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Activity Report #52: October 26, 2004

Takahiro Miyao's Radio Institute of Global Communications: No. 12, October 3, 2004

Takahiro MIYAO (Professor, GLOCOM)

Partial transcript and translation from Prof. Miyao's Radio Program, posted here with permission of Radio Nikkei

Takahiro Miyao's Radio Institute of Global Communications: No. 12
Radio Nikkei daiichi hoso ; BS Radio Nikkei 300 ch.
Broadcast time:October 3 (Sunday) 19:00-19:30
Recording place:Recorded in Radio Nikkei's Studio
Program:1. Introduction
2. Virtual Discussion
3. Trend Research
4. Concluding Remarks
Audio: Radio Program  (Windows Media Player)
(Mainly in Japanese but some parts in English)
Asia Station Web site (in Japanese)


Hello, everyone. So far this year the weather has been really unstable, and this past summer we had abnormally high temperature and also so many typhoons, and I am afraid a record number of typhoons to hit Japan this year. It will take some time for the weather to stabilize, if ever. Well, that may also be the same case with Japan's relation with neighboring countries in Asia. Japan seems to have rather unstable relations with China and Korea at least politically in terms of history issues and textbook issues, which are affecting the East Asian community relationship negatively.

As today's guest, we have a notable journalist who is knowledgeable about these issues, and we will ask him various questions in our studio interview. It should be quite interesting and eye-opening. So, please stay tuned.

Virtual Discussion

Today we have a guest in this studio, Mr. Yoshisuke Iinuma, a former chief editor of Weekly Toyo Keizai, the most prestigious weekly magazine in the field of business and economics. Mr. Iinuma is knowledgeable not only about business and economics but also political and international affairs, so we will ask him about various issues in Japan-China relations such as history issues and textbook issues.

My questions to Mr. Iinuma are as follows:
1. How do you feel about the recent anti-Japanese sentiment in some parts of China?
2. What are the backgrounds for the history/textbook issues raised by China and Korea?
3. What do you think of the Yasukuni issue?
4. What is the significance of these issues in terms of Japan's recent diplomatic initiative in the UN and Asia.
5. What can we learn from the EU and more specifically the German-French relations regarding the history/textbook issues?
6. What should Japan do about these issues (ex., formation of domestic consensus)?

You can also see Mr. Iinuma's video interview on Japan's pension plan reform on the following page: http://www.glocom.org/interviews/s_inter/index5.html#0624Iinuma

Trend Research

We don't have much time left for this corner. So I just would like to mention a column "On Film Music" on p. 3 in the October issue of the newsletter, www.glocom.org/newsletters. In this column, a Hollywood film composer and arranger, Mr. Haseo Nakanishi, compares Japan and the U.S. in terms of the role of film music. He says that film music is allowed to be more independent in Japan that in Hollywood, where film music composers and arrangers must be professionals to support the film, and not to be so independent as their Japanese counterparts.

Concluding Remarks:

If you have any comment on today's program, please contact us through our Radio Nikkei hompage (www.radionikkei.jp/joho) . Actually you can hear our past broadcast program on our homepage by clicking the "on-demand" section in the upper righthand corner. I hope you enjoyed today's program. Our next program will be on the first Sunday in November, that is, November 7. I will see you then.

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