The Asahi Shimbun's Globe section last week published a piece I wrote explaining how I came to be explaining Japanese politics on TV by the age of 26 and offering some ideas for how the DPJ can explain itself to the foreign media.You can find it online here (in Japanese).
Readers in New Zealand can catch me on Radio New Zealand's "Saturday Morning with Kim Hill" from 8:15am on — you guessed it — Saturday morning in New Zealand. Oddly enough, I will be followed not long thereafter by British author Nick Hornby.
Foreign Affairs is featuring at its website an article that I co-wrote with Doug Turner on the DPJ and its likely approach to the alliance.It is available here.
I will be on CNBC Asia at 8:20am JST (or thereabouts), Bloomberg from 12:20pm, and Brazil's Record TV, well, I don't quite know when.
The rain is falling in Tokyo, but given the early turnout indicators it seems unlikely that the rain will make much difference.In the meantime, I will be appearing on the BBC at 5pm JST (9am GMT) to talk about the election.
I will be checking in periodically over the course of today — in between TV appearances. I should also be live-blogging the results this evening. I'll be watching the returns and blogging from Reuters's offices in Tokyo before commenting on the results for Reuters TV. (I would also recommend checking out the Trans-Pacific Radio webcast …
I have an article at The New Republic's website that, building on some ideas initially explored at this blog, offers an explanation for why we're about to witness a major pendulum swing in Sunday's general election.
I recently had a conversation with The Economist's Tokyo bureau to discuss Sunday's general election.It is available here in iTunes. It is also available at The Economist's website, here.
I will be talking about the election on Al Jazeera English at 1pm this afternoon and will also be appearing in a segment on the election airing on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's 7pm news and again at 10:30pm on Lateline.
The Wall Street Journal Asia has published an op-ed version of the paper I wrote with Naomi Fink.It's available here.