Paul Ufema’s grandfather, an officer in the US Navy was given 3 Japanese swords. For many years the swords sat in the basement collecting dust until Paul decided to see if they could return the swords to their rightful owners in Japan.
Reverend Takafumi Kawakami talks about the role that Buddhism plays in modern day Japan and the work that he is doing to revitalize his temple as a centre for learning in his community.
Amy Chavez talks about her book ‘Japan Funny Side Up’ which offers valuable insights into the strange and wacky aspects of Japanese culture.
The shinkansen is a marvel of technology and engineering that has revolutionized travel in Japan. On this show we delve into the history and details of the shinkansen and the impact its has had on Japan.