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JCP CC 4th Plenum: ‘Two-party’ system is facing a collapse

The course of successive DPJ governments shows that the “two-party” system is facing a collapse, and a new situation is emerging, which increases the possibility that people become aware of the real point of contention existing between the DPJ-LDP-Komei and the JCP, Chair Shii Kazuo explained in his report to the Plenum.

UN calls on Japan to eliminate discriminatory provisions against women from civil code

The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) recently made a recommendation that Japan should revise its Civil Code within one year so that women can decide whether to keep their original surname after marriage.

Toyota Motor president’s tax burden is lighter than Warren Buffett’s

Toyota President Toyoda’s income tax was 16.1% of his annual income, which was lower than that of Buffett’s 17.4%. The rate of tax to average annual income of Toyota’s regular employees is 16.6%, which is still greater than that for Toyoda.

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