422 - ‘Uncle Reiwa’ is Japan’s Pick

September 21, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on the selection of the Japanese Prime Minister after the resignation of the country’s longest-serving post-war leader. Yoshihide Suga was born to a humble strawberry farmer in the mountainous northern part of Japan. One of the quiet men of the last Japanese government Mr Suga, is believed to be a steady, if uncharismatic choice for prime minister. Why has Mr Suga won the race to be leader? What kind of prime minister will he be?
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September 21, 2020
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421 - Hokusai Lost Drawings Found

September 11, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on how illustrations by Japan’s most famous artist, once believed lost, will now become the centerpiece of a permanent exhibition in London. Hokusai, who’s most famous artwork can be seen on the front page of this week’s ENW Podcast’s PDF, is probably the most famous exponent of the ukiyo-e style of art. Using woodblocks and simple colours Hokusai has created some of Japan’s most famous images. What is so special about these new illustrations? Why will they be in London? How were they lost?
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September 11, 2020
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420 - ENW...in Sapporo!

August 28, 2020


In this special edition podcast ENW visits four spectacular locations in the Northern Japanese city of Sapporo! (PDF)


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August 28, 2020
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419 - Ancient Underwater Museum!

August 07, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on a fascinating new museum that’s has just opened under the Aegean Sea. The Parthenon of Shipwrecks has been so called because it is home to a 2,500-year wreck that lies almost intact and in crystal clear water off a small Greek island. The museum is open to amateur divers and also has a comprehensive Virtual Reality option for those visitors who aren’t so keen on diving 22 metres down. What else makes this underwater museum so special?
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August 07, 2020
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418 - The Last of Her Era...

August 01, 2020


This week’s ENW podcast reports on the end of an era for Hollywood as the last of the stars from the Golden Era of movies passed away this week. The rise of Hollywood, a rural outpost in Los Angeles began just after the end of World War 1. But its zenith was just the decade before World War II right up until the end of the 1950s. Hollywood movie stars were global celebrities that the world watched, read and listened to. The death, aged 104, of Tokyo-born Olivia de Havilland has brought that to a close. What does this mean?
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August 01, 2020
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