August 3, 2007. Volume 03, Number 27 For a transcript of this program, click: http://www.japanconsidered.com/Podcasts/Scripts/070803JapanConsideredPodcastTranscript.html
Greetings again from the Mobile Studio. Still on the road, and finally about to get another WiFi uplink. Hope all works.
This week we focus on the results of the Sunday election for the Upper House. As predicted, the LDP lost, and Lost Big! This is quite an event. For the first time since formation of the party in 1955, the LDP is not the largest Party in both houses. So, it's important.
This week, we'll try to sort through what actually happened, and why it happened. I'd hoped to include the significance and consequences, but that'll have to wait until next week.
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