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#05 Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan Podcast – Who is Yoshihide Suga?
September 30, 2020

Listen in as the JAPAN Forward editorial team discusses Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, his background, low-key but decisive role in national initiatives and future ambitions for the nation.   Access articles on today’s topic: Yoshihide Suga...

#04 Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan Podcast – Gion Festival
September 10, 2020

Listen in as the JAPAN Forward editorial team chats with graduate student and intern Mariko Azuma, who has returned from Kyoto to deliver insights and updates on Japan’s world-renowned Gion festival.   *We apologize for the inconvenience of light stati...

#03 Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan Podcast – Go To Campaign
August 13, 2020

Listen in as the JAPAN Forward editorial team discusses the government’s initiative known as the “Go To Campaign” and their personal experiences with the challenges of domestic travel amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

#02 Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan Podcast – Sports Fandom in the Coronavirus Era
July 24, 2020

Listen in as the JAPAN Forward editorial team discusses the new norm for fans returning to sports venues and events with longtime sports journalist, Ed Odeven.     Access articles on today’s topic: Spectators Permitted to Attend July Grand Sumo Tour...

What’s wrong with ‘Retro’ Tech? EP #01
July 16, 2020

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