2003 SEPTEMBER 3 - SEPTEMBER 9 NEWS
ABSURDITY OF SUCCUMBING TO U.S. THREATS
If the Koizumi Cabinet wants to help Iraq rebuild itself, it should revoke the SDF dispatch plan tailored to U.S. needs and instead work for U.N.-led initiatives for Iraq.
BRAKES ON CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING CAN EASE JOBS CRISIS
The unemployment rate for young people is now over ten percent, forcing 4.17 million workers out of regular employment.
STEEL INDUSTRY PUTS PROFITS BEFORE HUMAN LIFE
Fourteen steel workers were killed in accidents this year. Why so many accidents? Because many companies carry out corporate restructuring with worker dismissals to secure profits.
Absurdity of succumbing to U.S. threats -- Akahata editorial, September 4
* Peace activists protest bugging by SDF officer (September 3)
* Lax weapons control by U.S. forces and SDF angers Okinawans (September 8)
U.S. forces in Japan
* Kadena Town opposes U.S. forces' plan to deploy U2 spy aircraft (September 6)
* U.S. forces hold 4-day low-altitude flight exercises in Hiroshima (September 8)
Brakes on corporate restructuring can ease jobs crisis --Akahata editorial, September 3
* 460 workers discuss local economy and jobs (September 4)
Steel industry puts profits before human life -- Akahata editorial, September 9
* Good news for young medical doctors: 2-million yen a year to be paid per intern (September 5)
* Pension premiums will be raised by 1.5 times (September 6)
People feel more insecure about living conditions than ever before -- Akahata editorial, September 7
* Democratic clinics take root in communities (September 9)
* JCP chair and CPV politburo member discuss socialism and world peace (September 5)
* JCP Fuwa and China's National People's Congress Chair Wu discuss bilateral cooperation and exchanges (September 6)
* New Pakistani ambassador visits JCP (September 9)
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