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PM should follow pro-ball players’ attitude of defiance toward US

A Japanese professional baseball players’ union announced a “painful” decision that members of the association will boycott the 3rd World Baseball Classic (WBC), if it takes place under the current pro-U.S. operation policy. Japan won both the first and second tournaments, so what is the reason for the decision?

Diet surrounded by 200,000 protesters against restart of NPPs

“Stop the restart!” “Decommission all nuclear power plants!” Voices of 200,000 citizens enveloped the Diet building on Sunday night, July 29. The crowd of protesters overflowed the sidewalks and flooded all six lanes in front of the main gate of the building.

Shii visits US embassy to demand cancellation of Osprey deployment

Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo on July 26 met with U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Kurt Tong to protest that the U.S. military forcibly brought the tilt-rotor aircraft Ospreys to Yamaguchi in defiance of public opposition, and urged him to cancel the plan to deploy the defective aircraft to Japan.

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