JCP on Tokyo stock price plunge to below 10,000

The average Tokyo Stock Exchange price fell sharply on September 12,
closing at 9,610, a drop of 682 point from the day before.

Asked for comments by the media, Japanese Communist Party Policy
Commission Chair Fudesaka Hideyo said: Although the major simultaneous
multiple terrorist attacks in the U.S. have certainly increased anxiety
about the future, the fundamental cause of the stock market situation is the
poor operation of the Japanese economy and the ineptitude of the Koizumi

Fudesaka said that now is time to carry out a fundamental change in the
economic policy to one of caring for the people's livelihood. (end)