Acquisition by Twitter Musk completes filing with NY Stock Exchange
US social media giant Twitter reported to the New York Stock Exchange on the 28th that the acquisition by entrepreneur Elon Musk was completed. The total purchase price is 44 billion dollars as agreed in April this year, which is approximately 6.4 trillion yen in Japanese yen. In July this year, Twitter filed a lawsuit asking Mr. Mask to carry out the acquisition because Mr. Mask unilaterally withdrew the agreed acquisition plan, but Twitter withdrew the lawsuit and settled. outlook.
German Chancellor visits China next month to meet with President Xi, criticized for prioritizing economy
Chancellor Scholz of Germany will visit China on the 4th of next month and will meet with President Xi Jinping, who has entered an unusual third term as the top of the Communist Party. While Germany is becoming more wary of China due to human rights issues, Chancellor Scholz has been criticized for prioritizing economic relations with China, and there is growing interest in what kind of stance he will show at the talks. increase.
Lithuania Prime Minister Simonite "I want to cooperate with security Japan"
Lithuanian Prime Minister Simonite said in an interview that he would like to cooperate with Japan on security, such as countermeasures against cyberattacks from neighboring Russia, as Russia continues to invade Ukraine.
Each electric power company is preparing and considering an application for an increase in electricity rates for households
As fuel prices continue to rise and business conditions continue to be tough, some electric power companies have begun preparing and considering whether to apply for approval from the government to raise electricity rates for households.
To prevent damage from psychiatric marketing, to create new teaching materials for consumers Consumer Affairs Agency
In response to problems such as the psychiatric sales method by the former Unification Church, the Consumer Affairs Agency decided to create new educational materials for consumers to prevent damage.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Yamada Signs “Recommendation Letter” of Former Unification Church Affiliated Organizations
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Yamada announced that during the House of Representatives election last year, he had signed a "recommendation confirmation letter" from a group affiliated with the former Unification Church. ”.
What is Reskilling?
The comprehensive economic measures this time include the promotion of "reskilling" to raise wages and strengthen growth potential. “Reskilling” is to acquire the necessary skills in order to get a new job or a new job within a company where growth is expected. It is said that the acquisition of digital technology and other skills that will significantly change the way work is done will create new value, improve corporate productivity and profits, and promote labor mobility that leads to wage increases. We have summarized "Reskilling" based on interviews with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and materials from private research institutes.
Southern Ukraine Russia is building a defense posture, and there are concerns that the fighting will intensify
It has been pointed out that there is a move to increase troops in the central city of the southern province of Kherson over the Russian army, which continues to invade Ukraine. As the Ukrainian side intensifies its counterattack to recapture it, it is believed that it is building a defense posture, and there are concerns that the fighting in the south will intensify.
Aichi Toyohashi minibus overturned 17 injured, 1 in critical condition
According to the fire department, around 6 pm on the 28th, a minibus collided with a passenger car in Noguro-cho, Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture, and the minibus overturned, injuring 17 people, one of whom was unconscious. about it. According to the fire department, the bus is seen as a shuttle bus that carries company employees. Police are investigating the details.
Accelerating yen depreciation and nobody could have imagined [Economic column]
On the 20th of this month, the yen exchange rate fell to the 150 yen level against the US dollar, marking the lowest level of yen depreciation in 32 years. At the end of last year, economists and others predicted that the yen would trade between 118 and 122 yen to the dollar this year. Few people, even among experts, expected the yen to depreciate so rapidly. In this column, we will once again look back at why the unexpected depreciation of the yen occurred. When I interviewed 15 people involved in the market, various unexpected things came to light. (Economics Department reporter Kei Nakazawa)
[Breaking news] Prime Minister Kishida holds a press conference, Cabinet decides on new comprehensive economic measures
In order to deal with high prices and the weak yen, the government has decided on a new comprehensive economic package with a total fiscal expenditure of about 39 trillion yen, including measures to ease the burden of electricity bills on households and businesses. This is the content of the press conference by Prime Minister Kishida.
New Comprehensive Economic Measures What will be the impact on household budgets?
The new comprehensive economic measures to deal with high prices and the weak yen. The first pillar is the response to rising prices, such as reducing the burden of electricity and city gas charges. What effect will this have on our heavily burdened household budgets?
New Comprehensive Economic Measures Decided How to Deal with High Prices and Weak Yen?
In order to deal with high prices and the weak yen, the government has decided on a new comprehensive economic package with a total fiscal expenditure of about 39 trillion yen, including measures to ease the burden of electricity bills on households and businesses. The supplementary budget proposal for this fiscal year, which is the basis for the budget, will total about 29.1 trillion yen in the general account.
Fire in a two-story house in Itabashi-ku, Tokyo
On the evening of the 28th, a fire broke out from a two-story house in Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, and firefighters are working to extinguish the fire.
[Video] Ukrainian rhythmic gymnast, whose family fights against Russian troops on the battlefield
Ukrainian rhythmic gymnastics players came to Japan on the 5th of this month and challenged the club team world championship held in Japan. Miho Sakai, anchor of "International Report 2022", who is also an experienced rhythmic gymnast, followed the athletes.
"Orphan mother" Japanese who raised over 3,000 orphans in South Korea celebrates 110th birthday
Chizuko Tauchi, who raised more than 3,000 orphans in southwestern South Korea before and after the war, held an event to commemorate the 110th anniversary of her birth this month. Appreciate your dedicated efforts.
[Breaking news] Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda decides to maintain large-scale monetary easing
The Bank of Japan decided to "maintain large-scale monetary easing" at its monetary policy meeting on the 28th. At the same time, it raised its consumer price inflation forecast for the current fiscal year to 2.9%. It has been pointed out that the difference in policy direction between the United States, which continues to tighten monetary policy, and the Bank of Japan, which maintains ultra-low interest rates, is causing the historically weak yen for the first time in 32 years. What kind of remarks does Governor Kuroda make? We will update you from time to time.
Medical system for people aged 75 and over Start considering raising the upper limit of annual insurance premiums
A council of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has begun considering raising the maximum annual premium for the medical care system for the elderly aged 75 and over from the current 660,000 yen.
Shimane Nuclear Power Plant Unit 2 safety measures construction completion expected to be delayed after next fiscal year
Chugoku Electric Power Co.'s Shimane Nuclear Power Station Unit 2 has taken time to obtain approval from the government for safety measures such as seismic resistance and tsunami countermeasures necessary for restarting. The timing is expected to be pushed back to the next fiscal year.
Bird flu in Okayama Kurashiki Governor of Okayama Prefecture requests support from Minister of Agriculture
In response to the outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, Governor Ibaragi of Okayama Prefecture met with Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nomura and requested government support such as measures to prevent the spread of the disease.
Putin: “I have never spoken out positively about the possibility of using nuclear weapons.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he has "never actively spoken out" about the possibility of using nuclear weapons in Ukraine. In addition, he criticized that the Western side is trying to worsen relations between Russia and friendly countries by fanning the possibility of Russia's use of nuclear weapons.
[Commentary] Shooting death of the president of "Gyoza no Ohsho" Suspect image and composition of the incident
In the early morning of December 2013, Takayuki Ohigashi (72 at the time), the president of Osho Food Service, which operates gyoza dumplings nationwide, was shot dead in front of the headquarters in Kyoto. On the 27th, the police issued an arrest warrant for Yukio Tanaka (56), a gangster affiliated with the Kudokai gang, a designated dangerous gangster in Fukuoka Prefecture, on suspicion of being involved in the incident. . Shiori Koyama, a reporter from the social affairs department, explains what kind of person the gang leader is and how much he knows about the composition of the incident. (It was broadcast on the news at noon on the 28th. The video cannot be viewed on the data broadcasting).
UN Security Council Emergency meeting for three consecutive days at the request of Russia Western countries condemn
The United Nations Security Council has held emergency meetings for three days in a row at Russia's request, with Russia claiming that Ukraine is developing a biological weapon with U.S. support. Western countries responded by saying that it was groundless, and strongly criticized Russia for requesting the meeting to spread false information.
Prime Minister Kishida apologizes for the resignation of former Minister Yamagiwa "We take appointment responsibility seriously"
In response to the resignation of former economic revitalization minister Yamagiwa, a question was asked at the plenary session of the House of Councillors, and Prime Minister Kishida apologized again for his resignation during the opening of the Diet and said, "I take the responsibility of appointment seriously."
“Municipal Minor Points” started on the 31st More than 40 local governments are expected to participate
"Municipal Minor Points", which allows local governments to independently award points to people who have acquired My Number cards, will start next week on the 31st. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, more than 40 municipalities are expected to participate so far.
Yen exchange rate falls to the mid-146 yen level against the dollar. The market pays attention to Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda's remarks.
In the Tokyo foreign exchange market on the 28th, there was a movement to sell the yen and buy the dollar, and the yen exchange rate fell to the mid-146 yen level to the dollar.
North Korea launches ballistic missile toward Sea of Japan, South Korean military announces
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff announced that North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan shortly after noon on the 28th. The South Korean military is rushing to collect and analyze detailed information together with the US military. In addition, the government is collecting information at the official residence countermeasures office established in the crisis management center of the prime minister's official residence.
Mr. Mask completes acquisition of Twitter, dismisses executives US media
American media outlets have reported that American entrepreneur Elon Musk has completed the acquisition of social media giant Twitter. The total purchase price is expected to reach 6.4 trillion yen in Japanese yen.
Bank of Japan maintains ``large-scale monetary easing measures'' Decided at meeting to decide monetary policy
At the meeting to decide monetary policy held until the 28th, the Bank of Japan decided to maintain a large-scale monetary easing policy that keeps short-term interest rates negative and long-term interest rates at about 0%.
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Terada emphasizes that he has no intention of resigning
Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Terada, who is calling for his resignation from the opposition party over the issue of political funds, emphasized that he has no intention of resigning, saying, "I want to fulfill my responsibilities and be accountable."
'Gyoza no Osho' president murder case gang executive to be arrested today
Nine years ago, the president of the company that operates Gyoza no Osho was murdered, and the police issued an arrest warrant on suspicion of murder. dispatched investigators to prisons in We plan to arrest him on the 28th.
Yen exchange rate 1 dollar 146 yen level Market attention to the press conference of Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda
On the 28th, on the Tokyo foreign exchange market, the yen exchange rate was trading at the low 146 yen level to the dollar.
Prime Minister Kishida's Comprehensive Economic Measures of 39 Trillion Yen
Regarding the new comprehensive economic measures to be decided on the 28th, Prime Minister Kishida announced at the government and ruling party policy round-table conference that the total amount of fiscal expenditure will be about 39 trillion yen. He indicated his intention to aim for rapid establishment.
Tokyo 23 wards October consumer price index rises 3.4%, highest level in 33 years
The October consumer price index in Tokyo's 23 wards rose 3.4% compared to the same month last year, excluding fresh food, which fluctuates greatly depending on the weather. The 3.4% rise will be the first in 33 years since October 1989, and the highest level in 40 years and four months since June 1982, excluding the effects of the consumption tax hike. Prices continue to rise, mainly due to rising prices of food, electricity, and gas.
The unemployment rate in September was 2.6%, down 0.1 points from the previous month
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the nationwide unemployment rate was 2.6% in September, down 0.1 points from the previous month.
Shohei Ohtani Selected as a finalist in two categories for the "Silver Slugger Award"
The Silver Slugger Award, in which Shohei Otani of Major League Baseball and Angels awards the best batter for each position, has two categories: the designated hitter category of the American League and the newly established utility player category. was selected as a final candidate.
Chinese police office opens in Europe Pressure on local Chinese?
In Europe, there has been a series of reports that the Chinese police may be opening outposts and putting pressure on Chinese people living there, and governments around the world are responding.
Confirmation of Okayama bird flu infection First time this season at domestic poultry farms
On the 27th, chickens were found dead one after another at a poultry farm in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, and genetic tests confirmed that they were infected with bird flu. This is the first time this season that bird flu has occurred at a poultry farm in Japan.
Shohei Otani Selected as the final candidate for the best player in the player-to-player vote
Major League Baseball's Shohei Ohtani of the Angels has been selected as one of the three finalists to be voted by the players for this season's Most Valuable Player. If Ohtani wins, it will be the second year in a row following last season.
Parents of children who do not attend school reveal the burden on physical and mental health and daily life First NPO survey
For the first time, an NPO that supports families with school refusal has conducted a survey on the impact that children's school refusal has on the mental state and lives of parents.
[Updated from time to time] Russia invades Ukraine (Movement on the 28th)
Russia's military aggression against Ukraine continues. Fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces continues across Ukraine, forcing thousands of civilians to flee the country. We will keep you updated on the developments regarding the situation in Ukraine on the 28th (Japan time), such as the situation of the fighting and the diplomacy of the countries concerned. (There is a time difference of 6 hours between Japan and Ukraine and Moscow, Russia)
British Prime Minister Sunak to not participate in COP27
Britain's new Prime Minister Sunak will not attend the United Nations climate change conference COP27 in Egypt in November. As the United Kingdom, which held COP26 as the presidency last year, appealed for its leading role in climate change countermeasures, some have questioned the government's stance.
Government Considers Purchasing US Cruise Missile "Tomahawk" Drastic Strengthening of Defense Force
It turns out that the government is considering purchasing the US cruise missile "Tomahawk" to drastically strengthen its defense capabilities.
Kyoto Prefectural Police arrest warrant for murder of 56-year-old gang leader
Nine years ago, the president of the company that operates Gyoza no Ohsho was shot and killed with a handgun in front of the head office in Kyoto City, and the police suspected that a specific danger-designated gangster, Kudo-kai affiliated gangster, was involved in the incident. An arrest warrant was issued on suspicion of murder and other charges.