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Headlines and Editorials in the Japanese Press

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Posted: 11:09 AM JST

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

TOP HEADLINES

Asahi & Yomiuri:
BOJ Governor Fukui earned 14.73 million yen from investment in Murakami Fund

Mainichi & Tokyo Shimbun:
Supreme Court says “indefinite sentence clearly unjust," orders High Court to reexamine murder case with a view to imposing death penalty

Nihon Keizai:
BOJ governor: BOJ will take quick, nimble action on monetary policy; Zero-interest policy expected to be kept in place for now

Sankei:
People's New Party's House of Representatives member Itokawa pressured by construction firm employees not to "pursue" land deal in Diet interpellations

EDITORIALS

Asahi:
(1) SDF pullout from Iraq: Ends do not justify the means
(2) BOJ: Weightiness of governor’s position

Mainichi:
(1) GSDF withdrawal from Iraq: Expanding reconstruction assistance to Samawah
(2) BOJ Governor Fukui: System needed that does not give rise to suspicions

Yomiuri:
(1) SDF troops in Iraq: Pullout from Samawah does not mean an end to assistance
(2) BOJ Governor Fukui's investment profit: Job may be in jeopardy if confusion continues

Nihon Keizai:
(1) We welcome decision to pull out GSDF troops from Iraq
(2) BOJ Governor Fukui faces tough task in restoring public trust

Sankei:
(1) Pullout of GSDF troops from Iraq: Public security remains an open question
(2) Murder of mother and child: Supreme Court's call for capital punishment is appropriate

Tokyo Shimbun:
(1) SDF withdrawal from Iraq: Every possible measure should be taken until all troops return home
(2) BOJ Governor Fukui: Suspicions deepen

Keywords: national_news

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