Rough Translation

The Apology Broker

41:30 | Jun 13th, 2018

3 recommendations

We trace the journey of an apology, from Japan to the U.S., that got an unlikely broker. Along the way, she had to work out: what a sorry is, who it's for, and what makes it stick.


danny recommended:Aug 27th

A story about an apology that took a while to get but meant a lot.

I thought this episode was:

πŸŒ… A beautiful story
πŸ’Ž A Hidden Gem

mm recommended:Aug 27th

Praise the β€œhousewife”! New respect for Mitsubishi. There are a gazillion ways to say sorry in Japanese but no one has ever accepted an apology for Japan’s WWII war crimes...that is until a housewife sent an email to Mitsubishi. You’ll be choking back tears by the end πŸ₯Ί

I thought this episode was:

😒 Moving
😭 A tear-jerker
πŸ€” Thought-provoking

write2tg recommended:Aug 14th

Is there a model or framework for an apology? What makes an apology sincere and heartfelt? What is the role of words and language in constructing an apology? An interesting story of the first ever apology from a Japanese delegation to the American Prisoners of War.

I thought this episode was:

πŸ’‘ Educational
πŸ€“ Insightful
πŸ€” Thought-provoking


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