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2013 September 18 - 24 [YOUTH]

DYLJ 3rd CC calls for expanding membership

September 19-21, 2013
The Democratic Youth League of Japan (DYLJ) held its 3rd central committee meeting from September 18 to September 20 in Tokyo, resolving to make all-out efforts to achieve a significant increase in membership by its national congress scheduled for November.

On the first day, DYLJ Chair Tanaka Yu noted in his speech that the youth league’s aggressive efforts in this summer’s Upper House election campaign helped bring about a major advance of the Japanese Communist Party. He stressed the need to develop the organization into an even bigger and more effective one in order to open the way for the creation of a new Japan.

The chair also called on participants to work hard to achieve a success of the National Youth Rally 2013 that will be held on October 20 in Tokyo. Referring to the fact that the youth rally, which commenced in 2003, has contributed to raising social awareness in regard to young people’s unemployment and poverty issues, Tanaka said, “Let’s make a strong impact on society by getting together as many people as possible.”

In the second day’s discussion, a representative of the Tokyo delegation said that the Tokyo metropolitan committee has set a goal to collect voices from 1,500 people in its survey on youth’s working conditions and 3,000 signatures requesting the Tokyo government to introduce a rent subsidy program by the time the rally takes place. Another participant from Aomori Prefecture, whose branch has been getting new members for 21 months in a row, stated, “To create a strong organization representing the interests of youth will help realize their wishes.”

The central committee meeting on the last day unanimously adopted a draft resolution to be submitted to the 37th DYLJ National Congress.
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