2004 SEPTEMBER 15 - SEPTEMBER 21 NEWS
KOIZUMI SHOULD DEMAND REMOVAL OF U.S. FUTENMA BASE AT JAPAN-U.S. SUMMIT TALKS
The so-called 'transformation' of U.S. forces will pave the way for allowing the United States to maintain its military bases in Japan indefinitely.
KAKUSHINKON CALLS FOR A MAJOR NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO STOP ADVERSE CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION
The National Association for a Peaceful, Democratic and Progressive Japan (Kakushinkon) has decided to develop a major campaign to defend the war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution.
NEW POLITICAL MOVEMENT IN ASIA
Japanese Communist Party Central Committee Chair Fuwa Tetsuzo used his speech at the Kakushinkon assembly to report on the recent 3rd International Conference of Asian Political Parties.
* Koizumi should apologize for supporting Iraq war: JCP Shii (September 16)
U.S. justification of Iraq War has gone bust -- Akahata editorial, September 16
* 3,700 attend rally in defense of Article 9 (September 21)
* Kakushinkon calls for a major national campaign to stop adverse constitutional revision (September 21)
* 3 opposition parties call for an early extra-Diet (September 17)
* Accountant of former Prime Minister Hashimoto's faction prosecuted (September 21)
Government is responsible for securing decent jobs for young people -- Akahata editorial, September 21 (excerpts)
* Elderly citizens' rally resolves to defend social services and Article 9 (September 17)
U.S. FORCES IN JAPAN
* Poll: 81% Okinawans are opposed to a new base (September 15)
Children talk about their wish for a base-free Okinawa -- Akahata 'Current' column, September 15
Koizumi should demand removal of U.S. Futenma base at Japan-U.S. summit talks -- Akahata editorial, September 18
* Court rejects residents' claim for U.S. commander to pay damages for aircraft noise (September 17)
U.S. FORCES IN JAPAN
* Zushi City to sue government over U.S. military housing construction (September 17)
* Constitutional freedoms come before public employee obligations: lawyer (September 15)
NUCLEAR WEAPONS ABOLITION
* Gensuikyo board meeting discusses activities toward 60th anniversary of A-bombings (September 18)
* Fuwa speaks on new political movement in Asia (September 18)
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