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    • Decluttering Guru Marie Kondo Is Back with More Life-Changing Magic

    • By: Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Decluttering Guru Marie Kondo Is Back with More Life-Changing Magic" is from the Life and Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anna Fifield and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • New Year’s Eve in Japan: Watching a Hit TV Show About a Man Who Eats Alone

    • By: Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Forget big and almost always disappointing parties, and that struggle to get home after midnight. In Japan, New Year’s Eve is all about watching TV at home with your family, a reward after you’ve done your end-of-year deep clean.

    "New Year’s Eve in Japan: Watching a Hit TV Show About a Man Who Eats Alone" is from the December 26, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anna Fifield and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Japan Is So Crazy about Mascots That 'Fluffy Toilet Character' Is a Real Job

    • By: Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Japan Is So Crazy about Mascots That 'Fluffy Toilet Character' Is a Real Job" is from the September 6, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anna Fifield and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • For Vulnerable High School Girls in Japan, a Culture of 'Dates' With Older Men

    • By: Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    High school dating? No big deal in many parts of the world — but in Japan, it means something quite different.

    "For Vulnerable High School Girls in Japan, a Culture of 'Dates' With Older Men" is from the May 16, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anna Fifield and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Japan Hopes to Make Progress on 70-Year-Old Island Dispute With Russia

    • By: Anna Fifield, David Filipov
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had hoped to present Russian President Vladimir Putin with a “bridegroom” for Yume, the Akita dog Japanese officials gave the Kremlin leader in 2012.

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    • Boy Missing in Japanese Forest for Six Days Found Alive and Well

    • By: Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Boy Missing in Japanese Forest for Six Days Found Alive and Well" is from the June 02, 2016, World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anna Fifield and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Seoul Tries to Ignore Trump's Criticism: 'They Worry He's Kind of Nuts,' One Observer Says

    • By: Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    South Korea’s president tried late Sunday to dismiss talk of a dispute between Seoul and Washington over how to deal with North Korea following its sixth nuclear test, after President Trump criticized the South Korean approach as “appeasement.”

    "Seoul Tries to Ignore Trump's Criticism: 'They Worry He's Kind of Nuts,' One Observer Says" is from the September 03, 2017 Asia & Pacific section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anna Fifield and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Japanese Art of Making School Lunch (and Not a PB&J in Sight)

    • By: Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    In Japan, the packed school lunch has been elevated to an art form.

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    • The Return of John Bolton, a Hawk on North Korea and Iran, Sparks Concerns Around the World

    • By: Michael Birnbaum, Anna Fifield, Loveday Morris
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    BRUSSELS — President Trump’s decision to make John Bolton his new national security adviser ricocheted around the globe on Friday, unsettling allies and raising alarm that a hawk who advocates military action against North Korea and Iran will have the president’s ear.

    "The Return of John Bolton, a Hawk on North Korea and Iran, Sparks Concerns Around the World" is from the March 23, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael Birnbaum, Anna Fifield, Loveday Morris and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Japanese Entrepreneurs Face a Special Challenge: The 'Wife Block'

    • By: Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Japanese Entrepreneurs Face a Special Challenge: The 'Wife Block'" is from the June 22, 2016, World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anna Fifield and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Japanese Towns Struggle to Deal with an Influx of New Arrivals: Wild Boars

    • By: Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    HIRAIZUMI, Japan— Rapidly shrinking towns and cities across Japan are experiencing a population explosion. Not an explosion of humans, though. An explosion in wild boar numbers.

    "Japanese Towns Struggle to Deal with an Influx of New Arrivals: Wild Boars" is from the March 09, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anna Fifield and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Thousands of Refugees Arrive in Austria as Hungary, Croatia Let Them Pass

    • By: William Booth, Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Thousands of Refugees Arrive in Austria as Hungary, Croatia Let Them Pass" is from the September 21, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Booth and Anna Fifield and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Japanese and South Korean Leaders Will Meet Next Week, and It Promises to Be Tense

    • By: Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    South Korea’s president has been promoting the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang as the “peace games,” a way to bring North Korea into the international sports community for at least a few weeks and lessen the tensions on the peninsula. But South Korean conciliation is proving harder with another neighbor: Japan.

    "The Japanese and South Korean Leaders Will Meet Next Week, and It Promises to Be Tense" is from the January 31, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anna Fifield and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Japanese Politician Took Her Baby to Work. The Patriarchy Was Not Impressed.

    • By: Anna Fifield, Yuki Oda
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    TOKYO — Yuka Ogata wanted to make a point about the challenges working women face in Japan. The men on the Kumamoto Municipal Assembly proved her point for her — entirely inadvertently.

    "A Japanese Politician Took Her Baby to Work. The Patriarchy Was Not Impressed." is from the November 24, 2017 Asia & Pacific section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anna Fifield and Yuki Oda and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Japanese Prime Minister Abe, Embroiled in Scandals, Faces Calls to Stand Down

    • By: Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    SEOUL — President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will have something new to bond over when they meet at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Tuesday: how to weather a storm of relentless political onslaughts.

    "Japanese Prime Minister Abe, Embroiled in Scandals, Faces Calls to Stand Down" is from the April 16, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anna Fifield and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Meet the Youngsters Helping Solve Japan’s Caregiving Crisis. Like Kunio Odaira, 72.

    • By: Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Japan is considered a “super-aging” society. More than a quarter of the population is over 65, a figure set to rise to 40 percent by 2050.

    "Meet the Youngsters Helping Solve Japan’s Caregiving Crisis. Like Kunio Odaira, 72." is from the January 28, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anna Fifield and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Does North Korea Hate the United States? Let's Go Back to the Korean War.

    • By: Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Any day of the week, the North Korean propaganda machine can be relied upon to spew out anti-American vitriol using some formulation of “imperialist” and “aggressor” and “hostile.”

    "Why Does North Korea Hate the United States? Let's Go Back to the Korean War." is from the May 16, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anna Fifield and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • In Japan, Suspect in Mass Stabbing Wanted Disabled People 'Euthanized'

    • By: Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "In Japan, Suspect in Mass Stabbing Wanted Disabled People 'Euthanized' " is from the July 26, 2016, World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anna Fifield and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • South Korean Assembly Introduces Bill to Impeach President

    • By: Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    South Korea's National Assembly is due to vote Friday on a motion to impeach President Park Geun-hye, a first step toward forcing her out of office over her role in a corruption and influence-peddling scandal.

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    • Prosecutors Link South Korean President to Corruption Scandal

    • By: Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    South Korean President Park Geun-hye suffered a heavy blow Sunday, when prosecutors indicted a friend of hers on charges including extortion and abuse of power, and indicated they thought the president was complicit in the crimes.

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