Fri, 9 December 2005
December 9, 2005. Volume 01, Number 04
Welcome to the fourth program in the Japan Considered Podcast series.
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Today, we consider the following topics:
Significance of the Continuing condominium earthquake-resistance date falsification for Japan's national and local bureaucracies.
Creation of a Prime Ministerial advisory body charged with review of the yen-based loan element of Japan's overseas development assistance.
Democratic Party of Japan President, Seiji Maehara's efforts to develop his Party into a more effective alternative to the LDP with a visit to Washington, D.C.
Continued Yasukuni Shrine-related public relations friction with China during preparations for the APEC+3 meetings in Kuala Lumpur.
And dampened expectations for the success of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa space mission.
Links to organizations and individuals mentioned in today's Podcast:
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Democratic Party of Japan
Liberal Democratic Party
Seiji Maehara Visits CSIS in Washington, D.C.
Text of Foreign Minister Taro Aso's December 7, 2005 Speech
APEC Home page
The Wind Riders Home Page