2004 JANUARY 21 - JANUARY 27 NEWS
U.S. QUEST FOR HEGEMONY HAS NO PROSPECT FOR SUCCESS
It's obvious that President Bush in his State of the Union address could no longer justify the lawless war of aggression on the pretext of the 'war on terrorism'.
JAPAN'S SELF-DEFENSE FORCES ARE PART OF OCCUPATION FORCES IN IRAQ
The administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq in a letter to the Japanese embassy in Baghdad that the Japanese Self-Defense Forces in Iraq 'will be treated as Coalition Personnel.'
'RECOVERY' IS ONLY FOR SELECTED LARGE CORPORATIONS
Commenting on the government's monthly economic report, an Akahata editorial said, 'We must not overlook that huge profits for large corporations are secured at the sacrifice of the household economy.'
* JCP Shii: Stop dispatching SDF for assisting in war of aggression and occupation (January 23)
* Japan's Self-Defense Forces in Iraq are part of occupation forces: Coalition Provisional Authority (January 23)
* Air Self-Defense Force's main unit leave for Iraq (January 23)
* DA chief orders ground forces to go to Iraq (January 27)
* Unjustifiable dispatch to unjustifiable war and occupation: JCP Shii (January 27)
* Koizumi now says he cannot confirm existence of Iraq's WMD (January 27)
* Government plans to submit seven war-related bills (January 21)
* Citizens raise voice against SDF dispatch (January 21)
* Action against SDF dispatch to Iraq takes place throughout Japan (January 26)
JAPAN-U.S. MILITARY EXERCISES
* Japan-U.S. CPX 'Yamasakura' begins (January 26)
BUSH'S STATE OF THE UNION
U.S. quest for hegemony has no prospect for success -- Akahata editorial, January 22
* JCP proposes 6 bills (January 24)
* JCP representative in Upper House calls for measures to end people's economic plight (January 24)
* Stop national referendum bill concerning constitutional revision (January 24)
* JCP lawmakers lead to a ban on accident-luring cost cutting (January 21)
'Recovery' is only for selected large corporations -- Akahata editorial, January 21 (Excerpts)
* U.S. pressure on Japan over beef infuriates Japanese farmers (January 26)
* Japan's education subsidies are extremely low (January 26)
* Unions stage protests at large corporations (January 22)
* Power company workers get back pay for overtime work (January 22)
* JCP and Kyoto residents work together to realize citizens-oriented city politics (January 24)
* Fuwa meets with Venezuelan ambassador (January 27)
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