Received an explanation from the president of the prime minister's sushi restaurant, such as a significant decrease in sales
While a state of emergency was declared in Tokyo and other prefectures, Prime Minister Suga met with the president of a company that operates sushi restaurants and was told that sales had dropped significantly due to the declaration. ..
Minister of Economic Revitalization Nishimura Declaration to the three Kansai prefectures "Listen to the opinions of experts and consider"
The governors of the three Kansai prefectures, including Osaka, requested the Minister of Economic Revitalization Nishimura to consider issuing a state of emergency. After that, Minister Nishimura said, "We shared the recognition that the issuance of the declaration is an extremely difficult situation," and expressed his intention to analyze the future infection situation and decide what to do.
Governor's Association Emergency Recommendations "Promptly declare an emergency with the spread of infection"
The National Governors' Association has put together an urgent proposal requesting the government to promptly declare a state of emergency, taking into account the opinions of the governor, if the infection spreads outside of Tokyo and other prefectures.
Explanation of infection status at the National Governors' Association before requesting the declaration of the governors of the three Kansai prefectures such as Osaka
Following the spread of the new coronavirus, three prefectures in the Kansai region, including Osaka, have decided to request the government to issue a state of emergency. The governors of the three prefectures explained the infection situation at a meeting of the National Governors' Association and emphasized the need to improve the effectiveness of the declaration, such as amending the Special Measures Law.
Foreign Minister Motegi protests against South Korean Foreign Minister over compensation decision for former comfort women
Foreign Minister Motegi talked with Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-hwa on the phone after a South Korean court ruled that the Japanese government should be compensated for the comfort women issue, and strongly protested that it would not be accepted. did. After that, Minister Motegi said, "It is an unusual situation that cannot be considered by common sense," and expressed the recognition that there is a growing concern that Japan-South Korea relations will deteriorate rapidly.
Foreign Minister Motegi meets with Brazilian Foreign Minister to agree on a policy of deepening cooperation including the United States
Foreign Minister Motegi met with Foreign Minister Araujo in Brazil, where he visited, and three countries, including the United States, where a new administration will be launched this month to maintain and strengthen a free and open international order based on the rule of law. We agreed on a policy of deepening cooperation.
Analysis of infection status in 3 prefectures including Osaka To make a response decision Government
Osaka, Hyogo, and Kyoto are requesting the government to issue a declaration on the 9th, while a state of emergency is being declared in 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures, including Tokyo, as a countermeasure against the new coronavirus. The government plans to analyze the infection situation and work closely with the respective governors to determine the response.
Considering revision of the government quarantine law Penalties for not responding to waiting requests due to border measures
In order to increase the effectiveness of border measures for the new coronavirus, the government is considering amending the quarantine law, and in addition to clearly stating that it is possible to request foreign immigrants to stay at home for 14 days in principle. If we do not respond to the request, we will "stay" at the facility, and if we do not comply with this, we will impose criminal penalties such as imprisonment and fines.
Former comfort women's damages judgment Japan-South Korea relations are expected to worsen
Regarding the comfort women issue, the Korean court has ruled that the Japanese government should be compensated, and the government has decided to ask the Korean government to take appropriate measures, saying that it is absolutely unacceptable. On the other hand, the South Korean government has expressed the view that it will respect the court's decision, and it is inevitable that the chilling relationship between Japan and South Korea will worsen.
Adjustment by lump-sum payment Declaration of sales decrease Sales of restaurants, etc. Government
With the declaration of an emergency to one of the three prefectures in the Tokyo metropolitan area, the government has set conditions such as a decrease in sales to business partners of restaurants that have shortened business hours and businesses affected by refraining from going out. Adjustments have been made in the direction of providing a lump sum of up to several hundred thousand yen.