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JCP Dietmember speaks on behalf of Okinawans over the Guam agreement

Okinawans are opposed to the Guam Agreement mainly because it states that the U.S. will return to Japan Okinawan land to the south of the U.S. Kadena Air Force Base only on condition that a new U.S. base would be constructed and that Japan will pay the costs for relocating a part of the Okinawa-based U.S. Marine Corps to Guam.

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Stop ‘anti-piracy’ bill that will pave the way for passage of permanent law to send SDF abroad

The Japanese Diet has begun discussing an “anti-piracy” bill that will allow the Maritime Self-Defense Force on its anti-piracy mission in waters off Somalia to protect foreign vessels and use weapons when considered necessary. The bill can pave the way for a permanent law to send SDF units abroad as called for by the Liberal Democratic and Democratic parties.

LDP factions are busy collecting funds from corporations and paying little attention to collapse of job market

Many Liberal Democratic Party factions held their fundraisers in the first half of April to collect funds in preparation for the House of Representatives general election, just as large corporations were dismissing many temporary workers or unilaterally terminating their contracts.

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