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Economic news(2021/04/20)


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Bank of Japan may increase "default" in small and medium-sized food and beverage accommodation industry

2021-04-20 23:52:00
The Bank of Japan has published a semi-annual report analyzing the current state and risks of Japan's financial system. As the effects of the new coronavirus continue for a long time, we warn that the number of small and medium-sized enterprises that cannot repay their debts in the "face-to-face service industry" such as eating and drinking and lodging may increase significantly.

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Hokkaido Electric Power Company also has "output control" that requires power generation companies to stop power generation during consecutive holidays

2021-04-20 21:51:00
The Hokkaido Electric Power Group announced that it may implement "output control" that requires power generation companies of renewable energy such as solar power to stop power generation. This is to avoid a large-scale power outage due to excessive electricity during the Golden Week holidays.

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Two weeks after Toshiba's takeover offer UK investment fund Careful consideration?

2021-04-20 19:30:00
It's been two weeks in 20 days since the UK-based investment fund made an initial offer to acquire a major electronics manufacturer, Toshiba. No detailed acquisition proposal has been presented so far, and it seems that the investment fund is continuing careful consideration in light of the fact that Toshiba's top management has changed.

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"Declaration" also requests the continuation of business such as department stores and commercial facilities

2021-04-20 19:12:00
While Governor Yoshimura of Osaka Prefecture has indicated that he will request large department stores to take a leave of absence when a state of emergency is declared, Yoshio Murata, chairman of the Japan Department Store Association, is taking measures to prevent infection. He pointed out that it has a large impact on management and expressed his intention to ask for the continuation of business. In addition, the Japan Shopping Center Association, which is made up of more than 900 commercial facilities nationwide, has submitted a request to the government, Osaka Prefecture, and Tokyo to continue operations even if an emergency declaration is issued. did.

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Yen exchange rate Small price movement

2021-04-20 18:43:00
On the 20th, the yen exchange rate on the Tokyo foreign exchange market was modest against the dollar.

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Industry-government-academia agreement to promote digital education To support faculty members Tokyo Koganei

2021-04-20 18:34:00
As each elementary and junior high school student is equipped with terminals such as personal computers and the digitization of education is progressing in earnest from this year, Koganei City in Tokyo, Tokyo Gakugei University, and NTT have signed an agreement to support teachers. I will embark on it.

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SUBARU Semiconductor shortage to suspend operation of US factory for 10 days

2021-04-20 18:09:00
Subaru, an automobile manufacturer, has decided to suspend operations for 10 days at its American factory, which is the only overseas production base, due to a global shortage of semiconductors. Other automakers are also experiencing a series of shutdowns and production cuts, and the effects of semiconductor shortages are protracted.

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Convenience stores nationwide March sales increase for the first time in 13 months is also low

2021-04-20 17:31:00
Sales at convenience stores nationwide in March increased by 1.9% for the first time in 13 months, surpassing the same month last year due to bulk purchases of food. However, overall sales are still low compared to the time before the spread of the new coronavirus.

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Two former employees of Dai-ichi Life deceive customers for a total of over 50 million yen

2021-04-20 17:26:00
Dai-ichi Life, a major life insurance company, has been revealed to have illegal acquisition of money from customers by former employees. Two former employees in charge of sales who were newly working at bases in Nagano Prefecture and Hokkaido are customers. Announced that they were cheating about 50 million yen in total.

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Two weeks after Toshiba's takeover offer UK investment fund Careful consideration?

2021-04-20 16:51:00
It's been two weeks in 20 days since the UK-based investment fund made an initial offer to acquire a major electronics manufacturer, Toshiba. No detailed acquisition proposal has been presented so far, and it seems that the investment fund is continuing careful consideration in light of the fact that Toshiba's top management has changed.

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Greenhouse gas reduction target “Support if raised” Chairman of the Paper Manufacturing Association

2021-04-20 16:43:00
Regarding raising the greenhouse gas reduction target toward 2030, which the government is considering, Toru Nozawa, chairman of the Japan Paper Association, which is made by paper manufacturers, said, "It is a target that puts excessive pressure on the industry. You will lose your competitiveness. ”He said that he needed subsidies and other support to raise his goals.

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Seven-Eleven Robot Experiments with Product Delivery in Office Building

2021-04-20 16:13:00
Seven-Eleven, a major convenience store, has begun a demonstration experiment in which an autonomous robot gets on and off an elevator in an office building and delivers products to customers. We want to increase our ability to deliver in a variety of environments, such as in buildings with complex structures.

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Two former employees of Dai-ichi Life deceive customers for a total of over 50 million yen

2021-04-20 16:08:00
Dai-ichi Life, a major life insurance company, announced that two former sales representatives who were working at bases in Nagano and Hokkaido were cheating a total of more than 50 million yen from customers.

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Stock price temporarily dropped by more than 600 yen Concerns about curbing economic activity due to re-spreading infection

2021-04-20 15:53:00
On the 20th, the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Nikkei Stock Average fell by more than 500 yen, closing the transaction. Concerns over the re-expansion of the new coronavirus infection could curb domestic economic activity have led to sell orders for a wide range of stocks.

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SUBARU Semiconductor shortage to suspend operation of US factory for 10 days

2021-04-20 15:10:00
Subaru, an automobile manufacturer, has decided to suspend operations for 10 days at its American factory, which is the only overseas production base, due to a global shortage of semiconductors. Other automakers are also experiencing a series of shutdowns and production cuts, and the effects of semiconductor shortages are protracted.

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Last year's shipments of flat-panel TVs increased due to the demand for digital home appliances

2021-04-20 15:01:00
Last year's domestic shipments of digital home appliances such as TVs increased to more than 1,360 billion yen for the first time in two years. Of these, flat-panel TVs, mainly large-sized TVs, increased in shipments due to so-called nesting demand due to the influence of the new coronavirus, and exceeded 5 million units for the first time in 6 years.

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Last year's laptop shipments reached a record high of 10.77 million units

2021-04-20 14:25:00
Last year, the number of laptop computers shipped in Japan was 10.77 million, exceeding 10 million for the first time, the highest number ever. It seems that the main factors are the expansion of telework corresponding to the new coronavirus and the deployment of personal computers by the government to prepare the learning environment for elementary and junior high school students.

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SUBARU Semiconductor shortage to suspend operation of US factory for 10 days

2021-04-20 13:46:00
Automaker SUBARU has decided to suspend operations at its American factory, which is the only overseas production base, for 10 days due to a global shortage of semiconductors. SUBARU has already shut down its factories for about 10 days at some factories in Japan, and other manufacturers have been shutting down their factories and reducing production one after another, and the impact of semiconductor shortages has been prolonged.

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Measures against rumors with treated water "Support TEPCO as needed" Agriculture Minister Nogami

2021-04-20 13:24:00
TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station has decided to dilute treated water containing radioactive substances such as tritium, which continues to increase, to a concentration below the standard and release it into the sea. The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nogami expressed his intention to provide support by giving advice as necessary regarding measures against rumors such as.

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“Collaboration with the United States in R & D such as 5G Strengthening International Competitiveness” Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takeda

2021-04-20 13:10:00
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Takeda will further strengthen the cooperative relationship with the United States in the future, taking advantage of the fact that the cooperation between the two countries was confirmed in the research and development of high-speed and large-capacity communication standards, 5G, etc. at the previous Japan-US summit meeting. He expressed his intention to strengthen the international competitiveness of the field.

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Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kajiyama "Aiming for maximum ambitious greenhouse gas reduction"

2021-04-20 12:24:00
Regarding raising the greenhouse gas reduction target for 2030, which the government is considering, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kajiyama has set the maximum ambitious target while considering the current technological level and the impact on industry. I said I want to put it out.

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Stock price temporarily dropped by more than 600 yen Concerns about curbing economic activity due to re-expansion of infection

2021-04-20 12:15:00
On the 20th, the Nikkei Stock Average fell by more than 500 yen on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, closing the morning transaction. A wide range of stocks have been ordered to sell due to concerns that the re-expansion of the new coronavirus infection will lead to the issuance of a state of emergency and curb domestic economic activity.

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White goods Home appliances High level for the first time in 24 years Is it a factor of "needing demand"?

2021-04-20 11:07:00
Last year's domestic shipments of so-called white goods such as air conditioners and refrigerators amounted to 2,614.1 billion yen, the highest level in 24 years. The main reason for this is that the so-called “needing demand” of people who spend their time at home has increased due to the influence of the new coronavirus.

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Stock price drops by more than 500 yen Concerns that economic activity will be re-suppressed due to the spread of infection

2021-04-20 10:09:00
The Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Nikkei Stock Average on the 20th have temporarily dropped by more than 500 yen. From the perspective that economic activity will be curtailed by the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the price is almost entirely low.

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Re-bottled used PET bottles Aim for 50% by 2030

2021-04-20 05:45:00
An industry group made up of soft drink manufacturers has reduced the percentage of used PET bottles recycled as bottles from the current 10% to 50% by 2030 in order to promote environmental measures such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Announced the goal to raise to.

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