Problems such as LINE "Talk" "almost recovered"
According to the communication app, LINE, after 3:00 pm on the 12th, problems such as being unable to send and receive messages called "talk" between users and video calls occurred, but the model was changed by about 5:20 pm It means that it has almost recovered except for some functions such as taking over the data at the time. The company is rushing to recover some of the remaining malfunctioning functions and is investigating in detail to see if a system problem is the cause.
Yen exchange rate rises slightly US long-term interest rates rise
On the 12th, the yen exchange rate rose slightly in the Tokyo foreign exchange market.
BicCamera interim settlement of accounts decreased sales but increased profits due to “needing demand”
Bic Camera, a major consumer electronics retailer, has a six-month financial results up to February, showing the profits of its main business because the demand for so-called nesting has increased due to the influence of the new coronavirus and sales of air purifiers have been strong. Operating income increased by about 30% over the same period of the previous year.
Takashimaya Due to the impact of the final deficit time reduction for the first time in 17 years
Takashimaya, a major department store, posted a net loss of 33.9 billion yen for the year ending February due to the effects of closures and shortened business hours due to the state of emergency. The final deficit is the first in 17 years since the settlement of accounts for the fiscal year ended February 2004.
"Social lending" decision to start bankruptcy proceedings of investee companies
It turns out that a company in Minato-ku, Tokyo, which was unable to repay a large amount of money collected from investors through a financial service called social lending, received a decision to start bankruptcy proceedings from the Tokyo District Court. The total debt is about 12.8 billion yen.
Stock price decline Spreading concerns about the economic impact of the new Corona Expanding sales orders
Stock prices fell on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on the 12th of the week.
Stock price decline Concerns about the economic impact of the new Corona Selling orders increase
The stock price on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on the 12th of the week is falling.
Corporate goods price index rises for the first time in 1 year and 1 month Impact of rising crude oil prices
The corporate goods price index, which shows the prices of goods traded between companies, rose 1% in the same month of the previous year in the preliminary figures for March, the first increase in a year and a month. Vaccination with the new coronavirus has begun, and the rise in crude oil prices due to expectations for economic recovery has had an impact.
Bank and credit union loan balance in March 579 trillion yen, record high for 4 consecutive months
Banks and credit unions have averaged over 579 trillion yen in loans to businesses and individuals last month, a record high for the fourth straight month. Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the restaurant and accommodation industries have borrowed additional funds, and the level remains high.
The number of people who want to work in agriculture is increasing rapidly.
Data from a major human resources information company shows that the number of people who want to work in agriculture has increased about 10 times in the year to January. Many people want to farm as a side business, so it is believed that the background is a decrease in income and changes in working styles due to the effects of the new coronavirus.
Subdivided tomato ketchup Demand increases for take-out and home delivery America
In the United States, the home of fast food, the number of people who take home or eat at home instead of eating out has increased in order to prevent infection with the new coronavirus, so there is a shortage of small tomato ketchup that can be used up at one time. I will.
To support the digitization of gift certificates issued by local governments and local currencies to establish a new company
Internet financial giants "SBI Holdings" and "Kyushu Electric Power" are supporting the digitization of gift certificates and local currencies issued by local governments, etc., in order to revitalize local consumption, which is declining due to the influence of the new coronavirus. We have decided to jointly establish a new company.
Simplify discount sales procedures to reduce food waste FamilyMart
While the disposal of unsold food at convenience stores has become an issue, FamilyMart has greatly simplified the procedures on the store side when selling products whose expiration date is approaching at a discount, and the headquarters will take part in the sales that will decrease due to the discount. We have decided to start a new system of compensation. Through these efforts, we aim to reduce food waste by about 30%.
Developed technology to reuse aluminum for JR Central Shinkansen trains
JR Central has developed a technology to reuse the aluminum of retired Shinkansen trains for quality that can be used for Shinkansen trains again. In the railway industry, efforts to reuse resources to reduce the burden on the environment are widespread.