Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo on January 27 called on the Cabinet of Prime Minister Kan Naoto to enact better labor rules, improve social welfare programs, and establish fair trade rules.
U.S. President Barack Obama in the 2011 State of the Union address vowed to secure domestic employment by expanding its exports. This proposal is deeply related to Japan’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact which the Japanese government is now trying to achieve.
The Democratic Party of Japan has begun to move toward reviewing its Manifesto which the party publicly promised during the 2009 general election campaign. The move suggests that the DPJ is to surrender to the business circles and the United States.