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Looking beneath the surface of Japan.

We hear from Japan Times journalists and guests about current events and trends in Japan.

Hosted by Oscar Boyd. ポッド疲れ様.

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Looking beneath the surface of Japan.

We hear from Japan Times journalists and guests about current events and trends in Japan.

Hosted by Oscar Boyd. ポッド疲れ様.

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    Deep Dive is on a break

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    • 48秒
    When will Japan open to tourists? w/ Kanako Takahara

    When will Japan open to tourists? w/ Kanako Takahara

    Over the past few months, Japan has been slowly easing its COVID-19 related border restrictions. In March, after almost two years, it started allowing in students, academics and business people. Then in April, parents and immediate relatives of foreign residents were allowed to enter the country.

    But the borders are still closed to tourists, a broad category of people that includes everyone from leisure travelers to the unmarried partners of residents of Japan. This week on Deep Dive, Kanako Takahara joins to discuss when Japan might reopen to international tourism, and what form that reopening might take.

    Read more: 




    The ¥22 trillion question: When will Japan reopen to foreign tourists? (Kanako Takahara, The Japan Times)
    Japan plans to double entry cap to allow 20,000 daily arrivals starting in June
    Japan should end cap on overseas visitors, senior LDP lawmaker says



    On this episode:
    Kanako Takahara: Articles | Twitter
    Oscar Boyd: Twitter | Articles | Instagram

    Transcript
    We have recently begun experimenting with transcripts for episodes of Deep Dive. A full transcript of this episode is available on The Japan Times website. Find transcripts useful? Tips for improvement? Contact us to let us know.

    Announcements:
    Get in touch with Oscar and the show at deepdive@japantimes.co.jp. Support the show. Rate, review and share this episode with a friend if you've enjoyed it. Follow us on Twitter, and give us feedback.

    This episode of Deep Dive may be supported by advertising based on your location. Advertising is sourced by Audioboom and is not affiliated with The Japan Times.

    Photo: Mount Fuji, one of Japan's most popular tourist attractions, in fall. | Getty Images

    • 23分
    Japan is losing people, but is it all bad? w/ Alex Martin

    Japan is losing people, but is it all bad? w/ Alex Martin

    Since 2008, Japan’s population has been falling, and each year the amount it falls by grows larger and larger. In 2008, the country lost around 20,000 people. In 2010, 100,000, and by 2019, the figure stood at over half a million. The most recent data, released earlier this month, shows that in 2021, Japan lost more than 640,000 people. 




    This week on Deep Dive Japan Times staff writer Alex Martin joins to discuss Japan’s declining population, and why one town in Saitama thinks it’s not all bad news.

    Read more: 



    For some shrinking towns in Japan, depopulation isn't all bad news
    Japan's population plummeted by 640,000 in 2021 for biggest drop on record
    Japan, in need of more babies, is helping pay for costly IVF
    What is Golden Week and why does it matter?
    Archival clip from Tokyo Today 1948




    On this episode:
    Alex K.T. Martin: Articles | Twitter
    Oscar Boyd: Twitter | Articles | Instagram 




    Transcript:
    We now have transcripts for episodes of Deep Dive. A full transcript of this episode is available on The Japan Times website. Find transcripts useful? Tips for improvement? Contact us to let us know.

    Announcements:

    Get in touch with Oscar and the show at deepdive@japantimes.co.jp. Support the show. Rate, review and share this episode with a friend if you've enjoyed it. Follow us on Twitter, and give us feedback.

    This episode of Deep Dive may be supported by advertising based on your location. Advertising is sourced by Audioboom and is not affiliated with The Japan Times.

    Photo: Nestled along its namesake river and set against lush forests and mountains, the town of Tokigawa, is fighting against its declining population. | COURTESY OF TOKIGAWA TOWN

    • 26分
    Why the yen has fallen to a 20-year low w/ Yuko Takeo

    Why the yen has fallen to a 20-year low w/ Yuko Takeo

    Since the beginning of March, the value of the yen has plummeted against the dollar, the euro and the British pound. Bloomberg economy reporter Yuko Takeo joins Deep Dive to explain why.

    Read more:



    Yen falls to ¥129 against U.S. dollar, refreshing a 20-year low
    Amid deepening yen weakness, a mixed blessing sours for Japan
    Japan’s trade shifts mean a weak yen is likely here to stay
    Bank of Japan poised to predict strongest inflation in 30 years





    On this episode:
    Yuko Takeo: Twitter | Articles
    Oscar Boyd: Twitter | Articles | Instagram 




    Transcript:
    We now have transcripts for episodes of Deep Dive. A full transcript of this episode is available on The Japan Times website. Find transcripts useful? Tips for improvement? Contact us to let us know.

    Announcements:

    Get in touch with Oscar and the show at deepdive@japantimes.co.jp. Support the show. Rate, review and share this episode with a friend if you've enjoyed it. Follow us on Twitter, and give us feedback.

    This episode of Deep Dive may be supported by advertising based on your location. Advertising is sourced by Audioboom and is not affiliated with The Japan Times.

    Photo: The yen's value has plummeted against the dollar over the past few weeks. | Getty Images

    • 28分
    Nakagin, Nakagone: Demolishing an architectural dream w/ Chris Russell

    Nakagin, Nakagone: Demolishing an architectural dream w/ Chris Russell

    Demolition of the Nakagin Capsule Tower — an iconic representation of Japan’s metabolist architectural movement — officially kicked off on Tuesday, with fans of the building showing up to take a last glimpse before it is torn down.

    On this week's Deep Dive, Japan Times editor Chris Russell joins to discuss the story of Nakagin and why he thinks it has captivated so many people over the years.

    Read more:



    Demolition of Tokyo’s iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower officially begins
    Nakagin Capsule Tower: Saving an urban dream from the ravages of time
    Tokyo’s Tearing Down an Iconic Building. That’s a Good Thing.





    On this episode:
    Chris Russell: Twitter | Articles
    Oscar Boyd: Twitter | Articles | Instagram 




    Transcript:
    We have recently begun experimenting with transcripts for episodes of Deep Dive. A full transcript of this episode is available on The Japan Times website. Find transcripts useful? Tips for improvement? Contact us to let us know.

    Announcements:

    Get in touch with Oscar and the show at deepdive@japantimes.co.jp. Support the show. Rate, review and share this episode with a friend if you've enjoyed it. Follow us on Twitter, and give us feedback.

    This episode of Deep Dive may be supported by advertising based on your location. Advertising is sourced by Audioboom and is not affiliated with The Japan Times.

    Photo: Nakagin Capsule Tower on April 12, 2022, the first day of its scheduled demolition. | Oscar Boyd

    • 31分
    Tokyo's energy crisis — a decade in the making w/ Shoko Oda

    Tokyo's energy crisis — a decade in the making w/ Shoko Oda

    Two weeks ago, Japan's government issued its first ever electricity supply warning for Tokyo and its surrounding prefectures, calling on citizens to conserve power to avoid blackouts. Bloomberg energy reporter Shoko Oda joins Deep Dive to explain why that crisis was a decade in the making.



    Read more:



    Japan’s power crisis was a decade in making and won’t go away
    Japanese turn down heat and lights to avoid power cut after quake
    The future of energy will require citizens to make sacrifices. Just ask Tokyo residents.
    Japan’s energy buyers warn that the weak yen threatens their business


    On this episode:
    Shoko Oda: Twitter | Articles
    Oscar Boyd: Twitter | Articles | Instagram

    Sponsor:
    Today’s episode is sponsored by RGF Professional Recruitment Japan, the bilingual arm of Recruit, Japan and Asia's largest recruiting and information service company. Visit RGF Professional Recruitment Japan to register your resume and unleash your potential today.

    Transcript:
    We have recently begun experimenting with transcripts for episodes of Deep Dive. A full transcript of this episode is available on The Japan Times website. Find transcripts useful? Tips for improvement? Contact us to let us know.

    Announcements:

    Get in touch with Oscar and the show at deepdive@japantimes.co.jp. Support the show. Rate, review and share this episode with a friend if you've enjoyed it. Follow us on Twitter, and give us feedback.

    This episode of Deep Dive may be supported by advertising based on your location. Advertising is sourced by Audioboom and is not affiliated with The Japan Times.

    Photo: Tokyo Tower turned off its lights on Tuesday, March 22, after the government requested the Tokyo area conserve energy. | BLOOMBERG

    • 31分

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YukikoG

A topic suggestion

I have been enjoying this Podcast. When I was a tour guide for foreign tourists to Japan, I was sometimes asked why gun ownership was uncommon in Japan. Of course, big part of it is the law , but at the same time the Japanese wouldn’t even imagine to arm themselves for protection. Do you think this topic might make a good one to cover in this Podcast:Why is gun ownership uncommon and crime rate is relatively low in Japan? If you already have cover a similar topic, please disregard this! Thank you.

By the way, I miss this program. I hope it will resume soon…

タカスおじさん

Good for learning English.

Great news podcast.

ATM Yuga

Always interesting!

Really interesting and informative. Excellent discussion led by a skilled presenter joined by well-chosen guests.
The presenter has a lovely interview style.

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