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Cablegate: Japanese Morning Press Highlights 06/05/08

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SUBJECT: JAPANESE MORNING PRESS HIGHLIGHTS 06/05/08


Index:

1) Top headlines
2) Editorials
3) Prime Minister's daily schedule (Nikkei)

Obama clinches Democratic nomination:
4) Asian and U.S.-Japan alliance policy stances of presidential
candidates Obama, McCain contrasted (Nikkei)
5) Japanese government does not see much change in U.S. policy of
placing importance on Japan relations if Obama elected (Nikkei)

Security and defense affairs:
6) Government sending survey team to Afghanistan to look into
beefing up reconstruction assistance, including possible dispatch of
GSDF troops (Mainichi)
7) Political motives overtake contents in debate over proposed
standing law for dispatches of SDF overseas (Asahi)
8) Chief Cabinet Secretary Machimura: No secret agreement with U.S.
on a North Korea contingency (Asahi)

9) Machimura: Sanctions against North Korea could be eased if there
is progress on the nuclear front (Akahata)

Political agenda:
10) Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) plans to file a censure motion
against Prime Minister Fukuda next week in the Upper House (Asahi)
11) Why is the DPJ now planning to file a censure motion just before
the Diet closes? (Tokyo Shimbun)
12) Prime Minister Fukuda inclined to call for an early convening of
the next extraordinary Diet session (Nikkei)
13) Gist of Prime Minister Fukuda's round table with journalists in
Rome (Nikkei)
14) Social security issue in the Diet will reach a climax this month
(Mainichi)
15) LDP survey shows 80 PERCENT of local government heads support
for the current medical system for the elderly, despite the bad
publicity (Tokyo Shimbun)
16) Medical system for the elderly: Study shows burden grows the
lower the income of the pensioner (Asahi)
17) Former LDP Secretary General Takebe expects Fukuda to shuffle
cabinet soon after the Hokkaido Toyako Summit (Tokyo Shimbun)
18) Okinawa assembly election dominated by medical-services and
Futenma relocation issues (Yomiuri)
19) Hidenao Nakagawa forming new study group of 33 lawmakers
(Asahi)

20) Japan's declining population continues unabated (Mainichi)

Articles:

1) TOP HEADLINES

Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei, and Tokyo Shimbun:
Nationality Law ruled unconstitutional; Supreme Court recognizes
Japanese nationality for 10 children born to unwed Filipinas;

Nikkei:
Rising wages in emerging economies force Japanese firms to
reorganize overseas production

Akahata:

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Four opposition parties call for early abolition of healthcare
system for elderly

2) EDITORIALS

Asahi:
(1) Presidential candidate Obama: To what extent will U.S. change?
(2) Supreme Court's decision saves out-of-wedlock children

Mainichi:
(1) Supreme

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