In early January of this year, someone told us that we should start a podcast. We followed their advice.
With the coming 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, and other major internal and external events abound; the world is becoming increasingly interested in Japan. As Japan specialists, we at Langley Esquire are constantly sensitive to the gap of perception in the actions of Japan’s legislature between those on the inside and those commenting from overseas. Tokyo on Fire aims to bridge that gap in an informative and entertaining way. Whether we actually achieve such a lofty goal, however, is left to be seen.
This is what we have in store:
Tokyo on Fire is a new video podcast series by the team at Langley Esquire. It focuses on news and (our) views on the politics of Japan. Each week, Langley Esquire Advisors Michael Cucek and Dr. Nancy Snow join host Timothy Langley in discussing a particular Burning Issue. With weekly updates from our Tokyo-based team, our aim is to deliver our audience a snapshot of Japan’s latest political developments.
At Langley Esquire, our mission is to excel in facilitating success in Japan. With Tokyo on Fire, we hope to give the global audience another venue from which to obtain more in-depth information on Japan’s political environment. It is our hope that more businesspeople and scholars will develop a greater understanding and appreciation for Japan, while also encouraging a greater global debate on Japan’s politics and foreign relations.
Tokyo on Fire is available to watch on YouTube, and is coming soon to iTunes as both a video and audio podcast. Our audience is encouraged to reach out to us on Twitter using #TokyoonFire or by sending us your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you enjoy this series; and if you don’t, tell us what we could be doing better!