Telephone talk with Prime Minister Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia "Cooperation to stabilize crude oil market"
Prime Minister Kishida had a telephone conversation with Crown Prince Muhammad of Saudi Arabia on the night of the 17th, and agreed to work closely on the situation in Ukraine and deepen cooperation in stabilizing the crude oil market and responding to carbon neutrality. ..
Foreign Minister Hayashi meets with ambassadors from four countries around Ukraine Closely cooperates in supporting refugees
Regarding the situation in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Hayashi will meet with ambassadors to Japan from four neighboring countries, including neighboring Poland, and will continue to work closely with them to support the increasing number of displaced people following the military invasion by Russia. I confirmed.
Earthquake Miyagi / Fukushima Consideration of requesting support from local governments nationwide as needed
Late on the night of the 16th, in response to the earthquake that observed shaking with a seismic intensity of 6 or higher, the National Governors' Association held an urgent meeting, and the governors of Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures who attended reported the damage situation and nationwide as necessary. He expressed his intention to request support from the local government.
Requested an online speech by the President of the Ukrainian Ambassador to the Speaker of the People
As Russia's military invasion continues, Ukraine's Ambassador to Japan, Korsunsky, has formally requested that President Zelensky have the opportunity to speak online in a meeting with the Speakers of the Houses of Representatives.
To apply to each party for candidate coordination between the Constitutional Democratic Party
Regarding the coordination of candidates between the opposition parties for the summer Upper House election, the Constitutional Democratic Party has confirmed its policy of individually requesting cooperation from each party except the Nippon Ishin no Kai. However, the Democratic Party for the People, who is proceeding with policy discussions with the ruling party, is reluctant to ask for talks, and it is unclear how far the adjustment will proceed.
Q & A before the decision to cancel priority measures such as prevention of spread
Before the decision to lift the priority measures such as spread prevention, which are applied to 18 prefectures such as Tokyo, Osaka, and Aichi, the Diet asked questions about the government by each party.
House of Councilors election Liberal Democratic Party officially decides recommendation in 5 constituencies with candidates
Regarding the election cooperation of the upper house election in the summer, the Komeito officially decides the recommendation in five constituencies such as Hyogo and Fukuoka where the Komeito holds candidates, and the Komeito intends to hurry to make adjustments for the recommendation to the LDP candidate. I told you.
New bill entered into deliberation to strengthen "economic security" House of Representatives
A new bill to strengthen economic security has been deliberated in the House of Representatives. Prime Minister Kishida said that promoting economic security is a long-awaited task to protect the lives and livelihoods of the people, and expressed his intention to make every effort to pass the bill.
Liberal Democratic Party Moriyama Former Chairman Complains about new benefits to support pensioners
Regarding the policy of the government and the ruling party to provide new benefits to support pensioners, the former LDP chairman of the Diet, Mr. Moriyama, said that it is necessary to discuss carefully within the party when changing the system. I complained about the response of the executive department.
Launch of "Self-Defense Forces Cyber Defense Corps" To strengthen response to sophisticated attacks
In order to strengthen the response to sophisticated cyber attacks, the Ministry of Defense has launched the "Self-Defense Forces Cyber Defense Corps", and Minister of Defense Kishi has expressed his intention to strengthen the cyber defense capability.
House of Representatives Constitutional Amendment Examination Committee Free discussions such as responding to emergencies
The Constitutional Democratic Party argued at the Constitutional Research Committee of the House of Representatives on the 17th that the Liberal Democratic Party should discuss extending the term of parliamentarians in order to maintain the function of the Diet in an emergency such as a large-scale disaster. He argued that discussions on the revision of the National Voting Law, which stipulates the amendment procedure, should be prioritized.
The ruling and opposition parties agree on a question and vote on the 22nd of the new fiscal year budget committee
The House of Councilors Budget Committee, which is deliberating the budget for the new fiscal year, agreed at the board meeting on the 17th that the ruling and opposition parties will hold a final question and vote on the 22nd. The ruling party wants to pass the budget bill at the House of Councilors plenary session on the same day.
Prime Minister Kishida's Northern Territories Is Russia's Illegal Occupation Peace Treaty is Difficult to Outlook
In the Diet, intensive deliberation was held by the Budget Committee of the House of Councilors. Prime Minister Kishida said that the Northern Territories were illegally occupied by Russia, and reiterated that it would be difficult to foresee peace treaty negotiations with Russia in light of the situation in Ukraine.
G7 Foreign Minister Online Emergency Meeting tonight Ukrainian Situation Talks Outlook
On the night of the 17th of Japan time, an emergency meeting of foreign ministers of the G7 = seven major countries will be held online over the situation in Ukraine. Foreign Minister Hayashi is also expected to attend and discuss future measures, including sanctions.
Earthquake Prime Minister Kishida “4 dead and 97 injured under related investigation” (8:00 am)
At the House of Councilors Budget Committee, Prime Minister Kishida said, "I instructed to grasp the damage situation immediately after the earthquake. We convened an emergency assembly team to understand the damage situation and carry out lifesaving and rescue activities under the policy of putting human life first. "
G7 Speakers of the House and others meet to announce a joint declaration aimed at restoring peace by diplomatic means
A meeting of the Speakers of the Houses of the G7 = seven major countries over the situation in Ukraine was held online on the night of the 16th, strongly condemning Russia's military invasion and collaborating with the governments of each country to restore peace by diplomatic means. We announced a joint declaration that we were aiming for.
Government withdraws most favored nation treatment to Russia Sanctions in cooperation with G7 Ceasefire is approaching
Regarding the situation in Ukraine, Prime Minister Kishida has announced additional sanctions such as withdrawing "most favored nation treatment" that guarantees trade incentives for Russia, which continues to invade the military. The government plans to impose sanctions in cooperation with the G7 = seven major countries as much as possible, damaging the Russian economy and pressing for a ceasefire.
Countermeasures against soaring crude oil prices
The Liberal Democratic Party, the Komeito Party, and the Democratic Party for the People will set up a study team to start discussions on measures to counter the rise in crude oil prices. It is expected that specific studies will be conducted on such matters.
Foreign Minister Hayashi meets with Ukraine's neighboring Foreign Minister Moldova to support refugees
On the night of the 16th, Foreign Minister Hayashi met with Foreign Minister Popesque of Moldova, a neighboring country, on the phone over the situation in Ukraine, strongly condemning Russia's military invasion and confirming that it will work closely with support for refugees. did.
To cancel all spread prevention Focus on balancing re-expansion prevention and socio-economic activities
The government has decided to lift the priority measures such as the prevention of spread in 18 prefectures, which will be due on the 21st of this month, in all regions, and will formally decide on the 17th after consulting with experts. In the future, the focus will be on achieving both prevention of re-spreading of infection and recovery of socio-economic activities.
Liberal Democratic Vice President Aso and Union Chairman Yoshino meet
It is believed that Vice President Aso of the Liberal Democratic Party and Chairman Yoshino of the Union met on the night of the 16th and exchanged opinions on the employment situation and trends in wage increases.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno "Many reports to Miyagi and Fukushima"
Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno held an extraordinary press conference from around 0:30 am, saying, "Many 110 and 119 calls have been received, mainly in Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures where seismic intensity 6 upper was observed. We are doing our best to collect and understand. " "A tsunami warning has been issued from Miyagi prefecture to the coast of Fukushima prefecture due to this earthquake. Please be careful not to approach the coast." He further called out, "Please be careful about earthquakes with a maximum seismic intensity of 6 or higher for the next week or so."
Entered Prime Minister's Office Kishida "Instructed 3 points such as situation grasp and emergency lifesaving"
Following this earthquake, Prime Minister Kishida entered the Prime Minister's Office at around 11:55 pm on the 16th. At that time, he told reporters, "I will try to understand the situation, the government will work as one to respond to the emergency lifesaving of the victims, and provide accurate information to the people. I'd like to confirm the information grasp from now on. That's it for now. "