Japan Radio Wellington
Past and Current Programmes
13 and 20 July 2018: Interview of Jason Cole, who spent time in Japan learning Japanese by listening to pop music. He even took part several times successfully in AKB pop band quiz competitions. He has passed level 1 Japanese proficiency test and will share his experiences in Japan learning the language and about the pop music scene in Japan.
29 June and 6 July 2018: Interview of Jo Hawes, Japanese language teacher in Upper Hutt College.
15 and 22 June 2018: Interview of three players of Nadeshiko, the Japanese women's national soccer team, which played against NZ on 10 June in Wellington.
1 and 8 June 2018: Interview of Mutsumi Kanazawa about her research on Japanese war brides in New Zealand.
18 and 25 May 2018: Interview of Daiji Kataoka, Japanese teacher at Wainuiomata College.
4 and 11 May 2018: Introduction to Japan Radio Wellington, and interview of Noriko Murakami about photo exhibition and seminar "Japanese Immigrants' Experiences in New Zealand."
This radio programme is organised by the Japan Society of Wellington.
The Japan Society of Wellington promotes understanding of Japanese language, culture, and technology in the Wellington region. It holds monthly meetings at the Japan Information and Culture Centre on Willis Street. We wanted to reach out to a wider audience via radio and podcasts to inform about Japanese related events, associations, and businesses in Wellington, and to link together people interested in Japan, including Japanese living or studying here.
The show's content is mostly easy listening Japanese, with English explanations added, lots of traditional and modern music and often a specific theme per episode. Different episodes will feature different amounts of Japanese and English, and music.
Listeners can contact us for comments and suggestions at email@example.com
The programme broadcasts fortnightly on Fridays, 6-6.30, with each episode repeated the following week.
Programme Producer: Ilkka Havukkala
Announcer, Interviewer, Theme Producer: Jerry Jewett
Interviewer, Theme Producer: Daiji Kataoka
We are grateful to Wellington City Council Arts and Culture Fund to have funded this pilot stage of the radio programme. We also want to thank Wellington Access Radio for their generous help.