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2008 APRIL 9 - APRIL 15


Stop U.S. nuclear aircraft carrier from being deployed to Yokosuka
A citizensf group in Yokosuka City submitted to the local Election Administration Committee more than 50,000 signatures bearing citizensf call for an ordinance to hold a referendum on the planned deployment of a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to the U.S. base in Tokyo Bay.


Japan should take up the issue of abolishing nuclear weapons at G8 Summit
Japanese Communist Party member of the House of Councilors Inoue Satoshi said that Summit agreements have been bound by the gnon-proliferationh framework and that the agenda for the upcoming Toyako Summit only refers to the implementation of the goal of the NPT.


JCP proposes the bill for revision of the Worker Dispatch Law
The Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo said, gIf we do nothing about employers treating workers as disposable units without respecting their human dignity, there will be no bright future either for workers or for Japanfs economy and society on the whole.h


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U.S. FORCES IN JAPAN
SDF men received training at U.S. bases in Okinawa 81 times in 3 years
Stop U.S. nuclear aircraft carrier from being deployed to Yokosuka: Akahata editorial
New association established in Tokyo to consider U.S. Yokota Air Base issue
Okinawans in Tokyo demand drastic review of Japan-U.S. Status of U.S. Forces Agreement
JCP Dietmembers protest U.S. over frequent occurrence of U.S. military crimes
Okinawafs local assembly protests against U.S. forcesf accidental dropping of bombs
Citizens rally in protest against U.S. servicemanfs murder of taxi driver
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ABOLITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Japan should take up the issue of abolishing nuclear weapons at G8 Summit: JCP Inoue
Put N-weapons abolition on the G8 Summit agenda: Gensuikyo
Hibakusha demands government apology and recognition of all plaintiffs with A-bomb related diseases
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GLOBAL WARMING
Symposium held to enact a new law to cut greenhouse gases
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CONSTITUTION & CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
More people say enof to constitutional revision than eyesf
Journalists protest against pressure to ban documentary film
Supreme Court restricts freedom of expression
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PUBLIC BROADCASTER
'In a private capacityf he attended political party: NHK official says
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LABOR RIGHTS
Part-timers file complaint for their unpaid overtime work to be paid
JCP proposes the bill for revision of the Worker Dispatch Law
Part-timers at pub-restaurant win late-night premiums in back pay
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JCP
JCP Ichida meets with Nepalese ambassador
All 23 JCP candidates elected in 10 local assembly elections
JCP agricultural revitalization policy warmly accepted in Niigata



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