Radio & TV
Forthcoming (April 2018): Supernatural Japan, BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature
Forthcoming (March 2018): The Music of Time: Japan, BBC World Service
October – December 2017: assistance to BBC and British Museum with the making of the Radio 4 and World Service series Living With The Gods.
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, Mindfulness, and War
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]
April 2014: Short film for BBC TV Arts: Cherry Blossoms and Depression in Japan
April 2014: Series of short films for Massolit Online Lectures in the Humanities: British Indiahere]
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]
January 2017: History Today, ‘Meiji Modernist’
October 2016: Aeon Magazine, ‘The Be All and End All’
July 2016: BBC News Magazine: ‘How Japan Came to Believe in Depression’
April 2016: review in The Telegraph of Frank Dikotter’s The Cultural Revolution
December 2015: review in The Telegraph of Kenzaburo Oe’s Death By Water
September 2015: Nonreligion and Secularity: ‘Japan’s First Psychotherapies: Between ‘Religion’ and ‘Therapy”
August 2015: BBC News Magazine: ‘Three Western Myths About Japan‘
December 2014: BBC History Magazine: ‘Real Lives of the Kamikaze’ [accompanying podcast here]
November 2014: Aeon Magazine: ‘Into Nothingness‘
November 2014: History Today: ‘Japan’s Blitz‘
June 2014: review in The Telegraph of Ben Shepard’s Headhunters: the Search for a Science of the Mind
January 2014: Aeon Magazine: ‘Silent Communion: Is Christian Meditation a Contradiction?‘
November 2012: Aeon Magazine: ‘Couched in Kindness: Jakucho Setouchi and Japanese Psychoanalysis’ English->French version
June 2011: History Today: ‘Signposts: Modern India’