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2018 August 15 - 21 [JCP]

Half of petition signatures submitted to Diet from JCP

August 20, 2018

During the 196th ordinary session of the Diet (January-July 2018), more than 13 million petition signatures were submitted to the Diet via the Japanese Communist Party.

A total of 28 million signatures were delivered to the Diet in the six-month session. The JCP helped with the submission of 48% of the total. This is the highest percentage among all political parties, with 23% introduced by the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and 13% by the Liberal Democratic Party.

The 13 million signatures were collected in various campaigns that reflect people’s demand for the realization of a government that works to protect peace, the Constitution, human rights, and people’s livelihood.

The 13 million signatures included signatures calling for blocking Abe’s move to revise the Constitution, a raise in the government subsidies for private schools, and an increase in the number of childcare workers and their wages.

Past related articles:
> JCP ranks first in delivering petition signatures to Diet [June 17, 2016]
> 14.3 million petition signatures delivered to Diet via JCP [August 10, 2014]
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