Sat, 24 March 2007
March 23, 2007. Volume 03, Number 11
Welcome back again this week. To all of you who regularly listen to and/or read the show. Another busy week in political and international Japan.
We begin with good news about modification of the "Sushi Police" scheme by the Ministry of Agriculture. But then look at the collapse of the Six-Party Talks held this week in Beijing, as a counter-balance.
The balance of the program is all about the upcoming prefectural and local elections. And what they actually mean for Japan's domestic politics. A number of you have written in asking for clarification. So, here it is.
I'd hoped to consider the administrative reforms the Abe Cabinet announced earlier this week. They are important. Far more important than their footprint in Japan's political press would suggest. But it will have to wait until next week.
At the end of the program we have another nice clip from Nashville's "Infamous Stringdusters." From "A Poor Boy's Dream." You can order the album from Sugar Hill by clicking on this link.
Until next week, then, continue to send your comments and suggestions to me at RobertCAngel@gmail.com. Especially anything you might have on the conduct of the prefectural and local elections. That news is darn hard to come by!