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Headlines and Editorials in the Japanese Press

Thursday, June 15, 2006 Posted: 11:42 AM JST

Some of the top headlines and editorials in Japan's (Japanese language) newspapers today:

TOP HEADLINES

Asahi:
Japan Obstetrics and Gynecology Association survey shows nation has only 3,000 delivery facilities – about half of government data

Mainichi:
Salary-based bid-rigging and amakudari system established by DFAA Construction Department: A firm accepting a councilor for 15 million yen a year is allowed to place an order worth 800 million, a 12-million-yen bureau chief comes with 600-million-yen order, a 10-million-yen department chief with a 400-million-yen order

Yomiuri:
Government to establish amakudari watchdog body in Cabinet Office to check irregularities

Nihon Keizai:
Government, LDP eye lowering drug prices next spring to reduce government's contrition by 100 billion yen; Prices may be lowered up to 10% yearly

Sankei:
Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry: Child births could drop to 430,000 in 2050 – 40% of current level

Tokyo Shimbun:
Fiscal panel calls for consumption tax hike strictly for social security payments

EDITORIALS

Asahi:
(1) Diet session to end: 150 days a disappointment
(2) EEZ demarcation: Japan, South Korea need clear rules to avoid critical situation

Mainichi:
(1) Elderly people deserve good medical care
(2) BOJ Gov. Fukui must disclose assets

Yomiuri:
(1) DPJ shouldn't act out of partisan interests
(2) High court overturns district court's absurd ruling on protection of news sources

Nihon Keizai:
(1) Consumers deserve improved housing code
(2) Japan, South Korea must conduct talks persistency

Sankei:
(1) "Big-boned" policy guidelines must reflect fiscal panel report
(2) Elevator accidents: Grater safety awareness imperative

Tokyo Shimbun:
(1) BOJ Gov. Fukui must resign
(2) Japan must underline need for scientific whaling at IWC meeting

Keywords: national_news

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