All you need to know about new residence registration cards, Hooters, politics, Aum, 'diet glasses' and festivals -- 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 Steve Burson, president of H&R Group, who explains all about the new residence registration cards which foreigners in Japan will have to apply for after July 9. 

On news issues, we hear from NPR radio host and journalist John Matthews and Japan Today editor Chris Betros on Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s cabinet reshuffle, Aum fugitives, and an Atomic Energy Agency ad comparing radiation to an angry wife. Tokyo Comedy Store’s Bob Werley talks about Hooters, “diet glasses” and a few other oddities in the news, while adventurer John Adams recommends some festivals to visit in Tokyo this week, as well as the best places to see hydrangeas.

And of course, Don Morton tells us what movies to see and what movies to miss

All this and lots more on the JPOD!

Listen on:
Japan Today Podcast
Japan Today iTunes
Japan Today Soundcloud

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.
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    Love this idea of j-pod. Good luck with it.

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    Really enjoying these podcasts. Please keep up the great work.

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