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 Parents-doctors network calls for free medical service for children (February 25 & 26, 2016)
 JCP efforts contribute to lowering nursing-care costs of disaster victims (February 19, 2016)
 Expensive public health insurance premiums endanger people’s lives[Editorial] (February 14, 2016)
 Yamanashi Prefecture will provide free daycare services to families with two or more children (January 15, 2016)
 Gov’t should not cut schooling subsidies for needy children[Editorial] (October 23, 2015)
 Court: oldest child can go to daycare even while mother is on parental leave for 2nd child (October 2, 2015)
 JCP Tamura calls for improvement in welfare benefit system in order to encourage poor students to go to university (September 17, 2015)
 Majority of single-parent families living in poverty (July 16, 2015)
 More than 62% of families having difficulty making ends meet (July 3, 2015)
 12,800 elderly penalized for nonpayment of nursing-care insurance premiums (June 29, 2015)
 Mothers in Tokorozawa sue city gov’t for discriminatory childcare policy regarding child-rearing leave (June 26, 2015)
 Create policies in the public interest for ending declining birthrate[Editorial] (June 10, 2015)
 Cuts in pension benefits are unconstitutional: pensioners (May 30, 2015)
 JCP Hatano calls for more evening junior high schools (May 22, 2015)
 Meeting held for development of sports for disabled (May 17 & 18, 2015)
 Intractable disease patients express concern over revision of medical insurance system (May 15, 2015)
 56 died due to being too late to see doctor because of poverty (May 8, 2015)
 Number of hospital closures triples in five years (April 17, 2015)
 Stop penalizing municipalities for providing children’s free medical care: JCP Koike (April 15, 2015)
 JCP calls on gov’t to cancel plan to slash housing assistance for households on welfare (April 8&9, 2015)
 Debts of freshmen in private universities hit record high (April 4, 2015)
 Hakodate City will cut national health insurance premiums by 5,400 yen per person (March 19, 2015)
 Disabled’s application for pension benefits unfairly dismissed due to doctor shortages (March 16, 2015)
 90% of disaster evacuees calling for reinstatement of free medical program (March 12, 2015)
 JCP Shimizu: plan to pay welfare benefits with prepaid cards only benefits credit card companies (March 11, 2015)
 570K signatures requesting more housing aid for 3/11 victims submitted (February 13, 2015)
 Gov’t policy to confine dementia patients in hospitals provokes public anger (February 11, 2015)
 Introduction of small-sized classes shows remarkable results in Yamagata (February 10, 2015)
 People on welfare protest planned slashes in welfare benefits (January 9, 2015)
 Democratic medical organizations call for increase in compensation for nursing-care facility operators (January 9, 2015)
 Half of special nursing-care homes in Tokyo are shorthanded (January 7, 2015)
 Elderly with disabilities call on state for better care services (November 26, 2014)
 Pushed by civic group, state urges local gov’ts to reduce public housing rents for the needy (November 21, 2014)
 Childcare workers demand that state improve public childcare system (November 5, 2014)
 Doctors sound alarm on shortage of obstetricians in 9 prefs (October 26, 2014)
 Finance ministry proposes ending promotion of small class sizes for public schools (October 26, 2014)
 3,200 workers rally in protest against cuts in social services (October 24, 2014)
 155K signatures opposing pension cuts submitted to gov’t (October 18, 2014)
 PM Abe’s inconsistent policy on child poverty (October 13, 2014)
 JCP issues proposal calling for improvement in scholarship program (October 8, 2014)
 Gov’t should take measures to handle responsibly people with dementia[Editorial] (September 26, 2014)
 Japan’s low education budget places financial burdens on students[Editorial] (September 17, 2014)
 Many children still on waiting lists for authorized daycare centers (September 13, 2014)
 Gov’t insists on people’s self-help self-care efforts (September 10, 2014)
 Local JCP contributes to expanding free medical service for children (September 3, 2014)
 Child poverty program is most pressing task in Japan[Editorial] (September 2, 2014)
 State should fulfill its own responsibility of promoting health and longevity[Editorial] (August 19, 2014)
 Meeting held in Osaka to defend welfare recipients’ right to live (August 13, 2014)
 Welfare recipients receive less benefits (August 4, 2014)
 Crowded after school day-care facilities may threaten children’s safety (August 2, 2014)

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