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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama seeks to cement Japan ties

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Obama seeks to cement Japan ties

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Selected Shorts

True Selves/Hidden Selves

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Moth girls, a Dodo with an identity crisis, and an unnervingly perfect secretary.

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Selected Shorts

Reeling for the Empire

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Oppressed garment workers really turn the tables in this fable by Karen Russell

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Smells Bad, Tastes Bad, Covered in Slime

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Japanese either love or hate these slimy, stinky, fermented soybeans.  Now, natto is gaining popularity with home fermentation enthusiasts. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Making Art As a Form of Meditation

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The star of Tokyo's postwar avant-garde who reinvented himself, and conceptual art. 

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On The Media

ISIS and the Japanese Captives

Friday, January 23, 2015

The video from ISIS threatening to kill two Japanese captives within 72 hours has sent pacifist Japan into agony, horror, and self-examination. 

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On The Media

Japanese Captives, the diary of a Guantanamo Bay inmate, and more

Friday, January 23, 2015

A video threat from ISIS to Japan, debunking conventional wisdom in Congress, and a newly published memoir from a Guantanamo Bay inmate.

The Takeaway

ISIS Threatens to Kill Japanese Hostages

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

​On Tuesday, members of the Islamic State released a new video featuring two Japanese hostages. 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

What hopes for detente between Japan and China?

Thursday, November 06, 2014

What hopes for detente between Japan and China?

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PRI's The World

This Japanese woman never gave up on her hometown. Even after the tsunami

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tomoko Kobayashi is one of the few residents who keeps coming back to the town of Odaka in Japan every day. Residents there were ordered to evacuate after the tsunami hit Japan in 2011. Tomoko hopes to help preserve the town for future generations.

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PRI's The World

How wartime prejudice brought young Japanese Americans together for life

Monday, September 22, 2014

In the years around World War II, exclusion and racial prejudice led Japanese American girls to form hundreds of social clubs to get through the tough times — and have fun. And almost 70 years later, their bonds are just as strong as ever.

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PRI's The World

America is becoming an under-the-radar hub of sumo wrestling

Monday, September 22, 2014

Over the weekend, in Long Beach, Calif., a tournament featuring some larger-than-life competitors took place — the 14th annual US Sumo Open. Surprisingly, it's the biggest amateur sumo competition outside of Japan. So could sumo's time be arriving in the US?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Art Can Reveal Dark Impulses Under the Veneer of Civilized Behavior

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Artists such as Max Beckmann, George Grosz, and Yokoo Tadanori, and filmmakers Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kurosawa Kiyoshi were affected by fascism and its consequences.

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PRI's The World

Hello Kitty turns 40 this year and she's got news!

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Japanese American National Museum will be opening an exhibit highlighting the 40-year rise of Hello Kitty. And the well known white Kitty has one thing to make clear to the world.

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99% Invisible

129- Thomassons

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cities, like living things, evolve slowly over time. Buildings and structures get added and renovated and removed, and in this process, bits and pieces that get left behind. Vestiges. Just as humans have tailbones and whales have pelvic bones,

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Did a Japanese Energy Company Lie About Radiation Levels in Fukushima to the U.S. Navy?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sailors in the U.S Navy are suing a Japanese electric company for $1 billion for lying about radiation levels at Fukushima. They now suffer health problems from exposure to radiation.

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PRI's The World

For the short people among us, Uniqlo's clothes come to the rescue — for now

Friday, August 22, 2014

It's hard enough finding clothes that fit when you're a large size, but what about when you're under five feet tall? Pien Huang thought she had the answer, but the small sizing that makes her love Japanese chain Uniqlo means that the company's US stores are losing money.

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PRI's The World

A Japanese American magician named 'Honesty' tricks out Cambridge crowds

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Summer time means an influx of street performers in busy cities all around the world. In Cambridge, it mean it's time for 22-year-old Makoto to perform his magic tricks and dream of the big time.

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WNYC News

Technology, Flowers and Manga

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Japanese art collective that works with digital technology is having its first U.S. exhibition. Called "Ultra Subjective Space," it shows how the collective turns ancient stories and animation into art.

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PRI's The World

Why young Japanese are joining a new wave of protests

Monday, August 04, 2014

Japan's protest movement has been mostly dormant for decades. But a move by the prime minister to change the constitution is getting people out on the streets.

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