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Cablegate: Daily Summary of Japanese Press 06/06/08

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SUBJECT: DAILY SUMMARY OF JAPANESE PRESS 06/06/08


INDEX:

(1) Fate of uncontroversial bills uncertain (Nikkei)

(2) DPJ to submit censure motion against Fukuda next week, giving
priority to playing up presence (Nikkei)

(3) U.S. shrewdly sets stage for Japan to export its imported rice,
perhaps aiming to make Fukuda feel obligated to it (Tokyo Shimbun)

(4) Georgetown University Prof. Robert Sutter describes America's
Japan policy and China policy as asymmetric, says, "Past U.S.
administrations have attached importance to Japan" (Sankei)

(5) Plan to send fact-finding team to Afghanistan reflects Kantei's
over-eagerness (Tokyo Shimbun)

(6) Proportion of overseas sales of Japanese manufacturers moving
toward 50 PERCENT , marking 45 PERCENT in 2007; Domestic
demand-driven companies surge in sales (Nikkei)

(7) Naha District Court gives prison sentences to two U.S. service
members for robbing taxi driver in Okinawa City (Okinawa Times)

(8) F-15 makes emergency landing on Kadena Air Base (Okinawa Times)

(9) Okinawa Police Station sends papers to prosecutors on wife of
U.S. service member on suspicion of smuggling marijuana into Japan
(Okinawa Times)

ARTICLES:

(1) Fate of uncontroversial bills uncertain

NIKKEI (Page 2) (Full)
June 6, 2008

Since the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has
decided to summit a censure motion against Prime Minister Yasuo
Fukuda to the House of Councillors, the fate of bills that were
expected to be passed into law during the current regular Diet
session is now uncertain. The reason is that once a censure motion
is approved in the Upper House, a stalemate in the Diet will be
unavoidable. The ruling parties have agreed with the opposition camp
to push through lawmaker-sponsored bills and treaties during the
ongoing session. In order to avoid a negative impact on these bills
and treaties, the ruling coalition has begun feeling out the
possibility of carrying out deliberations earlier than the planned.

The ruling camp aims to enact some 20 bills, including one to revise
the Juvenile Law, as well as getting Diet approval of 6 treaties.
Most of them are not the subject of controversy between the ruling
and opposition camps. Three bills sponsored by the DPJ were revised
by the two sides.

Returning home last night from his European tour, Prime Minister
Yasuo Fukuda called in LDP Secretary General Bunmei Ibuki to his
official residence, and the two agreed to decide whether the current
session should be closed on Jun 15 as scheduled, after keeping close
watch on the state of bills and treaties.

(2) DPJ to submit censure motion against Fukuda next week, giving

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