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2005 SEPTEMBER 14 - SEPTEMBER 20 NEWS
JCP WELCOMES JOINT STATEMENT OF SIX-PARTY TALKS
The JCP commends the joint statement of the 4th round of the Six-Party Talks on North Korea's nuclear program as an important step toward the peaceful resolution of issues, including the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
SHII GIVES ANALYSIS OF GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS
One factor behind the LDP's landslide victory is that many people who feel they are boxed in concerning the present political situation showed vague but high expectations of the LDP's call for "reform."
TUNISIAN PRESIDENT BEN ALI EXPRESSES THANKS FOR FUWA'S SEVEN DAYS IN TUNISIA
Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali thanked JCP Central Committee Chair Fuwa Tetsuzo "for the tribute you have paid in your book to modern Tunisia's march towards modernity and development and her continuous efforts to establish balanced and just relations based on cooperation, solidarity and peace."
*JCP welcomes joint statement of six-party talks (September 20, 2005)
* Ruling parties propose setting up standing committee on Constitution (September 15, 2005)
* JCP requests ruling parties to withdraw proposal on standing committee (September 16, 2005)
* Advocate of constitutional revision Maehara becomes new DPJ leader (September 18, 2005)
* New DPJ leader avows deleting Article 9's key paragraph (September 18, 2005)
* Government seeks to extend SDF mission in Iraq (September 16, 2005)
* Zama does not want US Army I Corps (September 16, 2005)
NUCLEAR WEAPONS ABOLITION
* Japan Gensuikyo celebrates its 50th founding anniversary (September 20, 2005)
* Business circles again push consumption tax raise (September 17, 2005)
SUBSIDIES TO PARTIES
* LDP gets 15.8 billion yen in subsidies to political parties (September 14, 2005)
Opinions are definitely divided over postal privatization -- Akahata editorial, September 14, 2005
* Union leaders criticize Koizumi's election strategy (September 14, 2005)
* Insurance company to compensate union members over discrimination (September 16, 2005)
* Increase in temps (September 17, 2005)
* Zenroren movement wins minimum wage increases in all prefectures (September 17, 2005)
* Unnecessary dam plan stopped (September 16, 2005)
* Court rejects JCP's appeal in libel case (September 16, 2005)
* Shii gives analysis of general election results (September 15, 2005)
* Top court: limiting voting rights for Japanese citizens abroad is unconstitutional (September 15, 2005)
Tunisian President expresses thanks for Fuwa's Seven Days in Tunisia (September 15, 2005)
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