Broadcast Transcript: Here in Tokyo, the members of the Imperial Household Agency are in an uproar over the publication of a new book about Princess Masako. It seems the book paints an unflattering picture of life in the Japanese Imperial compound. Rules and regulations are so strict that both Masako and her mother-in-law the Empress are reputedly suffering from stress-related illnesses. Of course, when it comes to being scrutinized, the Japanese Imperial family is at the top of the royal heap. To give you an idea of what we mean, it was only last year that they phased out the job of royal stool examiner... and we don't mean something you sit on. #ceas #hacker #japan #tsutsui
This is one of hundreds of 60-second radio spots created by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) for Kansas Public Radio (KPR). The purpose of this outreach program is to introduce the people of Kansas to the culture and current issues of East Asia.