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Headlines and Editorials in the Japanese Press

Thursday, June 22, 2006 Posted: 03:24 PM JST

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


Asahi, Mainichi & Tokyo Shimbun:
Osaka District Court points out government's responsibility for plaintiffs infected with hepatitis C in 1987 or afterwards, but dismisses part of claim

Poll: 40% urge BOJ Gov. Fukui to resign; More than 60% point out “failure to explain himself”

Nihon Keizai & Sankei:
Government's road map for 2% economic growth: Easing regulations on applying cutting-edge technology, tripling corporate entries into agriculture by FY2010, and expanding services market to 70 trillion yen by fiscal 2015


(1) Hepatitis C: Government's negligence again put on trial
(2) US beef: Anxiety has yet to be removed

(1) Hepatitis lawsuit: Expand measures to include patients other than plaintiffs
(2) Re-resumption of US beef imports: Efforts indispensable to win consumer confidence

(1) Hepatitis lawsuit: Exposure of negligence again in pharmaceutical administration
(2) US beef: No safety without strict inspections

Nihon Keizai:
(1) US beef needs to escape vicious cycle of consumer distrust
(2) Other measures for hepatitis needed

(1) Hepatitis suit: Learning lessons to prevent another drug-induced disaster
(2) Resumption of US beef imports: Mistakes not allowed at this point

Tokyo Shimbun:
(1) Hepatitis suit: Warning to pharmaceutical administration
(2) US beef: Promises must be observed without exception

Keywords: national_news

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