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The Brian Lehrer Show

China and US: War?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

When last we spoke, I tried to sound an optimistic note and explain why, despite the warning signs -- like China and Japan's recent squabbling over the ownership of the Senkakau/Diaoyu islands -- I think the chances of a real-live shooting war between Beijing and Washington (Tokyo's sworn protector) remain small.

Since then, events in the region have conspired to make me look bad.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

China: Politics and Business

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jonathan Tepperman, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, discusses U.S foreign policy vis-a-vis China and the potential for the U.S. to get involved militarily in support of Japan in the two countries' conflict over territorial waters.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

China's new leadership faces many challenges

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

China's new leadership faces many challenges

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: East China Sea Dispute

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dr. Sheila Smith, senior fellow for Japan Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the dispute between China and Japan over a group of tiny but resource rich islands.

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The Takeaway

Chinese Take to the Streets as Tensions Rise With Japan

Monday, August 20, 2012

A dispute over a chain of uninhabited islands known as the Diaoyu in China and the Senkakus in Japan has lead to rising tensions between the two countries. The New York Times reports groups of protesters in China number in the tens of thousands.

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Radiolab

Double Blasted

Monday, July 16, 2012

In early August of 1945, Tsutomu Yamaguchi had a run of the worst luck imaginable. A double blast of radiation left his future, and the future of his descendants, in doubt. In this short: an utterly amazing survival story that spans ... well, 4 billion years when you get down to it.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Left behind in Japan and China

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Left behind in Japan and China

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Features

Stephane Wrembel, 'Tsunami,' Live on Soundcheck

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Watch Stephane Wrembel play "Tsunami" live in WNYC's Soundcheck studios. He composed the song after watching pictures of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

North Korea's missile politics

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

North Korea's missile politics

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Features

Tokyo: An Unknowable Feast

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Peter Meehan, the editor of Lucky Peach and co-author of the Momofuku cookbook, says Tokyo's cuisine is unknowable, compared to New York City's.  I think I know why.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Monday, March 12, 2012

Director David Gelb talks about his latest documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, which tells the story of Jiro Ono, who’s considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. At the age of 85, Ono continues to work towards perfection in his Tokyo restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro. And, from the restaurant 15 East, owner Marcos Moriera and sushi chef Masato Shimizu, join us to discuss the art of making sushi. Jiro Dreams of Sushi is playing at the Lincoln Plaza Cinema and the IFC Center.

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Transportation Nation

After Fukushima, Greenhouse Gases Rise in Japan

Friday, March 09, 2012

A sobering by-product of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in Japan last year -- the country has had to rely more on natural gas for its energy, and that's meant a big jump in greenhouse gas emissions.

On our partner The Takeaway David Biello, associate editor of environment and energy at Scientific American, discusses the future of nuclear energy, one year out with host John Hockenberry.   You can listen to the full interview here.

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Features

Play About Japan Tsunami First Responders Staged for Anniversary

Friday, March 09, 2012

To mark the one-year anniversary of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami on Sunday, a play honoring the first responders who tended to victims of the natural disaster and nuclear meltdown will be staged at the Ailey Citigroup Theater.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Japan one year after the tsunami, part two

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Japan one year after the tsunami, part two

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Japan one year after the tsunami

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Japan one year after the tsunami

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New Sounds

West Looks East: Japan

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

For this New Sounds program some Western musicians look to Japan for inspiration both melodic and instrumental. Hear selections from a recent release by cellist/composer Jordi Savall called "Hispania & Japan - Dialogues," created following the catastrophes in Japan in 2011.  It's actually based on a previous project from 2006, "The Route of the Orient," revolving around the Spanish Jesuit missionary St. Francis Xavier (Francisco Javier). 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Inside the Fukushima Meltdown

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dan Edge, writer, producer, and director of the new FRONTLINE documentary "Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown," which airs on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at 10 P.M. ET on PBS, discusses his new documentary about the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost a year after the earthquake and tsunami.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Peter Hessler on an American crime reporter in Japan

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Peter Hessler on an American crime reporter in Japan.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: The Suzan

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Suzan plays with Field Mouse, Speedy Ortiz and Me & Mars at Big Snow Buffalo Lounge on Thursday night. Download the all-girl group's catchy, danceable number "Come Come" here.

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The Takeaway

Japanese American WWII Veterans Look Back on Pearl Harbor

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Seventy years ago today, Japan attacked a naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, killing and wounding thousands of Americans. The enemy might have been Japan, but in the American melting pot there were many Japanese faces. The Pearl Harbor inspired solidarity in America soon gave way to distrust and a staggering suspension of the U.S. Constitution. "War Relocation Camps" for 100,000 Japanese-Americans were set up, and entire families of American citizens were forced to halt their lives and move. Some of those relocated Japanese-Americans petitioned the U.S. to serve in combat as a way of demonstrating their loyalty. The petitions were accepted, and soon Japanese-Americans were fighting as both volunteers and drafted servicemen.

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