This Week In Japan

By Japan Insider

Need a weekly round-up of the top news stories coming out of Japan? Look no further. Tokyo-based, British content-creator Julian and Japanese entrepreneur Yasu, are here to dive into the hot topics of the week. Recorded in Tokyo, 'This Week in Japan' is the perfect blend of current news, cultural insight, and in-depth discussions all woven through a friendly conversation between the two hosts. Stay up-to-date with the flow of stories streaming out of Japan, no matter where you are. (Japanese Explanation) 毎週、日本で今話題のニュースについて、東京在住のイギリス人クリエイターJulianと日本人起業家Yasuが英語で意見を交わしています。楽しくニュースを振り返りながら、英語のリスニングがしたい方へ!

  1. 1.
    Japanese Entrepreneur Plans Journey To The Moon
    33:18
  2. 2.
    Popular Manga Character Catches COVID-19
    25:00
  3. 3.
    Netflix To Offer Full-scholarships To Anime Creators Open To Foreigners
    38:17
  4. 4.
    Clubhouse App Is Making Big Waves In Japan
    28:08
  5. 5.
    President of Tokyo Olympics Committee Under Fire for Sexist Comments
    27:45
  6. 6.
    Pandemic Boosts Rice Consumption in Japan
    26:57
  7. 7.
    Silent Eating Is Trending In Japan
    27:01
  8. 8.
    Big Setbacks for the Japanese Entertainment Industry
    26:57
  1. 9.
    State of Emergency 2.0: Welcome to 2021
    38:26
  2. 10.
    This Year In Japan - 2020 Review
    48:43
  3. 11.
    Nintendo Company Brochure Becomes Valued Collector’s Item
    44:07
  4. 12.
    Novelist Sues Square Enix over Game Character's Name
    42:39
  5. 13.
    Suga Pushes Digital Transformation Agency
    39:21
  6. 14.
    A Countryside Mayor is the Japanese Joe Biden
    34:10
  7. 15.
    Breaking News from Osaka Interrupts Anime Broadcast
    36:20
  8. 16.
    Osaka City Is On The Verge Of Being Abolished
    36:36
  9. 17.
    Journalist Shiori Ito Sues Politician For Liking A Tweet
    39:21
  10. 18.
    The Demon Slayer Movie Sees Record Screenings In Japan
    31:47
  11. 19.
    Japan Aims to Accept Tourists from April 2021
    34:21
  12. 20.
    Life-size Moving Gundam Is Activated
    39:07
  13. 21.
    Prime Minister Suga Vows to Cut Mobile Phone Fees
    36:49
  14. 22.
    Naomi Osaka Wins Third Grand Slam Title
    41:11
  15. 23.
    Tokyo's Curfew For Bars Is Finally Lifted
    42:47
  16. 24.
    Race For The Next Prime Minister Begins
    41:31
  17. 25.
    Top Politician Arrested Again In Bribery Case
    39:07
  18. 26.
    Japan’s Record Heat Wave Turns Deadly
    45:32
  19. 27.
    Abe’s Vacant Summer Vacation
    41:26
  20. 28.
    Three Prefectures Declare State Of Emergency
    41:44
  21. 29.
    Foreign Residents Allowed Re-entry
    42:03
  22. 30.
    Abe Set On Tokyo 2021 Olympics
    39:39
  23. 31.
    Youngest Ever Shogi Master Is Born
    39:21
  24. 32.
    Robot Workers Coming To Convenience Stores
    40:27
  25. 33.
    Tokyo Sees Unusual Election Candidates
    39:08
  26. 34.
    Prime Minister Abe Finally Gets A Rest
    38:05
  27. 35.
    Economy Reopens and PlayStation 5 Revealed
    40:15
  28. 36.
    Tokyo Lifts The Alert and BLM Protest Held in Osaka
    38:30
  29. 37.
    Blue Impulse Jets Fly Over Tokyo
    39:33
  30. 38.
    Japan Lifts the State of Emergency
    39:56
  31. 39.
    Demon Slayer Manga Ends
    35:17
  32. 40.
    Olympian Switches to Uber Eats
    36:03
  33. 41.
    Japan Extends State of Emergency
    34:39
  34. 42.
    Ghost in the Shell Revives
    37:02
  35. 43.
    Social Distancing Games Developed
    36:28
  36. 44.
    Final Fantasy and Animal Crossing Sales Explode
    31:44
  37. 45.
    Japan Declares State Of Emergency
    33:10

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