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Japan business lobby used cash to push nuclear plants

In response to the business community's request, big political parties have promoted nuclear power generation in an attempt to receive more corporate donations.

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Japan's Communists repeatedly warned of nuclear power risks

The Japanese Communist Party has called on all successive governments to make a drastic change in the atomic energy administration and has opposed additional construction plans.

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Japanese Communists mobilize support for quake victims

Japan's Communist Party is making efforts to grasp the real on-the-ground situation of the quake and tsunami stricken areas and respond to disaster victims' demands.

World Notes: Italy, Japan, Pakistan – and more

International news clips regarding Italy, Yemen, Japan, Pakistan, Bolivia and Cuba.

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Libya and Japan grab Germany’s attention

Elections in an East German state were largely overshadowed by the news from Japan and, far more, from Libya.

World Notes: Israel, Philippines, Guatemala – and more

International news about Israel, Philippines, Guatemala, Native American women, Japan and the Cuban Five.

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World Notes: Cuba, Bangladesh and more

Cuba: Economic reforms apply to health care; Bangladesh: Textile workers launch massive strike; Costa Rica: Opposition protests U.S. troops; Spain: WikiLeaks reveals talks on AFRICOM hosting; Japan: Peace Conference centers on removal of foreign bases; Egypt: Defeated opposition takes to the streets

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Japan’s new prime minister vows strong economy - but for whom?

Prime Minister Kan Naoto in his first policy speech said he will pursue a "third way" on the economy, but it doesn't look like it.

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Okinawa election rally: U.S. base is not deterrent

Japan peace movement and voters continue to press against relocation of U.S. military base in Okinawa.

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Japan’s prime minister resigns over U.S. base on Okinawa

The prime minister of Japan resigns because of solid opposition throughout Japan to relocating a U.S. military base on Okinawa.

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