Japan Press Service Co., Ltd. is the only news agency providing information of progressive, democratic movements in Japan
2005 OCTOBER 5 - OCTOBER 11 NEWS
STANCE OF LDP, KOMEI, AND DPJ TOWARD WORLD PEACE ARE CALLED INTO QUESTION
The Liberal Democratic, Komei, and Democratic parties in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly opposed the Japanese Communist Party's proposal for urging the governor to retract his remarks slandering the United Nations and the U.N. Charter.
U.S. BASE ISSUE IS CRUCIAL IN UPPER HOUSE BY-ELECTION IN KANAGAWA
As demonstrated by 270,000 signatures collected in opposition to the relocation of U.S. Army Corps I headquarters to U.S. Camp Zama in Kanagawa, the House of Councilors by-election started amidst the growing anti-base movement.
JCP TO HOLD ITS 24TH CONGRESS IN JANUARY
The JCP 4th Central Committee Plenum pointed out that the strong desire of party members to improve their capabilities,their efforts made in the general election to reach out to the public, and the latest political situation provide favorable conditions for the success of the present major effort to make the party stronger.
* JCP criticizes government bill to extend MSDF missions in Indian Ocean (October 5, 2005)
* Postal privatization will mean cuts in services with no extra national revenue (October 7, 2005)
* Bill that destroys disabled people's living must be retracted: JCP (October 5, 2005)
* 'Self-support' law comes under fire at public hearing in Osaka (October 8, 2005)
* Special committee begins discussing national referendum law (October 7, 2005)
* Citizens join with JCP and SDP in rally opposing constitutional revision (October 7, 2005)
* Rengo is divided over constitutional revision (October 8, 2005)
CRIME OF CONSPIRACY
* Citizens and lawmakers hold meeting in opposition to 'crime of conspiracy' bill (October 5, 2005)
* Nago citizens hold meeting to protest against mayor's approval of construction of U.S. base in shallow waters (October 9, 2005)
*Court orders Yodobashi Camera to compensate temp workers for assault (October 5, 2005)
*Government workers hold demonstration against unpaid work (October 6, 2005)
* Opposition parties submit joint bill to allow Hibakusha living overseas to apply for benefits under law (October 6, 2005)
* Government accepts high court ruling that Hibakusha can apply for benefits abroad (October 8, 2005)
* LDP, Komei, and DPJ oppose JCP draft resolution admonishing Tokyo governor (October 6, 2005)
Stance of LDP, Komei, and DPJ toward world peace is called into question -- Akahata editorial, October 9, 2005
* JCP Hatano runs for Upper House by-election in Kanagawa (October 6, 2005)
* U.S. base issue is crucial in Kanagawa: JCP Shii (October 7, 2005)
* JCP to hold its 24th Congress in January (October 12, 2005)
Copyright (c) Japan Press Service Co., Ltd. All right reserved.