You are the reason JAPAN Forward launched The Week – a podcast for busy people who want to keep abreast of Japan’s culture, politics, business, economy and research worlds, and sports, too.. Hosted by Arielle Busetto.
In our thirteenth episode, we spotlight the 25th anniversary since Hong Kong was handed over from the United Kingdom to China, with stories of Hong Kongers exploring their identity in film and reflections on the political changes under Xi Jinping’s hands.
Further forward, it’s a hot summer, punctuated by a major energy crunch. The arts and entertainment scenes are brimming with announcements and the return of in-person festivals, including the return of Fuji Rock 2022. At the same time, we take a look at what’s behind a recent boom in pet culture in Japan. Find the related articles list below.
New podcasts will come out every weekend, and remain available for listeners on your own schedule.
- Sweltering Heat in Tokyo Area Puts Pressure on Energy Grid
- EDITORIAL | Choose Candidates Who Will Address Japan’s Energy Crisis
- EDITORIAL | Tokyo Governor Should Rethink Solar Panels Plan
- Hong Kong Activists Express Disgust at Xi’s Visit to the City
- ‘Blue Island’: Film Reveals Hong Kongers Seeking Their Identity
- Not so Kawaii – Purchasing a Puppy in Japan
- [Gamer’s World] New Products, Real People, In-person in LA
- ‘The Monster of the Boxing Ring’ Looks Toward Future Challenges
- FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL 2022: Eight Artists to Look Out For
Author: Arielle Busetto