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Planet Japan Podcast: Ep 185: The Road to Hiroshima

August 24, 2010



We open the show with Doug’s fantasy of marrying a mermaid.

For the first time ever, the U.S. sent a representative, ambassador John Roos, to the ceremonies in Hiroshima marking the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city.

A young British girl named Beckii Cruel has taken Japan by storm with her dancin’ and her prancin’.

We honor two Dicks of the Week this week. Dr. Laura‘s radio empire has collapsed after she said the n-word 11 times in 5 minutes on her show, andSteven Slater became a hero to some people after a spectacular exit from an airplane – but we think he’s a dick.

This week’s Nihongo a Go Go includes “susume no namida,” which means “tears of a sparrow,” and is used to refer to something that is very small. And in Japanese, trains don’t go “choo choo,” they go “kachong, kachong.”

We have an interview with our friend “Georg With No E” from Germany, as he searches far and wide for a job in Japan.

We end the show with a song called “Comes a Lie” by a great Canadian singer named Melissa Rebronja, courtesy of

That’s it for now. Thanks for listening!

To listen to more Planet Japan episodes, go to our website and check out the archive!

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