Episode 33: Pastries that taste of love

What does a "tearful heartbreak" taste like?

Three Kyodo News journalists – Yamaguchi-san, Toma and Horiuchi-san – talk about two companies that filtered song lyrics and conversations through AI to create five pastries reminiscent of the different stages of love. Listen as they talk about what they think love tastes like, as well as how cultures perceive emotions differently.

Article mentioned in the podcast:

Japanese pastry flavors mimic stages of love with help from AI

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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Photo shows pastry named "hajimete no date," or first date, in Tokyo on Jan. 17, 2024.(Kyodo)