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2007 APRIL 18 - APRIL 24



Amid drastic reduction in local assembly seats, JCP made progress: JCP statement

In the second half of the nationwide simultaneous local elections on April 22, the Japanese Communist Party won 1,284 seats in local assemblies -- 773 seats in ordinary cities, 134 in Tokyofs wards, and 377 in towns and villages.

 

Time to show zero tolerance for violence

The assassination of the Nagasaki City mayor makes it urgent for the whole society, in particular political parties and politicians, to show their determination that they will not tolerate such an act of defiance against freedom and democracy.

 

Documents show Japanfs military coerced foreign women into serving as sex slaves during WWII

Researchers have uncovered seven official documents used in the International Military Tribunal for the Far East that prove that Japanese military had forced foreign women into serving as sex slaves in countries under Japanese occupation during WWII.


DIET

- LDP intends to start discussion on consumption tax hike after Upper House election

- JCP Nihi raps ruling parties for their rush to enact bill to establish constitutional revision procedures

- JCP Nihi criticizes undemocratic nature of constitutional revision procedure bill

- Bill to adversely revise juvenile law passed through Lower House

 


ELECTION

- Amid drastic reduction in local assembly seats, JCP made progress: JCP statement

 


SEX SLAVERY

- Documents showing militaryfs coercion in wartime sex slavery uncovered

 


ECONOMY

- Defend local small business shopping areas as community property - Akahata editorial (gist)

 


LABOR

- JMIU calls for establishment of foreign workersf right to work

- Part-timers bill passed through Lower House

- JCP Dietmember calls on government to put end to employersf unfair use of foreign etraineesf

 


EDUCATION

- National achievement test: Government aims at neo-liberal reform in education

- Bills to allow state to interfere in education must be scrapped: JCP Ishii

 


VIOLENCE

- JCP Shii calls for a society rejecting violence

- Time to show zero tolerance for violence

 


JCP

- Ogata meets with CPV Science and Technology Council chair

- Ogata attends Bangladesh National Day reception




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