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JA 12 – June 2008

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Summary

– CLOSE UP ON THE NEWS – 

Japan-China relations warmer still

The government manages to push through the Diet a series of tax laws

A limited reform of the civil service

– POINTS OF NEWS – 

Hatoyama Yûkio, “Behind the scenes of the Heads of BoJ nomination”, Chûôkôron (interview)

Yamauchi Masayuki, “Japanese diplomacy and the rising interest in Midde-East studies”, Chûôkôron

Kajimura Taichirô, “For a real and fair historical awareness”, Sekai

Ishiyama Hisao, Hozumi Takeshi, Tawara Yoshifumi, “Historical issues and courts”, Sekai

Yosano Kaoru, Maehara Seiji, “Are the LDP and the Democratic party very different?”, interview of Tahara Sôichirô, Chûôkôron

by Guibourg Delamotte