the exhaust fan in the turbine building “No radiation effects” No injuries | NHK | Nuclear power plants in various locations

[Breaking News] Garthy sentenced to 4 years in prison for habitually threatening actors on YouTube - YouTube

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Moriyama ``Looking at the photo, I was vaguely reminded of it''...The former Unification Church issue has flared up again, and the government is struggling to respond: Yomiuri Shimbun

``Support subsidy system'' to counter declining birthrate: 90% of the burden will be paid by people under 74, including working generation | NHK | Declining birthrate

Victim names in arrest warrants and indictments will be kept secret from perpetrators, a new system will be introduced from the 15th...There is also concern that it will be difficult for the defendant to ``disprove'': Yomiuri Shimbun

iPhone purchase, 2.8 billion yen failure to declare, company refutes national tax: Asahi Shimbun Digital

Used cargo ship export destination searched on suspicion of false declaration; Export to Iran | NHK | Incident

“Your first champagne is for you” Behind those words… The darkness of “accounts receivable” at a malicious host club | NHK incident reporter interview note

Politics to read: Citizen Tamaki withdraws from fruitless ``Liberate-Kokoku approach'' trigger clause talks | Mainichi Shimbun

The body of a man who called himself ``Satoshi Kirishima'' was cremated, but his family refused to collect it: Asahi Shimbun Digital

A man calling himself ``Satoshi Kirishima'' is cremated as an unidentified body; the remains will be kept for 5 years even if there is no claimant - Sankei News

'A girl around 30 years old confessed to me, but I refused, saying I couldn't make her happy...' The full story of Satoshi Kirishima's life on the run, spending time in music bars | Daily Shincho

Gasoline tax ``trigger clause'' The Democratic Party of Japan officially decides to withdraw from the party after consultation with the ruling party. Mr. Tamaki has indicated his intention to continue as representative, but some within the party say ``normally he would resign as a member.'' | TBS NEWS DIG

5.5 tons of contaminated water leaks inside Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant; TEPCO ``No leakage into the sea'' [Fukushima Prefecture]: Asahi Shimbun Digital

Using digital technology to understand where stranded people are staying Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo | NHK | Tokyo

Former Honda employee arrested on suspicion of breach of trust... Suspected of embezzling 23 million yen in 'throwing money' using a credit card in the name of a corporation: Yomiuri Shimbun

House whose conspicuous 'first floor' disappeared in the Noto earthquake Snow country, depopulation, killer pulse...complex factors contributing to the expansion of housing damage - Sankei News

Kiyoken begins recalling approximately 2,200 silicone pieces in five Shumai products manufactured on the 7th - Sankei News

Akita: 70 people suffered from bears this year, worst ever; 90% of seriously injured patients suffered facial injuries | NHK | Bear damage

A member of a gang selling ramune is arrested. A man handing out flyers in Asakusa says, 'No, Ninja-kun,' and asks for protection money. | FNN Prime Online

Hamas proposes three-phase ceasefire and humanitarian aid in exchange for hostage release - CNN.co.jp

6-year-old girl stranded in attacked vehicle disappears with rescue team in Gaza 3 photos International News: AFPBB News

Saudi Arabia tells US that relations with Israel will not normalize unless Palestinian independence is recognized International News: AFPBB News

Sweden suspends investigation into Nord Stream explosion | Reuters

Kenya cult leader charged with murdering 191 children - CNN.co.jp

``I knew it wasn't right, but...'' Infant dies at unlicensed nursery school in Setagaya Ward due to risky sleeping on stomach: Tokyo Shimbun TOKYO Web

Constitutional scholar criticizes Prime Minister for repeatedly mentioning ``freedom of political activity'' ``It's ridiculous'' [Liberal Democratic Party]: Asahi Shimbun Digital

Ritmin's Kazuhiro Haraguchi says in Russian state media, ``There is no reason to support Ukraine'' ``Russia cannot be evil'' - Sankei News

Gunma Isesaki Dog bites injure 12 people, including elementary school students; owner apologizes: “I was trying not to run away” | NHK | Gunma Prefecture

◆Lifestyle (life, life, health)

I've been making rasam myself lately, and every time I make it, the only ingredient that seems to bring out the flavor is a small amount of tomato, but I find myself wondering, 'Why does this ingredient turn out so well?' Thank you for asking such an open question. But why is rasam so delicious? (Maybe it's because tamarind has as much flavor as kelp... | mond

KEISUI ART STUDIO | How to eat delicious bananas by freezing and thawing them whole.

“Auntie’s communication skills are outstanding” Ogi Mama values “consideration and empathy” (Yahoo! News Original Voice)

Joshi Seven's ``classroom introduction article'' contains comments by ``non-existent students'' that no one else has made...Classroom official ``Shogakukan, is everything okay?'' - Togetter

When you make Indian food yourself, you'll be shocked at how strong the flavor is even though there are almost no ingredients for soup stock.``Does Japan use too much soup stock?'' - Togetter

Isn't it inefficient to make children memorize words such as 'car = boo-boo'? Numerous experiences and research results gather around this opinion → It seems that young children invent their own infant words when words are difficult - Togetter

Population decline: Why do people leave Ehime? The true feelings of female university students: Many women in their 20s are leaving the prefecture... Stop it by supporting young people who want to return | FNN Prime Online

Anti-freezing agent can be replaced with that seasoning Ingredients are ``almost the same'' What to be careful about? | Mainichi Shimbun

Tokyo Tama on a snowy night, snowy scenery of Takahata Fudoson and Fuchu Okunitama Shrine - I AM A DOG

Introduced Takudoku Tower - Freelance home building diary

◆IT/gadgets (net/software/hardware/mobile)

IIJ President Katsu says, ``The 'actually 12 yen smartphone' exploited a loophole in the law'' and ``We will consider long-term contract benefits'' - Mobile Watch

LINE's personal information leak issue, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications conducts 'report collection'...Detailed report regarding unauthorized access requested: Yomiuri Shimbun

Apple Vision Pro is the complete version of HoloLens. Current limit value|shi3z

New SNS Blue Sky's account is being deleted for posting swimsuit illustrations, and delicate images are set to be sensitive...huh? Is it okay to do that? - Togetter

I summarized the ransomware infection of Saitama Prefecture Health Promotion Corporation - piyolog

Problem with online application for Kanagawa public high school entrance exams The cause was a setting error by the operator | Kanaloko by Kanagawa Shimbun

United Nations organization resolves to not adjust leap seconds, effectively abolishing it - Nihon Keizai Shimbun

◆Anime/Games/Manga (Subculture)

Magami: 'Drop a test' — Bluesky

Futo: 'The idea shroud that started Bluesky' — Bluesky

Hinako Ashihara January 29, 2024 - Tokihiko Isshiki/Blog

Movie animation “MAKE A GIRL” super special news|MAKE A GIRL 1st Teaser - YouTube

Shogakukan holds internal briefing after Ashihara's death Good relationship with Nippon TV, issues with SNS operation ``The height of regret'' | East Sports Web

The ripples of the 'Sexy Tanaka-san' issue... Fans are shocked by the regretful past that the original author of 'Polar Bear Cafe' complained about on SNS | Nikkan Gendai DIGITAL

The pole dance show that takes advantage of the expressive power of 3DCG is attractive “Pole Princess the Movie!!” (1) ~Character Design & 3D Model Edition

[Limited Time] TV Anime 'Ishura' Episode 5 'Nasteek Singing Quietly with Umitaru Higuare' Main Story - YouTube

'Funeral Freelen' Magic Introduction / [First Class Magician Exam Edition] From the First Exam / Broadcast every Friday at 11:00 - YouTube

TV anime “Slave of the Demon City Spirit” Reward Scene Digest - YouTube

'Overwatch 2' | Season 9 Trailer - YouTube

[Collapse: Star Rail] Short animation 'Taihei New Year' - YouTube

'Library Of Ruina' (PS4/Switch) Gameplay Video I ~Visit Edition~ - YouTube

You can find out in about 90 seconds! 'Dragon's Dogma 2' Monster Edition - YouTube

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Documentary Movie 'To be reborn.' - YouTube

'Dragon's Dogma 2' Fighter - Gameplay Video - YouTube

Negotiation points for option agreements - Using the example of turning a novel into a movie - Emi Matsushima | Column | Kotto Dori Law Office For the Arts

Drama 'Sexy Tanaka-san' scriptwriter Tomoko Aizawa pays tribute to her, saying, 'My mind went blank' Reflecting on her own post, 'I deeply regret it' - Sponichi Sponichi Annex Entertainment

I was deeply shocked to hear of the passing of Dr. Hinako Ashihara, and I am still deeply saddened. I would like to condolences from the bottom of my heart. ⁡ Many of the details that Ashihara Sensei wrote about in his blog were new to me, and I was speechless when I read them. What on earth is the truth, what should I believe, what should I do... | Instagram

◆Sports/Entertainment/Music/Movies (Entertainment)
Trailer of the movie 'A Quiet Place: DAY 1' where New York is shrouded in despair - YouTube

Movie ``Sakugai Chushingura'' Cast interview and making video including Tsuyoshi Muro, Eita Nagayama, Haruna Kawaguchi, Kento Hayashi - YouTube

[Free LIVE game room video] 73rd ALSOK Cup King's Match 7th Game 4th Game 2nd Day Sota Fujii vs. Tatsuya Sugai 8th Dan - YouTube

[Free release of the main story] The Japanese narration version by Akio Otsuka of the cult-popular near-future science fiction movie 'La Jetée', which is also the origin of director Mamoru Oshii, will be released for free for the first time on YouTube from 21:00 on 2/9 (Friday)! | WOWOW Plus Co., Ltd. press release

[Official free release for 2 weeks only] La Jetée [Japanese narration version]/Cinephile WOWOW Plus is distributing masterpieces from around the world - YouTube

Noo Kai 'Don't I look like a straight-up?': Yami Sou@NanJ Seibu Summary

Punk band The Swanky's first documentary film ``Idiot Volunteers'' book trailer - YouTube

◆New products (clothing, food, housing)
“Mitsuya Yojo Nankoume” and “Wilkinson Tansan Ume” to be released on February 20th | News Release 2024 | Company Information | Asahi Soft Drinks

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