Tagged with “japan” (12)

  1. Hardcore History 64 – Supernova in the East III

    Japan’s rising sun goes supernova and engulfs a huge area of Asia and the Pacific. A war without mercy begins to develop infusing the whole conflict with a savage vibe.


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  2. Hardcore History 63 – Supernova in the East II

    Deep themes run through this show, with allegations of Japanese war crimes and atrocities in China at the start leading to eerily familiar, almost modern questions over how the world should respond. And then Dec 7, 1941 arrives…


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  3. Hardcore History 62 – Supernova in the East I

    The Asia-Pacific War of 1937-1945 has deep roots. It also involves a Japanese society that’s been called one of the most distinctive on Earth. If there were a Japanese version of Captain America, this would be his origin story.


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  4. If you go to Japan, don’t miss the food in Okinawa | Public Radio International

    Japan’s food is distinctive — but it’s not monolithic. You can get different styles of dishes, of course, in Kyoto and Tokyo. And there’s also Okinawa — the island community hundreds of miles south of Tokyo that shouldn’t be missed.


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  5. There’s a street in Tokyo where the sushi is amazing, except you can’t eat it | Public Radio International

    Food writer Steve Dolinsky explores the epicenter of the world’s fake food on Kappabashi Street in Tokyo, Japan.


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  6. In Japan, Mobile Startups Take Gaming To Next Level : NPR

    An estimated one out of every three Japanese are signed up to play games on their cell phones, helping to grow a mobile gaming juggernaut that’s currently dominated by a few Japanese startups. Now, those same startups are eyeing a new playing field — the U.S.


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  7. Commentary: Sounds of Japan Railways : NPR

    Commentator Andy Raskin returned to Tokyo, where he once lived, and discovered musical improvements to the notification sounds played at each stop on the Japan Railways line. We hear some examples.


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  8. A History of the World in 100 Objects: Jomon Pot

    A 7,000-year-old Japanese clay pot has managed to remain almost perfectly intact. Pots began in Japan around 17,000 years ago and by the time this pot was made had achieved a remarkable sophistication. This simple clay object makes a fascinating connection between the Japan of today and the emerging world of people in Japan at the end of the Ice Age. What was the significance of agriculture to the Jomon and how did they make their pots?

    From http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ahow

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  9. Ambiguity Okinawa

    Three stories from ABC’s Tony Barrell:

    Ambiguity Okinawa: A portrait of the Japanese islands of Okinawa and their confused relationship with the USA and mainland Japan.

    The Valentich Mystery: This program reconstructs the last minutes of a young pilot whose disappearance over Bass Strait in 1978 led to speculations that Australia might have its very own UFO culture (and a Bermuda Triangle).

    That was Then and So is This: This program was broadcast in the last hours of 1999 as a satirical commentary on the media’s obsession with the arrival of the year 2000.

    From http://speechification.com/2008/08/18/ambiguity-okinawa/

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  10. Tokyo Podcast, Part One: Shibuya

    All about Shibuya.

    Full transcript here: http://blog.hotelbook.com/hotelblog/2006/04/tokyo_podcast_p.html

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