2003 SEPTEMBER 10 - SEPTEMBER 16 NEWS
CHANGE HANDS OVER IRAQ QUESTION, FROM U.S. FORCES TO U.N.
Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo called for the Iraq question to be handled not by the U.S. forces but in the framework of the United Nations.
STOP THE CYCLE OF TERRORISM
Now that the lawless war has reached an impasse with the U.S. getting more isolate than ever, the failure of the Japanese government is also evident.
NEW SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR WEAPON ABOLITION FULLY LAUNCHED
The new "Abolish nuclear weapons now! -- Let there be no more Hiroshimas and no more Nagasakis" campaign is aimed at influencing governments to take immediate actions to abolish nuclear weapons by 2005.
WAR AND TERRORISM
* Change hands over Iraq question, from U.S. forces to U.N.: Shii (Sep. 13)
* U.S. deputy secretary of state urges Japan to lift ban on right to collective self-defense (Sep. 11)
Stop the cycle of lawless wars and terrorism -- Akahata editorial, September 10
* Japan's peace activists hold rally on Sep.11 second anniversary (Sep. 12)
Tokyo governor's remarks
No tolerance to terrorism -- Akahata editorial, September 11
* Governor Ishihara must apologize for his outrageous remarks: JCP Shii (Sep. 12)
NUCLEAR WEAPONS ABOLITION
* New signature campaign for nuclear weapon abolition fully launched (Sep. 10)
* Association for a Non-Nuclear Government urges government to play role in promoting nuclear weapons abolition at UNGA (Sep. 10)
* More efforts needed for peaceful settlement of North Korea issue: JCP Shii (Sep. 13)
Adversely revised pension system goes against respect for aged -- Akahata editorial, September 15
* Labor Ministry will open free counseling to eliminate unpaid forced overtime work (Sep. 16)
* JCP finance is basically sound (Sep. 11)
Political parties counting on tax money are decadent -- Akahata editorial, September 12 (excerpts)
* Shii talks about LDP presidential election and DPJ-Liberal Party merger (Sep. 13)
* Zushi mayor opposing construction of U.S. Navy housing units re-elected (Sep. 16)
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