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2005 SEPTEMBER 21 - SEPTEMBER 27 NEWS
CONTRARY TO CALLS FOR DEFENSE OF THE CONSTITUTION
The LDP argument for the need of a referendum bill is no more than formalism and is unconvincing, an argument contrary to the popular call for the Constitution to be defended.
LISTEN TO RESIDENTS SAYING 'NO' TO U.S. BASES
The need now is for the government to let the U.S. government know how strong local refusal to accept U.S. bases in their municipalities is and to call for the cancellation of the realignment of U.S. bases in Japan.
STRUGGLE TO STOP 'LABOR CONTRACT LAW' THAT GUTS LABOR LAWS
The National Confederation of Trade Unions (Zenroren) has set up a task force to help step up the struggle to thwart the government plan to have the "labor contract law" enacted apparently with the aim of helping employers reduce labor costs.
* LDP and Komei to submit a referendum bill for constitutional revision (September 22, 2005)
* Special committee on Constitution to consider plebiscite is pushed through (September 24, 2005)
Contrary to calls for defense of the Constitution -- Akahata editorial, September 25, 2005
* Special Diet session opens (September 22, 2005)
* Shii: JCP in Diet will work to meet voters' expectations (September 22, 2005)
* Shii: Policy speech falsifies election results (September 27, 2005)
* JCP demands cancellation of increase in burden of costs for nursing care services (September 27, 2005)
Iraq occupation forces must withdraw now -- Akahata editorial, September 23, 2005 (excerpts)
U.S. military relocation
Listen to residents saying 'no' to U.S. bases -- Akahata editorial, September 21, 2005
SDF rapid response
What will Japan do with 'rapid response unit'? -- Akahata editorial, September 26, 2005 (excerpts)
NUCLEAR WEAPONS ABOLITION
* Gensuikyo to send a delegation to U.N. (September 21, 2005)
* 'Let me be the last nuclear bomb victim' (September 24, 2005)
* Court rules Hibakusha can apply for benefits from abroad (September 27, 2005)
* Workers achieved settlement of labor disputes (September 22, 2005)
* Zenroren calls for a national struggle to stop 'labor contract law' that guts labor laws (September 14 & 23, 2004)
* Tunisian ambassador visits Fuwa (September 21, 2005)
* Fuwa attends Saudi Arabia National Day reception (September 27, 2005)
* Shii meets with Chinese Communist Party official (September 27, 2005)
* Chinese trade union delegation visits JCP (September 27, 2005)
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