It seems there are more than a few disputes affecting our northern neighbours in Japan at the moment, with Japanese flags being burned in China for one peculiar reason. Furthermore, the Korean President is demanding Japanese Emperor Akihito apologise to the Korean people over an age-old issue. What exactly is going on over there!?
Also, at the age of 63, Japan’s last ninja has announced he will not take on any apprentices in the art of Ninjitsu. Does this spell the end of one essential piece of Japanese culture?
Find all the latest news direct from Japan in Tim Brunero’s chat with Breakfast’s Japan correspondent Toby Slade.
On a side note, here’s what Tim’s been listening to lately (and Toby is rather excited about as well):