Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan Podcast

Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan Podcast


Latest Episodes

#15 Sports Talk ー Analyzing The Outcome At Sumo’s Autumn Basho With Jim Armstrong
September 30, 2022

The 15-day tournament offered sumo fans plenty of memorable moments. Veteran sports reporter Armstrong joins the podcast for a wrapup of the event.

#44 Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan Podcast – The Return of the Tokyo Game Show
September 18, 2022

Daniel Robson and Arielle Busetto outline how the Tokyo Game Show has changed since the pandemic, such as the difference in scale and new things to look for.

#43 Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan Podcast – Grant Newsham on Japan’s Security
September 15, 2022

Japan has taken steps toward better funding its self-defense, and Newsham outlines strategic areas for optimization.

#42 Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan Podcast – Introducing Japan 2 Earth
August 19, 2022

Susan Yoshimura introduces the JAPAN Forward team and listeners to the new website Japan 2 Earth, engaging us with the challenge of achieving the SDGs.

#41 Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan Podcast – Wrapping Up Fuji Rock 2022
August 01, 2022

JAPAN Forward’s team in Naeba gives a live inside view of the highlights of Day 3 and their favorite moments over the three-day festival.

#40 Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan Podcast – Wrapping Up Fuji Rock Day 2
July 31, 2022

JAPAN Forward’s team in Naeba gives a live inside view of the highlights of Day 2 and a preview of the artists to watch for on the last day of the Fuji Rock Festival.

#39 Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan Podcast – Wrapping Up Fuji Rock Day 1
July 29, 2022

JAPAN Forward’s team in Naeba gives a live inside view of the highlights of Day 1 and a preview of the artists to watch for on Day 2 of the Fuji Rock Festival.

#38 Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan Podcast – Fuji Rock Pre Festival
July 29, 2022

JAPAN Forward’s team shares how and what to follow as they cover Fuji Rock, Japan’s biggest outdoor music festival, back with international artists for 2022.

#37 Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan Podcast – Kei Hirata on Making a Career in Cheerleading in America and Japan
July 20, 2022

Kei Hirata reflects on achieving her dream of cheering for major league sports teams in Japan and America and mentoring the next generation.

#36 Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan Podcast – William Lee and Stand With Hong Kong
July 14, 2022

William Lee organizes rallies and demonstrations in Japan with the non-profit organization, Stand With Hong Kong - an independent, grassroots, crowdfunded advocacy group consisting of individuals who