Happy Hour #32 - Emotional Disorders, Gachapon, & the Drink-at-Home Base

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This is the J & Trey Happy Hour, where Jeff and Trevor babble on about the latest Japan-related newsーor anything at all whatsoever. This week, Jeff gives a personal update on his daughter Sakura's school life, and then it's off to the topic races with an exploration of Burger King's latest creation: "Super Magma Hottest Meat Wall" one-pound burger, the latest craze in gachapon, the results of a recent NHK fee ruling, and China's unique method to test for COVID on Japanese tourists (Hint: it involves assholes). The Deep in Japan Podcast is completely independent and crowd-funded. And by that, I mean we are broke, impecunious, poor. Please consider supporting the show by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/user?u=3864210 The musical outro was 味噌汁’s - OKAN GOMEN. The intro was my own original mashup of Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) anime sound bites with “Dubstep" from BenSound. LINKS: Little Sister Letters: https://soranews24.com/2021/03/02/who-actually-writes-japans-letters-from-little-sister-and-schoolgirl-love-letter-capsule-toys/ Examples of the letters: http://jin115.com/archives/52175829.html COVID anal probes: https://soranews24.com/2021/03/03/chief-cabinet-secretary-kato-asks-china-to-stop-anally-testing-japanese-visitors-for-covid-19/ The drink-at-home secret base tent: https://soranews24.com/2021/02/25/japanese-companys-drink-at-home-secret-base-tent-is-our-new-must-have-interior-item/ The Super Magma “hottest meat wall”: https://soranews24.com/2021/03/03/eating-burger-kings-hottest-meat-wall-ever-%e3%80%90taste-test%e3%80%91/ One-month Tokyo luxury hotel stay deal: https://soranews24.com/2021/02/23/tokyo-luxury-hotel-offers-month-long-stays-with-free-breakfasts-might-be-cheaper-than-apartment/ The NHK fee case: https://soranews24.com/2021/02/28/tokyo-woman-who-won-first-and-only-case-against-nhk-now-must-pay-up-according-to-new-court-ruling/ The Radiolab series on IQ: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/projects/radiolab-presents-g The outro song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXKMha8sNZY&list=PL8yqeecsVwLdzZ9qQU3NoBmjsKdvLWvBx&index=1 Got something to say? You can find me at the following: - www.facebook.com/groups/deepinjapan/ - deep.in.japan.podcast@gmail.com As always, thanks for listening!

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