Tetsuo Kutsukake dies at age 94, served as chairman of the National Public Safety Commission in the Koizumi Cabinet
Tetsuo Kutsukake, who served as chairman of the National Public Safety Commission in the Koizumi cabinet, passed away on the 30th of last month at a hospital in Tokyo. He was 94 years old.
Prime Minister Kishida: “Discuss creating rules for funds provided by companies and organizations”
In the afternoon, the House of Representatives Budget Committee deliberated on the new fiscal year's budget bill, and Prime Minister Kishida announced that, in response to the issue surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, the House of Representatives Budget Committee will create rules regarding funds provided by companies and organizations. I recognized that this should be discussed.
National Representative Tamaki talks with ruling party over “trigger clause” Intention to withdraw
Representative Tamaki of the Democratic Party of the People announced his intention to withdraw from the negotiations with the ruling party regarding the ``trigger clause,'' which suspends the tax on the added portion of gasoline tax, saying that there is no point in the negotiations being lifted unless there is a prospect of lifting the freeze.
The government has begun construction work to build a new seawall around Henokosaki, Okinawa.
On the 6th, the government began construction work to construct a new seawall in preparation for the relocation of the U.S. military base Futenma in Okinawa to Henoko, Nago City.
[Commentary] South Korea is strengthening its military power. What is the future of the situation on the Korean Peninsula?
The situation on the Korean Peninsula is becoming more tense than ever, with Kim Jong-un, the general secretary, saying, ``We will not give up on war.'' South Korea, which borders North Korea, is rapidly strengthening its military power. What is the background and intention? What impact will it have on the situation on the Korean Peninsula? Commentator Nao Izushi will provide a detailed explanation. (Information as of February 1 recording) (Video: 8 minutes 6 seconds)
Communist Party Chairman Tamura “Aims to obtain 6.5 million proportional representation votes in the next House of Representatives election”
Communist Party Chairman Tamura emphasized his intention to work together with opposition parties to change the Liberal Democratic Party's politics, and aim to obtain 6.5 million votes through proportional representation in the next House of Representatives election.
Representative Izumi Ritmin aims to field over 240 candidates for the next House of Representatives election
Representative Izumi of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan announced his intention to field at least 240 candidates for the next House of Representatives election, which is more than a majority in the House of Representatives.
Export of defense equipment “Government explains the necessity” Komei Representative Yamaguchi
Regarding whether to allow the export of defense equipment jointly developed with other countries to third countries, Komeito representative Yamaguchi said that there has not been enough discussion and the people's understanding has not been gained, and that the government should explain the necessity. I reiterated my belief that this should be done.
Income and expenditures from Mr. Matsuno's financial management organization faction not listed; income and expenditure report corrected
The financial management organization of former Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroichi Matsuno, who was elected to the Chiba 3rd District of the House of Representatives, did not record a total of 8.65 million yen in income from the Liberal Democratic Party's Abe faction in 2020 and 2021 in its political funds balance report. I corrected the income and expenditure report on the 5th.
Prime Minister Kishida’s contribution to the “Support Fund System” is “estimated to be an average of just under 500 yen per person per month”
Prime Minister Kishida has revealed that the monthly average contribution per subscriber is expected to be just under 500 yen regarding the ``Support Fund System,'' which is collected through public medical insurance in order to secure financial resources to combat the declining birthrate. Did.
Prime Minister: “I would like to discuss with each party the state of donations from companies and organizations,” House of Representatives Budget Committee
In the Diet, the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives was deliberating the budget for the new fiscal year, and Prime Minister Kishida responded to the Constitutional Democratic Party's request to ban donations from corporations and organizations in response to the issue surrounding the political funding party of a faction of the Liberal Democratic Party. The Minister expressed his desire to discuss with each party the nature of donations.
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Moriyama: ``There was no request for election support, and activity reports could not be confirmed.''
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Moriyama explained that it was reported that the organization had received election support from groups affiliated with the former Unification Church, saying, ``There was no request for election support, and we were unable to confirm any activity reports.''
“Improve the usage rate of National Public Employees Myna Insurance Card” Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Takemi
It has been revealed that the usage rate of "Mina Health Insurance Cards" among national civil servants remains at just over 4%, and Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Takemi says that it is "too low" and plans to call for an increase in the usage rate through health insurance management organizations. was shown.
House of Representatives Budget Committee reached agreement on ruling and opposition parties in intensive deliberation on the 9th
The House of Representatives Budget Committee, which is deliberating the new fiscal year budget bill, will hold intensive deliberations on the 9th with Prime Minister Kishida and relevant cabinet ministers invited to attend.
Opposition party plans to seek amendments to the Political Funds Control Act House of Representatives Budget Committee
Questions will be held at the House of Representatives Budget Committee on the 6th, and opposition parties such as the Constitutional Democratic Party plan to request that the Political Funds Control Act be amended to ban donations from corporations and organizations. On the other hand, the Liberal Democratic Party has said that Prime Minister Kishida will implement the law revision during the current Diet session, and a working team set up within the party will proceed with specific consideration.