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2010 OCTOBER 6 - OCTOBER 12

How can Japan host COP10 while promoting base construction?
The very existence of Okinawafs rich natural environment is now being threatened by the realignment of the U.S. forces stationed there. The Japanese governmentfs responsibility is called into question as the chair of the tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10).

US begs Japan for continuation of esympathy budgetf
The U.S. government is expressing its desire for an increase in the so-called gsympathy budgeth from Japan, warning beforehand against decreasing the gsympathy budgeth for the stationing of U.S. military in Japan.

Japan must assert its claim to the Senkaku Islands: JCP
The Japanese Communist Party on October 4 issued a statement entitled, gJapanfs possession of Senkaku Islands is legitimate based on history and international law - Japanese government must assert its legitimate rights to the islands.h


POLITICS
Almost all parties call for corporate tax cuts as part of eeconomic measuresf
Boost domestic demand to restore nationfs economy: Shii
BOJ again implements zero-interest rate
Asahi and Nikkei editorials stress need for boosting domestic demand


US FORCES
US F16 fighter jets dispatched from Misawa to Iraq
US begs Japan for continuation of esympathy budget' - Akahata editorial
Alliance of Subordination
Japan-US alliance and SDF -- Part III


LABOR
So-called emanagersf win unpaid overtime
JAL workers ask for JCPfs cooperation to block radical downsizing


SCANDAL
Opposition parties demand Ozawafs sworn testimony


TERRITORIAL ISSUE
Ichida: Senkaku should be settled by diplomatic means
Japan must assert its claim to the Senkaku Islands: JCP


ENVIRONMENT
How can Japan host COP10 while promoting base construction?
Environmental NGO calls for cancellation of Henoko reclamation


EDUCATION
Use Nobel Prize as turning point to strengthen support for universities - Akahata editorial (excerpts)


TOKYO
Tokyo intends to sell school facilities to France




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