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2010 FEBRUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 16

It is absurd that Ozawa approves his aidefs exit from DPJ
Amid the money scandal concerning his fund managing bodyfs land purchase, DPJ Secretary General Ozawa Ichiro consented to the request made by his former aide, who has been indicted for alleged involvement in a false report about funds for a land purchase of the Ozawafs fund managing organization, to terminate his membership in the party. It is unacceptable to put an end to the Ozawafs scandal in such a farcical manner. 

Consumption tax increases to cover tax revenue shortfall?
Advocates of a consumption tax increase insist that a decline in tax revenues and an increase in basic expenditures will result in difficulties in fiscal management. In reality, however, corporate tax breaks are the main cause of the fall in tax revenues.

Local residents angry at proposed relocation sites for Futenma base
As a relocation site for the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Okinawa, the government has listed many places across the country. Local governments and residents of listed places have increased their opposition to the governmentfs nominations.


POLITICS
JCP Yoshii calls on government to fulfill responsibility to promote car safety
Government must observe 3 principles banning arms exports
Prime Minister receives tax breaks on stock dividends
Cabinet must bare all facts of secret funds - Akahata editorial (summary)
Consumption tax increases to cover tax revenue shortfall?
Kokuta demands a strict oversight of car recalls


U.S. FORCES
Ichida criticizes ruling membersf inspection trip to Guam
Local residents angry at proposed relocation sites for Futenma base


SCANDAL
Ozawafs arrested ex-aide should testify in the Diet: Koike
It is absurd that Ozawa approves his aidefs exit from DPJ


LABOR
7,000 people call for job security


WELL-BEING
JCP Inoue demands local suffrage for permanent foreign residents be granted without delay
Ensure schooling of foreign workersf children: Shiokawa
Teachers union holds annual convention
Nurses and care workers talk about harsh working conditions


ENVIRONMENT
Government OKs eMonjuf resumption of operations


PEACE
Global campaign launched urging world leaders to begin negotiations to eliminate nuclear weapons


JCP
JCP makes donations for quake-hit Haiti through UNICEF
JCP Shii attends Vietnamese New Year gathering
JCP Ichida attends Iran revolution day reception
Ogata meets with Spanish ambassador

2010 FEBRUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 16

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