Fri, 17 August 2007
August 17, 2007. Volume 03, Number 29
Click here for a Transcript of This Week's Program
Thanks for tuning in again. This week I'd hoped to continue the post mortem of the October 29th Upper House election. But as so often happens, pressing events intervened. So that will have to wait until next week.
This week we consider the longer-term significance of the eruption of conflict between Defense Minister Yuriko Koike and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihisa Shiozaki. Not pretty! And another blot on the Abe Administration's management of Japan's national government.
We must go into some detail, since Japanese and English language news reports of these events from Japan have been somewhat misleading. For the most part.
In addition, click on over and have a look at the Japan Considered Project interview with Gregg Rubinstein. It's another interesting addition to the collection on the Japan Considered website. Gregg has had an interesting career that spans government service and the life of a busy consultant in Washington. You can go directly to the interview by clicking here.
Also note some more progress on migrating the website to its current home from the University servers. I hope it's easier to navigate. Go have a look at www.JapanConsidered.com.