Haruki Murakami, the perennial favorite to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, says his desire to write is all due to a double hit by an American baseball player named Dave Hilton. Really? We tracked down that player, and an expert on creativity to see if the story is truth, or fiction.
"When you get married, will you continue to work?" That's still a question female college students ask one another in Japan. Despite government efforts to get more women in the workplace in Japan, a discouraging campus culture pervades top universities, some students say.
Host Marco Werman speaks with Jeff Kingston of Temple University Japan about the status of the cleanup, what's at stake for the government, and the government's delicate relationship with TEPCO, the company that owns the plant.