February 2 , 2007 . Volume 03, Number 05.
Thanks for dropping by again this week for another Japan Considered Podcast. This week we continue to consider the problems the Abe Cabinet seems to be having with public approval ratings. And the various causes of those problems.
We also consider DPJ leader Ichiro Ozawa's decision to organize an opposition party boycott of Lower House supplementary budget debate over Health and Welfare Minister Yanagisawa's description of Japan's mothers as baby-making machines.
Then Dr. Kristina Troost of Duke University joins us to describe the excellent website she has created to provide convenient access to all kinds of on-line resources on Japan. This is one of the very best Japan-related websites on the net.
And, as usual, we close with a heart-warming bluegrass clip, this from the Original Seldom Scene.