2004 DECEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 7 NEWS
'NO DANGER' CALLS ARE DANGEROUS FOR SDF IN IRAQ
While U.S. forces continue killing Iraqi citizens, Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi says that the U.S. operation in Fallujah 'must succeed,' sugesting that he stands for the U.S. operation as its accomplice.
LDP CALL IS FOR EMPEROR-BASED WAR-FIGHTING STATE
The 'outline for constitutional revision' written by the Liberal Democratic Party Research Commission on the Constitution is the first draft revision of the Constitution to be proposed by a political party, and its aim is to change Article 9, writes Ueda Koichiro, Japanese Communist Party vice chair.
AN EFFORT TO END WAR AND OPPRESSION
The 10 Principles of Bandung, 1955, are relevant today as we seek to establish a peaceful order. The task now is for Japan to increase its international cooperation and contribution by taking advantage of the constitutional principles of peace and democracy.
* LDP call is for emperor-based war-fighting state -- A critique of LDP outline for constitutional revision (by Ueda Koichiro)
* LDP,Komei to submit a referendum bill to pave the way for constitutional revisions
* 2.000 Okinawans listen to Article 9 Association lecture
* LDP asked SDF officer to draft constitutional revision
* 'No-war Assembly' held to discuss Article 9
* Entire town assembly participates in founding local 'Article 9 Association'
* Civil education groups launch 'Article 9 Association'
* SDF Iraq dispatch must end now: 3,000 people rally
* Opposition parties in Diet call for Iraq Dispatch Law to be foiled
* JCP Koike urges government to withdraw SDF from Iraq
'No danger' calls are dangerous for SDF in Iraq -- Akahata editorial, December 7
* Yokohama residents hold a rally in opposition to building additional U.S. military housing units
An effort for peace in Asia to end war and oppression -- Akahata editorial, December 5
* Shii summarizes JCP efforts in extra Diet session
* JCP calls for talks, not sanctions against North Korea
150th anniversary of Japan-U.S. ties
* JCP votes against resolution stressing Japan-U.S. ties as an absolute
* Former prime minister admits to receiving 100 million yen
* Shii: Diet must summon witnesses over party faction's crime
* Arrest of former UFJ Bank executives shows more than bankers' crime
TAX AND ECONOMY
* As JCP Fuwa warned, the economy gets worse: ex-minister
* Over 3,000 mayors gather to resolve fiscal security
RELIEF FROM DISASTER
* Opposition parties call for government assistance to disaster victims in building houses
* ANCC workers win withdrawal of layoff
* Grassroots cooperation with JCP contributes to winning Kochi Governor Hashimoto's fifth term
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