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All 5 JCP candidates win in Kami City Assembly election in Kochi Pref.

All five Japanese Communist Party candidates won in the Kami City Assembly election in Kochi Prefecture. Since the general election in late October of last year, JCP candidates have won all the seats they contested in local elections in the prefecture.

About 60% of fixed-term contract workers in municipalities work under ‘working poor’ conditions: Union survey

A Jichiroren survey showed that nearly 60% of municipal workers with fixed-term employment contracts are in the “working poor” category because they have an annual income of less than two million yen.

4K citizens rally to oppose ex-PM Abe’s ‘state funeral’

Holding placards that read, “Cancel the state funeral!” and “Don’t force on the general public the need to express condolences over Abe’s death!”, 4,000 citizens assembled in front of the main gate of the Diet building.


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