Alibaba Group Jack Ma for the first time in 3 months Chinese media
Jack Ma, the founder of China's largest online shopping company, Alibaba Group, did not appear in public after giving a speech criticizing the Chinese financial authorities, and his news was noticed. Local media reported that it appeared for the first time in about three months at an online event on the 20th.
A partnership between a car flat-rate service company and a travel agency New service
As the number of domestic travelers and foreigners visiting Japan continues to decline due to the effects of the new coronavirus, companies that provide flat-rate car services and major travel agencies have partnered to aim to cultivate demand.
Considering the sale of the Dentsu Group "Dentsu Headquarters Building"
The Dentsu Group, a major advertising company, has announced that it is considering selling its headquarters building in Minato-ku, Tokyo. As employees telework under the influence of the new coronavirus, we will review how we use our offices and use the funds obtained from the sale to reform our business structure.
Yen exchange rate Small price movement
On the 20th, the Tokyo foreign exchange market and the yen exchange rate moved slightly.
Business license for new JR East line connecting Haneda Airport and Tokyo Station Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
On the 20th, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism issued a business permit for a new line of JR East connecting Haneda Airport and Tokyo Station. The time required is planned to be reduced from the current 30 minutes to 18 minutes, with the aim of opening in 2029.
JR West Japan "Temporary return" for 1000 people a day in February Second time since May last year
JR West has declared a state of emergency in 11 prefectures, and expects a further decrease in railway users, so it will implement a "temporary leave" to rest 1,000 employees a day for the next month. I decided.
Stock price decline 19th price increase Received profit-securing sell order advantage
Stock prices on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on the 20th fell.
Convenience store sales fell 4.7% year-on-year, the largest decline since 2005
Last year's sales at convenience stores nationwide fell 4.7% from the previous year due to a decrease in the number of customers visiting the store due to the impact of the new coronavirus, the largest decrease since 2005, when comparisons are possible.
Self-driving car jointly developed with Honda GM To be demonstrated on public roads
Honda has agreed to collaborate with GM General Motors of the United States to develop a carpooling service called ride sharing using self-driving cars in Japan.
Meeting with Environment Minister Koizumi and Keidanren Strengthening cooperation toward the realization of a recycling-oriented economic society
Minister of the Environment Koizumi met with Keidanren executives, worked on the collection and reuse of used plastic waste, etc., and strengthened cooperation between the public and private sectors toward the realization of a recycling-oriented economic society called the "circular economy." It matched.
Yen exchange rate Small price movement
On the 20th, the Tokyo foreign exchange market and the yen exchange rate have been modest.
US video distribution Netflix more than 200 million members Increased use by refraining from going out
Netflix, a major video distribution company in the United States, reported that its three-month financial results for the past three months increased due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection and many people spending time at home. I did.
Biden's new administration greets ships in a strict alert What is the impact on the Japanese economy?
On the 21st of Japan time, the US administration will change and Democratic Party Joe Biden will become the 46th president. The inauguration in Washington, the capital, is usually in a festive mood, but this time the new administration welcomes the departure in a strange atmosphere of turmoil over the presidential election and invasion of parliament. I will.
Customers visiting restaurants in the last week 67% less than before the spread of infection
The number of customers visiting restaurants nationwide during the week leading up to the 17th of this month, which is the first Sunday when the state of emergency has been expanded to 11 prefectures, has decreased by more than 67% from before the spread of the new coronavirus, and the declaration is issued. The survey results show that it is even more depressed than last month.
"Sweet chocolate at such times" Valentine's Day sales begin in Osaka
At a department store in Osaka, the Valentine's Day sales season has begun in Corona. This year, we are thoroughly implementing infection prevention measures such as strengthening online sales.
Forestry University to open in Utsunomiya Concerned about future labor shortage Tochigi Prefecture
Tochigi Prefecture, which is concerned about the shortage of human resources in the forestry industry in the future, has decided to open a new forestry college in Utsunomiya City in order to train young people involved in the forestry industry, and the necessary expenses are about 130 million yen. It turned out that it will be included in the initial budget for the new year.
Event cancellation cost subsidized up to 25 million yen Government policy to introduce support measures
The government will introduce a new support measure to subsidize the organizers who canceled events such as concerts and plays in response to the state of emergency, up to 25 million yen for the cost of canceling the venue and refunding tickets. We have solidified our policy.