Nuclear power, bad cops, movies and Yu Darvish -- all on the JPOD!
Join me on the JPOD this week as we discuss the latest news and gossip about what’s happening in Japan. We are joined by Japan Today editor Chris Betros, Tokyo Comedy Store artistic director Chris Wells, Metropolis movie critic Don Morton and Warren Wadud, owner of Nirvana restaurant at Tokyo Midtown.
Hear about the war of words going on between Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto and the central government over whether or not to restart nuclear reactors. Our guests explain how they are going to conserve electricity if there is a power shortage.
On a lighter note, some police officers have been naughty again, with one officer, who likes to dress in drag, being arrested for flashing a young girl in an elevator.
Don Morton gives his recommendations for this week’s must-see and must-miss movies. Hint: “Titanic 3D” isn’t on his must-see list.
Meanwhile, South Korean all-babe group Kara are touring Japan. How do they compare against Japanese all-girl groups? Tune in to hear what our guests think.
Warren Wadud tells us what’s happening around Tokyo Midtown this week. And if you are heading to Omotesando Hills, Ben & Jerry’s has opened their first ice cream store in Japan there.
Don Morton evaluates Yu Darvish’s first week in the majors and talks about the first African wrestler in sumo.
And we wrap up the JPOD with Domino Pizza, which has become a breeze to order thanks to the English home page.