11/30 Galaxy News: JAL Will Not Cancel Or Suspend International Flights; Japan Bans Foreign Tourists from Entering The Country For 1 Month

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1. JAL Will Not Cancel or Suspend International Flights

NHK reported on November 29 that the entry of foreigners into Japan had been stopped in principle since November 30. However, Japanese Airlines will not cancel or suspend any international flights as a result. However, the daily limit for Japanese nationals returning home, etc. will be lowered again to about 3,500, and there is a possibility that some people will not be able to return home if the maximum number of arrivals is reached during the end of the year and New Year when there are particularly many passengers. The president of ANA expressed disappointment.

2. Japan Bans Foreign Tourists from Entering the Country for 1 Month

Japan on Tuesday banned foreigners from entering the country worldwide for at least a month in an attempt to avoid an Omicron variant of the CCP virus, Kyodo News reported Nov. 29. The prime minister said the measure, which reversed a three-week easing of travel restrictions, was needed to “avoid the worst-case scenario.” In addition, Japanese citizens and foreign residents returning home from 14 countries and regions, including Britain and Germany, will be subject to stricter quarantine requirements. Starting Wednesday, Japan will also reduce the daily limit of arrivals from 5,000 to 3,500. Returning Japanese citizens and foreign residents will be required to be quarantined for two weeks, whether they are fully vaccinated or not.

3. Tokyo Crude Oil Futures Fell Below 50,000 Yen

Crude oil futures prices fell below 50,000 yen for the first time in about two months as expenses in the Tokyo crude oil market plunged due to caution over the global economic outlook caused by a newly mutated virus, NHK reported on Nov. 29. The paramount trading price of Tokyo crude oil futures closed at 49,580 yen, 3,630 yen lower than at the end of last week on Nov. 29. The newly mutated virus has led to restrictions on economic activities in many countries, including the government’s decision to suspend the entry of foreigners for business purposes as of 30.

4. Toyota’s October Production down About 25% Year-on-Year

Toyota Motor Corp.’s domestic and overseas production dropped about 25 percent last month compared with the same month the previous year due to a shortage of parts after the spread of the CCP virus in Southeast Asia, NHK reported Nov. 29. According to Toyota, the company’s domestic and overseas production totaled 735,439 units last month, down 24.9 percent from the same month the previous year. Global sales also fell 20.7 percent from the same month the last year to 735,980 units. On the other hand, Toyota said the shortage of parts is being resolved, and domestic and foreign production this month and next month is expected to be the highest on record for November and December.

5. Nissan Invests About 2 Trillion Yen over the next Five Years to Accelerate the Development of Electric Vehicles and Other Products

Nissan plans to launch cars with all-solid-state batteries, attracting attention as the next generation of batteries. Along with Europe and the U.S., Japanese manufacturers turn to electric vehicles and other vehicles across the board, NHK reported Nov. 29. The plan calls for electric cars, including hybrids, to account for more than 55 percent of new car sales in Japan, 75 percent in Europe and 40 percent in China by 2026, and more than 40 percent of recent car sales in the United States by 2030 for electric vehicles alone. Thus, by 2030, more than 50 percent of all cars sold will be electric.

6. G7 Health Ministers Emergency Meeting

The G7 held an emergency meeting of health ministers on the evening of November 29 (Japan time) as a new variant of the CCP virus spreads in Europe and elsewhere, NHK reported on November 30. The G7 countries issued a joint statement that included a commitment to continue working together to address the situation. In addition, the G7 countries will continue to work with international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) to promote research and development and hold another health minister meeting in December.

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