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2008 OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 4


Governmentfs stimulus plan wonft protect the public from ailing economy
Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo said that Asofs plan is aimed at invigorating major corporations, banks, and the wealthy, not at protecting peoplefs livelihoods during the economic downturn and that he has no intension to prevent such large corporations as Toyota and Nissan from implementing a storm of layoffs.

Politics that made General Tamogami so arrogant
Tamogami Toshio, the chief of staff of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force, was dismissed over an essay he wrote for an essay contest sponsored by a company, in which he said that it is gcertainly a false accusationh to say that Japan was an aggressor nation in World War Two.

It is sheer folly for Japan to pay costs of relocating U.S. Marines
Japanfs Defense Ministry budget request for the next fiscal year starting on April 1, 2009 includes expenditure for the relocation of 8,000 U.S. Marines to the U.S. territory of Guam in the South Pacific from Okinawa. The ministry also plans to station its staff in Hawaii, the stronghold of the U.S. Pacific Forces.

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AFGHANISTAN
JCP Inoue urges the government to call on the U.S. for cancellation of air strikes in Afghanistan

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GLOBAL WARMING
Japan should not participate in COP14 agreement if the U.S. does not, states MOFA official

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ECONOMY & FINANCE
JCP Sasaki says finance bill fails to improve availability of loans to smaller firms
Stop spoiling major banks that bully SMEs: JCP Sasaki
Governmentfs stimulus plan wonft protect the public from ailing economy

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JAPAN-U.S.-MILITARY ALLIANCE
It is sheer folly for Japan to pay costs of relocating U.S. Marines: Akahata editorial

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U.S. FORCES IN OKINAWA
U.S. airplane that crashed failed to report flight schedule
241 accidents involving U.S. military aircraft occur in Okinawa between 2003 and 2007

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SELF-DEFENSE FORCES
Air force chief dismissed over essay on Japan's aggression during World War II
Politics that made General Tamogami so arrogant: Akahata editorial

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BATTLE OF OKINAWA
High court rejects charge that denies compulsory mass suicide during WWII

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HEALTH INSURANCE
More than 30,000 children living without health insurance

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DISABLED PERSONS
6,500 rally against disabled person eself-supportf law

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LABOR
Peoplefs Spring Struggle Joint Committee holds meeting to discuss 2009 struggle
Nagoya District Court orders Toyota and Denso to pay compensation for work-related mental depression
High Court recognizes nursefs death from overwork as work-related
Labor think tank proposes economic recovery by stimulating domestic demand

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CULTURE DAY
Can people today really enjoy art and culture?: Akahata editorial

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YOKOHAMA INCIDENT
Court Decides to retry eYokohama Incidentf case

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JCP
Fuwa meets Chinafs party schooll deputy head

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OBITUARY
Former JCP vice-chair Ueda Koichiro dies

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