A singer who received a cross from the pope, had a beer with Paul McCartney, and a woman who walked the length and breadth of Japan

TOKYO —

Join us on the JPOD as we discuss the latest news and gossip about what’s happening in Japan.

We have two special guests this week. Author Mary King introduces her book “Japan on Foot.” King and her companion set off to capture the spirit of Japan by walking the length and breadth of the country, a 15-month odyssey of 7,500 kilometers.

Our other special guest is world famous Japanese-American tenor John Ken Nuzzo who tells us about some upcoming performances and gives us a sample of what to expect.

Turning to news issues, our panel discusses Tokyo Sky Tree, the recent annular solar eclipse, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto’s war on tattoos, Beat Takeshi and same-sex marriages.

Kaleb James previews upcoming concerts, while Tokyo Comedy Store stand-up comics Bob Werley and Hugh Lloyd provide some witty insight.

All this and lots more on the JPOD!

Listen on:
Japan Today Podcast
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Author Infomation

Kamasami Kong
Kamasami Kong
Kong is a long-time radio veteran in Japan, having started in the late 1970s on a record album project with DJ Katsuya Kobayashi and musician Tatsurou Yamashita, called "COME ALONG II." Since then, he has had radio programs on FM YOKOHAMA, INTER-FM, TOKYO-FM and FM802 in Osaka. His programs are currently being heard in the Kansai area on FM COCOLO. He pioneered the Tokyo MetPod, and is now publishing the Kong Show, a podcast featuring news, interviews, entertainment and more.
Website: http://www.japantoday.com/

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