Regarding the request for the suspension of the provision of alcohol to restaurants, the Minister for Economic Revitalization Nishimura has indicated that he would like financial institutions to work with businesses, not based on the law, but loans to businesses. I explained that it does not limit.
On the 8th, the minister in charge of economic revitalization Nishimura said that he would request restaurants to stop serving alcoholic beverages under the state of emergency, etc., as a measure against the new coronavirus. We would like you to work on compliance while sharing with us. We are also considering requesting you to be aware of the status of compliance when dealing with advertisements in the media. "
Regarding this, Minister Nishimura said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, "Please work on a system that allows society as a whole to cooperate so that serious people do not see idiots and do not feel unfair. I would like to ask the financial institutions to continue their business by paying the cooperation fee in advance to the stores that can respond to the request. "
On top of that, "Financial institutions have contact with many restaurants and other businesses, and they communicate with each other on a daily basis, so I hope that as part of that, they will work to thoroughly implement infection prevention measures. Based on the law. It's not a request, but a general approach. "
On the other hand, when the reporters asked, "Does it affect the decision of financial institutions to lend?", Minister Nishimura said, "I ask financial institutions to continue to make every effort to support the financing of businesses. I think that they are taking such measures. We have confirmed with the relevant ministries and agencies that it does not limit financing to restaurants. "
Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato "It does not mean to ask for restrictions on loans to restaurants."
Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, "I do not know the details, but basically it is necessary to work with the help of everyone to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Transactions at financial institutions It is a request to the business operators to thoroughly implement infection prevention measures through opportunities for daily communication with the future. Financial institutions will continue to do their utmost to support the financial management of business operators. We would like you to make a decision, and we do not intend to ask you to limit financing to restaurants. "
Liberal Democratic Party Kunio Moriyama, Chairman "We have not decided to work with financial institutions."
The Liberal Democratic Party's chairman of the Diet, Moriyama, visited the Prime Minister's Office with Deputy Secretary-General Hayashi on the afternoon of the 9th and had a meeting with Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato.
In this, Mr. Moriyama et al. Said, "Since the minister's remarks are very heavy, I would like you to be careful not to mislead the people," said Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato. I request you to explain. "
After this, Mr. Moriyama told reporters, "It is extremely important to explain to the public in an easy-to-understand manner. The government has not decided whether or not to work on restaurants from financial institutions."
Constitutional Democratic Party Chairman "Coercive attitude Minister Nishimura resigns immediately"
The Constitutional Democratic Party's chairman of the Azumi National Assembly told reporters, "The administration is responding to businesses by passing on the failure of their infection control measures, and it is not an effective measure. If so, Nishimura, the minister in charge of economic revitalization, should resign immediately. If he does not resign, he will pursue it rigorously during the closing examination of the Cabinet Committee to be held next week. "
Communist Party Chairman Tamura "Threat to business operators cannot be forbidden"
At a press conference, the Communist Party's policy chairman, Tamura, said, "It's just a threat to businesses that'banks could stop doing business with nerds.' I can't help resenting the threat of crushing the stores I'm in. I'd like to do my best at the closing review of the Cabinet Committee next week. "Keywords: