Wendy's burgers, nuclear power, same-sex marriages, movies and music - all on the JPOD, plus we're giving away Wendy's gift certificates
Join me on the JPOD as we discuss the latest news and gossip about what’s happening in Japan.
Our special guest this week is president of Wendy’s Japan, Ernest Higa, who tells us why he brought Wendy’s back to Japan and what he is doing with the hamburger chain.
To mark the occasion, Wendy’s Japan is giving 20 “free meal” gift certificates for its store in Harajuku. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and the keyword mentioned in the JPOD to be eligible. The first 20 applicants will receive the certificates.
Turning to news issues, we hear from NPR radio host and journalist John Matthews and Japan Today editor Chris Betros on the Oi nuclear power plant, the Japanese government’s cyber-charm tourism offensive, Lady Gaga, same-sex marriages at Tokyo Disney Resort, Japan’s possible extinction in 1,000 years and Triumph’s keep-cool bra.
Tokyo Comedy Store stand-up comic Ian Gibb provides some witty insight, Kaleb James previews upcoming concerts and pays tribute to the late Donald “Duck” Dunn, while Don Morton lets us know what movies to see and what movies to miss.
All this and lots more on the JPOD!