January 31
For some Shinmoe dake, Kirishima mountain range on the border of Kagoshima and Miyazaki, experts fear is the possibility of gas pressure under the volcano has been growing lava dome is high, cinder large amount of scatter, the eruption explosive gas have pointed out that.


January 31
Hokuriku, the car is stuck in the snow, which had become impassable line up between the interchange and the interchange Kinomoto in Shiga Prefecture, Fukui, has been cleared at 11 pm on January 31. Down line will continue to interchange between the interchange and Imajo of Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture, Fukui Prefecture, because of snow removal work, making it impassable.

January 31
As no shortage of after the accident "playground equipment air the so-called" inflated with air, play bouncing a child falls in the wind, to the injury, the consumer affairs agency, when a strong wind is blowing is to discontinue use of the playground equipment has called attention to protect, such as safety standards established by industry associations.

January 31
Study social security reform of the government and the ruling party headquarters at a meeting the night of January 31, the experts of "intensive review meeting" to consider, in the former Liberal Democratic Party member of the House of Representatives, the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare based on a concrete proposal for integrated reform of social security and tax decided to appoint 10 people Hakuo Yanagisawa and his colleagues.

January 31
I received a business sort of government was to pay from free admission to the facility publicity of Self-Defense Forces, shows that the number of visitors has decreased to less than half of the previous year, the Ministry of Defense, the admission from February 1 upon return to the free charge, it was decided to consider the policy in the future.

January 31
NTT, when trying to promote the use of "broadband" communication of high-speed, high-capacity in the field of education, the distribution terminals and such high-performance reading materials since April, have been digitized into a school in part, "IT courses now embark on a demonstration experiment to be "over.

January 31
Title two matches of the World Boxing Association WBA = is performed, super featherweight, the players Takashi Uchiyama champion successfully defended the third, in the super bantamweight, players Akifumi Shimoda is now new champion.

January 31
For the defendant was accused tried to receive the drugs were sent by mail from China, the Tokyo High Court on January 31, and a court has handed down a verdict of not guilty to reverse. Gangster yuan has been arrested in this incident, as sent to Japan stimulant of it has become non-prosecution, judgment, exceptional casts doubt on the judgment of the first trial was recognized as an accomplice to a person the prosecution has to sue then pointed out, has canceled the guilty.

January 31
The Board of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, the four opposition parties of the Communist Party-New Komeito party, the Liberal Democratic Party Minna, as do the sworn testimony of former president Ozawa of the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives Budget Committee, was chairman of the budget proposal to Nakai.

January 31
In response to rising oil prices, nine of the 10 companies the power, it was decided to raise electricity rates three months of this year. Raise the standard amount of household, 26 yen Hokkaido Electric Power ▽, Tohoku Electric Power 14 yen ▽, TEPCO 17 yen ▽, Hokuriku Electric Power Company 18 yen ▽, Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. 9 yen ▽, ▽ Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc. 12 yen , ▽ 15 yen Shikoku Electric Power, Kyushu Electric Power 3 yen ▽, ▽ Okinawa Electric Power Co., Inc. has become a 36 yen.