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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.


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 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

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

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

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

Case against JCP supporter for putting up election poster dropped

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


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