Japanese Communist Party representative Kasai Akira in the Diet demanded that the Peruvian indigenous people’s rights be protected regarding a Japan-Peru investment agreement.
While dismissing a large number of fixed-term contract workers a year ago, Toyota Motor Corporation, has resumed recruiting new fixed-term contract workers under the pretext of increasing production of eco cars, but has failed to specify contract terms in violation of the Labor Contract Act.
Tokyo prosecutors on February 4 indicted three aides of Democratic Party of Japan Secretary General Ozawa Ichiro for violating the Political Funds Control Law with the use of the alleged 400 million yen of funds for land purchase by Rikuzankai, Ozawa’s political fund-managing organization, while dropping the case against Ozawa himself.
Thanks to the government’s system of corporate tax exemptions, Japan’s largest companies pay only around 30 percent in corporate taxes, much lower than the legal rate of 40 percent, Akahata revealed.
Even if 80 proportional representation seats are eliminated from the present number of 180 seats in the House of Representatives, it will have no effect on saving tax money. However, critical positions and public opinion will be effectively shut out from the Diet.
Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo on July 2 criticized the government push to cut the number of proportional representation seats in the Lower House as a thinly disguised attempt to clear the way to establish in essence a one-party regime.