• Tokyo Podcast 33: Forgive Don’t Forget

    When Japan surrendered to the United Stated in 1945 numerous swords were taken from Japanese soldiers and given to American officers. Paul Ufema is a documentary filmmaker who’s grandfather, an officer in the US Navy was given 3 Japanese swords. For many years the swords sat in the basement collecting dust until Paul decided to […]

  • Tokyo Podcast 32: Zen Buddhism

    Tokyo Podcast talks to Reverend Takafumi Kawakami who is a Zen Buddhist Priest in Kyoto about the practise of meditation and how it can be used as an effective stress management tool. We also talk about the role that Buddhism plays in modern day Japan and the work that Reverend Takafumi is doing to revitalize […]

  • Tokyo Podcast 31: Amy Chavez

    One this show Anthony talks to Japan Times columnist Amy Chavez about her book ‘Japan Funny Side Up’ which is a unique travel guide that offers valuable tips and insights into the strange and wacky aspects of Japanese culture.

  • Tokyo Podcast 30: Shinkansen

    The shinkansen is a marvel of technology and engineering and despite it’s international reputation for speed and safety not much is known about what makes it work so well. On this show Anthony delves into the history and details of the shinkansen with author Christopher Hood and the impact high speed rail has had on […]

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