A fun talk with author Matt Alt about his new book, 'Pure Invention: How Japan’s Pop Culture Conquered the World' about how the accidental success of Japan's soft power initiative has shaped the world.
For many women giving birth to their first baby can be an exhilarating but scary time. Now imagine doing that in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language. My guest today is LaShawn Toyoda who recently gave birth to her first child and joins me on the show today to talk about her experience.
On one of my previous shows where I talked about my favourite movies that are set in Japan I mentioned the documentary film called Tokyo Idols. It’s a fantastic look into the idol culture here in Japan and I highly recommend everyone to check it out. To find out more about the idol culture in Japan I’ve invited Alice on the show. She is the head of an upcoming idol group called Maidoremi and they perform at various events around Tokyo.