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Hiragana Times Podcast

28 EpisodesProduced by Hiragana TimesWebsite

This English language podcast provides listeners with an insight into the Japanese language, way of life, history, society, trends and more. The content is selected from Hiragana Times, a bilingual magazine in Japanese and English aimed at non-Japanese that has been published since 1986.「ひらがなタイムズ ポッ… read more

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Japan Watching [Vol.014]

August 6th, 2020

2:52

[This episode]

I Live in a Palace
私はパレスに住んでいます?

Japanese History Makers [Vol.014]

August 3rd, 2020

4:01

[This episode]
The Drifting Wartime Fate of a Beautiful Woman
- Oichi (1547-1583)
戦国の定めにほんろうされた美女
― お市(1547~1583)

Japan Watching [Vol.013]

July 31st, 2020

1:55

[This episode]

Are Lies Going to Help You?
嘘はあなたを助ける?

Japanese History Makers [Vol.013]

July 28th, 2020

4:54

[This episode]

Strategist on his Guard Because of his Talent
- KURODA Kanbei (1546-1604)

才能がゆえに警戒された軍師
― 黒田 官兵衛(1546~1604)

Japan Watching [Vol.012]

July 23rd, 2020

2:46

[This episode]

Our Kitchen Garden
我が家の家庭菜園

Japanese History Makers [Vol.012]

July 20th, 2020

4:11

[This episode]

Great Shogun who Created a Base for Peace with Tolerance and Strategy
- TOKUGAWA Ieyasu (1542-1616)

忍耐と策略で平和の礎を築いた大将軍
― 徳川 …

Japan Watching [Vol.011]

July 16th, 2020

2:53

[This episode]

Why Do They Distribute Packs of Tissue Paper for Free?
どうしてポケットティッシュをただで配るの?

Japanese History Makers [Vol.011]

July 13th, 2020

2:18

[This episode]

Dictator who Started as a Lowly Farmer
- TOYOTOMI Hideyoshi (1537-1598)

身分の低い農民からはい上がった独裁者
― 豊臣 秀吉(1537~1598)

Japan Watching [Vol.010]

July 9th, 2020

1:59

[This episode]

The Other Side of Japanese Name Cards
日本語の名刺の裏側

Japanese History Makers [Vol.010]

July 6th, 2020

5:36

[This episode]

A Warlord who Fought only for Justice in Wartime
- UESUGI Kenshin (1530-1578)

義のためにのみ戦った戦国武将
~ 上杉 謙信(1530~1578)


Japan Watching [Vol.009]

July 3rd, 2020

2:01

[This episode]

Japanese Numeric Puns
日本式数字の語呂合わせ

Japanese History Makers [Vol.009]

June 30th, 2020

3:09

[This episode]

Master of Tea Ceremony who Discovered Unnoticeable Beauty
- Sen no Riikyu (1522-1591)

人が気づかない美を見出した茶の湯の達人
~ 千 利休(1522~1591)

Japan Watching [Vol.008]

June 25th, 2020

2:00

[This episode]

Japan is “Galapagos-Cool
日本は「クールなガラパゴス」

Japanese History Makers [Vol.008]

June 22nd, 2020

3:22

[This episode]

Zen Master who Saw the Truth
- IKKYU Soujun (1394-1481)

物事の本質を見極めた禅の達人
一休宗純(1394 ~ 1481)

Japan Watching [Vol.007]

June 19th, 2020

2:51

[This episode]

Are Priority Seats Necessary in Japan?
優先席は日本に必要ですか

Japanese History Makers [Vol.007]

June 15th, 2020

4:12

[This episode]

Priest who Taught that Sinners are more Deserving of a Place in Paradise
- Shinran (1173 - 1262)

悪人こそが楽園へ行けると説いた聖人
― 親鸞(1173~1262)

Japan Watching [Vol.006]

June 12th, 2020

1:47

[This episode]

Mobile Phones Really Are Essential
携帯電話がないと本当に困ります

Japanese History Makers [Vol.006]

June 8th, 2020

2:58

[This episode]

First Shogun Who Founded a Military Government
- MINAMOTO no Yoritomo (1147 - 1199)

武家政治を始めた最初の将軍
― 源頼朝(1147~1199)

Japan Watching [Vol.005]

June 5th, 2020

1:53

[This episode]

American who Loves Japanese Puns
だじゃれの好きなアメリカ人

Japanese History Makers [Vol.005]

June 2nd, 2020

2:40

[This episode]

Warrior Who Became a Symbol of “Glory and Downfall”
- TAIRA no Kiyomori (1118 - 1181)

「栄華と没落」の象徴となった武将
-平清盛(1118~1181)

Japan Watching [Vol.004]

May 29th, 2020

3:54

[This episode]

Japan’s Homeless – Behind the Scenes
見えざる日本のホームレス事情

Japanese History Makers [Vol.004]

May 25th, 2020

3:51

[This episode]

The Author of “The Tale of Genji,” a Book that Describes a Handsome Prince’s Love Affairs
- MURASAKI Shikibu (about 979 ~ about 1016)

Japan Watching [Vol.003]

May 21st, 2020

5:23

[This episode]

What is inside the Heart of a Professor Invited to a Wedding Ceremony?

Japanese History Makers [Vol.003]

May 18th, 2020

3:51

[This episode]

Talented Man who Became the God of Literature
- SUGAWARA no Michizane (845~903)

Japan Watching [Vol.002]

May 14th, 2020

4:47

[This episode]

Beautiful Female Customers in a Fashionable Restaurant

Japanese History Makers [Vol.002]

May 11th, 2020

5:21

[This episode] 

The Prince who Created the Framework of Japan
(SHOUTOKU Taishi)

Japan Watching [Vol.001]

May 7th, 2020

5:04

[This episode]

A Woman with a Large Stomach — A Little Drama on a Train

Japanese History Makers [Vol.001 ]

May 5th, 2020

5:34

[This episode] 

Who is the Emperor Sleeping in the World’s Largest Burial Site?
(“Mr. X” buried in Emperor NINTOKU Grave)

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