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Japan Affairs

A weekly discussion of Japan-related news, business and culture by J.T. Quigley and Zachary Ruzbasan.

Why Aren't Japanese Students Studying Abroad?
March 28, 2014

Why Aren't Japanese Students Studying Abroad?

By J.T. Quigley and Zachary Ruzbasan
The number of students pursuing education overseas dipped by nearly a third since 2004.

Contractors Seek Out Homeless, Downtrodden for Fukushima Cleanup
March 23, 2014

Contractors Seek Out Homeless, Downtrodden for Fukushima Cleanup

By J.T. Quigley and Zachary Ruzbasan
With few willing to risk exposure to radiation, staffing agencies are exploiting unskilled laborers from across Japan.
Rising Conservatism Among Japanese Housewives?
March 08, 2014

Rising Conservatism Among Japanese Housewives?

By J.T. Quigley and Angela Erika Kubo
According to a recent report, some Japanese women are embracing right-wing groups that operate mostly online.

Japanese WWII Survivor Wants UNESCO Certification for Kamikaze Letters
February 28, 2014

Japanese WWII Survivor Wants UNESCO Certification for Kamikaze Letters

By J.T. Quigley and Angela Erika Kubo
Our Tokyo editors talk about controversial letters penned by Kamikaze pilots and more in this week's podcast.

Fukushima's Post-Disaster Death Toll Rises
February 21, 2014

Fukushima's Post-Disaster Death Toll Rises

By J.T. Quigley and Angela Erika Kubo
Our Tokyo editors discuss hardships faced by Fukushima's 136,000 displaced residents and more in this week's podcast.

What Do Shinzo Abe and Kim Jong-Un Have In Common?
February 14, 2014

What Do Shinzo Abe and Kim Jong-Un Have In Common?

By J.T. Quigley and Angela Erika Kubo
Our Tokyo editors talk about South Korean attitudes toward Japan's leader and more in this week's podcast.

Did Tokyo Elect a Sexist Governor?
February 11, 2014

Did Tokyo Elect a Sexist Governor?

By J.T. Quigley and Angela Erika Kubo
Our Tokyo editors discuss Masuzoe's past gaffes, Sony's PC woes and newspapers for kids.
A Controversial Comic Book and Japan's Gourmet Potato Chips
February 04, 2014

A Controversial Comic Book and Japan's Gourmet Potato Chips

By J.T. Quigley and Angela Erika Kubo
Our Tokyo editors discuss the ongoing comfort women spat and a "Hokkaido boom" in snack foods.

Bottlenoses, Blonde Wigs and Baseball
January 24, 2014

Bottlenoses, Blonde Wigs and Baseball

By J. T. Quigley and Angela Erika Kubo
Our Tokyo editors discuss the recent dolphin hunt and other Japan news.

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