The Japan Considered Podcast Archive
November 2005

Weekly programs of analysis and commentary on Japan’s domestic politics and foreign relations. Role of the prime minister and cabinet, changes in Japan's domestic political environment, connecting voters and candidates, constitutional revision, and Japan’s relations with other Asian nations. These broadcasts are created by Japan Considered Project creator/maintainer, Robert Angel, and include short interviews with other specialists on Japanese politics and international relations

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Show Notes

Friday, November 25, 2005, Vol 1, No 2.

The second weekly podcast of the Japan Considered Project at the University of South Carolina. In this program we discuss the following topics:

The significance of the Liberal Democratic Party's 50th anniversary Party;

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's Summit diplomacy performance.

Here are a few links to websites mentioned during the program, or related to topics discussed:

This link takes you to the second audio program.

Friday, November 18, 2005, Vol 1, No 1.

Welcome to the Japan Considered Podcast from the Japan Considered Project at the University of South Carolina, This is the first program in a weekly consideration of Japan's domestic politics and international relations. Please subscribe and join me, Robert Angel, each week as we try to understand Japan's rapidly changing political scene and international relations. Send your comments to me at

This link takes you to the first audio program.