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2007 JUNE 13 - JUNE19

JCP publishes its House of Councilors election manifesto

JCP Secretariat Head Ichida announced the 12-point JCP manifesto for the 2007 House of Councilors election entitled, gThe JCP is determined to defend living conditions and peace as the ereliable opposition partyf.h

 

SDF must immediately stop illegal surveillance of citizensf activities: JCP rally

Stressing that the resurgence of the wartime political system in which the military police monitored and suppressed public criticism must not be condoned, JCP Chair Shii said, gLet us promote cooperation among citizens and make every effort to put an end to the illegal surveillance.h

 

JCP Ichida expresses opposition to extending Diet session to enact adverse bills

gThe Abe Cabinet must go. It has taken a very high-handed attitude to impose policies to lower living standards and destroy peace, the Constitution, and democracy. They are not only speeding dangerously but also making sharp right turns at every corner,h Ichida said.


ELECTION

- LDP factionsf party tickets were mostly bought by major corporations

- JCP publishes its House of Councilors election manifesto

- 12,000 participants resolved to achieve JCP advance in Upper House election: JCP speech meeting in Tokyo

 


SDF SURVEILLANCE

- Democratic organizations urge Defense Ministry to discontinue surveillance                 of citizens

- SDF must immediately stop illegal surveillance of citizensf activities: JCP rally

- Rally participants criticize SDF surveillance of their activities

- P.E.N. calls for an end to SDF monitoring of the public

 


DIET

- Politicians, bureaucrats, and businesses must stop sponging off pension premiums: JCP Koike

- JCP Ichida expresses opposition to extending Diet session to enact adverse bills

 


CORRUPTION

- New farm minister received donations suspected to be illegal

- LDP Upper House leader received 20 million yen in donations from member firms of organization involved in bid-rigging scandal

- Lower House passes bill to revise the Political Funds Control Law

 


PRO-YASUKUNI FORCES

- Pro-Yasukuni forces set up parliamentarian league to press China

 


EDUCATION

- 90,000 signatures submitted in protest against government attempt to distort history of the battle of Okinawa

 


MILITARY

- Japan-U.S. joint command in action at Yokota AB

- U.S. demands more than 100 facilities be newly built or improved at Iwakuni base

- Okinawans rally against construction of U.S. helipads

 


LABOR

- Tunnel workersf court struggle has forced the government to take measures to prevent lung damage -- Akahata editorial

- Tunnel workers agree with government to settle lawsuits over work-related lung disease

 


LOCAL

- Osaka Prefectural panel calls on assembly members to return policy research funds of 340 million yen

 




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