Renting apartments after a death occurs, Osaka stabbings, Japan's suicide rate, Oi reactors, Ishihara's Senkaku fund - all on the JPOD


Join us on the JPOD as we discuss the latest news and what’s happening in Japan.

On news issues, we hear from NPR radio host and journalist John Matthews and Japan Today editor Chris Betros on Tokyo Gov Shintaro Ishihara’s fund to buy the Senkakus, the stabbings in Osaka, the Oi reactor restart, the nation’s suicide rate and a teacher busted for filming up students’ skirts.

Real Estate Japan general manager Adam German gives a fascinating insight into what happens when deaths occur in a residence and how realtors go about finding subsequent tenants. Digital media producer Joseph Tame brings us up to date on tech news and the exciting TEDx Tokyo talent search.

Metropolis movie reviewer Don Morton tells us what movies to see and what movies to miss, while musician Kaleb James previews some upcoming events, especially Fuji Rock Fest. Tokyo Comedy Store’s Bob Werley is also on hand to provide some witty commentary and read out some comments from Japan Today readers.

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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    John Judkins

    What a great podcast. Really good insight and funny color commentary. Keep up the good work

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    Good podcast. I thought the comment about Eminem was a bit borderline racialist though. If he is good who cares what his color is? Same if he is terrible.

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    Very decent podcast. I hope it hasn't been cancelled, seeing that it's been a while since any new episodes.

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