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JCP opposes revision of 1997 Japan-US defense plans

Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo criticized an attempt to revise the Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation Guidelines as a first approach to create a system under which the SDF fights in wars abroad with the U.S. forces.

Top Court: state responsible for workers’ illnesses caused by asbestos

The Supreme Court on October 9 issued a landmark ruling that recognizes the state’s responsibility for workers’ health damages caused by exposures to asbestos in factories in Osaka and ordered the government to pay compensation for damages.

Local residents strongly concerned about Sendai NPP safety

The Nuclear Regulation Authority on October 9 held a briefing session for local residents regarding the “safety” of the reactors at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, most participants voicing doubts over the NRA’s explanation.

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