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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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Myth of auto-giant Toyota

Behind the recall is the "maximum rate of profit" law of capitalist production, Japan's Akahata newspaper exposes.

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Japan public opinion prevented hasty settlement of Futenma

The ruling Democratic Party of Japan is in disarray over the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Okinawa.

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Japan’s voters sweep out ruling party

The Japanese Communist Party maintained its nine seats in the Diet after the historic elections Aug. 30 that swept the Liberal Democratic Party from power. For a half a century the LDP has ruled Japan.

Japan elections: JCP as 'constructive opposition party' gains support

At a news conference on August 24 in Nagano City, Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo made the following comments at the present stage of the election campaign:

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