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Nuclear power has no understanding of Hibakusha’s pain

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) apologized to the Japanese Embassy in Britain for having laughed at the late Yamaguchi Tsutomu, a survivor of the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on a major comic quiz program.

146 JAL workers file suit against their dismissals

One hundred and forty-six ex-Japan Airlines workers on January 19 filed a lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court for reinstatement to their jobs. The plaintiffs include 74 pilots and 72 cabin attendants, amounting to 88% of the 165 workers who were dismissed as of December 31, 2010 without the company satisfying the four requirements for legitimate dismissals.

Why can’t they summon Ozawa for testimony?

Prime Minister Kan Naoto and the Democratic Party of Japan leadership still cling to a hearing in the Lower House Deliberative Council on Political Ethics over DPJ Ozawa Ichiro’s alleged corruption. The ex-DPJ head will reportedly be indicted for violating the Political Funds Control Law sometime soon. However, the council has no legal binding power to have Ozawa appear and cannot even accuse him of making false statements even if he does. Will the DPJ be able to bring him to account for his money-for-policies scandals?


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