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2008 SEPTEMBER 3 - SEPTEMBER 9

No ecarte blanchef to prime minister
Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo criticized the ruling Liberal Democratic and Komei parties for considering dissolving the House of Representatives for a general election immediately after the Diet elects a new prime minister in its Extraordinary Session.

U.S. has said nuclear subs need to discharge radioactive liquids when visiting Japanese ports
Declassified U.S. documents show the possibility that U.S. nuclear-powered submarines may have discharged radioactive liquids in Japanfs territorial waters for 44 years since their first visit to Japan.

Stop violating Georgiafs sovereignty
Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo announced a statement demanding that Russia pull its troops back to the areas where they had been stationed before the outbreak of the recent hostilities, withdraw its recognition of the two areas in Georgia as independent states, and strictly respect Georgiafs sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity.

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RUSSIA-GEORGIA
Stop violating Georgiafs sovereignty ? JCP Chair Shii

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POLITICS
Diet must discuss key national issues before House of Representatives general election: Akahata editorial
JCP Shii calls on all party members to rise in preparation for general election
LDP to hold its presidential election without self-examination of its responsibility for political stalemate: Akahata editorial
No ecarte blanchef to prime minister
JCP requests TV stations to treat political parties impartially
Shii says Democratic Party fails to explain what it would do if it takes power

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JAPAN-U.S. MILITARY ALLIANCE
Supporting U.S. forces is in national interest ? eDefense White Paperf
USS N-sub Houston meets resistance from Nagasaki Prefectural Assembly
U.S. has maintained nuclear subs need to discharge radioactive liquids upon their visits to Japanese ports
Anti-Security Treaty committee launches autumn action program for peace

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ECONOMY
Economy that continues to count on U.S. market has no future: Akahata editorial (excerpt)
eGovernment must take urgent measures to curb soaring oil pricesf -- Trucking association members

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AGRICULTURE
JCP Chair Shii calls on agricultural cooperatives for common action to raise food self-sufficiency rate

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LABOR
Opposition parties jointly urge government to give guidance to employers to end abuse of contingent workers

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ELECTION
JCP wins single seat in Kyoto City by-election, beating LDP
Progressive candidate elected town head in Okinawa

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JCP
Ogata meets with Irish Ambassador Scannell
Ogata attends Malaysian national day reception
Fuwa holds talks with Vietnamese academy delegation

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