• Kyodo News


Membership in the Japanese Communist Party increased in December for the 14th straight month, possibly due to its efforts to help workers and unemployed people struggling in the slumping employment situation, a party executive said Monday.

A total of 14,000 people became members of the JCP between September 2007 and last month, with the ratio of young people among members rising as well, according to the executive.

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