JAPANESE LABOR REACTION TO ASANUMA INEJIRO ASSASSINATION

Created: 10/17/1960

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1. THE JAPAN SOCIALIST PARTY (JSP) AND JAPANESE LABOR UNION LEADERS WERE VERY SHOCKED AT THE ASSASSINATION OF JSP CHAIRMAN ASANUMA INEJIRO ONUT AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF EMOTIONAL EACTION, LEFTIST LEADERS HAVE SETTLED DOWN TO FIGURE OUT THE MOST PRACTICAL WAY TO-EXPLOIT THE SITUATION* CHAIRMAN OTA KAORU OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF TRADE UNIONS OF JAPAN ^OHYO) CALLED UPON THE NATIONAL RAILWAY WORKERS UNION (KOKUTETSU) TOUGEUT XOKUTETSU REJECTED THIS AS TAKING TOO EXTREME AN ADVANTAGE OF THET IS UNLIKELY THERE WILL BE ANY VIOLENT DEMONSTRATION" OR STRIKES. THE JSP AND SOHYO WILL KEEP THE VOTERSEMINDED OF* THE ASSASSINATION, HOPING TO REAP THE BENEFITYMPATHY

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vote. the biggest resulthe assassination is its effect on japanese workers vho nov are mich more enthusiastic about helping the jsp campaign by getting cut the vote and donating more money to the jsp.

democratic socialist party <dsp) will suffer fromespecially because of its weak statement on thejapanese workers are irritated that the dsp did not takestand against the police and government and did not express

more sympathy for asanuma.

is fairly certain that former jsp chairman suzukibecome jsp chairman at the first jsp convention after

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