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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.

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.

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 ...