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This Week in Japan Season 2 #6 (Feb 19th, 2021)
Welcome back to This Week In Japan!
News Story of the Week:
A Massive Earthquake Rattles Tohoku Region and Eastern Japan
Featured Story of the Week:
Netflix to offer full-scholarships open to foreigners at Tokyo anime school
Word of the Week:
Various new kinds of harassments
Listen to our This Week In Japan Podcast now
(Recorded on February 19th, 2021, in Akasaka, Tokyo)
You can also find Julian and Yasu on YouTube at youtube.com/JapanPro
Hosts of This Week In Japan
Born in England, Julian is a writer, videographer & musician living in Tokyo. When he’s not drinking copious amounts of English Tea, he can be found studying Japanese or trying to master the surprisingly complex basics of the Jiuta Shamisen.
Founder of Japan Insider (Former Ryu Tokyo). Japanese-born entrepreneur. Yasu spent his life around the globe – Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, Australia, and the U.S. He hopes he had more time to play Japanese RPGs. MBA from Columbia University in the City of New York.
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