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2010 JANUARY 6 - JANUARY 12

Change government policies that favor Japanese business circles and U.S.
On NHKfs gSundayfs Debateh program, Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo pointed out that despite some positive changes being introduced due to public pressure calling for a new direction in politics, the governmentfs pro-business and pro-U.S. stance remains unchanged.

Ozawa fails to respond to public questions over alleged use of political funds:
Akahata editorial
In regard to the disclosure of the uncovered fact of where the vast amount of political funds came from, Ozawa himself has not provided sufficient explanation to clear allegations of his involvement. The truth must be revealed before the public.

Relocating USMC base to Okinawafs Shimoji-jima cannot be accepted
When Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirano Hirobumi inspected airports from the air on Shimoji-jima and Ie-jima islands in Okinawa Prefecture on January 10, he saw flags fluttering expressing opposition to his inspection of potential candidate sites as a replacement for the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station within Okinawa.



POLITICS
Underlying cause of finance ministerfs resignation is confusion on budget drafting
JCP to discuss peoplefs living conditions, bilateral security treaty, and money-politics scandals in Diet
The question is what policies are to be implemented rather than who should be cabinet members - Akahata eCurrentf column
Shii calls for change of government policies that favor Japanese business circles and U.S.


SCANDALS
Ozawa fails to respond to public questions over alleged use of political funds - Akahata editorial
100 million yen handed to Ozawafs secretaries in paper bags from Mizutani Construction


U.S. FORCES IN JAPAN
U.S. military police keep nuclear powered aircraft carrierfs open house event visitors under surveillance
Days of U.S. nuclear warshipsf stay at Yokosuka reach a record-high
Relocating USMC base to Okinawafs Shimoji-jima cannot be accepted
U.S. soldier indicted in fatal traffic accident in Okinawa
Accidents and crimes committed by U.S. soldiers in Okinawa become ever more serious


ABOLITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Gensuikyo holds its first monthly action to collect enuclear weapon-free worldf signatures


WELFARE SERVICES
Disabled persons and the state reach consensus on lawsuits over eself-supportf act


POLLUTION
Pollution victims call for pollution-free society
Fishermen call for protection of Ariake seaweed


JCP
JCP announces candidates in 46 prefectural constituencies in Upper House election

 




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