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4,600 young workers hold rally for jobs with dignity

About 4,600 young people took part in a national rally in central Tokyo in protest against increasing poverty among youth and harsh corporate treatment of young workers. The area resounded with participants’ calls for labor rules to be established to ensure that young workers can work with dignity.

Government approves the plan to reduce 750 billion yen in medical costs

Based on the adverse medical reform that the Liberal Democratic and Komei parties railroaded through the Diet in 2006, the Health, Labor, and Welfare Ministry announced a plan to hold down medical costs through cuts in the number of hospital beds and enforcing shorter hospital stays.

Shii criticizes Aso’s policy speech and calls for drastic changes in policies

While the opposition Democratic Party and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party are engaging in a blame game apparently with a general election in mind, Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo made use of his question time in the House of Representatives to call for drastic changes that will create policies that put people first.


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