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FY2010 budget approved failing to respond to voters demands
The FY 2010 budget was passed through the Diet by the ruling parties. Japanese Communist Party representative Daimon Mikishi stated, gIn the House of Representatives general election last summer, voters called for a drastic change from the estructural reformf policy, which has increased poverty and social gaps. However, the new governmentfs budget proposal fails to respond to their demands.h

All parties in Okinawa unite for a successful rally against relocation of U.S. Futenma base within the prefecture
Members of all parties of the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly on March 25 held a meeting to confirm their resolve to work for a success of the local peoplefs rally scheduled for April 25.

Court makes significant decision in regard to suppression of citizensf right to political activities
The Tokyo High Court reversed a lower court decision and acquitted government agency employee Horikoshi Akio of the National Public Service Law for distributing Japanese Communist Party fliers. This is a significant court decision showing that there are no reasonable grounds to prohibit public servants from taking part in political activities on their own time.


POLITICS
FY2010 budget approved


U.S. FORCES
U.S. soldier arrested for drunken driving and hit-and-run
All parties in Okinawa unite for a successful rally against relocation of U.S. Futenma base within the prefecture
U.S. returns air control over Okinawa to Japan
Alliance of Subordination
50 years of Japan-U.S. Alliance - Illusion of eequalityf - Part VI


LABOR
Subcontracted construction workers call for higher wages
Game maker Sega will cut extra pay for overtime


RIGHTS
eRed purgef lawsuit seeks state responsibility for sweep of communists
Tokyo High Court overturns conviction for flyer distribution
Court makes significant decision in regard to suppression of citizensf right to political activities - Akahata editorial


WELL-BEING
State agrees to abolish controversial disabled person self-support law
Number of children waiting to enter child-care centers reaches record-high


AGRICULTURE
Ichida in local assembly calls for restoration of agriculture
90% of imported foods still not inspected


ENVIRONMENT
44 firms emit half of greenhouse gases in Japan


TOKYO
DPJ in Tokyo again breaks election promise


JCP
Shii talks with Egyptian and Brazilian ambassadors
Ichida attends Bangladesh independence day reception

2010 MARCH 24 - MARCH 30

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