Deep Dive from The Japan Times

Looking beneath the surface of Japan. We hear from Japan Times journalists and guests with their fingers on the pulse of current events and trends in Japan. Hosted by Oscar Boyd.

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episode 59: Hiroshima, 75 years after the atomic bomb

At 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 6, 1945, some 350,000 people in Hiroshima were just beginning their day when an atomic bomb, nicknamed “Little Boy,” detonated 580 meters above the city, quickly killing an estimated 70,000 people.



[Rebroadcast] Fear and loathing on Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is closed to the public this summer so, in tribute to the mountain, we're rebroadcasting Deep Dive Episode 20: Fear and loathing on Mount Fuji.



episode 58: A brief history of mask wearing in Japan

Why does everyone wear masks in Japan, and where did the practice start?



episode 57: Has Japan's pop culture conquered the world?

From the karaoke machine and the Walkman to Hello Kitty and the Game Boy, Japan's cultural influence can be felt almost everywhere.



episode 56: A second term for Koike, a second wave for Tokyo?

Incumbent Yuriko Koike won 59 percent of the vote in this Sunday's election for governor of Tokyo, catapulting her into her second term as governor of the world's largest city.



episode 55: The case to legalize same-sex marriage in Japan

Japan is the only country in the G7 not to offer any form of legal recognition to same-sex couples, despite a 2018 survey showing almost 80 percent of 20 to 59 year olds in Japan are in favor of same-sex marriage.


 2020-07-01  34m

episode 54: Yuriko Koike and the race for Tokyo governor

Tokyo will host elections for governor on July 5, 2020, no small event for the largest city in the world.


 2020-06-24  36m

episode 53: Why Japan needs Black Lives Matter

On May 25, George Floyd was killed by members of the Minneapolis Police Department, sparking protests across the United States and the rest of the world — including in Japan.


 2020-06-12  39m

episode 52: Can Terrace House continue after Hana Kimura's death?

Terrace House star Hana Kimura's death was announced on May 23, shocking fans of the cult hit Netflix show.


 2020-06-05  51m

episode 51: Japan's foreign residents are trapped

Entry restrictions at Japan's borders have sparked a furious reaction from its international community.


 2020-05-28  23m