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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.
Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki is called out on strikes against the Giants in the fourth inning of their preseason exhibition game at Tokyo Dome on Monday.

DEEP DIVE Mar 20, 2019

Episode 10: Ichiro's last stand?

What can we expect in Japan’s upcoming baseball season and how are some of the country’s star players faring across the Pacific in the Major Leagues? The Japan Times’ baseball ...

DEEP DIVE Mar 11, 2019

Episode 9: Eight years on from Fukushima

On the eighth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, staff writer Ryusei Takahashi shares his experience of a recent visit to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and Magda ...

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their first summit, in Singapore last June.

DEEP DIVE Feb 13, 2019

Episode 7: Kim-Trump — what's next?

On this week's episode, Japan Times staff writer Jesse Johnson discusses what the next meeting of the U.S. and North Korea might mean for Japan, and features editor Shaun McKenna ...

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.