May 2020: Contribution to BBC Radio 4’s From Our Home Correspondent (Home School)

March 2019: Presenter for an episode of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking (Empathy)

February 2019: Presenter for an episode of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking (Images of Japan)

February 2019: Interview with BBC History Magazine about my book Japan Story (2019)

December 2018: Radio 4’s Start the Week, with Neil MacGregor and Kajsa Norman.

November 2018: University of Edinburgh History Society’s Retrospect Podcast

November 2018: Interview for ABC’s Japan in Focus

November 2018: Review of Shoplifters for Radio 4’s Front Row

November 2018: Radio 5 Live, Up All Night

October 2018: Interview with The Skeptic Magazine, on ‘The Appeal of Yūrei’ (Japanese ghosts)

October 2018: Discussion with Rana Mitter, Julian Baggini, and Tiffany Watt Smith on BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking: Modern Japanese History, Being Inspired by Others, and Enjoying Their Pain

August 2018: Presenter for a BBC Proms Plus talk on ecstatic states

May 2018: Presenter for an episode of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking (America: Inequality & Race)

April 2018: Dark Blossoms, series of The Essay for BBC Radio 3

April 2018: Supernatural Japan, BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature

April 2018: Discussion with Anne McElvoy and other guests on BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking: Japan and Nature

February 2018: The Music of Time: Jazzing Up Japan, BBC World Service

August 2016 – December 2017: Assistance to BBC and British Museum with the making of the Radio 4 and World Service series Living With The Gods. Contributor for the episode ‘Here Comes the Sun‘.

May 2017: Presenter for an episode of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking (Japan, Korea, Hokusai)

March 2017: ‘Killing Time in Imperial Japan‘, episode of The Essay for BBC Radio 3.

February 2017: Presenter for an episode of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking (Japan Now Festival)

October 2016: Presenter for an episode of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking (Enoch Powell drama, The Supreme Court)

August/September 2016: The Borders of Sanity, BBC World Service version in five parts.

August 2016: BBC Proms Extra discussion on ‘Devils‘ with Rev Richard Coles and Imtiaz Dharker

August 2016: BBC Radio Scotland discussion on the Japanese Emperor’s wish to abdicate (Good Morning Scotland).

June 2016: Contribution on Mental Health in Ghana, From Our Own Correspondent, BBC Radio 4.

May/June 2016: Four-part BBC Radio 4 documentary: The Borders of Sanity

May 2016: Discussion with Rana Mitter and guests on BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking: The Tale of Genji / Culture and Psychotherapy

December 2015: Discussion with Philip Dodd and guests on BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking: Kenzaburo Oe and Japan

August 2015: BBC Radio 4 documentary: Archive on 4: Misunderstanding Japan

February 2015: Discussion with Mark Vernon and other guests on BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking: Buddhism, Therapy, Violence and Rationality

November 2014: Freud in Asia, radio documentary (‘Sunday Feature’) for BBC Radio 3.

May 2014: Discussion with Matthew Sweet on BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking: Godzilla and Hayao Miyazaki [from 33 mins]

December 2013: Radio column for BBC Radio 3 Night Waves: Christmas in Japan [from 26 mins]

December 2013: Discussion with Giles Fraser on BBC Radio 3 Night Waves: Psychotherapy and/vs religion [from 31.40 mins]

October/November 2013: Talk at BBC’s Free Thinking Festival, later broadcast on Radio 3 as The Essay: Therapy vs Prayer

June 2013: Radio column for BBC Radio 3 Night Waves: Psychoanalysis and Buddhism [from 28:30 mins]