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Foreign media: Japan’s astonishing area of ​​abandoned land after 23 years or reach the size of Austria

                    (Original title: US media: Japan abandoned land area astonishing 23 years will double)


According to the “Quartz” network reported on October 26, in Japan, as the population declines, land with unclear ownership and “haunted house” can be seen everywhere. On the same day, a private research team led by the former General Affairs Department warned that at present, the area of ​​idle land and houses in Japan is 41,000 square kilometers, slightly larger than that of Kyushu Island. By 2040, the total area of ​​idle land and houses may be quite large Hokkaido island in Japan (an area of ​​about 83,000 square kilometers) or the size of Austria.

It is reported that 8 million haunted houses in Japan are often idle indefinitely. Once the owner of the land or house dies, it is difficult to find the heir to his property and no action such as demolishing the house is possible. Local governments can not impose property taxes without knowing the identity of the landowners, and some municipalities continue to levy taxes on the deceased, when the heir can not be identified. The Tokyo consortium, a think-tank, said land ownership problems hampered redevelopment in the northeastern region, which was severely damaged by the tsunami and the earthquake on March 11,

It is reported that even though these houses have clear heirs, they often can not be sold because of the lack of interested buyers. Most of these homes are in the countryside or suburban areas, are not attractive to young buyers, and Japanese are reluctant to buy second-hand housing. The Financial Times said only 15% of the houses sold in Japan are second-hand homes, compared with 90% in the United States and the United Kingdom. In order to promote sales, many local governments not only provide the basic specifications of empty houses on the dedicated websites, but also describe the maintenance requirements. In some cases, local authorities will provide subsidies to help demolish houses when the owner can identify them.

According to reports, in 2015, the Japanese government passed a law allowing local governments to penalize owners who do not demolish or refurbish “haunted houses.” In the same year, Yokosuka, near Tokyo, was the first city in Japan to demolish the “haunted house” in accordance with the “Law on Promotion of Special Measures on Vacant Housing” recently proposed by Japan.

In addition, on the 22nd, the Japanese land department announced a preliminary plan to allow the use of land unclaimed for more than five years for “beneficial” aspects such as agriculture. The Tokyo consortium estimates that the economic losses from discarded properties in 2016 will total 180 billion yen (about 10.5 billion yuan) and will increase to 310 billion yen (about 18.1 billion yuan) by 2040. In 2014, Hiroya Masuda, the former general chairman of the group, warned in a book that about 900 towns and villages in Japan would disappear by 2040.

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong Visits the United States: U.S.-China Relations are the Most Important Bilateral Relations

                    (Original title: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to visit the United States to sign high passenger aircraft orders)


China news agency, Washington, October 23 Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited the White House on the 23rd and held talks with U.S. President Trump. This is the first visit by Lee Hsien Loong to the White House since August last year. It is also his meeting with Trump since the G20 Hamburg Summit.

新加坡总理李显龙当地时间8月2日到访白宫,与美国总统奥巴马会晤,庆祝两国建交50周年,期间双方重申对《跨太平洋伙伴关系协定》(TPP)的坚定承诺。图为李显龙出席记者会。 中新社记者 张蔚然 摄 Information Figure: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. CNNIC News photo Zhang Welan photo

During his meeting with Trump on the same day, Lee Hsien Loong said during the talks, both sides reaffirmed that the two countries will further deepen the partnership for 51 years and continue to expand their economic, security and other fields Cooperation. Trump said Singapore is an important U.S. ally in the Asia Pacific region. He praised Singapore for its economic development and social progress over the past 50 years and affirmed Singapore’s efforts in cracking down on the Islamic State. Trump said both countries will step up cooperation in the areas of law enforcement, anti-terrorism and cybersecurity.

Lee Hsien Loong and Trump on the same day witnessed Singapore Airlines and the U.S. Boeing Co., Ltd. signed a purchase contract worth USD13.8 billion. Under the agreement, Singapore Airlines will order 39 passenger aircraft from Boeing.

Lee Hsien Loong said the agreement will benefit both parties by renewing the fleet of Singapore Airlines and by supporting U.S. employment. Trump said he thanked the Singaporean people for their trust in the U.S. engineering industry and the U.S. mechanized workers. During the meeting with reporters, Lee Hsien Loong also mentioned the relations between China and the United States. He said Singapore attaches great importance to the development of U.S.-China relations and looks forward to maintaining a stable and constructive bilateral relationship between the United States and China. He said that U.S.-China relations are the two most important bilateral relations in the world. Good relations between the United States and China will benefit both countries, regions and the entire world.

Lee Hsien Loong said that Singapore will become the ASEAN chairman next year and hopes to further promote the cooperation between ASEAN and the United States. He disclosed that Trump has accepted the invitation to visit Singapore.

Einstein two handwritten notes 95 years ago will be auctioned in Jerusalem

                    (Original title: Einstein two handwritten notes 95 years ago will be auctioned)



According to the British “Daily Mail” reported on October 22, the winner of Jerusalem auction in Israel will be auctioned on October 24 Einstein sent to local messengers in Tokyo, Japan in 1922 Two notes. The world-renowned physicist wrote down his thoughts on the theory of happiness on these two notes and brought many enlightenments in people’s lives.

In 1922, Einstein made a world tour speech to Japan. It was then that he won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the same year. His name has since been known to more non-physicists. At that time, a messenger came to Tokyo Imperial Hotel, told him this exciting news. A note auctioneer, a relative of a messenger, recalled: “I do not know if I was not grateful for the letter at that time or whether there was any change in Einstein’s case. In any case, Einstein did not want to let the letter of credit go empty-handed. Therefore, He handed him two handwritten notes in German and said, ‘If you are lucky enough, these two notes will be priceless.’ “

It is reported that one of the notes was written on the exclusive letterhead of the Imperial Hotel , Which reads: “A calm, modest life is more blessed than a restless pursuit.” Another note is written on a piece of white paper with “Someone who wants it.”

Australian net red invited fans riding scooters caused traffic jams were arrested

                    (The original title: Australian Open red fans invited to ride a scooter to traffic congestion was arrested)


According to the British “Daily Mail” reported on October 22, recently, Australia’s 18-year-old network red Jacques · think (Jack Dauth) launched a “ultimate scooter” activities , And called for his 159,000 fans to actively participate and enjoy a pleasant trip in Brisbane’s CBD. As a result, Jacques and several participants were arrested by police after hundreds of people caused traffic jams after traveling on scooters.


It is reported that the participants of the activity are teenagers and children of teenagers. After being invited and called by Jacques, they flocked together on a scooter on the street. Related videos show that the crowds of people in the streets of Brisbane City, completely became the scooter’s “ocean”, the scene is very confusing.


Afterwards, Jacques was arrested by the police. He explained the original intention of his activities: “I will not tolerate any violence, but it is beyond our control and we’re just riding a scooter.” Julian Woods, organizer of the event, Also believe that any person riding a bicycle in the streets are not illegal. He said: “The activities are organized and we have not organized chaos, which is our own.”


A U.S. professor was beaten and expelled for raising objections at the board meeting

                    (The original title: Professor Obama raised a dissent on the board was kicked out of the meeting room)


[Global] According to the British “Daily Mail” reported on October 22, the United States recently, Santa Cruz Community College, Missouri, a shocking police assault teachers incident. Steve Taylor, a 53-year-old assistant professor of mathematics at the school, raised objections at the school’s board and did not expect to be beaten by guards and fired from schools.


It is reported that at the Board of Trustees held at St. Louis Community College, the principal intended to pass a school rules to prohibit students from applauding after the faculty members spoke. Steve disagreed with this and opposed him when he got up from his seat as the president spoke. But the president did not ignore Steve’s opinion, but directly asked the guard to drive Steve out of the meeting. The guard who executed the command had a fierce friction with Steve, pulling it away from the seat and dragging it to the front podium and knocking it to the ground.


Abe will set up a cabinet for the new term as either a cabinet member or a basic one

                    (Original title: Abe will start setting up a new cabinet The incumbent cabinet staff basic stay)


BEIJING, October 24 (Xinhua) Comprehensive reports that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (president of the Liberal Democratic Party) held a press conference on the 23rd of this month at the headquarters of the Liberal Democratic Party after the Japanese House of Representatives ended.

资料图:日本首相安倍晋三。 Information Figure: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

At the first meeting of Japanese ruling party leaders prior to the press conference, Tsugaruhin, head of the coalition’s Komeito party, told the media: “I hope that we can fulfill our duties, including the formation of a consensus among the Cadets,” highlighting the difference in attitude toward constitutional amendment .

In light of the victory of this election, Abe stressed at a press conference: “The government must use its utmost modesty to do its utmost sincerely.” Abe also cited the younger son’s aging strategy, saying it was “the biggest issue of Abenomics,” and proposed a package of policies that planned to free education by the end of the year.

Diplomatically, Abe disclosed plans to attend the APEC summit in Vietnam in November and the ASEAN summit in the Philippines. He also said that talks will be held with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

With regard to the convening of a special parliament, Abe states: “It is necessary to convene and hold the Prime Minister’s Nomination Election during the visit by the U.S. President Trump on November 5.” Regarding the senior personnel of the Cabinet and the Liberal Democratic Party, he said he will “consider it carefully in the future.” On the 1st, the power plan called a special parliament to launch the fourth Abe cabinet. Abe considered the incumbent cabinet staff to stay in office, and the four major posts in the party are not changed.

Surrounding Moriyou and adding Gakuen issues, Abe states that “both I and the Liberal Democratic Party have been given a very stern glance and will be dealt with in detail if they are challenged in Congress.”

Spit me out to eat my Syrian armed opposition capture important oil fields

                    (The original title: eat me spit it out to Syria armed opposition seize important oil fields)


U.S.-led extremist group “Islamic State” said on the 23rd that the armed “Syrian Democratic Army” (“DPJ”), which was led by the Kurdish armed forces, seized the “Islamic State” that had been in control since 2014 Omar Oilfield, one of Syria’s largest oilfields.

Islamic State retreated in Iraq and Syria, leaving only a few areas under control, including parts of the major oil-producing region of Deir ez-Zor. Syrian government forces and armed opposition have been cracking down on the “Islamic State” on this battlefield for some time. The U.S.-backed “Democratic Army” said on the 23rd that they carried out large-scale military operations that day and took over the Omar oilfield. The coalition forces confirmed this later.

The British-based Syrian Human Rights Watch said Syrian government forces were violently opposed by the “Islamic State” near the oil field. The “Democratic Army” said that Syrian government troops are currently located 3 kilometers from the oil field.

Omar Oilfield crude oil had 9,000 barrels. After being occupied by the “Islamic State,” the oil field has become one of the economic sources for this extremist organization. However, the coalition forces conducted continuous air strikes on oilfield facilities. The current oil production capacity of the oilfields is unknown.

The Associated Press reported that the “Democratic Army” mainly conducted military operations in the eastern part of the island of Deir ez-Zor and the rural areas on the eastern shore of the Euphrates River, having previously captured an important natural gas field and several small “Islamic State” armed forces Oil field. With the support of the Russian army, the Syrian government troops almost completely recovered the city of Deerzah, the capital of Deir ez-Zor governorate, and Mayedin, a river separated from the Omar oil field.

Comrades of the United States and Russia deployed in Syria held their first face-to-face meeting in September to exchange information on positions and other positions to prevent the two sides from firing their guns on the battlefields in Deir ez-Zor.

Trump said the tax reform plan is expected to pass or face difficult negotiations during the year

                    (Original title: Trump said the tax reform plan is expected to pass or face difficult negotiations during the year)

                                   According to foreign media reports, U.S. President Trump said recently that he believes the Congress will pass a tax reform plan and that he may sign the plan before the end of the year.

资料图:美国总统特朗普。 Data Figure: US President Trump.

It is reported that under the tax reform plan, the corporate tax rate of the United States will be lowered and the middle class will also receive a tax cut. In an interview with Fox News, Trump said he believes the U.S. Congress will pass the tax reform plan. He said the plan is expected to be passed by the end of the year but may be faster.

A few days ago, the U.S. Senate passed a budget bill in a vote basically embodying the position of the parliament members. The budget cleared one of the key obstacles that allowed Republicans to push for the first major revisions to the tax code since the 1980s.

Following the BMW, Volkswagen and other auto giants involved in collusion by the EU search

                    (Original title: suspected collusion monopoly, Germany’s top three car giant headquarters by the EU search)


Volkswagen and Daimler’s corporate headquarters in Germany’s top three automakers are now also searched by EU investigators for allegedly collusion to implement the monopoly.

The European Commission confirmed the news on the 23rd. The European Commission said that due to suspicion of several German auto companies in violation of the EU antitrust laws, respectively, on the 23rd and the previous week, twice a day to send officials to the relevant German car manufacturers to conduct business surveys. These operations were carried out by staff from the German antitrust division.

According to German media reports, the three largest automotive giants surveyed in Germany, BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen, were investigated. A spokesman for Daimler told the media that the company is accepting the relevant investigations previously arranged by the EU. Volkswagen said that during the investigation, the European Commission read the documents at its headquarters in Wolfsburg. Audi, a Volkswagen subsidiary in Ingolstadt, is also covered by the investigation.

This summer, the allegations against the German auto giant were first reported by the media. According to “Der Spiegel” was disclosed at the time, the top five German car brands Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche were suspected to have illegally established a secret working group since the 1990s In the various companies in the automotive engineering design, cost, parts, marketing and development strategies secretly take concerted efforts.

For the future direction of the survey, the European Commission said the current investigation of “restricting competition” is still in its infancy. At the same time, the EU stressed that taking a survey does not mean that the surveyed enterprises already have corresponding criminal activities. When the investigation can be concluded will depend on a number of factors such as the complexity of each case and the extent to which various companies cooperate with the EU Commission.

Two years after the Turkish airliner shelved its aviation museum, it cost 600,000 U.S. dollars

                    (Former Title: Turkish Passenger Placed on a 2-Year Airbus Museum for “Rebirth”)


BEIJING, October 24, according to foreign media reports, Turkish Airlines two years ago in Nepal ran the wrong track into the lawn of a passenger aircraft, two years later will greet again, but the aircraft is no longer “red On the sky, “but was transformed into Nepal’s first aviation museum. It is reported that the entire project cost 600,000 US dollars, just a 63-meter-long passenger aircraft from the airport to the museum location, it is not simple.

土耳其客机搁置2年变航空博物馆 获得“重生”(图)

Each nightfall, a group of engineers started the disassembly process for up to 6 weeks before re-installing it for another 2 months.

The new museum looks particularly spacious with the seats on the plane removed.

土耳其客机搁置2年变航空博物馆 获得“重生”(图)

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