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The main issue this year is substance of political change

‘We will achieve a JCP advance without fail in Upper House election’ The following is the translation of the speech by Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo at the New Year Assembly held on January 4 at the JCP head office:

Child-rearing allowance extended to fathers with dependent children

The Hatoyama Cabinet has decided to include male-headed single-parent households as eligible recipients of the child-rearing allowance starting in August of next year.

High court rules 2009 general election unconstitutional

The Osaka High Court has ruled that now that the disparity in the value of votes cast in single-seat constituencies in the August 2009 House of Representatives election reached 2.3-to-1, the election was unconstitutional.

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