Financial support for JR Hokkaido and JR Shikoku Government will continue from next year onwards
The government's new financial support measures for JR Hokkaido and JR Shikoku, which have many unprofitable routes and continue to be difficult to manage, have been revealed. Incorporated administrative agencies, which are shareholders of both companies, are making adjustments to strengthen their financial base by making additional investments and by making “debt equity” to exchange the debts of both companies for shares.
Calling attention to accidents that clog rice cakes in the throat Consumer Affairs Agency
There will be more opportunities to eat rice cakes during the New Year, but the Consumer Affairs Agency is calling for caution, such as cutting the rice cakes into small pieces, as elderly people and other people often get stuck in their throats during this period.
Vaccine priority vaccination target "underlying diseases" for chronic heart disease and cancer
Regarding the new coronavirus vaccine, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has put together a proposal to set the "underlying diseases" targeted for priority vaccination to chronic heart disease and cancer. The policy is to include obese people, and the target is expected to reach 8.2 million.
Asbestos Trial Apologies to plaintiffs Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare to set up a forum for consultation
The Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura met with the plaintiffs in this case and apologized after the decision that the government was liable for damages was confirmed in a class action proceeding against the health damage of asbestos at the construction site. In order to consider how to rescue the victims, he expressed his intention to set up a forum for discussions.
New Corona, Tokyo Newly confirmed infection of 748 people The second highest number in the past
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced on the 23rd that it has confirmed that 748 new people have been infected with the new coronavirus in Tokyo based on breaking news as of 3:00 pm. The number of presentations per day was the second highest so far, after 821 on the 17th of this month.
Labor productivity Japan ranks 21st among 37 OECD member countries
Improving productivity is an issue for Japan, but it was found that Japan's "labor productivity" remains at the lowest level among the seven major countries such as Europe and the United States.
Watching the joint flight of Chinese-Russian bombers around Japan Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato
Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato pays close attention to the joint flight of Chinese and Russian bombers over Japan on the 22nd, and is fully alert to protect the territory, airspace, and territorial waters. I showed the idea to expect.
NBA new season kicks off on 22nd Rui Hachimura misses due to conjunctivitis of the eyes
The NBA = American professional basketball kicked off on the 22nd, and a new season began just over two months after the end of last season.
To review telework guidelines Rules for late-night holiday contact
Teleworking such as working from home may lead to long working hours, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's study group should establish certain rules regarding the way of business communication on holidays and late at night with reference to the so-called "right to disconnect". I summarized.
U.S. President Donald Trump Parliamentary Economic Measures Call for Unusual Amendments
U.S. President Donald Trump has posted a video complaining about the additional economic measures passed by Congress to respond to the spread of the new coronavirus, calling for unusual corrections and delaying the implementation of the measures. I'm calling the ripples.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato refuses new entry from the UK after tomorrow
In response to the spread of the mutated new coronavirus, which is said to be highly infectious in the United Kingdom, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato has imposed immigration restrictions such as refusing new entry from the United Kingdom for the time being after the 24th. It has announced that it will implement new measures to strengthen it.
New Corona "The worst day is yet to come" President-elect Biden
Regarding the spread of the new coronavirus in the United States, President-elect Biden said, "The worst day is yet to come," he said, saying that it would be even more serious in the future, and called on the people to cooperate in infection control. I did.
Zama 9 murder case Takahiro Shiraishi withdraws appeal and is sentenced to death
Defendant Takahiro Shiraishi, who was sentenced to death by the Tachikawa branch of the Tokyo District Court for murdering nine men and women in Zama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, withdrew his lawyer's appeal by the 23rd. With this, Shiraishi's death penalty is expected to be confirmed.
Bird flu detected at a poultry farm in Mitoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture 13th case in the prefecture
Avian influenza virus was newly detected in chickens at a poultry farm in Mitoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture. So far, 31 poultry farms in 12 prefectures have been confirmed to be infected this winter, and the condition remains unstoppable.
Dogo Onsen Go To Travel Pause cancels a total of 17,000 people
In Matsuyama City, it was found that a total of 17,000 people canceled reservations for inns and hotels in the week from the announcement of the suspension of "Go To Travel" to the 21st. Some hotels have decided to close on days when there are few reservations, and we are facing a difficult situation before the year-end and New Year holidays.
Former Prime Minister Abe goes to full-scale talks between ruling and opposition parties over the explanation of the Diet
In response to the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office's voluntary hearing from former Prime Minister Abe over the social gathering held the night before the "Sakura Viewing Party," the ruling party had the opportunity to explain to the Diet. It is expected that discussions between the ruling and opposition parties will begin in earnest after the results of the investigation are available, regarding the location and format of the explanation.
Former Prime Minister Abe's prospect of non-indictment Secretary to brief indictment Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office
The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor's Office stated the balance of the social gathering of about 30 million yen in the political fund balance report of the former Prime Minister Abe's supporters' association due to the issue of the social gathering held the night before the "Sakura viewing party". If he did not, it is likely that he will soon be charged with Abe's first public secretary for violating the Political Funds Control Act. On the other hand, Mr. Abe is expected not to be prosecuted.
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant "fuel debris" removal "difficult next year" to postpone
Next year, TEPCO will not be able to carry out the test scheduled in the UK for the removal of "fuel debris," which is considered to be the biggest difficulty in the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, due to the influence of the new coronavirus. It turned out that we have decided to postpone it because it is difficult to start taking out at Unit 2 inside.
China-Russia bombers "joint surveillance activities" over the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea
The Chinese and Russian defense ministry has announced that a total of six strategic bombers from both sides have conducted joint alert and surveillance activities over the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea. For the second time since July last year, the two countries have deepened their military ties.