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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.
Japan peace movement and voters continue to press against relocation of U.S. military base in Okinawa.
The prime minister of Japan resigns because of solid opposition throughout Japan to relocating a U.S. military base on Okinawa.
Behind the recall is the "maximum rate of profit" law of capitalist production, Japan's Akahata newspaper exposes.
The ruling Democratic Party of Japan is in disarray over the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Okinawa.
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.
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: