^PHILIP BRASOR (Jan 19, 2003). "Amateurish TV? Well let it be, just let it be". Japan Times. Retrieved 2010-12-28. "saw fit to question the show's status as an inviolable cultural event when it invited former NHK director Ben Wada and former Fuji TV producer Takeshi Yokozawa to debate the show's significance"
^MARK SCHILLING (March 2, 1999). "In time you will learn to love me". Japan Times. Retrieved 2010-12-28. "The story line of Ben Wada's "Kanzen-naru Shiiku (Perfect Nurture)" plays like Bill's fantasy of what he would have done with Monica if he hadn't been encumbered by that inconvenient wife and job"