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You are the reason JAPAN Forward is launching The Week — a podcast for busy people who want to keep abreast of Japan’s culture, politics, business, economy and research worlds. Hosted by Arielle Busetto.

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You are the reason JAPAN Forward is launching The Week — a podcast for busy people who want to keep abreast of Japan’s culture, politics, business, economy and research worlds. Hosted by Arielle Busetto.

    ‘The Week’ Podcast #17: Kishida at the UN, Beer from Coffee, Summer Camp Culture

    ‘The Week’ Podcast #17: Kishida at the UN, Beer from Coffee, Summer Camp Culture

    You are the reason JAPAN Forward launched The Week - a podcast for busy people who want to keep abreast of Japan’s culture, politics, business, economy and research worlds, and sports, too. Hosted by Arielle Busetto.



    In our seventeenth episode, we spotlight Prime Minister Kishida’s August 1 speech advocating “a world without nuclear weapons” on the opening day of the non-proliferation conference at the United Nations in New York. 



    We also showcase the interesting demographics revealed in a public opinion poll on holding a state funeral for slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. 



    Further forward, we tackle the SDGs with a look into making beer out of food scraps, and spotlight an interview with Taiwanese math rock trio Elephant Gym. Find the related articles list below.



     



    Join us wherever you get your podcasts — on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Podcasts, or directly through our website at JAPAN Forward. Reach out and stay in touch on Twitter @ariellebusetto.



    New podcasts will come out every weekend, and remain available for listeners on your own schedule. 



    We have a library of podcasts available on our landing page, including Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan ー in both English and Japanese, and Sports Talk. 



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    * TRANSCRIPT | Kishida Speech at NPT Conference: Giving Up on Disarmament Not an Option * Poll: Younger Generations and Majority of LDP Supporters Say ‘Yes’ to Abe’s State Funeral* From Food Waste to Beer: Bread Crusts and Coffee Beans Transformed into Delicious Brews* [ODDS and EVENS] Yokohama F. Marinos Riding High in Kevin Muscat’s First Full Season as Manager* INTERVIEW | Taiwan’s Math Rock Heroes Elephant Gym: ‘We Can All Resonate Together in Music’ * INTERVIEW | Hideo Furukawa: Beyond The Dystopia of ‘Soundtrack’ *  Through a Bicultural Lens: Summer Camps in America and Japan







    Author: Arielle Busetto

    • 7 min
    ‘The Week’ Podcast #16: Yuzuru Hanyu, Geothermal Energy, COVID Strikes Again

    ‘The Week’ Podcast #16: Yuzuru Hanyu, Geothermal Energy, COVID Strikes Again

    You are the reason JAPAN Forward launched The Week - a podcast for busy people who want to keep abreast of Japan’s culture, politics, business, economy and research worlds, and sports, too. Hosted by Arielle Busetto.



    In our sixteenth episode, we spotlight the famed skater Yuzuru Hanyu and his recent retirement from competition. 



    We also showcase a six-part series on Justice Radhabinod Pal, a particularly renowned jurist in the Tokyo Trials who looked at Asia’s experience in the Second World War from a different perspective. 



    Further forward, we look into the lavender fields of Hokkaido, which just reached their peak season. Find the related articles list below.



     



    Join us wherever you get your podcasts — on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Podcasts, or directly through our website at JAPAN Forward. Reach out and stay in touch on Twitter @ariellebusetto.



    New podcasts will come out every weekend, and remain available for listeners on your own schedule. 



    We have a library of podcasts available on our landing page, including Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan ー in both English and Japanese, and Sports Talk. 



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    * FIGURE SKATING | Yuzuru Hanyu Announces Retirement From Competition, Will Continue Career as a Pro Skater* [SOCIAL WIRE] Yuzuru Hanyu Retires From Figure Skating Competition*  EDITORIAL | Nuclear Accident: Astronomical Damages Awarded in Another Confused Court Ruling*  Justice Radhabinod Pal: The Life and Times of the Tokyo Trials Jurist* War Crimes Trials: Why the ‘Most Politically Independent’ Judge Found the Japanese Not Guilty* Ken Noguchi: Get Those Geothermal Energy Plants Up and Running* EDITORIAL | Make Testing Easy to Find, Easy to Take to Curb the 7th Wave of COVID-19* [Hidden Wonders of Japan] Relaxing in Shades of Purple in the Lavender Fields of Hokkaido







    Author: Arielle Busetto

    • 7 min
    ‘The Week’ Podcast #15: Shinzo Abe’s Funeral, Sri Lanka’s Economy, Sumo Bout Controversy

    ‘The Week’ Podcast #15: Shinzo Abe’s Funeral, Sri Lanka’s Economy, Sumo Bout Controversy

    You are the reason JAPAN Forward launched The Week - a podcast for busy people who want to keep abreast of Japan’s culture, politics, business, economy and research worlds, and sports, too. Hosted by Arielle Busetto.



    In our fifteenth episode, we spotlight the funeral of Shinzo Abe, and the ongoing investigation of his death. 



    It was an eventful week in politics, with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida mapping out his policies going forward after a successful election for his party.



    Further forward, we look into some summer events coming back to Japan as the country learns to live with the ongoing pandemic, like Gion Matsuri, and the ongoing Nagoya Basho sumo tournament. Find the related articles list below.



     



    Join us wherever you get your podcasts — on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Podcasts, or directly through our website at JAPAN Forward. Reach out and stay in touch on Twitter @ariellebusetto.



    New podcasts will come out every weekend, and remain available for listeners on your own schedule. 



    We have a library of podcasts available on our landing page, including Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan ー in both English and Japanese, and Sports Talk. 



    RELATED: 



    * Showing Up for a Hurting Friend: Dignitaries Send Condolences, Mourn Shinzo Abe with Japan* Thousands Flood Zojoji Temple and the Streets of Tokyo to Say Farewell to Shinzo Abe * Unification Church Leader Confirms Tetsuya Yamagami’s Mother is Church Member* Prime Minister Kishida Maps Out Agenda Following Election Victory, Death of Shinzo Abe * Sri Lanka is Declared ‘Bankrupt’ as Humanitarian Crisis Looms* Reviving the Pharmaceutical Industry: Vaccine Mistrust and Negativity* The Gion Matsuri: 1,100 Years of Tradition and Change* SUMO | Terunofuji Moves Into Share of the Lead with Controversial Win at Nagoya Basho







    Author: Arielle Busetto

    • 8 min
    ‘The Week’ Podcast #14 Special Episode on the Death of Shinzo Abe

    ‘The Week’ Podcast #14 Special Episode on the Death of Shinzo Abe

    You are the reason JAPAN Forward launched The Week - a podcast for busy people who want to keep abreast of Japan’s culture, politics, business, economy and research worlds, and sports, too.. Hosted by Arielle Busetto.



    In our fourteenth episode, we do something a little different. We delve into the special coverage of the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. 



    We report the rolling events and the reactions of politicians in Japan and abroad in a conversation with Grant Newsham, a retired United States Marine Colonel and former US diplomat with decades of background in Japan. Currently, Newsham is a Research Fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies and a regular contributor to JAPAN Forward.



    Newsham shares with us some insights into the challenges and legacy of the longest-serving prime minister in Japan’s history.







    Join us wherever you get your podcasts — on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Podcasts, or directly through our website at JAPAN Forward. Reach out and stay in touch on Twitter @ariellebusetto.



    New podcasts will come out every weekend, and remain available for listeners on your own schedule. 



    We have a library of podcasts available on our landing page, including Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan ー in both English and Japanese, and Sports Talk. 



    RELATED: 



    * [Asia’s Next Page] Indo-Pacific at a Loss: The Abe Memoire* What We Know About Shinzo Abe’s Suspected Assassin So Far* Statesman and Defender: Shinzo Abe Will Be Missed* EDITORIAL | Shinzo Abe’s Assassination is Terrorism, a Tragedy That Japan Should Not See Again* A Nation In Shock: The Day After Shinzo Abe’s Assassination, Questions Remain* Japan’s Political World Will Never Be the Same Without Shinzo Abe* PM Kishida, Japanese Officials Mourn Shinzo Abe: ‘Incredible Loss of a Great Politician’* TIMELINE: Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Assassinated* ‘Tragic, Devastating’: World Leaders React to Shinzo Abe’s Death







    Author: Arielle Busetto

    • 9 min
    ‘The Week’ Podcast #13: Death of Hong Kong, Japan’s Energy Crunch, and Fuji Rock is Back

    ‘The Week’ Podcast #13: Death of Hong Kong, Japan’s Energy Crunch, and Fuji Rock is Back

    You are the reason JAPAN Forward launched The Week - a podcast for busy people who want to keep abreast of Japan’s culture, politics, business, economy and research worlds, and sports, too.. Hosted by Arielle Busetto.



    In our thirteenth episode, we spotlight the 25th anniversary since Hong Kong was handed over from the United Kingdom to China, with stories of Hong Kongers exploring their identity in film and reflections on the political changes under Xi Jinping’s hands.



    Further forward, it’s a hot summer, punctuated by a major energy crunch. The arts and entertainment scenes are brimming with announcements and the return of in-person festivals, including the return of Fuji Rock 2022. At the same time, we take a look at what’s behind a recent boom in pet culture in Japan. Find the related articles list below.



     



    Join us wherever you get your podcasts — on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Podcasts, or directly through our website at JAPAN Forward. Reach out and stay in touch on Twitter @ariellebusetto.



    New podcasts will come out every weekend, and remain available for listeners on your own schedule. 



    We have a library of podcasts available on our landing page, including Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan ー in both English and Japanese, and Sports Talk. 



    RELATED: 



    * Sweltering Heat in Tokyo Area Puts Pressure on Energy Grid* EDITORIAL | Choose Candidates Who Will Address Japan’s Energy Crisis * EDITORIAL | Tokyo Governor Should Rethink Solar Panels Plan * Hong Kong Activists Express Disgust at Xi’s Visit to the City* ‘Blue Island’: Film Reveals Hong Kongers Seeking Their Identity* Not so Kawaii – Purchasing a Puppy in Japan* [Gamer’s World] New Products, Real People, In-person in LA* ‘The Monster of the Boxing Ring’ Looks Toward Future Challenges* FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL 2022: Eight Artists to Look Out For







    Author: Arielle Busetto

    • 10 min
    ‘The Week’ Podcast #12: Wild Hot Springs, Comfort Women Statues, and Surprises on Ice

    ‘The Week’ Podcast #12: Wild Hot Springs, Comfort Women Statues, and Surprises on Ice

    You are the reason JAPAN Forward launched The Week - a podcast for busy people who want to keep abreast of Japan’s culture, politics, business, economy and research worlds, and sports, too.. Hosted by Arielle Busetto.



    In our eleventh episode we hear about a South Korean activist group traveling to Berlin to seek removal of a Comfort Women statue there.



    Further forward, we look at pets and microchips, and the effort to improve owner responsibility for the happiness of their dogs and cats. Then let us introduce you to several other trending topics, including the wonders of hot springs in the wild, found deep in the Japanese countryside. Find the related articles list below. 







    Join us wherever you get your podcasts — on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Podcasts, or directly through our website at JAPAN Forward. Reach out and stay in touch on Twitter @ariellebusetto.



    New podcasts will come out every weekend, and remain available for listeners on your own schedule. 



    We have a library of podcasts available on our landing page, including Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan ー in both English and Japanese, and Sports Talk. 



    RELATED: 



    * EDITORIAL | To Meaningfully Support Ukraine, G7 Can’t Go Soft on Russia* South Korean Group Tackles the Antagonism and Hatred Spread By Comfort Women Statues* Well Done, Ms Wong! Australia’s Foreign Minister Alerts the Solomon Islands to China’s Trap* Japan To Set Up Its Own CDC: What Changes?* EDITORIAL | Protect Your Dogs, Cats with ID Microchips* Masking Down? Think Again!* [ICE TIME] Kaori Sakamoto Ends Partnership with Choreographer Benoit Richaud * Japan’s Onsen are Famous, But its Notenburo are Even Better!.







    Author: Arielle Busetto

    • 8 min

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