Headline news for February 21, 2024

Toei has decided to distribute three movies based on manga by Go Nagai, a manga artist from Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, for free for charity in order to help rebuild areas affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake.

Free distribution of Noto Peninsula earthquake charity on YouTube “Toei Theater Online”! Three works based on Go Nagai's original works | Toei [Public Relations]

What will be distributed are 'Mazinger Z vs. Dark General' (February 22, 2024, 21:00 - March 7, 20:59), 'Great Mazinger vs. Getter Robo' (February 29, 2024, 21:00) March 14, 20:59) and 'UFO Robo Grendizer vs. Great Mazinger' (March 7, 2024, 21:00 - March 21, 20:59).

'Mazinger Z vs. Dark General' Reiwa 6 Noto Peninsula Earthquake Reconstruction Support Distribution [Official] - YouTube

'Great Mazinger vs. Getter Robo' 2020 Noto Peninsula Earthquake Reconstruction Support Distribution [Official] - YouTube

'UFO Robo Grendizer vs. Great Mazinger' Reiwa 6 Noto Peninsula Earthquake Reconstruction Support Distribution [Official] - YouTube

A portion of the proceeds from the distribution will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society as a relief fund for the 2020 Noto Peninsula Earthquake.

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Bing's AI threatens to ``disclose your personal information and mess up your job or degree acquisition'' - GIGAZINE

Twitter lost 8 billion yen a year due to bots that repeatedly requested short emails for two-factor authentication - GIGAZINE

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How can I unlock the activation lock on a stolen iPhone? -GIGAZINE

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◆Network (memos, etc.)

◆Science (science, academics, technology)
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◆Society/Politics/Economy (incidents, world news, business)
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JR line cable cut, company executive arrested; 32 lines stolen from Sanyo Main Line | NHK | Incident

``Members of Parliament have not paid their taxes.'' Complaints received at tax return counters are confusing. Even in the Diet, ``Why can't we ask about tax evasion?''

Questions about political funding of LDP city councilors/Motion for punishment against Communist Party city councilors/Naha City Council

Lake Hamana high school student body incident: Five people aged 17 to 21 arrested on suspicion of injury or confinement | NHK | Shizuoka Prefecture

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force makes group visit to Yasukuni Shrine; members of training fleet, chief of staff ``free will'': Asahi Shimbun Digital

Eight Suzuki ``The prime minister's failure to verify is the cause'' Moriyama's problems with the former Unification Church | Mainichi Shimbun

Osaka Expo ``200 million yen toilet'', Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Saito ``I can't say it's particularly expensive'': Asahi Shimbun Digital

Tax return venue full of anger as ``tax payment becomes ridiculous'' ``Unbelievable unfairness'' with LDP slush fund member: Tokyo Shimbun TOKYO Web

A 24-year-old stabbed a customer at a love hotel after days of prostitution. The shadow of a man who took advantage of his intellectual disability: Asahi Shimbun Digital

[Breaking News] Kobe Tokushukai Hospital is ordered to improve after a series of patient deaths; diabetic patients die because they cannot receive insulin | Kansai News | News | Kansai Television Broadcasting Kantele

Is Israel involved in sexual violence? UN special rapporteur | Kyodo News

Exiled Russian pilot shot dead in Spain, Ukraine's Ministry of Defense - CNN.co.jp

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Mr. Navalny's mother asks President Putin to hand over his body, ``let me see my son'' | NHK | Russia

Floating offshore wind power generation: Demonstration experiments to be carried out from next fiscal year for practical use | NHK | Movement toward a decarbonized society

Decline in wage increases for small and medium-sized enterprises Difficulty in passing on prices hinders wage increases | NHK | Shunto

After stricter hometown tax payments: No damage to intermediary sites, angry local governments: Asahi Shimbun Digital

Japan Meteorological Agency long-term forecast “Spring temperatures are at or above normal; summer will be extremely hot” | NHK | Weather

US exercises veto and rejects Gaza ceasefire resolution UN Security Council | NHK | UN Security Council

Obscene video spread... Investigative report certifies bullying by seniors in high school student's suicide [Fukuoka Prefecture]: Asahi Shimbun Digital

Yamanashi Prefecture shuts down questions about slush funds to governor, refuses interview with one company that does not respond | Kyodo News

ENEOS Holdings Group company chairman dismissed for sexual harassment | NHK | Sexual harassment issue

Roppongi “Burlesque Tokyo” manager arrested on suspicion of violation of Entertainment Business Law | NHK | Incident

◆Lifestyle (life, life, health)
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Overseas research reveals the root cause of stiff shoulders; experts explain how to cure it yourself (full text) | Daily Shincho

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◆IT/gadgets (net/software/hardware/mobile)
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Technology for obtaining 'consent' from Yahoo's 54 million users (HTML/CSS/JavaScript)

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Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry grants 600 million yen subsidy to Sakura Internet to foster domestically produced cloud - Nihon Keizai Shimbun

Self-driving bus experiment operates at level 2 on public roads in Hakozaki, Fukuoka - Nihon Keizai Shimbun

A story about the share of e-books|hiroyama

◆Anime/Games/Manga (Subculture)
Being a Vtuber really makes me laugh.

Aplan cutout summary 5 - Nico Nico Douga

Rojami Harashima, the mascot of Saitama's local supermarket ``Rodgers'', has a doujin illustration that looks like something you saw at Comiket in the early 90s, and it's addictive - Togetter

TV anime “The Grieving Ghost Wants to Retire” Official Website

TV anime 'Young Master of Escape' Character PV 5th (Genba Kazama) - YouTube

[Released on August 9th (Friday)] 'Movie Crayon Shin-chan: Ora's Dinosaur Diary' [Preview] - YouTube

“That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” Season 3 PV 1st [2 consecutive seasons aired in April 2024! ] - YouTube

TV anime 'Amagami Family's Enmusubi' Character PV [Yuna Amagami] - YouTube

[Monthly Moso Science] 'Over Science Technical!' Non-credit ED May issue ver. - YouTube

TV anime “Mahonare” first preview PV | “The story of a girl who couldn’t become a wizard” will be broadcast in October! - YouTube

TV anime “The Grieving Ghost Wants to Retire” special video will start broadcasting in 2024! - YouTube

TV anime “Sentai Dai Shikkaku” 2nd PV | Broadcast on 28 TBS stations nationwide from 4:30 pm on Sunday, April 7th / Unlimited viewing of all episodes on Disney Plus - YouTube

'Yamato Forever REBEL3199' Daisuke Ono Special Interview │ [Chapter 1: Black Invasion] Screening starts on Friday, July 19, 2024 - YouTube

TV anime 'Amagami Family's Enmusubi' Character PV [Yashige Amagami] - YouTube

'Dead by Daylight' | All Evil | Trailer - YouTube

◆Sports/Entertainment/Music/Movies (Entertainment)
Queen of Tears | Teaser Trailer | Netflix - YouTube

◆New products (clothing, food, shelter)
New series “Hokkaido Wheat Snack Sandwich” released with the theme of Japanese food, bringing domestic ingredients closer to you | News | Fujipan

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