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‘The Week’ Podcast #6: Philippines Election, Japan’s Energy Race, A Chat With Haruki Murakami

The Week is a podcast for busy people who want to keep abreast of views from Japan on politics, energy, culture and even a reboot of Takeshi’s Castle reality show.



 There is a lot going on in the world and we know you want to stay informed. 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. Hosted by Arielle Busetto.

In our sixth episode we discuss recent developments in Asia, including the elections in the Philippines, and the president’s inauguration in South Korea. We also talk about an interview with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Koichi Hagiuda, Japan’s Golden Week, and Haruki Murakami’s latest work. Find the related articles list below. 

Join us wherever you get your podcasts — on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Podcasts, or directly through our website at JAPAN Forward. Reach out and stay in touch on Twitter @ariellebusetto.

New podcasts will come out every Friday evening, JST, and will remain available for listeners on your own schedule. 

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Author: Arielle Busetto