Mike speaks for the first time in almost two years as he looks back on the podcast’s past on the sixth anniversary of the first episode. He also shares some of his thoughts on the Japanese earthquake and tsunami on the eve of the first anniversary, and the offerings of NHK World beyond its news coverage.
Just a quick reminder that the lectures entitled, Anime and Contemporary Japanese Society goes on tomorrow evening at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto. This is being put on by the Japan Foundation Toronto. RSVP is recommended to guarantee a seat.
Once again information can be seen here, and on Facebook here.
Both Austin Brothers and myself are set to go and you can be sure this will come up on a future episode of the show (hey it rhymed). If you’re in the area, we hope to see you there.
Best wishes to our own Angela Jordan as she left for her one year JET placement in Japan this past weekend. At last word she’s finishing up her orientation meetings in Tokyo and will finally go to her placement later today. Angela will still be contributing to the Roundtable. We’ll figure out the details sometime in the near future.
In case you’re wondering, Angela’s placement is in Koriyama City, in Fukushima Prefecture, north of Tokyo. This is very much the hub of the prefecture. Anime wise, its most famous resident is seiyuu Miki Nagasawa (EVA, Princess Nine, Vampire Princess Miyu)….Yeah I Wiki’d it.
Also heads up podcast fans. We plan to finally tape our next episode with the next week. Of course it’ll be up not too long after. Mike, James are set to return with the Visser brothers. So the wait is almost over.
Just wanted to quickly wish our good friend Terry Visser a speedy recovery. As we mentioned last year during the Comic Den episode (episode #23), one of the main reasons the store closed was because of the foot condition Terry has, and that every few years he has to go in for surgery to correct what the condition has done. Terry had his latest surgery concerning that on Wednesday and will be off his feet for the next few weeks.
So here’s to Terry and best wishes for a quick recovery.
If you’re curious again to know about the condition Terry has, click here.