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Akahata

 

(Red Banner), daily newspaper; central organ of the Communist Party of Japan. Published since February 1928.

Until World War II, Akahata was printed illegally under the title Sekky. Publication of the newspaper under this name started again in Tokyo on Oct. 20, 1945. On Dec. 5, 1945, it was renamed Akahata. On a number of occasions it suffered repression and persecution. The paper was shut down during 1950–52 on orders of the American occupation authorities. Since 1959 it has published a Sunday issue with a circulation of over one million copies.

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Circulation of its party newspaper Shimbun Akahata dropped to around 240,000 in 2011 from some 360,000 10 years earlier.
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Some party sources said the decision is part of reorganization of the global bureaus of the paper, called Shimbun Akahata (Newspaper Red Flag), as the party has recently put more emphasis on Asia-related news including diplomacy.
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Akio Horikoshi, a former employee of the now-defunct Social Insurance Agency, was initially found guilty by the Tokyo District Court of distributing Shimbun Akahata to neighbors ahead of a general election, but the Tokyo High Court in late March overturned the decision, saying his actions did not undermine the administrative neutrality of a public servant.
Kazuo Shii, chief of the JCP Secretariat and also in attendance, said the JCP is negotiating with the South Korean government to open a bureau in Seoul for its party paper Shimbun Akahata.
About 8,000 people joined the JCP between September, when the fifth general conference of its Central Committee was held, and the end of May, although circulation of the party newspaper Akahata has been decreasing.
JCP's newspaper Shimbun Akahata reopened its Beijing bureau in February.
It also plans to boost the number subscribers to its daily Shimbun Akahata by 30%.
The JCP newspaper, Shimbun Akahata, reopened its Beijing bureau in February.
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