Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Comments to Share from Listeners

Friday, 18 Dec 2009

Konichiwa, Hello,

The people of the pod are taking a little time off during this
holiday season to catch-up with friends and family, and we hope you
have a chance to do the same. We’ll be back in full force from the
beginning of 2010.

Meantime, from all of us to all of you…we wish you a very joyous and happy holiday season!

Finally, a few comments to share from some of you…

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“I make it a point to catch the MetPod.”

-Dalton Tanonaka

New Anchor, Metro TV, Jakarta

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“Every morning I always download Metpod on my iPhone and listening it in the train. Especially I love Weekend Metpod”!

Michael Nomura

Fan, Listener

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“I really enjoyed being a guest on
the metpod show. Not only was it a blast, I ended up selling out my
writing workshop as a result. I often listen in to find out what’s
going on in
Tokyo. It’s fun and informative. Keep up the great work!”

David Chester

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“I spend much of my time flying between Los Angeles and Tokyo, and I listen to Kong’s MetPod wherever I am to find out what’s happening in Tokyo.”

Joey Carbone

Composer ( KAT-TUN, Crystal Kay, Tsuchiya Anna, Smap), music producer, consultant.

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” iTune into MetPod on my iPod for
all sorts of reasons – but mainly for its tongue-in-cheek humour; and
some quite fabulous celeb-interviews! Metpod ? It’s naughty but nice !”

Michael Di Stasio

SAE Institute Tokyo, Director

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‘Without the MetPod I would be lost in the Big Mikan!’

Marc Wesseling

Director, UltraSuperNew K.K.

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“I enjoy the smooth banter of Kong
and his guests. And Morton’s insults. Even when they’re tossed my
way. Keep up the good work. I’ll go grap a wappa now.”

Bill Sullivan

NHK bilingual news reader, Narration/Voice-overs

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“ I enjoy listening to Metpod since I love Don Morton’s comment about movies”

Mihoko Kasuga

Manager, SoftBank

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“I listen to the MetPod weekly
because it gives me so much valuable information. The MetPod is an
empowering source of information on some of the great events in
Tokyo. It helps my business a lot. I enjoy listening to the MetPod and catch up with all the exciting events in Tokyo. Thank you guys for putting it together.”

Coach Kardan

President, Step Up Corporation

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Thank You, Domo Arigatou
for all your comments. We’d love for you to leave YOUR COMMENT in the
“Leave A Reply” box below. We’d love to you some of your comments in
our next magazine ad.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

The Tokyo MetPod for Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Our Last Podcast for 2009


The MidWeek Holiday MetPod


with


SARAH CORTINA and LAUREN SHANNON


It’s all about


CHRISTMAS IN JAPAN!





In this podcast our navigators, SARAH CORTINA and LAUREN SHANNON
talk about Christmas in Japan and share their best suggestions, ideas,
fun and funny observations about how to get the most out of the
holidays in Tokyo.

LYRA JAQ LAUR

Our special guests this week are LYRA CEDENO manager of ENET Communications who will tell us about the upcoming Philippine Fiesta, and from TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, Ms. JACQUELINE OSAWA who will talk about the MBA program for this coming new year.



Podcaster_Award (240-size)

Tommy Snyder of GODAIGO?!? Can anybody name this song?


Tuesday, 15 December 2009

The Tokyo MetPod for Friday, December 11th, 2009

The WEEKEND MetPod


with


DON MORTON – KALEB JAMES & KAMASAMI KONG





Film critic, DON MORTON tells
us what movies are opening in Tokyo this weekend and provides opinions
about what’s worth seeing and what’s not, and musician KALEB JAMES ells us what artists and concerts are headed to our metropolis during the holiday season. And, we have a special guest, Miss KEIKO MATSUMOTO to tell us about the all newAMUSE MUSEUM in Asakusa.

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Previous MetPod guests; Kenji Sano (EXILE,) Nathan East (ERIC CLAPTON’S BAND,) Kaleb James, Kong

CAUTION: Some Adult Language


The Tokyo MetPod for Thursday, December 10th, 2009

IN-THE-PAGES


with


SARAH CORTINA and KEVIN COONEY




The “sexiest man alive,” JOHNNY DEPP is still in Tokyo and our showbiz reporter tells us what he’s looking for. CHRIS BETROS, also editor of the JAPAN TODAY website called-in to give us the latest update about Mr. DEPP’s activities in our metropolis.

And then, KEVIN COONEY of
the Tokyo Comedy Store (another sexist man) shares some unconventional
(re: hilarious) thoughts about the architecture of Tokyo with our
assistant editor, SARAH CORTINA.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

The Tokyo MetPod for Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

SARAH Expresses


MidWeek MetPod


with


SARAH CORTINA and LAUREN SHANNON


IRINA and LAUREN





Hear about all the exciting things happening in Tokyo as our navigators, SARAH and LAUREN guide
you through their very best suggestions for things to do in Tokyo this
coming weekend starting Friday night, December 11th. As you follow
along, they’ll bring in experts who’ll provide movie and concert
suggestions, event information, and they’ll have a short chat with IRINA BOKAREVA of BRASTEL who will explain how their service is cheaper, easier and better than Skype.

Our film critic, DON MORTON tells us what movies are deserving of your hard-earned cash, and our musician-in-demand, KALEB JAMES gives us a heads-up about some of the concerts you can enjoy this weekend. And we have some special guests, would you believe YOKO ONO, AL McKAY (of EARTH WIND & FIRE) and sumo legend KONISHIKI? Listen…and hear for yourself.

AL McKAY of EW&F (with title 240-size)

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The Tokyo MetPod for Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

MetPod SHOWBIZ NEWS


with


CHRIS BETROS







JOHNNY DEPP just arriving in Tokyo and director, MICHAEL MOORE is just exiting, and our man-on-the-showbiz scene CHRIS BETROS reports on what they’ve been up to while in our throbbing metropolis.

Also joining us, the Director of the MISS UNIVERSE JAPAN pageant, INES LIGRON as well as MISS UNIVERSE JAPAN herself, MISS EMIRI MIYASAKA talking miss-universe-japanabout
the 56 beautiful, new, semi-finalists for the 2010 pageant who appeared
in shorts, mini skirts and tight t-shirts this past Saturday at
Omotaesando Hills. Ines also tells us when and where you’ll be able to
see them next.

And last, but not least, w e
leave you with some information about a new espresso coffee chain just
imported directly from Italy as well as Tokyo best new burger
experience via Hawaii.

The Tokyo MetPod for Monday, December 7th, 2009




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MetPod Extra


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Explains METROPOLIS MEMBERS CLUB CHRISTMAS APPEAL


in association with PAYPAL JAPAN.





TERRIE LLOYD, CEO of LINC MEDIA (parent company of METROPOLIS magazine) explains how you can join the METROPOLIS Members
Club at www.metropolis.co.jp/members (FREE 2-minute sign-up, no credit
card required) and become eligible win such great prizes as hotel
stays, spa treatments, events tickets, etc., while at the same time
helping J-Help assist people in need.



See Terrie Lloyd Talk about J-Help and PayPal


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Saturday, 5 December 2009

The Tokyo MetPod for Friday, December 4th, 2009

The Weekend MetPod

with

KALEB JAMES,

DON MORTON

and KAMASAMI KONG



Our film critic, DON MORTON gives us his totally unbiased opinions on all the movies opening in Tokyo this weekend. He goes to all the movies so you don’t have to. And then, our music director, KALEB JAMES, leader of Tokyo’s funkiest band, THE NEW YORK MINUTE will give us a heads-up about all the concerts headed our way up to the year 2010.
CAUTION: Some adult language and content.

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The Tokyo MetPod for Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Sakura House

The MidWeek MetPod

with

SARA CORTINA & KAMASAMI KONG



Listen to hear all our best suggestions for things to do this weekend in Tokyo with movie reviews, concert and event suggestions and more. And, meet our fascinating guests along the way, like the CEO of Linc Media (our parent company,) TERRIE LLOYD. He’ll tell us about how you can become a member of the METROPOLIS members club and help people plus win valuable prizes at the same time. You’ll also hear a report about the Tokyo Entrepreneurial Week from organizer and attendee PATRICK NEWELL, who is also the founder of T.I.S. (Tokyo International School and TED-X.) And, we also have a conversation with MASAYO NAMIKI, a representative from SAKURA HOUSE who fills us in on how their services can be valuable to you.
Our usual cast of contributors are all here too; film critic, DON MORTON with his must-see and must-miss movie suggestions, musician-in-demand, KALEB JAMES with his concert suggestions for this weekend, Entertainment Editor, DAN GRUNEBAUM, with a something-cool-to-do suggestion, and our Events Coordinator, CHINATSU SUZUKI, who is Skyping-in her best-suggestion from Australia.
Our usual co-host, LAUREN SHANNON is out this week with the sniffles. (Get well, Lauren!) She’ll be back next week.


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The Tokyo MetPod for Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

SHOWBIZ NEWS with CHRIS BETROS

Betros in ConfRoom

Movie Director, MICHAEL MOORE just arrived in Tokyo sans suitcases and he blames it on, well, listen and you’ll hear who. And we have info about an event where you can see and take pictures of all the Miss Universe Japan contestants in tight t-shirts and short-shorts happening this Saturday. Plus, Rock Challenge organizer, MICHAEL DiSTACIO checks in to tell us about a celebrity auction at CLUB 57 tonight, December 1st.
Also included, just-updated information from MISS UNIVERSE JAPAN Director, INES LIGRON about where you can go to see the MISS UNIVERSE JAPAN contestants in shorts, mini-skirts and tight t-shirts this coming Saturday afternoon.

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Sunday, 29 November 2009

The Tokyo MetPod for Thursday, November 26th, 2009

The Weekend MetPod


with METROPOLIS film critic, DON MORTON and a special performance of “Lips, Nose, Eye’s” by our MetPod music director and Concert Calendar navigator, KALEB JAMES.

The Tokyo MetPod for Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Hear our very best suggestions for things to do in Tokyo this coming
weekend. Plus, meet new people, like our Special Guests who include a
top-notch singer who goes by the name MEW, a comedian from the Tokyo Comedy Store, ADAM DeANGELES, and a motivational speaker/book author, COACH KARDAN.


The MidWeek MetPod is navigated by SARAH CORTINA (Asst Editor of METROPOLIS magazine and restaurateur/activist, LAUREN SHANNON.

The Tokyo Metpod for Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

SHOWBIZ NEWS





with CHRIS BETROS (Editor of JAPAN TODAY and Entertainment writer for METROPOLIS magazine)

POLITICALLY INCORRECT? You be the judge as Chris tells us about SHARON STONESHOWBIZ MetPod, Chris tells us about the further adventures of heartthrob, ROBERT PATTINSON. MICHAEL MOORE is coming and SIGORNY WEAVER just left and we have their stories too as well as more information about The Best Awards. Funny stuff showing up in Tokyo wearing hot leather pants and a fur jacket to tout diamonds from South Africa. Also in this edition of our .

Sunday, 22 November 2009

The Tokyo MetPod for Friday, November 20th, 2009

The WeekEnd MetPod



with

Film critic, DON MORTON

Musician, KALEB JAMES

and Special Guests

MONDAY MICHIRU

BARRY FLANAGAN
(of the Hawaiian music group, HAPA)

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The Tokyo MetPod for Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

The MidWeek MetPod



with SARAH CORTINA

and KAMASAMI KONG (pinch-hitting for LAUREN SHANNON)

with ifno to get you ready for another

3-DAY Holiday Weekend!

Special Reports by

Film Critic, DON MORTON

Entertainment Editor, DAN GRUNEBAUM

Party-Girl, KANA FUKUDA


Editor, JAMES HADFIELD

Musician, KALEB JAMES

and Special Guest

Kimono Designer, CHIZUKO YAHAGI

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The Tokyo MetPod for Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

SHOWBIZ NEWS

with
CHRIS BETROS (Entertainment writer for METROPOLIS magazine and Editor of JAPAN TODAY)
Hear a wrap-up about OBAMA’S visit, JOHN CUSSACK’S visit to promote 2012 and about QUENTIN TARENTINO’S offer to viewers who don’t like his latest movie “INGLORIOUS BASTARDS.”
Plus, DWAYNE WAYNE presents his “HIT LIST” report and we have a wrap-up of the “BEST” Awards.

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Monday, 16 November 2009

The Tokyo MetPod for Friday, November 13th, 2009

The Weekend MetPod


with

KALEB, KONG & DON MORTON

and Special Guest

IROHA

CAUTION: Some adult language.

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Saturday, 14 November 2009

The Tokyo MetPod for Wednesdy, November 11th, 2009

The MidWeek MetPod

with

SARAH CORTINA and LAUREN SHANNON

Special Guests
CLOUDY BONGWATER (Tokyo Comedy Store)

MICHAEL DiSTACIO (Rock Challange)

JC with SATOKA (Tokyo Hacker Space)

and MEISA (Dance to to Perform at SAIKO)
CAUTION–> Some foul language, nasty ideas and Aussie humour.

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The Tokyo MetPod for Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

The ShowBiz MetPod

with CHRIS BETROS
Hear about NORIKO SAKAI, BRAD PITT, QUENTIN TARENTINO and ROBERT PATTINSON.

PLUS

The Metropolis Hit List with

DWAYNE WAYNE

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Sunday, 8 November 2009

The Tokyo MetPod for Friday, November 6th, 2009

The Weekend MetPod

with KALEB & KONG

and Special Guests
YURI and WINKY

with Movie Reviews by

METROPOLIS
Film Critic, DON MORTON

[NOTE:
We had way too much fun making this podcast.]

CAUTION: Adult language and frontal nudity.

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The Tokyo MetPod for Wednesday, November 04, 2009

MidWeek MetPod

with SARAH CORTINA and LAUREN SHANNON
Special Guests:
CHRIS WELLS of the Tokyo Comedy Store
and
LAURA YOUNGER of ACCJ
With additional comments from CHAKA KHAN and SERGIO MENDEZ
-about- visiting US Presidents, GW BUSH
and
President BARRACK OBAMA.

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The Tokyo MetPod for Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The SHOWBIZ MetPod

with

CHRIS BETROS

BRAD PITT
and QUENTIN TARENTINO will be coming to Tokyo this week and so will former President GW BUSH.

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Wednesday, 4 November 2009

MetPod EXTRA! SPACE DESIGN

MetPod Extra!

SERVICED APARTMENTS in TOKYO

by SPACE DESIGN

If you are planning an extended stay in Tokyo, you’ll need a “serviced apartment,” and you might want to consider a “serviced office” as well. We have all the details in this podcast being navigated by our two hosts of the MidWeek MetPod, SARAH CORTINA and LAUREN SHANNON with special guest, RUTH SHIRAISHI of SPACE DESIGN.

If you have a friend or business associate who will be coming to Tokyo, send them a link to the useful informaton in this podcast.

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Saturday, 31 October 2009

The Tokyo MetPod for Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

The MidWeek MetPod

starring SARAH CORTINA and LAUREN SHANNON


with Special Guests; Writer DAVID CHESTER, Real Estate Agent Extraordinaire, RUTH SHIRAISHI, Musician/DJ from Mars, COPPE, and Irish rock musician, BLACKO!


and Special Reports by


METROPOLIS Film Critic, DON MORTON


Musician, KALEB JAMES


Entertainment Editor, DAN GRUNEBAUM


and Party Girl, KANA FUKUDA

Plus, comments from of the Glitterball Party-Goers.
Listen to this podcast and you’ll feel like you’re at a party!
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The Tokyo MetPod for Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

CAUTION: Contains some adult language.

SHOWBIZ NEWS

with

CHRIS BETROS

Our entertainment writer and the Editor of the JAPAN TODAY website, CHRIS BETROS tells us about this weeks’ METROPOLIS cover girl, TOMOKA KUROTANI, and movie star, ROBERT PATTINSON .


Plus, a little more from members of the Canadian heavy metal band featured in the movie, ANVIL.


And, we’ll talk with METROPOLIS staffer as he attempts to eat the new, WINDOWS 7 WHOPPER. That’s a WHOPPER with 7 (count ‘em, seven) flame-grilled beef patties. You gotta see this monster burger: http://www.burgerkingjapan.co.jp/news/win7.php


Of course there’s much more, to hear it all, download this podcast -or- listen to it right now on your computer.


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Wednesday, 28 October 2009

MetPod Extra: AKAI MEDICAL

PLASTIC SURGERY

LASER TREATMENT

SKIN CARE


Have you ever considered cosmetic surgery? Perhaps you may think your nose is too big, chin too small, eye’s too droopy, ears stick out too much, have premature hair loss or have premature wrinkles. Maybe you just want to be able to look your absolute best. Dr. Akai can help.

In this podcast, we talk with the doctor about a variety face related features he can fix and/or adjust to your liking.

Read More here: http://www.akaiclinic.com/en/interview.html

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Monday, 26 October 2009

The Tokyo MetPod for Friday, October 23rd, 2009

CAUTION: Contains Adult Language


The Weekend Metpod!


With musician, KALEB JAMES



Film critic, DON MORTON


And Special Guests…stars of the movie and members of the group…ANVIL!


We had too much fun making this one. Listen, you hear what I mean.


BLEDISLOE CUP Winners Announcement!


and


GLITTERBALL Winners Ticket Announcement!

The Tokyo MetPod for Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

IN- THE-PAGES

of

METROPOLIS Magazine

This week with

SARAH CORTINA & KAMASAMI KONG

Hear about;

AYUMI HAMASAKI’s grave site…

The giant rugby ball at the base of Tokyo Tower…

Canned bread…really!

A suit that repels swine flu…

And many other cool things that are happening in Tokyo, including a woman who, get this…has got sexy the sexy librarian glasses, demonic witch powers, she doesn’t even bother with clothes, instead, her form-fitting outfit is enchanted hair which she can sprout to kill a variety of diabolical beasts, leaving her naked in the process. Want to hear more?

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The Tokyo MetPod for Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The MidWeek MetPod


with SARAH CORTINA and LAUREN SHANNON


SPECIAL GUESTS; SPRING DAY from the Tokyo Comedy store and JAMES FERRER of Yokohama Creative.



PRIZES AND PRESENTS?


Yes! We have 5-pairs of FREE tickets to the METROPOLIS GLITTERBALL


and 2-pairs of FREE tickets to the BLEDISLOE CUP at Tokyo Stadium.


LISTEN to HEAR how you can be a winner.


Also in the podcast, LAUREN and SARAH navigate their way through this coming weekend with their best suggestions for things to do with special reports from our entertainment editor, DAN GRUNEBAUM, movie suggestion from our film critic, DON MORTON, concert suggestions from musician, KALEB JAMES and party suggestion from our perennial party-girl, KANA FUKUDA. Plus, the co-owner of one of Midtown’s hippest Indian restaurants, WARREN WADUD of Nirvana New York gives you his personal invitation for a FREE DRINK.

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Wednesday, 21 October 2009

The Tokyo MetPod for Tuesday. October 20th, 2009

SHOWBIZ NEWS!


with CHRIS BETROS


In the first one-minute you’ll hear how you can win tickets to one of the biggest parties of the year, the METROPOLIS GLITTERBALL. Plus, hear how you can win tickets to the see the ALL BLACKS battle the QANTAS WALLABIES.


You’ll alse hear the latest showbiz news from Tokyo with our entertainment writer and editor for the JAPAN TODAY website, Mr. CHRIS BETROS. You’ll hear about;


BEYONCE’s visit and concert…


MARAIAH’s visit and TV appearance with our own KALEB JAMES

The T.I.F.F. (Tokyo International Film Festival) with SIGORNY WEAVER

TOKYO FASHION WEEK

The TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

The SHOWBIZ MetPod was recorded ‘live’ at SUJI’s Restaurant in Roppongi.

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Saturday, 17 October 2009

The Tokyo MetPod for Friday, October 16th, 2009

The WEEKEND MetPod


with KAMASAMI KONG, KALEB JAMES and DON MORTON


Did you know soul musician NE-YO walked off stage during one of his big concerts here in Tokyo? Our MetPod music director and star of the CONCERT CALENDAR, KALEB JAMES explains why from backstage with his NEW YORK MINUTE band after a recent gig.


METROPOLIS film critic, DON MORTON goes to all the movies–so we don’t have to -and- he shares his salty but valuable opinions on each one opening in Tokyo this weekend.


And, hear a special sax performance by PIERRE ANDRE exclusively for you, our cherished Metpod listeners.


FREE TICKET OFFER
to see
The ALL BLACKS vs. QANTAS WALLABIES

in the first 30-seconds
of the Podcast
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The Tokyo MetPod for Thursday, October, 15th, 2009

“IN THE PAGES”

with

KAMASAMI KONG and SARAH CORTINA

In this October 15th edition, we’ll be talking with SARAH CORTINA about what’s on the cover and in the pages of this week’s METROPOLIS magazine. You’ll hear about creepy expat artist TREVOR BROWN, EIKO KOIKE’s ideal death, and academic/professional gig-goer CSABA TOTH. Also, we’ll cover this year’s Glitterball, the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, and a whole lot more!

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Wednesday, 14 October 2009

The Tokyo MetPod for Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

SHOWBIZ NEWS

Hear about the latest developments concerning the TIFF (Tokyo International Film Festival) from METROPOLIS editor, JAMES HADFIELD. James also introduces us to a fascinating book about crime from the perspective of JAKE ADELSTEINA, a foreigner (American) trained as a Japanese journalist. The book is titled ”

And, hear about “ASTRO BOY” director, DAVID BOWERS who was recently here in Tokyo and interviewed by our assistant editor, SARAH CORTINA. Reporter, JEFF RODKIN conducts the interview.


WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEE…

ALL BLACKS vs QUANTAS WALLABIES

October 31st (Sat) Kick-off 17:30 Tokyo/National Stadium

Listen to the fist 1-minute of this podcast to hear how YOU can win!

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Monday, 12 October 2009

MetPod RADIO Report for Monday, October 12th, 2009


This is a short sample of our fast-moving, 3-minute RADIO report as it is heard every weekday morning at 6:45am on 76.1 InterFM

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Saturday, 10 October 2009

The Tokyo MetPod, Friday, October 9th, 2009

The WeekEnd MetPod

with

KALEB JAMES, DON MORTON and KAMASAMI KONG


METROPOLIS magazine film critic, DON MORTON gives us his honest opinions about the new movies opening in Tokyo during this 3-day holiday weekend, and he told us that one of those movies actually made him drop tears!


Music director for SMAP’s road tour and the current music director for J-pop soul diva AI, Mr. KALEB JAMES gives us a heads-up and some colorful commentary about the groups, artists and concerts coming to Tokyo in the near future.


SPECIAL GUESTS!

COVER GIRL: YUKO FUKUSHIMA! She’s on the cover of this week’s magazine and as you can see, she’s a biker-chick and an NHK newscaster, but she also has a special talent! Hear all about it in our interview with this charming TV newscaster.

ROCK STARS! EUPHORIA! We’ve been told they’re one of the top rock bands from India and they’ll be performing a 3-hour concert at the Tokyo Diwali Festival this Saturday, October 10th. Hear more about them and their music in our one-on-one interview in this podcast which was arranged by RUTH SHIRAISHI of BUREAU SHINAGAWA

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The Tokyo MetPod, Thursday, October 8th, 2009

“IN THE PAGES”

with

SARAH CORTINA and KAMASAMI KONG

In the Thursday’s edition, we talk with Assistant Editor SARAH CORTINA about who’s on the cover and what’s in the pages of this week’s METROPOLIS magazine. You’ll hear about NHK announcer and “biker chick” YUKO FUKUSHIMA and learn some “pseudo eigo.”

Also, reporter/producer JEFF RODKIN talks with Sarah discuss this week’s feature story about the changing health care system for foreigners living in Japan as well as the recent teaming up of JESUS and BUDDAH.

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The Tokyo MetPod, Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

The MidWeek MetPod

with

SARAH CORTINA & LAUREN SHANNON

Hear SARAH and LAUREN help you navigate your way through this coming 3-day holiday weekend starting, Friday, October 9th right on through to Monday, October 12th with their very best suggestions plucked from the AGENDA pages of our magazine for things to do. You’ll also hear special reports by METROPOLIS film critic, DON MORTON (he has a definite “must-see” suggestion,) our musical director, KALEB JAMES has a must-experience concert suggestion, entertainment editor, DAN GRUNEBAUM has information about a rock concert happening this weekend, and our official party girl, KANA FUKUDA and party guy, DANIEL ISHIKAWA have some hot party suggestions.


THIS PODCAST CONTAINS FREE DRINK OFFER from NIRVANA in MIDTOWN. Listen to hear how you can get a free drink!

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The Tokyo MetPod, Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

ShowBiz News

Every Tuesday we provide some of the latest showbiz news from Tokyo, and this week, METROPOLIS magazine assistant editor, SARAH CORTINA brings us up-to-date about the T.I.F.F. (Tokyo International Flim Festival) beginning October 17th. She’ll also tell us about where you can see the highly controversial documentary film called “The Cove…” in Tokyo!

Our usual showbiz reporter and editor of the JAPAN TODAY website, CHRIS BETROS is out this week, but will return next week with more of his showbiz scoops!

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Tuesday, 6 October 2009

The Tokyo MetPod, Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

The WeekEnd MetPod
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Our film critic, DON MORTON shares his opinions aboutthe 2 STEVEN SEGAL movies opening this week.Music director, KALEB JAMES gives us a heads-up on all the concerts and artists headed to Tokyo.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

“IN THE PAGES”

with

SARAH CORTINA and EMIKO SATO


In the Thursday’s edition, we talk with Assistant Editor SARAH CORTINA about who’s on the cover and what’s in the pages of this week’s METROPOLIS magazine. You’ll hear about our hunky cover model, actor DANTE CARVER”. And, you’ll also hear a short discussion about our feature story, “Tokyo Green Space” as well as “80’s Fashion” and much, much more in this podcast!

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The Tokyo MetPod, Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

MidWeek MetPod

with

SARAH CORTINA and LAUREN SHANNON

Sorry, we’re a little late to upload this week, but it’s finally here! Listen and hear our METROPOLIS assistant editor, SARAH CORTINA and restaurant owner LAUREN SHANNON help you navigate your way through this coming weekend beginning Friday, October 2nd thru Sunday, October 4th.

SPECIAL GUEST: Mr. SOHAN AHUWALIA owner of the restaurant BOURBON STREET http://www.bourbonstreet-tokyo.com/bourbon_street/contents/home/?language=english

♥ LISTEN to hear a SPECIAL FREE DESSERT & DRINK OFFER!

CAUTION: SOME ADULT LANGUAGE Download

Thursday, 1 October 2009

The Tokyo MetPod, Tuesday, September, 29th 2009

SHOWBIZ NEWS with CHRIS BETROS Download

Fergie and the Black-Eyed Peas showed up at the Grand Opening of the new H&M flagship store in Shibuya…A new restaurant called MLB (Major League Baseball) opened in Ebisu…and the actor featured in the SoftBank commercial, Dante Carver, will be on the cover of this week’s METROPOLIS magazine…and, only one man can keep you up-to-date on all of this…Chris Betros, our showbiz reporter and editor of the Japan Today website.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

The Tokyo MetPod, Friday, September, 25th 2009



The Weekend MetPod
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Thinking about a movie this weekend, better listen to hear what our film critic, Don Morton has to say first. Don calls them as he see’s them and he doesn’t mince words. If the movie’s a stinker, he’ll tell you so in no uncertain terms. As Morton-san always tells us, he goes to all the movie–so you don’t have to.

And, our in-demand musician, Kaleb James calls in his Concert Calender, a heads-up reort about all the cool concerts headed our way, not only the big stadium concerts, but the cool jazz and funk concerts at places like the Cotton Club, Blue Note and Billboard Live. The cool thing about Kaleb is he personally knows or has played with most of the musicians he talks about.

SOMETHING SPECIAL: Listener, Ruth Shiraishi gives us a fabulously enthusiastic and colorful report about the recent Black-Eyed Pea’s concert here in Tokyo, if you missed the concert you’ll definitely want to hear her fast-moving report. And, another listener, Kevin Glenz called in his review about the recent COED concert at the Tokyo Blue Note.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

MetPod is On Vacation Until Friday, 9/25/2009

Everybody needs a little time-off, and most of our crew is out of town. So, we’re taking this time to readjust and do some computer maintenance. We’ll be back with our Weekend MetPod with movie reviews and our Concert Calendar on Friday, 9/25. And, we’ll be back with all our regular podcasts staring with Chris Betros and SHOWBIZ NEWS next Tuesday, 9/29.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

The Tokyo MetPod, Friday, September, 18th 2009

Weekend MetPod




Opinions on Movies opening in Tokyo during this 5-day Silver Week Holiday



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Info About Concerts Headed to Tokyo



with DON MORTON & KALEB JAMES



In our weekly, weekend, magazine-style podcast we meet-up with METROPOLIS film critic, Don Morton and musician, Kaleb James. Morton-san offers his salty opinions on all the movies opening in Tokyo during this 5-day, Silver Weekend holiday.



And, musician James talks about Kanyes embarrassing moment, Mr. Rogers, and the Beatles remastered CD…Oh yes, and he also talks about all the fabulous, musicians, artists, concert, shows and groups coming to Tokyo in the near future.



Get a heads-up on what’s happening in Tokyo



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The Tokyo MetPod, Thursday, September, 17th 2009

IN-THE-PAGES


Hear what our editor, James Hadfield has to say about what’s in the pages of this week’s METROPOLIS magazine; all kinds of stuff you never knew about life in Tokyo!

“JAPANESE BIKER CHICKS?!” Yep, you’ll hear more about them in this podcast.

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The Tokyo MetPod, Wednesday, September, 16th 2009

The MidWeek MetPod
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Konichwa, from Tokyo! Once again, we’re here with some of our best suggestions for things to do this coming 5-day, holiday, Silver Week holiday. Our usual hosts, Sarah Cortina, Miwa Gardner and Lauren Shannon are taking this week and next week off, so this the a “MidWeek Lite.”


However, we still get lots of valuable information from our film critic Don Morton, he provides his MUST-SEE and MUST-MISS movie suggestions, musician-in-demand, Kaleb James trumpets his best concert suggestions for this coming weekend, including a suggestion for a “Michael Jackson Tribute Concert” at Blues Alley in Meguro (see link and map here.) And finally, we have a great weekend suggestion from Reiko-san, the concierge at the classy Seiyo-Ginza hotel. Reiko shares the same information she shares with hotel guests who are visiting Tokyo.



The Tokyo MetPod, Tuesday, September, 15th 2009

The Showbiz MetPod
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Our in-the-know showbiz editor, Mr. Chris Betros knows all about where the stars hang and what they do when they’re in Tokyo. He also has news about a big block party on Omotaesando where the stars came our to be seen. Speaking of parties, there’s another big one happening at the new H&M store this Thursday night in Shibuya. And finally, if your a fan of food and/or baseball or both, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy a brand new restaurant devoted to baseball called the MLB Cafe (MLB as in Major League Baseball) in Ebisu.
If it’s going on in Tokyo — It’s going on the MetPod!
And finally, in this fast-moving podcast, we catch-up with Mr. Ricco DeBlank former GM of the tony Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo. In our phone interview Mr. DeBlank tells us about his new job and his new life in Honk Kong. And, you might ask, does he miss being GM of the Ritz, Tokyo? Listen :-)
Our phone line is always open and always on if you have a comment, suggestion, question and/or criticism…call! 050-5532-5874

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

MetPod Extra! Tokyo Race Course

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One of our writers, Sarah Noorbakhsh was assigned to write about JRA’s (Japan Racing Association’s) racecourse in Fuchu-city, a short train ride from Shinjuku. Listen to get the lowdown on what horse raing in Japan is all about.

Come join us for METROPOLIS DAY at Tokyo Racecourse on October 17th!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

The Tokyo MetPod, Friday, September, 11th 2009

The Weekend MetPod
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Listen to hear what our METROPOLIS film critic, Don Morton thinks about the new Wesley Snipes movie and about Hugh Jackman’s new X-MEN “Origin’s” movie. And, hear one of Tokyo’s most in-demand club DJ’s, Dwayne Wayne with his METROPOLIS HIT LIST report which includes short samples of some of Japan’s the top hits this week.

[NOTE: Usually, musician Kaleb James presents his Concert Calendar in the Weekend MetPod, but this week he's in rehersal for a Michael Jackson Tribute at Blues Alley in Meguro -and- he's also getting ready for a TV concert featuring J-Pop diva AI, this Sunday night, 6pm on M-on-TV. He'll be the one playing the keyboard.]

Thursday, 10 September 2009

The Tokyo MetPod, Thursday, September, 10th 2009

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IN-THE-PAGES
We’re in the Monsoon Cafe talking with assistant editor, Sarah Cortina and editor, James Hadfield about what’s in the pages and on the cover of this week’s METROPOLIS magazine.
If you ride a bicycle in Tokyo, you’ll want to hear James talking about our cover/feature story about bicycle messengers.
And, we’re trying something a little different this time…we’re presenting the interviews segments on separate channels. Does this work for you? Your comments are welcomed and encouraged!

The Tokyo MetPod, Wednesday, September, 9th 2009


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Be Entertained ! Listen to our very best suggestions for things to do in Tokyo this coming weekend with navigation provided by our assistant editor Sarah Cortina and restaurateur, Lauren Shannon. These sharp-witted, plugged-in ladies navigate this fast-moving, 45-minute, idea-filled MidWeek podcast by providing useful information for this coming weekend, and about Tokyo in general.
We also have movie suggestions from our film critic Don Morton, concert suggestions from musician Kaleb James and event suggestion from our entertainment editor, Dan Grunebaum.

Metropolis Podcast, Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

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The SHOWBIZ Scene in Tokyo!


Every Tuesday, we huddle with our entertainment editor, CHRIS BETROS to find out what stars and celebrities are in or have been in our metropolis. This week, we get updated about Denzel Washington’s visit to a Tokyo subway station, Hugh Jackman’s Harley ride onto the red carpet at Roppongi Hills, stripper Dita Van Tee’s visit to the Ritz-Carlton, Noriko Sakai’s drug bust, and First Lady Miyuki Hatoyama’s visit to Venus and her spiritual connection to Tom Cruise.

Metropolis Podcast, September 4th, 2009September 7th, 2009

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20090904[Note from Producer:] We’re playing catch-up as we learn about our new system, so sorry for the delay in getting the Weekend MetPod up on time.
In this podcast, our METROPOLIS film critic, Don Morton talks about Denzel Washington’s movie opening in Tokyo this week, PEHLAM 1-2-3. Is it worth seeing? Morton will give you his opinion.
And, our music director and musician-in-demand, Kaleb James tells us all about the great concerts and artists headed our way.
Finally, at the very end, but not at all least…the NAME GAME with Ramsey Lewis recently here for shows at the Tokyo Blue Note.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Metropolis Podcast, Wednesday, September 3rd 2009


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In this podcast, SARAH CORTINA and KAMASAMI KONG are talking about what’s in the pages of this week’s METROPOLIS magazine.

Metropolis Podcast, Wednesday 2nd September

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Hear our very best suggestions for things to do in Tokyo this coming weekend starting September 4th thru 6th. Our assistant editor, SARAH CORTINA and Fujimama’s LAUREN SHANNON navigate through the weekend with special reports by our entertainment editor, DAN GRUNEBAUM, our film critic, DON MORTON, our music director, KALEB JAMES, our party people, KANA FUKUDA and DANIEL ISHIKAWA. Plus, we have a special interview with JACINTA C. about Tokyo’s new Hacker Space. Other participants in this podcast include saxiphonist, PAUL FLIESCHER and event coordinator, LYLE FUJIKAWA.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Metropolis Podcast, Tuesday 1st September

Showbiz News with Chris Betros
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In this podcast, CHRIS BETROS our showbiz editor tells us some of the stars visiting Tokyo, such as; BEYONCE, KIRSTIN DUNST, HUGH JACKMAN, DANTE CARVER, AYA UETO, JERO and the new VIP GM of the Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, Mr. FRANCOIS CNOCKSAERT. When the stars come to Tokyo, they shine in the MetPod!

Metropolis Podcast, Monday 31st August

ADULT MATERIAL: Sexual Awareness
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Move the kids away from the speakers... In this very short, 6-minute MetPod Extra podcast, we're talking about a sexual mastery seminar in Tokyo with Mr. Miles Kidd. Miles explains how to pick-up quality girls and how to have the best sex in your life. Quite a promise. Listen!

Metropolis Podcast, Thursday 28th August

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In this fast-moving, short 28-minute podcast you'll hear about the movies opening in Tokyo this week and our film critic, DON MORTON will give you his opinions about them. Plus, musician KALEB JAMES tell us about some of the great musicians, artists and concerts headed to Tokyo. Get up-to-date, check it out.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Metropolis Podcast, Thursday 27th August

IN-THE-PAGES with SARAH CORTINA
Metropolis Podcast, Wednesday 27th August
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We're talking about the contents of this week's magazine...Japan's #1 English magazine...
METROPOLIS. Special Guest: KAT McDOWELL!

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Metropolis Podcast, Wednesday 26th August

MidWeek MetPod with SARAH CORTINA and MIWA GARDNER
Metropolis Podcast, Wednesday 26th August
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Hear our fast-moving podcast with our best suggestions for things to do this weekend in Tokyo. SARAH CORTINA and MIWA GARDNER navigate their way through this coming weekend with special reports by film critic, DON MORTON...musician, KALEB JAMES...entertainment editor, DAN GRUNEBAUM and party girl, KANA FUKUDA.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Metropolis Podcast, Tuesday 25th August

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Our showbiz editor, CHRIS BETROS tells us what DENZEL WASHINGTON did while in Tokyo promoting his latest movie. Plus, he fills us in about the results of the Miss Universe Japan's placement in the Miss Universe pageant, and he gives us the inside scoop on Japan's new Ambassador of Cute (yes, it's a real government funded position!) Club DJ, DWAYNE WAYNE gives us his Hit List report about the hottest hits in Japan.

Metropolis Podcast, Friday 21st August

WeekEnd MetPod with DON MORTON and KALEB JAMES
Metropolis Podcast, Friday 21st August
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Our film critic, DON MORTON gives us his opinions on all the latest movies opening in Tokyo and musician KALEB JAMES talks about all the concerts that are headed our way.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Metropolis Podcast, Thursday 20th August


IN-THE-PAGES with SARAH CORTINA
Metropolis Podcast, Thursday 20th August
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In this podcast you'll hear about some of the fascinating things that are in this weeks METROPOLIS magazine as explained by Assistant Editor, SARAH CORTINA.