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Japanese Captives, the diary of a Guantanamo Bay inmate, and more

Friday, January 23, 2015

A video threat from ISIS to Japan, debunking conventional wisdom in Congress, and a newly published memoir from a Guantanamo Bay inmate.

On The Media

ISIS and the Japanese Captives

Friday, January 23, 2015

The video from ISIS threatening to kill two Japanese captives within 72 hours has sent pacifist Japan into agony, horror, and self-examination. 

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Behind the Scandal of "Japan's Beethoven"

Friday, February 14, 2014

This week Japanese Olympic figure skater, Daisuke Takahashi, found himself in the midst of national scandal, through no fault of his own. Takahashi skated his short program to a piece of music that had been initially attributed to Mamoru Samuragochi, known as "Japan's Beethoven," who was recently revealed to be neither a composer, nor possibly even deaf. Bob talks with Roland Kelts, author of JapanAmerica, about the revelations and the Japanese media's reaction to them.

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