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Eat You Kimchi talk about renting companions, and the fine line between business acquaintances and friends!
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Eat Your Kimchi

2 Aug 2016 - 11:40 AM  UPDATED 9 Aug 2016 - 10:17 AM

The duo get deep about the nuances of friends and companionship in Japan and Korea.

  • No friends in Japan? No worries, you can go hire one!
  • Because of Japan's social and cultural structures, talking with another person is a lot more complicated than one may think. 
  • Friendship is viewed differently in Korea, and many Koreans feel like they don't have many trustworthy friends.
  • This feeling of friendship extends to older generations - perhaps technology doesn't play a part in this at all! 
  • The saying of "age is but a number" doesn't quite apply in Korea! 

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How to listen

SBS PopAsia is streaming live 24/7 on digital radio. Catch Eat Your Kimchi's radio show at 8pm (AEST) every Monday.