Government NSC's Four Ministers' Meeting Discussing the Security Situation in East Asia, Including the Senkaku Islands
On the 29th, the government held a four-ministerial meeting of the NSC = National Security Council. Opinions were exchanged over the fact that a law permitting the use of weapons by the China Coast Guard will be enforced from the 1st of next month while the China Coast Guard ships are invading the territorial waters off the coast of the Senkaku Islands. You can.
Prime Minister Suga “Full Power to Converge Corona” at the World Economic Forum Meeting
Prime Minister Suga made a speech at an online meeting held by the World Economic Forum on the night of the 29th, emphasizing the determination to work on the realization of a green society and digital reform as a driving force for new economic growth while making every effort to converge the new coronavirus. Did.
Request for expansion of "holiday support funds" such as citizens "For people in large companies"
The Constitutional Democratic Party and others have requested Prime Minister Suga to provide the "leave of absence support" to those who have been absent from work due to the effects of the new coronavirus, including those who work in large companies.
Deputy Secretary-General Komei Toyama resigns from office Inappropriate cases continue
Deputy Secretary-General Toyama of the Komeito Party said, "I would like to take seriously the fact that inappropriate cases continued," after it was revealed that he was visiting a club in Ginza until midnight while the state of emergency continued. On the 29th, I resigned from the post of acting secretary-general.
"Chief Cabinet Secretary" Suga Cabinet has spent 500 million yen so far Chief Cabinet Secretary's interview
Regarding so-called Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato revealed at a press conference in the afternoon that the Suga Cabinet, which was launched in September last year, had spent 500 million yen so far, saying, "To avoid causing public distrust. We will continue to strive for proper execution. "
Request for dispatch of Ground Self-Defense Force to Miyakojima Request for medical support due to spread of corona infection
On the evening of the 29th, Okinawa Prefecture requested the Ground Self-Defense Force to dispatch a disaster to seek medical assistance, saying that the infection of the new coronavirus has spread rapidly in Miyakojima City and the medical care provision system is tight. The Self-Defense Forces nurses have arrived in Miyakojima City after 6 pm on the 29th and are scheduled to start activities from the 31st.
Tokyo "Excessive move-out" continued "Excessive move-in" decreased by more than 60% Due to the influence of the new corona
Regarding the movement of the population of Tokyo, the number of “excessive in-migrants” who have continued to move in more than the number of out-migrants has decreased by more than 60% from the previous year to more than 30,000 in the last year. Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, we have been "excessive out-migrants" for 6 consecutive months since July last year, so we found that the speed of concentration in Tokyo has slowed down.
New Corona Special Measures Law Amendment to Pass the House of Representatives on the 1st The ruling and opposition parties agree
The House of Representatives Cabinet Committee, which deliberates on amendments to the Act on Special Measures Against Coronavirus, agreed at the board meeting on the 29th that the ruling and opposition parties would vote on the first day of next month. It is expected to pass the House of Representatives that day.
New Corona Special Measures Law Amendment Proposal Inviting Experts to the House of Representatives Cabinet Committee
The House of Representatives Cabinet Committee invited experts on infectious diseases to ask questions about amendments such as the Act on Special Measures for Coronavirus New Coronavirus.
Komeito Deputy Secretary-General Apologizes for spending money management organization on cabaret club
Deputy Secretary-General Toyama of the Komeito Party said, "I'm sorry to all the people," after revealing that his own fund management organization was spending on cabaret shops and other places, and corrected the political fund balance report. I apologize.
Number of foreign visitors last year decreased by more than 86% from the previous year Impact of the new corona
The number of foreigners who entered Japan in the last year was about 4.31 million, a decrease of more than 86% from the previous year due to the influence of the new coronavirus, the largest drop since we started collecting statistics.
Amendments to the New Corona Special Measures Law, etc. Entered deliberation in the House of Representatives
Amendments such as the Act on Special Measures for Coronavirus Diseases have been deliberated in the House of Representatives, and Prime Minister Suga will provide support and penalties as a set while giving due consideration to individual freedom and rights. I have repeatedly shown the idea of increasing effectiveness.
Liberal Democratic Party Matsumoto Kuni vs. Deputy Chairman Resigned from office until midnight after entering and exiting restaurants
The Liberal Democratic Party's deputy chairman of the Diet, Matsumoto, said in a state of emergency last week that he had been in and out of restaurants in Tokyo until midnight, saying, "I took responsibility for causing trouble to the party. On the 29th, I resigned from the post of acting chairman of the National Assembly Countermeasures Committee.
Correction recommendation to babysitter matching site "Kids Line"
The Cabinet Office will return the subsidy to the operator, saying that it is not possible to confirm the notification required by law for 75 registered sitters on a major "matching site" that mediates between babysitters and users. We announced that a correction recommendation was issued asking for such things.
Corona "Priority measures such as prevention of spread" Requirement "Hinders spread of infection and medical care"
Regarding the amendment of the Act on Special Measures for Coronavirus Diseases, Nishimura, the Minister for Economic Revitalization, said that the requirements for "priority measures such as prevention of spread" stipulated by the Cabinet Order were further spread in prefectures and medical treatment. Clarified the idea that there is a risk that the provision will be hindered.
New fiscal year budget plan for the capital: 7.4 trillion yen, the second largest in the past
The initial budget for the new fiscal year of Tokyo = 2021 is about 7.4 trillion yen in total in the general account, which is the second largest in the past, but due to the decrease in capital tax revenue due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection. , The amount of Tokyo bonds issued, which is a debt, will be nearly three times this year. In the future, the capital will have a policy of assessing the infection situation and making a supplementary budget, which will lead to strict financial management.
Minister of Economic Revitalization Nishimura seeking cooperation from economic organizations such as 70% reduction in commuting
Nishimura, the minister in charge of economic revitalization over measures against the new coronavirus, held a video conference with executives of economic organizations and said that the flow of people was not sufficiently reduced, so 70% of the attendees did not prolong the declaration of emergency. We repeatedly requested cooperation for reduction and refraining from going out unnecessarily.
Chinese government's actions against Uighurs, etc. “Collaboration between Japan and the United States” Foreign Minister Mogi
Regarding the fact that the US government has indicated that the Chinese government's actions against the Uighurs are so-called "genocide", Foreign Minister Motegi reflected the strong awareness of the US problem, and cooperated between Japan and the US. He expressed his intention to continue to encourage the Chinese side to give a transparent explanation.
New Corona Special Measures Law Amendment to Pass the House of Representatives on the 1st The ruling and opposition parties agree
The House of Representatives Cabinet Committee, which deliberates on amendments to the Act on Special Measures for New Coronavirus, agreed at the board meeting on the 29th that the ruling and opposition parties will vote on the first day of next month. It is expected to pass the House of Representatives that day.
Liberal Democratic Party Chairman Masatoshi Shimomura “If the declaration is extended, it is necessary to consider additional support measures”
The Liberal Democratic Party's chairman of the political affairs investigation, Shimomura, over measures against the new coronavirus, said that if the state of emergency, which is due on the 7th of next month, is extended, a lump sum payment will be made to the business partners of restaurants that are open for shorter hours. , Recognized that additional support measures need to be considered.
“Organizing legal issues such as copyright so that you can enjoy cosplay” Expo Inoue
At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Minister of State for Special Missions Inoue, who is in charge of the Cool Japan strategy, is concerned about legal issues related to copyright regarding "cosplay", which can become a character by wearing costumes such as anime. As there was a voice, he expressed his intention to sort out the issues within the fiscal year.
Financial support for short-time sales "Consideration of support according to business scale" Chief Cabinet Secretary
Regarding measures against the new coronavirus, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato will provide financial support to businesses in response to requests such as shortening business hours, depending on the scale of the business from the perspective of prompt payment of cooperation funds and fairness. He showed his intention to consider the ideal way of support.
Expanded the scope of the material for the general meeting of shareholders "Published on the website" The Ministry of Justice also includes the balance sheet
As the effects of the new coronavirus continue, in order to reduce the burden on companies regarding general meetings of shareholders, the Ministry of Justice has taken measures to expand the scope of materials that allow it to be used as a substitute for mailing to shareholders by publishing materials on its website. , It will be carried out following last year.
Corona “Watch out for suspicious vaccination calls” Kono, Minister of Regulatory Reform
At a press conference after the cabinet meeting, Minister Kono, who is in charge of vaccination against the new coronavirus, called for caution against suspicious calls, saying that the local government would not ask for expenses or personal information for vaccination.
Revised guidelines to promote work-life balance of national government employees Government
The government will revise the guidelines for promoting work-life balance for national government employees, review and streamline operations as the responsibilities of executives and managers, and digitize materials and communication lines to expand telework. It is said that we will proceed with the maintenance of.
Former Agriculture Minister set up a third-party committee for indictment at home Agriculture Minister Nogami
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Nogami said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting on the 29th that former Minister Yoshikawa was indicted at home for receiving a bribe from a former representative of a major chicken egg production company while he was in office. It has set up a third-party committee to verify that there was no impact and announced that it will hold its first meeting on February 3.
Japan-UK Foreign Affairs and Defense Ministerial Conference to be held next month in the form of a video conference
Defense Minister Kishi announced that Japan and the United Kingdom will hold ministerial talks on foreign affairs and defense next month in the form of a video conference, and will realize a "free and open Indo-Pacific" with China's advance into the ocean in mind. He expressed his intention to exchange opinions on the cooperation between the two countries toward the goal.
Cabinet decision on amendment to expand financial support to JR Hokkaido and JR Shikoku Government
The government decided at a cabinet meeting on the 29th to revise the law to expand financial support to JR Hokkaido and JR Shikoku, which continue to be difficult to manage.
New Corona "Securing beds is unpredictable" Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura
At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Tamura said that the number of newly infected people with the new coronavirus is declining, but he acknowledged that securing beds is unpredictable and is fully prepared. I emphasized the idea of expecting.
Nishimura Minister of Economic Revitalization Handling of State of Emergency “Judgment to open advisory committee next week”
Three weeks after the state of emergency was declared, the Minister for Economic Revitalization Nishimura said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting that the proportion of elderly people at high risk of becoming severely infected is increasing. Regarding the handling of the declaration, which is due on the 7th of next month, an advisory board will be held next week to show its intention to make a decision.
Vaccine Consider enclosing a pre-examination slip when sending vaccination coupons Government
Regarding the vaccination of the new coronavirus, the government is proceeding with the establishment of a system for smooth implementation, such as considering enclosing a pre-examination slip to confirm the health condition when sending the coupons necessary for vaccination to the residents. I will.
Amendment proposals for the new Corona Special Measures Law, etc.
The Liberal Democratic Party and the Constitutional Democratic Party have agreed on amendments such as the Act on Special Measures Against Coronavirus, which will remove criminal penalties for infected persons who refuse to be hospitalized. On the 29th, Prime Minister Suga will also attend the plenary session of the House of Representatives to ask questions about the amendment.