New episode of Japanpodden on the population decline in Japan and and Japanese martial arts in Sweden
January 31, 2023: This episode of Japanpodden focuses on the population decline in Japan and and Japanese martial arts in Sweden.
Japanpodden has met a Swedish champion, Mats Wahlqvist, who, after decades of training, has risen in the ranking system all the way to seventh place, which is very unusual outside Japan’s borders.
Plus, increasingly desperate attempts to boost the birth rate in Japan and a new app that can literally read and interpret old texts.
Japanpodden is a Swedish-language podcast about everything related to Japan. The editors are Göran Edman, Hans Rhodiner, Lars Vargö, the Head of the ISDP Stockholm Japan Center, and Jon Thunqvist.
Listen in here.