Table: Koizumi Stumbles Politically...
-- Pledge to abolish all state-run corporations bogged down by LDP, bureaucrats
-- $250 billion cap on next year's budget threatened by falling tax revenue
-- 3-year cleanup deadline on bad loans seems unrealistic
...As Japan's Economic Funk Deepens
-- Unemployment at new record high of 5.3%
-- Industrial-production index at seven-year low
-- Household spending down for six straight months