Japan Press Weekly
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2009 OCTOBER 21 - OCTOBER 27
Hatoyama delivers his first policy speech
Under the Democratic Party of Japan-led government, the 173rd extraordinary Diet session opened on October 26 for 36 days up to November 30. Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio at a plenary session of the both Houses delivered his first policy speech.
Japanfs poverty rate of 15.7% is highest level among industrialized countries
The report released on October 20 by the Health, Labor, and Welfare Ministry shows that Japanfs poverty rate reached 15.7% in 2006 with the rate for children at 14.2%.
Is Toyota again using workers as disposable labor?
While dismissing a large number of fixed-term contract workers a year ago, Toyota Motor Corporation, has resumed recruiting new fixed-term contract workers under the pretext of increasing production of eco cars, but has failed to specify contract terms in violation of the Labor Contract Act.
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