6月19日(月)~6月23日(金)のラインナップ
「原子力機構 作業員が被ばく」や「ビール 値上がり前に駆け込み需要」などのニュースを取り上げます。
6月21日(水)放送分
LAW TO CURB DISCOUNTS ON ALCOHOL
ビール 値上がり前に駆け込み需要
Japan has revised its Liquor Tax Law, and consumers bought more beer and similar beverages in May ahead of an expected price hike.
On June 1st, the government introduced a law to ban excessive discounts on alcohol. Supermarkets and discount stores have fought a price war in recent years by selling products like beer below cost. That means smaller stores can't compete. The law is designed to stop the practice.
Last-minute buying in May pushed up sales year-on-year by 16 percent at Asahi Beer and 14 percent at Suntory. Kirin Brewery saw sales rise by 10 percent, and Sapporo Breweries had a nine percent increase.
Government officials say retailers found to be offering steep discounts on alcohol may have their liquor license revoked.

注)この英語ニュースは、NHK国際放送局で6月12日に放送したものです。
現在は、状況や事実関係が異なる場合があります。