In the Diet, intensive deliberation was held by the House of Councilors Budget Committee on the 14th.

In light of the situation in Ukraine, Prime Minister Kishida stated that "the" expansion deterrence "of the Japan-US alliance is very important," and through a review of the three so-called security-related documents that will be revised by the end of the year, Japan and the United States. He also expressed his intention to discuss the deterrence and coping power of the alliance.

Liberal Democratic Party Mr. Aoyama About the Japan-US alliance based on the situation in Ukraine

The extended deterrence of the Japan-US alliance is the idea of ​​protecting Japan by the deterrence of US nuclear and conventional forces.

Mr. Shigeharu Aoyama of the Liberal Democratic Party said about the Japan-US alliance based on the situation in Ukraine, "The reality is that more and more people are worried that even if there is Japan-US security, it will really save Japan, and it will be strengthened to function. There is no choice but to try again. I think Japan must have its own deterrent power. "

Prime Minister Kishida said, "The" expansion deterrence "of the Japan-US alliance is very important, and we must firmly consider strengthening our defense capabilities by reviewing the three documents, including the national security strategy. We must discuss the existence of deterrence and coping power. "

In addition, "nuclear sharing", which shares US nuclear weapons with allies, is not recognized even from the legal system including the Three Non-Nuclear Principles and the Atomic Energy Basic Law. Under the Japan-US alliance, "extended deterrence" works. I don't think about nuclear sharing because I think there is. "

Secretary-general of the House of Councilors Ritsumin Mori About the eight-item economic cooperation plan between Japan and Russia

The Constitutional Democratic Party's Secretary-General, Mori, said of the eight-item economic cooperation plan between Japan and Russia, which is included in the government's budget plan for the new fiscal year, "I cannot agree with the budget plan including this money. President Putin's actions. When the international community united and said "no," what is the plan for eight items of Japan-Russia economic cooperation? "

Prime Minister Kishida said, "After the organization was organized at the end of last year, a serious situation has occurred and it has changed. Some of the budget proposals include Japan's energy security, humanitarian assistance, and information provision to Japanese companies. Is included and cannot be fixed. "

Komeito Akino Questioning Russia's Nuclear Power Plant Attack

Kozo Akino of the Komeito said over Russia's attack on a nuclear power plant in Ukraine. "Japan was at the forefront of medical assistance for the Chernobyl accident. Should we consider preparing for decontamination or transfer to Japan for emergency exposure medical care? "

Foreign Minister Hayashi said, "It is very important for Japan, which is the only country exposed to the war and has experienced the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station of Tokyo Electric Power Company, and I would like to start discussions with the relevant authorities immediately." I did.

In connection with this, Prime Minister Kishida said about the dedicated security unit for nuclear facilities set up by the Fukui Prefectural Police, "Is it possible to expand the efforts in Fukui horizontally now that public interest in the safety of nuclear power plants is increasing? It's important to think about it. "

Mr. Funayama, National: How to respond to rising prices

Mr. Yasue Funayama of the Democratic Party for the People said, "Before the Ukraine crisis, the depreciation of the yen has led to higher import prices due to the depreciation of the yen, leading to higher raw material and corporate prices. If you don't, you won't be able to buy things. How will you pass on prices and raise wages? "

Prime Minister Kishida said, "I strongly feel the importance of promoting smooth price pass-through for small and medium-sized enterprises, and if prices rise, wages and income must be raised, and I am asking for cooperation in the spring battle. I would like to make efforts to realize the price increase that accompanies growth in the cycle of the whole. "

Restoration Ishii About securing a stable supply of energy

Regarding securing a stable supply of energy, Mitsuko Ishii of the Nippon Ishin no Kai said, "The people are worried about whether oil is okay and how much the price will rise. If the current situation is prolonged, How do we secure a stable energy supply? "

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hagiuda said, "I would like to do my utmost to minimize the impact on people's lives. In addition, the energy self-sufficiency rate by maximizing the introduction of renewable energy and restarting nuclear power plants with the highest priority on safety. In addition to working on improvement, we would like to move forward in terms of policy regarding the diversification of resource sources and the stable supply of energy. "

Communist Party Secretary-General Inoue About Japan's Non-Participation in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The Communist Party's Secretary-General, Inoue, said that Japan was not participating in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It is a common feeling of the A-bomb survivors that they are not allowed to turn their backs. I want them to respond to this feeling. "

Prime Minister Kishida said, "Toward the big goal of aiming for a world free of nuclear weapons, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is an important treaty that serves as an exit, but no nuclear-weapon states have participated. Japan is the only country that has been exposed to nuclear weapons and has nuclear weapons. I have a responsibility to move the country, and I would like to proceed with realistic efforts. "

Domestic acceptance of Ukrainian refugees

On the other hand, Prime Minister Kishida said about the domestic acceptance of evacuees from Ukraine, "While firmly considering the requests of those who wish to evacuate, such as securing accommodation for the time being, providing daily necessities, Japanese language education and employment, etc. We would like to consider what kind of support we can provide in collaboration with companies and local government officials. "

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Sarada "Nuclear operators are in a difficult situation"

Regarding Russia's attack on the Ukrainian nuclear power plant, NRA Chairman Sarada said, "Twenty years have passed since the Chernobyl disaster was finally shut down, and the cooling of spent fuel has progressed considerably. The need for power is much lower, and we believe that even if all power is lost, it can be cooled for a month or longer. "

On the other hand, regarding Europe's largest Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in the southeastern part of Ukraine, "It is difficult to handle when something happens while the operation is continuing. Under the control of Russia, the operators are psychologically and physically fit. It will be in a very difficult situation. "