“Re:Radio”, The Place Oriented Internet Radio to Enhance the Cross-Cultural Understanding in Japan

  • Ayaka ItoEmail author
  • Katsuhiko Ogawa
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 528)


The number of foreigners who visit Japan is increasing lately, however most of the services or products for foreigners are designed based on their superficial understanding and do not meet their true needs. This research’s goal is to propose place oriented Internet radio called “Re:Radio”, as a new media to help foreigners understand Japan at a deeper level, by providing individually customised contents. Specifically, the dialogue between a guest and personality is used as main contents. Listening to the contents at the place induces listener’s self-reflection, which helps further understanding of the place. This paper introduces the concept and implementation, and the experimental results conducted in Tokyo.


Internet radio Personality Dialogue Cross-cultural understanding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Media and GovernanceKeio UniversityFujisawaJapan

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