Interpreter for the movie stars, nuclear crisis, Olympus, radioactive tuna and a bizarre meal -- all served up on the JPOD
Join us on the JPOD as we discuss the latest news and gossip about what’s happening in Japan.
Our special guest this week is Sayuri Suzuki who interprets for many top movie stars when they visit Japan. Hear Sayuri talk about the fun aspects of her job, what it’s like interpreting for Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt and countless others, some of whom can be a bit difficult.
Turning to news issues, we hear from NPR radio host and journalist John Matthews and Japan Today editor Chris Betros on the nuclear crisis, Olympus’ settlement with its ousted CEO Michael Woodford, Tokyo Sky Tree’s first week, a radioactive bluefin tuna, while Tokyo Comedy Store comedians Cloudy Bongwater and Spring Day digest some weird news about an artist who had his genitalia surgically removed so he can serve them up for dinner to five friends. Ouch!
Don Morton tells us what movies to see and what movies to miss, while Robin Sakai gives us the latest tech news and trends.
All this and lots more on the JPOD!