Japan By River Cruise

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Summary

In the wake of devastating flooding, author, speaker, and expert in both Disaster Relief/Recovery and Corporate Social Responsibility, Angela Ortiz joins the boys to talk about the real sustainability question : Would we like to be alive in 20 yrs?

Show Notes

In the wake of devastating flooding, author, speaker, and expert in both Disaster Relief/Recovery and Corporate Social Responsibility, Angela Ortiz joins the boys to talk about the real sustainability question "Would we like to be alive in 20 yrs?" and Japan's go-to response "We'll get back to you on that."

Ollie recommends a cruise for Christian cosplayers, and Bobby explores the natural, sometimes sudden processes that turn riverboats into driftwood.

Topics discussed on this episode range from:
  • Ulterior Motives for booking guests
  • How Angela went from first responder during the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami to an amazing career as a Social impact leader
  • What Corporate Social Responsibility means when set aside Ollie's definition of capitalism
  • How social media and greater transparency has changed the landscape of social responsibility
  • How cultural values affect how a society defines their business values and how they choose to wrap peaches
  • The difference between purpose driven companies and "PR CSR" 
  • (This isn't in the episode but if we ran a very-high audio quality, yet quiet, virtue signaling advertisement for sustainability Covid tests, it would be JBRC PCR PR CRS ASMR. 
  • What is "sustainability" on its most basic level, and why human extinction is generally bad for business 
  • The social impact of this very podcast
  • Podcast recommendations for ppl with tuberculosis 
  • The scale of the Kyushu Floods this year (2020)
  • The choice between fear of Corona and fear of flooding
  • How you approach people who may feel that they're at the mercy of nature
  • Japan's history of Climate Action and their struggles with reducing emissions 
  • How Japan's experience with national disasters is changing due to the climate crisis
  • How those shifts have affected disaster response
  • How and what Japan has learned from successive disaster response efforts
  • The problems caused by lack of centralized response to disasters
  • The roles of NGOs like Angela’s
  • Hazard maps, and how they're basically just a reference for how seriously you should take evacuation warnings 
  • Resignation to death as a factor in failure to evacuate 
  • Corona-virus prevention at evacuation centers
  • Why the very useful cardboard box housing is a great development for evacuation housing but might not be the best innovation to hold up as a pillar of human accomplishment 
  • Comparing Disaster responses and aftermaths across countries and cultures
  • How the initial response affect recovery in the long term
  • Angela's book "Place to Grow: 8 principles that will make you an effective leader in social impact. 
The extras are FULL of Angela's amazing insights into disaster recovery efforts which she has been involved in on every level, and her thoughts on her industry and where she thinks it needs to go to literally save the planet. AND it has more of the funny bits than the main episode this week because of the subject nature of the latter. Long story short, this would be a GREAT week to subscribe for the extras.

Topics covered in the Extras include:
  • A legal disclaimer for our rights to the extraneous recorded bits
  • The progress made in the recovery of post 3-11 Tohoku 
  • The philosophical problems faced when considering rebuilding an area affected by natural disasters
  • What towns like Minamisanriku have actually done in their rebuilding efforts
  • The cultural links people in disaster areas have to their family land
  • Why we shouldn't make assumptions about Ollie's face
  • The efforts to and problems with relocating disaster refugee communities and how those problems relate to the Japanese culture around home life
  • The reality of life in an ostensibly temporary refugee community
  • The creation of Angela's company Place to Grow and her goals with it
  • How painfully awkward it is to try to make jokes around disasters into jokes
  • Whether or not being British is something that requires apology
  • Ways to build community connections as disaster preparedness 
  • The role of fitness in emotional health
  • The Japanese terminology around the current climate disasters and whether or not we could do better
  • Who Angela sees as our best chance for the future of the planet
Content Links:
Angela's Book "Place to Grow: 8 principles that will make you an effective leader in social impact


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What is Japan By River Cruise?

Stand-up comedians Bobby Judo and Ollie Horn purport to report on the Japanese river cruise industry each week.