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‘The Week’ Podcast #17: Kishida at the UN, Beer from Coffee, Summer Camp Culture

What’s the debate in Japan, and what’s trending? The Week is a podcast that sets out to help you stay informed on news, culture, music and more.



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 seventeenth episode, we spotlight Prime Minister Kishida’s August 1 speech advocating “a world without nuclear weapons” on the opening day of the non-proliferation conference at the United Nations in New York. 

We also showcase the interesting demographics revealed in a public opinion poll on holding a state funeral for slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. 

Further forward, we tackle the SDGs with a look into making beer out of food scraps, and spotlight an interview with Taiwanese math rock trio Elephant Gym. Find the related articles list below.

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Author: Arielle Busetto


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