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Oct. 26, 2018: Blogs of war, medical lawsuit, custody battles, making a murderer and fright night.

10/26/2018
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In this week's news from Japan Today: a freelance Japanese journalist is freed from three years in captivity in Syria; women not accepted to Tokyo Medical University due to their sex are now seeking redress; the U.S. State Department says Japan is still non-compliant with the Hague Convention on international child abductions; a 15-year-old was arrested for killing his grandfather, attempting to kill his grandmother and plotting to kill a student from his school plus Halloween in Japan —...

Duration:00:18:15

Oct. 19, 2018: Data shakeup, artful daughter, Othello champ, bicycle etiquette and Japan Yesterday.

10/19/2018
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In this week's news from Japan Today: Another big Japanese company admits to falsifying data for its products; a woman in Osaka Prefecture is arrested for the murder of her father then her brother in a story right out of a mystery novel; the youngest ever Othello board game champ gets a big surprise on his flight home to Japan and an inspirational look back at Helen Keller’s 1937 visit to Japan — the first of many. https://japantoday.com/ Rate and review us:...

Duration:00:16:26

Oct. 5, 2018: Discomfort women, Kyoto tax, Kumamoto cough drop, suicide damage and goodfellas.

10/5/2018
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In this week's news from Japan Today: Osaka severs sister city relationship with San Francisco; Kyoto starts taxing accommodations of visitors to the city; A Kumamoto city councilwoman is censured for a cough drop; a suicide’s collateral damage in Tokyo and Japanese yakuza members are living longer and healthier lives. https://japantoday.com/ Rate and review us: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/japan-today/id517133982?mt=2 This weeks stories: Discomfort Women —...

Duration:00:18:38

Sep. 28, 2018: Japan-U.S trade, no go-karting, coin locker baby, Kanto vs. Kansai and bad tattoos.

9/28/2018
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In this week's news from Japan Today: PM Abe and President Trump agree to talk trade; Nintendo shuts down a go-karting company using its character likenesses; a woman is arrested in Tokyo for hiding the remains of her dead infant in coin lockers; the great Kanto versus Kansai rivalry and Rugby World Cup players and fans are asked to cover their tattoos ahead of the tournament. https://japantoday.com/ Rate and review us: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/japan-today/id517133982?mt=2 This...

Duration:00:14:47

Sep. 21, 2018: Over the moon, dead cops, all hail Abe, least popular city and Japan Yesterday.

9/21/2018
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In this week's news from Japan Today: A Japanese billionaire will be the first private citizen to travel around the moon with Space X; another policeman killed at a community police station; Shinzo Abe is set to become Japan’s longest serving prime minister; Japan’s least popular city and Japan Yesterday looks at that time U.S. president and Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant visited with Emperor Meiji. https://japantoday.com/ Rate and review us:...

Duration:00:18:55

Sept. 14, 2018: Osaka grand slam, helping foreigners, Abe Putin, hangman pay and tourism pollution.

9/14/2018
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In this week's news from Japan Today: Naomi Osaka is the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam tennis tournament but people seem obsessed with her nationality here; Japan — overwhelmed by natural disasters this summer — turns its attention to helping foreigners deal with emergencies; Prime Minister Abe and Vladimir Putin look to officially end WWII hostilities; how executioners get paid in Japan — and how much — and with Japan’s rise as a top travel destination so to the rise in “tourism...

Duration:00:16:20

May 25, 2018: Playing dirty, the breakup, car troubles, rooms for rent and weird whistler.

5/26/2018
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In this week's episode: Dirty tricks on the gridiron when a late tackle leaves a university quarterback injured and an opposing player and coach facing tough questions, President Donald Trump pours cold water on his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump threatens to impose huge tariffs on Japanese vehicles imported to the U.S. Sending shock waves through the industry, Platforms like Airbnb are looking to get a boost from new short-term rental laws coming in to effect in Japan...

Duration:00:15:34

May 19, 2018: Foot in mouth, child killer caught, creepy house guest, dating game and early trains.

5/19/2018
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In this week's episode: Japan's deputy prime minister puts his foot in his mouth — again; an update on last week's horrific murder of a 7-year-old girl in Niigata as police arrest a suspect; an elderly woman in Hyogo Prefecture discovers someone has been living in an upstairs room of her house for almost 5 months; women in Japan reveal their worst dating experiences and it seems the men need to up their game plus Japan’s trains are renowned for their punctuality, but JR West has apologized...

Duration:00:10:17

May 11, 2018: Blood on the tracks, Asian mini-summit, if the shoe fits, Japan needs kids and more.

5/10/2018
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In this week's episode: The horrific murder of a small child found on the railroad tracks in Niigata City; Japan, China and South Korea meet to discuss ending Kim Jong Un's nuclear program; PM Abe's strange dessert in Jerusalem; Japanese finance ministry officials get trained on what sexual harassment is; the number of children in Japan is at an all-time low and more news from Japan Today. https://japantoday.com/ Rate and review us:...

Duration:00:12:52

May 4, 2018: The not-so-great escape, zero-fare bus strike, Cool Biz, small town sex and more.

5/3/2018
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In this week's episode: A prisoner's “not so great escape” from a remote island in Ehime Prefecture ends after three weeks on the lam, a motorist gets "all revved up" and drives his car into a bike gang in Chiba, bus drivers enact "strike force zero" in Okayama, the Japanese government promotes "cool biz" wear for summer and an exodus of pink salons from Tokyo may help "small town sex." News and more from Japan Today. https://japantoday.com/ Rate and review us:...

Duration:00:07:02

April 27, 2018: Unjust desserts, sexy yoga, scuba diving murder, Olympics woes and more.

5/1/2018
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In this week's episode: Unjust desserts for Japan at the inter-Koreas summit, the Japanese education minister practicing "sexy yoga," a fatal scuba diving accident in Wakayama Prefecture is now ruled a murder, more Tokyo 2020 Olympics woes and more news from Japan this week. News and more from Japan Today. https://japantoday.com/ Rate and review us: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/japan-today/id517133982?mt=2

Duration:00:09:48

April 20, 2018: Abe and Trump in Florida, immigration center hunger strike, sex scandals and more.

5/1/2018
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In this week's episode: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is still looking for assurances from President Trump, immigration center detainees launch hunger strike in Ibaraki Prefecture, two politicians are brought down by sex scandals and in major league baseball, Shuhei Ohtani's electrifying start with the California Angels and more news from Japan this week. News and more from Japan Today. japantoday.com/ Rate and review us: itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/japan…id517133982?mt=2

Duration:00:13:09

The Kong Show Presents Vanessa Williams

6/19/2014
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The Kong Show Presents Vanessa Williams by Japan Today

Duration:00:17:01

The Kong Show Introduces Dirty Loops

5/18/2014
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The Kong Show Introduces Dirty Loops by Japan Today

Duration:00:36:23

The Kong Show Catches Up With TOTO

4/24/2014
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The Kong Show Catches Up With TOTO by Japan Today

Duration:00:03:11

The 12 Things Never To Say To An Asian Woman With Jennifer Chen

3/19/2014
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The 12 Things Never To Say To An Asian Woman With Jennifer Chen by Japan Today

Duration:00:11:32

JT Tech Show -- December 14, 2013

12/13/2013
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JT Tech Show -- December 14, 2013 by Japan Today

Duration:00:09:47

JPOD Announcement

4/3/2012
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JPOD: Japan Today Podcast is coming soon.

Duration:00:01:44