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‘The Week’ Podcast #19: Discover the New SDGs Website, Awamori Culture, and Mark the End of WWII

There’s a new trending website, Japan 2 Earth. Listen in to the podcast as The Week sets out to help you stay informed on this news from Japan 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 nineteenth episode, we spotlight the 77th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and our reporting from the ground. 

Then we delve into an exciting new website ー Japan 2 Earth ー dedicated to the issues and debate around the environment and SDGs, released under the JAPAN Forward umbrella. 

Further forward, we look at the ancient and popular culture of Awamori liquor in Okinawa. And in sports, we shoot for the stars with a profile on basketball player Rui Machida. Find the related articles list below.

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Author: Arielle Busetto