Episode 10: Summer spending

More of us are going out and traveling for our summer vacations after COVID, but inflation hurts...

Kyodo News journalists Yamaguchi-san and Tamura-san, together with intern Yoshii-san, discuss a recent survey showing that people are planning to spend more during their summer holidays as pandemic restrictions become a thing of the past. They also discuss their own vacation plans and their experiences abroad in Italy and Costa Rica.

Article mentioned in the podcast:

Japanese to spend more in summer break for 2nd straight year: survey

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.

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International passengers check in at Terminal 2 at Tokyo's Haneda airport on July 19, 2023. International flight facilities in Terminal 2 resumed operation the same day after a three-year, three-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo