Program 430: Being Sicilian; Geography of Genius; Tokyo 2016
Release Date: 01-09-2016
A pair of native-born Sicilian tour guides tell us what matters most about the "intensified Italy" of the island they call home. Then Eric Weiner, author of Geography of Genius, poses a theory about the places that have fostered world-changing innovation, from ancient Athens to today's Silicon Valley. And a journalist from Tokyo updates us on Japan's recession, and tells us what the Japanese are looking forward to in 2016.
- Alfio DiMauro and Mari Accardi, tour guides from Sicily
- Eric Weiner, NPR special correspondent, author of "The Geography of Genius" (Simon & Schuster)
- Mike DeJong, freelance business journalist in Tokyo
- Rick writes about visiting Palermo, Sicily.
- Information about Saint Agatha and Saint Lucy, patron saints venerated in Sicily.
- Eric Weiner’s website.
- Eric Weiner's latest book, "The Geography of Genius," was released January 5, 2016 by Simon and Schuster.
- Mike DeJong writes on 2015 issues as editor of Eurobiz Japan magazine.
- In September 2015, Japan's Parliament approved Prime Minister Abe's initiative to expand its military role overseas.
- The Shinyokohama Ramen Museum gets mostly-positive reviews on Trip Advisor.
More with Mike DeJong - Tokyo-based business journalist Mike DeJong outlines for Rick the differences in the typical styles of business relationships in Japan with firms based in Europe or the United States and Canada. They also discuss the problem of white collar workers "working to death" in Japan. (runs 4:12)