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.

About town

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.

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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.
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    Great addition hope it gets better and daily would be good and great I can get it on iTunes.

    I listen to Kamasami Kong on the radio, great shows.

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    I remember growing up and listening to Kamasami Kong in Hawaii. Hawaii's loss is Japan's gain. Great to hear he's still on air!

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    the guy talking about the bad cops had a really annoying voice! kasami kong sounds suited to radio but don't invite that other one again, grating.

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