Japan Press Weekly
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2009 SEPTEMBER 16 - SEPTEMBER 20
We look to a bright future by understanding the political direction in general historical context
In a speech commemorating the 87th anniversary of the Japanese Communist Party, JCP Chair Shii Kazuo emphasized that "the JCP's existence and support at the grassroots level as well as its persistent existence in the national political arena will decisively affect Japan's future course."
Big business has no sense of regret, again pushing its demands on new administration - Akahata editorial
Japan's major business federations such as the Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren) and the Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai) are now pushing their demands on the newly-formed Hatoyama administration.
Foreign minister orders investigation into 'secret pacts' on nuclear weapons
Foreign Minister Okada Katsuya on September 16 ordered Vice Foreign Minister Yabunaka Mitoji to investigate four Japan-U.S. "secret" agreements, including two pacts allowing the bringing of U.S. nuclear weapons into Japan.
Ex-chief cabinet secretary: LDP will also act 'constructively as opposition party'
Hatoyama cabinet inaugurated
JCP will play a role of 'opposition party of constructive engagement' in the new political situation: Shii
Mass media also eyes Japan-U.S. secret deal on N-weapons
All political parties except JCP in Tokyo receive total amount of 450 million yen in political donations from corporations and organizations
Foreign minister orders investigation into 'secret' pacts on nuclear weapons
Big business has no sense of regret, again pushing its demands on new administration
- Akahata editorial
Peace groups demand Japan-U.S. joint ground exercises be cancelled
Okinawans hold rally demanding that new U.S. air base construction plan be cancelled
Senior Citizens' Congress presses new government to abolish discriminatory health insurance system
Aviation workers' union criticizes JAL's 6,800 job cut plan
Fans and players together appeal for 'nuclear weapons-free world' at new Hiroshima ballpark
Gensuikyo calls on Obama to make concrete efforts to outlaw and eliminate nuclear weapons
Gensuikyo urges new government to show initiative for abolishing nuclear weapons
We look to a bright future by understanding the political direction in general historical context- JCP Chair Shii's speech on JCP anniversary (Part I)
JCP Shii meets with Chinese Ambassador Cui
JCP Vice Chair Ogata makes call of condolence at Cuban Embassy regarding Almeida's death
JCP delegation led by Shii to attend 5th ICAPP
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