2004 MARCH 10 - MARCH 16 NEWS
STOP CREATING A WAR FIGHTING JAPAN
Behind the Koizumi Cabinet's drive for war legislation is U.S. pressure on Japan and other allies to take part in its preemptive wars aimed at controlling the world.
JCP CALLS FOR REGULATION OF INCREASING USE OF TEMPORARY WORKERS
In the last five years, the number of full-time employees decreased by 4 million, while that of part-timers, contract, or temporary staffing workers increased by 3.7 million.
MILITARIST LEGACIES OVERSHADOW PUBLIC SCHOOL GRADUATION EXERCISES
Tokyo's public school graduation exercisers are required to hoist the 'Hinomaru' flag that used to be the symbol of Japan's war of aggression, and teachers and students are forced to sing the song 'Kimigayo' admiring the emperor's eternal rule.
U.S. WARS CONDEMNED
* Shii on Iraqi situation
First anniversary of Iraq War -- Akahata editorial, March 13 (abridged)
* U.S. President Bush convicted by International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan
Stop creating a war-fighting Japan -- Akahata editorial, March 10
* New ACSA will allow supply of munitions for U.S. forces: JCP lawmaker
* JCP issues appeal calling for national struggle to foil contingency bills
* JCP in parliament demands that government take steps to deal with increasing use of temporary workers
* Nagano Prefecture promises to make every effort to help restructured workers find new jobs
* JCP proposes abolishing government share of burdens for Dietmembers' pension
* Pension fund has been misappropriated for official's entertainment
CHILDREN AND SCHOOLS
More staff and money needed to prevent child abuse -- Akahata editorial, March 11 (Abridged)
* Children report on their representations at U.N.
* 'Hinomaru' flag and song 'Kimigayo' overshadow public school graduation exercises
* Mitsubishi Fuso admits defects in tire
* Arrest of government employee for distributing flyers is in violation of the Constitution: JCP Koike
* JCP-backed candidate elected mayor
* JCP criticizes Tokyo governor for glossing over Japan's colonial rule over Korea
* Fuwa holds talks with CPC International Department deputy director
* JCP and Hungarian Workers' Party hold talks
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