2005 JANUARY 26 - FEBRUARY 1 NEWS
CHANGING ARTICLE 9 WILL RENDER JAPAN UNTRUSTWORTHY IN THE WORLD
If Japan changes Article 9, Japan will betray its postwar 'no war' pledge and will eventually lose its position as a non-belligerent member of Asia.
PRIME MINISTER NOT AWARE OF ADVERSE EFFECT HIS POLICY WILL HAVE
The JCP Diet Policy Commission chair criticized Prime Minister Koizumi Jun'ichiro for 'lacking the ability to comprehend how seriously his policies will undermine the standards of living and endanger Japan's peace and Constitution.'
JCP CALL FOR AN END TO WASTEFUL USE OF TAX MONEY CAPTURED CITIZENS' HEARTS
In the 64-seat Kitakyushu City Assembly election, this year's first major local election, all the 10 Japanese Communist Party candidates were elected.
* Changing Article 9 will render Japan untrustworthy in the world: JCP
* JCP Ichida in Upper House calls for returning to postwar principles of peace
* Prime minister not aware of adverse effect his policy will have
* Upper House must reflect citizens' voices: JCP Ichida
* JCP calls for public assistance in reconstructing disaster-hit houses
* Prosecutor's decision not to indict Hashimoto was error: inquest
* JCP calls for parliamentary investigation into NHK scandal
* NHK chairman's resignation was necessary
* Summon former deputy chief cabinet secretary to answer questions in Diet on interference in NHK
* More than 1,100 public figures have expressed support for Article 9 Association appeal
* SDF manipulates Japanese people as part of its Iraq operation
All U.S.-held air traffic control must be returned to Japan -- Akahata editorial, January 26 (excerpts)
* First contingency forces stationed at U.S. Yokota base
* Supreme Court approves Tokyo Government's denial of promotion to Korean resident in Japan
* The number of households in arrears with health insurance taxes increased by 300 percent
Keeping Azuma's call in mind -- Akahata 'Current' column, January 31
* Over 10,000 yen wage hike for all workers: Zenroren
* Think tank holds symposium on 50 years of Spring Struggle
* Japan's trade with China increases but government continues to give weight to U.S. ties
* Local JCP blocks mega-shopping mall construction plan
* JCP defends its 10 seats in Kitakyushu City assembly
* JCP call for an end to wasteful use of tax money captured citizens' hearts
Akahata's 77th anniversary: Efforts to report the truth -- Akahata editorial, February 1
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