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2010 SEPTEMBER 1 - SEPTEMBER 7

Both DPJ presidential candidates do not touch on peoplefs hardships
No major difference can be seen between the two presidential candidates of the Democratic Party of Japan, said Japanese Communist Party Dietmember Kokuta Keiji, over issues concerning livelihoods, the Futenma base, and political money scandals.

All parties in Tokyo must report details of political research grants
The Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly on August 31 published each political partyfs report on the FY 2009 policy research grants and receipts on how the money was used. Responding to the Japanese Communist Partyfs longstanding efforts, the assembly from this year requires all parties to attach receipts on their expenditures repaid by tax money.

Temps with help from union win overdue overtime
Three temp workers at the restaurant chain gSukiyah in Sendai City, with the help of a trade union, has made the parent company Zensho pay them for their overtime work.


POLITICS
All parties in Tokyo must report details of political research grants
Both DPJ presidencial candidates do not touch on peoplefs hardships
Cuts in proportional representation seats questioned by DPJ freshmen
Prefectural lawmakers use 96 million yen for overseas visits
Ginowan vice mayor decides to run for mayor
Both Kan and Ozawa cannot show how to overcome present recession: JCP Ichida


US FORCES
Bilateral report presents two options for new base runway in Henoko
Govft calls for SDF co-use of new US base
Okinawa pref. assembly protests US sex crime
Iwakuni residents protest against US military housing construction
Alliance of Subordination
Mechanism of US privileges -- Part VII


RIGHTS
Bar association demands restoration of ered purgef victimsf honor


LABOR
Koyo dismisses union leader, intends to break union
Temps with help from union win overdue overtime - Akahata editorial (excerpts)
11 trillion yen increase in large firmsf internal funds


AGRICULTURE
JCP lawmaker receives petition from agricultural co-op leaders


WELL-BEING
Number of children waiting to enter childcare centers reaches second highest


JCP
JCP protests against NHK excluding specific political parties from debate program
JCP Ichida attends Vietnam's National Day reception
Ichida attends Chinafs reception





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