As the recovery of Shinkansen passengers is delayed due to the impact of the new Corona Virus, JR companies are strengthening services for business customers, such as remodeling the smoking rooms of vehicles to provide private rooms for online meetings.
Last month’s trade statistics were released, and the trade balance after deducting imports from exports was a deficit of 839.2 billion yen. The trade deficit has reached a record high for the ninth consecutive month, with imports being pushed up against the backdrop of rising crude oil prices.
Yoshinoya Holdings, a major beef bowl chain, announced that it had dismissed the managing director of a subsidiary who made extremely inappropriate statements that looked down on women at an extraordinary board meeting on the 18th of April.
EDION, a consumer electronics retailer, revealed that the servers of group companies were compromised and more than 77,000 items such as customer names and phone numbers were deleted. The company is investigating the possibility that the deleted information may have been leaked to the outside.
Around 3:00 pm on the 7th, at 3-chome, Namba, Chuo-ku, Osaka, there was an emergency 110 call saying, "Lightweight car crashed into the ticket shop with the feeling of drunk driving." According to the Osaka Prefectural Police Department, a light passenger car in Nishiyodogawa Ward driven by a self-employed man (32), in the same city hit the entrance of the store, and a female customer (30) broke his right leg and three women were seriously injured.
Regarding the ballistic missile launched by North Korea on the 24th, Minister of Defense Kishi said at a press conference after the cabinet meeting that the new ICBM = intercontinental ballistic missile class, which was first confirmed at a press conference, could cover the entire United States and they said, "It's a serious threat of a different dimension than before."
Japan's Kawai sisters achieved their goal of both striking gold in women's wrestling. Kawai Risako won the freestyle 57-kilogram category on Thursday to match younger sister Yukako, who won 62-kilogram gold the day before.
Japan's coronavirus state of emergency has taken effect in Osaka and three prefectures neighboring Tokyo due to a surge in new cases in those areas. The state of emergency that has been in place in Tokyo and Okinawa was expanded to include the three prefectures and Osaka on Monday.