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2007 MAY 16 - MAY 22

Young workers in rally call for decent jobs
gNow I am sure that our struggles will make a difference. This rally has encouraged me a lot,h said a 20-year-old participant from Hiroshima, who was dismissed after complaining to his company that his wage, 650 yen per hour, is lower than the minimum wage.

 

Defense Ministry uses MSDF to forcibly carry out survey for new U.S. base construction
In defiance of local residentsf protests, the government forcibly began conducting an on-site survey using a MSDF minesweeper tender for laying the groundwork for constructing a new U.S. base in Okinawa.

 

JCP holds 4th Central Committee Plenum
In order to carry out the JCP policy of squarely challenging the reactionary moves of the Abe LDP-Komei partiesf government, the Executive Committee report gave an analysis of the dangers and contradictions posed by the pro-Yasukuni force-led Abe government and Komei Partyfs role to promote maladministration.

 


MILITARY

- Bill to extend SDF Iraq dispatch passed Lower House

- Defense Minister admits possible use of SDF in survey on new U.S. base construction in Okinawa

- Diet begins discussion on bill to reorganize SDF for sending them overseas

- U.S. F-15 training exercises begin at ASDF Komatsu base

- 3 base-hosting mayors express criticism of planned U.S. base realignment

- Defense Ministry uses MSDF to forcibly carry out survey for new U.S. base construction

- Government survey for new U.S. base construction destroys coral reefs

 


CONSTITUTION

- 3,200 people rally calling for defense of Constitution

- Changing constitutional interpretations will lead Japan to wars -- Akahata                 editorial

 


EDUCATION

- Okinawa cities call on government to rescind order to remove from textbooks account of wartime emass suicidef

- JCP Ishii urges government to immediately cancel program showing pro-Yasukuni DVD video in schools

- 3 education bills hastily passed through Lower House

 


LABOR

- Young workers in rally call for decent jobs

- Government panel calls for drastically relaxing working rules

 


WELLBEING

- Government plans to invalidate health insurance cards for failure of pension premium payment

 


BUREAUCRACY

- JCP criticizes government bill to revise public service law in order to promote eAmakudarif

 


NUCLEAR

- Local town assembly unanimously adopts ordinance to reject nuke waste disposal facility

 


JCP

- JCP holds 4th Central Committee Plenum




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