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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

Sep. 7, 2018: Hokkaido quake, typhoon, radiation death, the fugitive and cop junk.

9/7/2018
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In this week's news from Japan Today: An earthquake rocked Hokkaido on Thursday killing 16, causing landslides and knocking out power across the island; a powerful typhoon slammed Japan’s west coast with heavy rain and winds over 200 kmh and wreaking havoc; the Japanese government acknowledges the first radiation death among Fukushima nuclear plant workers; a man who was under arrest for rape and robbery escaped and is on the loose in Osaka and a police officer was charged with indecency...

Duration:00:14:39

Aug 31, 2018: Hospital heat deaths, trainsitting, hotel quickies, dead dad and Conan Town.

8/31/2018
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In this week's news from Japan Today: Five elderly patients died at a hospital in Gifu City when the air conditioner broke down, a newspaper reports JR West made workers sit in a tunnel as a bullet train passed by them for training, a new trend at Japan’s famous love hotels has customers stopping in for shorter than usual trysts, a son was arrested for not informing police his father had died then living with the corpse at his home and Conan O’Brien and the mayor of “Conan Town” in Tottori...

Duration:00:17:49

Aug 24, 2018: Basketball disgrace, super volunteer, Miss Top Gun, The Urinator and Marilyn & Joe

8/25/2018
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In this week's news from Japan Today: Japanese basketball players have to leave the Asian Games in Jakarta after getting caught with prostitutes, an elderly volunteer is setting an example in western Japan, Japan’S newest fighter pilot is a young women inspired by the movie “Top Gun,” man arrested at Narita airport for urinating on passenger mid-flight and that time in 1954 when Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio visited Japan on their honeymoon. https://japantoday.com/ Rate and review us:...

Duration:00:14:06

Aug 10, 2018: Medical unversity, hot stats, daylight savings, justice minister and octopus mystery.

8/11/2018
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In this week's news from Japan Today: Prestigious Tokyo Medical University admits to limiting acceptance of women, July was officially the hottest month on record in Japan, organizers are considering Daylight Savings Time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, after the execution of 13 members of the Aum cult the Japanese government will provide security to the current justice minister and her family and a mystery of “tentacular” proportions in Sapporo. https://japantoday.com/ Rate and review us:...

Duration:00:17:23

June 22, 2018: After the quake, Mexican whine, horrible parents, lunch break and cup runneth over.

6/23/2018
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In this week's news from Japan Today: After this week's magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Osaka wreaked havoc xenophobic rumors spread like wildfire across social media in Japan, President Trump made a disparaging remark to PM Abe at the G7 summit in Canada about Mexican immigrants, another horrific murder of a child at the hands of the parents, an official with Kobe city government is punished for going to lunch three minutes early plus orderly chaos across Japan after celebrations over the...

Duration:00:16:16

June 15, 2018: Kim possible, adults only, dark web, return of the living dead and down vote.

6/16/2018
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In this week's news from Japan Today: Prime Minister Abe looks to his own summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, Japan officially lowers the age of adulthood, a heinous murder borne of the "dark web," return of the living dead plus if you're not into politics she may not be that into you says a Japanese think tank. https://japantoday.com/ Rate and review us: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/japan-today/id517133982?mt=2 This weeks stories: Kim Possible —...

Duration:00:18:56

June 8, 2018: Bosom buddies, the death of a child, Don Juan, the man who wasn't dead and office sex.

6/9/2018
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In this week's episode: Prime Minister Abe and President Trump deal on trade and Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea, a young child dies from abuse by her parents even though she left heartbreaking notes begging them to stop, the mystery surrounding the death of Japan's self-proclaimed "Don Juan," the man who wasn't dead plus a new poll reveals how many Japanese men and women are having sex at the office all from Japan Today this week. https://japantoday.com/ Rate and review us:...

Duration:00:15:07

June 1, 2018: Feet in mouth, whale of a problem, work Japan, room & abuse and gettin' it on games.

6/2/2018
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In this week's episode: Japanese politicians keep putting their feet in their mouths this time over motherhood and raising children, Japan continues to hunt and kill whales for “research purposes” (whatever that means) and their catch this year yields some horrific information, the Japanese government is opening the doors for more foreign workers to enter the country but there’s a catch — actually, a few of them — we tell you what they are, she rented a room in a couple’s home until she...

Duration:00:15:16

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