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The Trip

111 EpisodesProduced by Roads & KingdomsWebsite

Join Roads & Kingdoms for interviews over drinks around the world. From Iraq to Appalachia, fueled by everything from Japanese energy drinks to Russian moonshine. Hosted by journalist Nathan Thornburgh. Beats by Dan the Automator. Artwork by Daisy Dee. Show art by Edel Rodriguez. All advertising pro… read more

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Episode 27: Japanese Love Hotels with Toko Sekiguchi

This podcast episode should have porn, right?” It’s an odd but necessary question to put to my old friend and former TIME Magazine colleague, Tokyo-based business journalist Toko Sekiguchi. But she’s a gamer, that Toko, and for this episode, falling close to Valentine’s Day, she’s taking us inside the world of Japanese Love Hotels. Toko and I have done this before, four years ago, while I was reporting for Matt Goulding’s book Rice, Noodle, Fish. But Japan is always in flux, and the infidelity industrial complex keeps on growing. So she and I are back. As a warning, just in case the last 26 episodes of this show haven’t made it clear: this is not appropriate content for children. Or even for spouses. Discretion advised.

Episode 27 Show Notes:

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