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April 28, 2006 Launches TIME Podcast for Japan

TIME Inc. executive Ichiro Kanasugi, eigoTown president Russell Willis and broadcaster Peter Barakan announce the launch of the TIME podcast at the Apple Store Ginza last week., Japan's portal site for English learning and culture, in cooperation with TIME Inc. has launched a weekly TIME Magazine podcast for Japanese listeners. The podcast features short discussions of selected articles from each week's issue of TIME. The discussions use a new "paratalking" method which replicates a real conversation using both English and Japanese. president Russell Willis commented "We are extremely honored to being working with TIME on this podcast and hope that we are able to encourage interest in world affairs through English." The podcast was launched last week at the Apple Store in Ginza, Tokyo and has already attracted over 20,000 subscribers. eigoTown's Classic Story Series podcast has over 50,000 subscribers and is targeting 100,000 subscribers to the TIME podcast by the end of July.
TIME Magazine Podcast (iTunes)
Classic Story Series Podcast (iTunes)
eigoTown Podcast Channel
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