Tuesday, October 19

Economy

World trade continues to pick up speed
Economy

World trade continues to pick up speed

When it comes to cargo handling, the signs point to growth. There is great optimism at the Port of Hamburg. But the boom brings new problems with it. Dhe rising world trade kept the Port of Hamburg on a growth path at the beginning of 2021. “From March onwards, we noticed the ramp-up of many economic sectors, stronger consumer demand and a stabilization of the scheduled services starting in Hamburg,” said Marketing Director Axel Mattern on Thursday.His board colleague Ingo Egloff predicted that the ongoing effects of the corona pandemic on global transport and retail chains are likely to “gradually weaken”. “Given the current situation, the year 2021 will bring growth again for the Port of Hamburg.” After Rotterdam and Antwerp, Hamburg is number three among the European seaports.A...
60th anniversary of Antarctic research from the first “Shirase” at Funabashi Port
Economy

60th anniversary of Antarctic research from the first “Shirase” at Funabashi Port

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of Japan’s Antarctic Expedition. Antarctica is an important point to learn about global climate change and history. What kind of achievements and dramas were there in the history of observation for 60 years? On January 23, I participated in the lecture “The Age of Shirase” by the Antarctic Alumni Association, which was held at the first Antarctic icebreaker “Shirase” anchored at Funabashi Port. The Antarctic Alumni Association consists of members of the Antarctic Research Expedition, the Maritime Self-Defense Force, and successive members who went to Antarctica. At the venue, such members gathered, including the former captain Shirase and the former director of the National Institute of Polar Research. There were six lectures in all, but this time I will i...
Economy

Receiving the new plan “Paris Agreement” for global warming countermeasures

The government has recently put together a new “global warming countermeasure plan” based on the new framework “Paris Agreement” for global warming countermeasures. It includes measures to implement Japan’s greenhouse gas reduction target of “26% reduction by FY2030 compared to FY2013.” It also stipulated a long-term goal of “80% reduction by 50 years (from the present)”. The electric power industry is required to improve power generation efficiency, the industry as a whole is required to formulate a voluntary reduction plan, and ordinary households are also required to make energy-saving efforts. The government will make a cabinet decision on this plan by the Group of Eight summit (Ise-Shima Summit) in May.The Global Warming Countermeasures Plan is obliged to be formulated by the “Global ...
Economy

Isolation of NRA Kurokawa, former Diet chairman of the Diet, expressed concern

Kiyoshi Kurokawa, who was the chairman of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Investigation Committee (National Diet Accident Investigation) by the Diet, held a press conference at the Japan National Press Club on the 4th, and there is concern that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which was established after the Fukushima nuclear accident, will be isolated. Was expressed.As a result of investigations including hearings from more than 1,000 people concerned, inspections of nine nuclear power plants, and overseas investigations, the National Assembly Accident Report found that the root cause of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident was “regulations” and “regulations”. In July 2012, we compiled a survey report stating that there was a social structure and situation peculiar to Japan that could ...