Japan Press Weekly
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2010 JUNE 2 - JUNE 8

Political distortion remains under new PM: Shii
JCP Chair Shii Kazuo stated on June 4 that the two major political issues will not be erased just because the government head has changed, referring to the issues of the U.S. Futenma base in Okinawa and DPJ membersf plutocratic scandals.

Rally held for Iju victory in Okinawa
gMy victory will be the best way to show both the Japanese and the U.S. governments our strong resistance and opposition to their plan regarding the Futenma base relocation,h said Upper House election candidate Iju Tadayuki, calling for the unconditional return of the U.S. Futenma base.

All remains of wartime Korean forced laborers must be returned
The investigation of the remains of Koreans who were forcibly brought to Japan for forced labor during World War II shows no signs of progress. For the Japanese government, the need now is to make clear the reasons behind the delay in taking action and to do its utmost to immediately return the deceased Koreansf remains to their families.


POLITICS
Hatoyama steps down as prime minister
DPJ subservience to US and business world underlies PM resignation
Time to create politics that represents the public interests
New PM Kan intends to carry out Japan-US agreement while sweeping money scandals under the rug
Political distortion remains under new PM: Shii
Your Party Watanabe received 500 million yen in corporate donations while calling for their ban
Diet session must not be extended for passage of postal-related bills: Shii
SDP Tsujimoto suggests consumption tax hike


OKINAWA
Mayor: Nago City rejects new base no matter who the PM is
Rally held for Iju victory in Okinawa
Naha assembly calls for bilateral agreement on Futenma relocation to be scrapped
Shii talks with Okinawafs municipal heads on Futenma base issue


US FORCES
Another financial burden to be borne by Japan discovered over US military relocation to Guam
US Marines use white phosphorus shells at Yausubetsu
50 years of Japan-U.S. Alliance
SOFA, the Darkness - Part IV


WELL-BEING
Mothers hold day of action calling for more childcare centers
Government appeals against ruling in asbestos exposure case
JCP calls for a hike in state funding for universities


MIDDLE EAST
Israeli attack on relief ships runs counter to global calls for peace - Akahata editorial (excerpts)


WARTIME ISSUE
All remains of wartime Korean forced laborers must be returned - Akahata editorial


JCP
Ogata talks with Iranian Embassy counsellor
JCP talks with Japanese bar association officials
JCP and JOC talk about enhancement of competitiveness of athletes

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