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2010 DECEMBER 8 - DECEMBER 14

COP 16 reveals Japanfs isolation

The first commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol is from 2008 to 2012. Japan, the host nation of the COP 3 at which the Kyoto Protocol was adopted, expressed at the beginning of the COP16 opposition to setting the second commitment period under any conditions. This has caused more confusion in the difficult negotiations than anything else.

Chinese government should adopt stance reflecting point reached in international recognition of human rights: JCP

The Chinese government refused to allow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo and his family members to go to Oslo to attend the Nobel Prize award ceremony held on December 10. Furthermore, it requested other nations to not send their delegates to the ceremony. As a result, how the Chinese government deals with human rights issues has again attracted international attention.

JALfs forcible dismissal violates ILO conventions

Pilots and cabin attendants of Japan Airlines (JAL) on December 10 requested the International Labor Organization (ILO) to urge the Japanese government to investigate JALfs dismissal plan and instruct the company to redress the situation.


POLITICS
DPJ seeking reunion with SDP
Govft must stop using social welfare as excuse to increase consumption tax rate - Akahata editorial (excerpts)
Another court rules vote value is unequal
DPJ seeks a single-seat-constituency-only system


US FORCES
Alliance of Subordination
Where is Japan-US alliance heading? ? Part IV


SDF
SDF and US forces hold largest-ever joint military exercise


PEACE
69th anniversary of the start of the Pacific War
Japanfs war compensation remains unresolved
Japan abstains from voting on UN resolutions abolishing nuclear weapons - Akahata editorial (excerpts)
Governments reply to Gensuikyofs eLetter from Nagasakif


WELL BEING
Hepatitis B patients ask JCP for cooperation for all-out settlement within 2010


LABOR
Unions file claim with Tokyo labor office against JALfs unfair labor practices
JAL names 202 crewmembers to be fired
Contract workers urge Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ to fulfill corporate social responsibility
JALfs forcible dismissal violates ILO conventions


ENVIRONMENT
COP 16 reveals Japanfs isolation


TOKYO
Publishers oppose Tokyofs proposed censorship of expression
Major publishers to boycott Tokyo anime fair to object restrictions on expression


JCP
JCP starts one-year course on JCP Program and scientific socialism
Chinese government should adopt stance reflecting point reached in international recognition of human rights: JCP




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