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Do you want to immerse yourself in the Japanese language? If so, Nihongo SWiTCH is for you! Every Tuesday, the Japanese language tutor Iku Yamamoto talks entirely in her native language about everyday topics related to the language and culture. This podcast is created for intermediate and advanced learners to add more “Nihongo time” into their daily lives. Nihongo SWiTCH will improve your:- listening comprehension- vocabulary - grammar usage- intonation and pronunciation. You can watch all e ...
 
If you are learning Japanese and looking for more speaking exercises, this Podcast drill is exactly for you. Simply repeat after me - while you are commuting, cooking or even in your bed. The drill also includes plain style dialogue, which is an informal style spoken in daily life among friends and family, and also in Anime. Now more shadowing practices are available, too. Have a go and get fluent soon! --- Learning Nihongo is fun, ne. More drills and full transcripts/translations (on your s ...
 
Do you want to practice listening to Japanese the way we really speak it? Are you finding it difficult to communicate in Japanese even though you study hard? This podcast is to help you to have natural conversations in Japanese and share Japanese culture with the world!! I would like to create connections in the world and connect with Japanese language learners wherever they are. Welcome to the Miku Real Japanese family! If you want to learn to speak natural sounding Japanese fast, please co ...
 
A weekly podcast for upper beginner to intermediate learners of Japanese. Listen to Yumi talk about... whatever she wants to talk about. Practice your listening comprehension with natural (howbeit slightly slowed down) Japanese on various topics such as Japanese culture, fun idioms, and, of course, cats. The episodes can be enjoyed in any order. -- Become a Makoto+ member and get show notes with a complete transcript and a list of key vocabulary. www.MakotoPlus.com
 
Hello, my name is Amao. I have started this program for people who love Japan and are studying Japanese language. I will talk about the real Japan that cannot be known from TV, magazines and the internet. For this program, I will speak in Japanese as simply as possible. Japanese listening practice for intermediate learners, N4 to N3 level. Please listen to the AmaoJapan!
 
A selection of seminars and special lectures on wide-ranging topics relating to practical ethics. The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics was established in 2002 with the support of the Uehiro Foundation on Ethics and Education of Japan. It is an integral part of the philosophy faculty of Oxford University, one of the great centres of academic excellence in philosophical ethics.
 
Tristan speaks about HIGH-INTEREST topics in SIMPLER English (for intermediate and pre-intermediate learners). The best way to learn is to listen to as much English as possible which is just ONE level above your level. This way you pick up maximum amounts of new language and pronunciation naturally. Tristan is from England, a native speaker and a qualified English teacher of 10 years. He's taught in five countries - UK, Italy, South Korea, Japan and Vietnam. He has post-graduate qualificatio ...
 
Welcome to Coexisting! Audio stories of those currently sheltering at home due to Coronavirus all over the world. Part information, part human story archive but mainly trying to get an uplifting bent on this insane situation we find ourselves in.We have people from from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, United States Australia, UK, Portugal, Iceland, France, Italy and Taiwan so far and the list keeps growing.
 
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English 2.0 Podcast With ALsensei

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English 2.0 Podcast With ALsensei

Al Slagle: English Teacher, Pronunciation Coach, and Fluency Specialist

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What is the best way to learn English? How can I improve my English more quickly? If you are asking these questions, this Podcast is for you! ALsensei is an English Teaching Professional who has been helping people with how to improve English and Communication skills in Japan for over 18 years! He has worked with people from all backgrounds and levels including consulting at Global Fortune 500 companies and teaching at a prestigious university in Tokyo. However, on the English 2.0 Podcast yo ...
 
RKINA - Rissho Kosei-kai International of North America is an online Dharma Center and the North American office of Rissho Kosei-Kai Buddhism from Japan. We are a Sangha of lay believers, turning everyday life into Buddhist practice. By studying basic buddhist concepts and the Threefold Lotus Sutra, we cultivate our hearts and mind, practicing the bodhisattva way to bring peace to our families, communities, countries, and to the world. Please check our local Dharma Center listing at www.rkin ...
 
Hi I'm JJWalsh, a Hiroshima, Japan based sustainable travel consultant, content creator and guide. Every Tuesday, I will be exploring great travel destinations in Japan I've had the pleasure of visiting to introduce the successes and hurdles and potential for better tourism and travel. This podcast is an extension of the Seeking Sustainability Live Talkshow-Podcast launched in 2020– interviews with good people doing great things with a lens on sustainability innovation and insights in Japan. ...
 
Don't have time for a full news hour? Listen to the PBS NewsHour, segment by segment. Our full coverage of politics, science, arts, health, national and international news is included in this feed in easy-to-digest 5 to 10 minute segments. Segments are published each night by 9 p.m. Is this not what you're looking for? Don't miss our other podcasts for our full show, Brooks and Capehart, Politics Monday, Brief but Spectacular, and more. Find them in iTunes or in your favorite podcasting app. ...
 
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By The Book

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By The Book

Stitcher & Jolenta Greenberg, Kristen Meinzer

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Half reality show, half self-help podcast, and one wild social experiment. Join comedian Jolenta Greenberg and culture critic Kristen Meinzer as they live by the rules of a different self-help book each episode to figure out which ones might actually be life changing.
 
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Within the traditions of the East and Japan, Zen has been attracting attention from around the world, and, on our program, a Zen monk will be speaking to you about the world of Zen. Meditation cleans the mind and body. Won’t you try experiencing Japanese spirituality? 東洋・日本の伝統であり、今世界で注目されている「ZEN」を禅宗の僧侶みずから語り、お伝えしていく番組。坐禅は心と体を綺麗にします。あなたもジャパニーズ・スピリチュアリティを体感してみませんか?
 
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Say Hello To Black Jack

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Shūhō Satō, John-Michael Gariepy

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Saitou Eijirou was an 'elite'; a top student from a prestigious Japanese Medical University. But he's trading in his textbooks for tongue depressors, and committing to his new job as intern at the University Hospital. The long stress-filled hours take their toll as medical ideology strains under the weight of real-world practice. Saito wants to do good, but he's beset by an entrenched and sometimes corrupt medical system. If he wants to save lives, Saito must make compromises. But if he sacr ...
 
"The Sunday Smile" is a new English-language radio programme for primary school children. It gives a unique opportunity for children and parents to practice their English together. Starting from 14 December every Sunday morning from 9:00am to 9:30am, the show will feature fun educational segments, competitions with prizes, cool music, and contemporary stories.
 
A tennis podcast to feed your passion for the game! We are tennis fans that interview tennis professionals and discuss tips, news, and reviews for your game. Our mission is to help bring the tennis community together and help grow the sport. Host Phillip Kim is the Tennis Pro at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, CA and Director of Tennis for the City of Azusa, CA. Our global Fan Favorite reporters share their passion for their favorite players and our reviews and giveaways help you d ...
 
We are two classical musicians exploring the many manifestations of kodawari in the world. Kodawari is a beautiful concept word from Japanese. Although difficult to translate succinctly, kodawari essentially means pursuing perfection in a craft. It is the pursuit of an ideal even though you realize you can’t arrive there. Kodawari is what drives musicians to spend countless hours in the practice room. It motivates a chef to make the perfect meal, a writer to suffer over their words, and a ba ...
 
What does neuroscience and the study of consciousness have to do with corporate leadership, marketing, and entrepreneurship? How do the strategies and tactics of the mediaeval Japanese Samurai contribute to strategic decision making and business advancement? Is it possible to actively invoke a creative and innovative mindset? Why did ancient Yogis practice the art of warfare? Why does the CERN nuclear facility have a statue of Shiva, a Hindu god standing guard? What was happening before the ...
 
Coined "the golden girl of wellness" by ELLE magazine, Candice Kumai, bestselling author, chef, wellness writer and former model shares with us her painfully-imperfect life lessons and experiences that have shaped her 15 year career in media, publishing, wellness, food, modeling and content creation. Arianna Huffington recently named Candice "Top 20 NEW role model"+ Kumai is proud to share with you how to transform your life, accept the beauty of imperfection and mend what feels broken --- w ...
 
The audio feed of American Academy of Religion (AAR), the world's largest scholarly and professional association of academics, teachers, and research scholars dedicated to furthering knowledge of religions and religious institutions in all their forms and manifestations. Featuring interviews with award-winning scholars and sessions recorded during the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion.
 
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Have you ever read Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises? When asked how he went bankrupt, a character replies, “Gradually, then suddenly.” In this conversation, Julie Yu-Wen Chen, professor of Chinese studies at the University of Helsinki, discusses with Jonathan Fulton about his newly edited Routledge Handbook on China–Middle East Relations. Jonathan Fu…
 
In The Disenchanted Earth: Reflections on Ecosocialism & Barbarism (Indigo Press, 2022), Richard Seymour, one of the UK's leading left-wing writers, gives an account of his 'ecological awakening'. A search for transcendence, beyond the illusory eternal present. These essays chronicle the kindling of ecological consciousness in a confessed ignoramus…
 
Kim talks to Amy Wong, Ronjaunee Chatterjee, and Alicia Christoff about ‘Undisciplining’, a term they borrowed from Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake and have used in an article and a journal issue to signify a heuristic that would help bring modes of knowledge and methodologies to Victorian Studies that are unfamiliar or would be considered unnatural…
 
What are the connections between the past and modern politics? In Heritage and Nationalism: Understanding Populism through Big Data (UCL Press, 2022), Chiara Bonacchi, a Chancellor's Fellow in Heritage, Text and Data Mining and Senior Lecturer in Heritage at History, Classics & Archaeology and Edinburgh Futures Institute at University of Edinburgh,…
 
The Venice Ghetto was founded in 1516 by the Venetian government as a segregated area of the city in which Jews were compelled to live. The world's first ghetto and the origin of the English word, the term simultaneously works to mark specific places and their histories, and as a global symbol that evokes themes of identity, exile, marginalization,…
 
NB: This is part 2 of a two part interview with Ehud Olert. Part 1 is here. Written almost entirely from inside a prison cell, Searching for Peace: A Memoir of Israel (Brookings Institution, 2022) is the compelling memoir of former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert. The child of parents who were members of the Irgun, the paramilitary group that fo…
 
In Sorcery or Science? Contesting Knowledge and Practice in West African Sufi Texts (The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2022) Ariela Marcus-Sells examines two Sufi Muslim theologians, known as Kunta scholars, who rose to prominence in the western Sahara Desert in the late eighteenth century. Sīdi al-Mukhtār al-Kuntī (d. 1811) and his son and …
 
Textiles were the second-most-traded commodity in world history, preceded only by grain. In the Ottoman Empire, in particular, the sale and exchange of silks, cottons, and woolens generated an immense amount of revenue. They touched every level of society, from rural women tending silkworms to pashas flaunting layers of watered camlet to merchants …
 
In this groundbreaking work, Professor Brandon T. Jett unearths how police departments evolved with the urbanization of the Jim Crow South, to target African Americans through a variety of mechanisms of control and violence, such as violent interactions, unjust arrests, and the enforcement of segregation laws and customs. Race, Crime, and Policing …
 
In There's a Disco Ball Between Us: A Theory of Black Gay Life (Duke UP, 2022), Jafari S. Allen offers a sweeping and lively ethnographic and intellectual history of what he calls “Black gay habits of mind.” In conversational and lyrical language, Allen locates this sensibility as it emerged from radical Black lesbian activism and writing during th…
 
The Venice Ghetto was founded in 1516 by the Venetian government as a segregated area of the city in which Jews were compelled to live. The world's first ghetto and the origin of the English word, the term simultaneously works to mark specific places and their histories, and as a global symbol that evokes themes of identity, exile, marginalization,…
 
Today I spoke to Anjanette Delgado, a Puerto Rican writer and journalist based in Miami who has compiled emblematic stories and essays by writers from many countries who congregate in the city of Miami and the state of Florida. The stories are about those who have been touched by the Florida and Miami experience, and who have made the state their h…
 
Causes of death have changed irrevocably across time. In the course of a few centuries we have gone from a world where disease or violence were likely to strike anyone at any age, and where famine could be just one bad harvest away, to one where in many countries excess food is more of a problem than a lack of it. Why have the reasons we die change…
 
Today I talked to Dean Sluyter about his book The Dharma Bum's Guide to Western Literature: Finding Nirvana in the Classics (New World Library, 2022). Suppose we could read Hemingway as haiku . . . learn mindfulness from Virginia Woolf and liberation from Frederick Douglass . . . see Dickinson and Whitman as buddhas of poetry, and Huck Finn and Gat…
 
Textiles were the second-most-traded commodity in world history, preceded only by grain. In the Ottoman Empire, in particular, the sale and exchange of silks, cottons, and woolens generated an immense amount of revenue. They touched every level of society, from rural women tending silkworms to pashas flaunting layers of watered camlet to merchants …
 
Ronald Reagan’s hagiography has created an entire mythology around the 40th president of the US; anticommunism and the fight against the ‘Evil Empire’ are the central tropes of the Reagan story to this day. The culmination of this narrative arc is the collapse of the Soviet Union, an event which is still routinely attributed to Reagan and, particul…
 
Cheryl Collins Isaac speaks to managing editor Emily Everett about her story “Spin,” which appears in The Common’s new spring issue. “Spin” is about two Liberian immigrants making a new life in Appalachia. In this conversation, Cheryl talks about the inspiration behind this story: writing from music and toward beautiful, sensual language. She also …
 
Today I talked to Dean Sluyter about his book The Dharma Bum's Guide to Western Literature: Finding Nirvana in the Classics (New World Library, 2022). Suppose we could read Hemingway as haiku . . . learn mindfulness from Virginia Woolf and liberation from Frederick Douglass . . . see Dickinson and Whitman as buddhas of poetry, and Huck Finn and Gat…
 
In There's a Disco Ball Between Us: A Theory of Black Gay Life (Duke UP, 2022), Jafari S. Allen offers a sweeping and lively ethnographic and intellectual history of what he calls “Black gay habits of mind.” In conversational and lyrical language, Allen locates this sensibility as it emerged from radical Black lesbian activism and writing during th…
 
NB: This is part 2 of a two part interview with Ehud Olert. Part 1 is here. Written almost entirely from inside a prison cell, Searching for Peace: A Memoir of Israel (Brookings Institution, 2022) is the compelling memoir of former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert. The child of parents who were members of the Irgun, the paramilitary group that fo…
 
Ronald Reagan’s hagiography has created an entire mythology around the 40th president of the US; anticommunism and the fight against the ‘Evil Empire’ are the central tropes of the Reagan story to this day. The culmination of this narrative arc is the collapse of the Soviet Union, an event which is still routinely attributed to Reagan and, particul…
 
The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names of Ireland (Oxford UP, 2021) contains explanations of over 3,800 family names, of any origin, that are established in Ireland, both in the Republic and in Northern Ireland. It provides an entry for every family name that has more than 100 bearers in the 1911 Census of Ireland. The entries bring together a varie…
 
In Sorcery or Science? Contesting Knowledge and Practice in West African Sufi Texts (The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2022) Ariela Marcus-Sells examines two Sufi Muslim theologians, known as Kunta scholars, who rose to prominence in the western Sahara Desert in the late eighteenth century. Sīdi al-Mukhtār al-Kuntī (d. 1811) and his son and …
 
Causes of death have changed irrevocably across time. In the course of a few centuries we have gone from a world where disease or violence were likely to strike anyone at any age, and where famine could be just one bad harvest away, to one where in many countries excess food is more of a problem than a lack of it. Why have the reasons we die change…
 
In this groundbreaking work, Professor Brandon T. Jett unearths how police departments evolved with the urbanization of the Jim Crow South, to target African Americans through a variety of mechanisms of control and violence, such as violent interactions, unjust arrests, and the enforcement of segregation laws and customs. Race, Crime, and Policing …
 
This week’s Spoiler Specials takes on Top Gun: Maverick. Film critic Dana Stevens is joined by Slate editor and writer Dan Kois to spoil the long awaited sequel, starring Tom Cruise and directed by Joseph Kosinski. Maverick is pressed into service, training a group of young pilots to carry out a dangerous strike in a rogue nation. But it soon becom…
 
The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names of Ireland (Oxford UP, 2021) contains explanations of over 3,800 family names, of any origin, that are established in Ireland, both in the Republic and in Northern Ireland. It provides an entry for every family name that has more than 100 bearers in the 1911 Census of Ireland. The entries bring together a varie…
 
There were growing concerns Thursday about how police responded to the deadly elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas that left 21 people dead, 19 of them children. Police indicated the school doors may have been unlocked when the gunman entered and that he managed to stay inside for an hour before he was killed. Amna Nawaz reports from Uvalde.…
 
The attack at the Uvalde, Texas elementary school has once again raised questions about how to prevent the next tragedy. A bipartisan group of lawmakers met on Thursday in Washington to discuss what, if any, potential solutions could earn 60-votes in the Senate. Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, joins Judy Woodruff …
 
The horror of what happened in Texas is leaving yet more families, friends and community members grieving and reeling over the loss of loved ones. It is an experience that many survivors and families know all too well from previous attacks at Sandy Hook, Aurora, Parkland, Columbine and too many others to count. John Yang talks about that with Aalay…
 
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