welcome to "newsline." it's tuesday, july 9th. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. egypt's president is calling for calm after days of unrest. 51 people are killed when troops opened fire. investigators will look into the killings and set out a time frame for transition to a civilian government. he said egyptians will have a new constitution by the end of the year and says next year they will load in parliamentary and presidential elections.
leaders overthrough mohammad morsi and put monsewer in his place. by presenting the political time table, the military is trying to deflect criticism about the role in the ouster of the democratically elected president. major islamist groups are refusing to play any in a military-led process. u.s. and european leaders have long provided support to egypt calling on all sides to exercise restraint. >> we call on all parties and movements to remain engaged in dialogue and comeit to participating in a process to get to a democratically elected government. >> he said it's not in the interest of the united states to make a hasty decision on whether to change the aid program to
egypt. the union's foreign policy chief called if are an immediate end to the violence. catherine ashton called for reconciliation. >> investigators are looking into what happened moments before a plane crash landed. two students from china died when the airliner went down on saturday. 180 people were injured. the head of the national transportation safety board said the plane was well below target speed. >> about three seconds prior to impact the flight data recorder recorded its lowest speed of 103 knots. at this time the engines were at about 50% power. >> she said the plane was coming in too slow as it approaches the runway. it picked up speed in the last three seconds. the pilots were trying to adjust
speed to make another attempt at a landing. investigators are speaking with the pilots on board. spokespersons said a trainee was at the controls and a veteran pilot was giving instructions. they say the veteran only qualified to be an instructor three weeks ago. south korean media say he was overseeing a copilot for the first time. emergency crews in canada are searching for more than 40 people believed to be missing after a run away train exploded. at least 13 people were killed in the next a town in quebec. the unmanned train was 72 cars long and carrying crude oil and rolled away from the station in the early hour of saturday. derailed and exploded in the town flattening dozens of buildings. an engineer secured the train about ten kilometers from the site and went to a nearby hotel.
police have questioned the engineer. some have said they were about 50 people in a nearby bar when the accident happened. many are still unaccounted for. fugitive whistle blower edward snowden accused european leaders of working closely with the u.s. national security agency and shared the results of controversial surveillance. german magazine speakle printed it with the man snowden. they had coded e-mails before he blew the whistle on surveillance activities. snowden said german agents worked together with the u.s. and as the personnel asked him, u.s. and german agents discussed how to protect politicians in case surveillance programs will reveal. the leaders previously claimed they were not informed of the extent of u.s. surveillance.
>> policy makers at the bank of japan are getting ready to meet. and analysts are predicting that they will say something positive about the economy. joining us now from the business, good morning. what should we watch out for? >> any change in language. specifically we are looking if are a word that these haven't made in more than two years. the word recovery. the bank of japan are preparing if are a two-day meeting and they are expected to upgrade the assessment of the economy. the bank's most recent talk showed business sentiment is improving across many industries. indeces for corporate production and private consumption are also on the rise. analysts are watching to see if the board members use the word recovery. it has been 2 1/2 years since the word appeared in their assessments. the officials are expected to continue with their bold monetary easing measures introduced in april. they are trying to achieve a target of 2% inflation within
two years. they are also likely to maintain their prediction that the inflation rate will reach 1.9% by march 2016. many believe the economy responded as hoped since they began the credit easing. stock prices rose on minute and they were cheered by an improved political situation. this breeds market sentiment in the u.s. and pushed the dow jones to a three-week high. if are more on the japanese marks, let's go to the tokyo stock exchange. good morning. the tokyo market actually ended lower on monday alo asian marks. how are stocks starting off this morning in japan? >> good morning. here are the levels for tuesday, july 9th. the nikkei is up 1.44% at 14,312
points after falling more than 1% on monday. the topix is higher by 1.56%. today we should be keeping a close eye on how markets in china will perform. that's especially after the shanghai market dropped 2.5%, dragging down the nikkei and other asian indeces yesterday. the market place will be waiting for the release due in the morning. the earning season started with the country's largest producer. the company just reported a second quarter earnings that beat market estimates. it remains optimistic about the global demand for the lightweight meadow. as earnings impacts the japanese market, they will take the earnings going forward. we will be following after the
company announcinged the equivalent of $1.17 billion through new shares in the overseas investors and moving on to currentcies of dollar-yen. 101.05-10. investors seek profits from the theres by looking ahead, many analysts expect the dollar to continue to rise against the yen and also having a look at the yen, at 129.92 to 98. they have fellow eurozone members who will be keeping an eye on the performance of
equities not just here in japan, but other asian countries as well. back to you. sounds good. delegates from the u.s. and the european union have opened talks on the transatlantic free trade pact. the deal would create a trade block that accounts for half of global production. high ranking officials held the first round in washington. president barack obama and eu leaders launched the talks at the g8 summit. the pact is crucial for economies and global trade. he said negotiators move without delay. >> the reason we are holding these negotiations is that it is good for you.
economy. reuters will have a chance to judge him on the results. they cast ballots in an upper house election later this month. opposition parties hold the majority of seats in the chamber. the democratic party aims to wrestle that control. in the days leading up to look at the key campaign issues and hearing from voters about what matters to them. candidates from these nine parties are running in the upper house election. these qualified for political party status. they include established parties and others that were recently founded. several groups that failed to meet the standards. in all, 433 candidates including independences are running in this election. more than 100 million people are eligible to vote. our latest nhk poll participates a picture of what they will be thinking about.
he remains popular with voters. we spoke to 3,088 people over the weekend. 57% support his administration. the approval rating was 48%. respondents for a poll are clearly in favor of abe's party. the liberal democrats. 43% say they back the ldp. compare that to the 8% for the opposition democratic party. abe's economic policies helped win him this support. he is focused on the fiscal woes since taking office since the end of december. the approach promotes monetary easing and stimulus spending and a growth strategy to spark private investment.
80% say they consider economic policies one of the major issues in this election. voters give post disaster construction more weight. the third most important is social security policies. pensions, health care, and nursing care for the elderly. it's interesting to note the main priority. changing the constitution. he wants japan to have a military. the power if they come under attack. on a list of eight issues, revising the constitution comes last. abe argues his party needs to win this election to ensure a stable future with japan. the liberal democrats and their
partner control the lower house. the opposition controls the lower house. it takes more time for him to pass legislation and the divided diet makes it tough to change the constitution. he needs 2/3 support in both chambers. voters ma i not be supported in we will find out the result of their decision on july 21st. japanese voters especially young people notice a change in this election on how candidates are delivering pledges. in previous elections, the law strictly prohibited the campaigns online.
he is trying to get young people considered in what many consider boring. the 27-year-old leads a nonprofit group that calls on youth to participate in politics. he organized a meeting to talk about the upper house election and the changes that allow political parties to campaign online. >> i want to ask what they think about the policies young people are concerned about. >> he argues young people read fewer newspapers and don't watch a lot of tv, making it harder if for political pears to reach them. that led to less interest in politics. it may seem hard to believe that in this age of smart phones, tablets, computers and laptops, politicians are only now tabbing the potential of the internet
during this campaign. low voter turn out among jung people prompted the change. 36% of people in their 20s cast ballots in the last upper house election. participation was more than double that. the previous law only permitted old style campaigning. television calls to homes and speeches and hand shakes on the street corners. politicians in at this time u.s., britain, france, and germany campaigned in the 1990s. south korea lifted a ban on social networking during elections last january. they decided to change the law in april.
they will allow parties to use websites, social media and e-mail. they hope they will be able to encourage more people to head to the polls. the change affects voters too. they will no longer be prohibited from using social media and blogs to send out information in the official campaign. they could make young people less indifferent to voting. >> young voters will see their voices actually thrive to lawmakers. and at times changing policy. that will make them think more about politics. online campaigning can make our democracy more sophisticated.
the 17-day campaign period is too short for them to attract new voters. they are reluctant to get online. this change is for the better. they will be watching to see the political messages online and whether they pay better attention to the issues young people care about. nhk world, tokyo. >> we will be looking at a number of stories and issues ahead of the upper house election. coverage continues on tuesday. how they will join the trade talks has divided people in japan. >> there currently more than two million people in prison in the united states. the annual price tag, some $74
billion. increasing number of states are having difficulties covering the cost so they are coming up with ways to make prisoners pay their own way. we have a report. >> at first glance, this appears to be a typical call center. but outside the window is a barbed wire fence. everyone is wearing orange work clothes. this is a state run prison in arizona and all of the workers are inmates. many companies have been shifting the call centers overseas where costs are low, but there no foreign accents as the operators are all american. >> they come to work every day focused on the work. the work is actually fun. >> we can take this group of people.
they grow 700,000 fish a year. the fish are cut into pieces and bagged at a plant on the premises. it indicates that the fish will be prepared at the prison. the fish are shipped to buyers which include restaurants. prisoners make original motor bikes, taking used motorcycles and designing them to the customer's order. >> never thought we doing that, but it has been real good. flower arrangements for wedding party and computer repairs and saddle breeding. the prison system is involved in a total of about 60 businesses. let's look at how the businesses work. they set up offices and
factories in the prison. they are staffed by inmates serving in good manners and those who are expected to be granted parole. the companies pay the prison facilities the minimum wage set by each state. they give the money received and the remainder is used to cover operating costs. they are being carried out in 38 states creating a revenue of $2 billion. states are supporting such businesses and farms that use prison workers. >> we try to build our business. >> one of the benefits this has is a reduction in reoffends rates. 32% of the people who do not work while in jail commit
another crime after being releas released. among those who work before the rate is 14%. that's less than half. >> that typically is an opportunity to have a greater chance of success when we get out so that there is no coming back. >> they are impacting private sector. this fish farm said and is prices have fallen and the sales have dropped a tenth of the previous figures. they are growing fish and they have noplace for them to work. they are out of business. >> the business have been a labor force across america. what started as an answer to the
starting of prison overcrowding and cost is raising questions of its own. nhk world. >> time for a check on the weather. commuters in tokyo are feeling the summer heat. how things are looking here and elsewhere in world weather. >> sweltering heat remains across much of japan. in the daytime heating helps produce the unstable conditions. temperatures soared to over 35 degrees and this caused showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours. man was killed when lightning struck him in the suburb of tokyo. we are expecting this heat across the country in the western half of the country. heat advisories still remain in place in much of these regions. tokyo heating up to about 35
degrees again today. about 37 degrees. they have exhausting heat. they can tire you and not only that, but more than 1,000 people have been taken to the hospital due to heat stroke. take extra precaution and stay hydrated and try to concentrate your activities and evening hours. you are looking at pop up thunderstorms to remain across much of central japan, but to the northern areas, we have a stationary boundary in place. this is creating unstable conditions as well. that includes heavy rain. we have a report of 130 millimeters that fell over the past 24 hours. we have yet again triple-digits of rainfall in samular areas. we have heavy rain warnings in
place on which 50 millimeters could fall in the span of an hour. over orders it the bigger picture, this is over water right now and moving towards possibly taiwan and the southwestern islands of japan. over the very warm water, it looks like it will be intensifying into that status and by the time they approach these islands, it will be a very typhoon status which is the second strongest of the typhoons. it will be moving away, but already you will start to feel the stormy weather starting tomorrow and high waves will reach as much as six meters so keep a close eye on it. we will taking a close eye on this heavy rain band. stretching all the way into northern china. they have 230 millimeters of rainfall. looks like yet again another similar amount to fall in and
around the area at 36 degrees. shanghai with a heat advisory at 47 degrees. to north america, we have a couple of storms to talk about. let me start off with this one moving towards the leeward islands. that's a tropical storm watch. it could make a few landfalls as it maintains intensity as a tropical storm status. this is on the baja peninsula and still do watch out for the heavy rain to move here. severe weather will be moving into the great lakes region today. los angeles up to 35 degrees. well above average. here's the extended forecast.
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