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Political News(2023/11/01)

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First director-general level policy dialogue for reconstruction of Ukraine's agricultural sector

2023-11-01 21:31:00
As Russia continues to invade Ukraine, the governments of Japan and Ukraine held their first policy dialogue at the director-general level with a view to rebuilding the agricultural sector, and exchanged opinions on issues such as the provision of Japanese-made agricultural machinery.


Bipartisan parliamentary group aims to amend the law to include both Culture Day and Meiji Day

2023-11-01 21:26:00
Regarding Culture Day, which falls on November 3rd, a bipartisan parliamentary group made up of members from the Liberal Democratic Party, the Constitutional Democratic Party, and other parties has decided to aim to amend the law to include the term ``Meiji Day.''


Prime Minister Kishida delivers a haiku to persimmon growers in Nara, hoping for economic revitalization

2023-11-01 20:50:00
Producers from Nara Prefecture, one of the nation's leading producers of persimmons, visited the Prime Minister's Office and presented Prime Minister Kishida with specialty persimmons. After tasting the persimmons, Prime Minister Kishida expressed his hopes for the revitalization of the Japanese economy, saying, ``If you eat persimmons, Nara will be a better place tomorrow.''


Government's new economic measures: Aomori Prefecture Governor ``The administration is at a loss for words''

2023-11-01 20:29:00
Regarding the new economic measures being put together by the government, Governor Miyashita of Aomori Prefecture pointed out that ``the administration is at a loss for words,'' and expressed the idea that an easy-to-understand explanation should be provided.


Japan-Korea Governors Meeting for the first time in 6 years; joint statement on further deepening of exchanges

2023-11-01 19:43:00
The Japan-Korea Governors' Conference, attended by the governors of local governments in Japan and South Korea, was held in Yamanashi Prefecture for the first time in six years, and the leaders agreed that improving relations between Japan and South Korea is essential for regional stability, and that they will continue to deepen exchanges. We have compiled a joint statement incorporating the following.


House of Councilors Budget Committee Prime Minister Kishida “Income tax reduction is an effective method”

2023-11-01 19:35:00
Regarding measures to return tax revenue to the people included in the government's new economic measures, Prime Minister Kishida was asked by the opposition party to consider measures such as expanding deductions and reducing consumption tax. He explained that he chose to reduce income taxes and other taxes as an easy-to-understand and effective method.


Prime Minister Kishida plans to attend AI Safety Summit online

2023-11-01 18:32:00
Prime Minister Kishida is making arrangements to attend the summit meeting scheduled for the 2nd online, regarding the first ever "AI Safety Summit" to be held to discuss ways to safely utilize AI (artificial intelligence). I am.


Prime Minister Kishida will hold a press conference tomorrow to explain economic measures including tax cuts and benefits

2023-11-01 13:25:00
Prime Minister Kishida will hold a press conference at the Prime Minister's Office on the evening of the 2nd, and will personally explain the contents and significance of economic measures, including income tax cuts and benefit measures.


House of Councilors Budget Committee debate over new economic measures, wage increases, etc.

2023-11-01 13:13:00
In the Diet, questions were held at the House of Councilors' Budget Committee following October 31, and there was debate over the government's new economic measures and wage increases.


Citizens Submit a bill to reduce taxes “Need to reduce income tax burden”

2023-11-01 11:35:00
In response to soaring prices, the Democratic Party of Japan submitted a bill to the Diet to reduce income tax, citing the need to reduce the income tax burden on people.


New economic measures adjusted towards low 17 trillion yen range

2023-11-01 11:06:00
On the 2nd, the government announced new economic measures to be compiled, including benefits to low-income households and an extension of subsidies to curb gasoline prices, as well as a fixed tax cut that it plans to implement next fiscal year. It turns out that the market is being adjusted to be in the low 17 trillion yen range.


Government applies “OSA” to the Philippines and adjusts by providing surveillance radar etc.

2023-11-01 09:06:00
The government is coordinating efforts to apply OSA, a new framework for providing defense equipment to like-minded countries' militaries, to provide the Philippines with maritime surveillance radar and other equipment, as it faces a conflict with China, which is increasing its maritime expansion. Masu. If it is applied, it will be the first time.


Prime Minister Kishida makes arrangements to attend COP28

2023-11-01 09:05:00
Prime Minister Kishida is making arrangements to attend the United Nations climate change conference, COP28, to be held in the United Arab Emirates from the end of this month. The plan is to explain Japan's efforts and call for cooperation from the international community to promote countermeasures.


Government continues to be on alert after third launch of North Korean military reconnaissance satellite

2023-11-01 06:21:00
North Korea did not launch its third military reconnaissance satellite in October as previously announced. Within the Japanese government, there is a view that they are proceeding with careful preparations to avoid failure, while others say that they want to succeed within this year, and that there is a possibility that the launch could take place this month or next. We are taking all possible precautions to monitor and monitor the situation.


Deputy Justice Minister Kakizawa resigns; opposition parties seek to hold Prime Minister Kishida responsible for appointment

2023-11-01 05:28:00
Vice Minister of Justice Kakizawa resigned on October 31st, resulting in the resignation of two senior political officials within a week. There are growing voices within the ruling party that they are concerned about the impact this will have on the future management of the government, and the opposition party wants to step up its offensive by holding Prime Minister Kishida accountable for his appointment.


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