Sun, 4 December 2005
Sunday, December 04, 2005
This is the third program in the Japan Considered Podcast series. Today we discuss the following topics:
A proposal to change the Imperial House Law to allow female succession to the throne;
The political implications of the construction inspection scandal and discovery of earthquake-prone condominiums and hotels;
The arrest of Democratic Party of Japan Lower House Member, Shingo Nishimura, on suspicion of profiting from irregularities at his law firm;
The landing of the Hayabusa space exploration craft on the asteroid Itokawa and collection of soil samples to bring back home;
And we close with music from North Carolina's progressive bluegrass band, The Wind Riders.
Links related to the program:
The Imperial Household Agency
Prime Minister Koizumi Receives Yoshikawa Report
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport
The Democratic Party of Japan
Shingo Nishimura's Web Page [in Japanese]
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
North Carolina's Progressive Bluegrass Band, "The Wind Riders"