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Sweden's Prime Minister Persson with Japan's Junichiro Koizumi
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Radio Sweden Wednesday

For the first time a Japanese Prime Minister visits Sweden and with Koizumi in the country, Bill Schiller examines Japanese/ Swedish relations.....

Sweden in shock after details are revealed of the brutal death of a 10 year-old boy, as murder charges are brought against his mother and stepfather ....

And in today’s Sportscan: Taking the Plunge.... Dave Russell looks at Sweden’s swimming success.....

Closing Music: Laleh, ”Live Tomorrow”

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is making a lightning, 1-day visit to Stockholm – the first such visit ever. On the agenda: boosting trade between this Nordic nation and Japan, examining what elements of the Swedish welfare state and gender equality might appeal to Asian tastes, and mutual interest in reforming the United Nations – since Japan is one of the chief contributors to the UN budget. Radio Sweden’s Bill Schiller has the story:

Swedish prosecutors charged three men here Wednesday with planning terrorist attacks. The newspaper ”Dagens Nyheter” reports that among their targets was a controversial Christian group. Judi Milar has more:

The story topping both newscasts and tabloids alike are the details surrounding the death of a 10 year-old boy. Headlines of torture and cruelty have shocked the country, as the mentally handicapped boy’s mother and stepfather were charged with his murder on Tuesday. Gaby Katz has the story:

With Summer on the way it’s not quite yet time to take a dip in one of Sweden’s myriad of lakes, but as Dave Russell’s been finding out in this month’s edition of Sportscan, for some Swedes, swimming’s an all year round business:

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