Center for Asian Affairs at the University of Lodz starts the short discussions on China and Japan titled Talking China and Talking Japan. Prof. Mierzejewski is in charge of China’s stories and Marcin Socha Ph.D., the research fellow at the Center for Asian Affairs, will talk about Japan. We welcome all of you to listen to us and learn more about contemporary Asia. The second Talking Japan podcast examines Japan’s interests in the Middle East and how they are being threatened by the latest dispute between Iran and the United States. Marcin Socha compares the current diplomatic crisis with the situation that Japanese policymakers had to face during the First Gulf War. Administration of Prime Minister Abe Shinzō is trying to protect the history of good relations with Iran and at the same time act as a reliable ally of the United States. Please check UŁ-podcast here.