Nissho Chairman and others visit Yumeshima for the Osaka/Kansai Expo and exchange opinions with the Expo Association
On the 13th, President Kobayashi of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry toured Yumeshima, the site of the Osaka-Kansai Expo, and then met with executives from the Expo Association, which is the organizer, and discussed how to create excitement nationwide. We exchanged opinions on the matter.
Demonstration experiment in which outpatient patients are transported to the nearest station by a one-person robot
A demonstration experiment was conducted at a hospital in Himeji City in which patients attending a medical institution were transported to the nearest station on a self-driving, one-person robot.
Prime Minister Kishida calls on local governments to cooperate with “economic measures for the people as soon as possible”
Prime Minister Kishida exchanged opinions with the National Governors Association regarding new economic measures, and called for cooperation from local governments in charge of administrative matters such as benefits, stating that it is important to deliver measures to the people as soon as possible.
Major food manufacturer Ajinomoto enters the field of therapeutic drugs for genetic diseases
Ajinomoto, a major food manufacturer, is entering the field of drugs to treat genetic diseases. We will acquire an American venture company for approximately 80 billion yen to strengthen the healthcare field, which is expected to grow.
Yen market price updated to its lowest price this year, temporarily dropping to 151.80 yen per dollar
At the beginning of the week, on the 13th, the yen depreciated in the Tokyo foreign exchange market due to differences in monetary policy between Japan and the United States, which made people aware of the difference in interest rates. The lowest price has been updated.
TSMC, the world's largest semiconductor company, is dealing with issues related to the operation of its new factory in Kumamoto.
November 9 marks two years since Taiwan's TSMC, the world's largest contract manufacturer of semiconductors, officially announced that it would build a new factory in Kikuyo, Kumamoto Prefecture. The factory is scheduled to begin mass production from the end of 2024, and while it is expected to have a large economic ripple effect not only in Kumamoto and Kyushu but also throughout Japan, there are also issues such as how to secure and train specialized human resources. Responses are also required.
Meiji voluntarily recalled approximately 117,000 yogurts, possibly containing veterinary drugs
Major food manufacturer Meiji has voluntarily ordered approximately 117,000 yogurts manufactured at its factory in Osaka to contain veterinary drugs used to prevent infectious diseases in cattle. announced that it would be recalled.
Stock prices Slight price movements Nikkei average stock price temporarily declines
On the Tokyo stock market on the 13th at the beginning of the week, stock prices showed slight price movements. ▽Nikkei Stock Average The closing price on the 13th was 32,585 yen.11, 17 yen higher than last weekend. ▽TSE Stock Price Index = Topics was 0.10 lower, at 2,336.62. ▽The daily trading volume was 1,479.89 million shares.
“Tax Thinking Week” Elementary school students experience work at the tax office Koto Ward, Tokyo
An event is being held at a work experience theme park in Tokyo that allows children to experience the work of a tax office and learn about the importance of taxes.
October corporate price index increased by 0.8% compared to the same month last year, 10th consecutive month of contraction in growth rate
Last month's Corporate Goods Price Index, which measures the prices of goods traded between companies, rose 0.8% compared to the same month last year. The growth rate has been shrinking for 10 consecutive months, with the government's gasoline subsidies having a significant downward effect.
Business price index in October increased by 0.8% compared to the same month last year, growth rate slowed down
The Corporate Goods Price Index, which measures the prices of goods traded between companies, rose 0.8% in October compared to the same month last year. The growth rate has slowed for 10 consecutive months after peaking at 10.6% in December last year.
“Reusing” factories whose domestic production is shrinking as semiconductor production bases
There is a growing movement to ``reuse'' factories where domestic production of products such as LCDs and solar panels is shrinking, and turn them into new semiconductor production bases. The company says it has the advantage of being able to proceed with the development quickly as it works to strengthen domestic production.
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism plans to increase fares for pick-up and drop-off system by general drivers
In areas where it is difficult to secure means of transportation such as buses or taxis, a system has been introduced in which ordinary drivers who have undergone the necessary training can provide transportation for a fee. However, as there are cases where it is difficult to maintain the service, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is planning to raise the guideline for fares, which have been kept at about half of taxi fares.
Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito to hold full-fledged discussion on next year's tax reform, focusing on number of tax cuts, etc.
Starting this week, the Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito Party will begin full-scale discussions on next fiscal year's tax reform. The design of a system for reducing income taxes by a fixed amount of 40,000 yen per person will be discussed, and the focus will be on the number of tax reductions and whether income limits should be set.