Episode 9: Cubic watermelons
It's the season for mangoes, peaches and... square watermelons?
Three Kyodo News journalists – Yamaguchi-san, Toma and Tamura-san – talk about a western Japanese city that is famous for its ornamental cubic watermelons that cost about 10,000 yen each. Learn about Japan's "first auctions" for premium produce and which fruits are prized in the country.
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Kyodo News presents a bilingual podcast for English learners about the ins and outs of news writing and how to translate tricky Japanese phrases into English. Have fun listening to journalists discuss recent articles as they occasionally go off on unrelated tangents.