2004 OCTOBER 6 - OCTOBER 12 NEWS
U.S. HAS LOST MAJOR JUSTIFICATION FOR GOING TO WAR
The U.S. survey group's report shows that the allegation about the 'WMDs in Iraq', used by the U.S. Bush administration as the major pretext for attacking Iraq, has turned out to be groundless.
JAPAN-U.S. TALKS MUST FOCUS ON 'REMOVAL OF BASES'
The U.S. military realignment plan intends to extend the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty cover to the whole world and is likely to increase the serious dangers arising from U.S. military bases.
GENSUIKYO MAKES REPRESENTATIONS TO U.N. MEMBERS
A Gensuikyo delegation to the U.N. is making representations to member states, urging them to make further efforts to get nuclear weapons abolished.
* U.S. has lost major justification for going to war (October 8)
* Japanese government sees no problem with its support for Iraq war (October 8)
Japan-U.S. talks must focus on 'removal of bases' -- Akahata editorial, October 9
* U.S. forces place blame for military helicopter crash on maintenance personnel (October 6)
* Okinawan college students call for 'black wall' burned by U.S. military helicopter crash to be preserved (October 8)
* U.S. military helicopter dropped component before crash (October 12)
* Despite accident, U.S. Similar models to troubled F15 to fly (October 6)
* Withdraw U.S. F-15 fighters from Kadena: Town Assembly resolution (October 7)
* U.S. forces resume training with F-15 fighters in Okinawa (October 8)
* Panel report calls for overseas deployment of SDF in the name of 'self-defense': JCP Shii (October 6)
Extraordinary Session of Diet
* Prime minister is incapable of presenting policies the people need (October 12)
* Shii emphasizes role of JCP as a party with outlook and power for change (October 12)
* LDP bill to amend political funds control law is toothless: Shii (October 7)
* Hokkaido opposes Koizumi's 'postal service privatization' (October 12)
Thorough investigation into Mihama N-power plant accident is essential -- Akahata editorial, October 7
NUCLEAR WEAPONS ABOLITION
* Gensuikyo takes to the streets to collect 'Abolish Nuclear Weapons Now' signatures (October 7)
* Gensuikyo makes representations to U.N. member states for nuclear weapons abolition (October 9)
* JCP publishes 2005 Metropolitan Assembly election list (October 6)
* JCP Fuwa receives new Chinese ambassador (October 7)
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