2005 FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 1 NEWS
THE WORLD NO LONGER ALLOWS U.S. TO MAINTAIN SPHERES OF INFLUENCE
U.S. President George W. Bush ended his tour of European countries, attending North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) summits, holding talks with European government leaders.
BIKINI TRAGEDY REMEMBERED
The present-day world calls for the movement for the abolition of nuclear weapons to make further advances, the movement that began following the March 1st, 1954 U.S. hydrogen bomb test explosion at Bikini Atoll.
JCP AND VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT ESTABLISH RELATIONS
The Japanese Communist Party agreed to establish relations with the Venezuelan government led by President Hugo Chavez. Talks were held in Caracas between JCP International Bureau Director Ogata Yasuo and Venezuelan Vice Foreign Minister William E. Izarra.
The world no longer allows U.S. to maintain spheres of influence -- Akahata editorial, February 28, 2005
RUSSIAN-HELD NORTHERN ISLANDS
Correcting Stalin's wrongdoing is key to Chishima question -- Akahata editorial, February 23, 2005
* Six-party talks key to creating a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula: Foreign vice minister (February 25, 2005)
* City assembly opposes U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier deployment to Yokosuka (February 24, 2005)
* Remove U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station instead of relocating it: JCP secretariat head (March 1, 2005)
BIKINI TRAGEDY REMEMBERED
Resolve to accomplish nuclear abolition at March 1st Bikini Day despite adversity -- Akahata editorial, February 26, 2005
* Gensuikyo holds Bikini Day rally (February 28, 2005)
* Government and NGO representatives discuss how to build a nuclear-free world (March 1, 2005)
* 1954 Tragedy of Bikini remembered (March 1, 2005)
* Women's 'Article 9 Association' formed (February 24, 2005)
* Constitutional Research Commission must end without any proposal for amendment:JCP (February 25, 2005)
* District court criticizes Tokyo governor's insult to women (February 25, 2005)
* Japan Post pays 3.2 billion yen in back pay (February 24, 2005)
* JCP urges government to eliminate gender discrimination in places of work (February 24, 2005)
* Zenroren carries out regional action for wage increase (February 24, 2005)
* Firm ordered to compensate for its retaliation against whistle-blower (February 24, 2005)
Don't backpedal on prevention of karoshi (death from overwork) -- Akahata editorial, March 1
* Consumer organizations criticize farm minister's anti-BSE testing remark (March 1, 2005)
* JCP establishes relations with Venezuelan government (February 26, 2005)
* JCP and Venezuela's Fifth Republic Movement party establish bilateral relations (February 28, 2005)
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