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2010 JULY 14 - JULY 20

Gensuikyo receives message from NPT Review Conference President
Japan Council against A & H Bombs (Japan Gensuikyo) on July 13 received a message from Libran Cabactulan, permanent representative of the Philippines at the United Nations, that expressed his hope for a success in the 2010 World Conference against A & H Bombs.

Is an SDF base at Djibouti only option against piracy?
The government decided to prolong for another year the period of operations of the Self-Defense Forces off Somalia based on the law to counter piracy. The government is also building an SDF base in neighboring Djibouti at the cost of four billion yen. The construction of the base is aimed at extending the anti-piracy operations of the SDF and showing off Japanfs military strength abroad.
 


POLITICS
Donft cut Diet seats - cut govft subsidies to political parties!


US FORCES
50 years of Japan-U.S. Alliance
Mechanism of US privileges - Part I


SDF
DPJ government decides to extend SDF dispatch to Somalia for another year
Is an SDF base at Djibouti only option against piracy? - Akahata editorial


OKINAWA
Govft must listen to Okinawafs urgent demand - Akahata editorial (excerpts)


ECONOMY
Keidanren calls for easing of arms embargo
Kan govft agrees with IMF call to raise consumption tax to 22 %


UPPER HOUSE ELECTION
Voters express eNo!f to a tax hike


WORLD CONFERENCE
Gensuikyo receives message from NPT Review Conference President


SCANDAL
Citizensf panel calls on prosecutor to indict Ozawa


LABOR
Workers call for 1,000 yen or more in minimum wage
7 million Japanese could possibly die from overwork


RIGHTS
JCP supporter arrested for putting up election poster


JCP
88-year JCP seeks people-based future - Akahata editorial (excerpts)
Eradicating poverty is top priority: JCP Ogata at ICAPP



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