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JCP increases its seats to 21 from 8 seats in general election

In the House of Representatives general election held on December 14, the Japanese Communist Party increased its number of seats to 21 from its pre-election strength of eight. The JCP won a single-seat constituency in Okinawa where the party staged its fight in collaboration with all anti-U.S. military base forces. Okinawans defeated all Liberal Democratic Party candidates who supported the base construction and ran for the single-seat constituencies in the prefecture.

Citizens renew determination to repeal State Secrecy Law on 1st anniversary of its enactment

Various protest actions took place across the country on the first anniversary of the enactment of the State Secrecy Law.

Okinawans angry at outgoing governor’s approval of landfill project at Henoko

The outgoing Okinawa governor approved two out of four applications regarding the ongoing reclamation project at Henoko for a new U.S. base, contributing to facilitating the landfill work.

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