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Direct Talk

Direct Talk

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WGBY World
Tue Sep 26th, 7:45am

DIRECT TALK is an in-depth interview program featuring business executives or persons in the news who share their insights, information and analysis.

TERUMASA HINO is one of the world's finest trumpeters, and the first Japanese artist to sign with Blue Note Records. He shares stories of jazz greats and recounts his personal growth as a musician.

Gallery owner Tim Blum put cutting-edge artists like Yoshitomo Nara and Takashi Murakami on the international art world map. He talks about his passion for contemporary art and Japanese culture.

Kunihiko Shimada is a professional negotiator. He has negotiated and mediated around the world, including in Kosovo and East Timor, and is currently involved in discussions related to Syria.

Calligraphy has a long history in Japan, and Sisyu is currently one of the country's most prominent calligraphers. She is taking calligraphy beyond the page to create modern art with global appeal.

Christopher Patten is the last Governor of Hong Kong. He is a close China watcher. We asked Lord Patten what he thought of the recent Hong Kong elections and political situation.

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