2003 OCTOBER 8 - OCTOBER 14 NEWS
DEMOCRACY AT RISK
A two-party system will bar opposition parties, except for the largest ones, from the Diet scene, only to please governing parties.
PUT AN END TO OLD FRAMEWORK OF LDP POLITICS
At issue in the coming general election is a choice between two paths: Are we going to allow the old framework of LDP politics to continue or get free from it.
STOP THE PERMANENT LAW TO SEND SDF ABROAD
The issue brings Japan to a serious crossroads over the question: "Is Japan going to contribute to defending peace under the Constitution or uncritically follow and assist the United States in future wars?"
* Put an end to old framework of LDP politics: JCP announces election policies (October 9)
* Stop consumption tax increase and adverse constitutional revision -- JCP leaders appeal (October 11)
General election to change politics -- Akahata editorial, October 11
* JCP candidates and young people discuss jobs and peace (October 14)
Democracy at risk -- Akahata editorial, October 8 (excerpts)
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