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2007 JUNE 20 - JUNE 26


Ruling block forcibly extends Diet session

JCP Chair Shii criticized the ruling parties for extending the Diet session and postponing the House of Councilors election to railroad through adverse bills with the aim of serving their own interests.

 

JCI cancels contract with education ministry for program to show pro-Yasukuni DVD in schools

gThe withdrawal of the contract will deal a blow to the pro-Yasukuni advocates justifying the war of aggression. We will further increase the movement to reject any further moves by the pro-Yasukuni forces,h said JCP Chair Shii.

 

Okinawa Prefectural Assembly unanimously declares military forced Okinawans into emass suicidef

gIt is crystal clear that the emass suicidesf during the Battle of Okinawa could not have happened without involvement of the Japanese Army. The Education Ministry textbook screening policy amounts to denying a number of testimonies of survivors,h stated the resolution.


DIET

- JCP Ichida criticizes ruling parties for repeatedly railroading bills

- Ruling coalition repeatedly force passage of adverse bills: abnormality in the Diet

- Ruling block forcibly extends Diet session

 


EDUCATION

- Okinawa Prefectural Assembly Committee unanimously adopts draft                 resolution protesting against government textbook screening policy

- Three adverse education bills forcibly enacted

- Tokyo teachers in eKimigayof suit to appeal to higher court

- JCI cancels contract with education ministry for program to show pro-Yasukuni DVD in schools

- Okinawa Prefectural Assembly unanimously declares military forced                 Okinawans into emass suicidef

- Withdraw order to distort history in textbooks! -- Akahata editorial

 


MILITARY

- Bill to extend SDF deployment to Iraq forcibly enacted

- Yamato City Assembly calls for halt to SDF monitoring of pubic

- ASDF F-2s conduct overseas joint training with U.S. F-16s for the first time

- Naha City Assembly protests against fuel leakage in U.S. base

 


LABOR

- eLife-risking lawsuitsf -- Akahata eCurrentf column

- Tunnel workers formally settle with the state

 


BUDGET

- Abe Cabinet budget policy outline suggests consumption tax hike

 


BUREAUCRACY

- Environmental assessment of controversial expressway construction in ancient capital is conducted by companies hiring former Infrastructure Ministry bureaucrats

 


JCP

- JCP Ogata visits Cuban embassy to express condolences

- JCP holds rally to secure victory in Upper House election

 




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