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2010 JULY 28 - AUGUST 10

PM Kan in Hiroshima: Nuclear deterrence is necessity
Hiroshima City Mayor Akiba Tadatoshi, in the Peace Declaration he read out at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial ceremony on August 6, demanded that the government gabandon holding to the U.S. nuclear umbrella.h However, Prime Minister Kan Naotofs reply was that gnuclear deterrence is a necessity,h and anger at this statement is increasing among many Hiroshima citizens including the Hibakusha (A-bomb victims).

2010 World Conference against A and H Bombs - Hiroshima Held
The 2010 World Conference against A and H Bombs -- Hiroshima was held from August 4 - 6 in Hiroshima City. The opening plenary on August 4 was attended by 7,400 delegates from grass-roots organizations all over Japan. In light of the result of the 2010 NPT Review Conference, participants expressed their conviction that the elimination of nuclear weapons has become a realistic goal and expressed the determination to further develop the grass-roots campaigns.

Shii comments on what JCP must learn from Upper House election
The Japanese Communist Party held a lecture meeting on August 3 in Tokyo to commemorate the 88th anniversary of the partyfs founding. JCP Chair Shii Kazuo stated that the JCP has much to learn from the House of Councilors election in July.



POLITICS

Koike talks with Tokyo University president regarding budget cuts
10% cut in national university budget - Akahata editorial (excerpts)
Please do not cut university budget: student unions
JCP Ichida points to danger of DPJ-LDP grand coalition over consumption tax hike
PM calls for cuts in Diet seats before year ends


US FORCES
US wants additional sympathy budget
High court rules Futenma base is dangerous
JCP: 13.4 billion yen esympathy budgetf to build golf course for U.S. forces must not be allowed
U.S. marine arrested for indecent assault
Naha City Assembly protests at indecent assault by a U.S. marine

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


SDF
Ex-female SDF member wins redress for on-base sexual assault


ABOLITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
PM Kan in Hiroshima: Nuclear deterrence is necessity
Kan repeats the need for gnuclear deterrenceh in Nagasaki, ignoring Hibakushafs protest

2010 World Conference
International Meeting calls for immediate start of negotiations for nuclear weapons convention
International Meeting Declaration
JCP Ogata speaks at International Meeting
2010 World Conference against A and H Bombs - Hiroshima Held
65th anniversary of A-bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: concrete actions for nuclear weapons abolition are needed - Akahata editorial


LABOR
Child counseling workers cannot respond to rise in cases
Medical workersf union holds its regular convention
Drastic increase in minimum wage will contribute to economic recovery: Zenroren
Unemployment rate for young people reaches 11.1% in June, the worst in history
Only 2.7 % of consumer advisers nationwide are full-timers


RIGHTS
Case against JCP supporter for putting up election poster dropped


JCP
Shii comments on what JCP must learn from Upper House election
Fuwa meets with CPC delegation

 


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