Fandomentals Podcast – Star Wars

I recently took part in an episode of the excellent Fandomentals Podcast series to talk about Star Wars. The host, Harley Mumford, did an amazing job editing down interviews from 19 guests into a comprehensive and coherent episode. In the episode the following topics are discussed; What was your introduction to Star Wars?, What has…

England and Japan’s Early Interactions – BAJS Podcast 5

It is ironic that on the day that flights between the UK and Japan became even more difficult (apparently 16 hour plus direct flights will start at the weekend) that I have just finished listening to the latest episode of the British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) podcast about the early interactions between England and…

Interview for Voices in Japanese Studies Podcast

I was interviewed for the final episode of this season of Voices in Japanese Studies (VIJS). I spoke with the hosts, Anna Vittinghoff and Matt Loten, about my life in Japanese Studies, how I got here, why I chose Japanese Studies, and how I balances my roles at Cardiff and the British Association for Japanese…

Interview for the Compounding Curiosity Podcast

As I have referred to in a few posts recently (My Favourite Shinkansen: The E3-Series Shinkansen, My Favourite Shinkansen: The 200-Series Shinkansen, Designs That Defined Modern Japan: Shinkansen, Concorde – Too Perfect?, and My Favourite Shinkansen: The 0 Series Shinkansen), I was recently interviewed for the Compounding Curiosity podcast. This podcast has now been published…

British Association for Japanese Studies Podcast 3

The latest episode of the British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) podcast is out. The homepage for the podcast can be found here, and the link to the latest episode can be found here. The episode features the host, Oliver Moxham, speaking with Graham Healey and Joy Hendry. I particularly enjoyed this episode as Graham…

British Association for Japanese Studies Podcast 2

The latest episode of the British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) podcast is out. The homepage for the podcast can be found here, and the link to the latest episode can be found here. The episode features the host, Oliver Moxham, speaking with Robert Aspinall about BAJS’s Japan Chapter. I suspect many BAJS members aren’t…

Interview for the New British Association for Japanese Studies Podcast

I was recently interviewed for the new British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) podcast. The homepage for the podcast can be found here, and the link to the one that I was interviewed on can be found here. I was primarily interviewed, alongside Dr Helen Macnaughtan, due to currently being the President of BAJS. I…