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Deep in Japan Jeff Krueger

    • Society & Culture

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    A Case of Parental Child Abduction - David Fleming

    A Case of Parental Child Abduction - David Fleming

    The Deep in Japan Podcast is completely independent, ad-free, and 100% crowd-funded. Please consider becoming a patron and making a pledge at www.patreon.com/user?u=3864210In

    In this episode, I talk left-behind father, David Fleming, about the circumstances surrounding his then wife abducting their three children, and not allowing him access to them.

    Want to reach out to David? You can find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/548985140

    Want to learn more about parental child abduction in Japan? Here’s a few links: 


    - Kizuna Child-Parent Reunion - https://bit.ly/31JSZcf
    - JAPAN: VICTIMS OF PARENTAL CHILD ABDUCTION DENOUNCE - JAPAN IN A COMPLAINT TO UN’s HIGHEST HUMAN RIGHTS BODY - https://bit.ly/3bxUMpi
    - CRC OF JAPAN ESTIMATES CUMULATIVE CASES OF INTERNATIONALLY ABDUCTED CHILDREN IN JAPAN TO NUMBER IN THE THOUSANDS - https://bit.ly/37q9Vpu
    - Speak French? We got you, fam! https://www.facebook.com/sauvonsnosenfants.japon/
    - Korean? No sweat! https://www.facebook.com/NITALBO.Korea/

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    - Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/deep-in-japan

    Got something to say? You can find me at www.facebook.com/deepinjapan

    MUSIC:
    Musical intro: “Dubstep” by Ben at www.bensound.com
    
Musical outro: “found & lost” by survive Said The Prophet 



    As always, thank you so much for listening!

    

いつもご清聴ありがとうございます。

    • 2 hr 11 min
    LGBT in Japan - Natasha Fox

    LGBT in Japan - Natasha Fox

    The Deep in Japan Podcast is completely independent, ad-free, and 100% crowd-funded. Please consider becoming a patron and making a pledge at www.patreon.com/user?u=3864210In. Every yen helps!

    In this episode, I talk with lesbian and soon-to-be PhD Natasha Fox about LGBT issue in Japan. You can find Natasha at her UBC profile: https://www.geog.ubc.ca/persons/natasha-fox/

    As for her review of Debito's book mentioned in the show, check out page 10 of the following: http://buna.yorku.ca/jsac/newsletter/jsac_newsletter_fall_2016.pdf

    Got something to say? You can find me at www.facebook.com/deepinjapan

    Musical intro is “Dubstep” by Ben at www.bensound.com
    Musical outro is “You outside my window" by きのこ帝国 (Kinoko Teikoku)

    As always, thank you so much for listening!

    いつもご清聴ありがとうございます。

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Alcoholism in Japan: An Interview with Taka from AA

    Alcoholism in Japan: An Interview with Taka from AA

    In this episode, we've done something different. Rather than interviewing someone in English, I’ve put my weak and rusty N2 Japanese skills to the test and interviewed Taka, a young Japanese man who has struggled with alcoholism. Recently, Taka celebrated his first AA “birthday” and is a now year sober. Well done, Taka!

    If you would like to skip over the English intro and get straight to the interview with Taka, you can skip ahead to the 19 minute mark. In either event, you'll have to excuse my poor, broken Japanese.

    The Deep in Japan Podcast is completely independent, ad-free, and 100% crowd-funded. Please consider becoming a patron and making a pledge at www.patreon.com/user?u=3864210

    Got something to say? You can find me at www.facebook.com/deepinjapan

    Musical intro 1 is “Rising” by the Yoshida Brothers
    Musical intro 2 is “Dubstep” by Ben at www.bensound.com
    Musical outro is “Drinking and Driving” by Black Flag

    As always, thank you so much for listening.

    いつもご清聴ありがとうございます。

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Whiskey Chronicles: Part I (Steve Edwards)

    The Whiskey Chronicles: Part I (Steve Edwards)

    Digging through the vault, I found this three-year-old recording in which Steve Edwards and I sipped whiskey and swapped stories - among them some of Steve’s wild misadventures on the Harley. I do hope you enjoy it.

    This show is completely independent and listener-supported. Want to show your support and make a pledge? Navigate to the following link and become a Patreon:

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    Face Check: At one point I quote there being 30,000 traffic fatalities a year in America. I wasn't that far under the mark. In 2016, when this was recorded, 37,461 people were killed in 34,436 motor vehicle crashes, an average of 102 per day, or 12.4 per 100,000 people per year. Japan, on the other hand, only had 4.1 traffic fatalities per 100,000 persons per year, meaning that America has more than triple the fatalities Japan does on average. In 2018, the number of traffic deaths in the US reached an estimated 40,000. Be safe on the highways out there, people!

    Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_vehicle_fatality_rate_in_U.S._by_year

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_traffic-related_death_rate

    Thanks for listening, everyone!

    Love and rockets,

    Jeff Krueger
    ecowilliam@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Comfort Women: Michael Yon

    Comfort Women: Michael Yon

    In this podcast I interview American writer, photographer, and former green beret Michael Yon about his controversial book「 慰安婦の事実」or "The Truth about Comfort Women" (only available in Japanese). For more info on Michael Yon, check out the following:

    - Blog: https://www.michaelyon-online.com/
    - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelYonFanPage/?ref=br_rs

    After the interview, co-host Trevor Holland and I have a long, drunken meta-discussion where we delve into Yon and the work of Japanese historians like Yoshiaki Yoshimi and Ikuhiko Hata, whose works include the following:

    - Yoshiaki Yoshimi (吉見 義明): "Comfort Women: Sexual Slavery in the Japanese Military During World War II" (従軍慰安婦)
    - Ikuhiko Hata (秦 郁彦): "Comfort Women and Sex in the Battle Zone" (慰安婦と戦場の性)

    Want to help support Deep in Japan? We could sure use it. Show your love by making a pledge at Patreon:

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    Got something to say? You can find me at www.facebook.com/deepinjapan

    Oh, and make sure to check out and support the artists who made the music that appeared in this episode:

    The intro was "Rising" by the Yoshida Brothers (吉田兄弟): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWOqmx6xDvI

    The outro was 「真実の爆弾」 by キングギドラ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6iILG_oSmQ)

    LOVE YOU ALL! THANKS FOR LISTENING!

    • 2 hr 33 min
    Shaun ODwyer: How we know what we know about Japan

    Shaun ODwyer: How we know what we know about Japan

    In this podcast Kyushu University Associate Professor Shaun ODwyer and I recount episodes from our lives which nearly pushed us to the brink of paranoia (bad) and discuss strategies for avoiding similar epistemological traps (good).

    Shaun's new book "Confucianism's Prospects" (State University of New York Press) is due out in August. More info on that at the following:

    http://www.sunypress.edu/p-6782-confucianisms-prospects.aspx

    And here's a link to Shaun’s most recent Japan Times VOICES column contribution, “On Migrants and Belonging":

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2019/05/13/commentary/japan-commentary/on-migrants-and-belonging/#.XOCWGtMzbUI

    Want to help support Deep in Japan? You know you do, and it's cheaper than a cup of coffee. Just navigate to the Patreon link below and make a pledge:

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    Got something to say? You can find me at www.facebook.com/deepinjapan

    Love you all, and thanks for listening!

    • 42 min

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