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Biden Time! (w/Michelle Ye Hee Lee)

Joe Biden's Straight Talk Express comes to Asia! WaPo Bureau Chief Michelle Ye Hee Lee joins us to talk about what Biden took away from his time in Japan. If he's anyt...

Marching into April/Japanese Castles (w/Oleg Benesch)

Japan Scholar Oleg Benesch joins us to to talk about the past, present, and future of Japanese castles, and break down the debates around them, proving that when it c...

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Imagining a Militarized Japan and then Laughing (w/Tom Phuong Le)

Author of Japan's Aging Peace, Tom Le, stops in to talk about Japan's security concerns and help us think about an important hypothetical question: Ok, Japan, let's sa...

Locked Out of our $500 Abandoned House (w/Alex Kerr)

Author Alex Kerr may be single-handedly responsible for the current global spotlight on restoring old Japanese country homes, so we talk to him about how these homes m...

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