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Planet Japan Podcast: Ep 181 – The Wrath of Kan

June 23, 2010

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We open the show with a look at Japan’s chances in the World Cup and whine about the vuvuzela situation.

Prime Minister Hatoyama has stepped down from his cushy job and handed over the reigns to Kan-san.

Thanks to Corey for sending a donation to help fund my iPad acquisition.

In our Religion Corner, a six-story sculpture of Jesus was hit by lightening and burned to the ground in Ohio. Folks are pondering the theological implications of the event. In an even stranger story from the world of religion, a fatwa has been issued in Saudi Arabia to say that grown men who want to be considered to be related to a woman should drink the woman’s breast milk. Really. I’m not making this up.

It apparently is becoming trendy in some parts of Japan to eat insects insects. We suggest several delicious recipes.

A guy in Arizona decided that he would try to barter for an iPad on Craigslist. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

A baby robot stars in this week’s Tech Corner. Japanese researchers at Tokyo University have created a very expensive baby robot to learn more about human development. Also, 3-D TV has arrived in Japan and it looks like, more than anything, people want to watch porn in 3-D.

Speaking of porn, we take a look at some interesting statistics about online porn.

Our Dick of the Week involves a beautiful mural that caused racists in Arizona to insist that the faces needed to be whiter.

We close the show with a very cool song called Addicted from Strangers in Wonderland, a singing duo from Stockholm, Sweden – courtesy of

That’s it for now. Thanks for listening!

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