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 JCP urges government to take steps to solve shortage of doctors and financially improve hospitals (February 5, 2008)
 Government panel on ‘education reform’ presents final report to prime minister  (February 1, 2008)
 Ruling bloc withdraws stopgap bill; JCP plays leading role in safeguarding parliamentary democracy: Shii (January 31, 2008)
  Ruling bloc pushes stopgap bill to maintain higher gas tax rate (January 30, 2008)
 JCP opposes 2007 supplementary budget putting importance of military buildup over public needs (January 30, 2008)
 Stopgap bill shows ruling bloc’s lack of understanding of democracy[Editorial] (January 29, 2008)
 Stop subservience to U.S. in dealing with financial crisis[Editorial] ( January 27, 2008)
 JCP is No.1 in presenting signatures to Diet during its extraordinary session (January 26, 2008)
 No reason to raise consumption tax rate: JCP Sasaki (January 26, 2008)
 JCP Shii calls for local suffrage for permanent foreign residents ( January 25, 2008)
 JCP Ichida demands drastic increase in number of physicians (January 24, 2008)
 LDP and DPJ may still dream about forming coalition (January 24, 2008)
 JCP Shii proposes policies to address urgent economic issues (text of interpellation speech)  ( January 23, 2008)
 Japan’s policy of banning arms exports must be maintained[Editorial] (January 22, 2008)
 Ruling party Dietmembers sell fundraiser tickets to gas station operators’ association  (January 22, 2008)
 Okinawa governor requests central government to correct environmental impact assessment documents concerning new U.S. base construction (January 22, 2008)
 Government to spend huge amount of money on roads to shorten travel time by just few minutes (January 21, 2008)
 Supplementary budget to deal with oil price hikes gives priority to military (January 20, 2008)
 JCP Shii calls for aggressive Diet discussion to fundamentally critique LDP policies (January 19, 2008)
 Fukuda in policy speech calls for permanent law to deploy SDF abroad and imposition of consumption tax hikes (January 19, 2008)
 Iwakuni City’s important struggle against U.S. military realignment in Japan[Editorial] (January 18, 2008)
 DPJ’s bill on SDF overseas operations carried over to next Diet session (January 16, 2008)
 JCP Shii condemns ruling bloc for forcibly enacting anti-terrorism special measures law (January 12, 2008)
 Bill to relieve drug-induced hepatitis patients passed (January 12, 2008)
 Ruling coalition forcibly enacts MSDF dispatch law (January 12, 2008)
 JCP chair calls for political framework to serve the public, not U.S. or business circles (January 11, 2008)
 Upper House committee votes down anti-terrorism special measures bill (January 11, 2008)
 New anti-terrorism special measures bill must be scrapped: JCP Shii (January 11, 2008)
 Defense Minister Ishiba was dined by Mitsubishi: Akiyama (January 9, 2008)
 Government to open full-fledged discussion on permanent law to send SDF abroad (January 9, 2008)
 Osaka gubernatorial election focuses on fiscal crisis (January 8, 2008)
 LDP uses government subsidies as expenditure on firms under its control (January 1, 2008)
 All parties except JCP received total of 408 billion yen of tax money over 13 years (December 30, 2007)
 Fukuda Cabinet adopts FY 2008 draft budget (December 21 & 25, 2007)
 DPJ submits bill as counterproposal to government’s anti-terrorism special measures bill (December 22, 2007)
 Put an end to arms procurement at manipulated prices [Editorial] (December 22, 2007)
 JCP will make efforts for drastic revision of FY 2008 budget: Ichida (December 21, 2007)
 Parties other than JCP receive huge government subsidies  (December 21, 2007)
 Ex-top defense official rearrested for bribery of 3.6 million yen (December 19, 2007)
 Sticking to resumption of MSDF mission, ruling bloc forcibly extends Diet session (December 15, 2007)
 JCP exposes collusive relationships between Defense Ministry and problematic contractors (December 14, 2007)
 JCP expresses opposition to extension of Diet session to enact bill to resume SDF refueling mission (December 14, 2007)
 Ruling bloc adopts policy of increasing consumption tax rate in FY 2009 (December 14, 2007)
 1,600 in rally say ‘No!’ to resumption of MSDF refueling mission (December 13, 2007)
 JCP criticizes bill to revise Broadcast Law (December 13, 2007)
 Japan’s request for substantial ‘sympathy budget’ cut rejected by U.S. (December 13, 2007)
 Business circles push major parties for consumption tax hikes (December 12, 2007)
 LDP decides to extend Diet session again (December 11, 2007)
 JCP Shii: Japan should not obstruct U.S. removal of N. Korea from its list of countries sponsoring terrorism (December 6, 2007)
 Labor Ministry has neglected illegal corporate practice of not directly hiring temp workers (December 5, 2007)

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