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2010 NOVEMBER 2 - NOVEMBER 9

A base-free Okinawa can achieve self-sustained economy
JCP representative Akamine Seiken at a Lower House Budget Committee meeting on November 1 stated that the return of all U.S. bases in Okinawa will bring about economic benefits of 915.6 billion yen to Okinawa and demanded that the government make efforts to get these U.S. base sites back to Japan.

Akahata Festival determined to achieve JCP progress in 2011 local elections
More than 100,000 people from across the nation took part in the Japanese Communist Partyfs 40th Akahata Festival held for the first time in four years on November 6-7 in Tokyo, and enjoyed its political, entertainment, cultural, and sports programs.

Historical record of Japan-Russia territorial question
The JCP, since it published a statement on the Chishima Islands in 1969, has called for the return of the islands as well as Habomai and Shikotan islands to Japan. Its Program states that Japan should g[s]eek to achieve the return to Japan of the Chishima (Kurile) Islands as well as the Habomai Islands and Shikotan Island, which are historically part of Japan.h This is a reasonable claim based on the historical record.



POLITICS
Government constructs large-scale SDF facility in Djibouti
Ozawa must respond to allegations against him in Diet: Shii
Government shelves policy to halt Yanba Dam construction
Govft wants to use leaked Senkaku footage to restrict public right to know



OKINAWA
A base-free Okinawa can achieve self-sustained economy
Nago City mayor inspects marine ecosystems



US FORCES
Alliance of Subordination
Japan-US alliance and SDF -- Part VII



LABOR
87 JAL pilots file lawsuit protesting forcible retirement



ECONOMY
Sterile race for cheaper currencies must end - Akahata editorial (excerpts)



AGRICULTURE
All town and village heads oppose TPP
Hokkaido assembly unanimously proclaims opposition to Japanfs entry into TPP



TERRITORIAL ISSUE
Shii protests Russian presidentfs visit to Chishima which goes against fair solution to territorial issue
Shiifs statement on the Russian Presidentfs visit to the Chishima Islands
Historical record of Japan-Russia territorial question
JCP Hokkaido committee protests against Russian leaderfs visit to Kunashiri



JCP
Shii sends congratulatory message to Brazilian President Rousseff
Akahata Festival determined to achieve JCP progress in 2011 local elections
Shii at Akahata Festival stresses the importance of logic, freedom, and human rights
JCP holds theoretical exchange with Communist Party of Vietnam


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