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national captioning institute hello and welcome to nhk newsline. i'm catherine kobayashi in to goy. uss lawmakers are remembering the background of a woman who led them on a wild chase in washington which ended in her debt. tints dent prompted authorities to fire their weapons and lock down the u.s. capitol for about 0 minutes. it started when the woman apparently tryed too get her corpased a barricade mere the
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white house. she ended up driving to the u.s. capitol. officers tried to stop her. but she backed up and after a short pause, sped away. many witnesses watched us unfold. investigators say the car smashed into police vehicle at one point and the authorities say one secret service agent and can toll police officer were injured during the incidents. they say the child who was with the woman is in protective custody. they have ruled out any links to terrorism. the case forced republican and democratic lawmakers so suspend deliberations on a budget pill. they have locked in a dispute forcing a partial shutdown of
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the u.s. government. a passengers began jumping overboard and the italian coast guard crews rescued 151 of them and they're searching areas around the ship for more survivors. spokesperson for the italian interior ministry say the fire broke out after passengers lit something to notify a near bypass vessel of their location. the u.n. high commissioner for refugees say most of the passengers are believed to be from the east african-american nation. my migrant ships have landed on the island since the arab spring uprising in north africa and the middle east. more recently people fleeing the civil war in syria so arrived
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there. a tropical storm in indochina has caused flooding that claimed more than 70 lives and damaged over 1 million homes. the rainy season in the southeast asian peninsula brought downpours since last month. they said flooding in the country's northeast and areas have killed 27 people and inundated around 140,000 homes. cambodia's officials say flooding occurred killing 39 people and damaging roughly 10,000 homes over the past two weeks. vietnam's media reports that the tropical storm made landfall this week, killing nine people, injuring 199 others and damaging about 220,000 homes main low in central vietnam. they are warning that rain could continue through mid-october. tokyo electric power company officials said they failed to investigate how much water a tank on a line of water can hold. >> we have to confess that another leak happened. we are very sorry for this. >> about 430 leaders of highly radioactive wastewater leaked from the top of a tank on wednesday.
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>> they agreed to revise their defense cooperation guidelines for the first time in 17 years. japan's defense and foreign ministers and septuplets secretaries of defense and state held talks in tokyo and signed off on the agreement. the american said their pleased that leaders in to go kro are re-examining whether japanese forces should be allowed to help an ally under attack and glad the japanese are drafting a new national security strategy. the leaders agreed to revise their defense cooperation guidelines to keep their alliance credible in a changing security environment. chinese forms are increasingly active at sea and north korea has updated it's nuclear technologies and missiles. the leaders also agreed to reduce the burden created by the u.s. military presence in the southern japanese prefecture of okinawa and reduce the number of
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awe spree aircrafts and the number of hours the pilots fly and they'll go ahead with plans to relocate the u.s. marine corps futenma air station within the prefecture. they plan to put the changes in effect by the end of next year. u.s. secretary of state jack and defense secretary chuck hagel visited a tokyo sem fair and paid their respects to japanese people who died during world war ii. they presented flowers at the national cemetery. the first bill would created a japanese version of the u.s.
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national security council to oversee foreign and security policies. the second would protect information that could seriously compromise japan's safety. abe met with the secretary general of the governing democratic party. he told him to set up an ad hoc diet come. the government hopes to have them passed likely to be convened on october 15th. the japan federation of bar association expressed its opposition to the bill and the associationment is saying that the scope of secrets covered by the government plan is wide and ambiguous. it also expresses concerns over the bill's tougher punishments for those that wlooimleak secre. >> the law could hinder activities of journalists and restrict the team's right to know. >> he said the government should first work to improve laws on
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information, disclosure and managing public records. experts on information management are protesting the japanese government's decision to destroy some secret defense documents. japanese government officials destroyed thousands of such documents annually. defense ministry officials say secret records were destroyed over the years through 2011. they say there were only obliged to keep them for a certain period of time and handled in a lawful manner. one defense document has been declassified since procedures were introduced in 2000 twro. this is an expert who opposed destroying the documents and said facts can never be verified if confidential information is destroyed.
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members of the japanese disabled veterans association decided to dissolve the organization after 60 years. the move came about as the membership is aging and rapidly declining in numbers. about 1200 veterans and relatives attended a ceremony followed by a meeting to approve the group's disillusion. during and after the war, many soldiers returned home alive, but disabled because of injury or poor health. they had noplace to work and they had little government support. such disabled veterans had great difficulties integrating into society and decided to found their own association. 68 years after the end of world war ii, the association's membership has fallen from 350,000 to 5,000. the average age of the remaining members is 92. >> translator: i will really miss the group, but it cannot be upon hadded. our members are rapidly aging.
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>> i will continue wishing for world peace. >> the association opened a tokyo museum in 2006 to share the veterans experiences with young people. the facility features video testimonies of 140 former service men and others. one of them, 84-year-old lost the sight in his right eye in his internment in china after the war. >> there has been no war in japan in 68 years. it has allowed the nation to live in peace. it's no wonder the membership has been shrinking. i welcome the group's disbanding.
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how much water the tank could hold? >> translator: we have to confess that another leak has happened. we are very sorry for this. >> about 430 leaders of highly radioactive wastewater leaked from the top of a tank on wednesday. the water was mentioned as having 200,000 bequerels of radioactive materials per litter. the government limit for releasing such water is 30 bequerels per liter. the tank is situated on a slope and tilted. usually this angle is taken into consideration when calculating how much water it can hold. but too much water was added this time and the wastewater overflowed. the tank is the lowest of a bank of five along a slope connected with pipes.
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it's higher in those connected to the ocean, but only the highest position was equipped with a water gauge. workers believe that if they kept the water level in the tank at 98% or 50 centimete from the top, no water would spill even from the lowest tank. but they miscalculated. tepco faces an increasing work load as the firm must rebuild more tanks and cope with know increasing contaminated rain and ground water and chronic leaks. the japanese government's top spokesperson said authorities will work close low with tepco to solve the problem. people are enjoying a more opened society. freedom of speech is gaining momentum but bringing troubling
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side effects including hate speech and sectarian violence we have this story. >> buddhist monks are one of the leaders of a radical anti-muslim movement. >> translator: the violence that is happening in myanmar has been caused by radical islamists with support from abroad. >> he has been organizing a boycott of muslim-owned shops and proposing a law with marriage between buddhists and muslims. his ideas resonated with hard line buddhists. a group of muslim men and a buddhist woman in may in the western state. this ipsident triggered riots and clashes between buddhists and muslims. over 100 people were killed. sectarian conflicts have been
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flaring up ever since. for decades, coexistence has been a part of daily life for the religions of myanmar. about 90% of the country's people are buddhist. for years, they live peacefully with christians, muslims and people of other faith. over the past year the tolerance is eroding. we found posters that advertise the anti-muslim movement. they called for buddhists to avoid doing business with muslims. some shops are selling t-shirts with that message. >> translator: i want to help make these t-shirts to support my religion. i have seen many buddhists wearing them. >> thank you. >> aspect muslim act vivs are taking a high tech approach too and using social media to spread
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the word. facebook pages are drawing some vitriolic comments. he doesn't like what he sees. he is the founder working to spread media literacy. he has been traveling around the country teaching locals not to believe everything they see or hear. they are concerned about people who don't have access to the internet yet. he is worried they won't be able to distinguish fact from fiction when they eventually do go online. >> the government doesn't have the diversity and doesn't have the cyber load to control that kind of thing. if you want to find out the solution, we have to educate the people. >> messages of consilliation are beginning to break through. some and muslims and buddhists have been talking about their
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problems together. about 400 people turned up to an event last month, focusing on interfaith dialogue. some said leaders should lead the way and teach acceptance and harmony. others said poverty was a reason for the clashes and called on government to have prosperity. >> a first step but hundreds of people have shown they are willing to take it. and as freedom of speech grows in mynamar, they are hoping their voices will be heard. nhk world. >> you will be able to catch a more indepth report. that's the upcoming broadcast of
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our program "asia" this week. hornet attacks have been a problem. state health officials say more than 1600 people have been injured by hornet stipgs in recent months. they sbruked the provincial government to put medical institutions on alert to treat victims and offered the extermination of hornets in residential areas and local firefighters have been mobileized to deal with or net nests on over 1,000 occasions. time for a look at your market figures.
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a british journal said universities in asia are catching up with the u.s. and british counter parts. they rank the university of tokyo number one in asia and 3rd worldwide. the times higher education published this world university rankings 2013-2014 on wednesday. it raised on the basis of 13 performance indicators including content and citations of published work and outlook. they show the top ten universities are located in the united states and britain. the california institute of technology is ranked first followed by harvard university and the university of oxford, both in second place. the university of tokyo advanced
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four places from last year to 23rd position worldwide. it ranked as the top university in asia for the third year. the national university of singapore became second in asia and 26th overall. seoul national university in south korea and peking yuft in 44th and 45th places respectfully. many other asian universities moved higher in the global ranktion. in the globarankings. >> for 70 years, donald king has been in japanese literature. since he first became a book in a new york book shop, king spent his life introducing japanese culture to the world. last month a museum and research
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center dedicated to his work opened in the prefecture. we have this report. the center in the city is morehan a meumfis life and works. it's also intendeds to a center for studying thfield of japane literature. the main hall holds an exhibit on nine individuals who played pivotal roles in his development and draws visitors through the trajectory of his life and work. visitors can also see his library, which was brought over from new york and reconstructed. to promote this study of japanese literature he donated 2,500 books, records and artifacts to be housed in the room. for over 50 years, keen was professor of japanese literature at columbia university in new york, ipiring students for passiofor his field. over a period of 25 years, he wrote his 18-volume work, a history of japanese literature.
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it's now used around the world as a key textbook in the field. >> first of all, congratulations on the opening of the center into thank you. >> what was it like for you? >> well, it was rather weird. particularly because one of my study in new york was taken entirely to japan. the furniture, the rigs, the wall, so i had this strange feeling of being in if present and the past and the one thing they couldn't send from new york was the hudson river. >> now, your classes on all your books, i think that many foreign students it's become much easier to study japanese literature. >> especially at universities where there was no person who could teach japanese. nobody who was particularly interested in japanese. suddenly, there was a book that they could get a good idea of
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what japanese literature was like during the -- over 1500 years of the its existence. >> reporter: keene's understanding of literature extends to other areas of the culture and he's particularly enthusiastic of the japanese puppet theater. he organized a performance of this so that those attending his lecture could experience first hand the appeal of the my sanusd the drama. thanks to his efforts there's been a growth of interest in this traditional art form. four years ago, he helped revive a legendary drama that was lost and had not been performed for over 30 years. >> i now have a greater understanding and now i want to see performances more often.
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>> not only literature, you also studied about the japanese performing arts. ishat different? >> eventually, the difference would be that in the western play, there is not the traditional things. the offer is done in modern dress or being done as a gambling joint inas vegas. and a japanese wouldn't do it. you can't imagine a kabuki with everybody dressed in jeans, shorts sleeves. and just a talking in ordinary voice and not in a kabuki voice. no, you go to kabuki because you want a certain kind of theater. where the poetry, the movements and the general atmosphere created move you. and it makes something unforgettable. >> impailed business his deep
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affinity for japanese literature and culture he continues to study and write to further spread their understanding and the world. nhk world. and it's time for a check on your weather. maya, good morning. you've been keeping an eye on a powerful storm heading toward okinawa. what can we expect up ahead? >> good morning, catherine. we've been tracking this system for quite some time now. it's still over the water making its way towards the islands of okinawa. kind of see the eyewall in the middle here with the satellite picture but this is fito tracking mov slowly towards the northerly direction and the islands of okinawa are starting to feel the stormy conditions but it will get much stormy stormier as the system will be intensified over the warm water. the sea surface temperature is about 28 to 29 degrees. which is enough to intensify it and energize it to become a typhoon status. as a strong typhoon status it will be impacting the okinawa
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islands and after it passes by the islands it will affect taiwan and possibly, there towards eastern china by the time it reaches shanghai it could become very strong and very stormy conditions to shanghai early next week and drenching amounts of rainfall across the regions with gusts up to about 126 miles an hour in okinawa as well as waves up to about 6 meters high. by saturday, reaching up to nine meters so watch out in you're in this vicinity. we see a lot of rainfall across the philippines as well as the indochina peninsula and where more than a million people have been affected in the past few weeks. now, we had that former root of that pass over these countries and it's now gone but it has been affecting these areas, saturating the land and the ground is very well loose. we don't have any warnings in if northern thailand but for now, which is good news, but it's
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going to be a very short break with moisture surging from the sea, again, vietnam will see very heavy rain. we're tracking another storm system over the pacific water. this will be affecting the mariana islands as the tropical storm status into the next 24 hours. showers will be lingering across the region morning and evening hours. let's see some showers but generally speaking, eastern china is dominated with the high pressure system and we're like lake to see very clear skies and in japan, western japan, will likely see a lot of clear skies, too. yesterday, a beautiful sunset appeared. a picture from my friend. a very nice area. this is going to happen again tonight. now, in north america, we are tracking a storm system that developed near the yucatan peninsula thursday afternoon. this is just around 800 kilometers south of the mississippi river. it looks like it will be heading toward the gulf states making
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landfall any time in the next few days. could become a hurricane status before it reaches. this is karen we're talking about, moving at the speed of 19 kilometers per hour. we have hirk watches in place all the way from louisiana into florida. and now, across much of the elsewhere, we're seeing severe weather here in texas all the way into the great lakes region with chances of large hail, damaging gusts as well as tornadic events. behind that, really cold air is flowing in. bismarck reaching only ant 4 degrees and ahead of the system, 32 degrees in st. louis. so really drastic difference here but heavy snow will be pounding the mountainous areas, about 75 centimeters of accumulation could possibly be found in higher elevations. denver with snow and forecast and a different story in las vegas lo los angeles reaching up to 33 degrees. reaching up to 34 on saturday. i'll leave you for your extended forecast.
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and that wraps up this edition of nhk. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. thanks very much for joining us. -- captions by vitac --
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