I would like to offer my own take on the Prime Minister's policy speech to the Diet. I will have to block out some time to listen to it, as just reading the text gives no sense whether or not the intonation and stress were effective.
Presentation is crucial--some would say, "unfortunately."
Until such time as I can hear the speech or catch bits of it in the televised newscasts, I will defer to the excellent work of the Japan Observer.
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