Ep 162: Ghost Brides and Stone Babies Aug. 4, 2009

from Planet Japan Podcast· ·

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It's time for the Momotaro Festival and there's dancing in the streets. But watch out for the demons. 

We explore the wonderful world of Japanese pizza. 


We love our listeners and extend our thanks for their generous donations.


We've got email from Denny Browne, JR, and Emad


One lucky Japanese girl won a Harry Potter contest and was flown to London where she got to interview the cast. She was excited, to say the least.



We update our reaction to the two newest colas in Japan.


The high-tech underpants worn by our Japanese astronaut are ...



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It's time for the Momotaro Festival and there's dancing in the streets. But watch out for the demons. 

We explore the wonderful world of Japanese pizza. 


We love our listeners and extend our thanks for their generous donations.


We've got email from Denny Browne, JR, and Emad


One lucky Japanese girl won a Harry Potter contest and was flown to London where she got to interview the cast. She was excited, to say the least.



We update our reaction to the two newest colas in Japan.


The high-tech underpants worn by our Japanese astronaut are back from space and undergoing tests to find out if you can really wear a pair for a month at a time.


In our Religion Corner, we are astonished to discover that the Virgin Mary has been discovered in some birdshit. That's odd.



We take a look at a 92-year-old woman who have birth to a pretty unusual baby.


The world's oldest man has died at 113 years of age and we explore a study that claims that cheerful people die younger than neurotic people. So wipe that smile off your face!


In China, ghost brides are in the news. A man was arrested for digging up a female corpse for his dead son, because apparently you'll be much happier in the afterlife if you're married. Go figure.


Good news! Advertising is now allowed in the Suicide Forest at the foot of Mt. Fuji. With a very high suicide rate, it's a great marketing opportunity for some folks.


In India, some folks like to throw babies off tall buildings. Don't ask. Just watch...



We end the show with music from Daiki and Little Wings. It's called Ala Sola and is courtesy of musicalley.com.


That's it for now. Thanks for listening!