Joining Deep Dive is the New York Times Tokyo bureau chief Motoko Rich, here to discuss why the government seems so intent on holding the Games this summer, and the risks associated with them going ahead as planned.
Oscar Boyd is the Escape, Food & Drink and Books editor at The Japan Times. After graduating from the University of Oxford, Oscar cut his teeth in Fukuoka before moving to join The Japan Times in Tokyo.
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A bill is working its way through the Diet that will make it even harder for asylum seekers to attain refugee status in Japan. Japan is a country that is good at many things, but accepting refugees is not one of them. In 2019, just ...
Nine restaurants from Japan made the 50 Best list, and another nine placed on the inaugural 51-100 ranking.
Around 500,000 people have been vaccinated in Japan to date, one of the slowest vaccination programs across developed nations. Bloomberg reporter Lisa Du joins Deep Dive to discuss how Japan's vaccine rollout has gone so far, and the challenges the program may face going forward. Read ...
Journalist Tom Bateman takes us through the 25 year history of Pokemon, and how it has become one of Japan’s most successful and recognizable exports.
Alex Martin and Mari Saito bring us two stories from Tohoku, a decade after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Since March 11, 2011, more than 350 kilometers of seawalls have been built along the Tohoku coastline.
"Ghosts of the Tsunami" is a must read for anyone interested in learning about the disaster: a beautifully written, harrowing account of what happened on 3/11 and the events that unfolded afterward
Less than a year old, earlier this month Clubhouse became the most popular app on the Japan App Store. On this week's episode we look at why Clubhouse, an invite-only social media platform has become all the rage in Japan. Here to discuss is Yuzuha ...
New York Times bureau chief Motoko Rich breaks down Tokyo Olympic President Yoshiro Mori's sexist comments and what his resignation says about the status of women in Japanese society.