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JCP Chair Shii questions Prime Minister's policy
"The government must conduct research into the realities of poverty and formulate a policy of solving the problem based on the Constitution that guarantees every citizen the right to maintain a 'wholesome and cultured living'," Shii stated. [MORE]

Tokyo Governor wines and dines at expense of metropolitan taxpayers
Akahata learned that Governor Ishihara has spent tax money of more than 10 million yen for extravagant dinners in seven years. [MORE]

Japan and U.S. to complete revision of joint operation plans for contingencies on Korean Peninsula
The new joint operation plans are to mobilize the whole of Japan for U.S. military intervention in the Korean Peninsula. [MORE]

- JCP Chair Shii questions prime minister's policy (January 31, 2007)
- Shii urges Abe to oust health minister (February 1, 2007)
- Shii speaks on TV about JCP's position in this Diet session (February 1, 2007)
- Supplementary budget forcibly passed through Lower House with attendance of only ruling parties (February 3, 2007)

- Japan and U.S. governments to complete in September revision of joint operation plans for contingencies on Korean Peninsula (January 30, 2007)
- Nature Conservation Society urges Okinawa governor to reject new U.S. base plan (January 30, 2007)

- Article 9 associations reach 6,000 across the nation (February 2, 2007)

- Court rules government policy on A-bomb illness recognition as inappropriate (February 1, 2007)
- Japan Gensuikyo adopts 2007 action policy (February 6, 2007)

- Court rejects demand for state compensation for former war orphans left in China (January 31, 2007)
- JCP calls for swift relief for former war orphans' misery (February 3, 2007)

- Tokyo Governor wines and dines at fancy restaurants at the expense of Metropolitan taxpayers (Akahata Sunday edition, January 28, 2007)
- Progressive mayor reelected in recognition of his achievements (February 5 & 6, 2007)
- All 20 JCP candidates win 8 municipal assembly elections (February 6, 2007)

- Ichida meets with Iranian ambassador (February 2, 2007)

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