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JCP Vice Chair Tamura on web radio: JCP will stick to opposition parties’ collaboration in July Upper House election

January 3, 2022
Japanese Communist Party Vice Chair Tamura Tomoko on a political talk show streamed on January 1 on internet radio expressed her determination to stand firm in promoting the continuation of the joint struggles of opposition parties in this coming summer’s House of Councilors election.

Regarding an unjust claim that opposition parties’ cooperation in the last general election helped lead to failure, Tamura said, “Without opposition parties’ unified efforts, the election results would have been disastrous.”

Looking back on the October general election, Tamura noted that the opposition forces, including the JCP, had to enter the election campaign only one month after they agreed on common policies, which caused difficulties in increasing voters support for joint candidates and common policies. She said, “Lessons learned from the general election teach us that in order to change the government, we have to fight an uphill battle. So, I want to discuss with other opposition parties in a forward-looking manner regarding how to develop opposition parties’ joint struggles into more effective ones in future elections.” Indicating that it is important for opposition parties to work side by side in election campaigns, Tamura said that a failure of opposition parties’ collaboration will please Liberal Democratic Party lawmakers who oppose a selective dual surname system and those who promote nuclear power generation and the construction of new coal-fired power plants.

Tamura showed her enthusiasm for opposition parties’ joint efforts that prove that a change of government will be a driving force for boosting Japan’s economy. She also expressed her determination to bring down the dangerous Kishida government which is pushing for constitutional revision and for Japan to possess the capability to attack enemy bases.

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