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Home > Special Topics > Activity Report Last Updated: 15:10 03/09/2007
Activity Report #63: June 27, 2005

Takahiro Miyao's Radio Institute of Global Communications: No. 20, June 5, 2005

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. 20
Radio Nikkei daiichi hoso ; BS Radio Nikkei 300 ch.
Broadcast time:June 5 (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)

Introduction

Hello. How are you? I am currently staying in Los Angeles, and today I am visiting Hollywood to interview a well-known musician, Mr. Kunihiko Murai, and ask him about "Japan in Hollywood." But first, I will take up an important article on Japan's stance toward the U.S. and China, written by Mr. Toyoo Gyohten, President of the Institute of International Monetary Affairs. Then I will have an interview with Mr. Murai about how Japan is recognized and appreciated in Hollywood. It should be quite interesting, so please stay turned.

Virtual Discussion

Today we will take up an important article "Japan's Stance Toward the U.S. and China" written by Toyoo Gyohten, President of the Institute of International Monetary Affairs. In this article, Mr Gyohten examines the current state of the U.S. and Chinese economies and draws some implications for the stance that Japan should take toward the two superpowers. He is particularly critical of the Chinese government that mishandled recent violent demonstrations against Japan, and misunderstood its relation with Japan regarding China's economic power vis--vis Japan. He concludes that while Japan must try to maintain its close relation with the U.S., it would be desirable to be more assertive in expressing Japan's own position, especially toward the U.S. and China, and at the same time, to air pros and cons within Japan on any issue openly so that Japan's public views can be better understood overseas for a healthier relationship with other countries.

Trend Research

Today, I am visiting Mr. Kunihiko Murai's home in Hollywood to interview him about "Japan in Hollywood." Mr. Murai is well known as a songwriter for such hit songs as Tsubasa-o-kudasai and Sapporo Olympic no uta and also as a producer for Yumin, Ryuichi Sakamoto and other popular musicians.

(A summary of the interview with Mr. Murai can be seen in the May issue of our Newsletter: www.glocom.org/newsletters/newsletter_20050531.pdf)

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 July, that is, July 3. In the meantime, please take care of yourself.

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