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Student Podcast Episode 1 - The Alt-Right & Japan

In the Japan on the Record Student Podcast, UBC students discuss aspects of Japanese culture they research in class. Students share their research findings, thoughts, and passion for Japanese anime, manga, food, music, literature, film, sports, and other facets of Japanese society and popular culture. In this episode, a student discuss the American alt-right's fascination with Japan.

Student Podcast Episode 3 - Tokyo Pollution

In the Japan on the Record Student Podcast, UBC students discuss aspects of Japanese culture they research in class. Students share their research findings, thoughts, and passion for Japanese anime, manga, food, music, literature, film, sports, and other facets of Japanese society and popular culture. In this episode, a group of students discuss environmental issues in Tokyo, including urban pollution in Tsukiji, Suginami sickness, and the problem of jungle crows.

Student Podcast Episode 2 - Homelessness in Tokyo

In the Japan on the Record Student Podcast, UBC students discuss aspects of Japanese culture they research in class. Students share their research findings, thoughts, and passion for Japanese anime, manga, food, music, literature, film, sports, and other facets of Japanese society and popular culture. In this episode, a group of students tackle social issues in Tokyo including homelessness, urban poverty, and social inequality.

Student Podcast Episode 8 - J-Pop Rocks

In the Japan on the Record Student Podcast, UBC students discuss aspects of Japanese culture they research in class. Students share their research findings, thoughts, and passion for Japanese anime, manga, food, music, literature, film, sports, and other facets of Japanese society and popular culture. In this episode, a student shares her favorite Japanese rock bands and discusses several types of J-Pop music.

Student Podcast Episode 7 - The Self Defense Forces

In the Japan on the Record Student Podcast, UBC students discuss aspects of Japanese culture they research in class. Students share their research findings, thoughts, and passion for Japanese anime, manga, food, music, literature, film, sports, and other facets of Japanese society and popular culture. In this episode, a group of students discuss the origins and activities of the Japanese Self-Defense Force, constitutional arguments for and against their deployment, and Japanese defense spending.

Student Podcast Episode 6 - War Memory

In the Japan on the Record Student Podcast, UBC students discuss aspects of Japanese culture they research in class. Students share their research findings, thoughts, and passion for Japanese anime, manga, food, music, literature, film, sports, and other facets of Japanese society and popular culture. In this episode, two students reflect on depictions of war memory in Japanese pop culture, focusing on manga by Mizuki Shigeru and anime films such as "Grave of the Fireflies."

Student Podcast Episode 5 - 1950's Nuclear Pop Culture

In the Japan on the Record Student Podcast, UBC students discuss aspects of Japanese culture they research in class. Students share their research findings, thoughts, and passion for Japanese anime, manga, food, music, literature, film, sports, and other facets of Japanese society and popular culture. In this episode, a group of students discuss how fears of nuclear weapons impacted Japanese pop culture during the 1950s, touching on films like Godzilla and I Live in Fear.

Student Podcast Episode 4 - Territorial Disputes in East Asia

In the Japan on the Record Student Podcast, UBC students discuss aspects of Japanese culture they research in class. Students share their research findings, thoughts, and passion for Japanese anime, manga, food, music, literature, film, sports, and other facets of Japanese society and popular culture. In this episode, a group of students discuss several current territorial disputes between Japan and its East Asian neighbors, including the Kuril Island dispute with Russia, the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute with China and Taiwan, and the Japan Sea/East Sea dispute with South Korea.

KonMari on the Record with Dr. Jolyon Thomas (Penn)

In this episode, Dr. Jolyon Thomas (University of Pennsylvania) unpacks the popularity of organizing consultant Marie Kondo and discusses problematic cultural assumptions about Shinto animism arising from her show, Tidying Up.

Japanese Whaling on the Record with Dr. Noell Wilson

In episode 1, Dr. Noell Wilson (University of Mississippi) details the American influences shaping Japanese deep sea whaling dating to the mid-19th century.

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