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Deep Dive is a biweekly podcast that will go behind the headlines, focusing both on what's trending and what matters in Japan.
Residents make their way through the courtyard of giant public housing unit Shibazono Danchi in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, on Friday. The unit's demographic mainly consists of young, foreign families and elderly Japanese.

DEEP DIVE Jan 9, 2019

Episode 4: Japan's changing demographics

As Japan becomes a more ethnically diverse and multicultural country, aging communities are grappling with the complexities of how to live with new, young tenants from different cultures.

Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki chats with Deep Dive host Oscar Boyd.

DEEP DIVE Jan 1, 2019

[Bonus episode] Astronaut Naoko Yamazaki

After an interview with Managing Editor Sayuri Daimon for The Japan Times' New Year special, Japanese astronaut Naoko Yamazaki spoke briefly with Oscar Boyd about her journey to space and ...

DEEP DIVE Nov 14, 2018

Episode 1: Dual nationality in Japan

Japan's Nationality Act forces young adults with multiple citizenships to choose their nationality by their 22nd birthday. The choice is so tough that many flout the law and instead choose ...

DEEP DIVE Nov 7, 2018

Welcome to Deep Dive

Welcome to Deep Dive, a podcast looking beneath the surface of Japan. Episode 1 will debut on Nov. 14, 2018. Deep Dive is a production from The Japan Times, the most ...