2003 NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 2 NEWS
WHAT DOES JAPAN NEED TO LEARN FROM KILLING OF DIPLOMATS IN IRAQ?
The government must recognize how dangerous it is for the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq to continue and seriously explore ways to help Iraq to peacefully rebuild itself.
CUTBACKS IN THE MINIMUM LIVING STANDARDS
The government's Council on the Fiscal System has proposed compiling a budget for the next fiscal year that would include cutbacks in public assistance to low-income households.
LIFTING BAN ON SMALL NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN PREPARATION FOR PREEMPTIVE WARS
The crucial point is that this policy decision is linked to the Bush administration's preemptive strike strategy to overthrow foreign governments that are not in favor.
Japanese diplomats killed
* JCP issues Secretariat Head Ichida Tadayoshi's comment (December 1)
What does Japan need to learn from killing of Japanese diplomats in Iraq? -- Akahata editorial, December 1
* Even active members of SDF express disagreement with Iraq dispatch proposal (November 29)
* Don't sacrifice Japanese citizens for Bush re-election (December 2)
* Switch to U.N.-led efforts to help restore sovereignty to the Iraqi people: JCP Ichida (December 2)
* U.S. missile frigate enters Himeji Port refusing to show its compliance with Three Non-nuclear Principles (November 27)
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