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2010 MARCH 31 - APRIL 6

Fuwa reveals two more U.S. diplomatic documents on secret nuclear pacts
Japanese Communist Party former Chair Fuwa Tetsuzo revealed two U.S. declassified documents as evidence to show that the Japanese government had agreed on a bilateral secret agreement allowing the U.S. to bring nuclear weapons into Japan without prior consultation. 

LDP spin-off groups represent old LDP political world
Moves within the ex-ruling Liberal Democratic Party for some influential members to leave the party to establish a new party are taking place one after another.

Hatoyama administration promotes liberalization of agricultural imports
The Democratic Party of Japan-led Hatoyama government is enthusiastic about creating trade rules to promote the further liberalization of agricultural imports. The Japan-U.S. FTA negotiations have not yet started but once the two countries reach an agreement, Japanese agriculture will suffer catastrophic damage. The Japan-Australia FTA negotiations are currently underway.



POLITICS
LDP stalwart resigns after exposure of his vote fraud in Upper House
LDP spin-off groups represent old LDP political world
Komei shows no reflection over deteriorating nursing-care conditions
When will DPJ fulfill its promise to ban corporate political donations?



SECRET PACTS
Fuwa reveals two more U.S. diplomatic documents on secret nuclear pacts
Ex-PM Nakasone: I lied about nuclear secret pact
Government admits eRecord of Discussionf is secret nuclear agreement



U.S. FORCES
Small island residents oppose U.S. base construction
Govft plan on Futenma relocation is worst option: JCP Shii
U.S. soldiers commit annual average of 19 felonies in Japan
JCP promises Uruma citizens cooperation in struggle against government plan to construct new U.S. base
Alliance of Subordination
50 years of Japan-U.S. Alliance - Illusion of eequalityf - Part VII



LABOR
JAL again cuts CAs



WELL-BEING
Extra welfare benefits to single-mother families continue
Healthcare insurance premiums for elderly increased



AGRICULTURE
Government seeks 50% increase in self-sufficiency rate while promoting liberalization of agricultural imports
Hatoyama administration promotes liberalization of agricultural imports



ENVIRONMENT
Govft promotes N-power generation on environmental grounds



JCP
JCP Vice Chair Ogata meets with Nepalese minister
Ichida meets with Vietnamese labor union leaders
JCP Ogata attends Arab-Japan Week 2010 opening ceremony

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