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2008 JUNE 25 - JULY 1


JCP proposes 3 changes Japan should make to prevent global warming
With the Group of Eight (G8) Summit set to open on July 7 in Toyako in Hokkaido, the Japanese Communist Party on June 25 issued a statement, gHow should Japan fulfill its international responsibility to stop global warming?h


JCP welcomes North Koreafs declaration of nuclear programs
Commenting on North Koreafs declaration, Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo said, gThe JCP welcomes this move as a step forward toward making the Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons, based on the agreement reached in October 2007 at the six-party talks. The JCP strongly hopes that this process will help North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons program.h


Canon says it no longer uses temporary workers at its manufacturing workplaces
After inspecting a Canon plant in Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture, Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo said, gIn our parliamentary and extra parliamentary struggle, we will continue to do our utmost to strengthen our movement to have companies employ contingent workers as full- time workers.h

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G8 TOYAKO SUMMIT
JCP Chair Shii calls for G8 Summit to discuss controlling rampage of speculative money
Shinfujin takes 5-point proposals to 5 Summit countries
G8 countries are called upon to take responsibility to deal with emarket failuref: Akahata editorial (excerpts)

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GLOBAL WARMING
JCP proposes 3 changes Japan should make to prevent global warming

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NORTH KOREA
JCP welcomes North Koreafs declaration of nuclear programs
Step up diplomacy to achieve denuclearization of North Korea: Akahata editorial (excerpts)

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ARTICLE 9
Panel proposes allowing Japan to exercise right of collective self-defense

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U.S. FORCES IN JAPAN
Court orders government to pay 146 million yen in damages for noise pollution at U.S. base in Okinawa

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CONSUMPTION TAX
Activists take to the streets to call for eNo consumption tax hikef

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HIBAKUSHA
Government defies Nagasaki court ruling in favor of Hibakusha

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EARTHQUAKE
Shii encourages quake victims

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ISAHAYA
Court recognizes Isahaya Bay reclamation has caused damage to fishing industry

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LABOR
Zenroren says government is doing too little to increase minimum wage
Revise Worker Dispatch Law now!: Akahata editorial (excerpts)
Canon says it no longer uses temporary workers at its manufacturing workplaces

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UNITED FRONT MOVEMENT
Kakushinkon holds its 28th General Assembly

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PEACE MOVEMENT
Japan Peace Committee holds its National Congress and calls for fight against U.S. aircraft carrierfs homeporting in Yokosuka

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TOKYO
Capital of ShinGinko Tokyo bank to be reduced

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JCP
JCP Shii and religious leaders hold meeting
1,000 people attends JCP symposium on agriculture in Hokkaido
JCP Ichida meets with Indiafs ambassador


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