After more than 60 years of constitutionally mandated pacificism, Japan is embarking on its biggest military spend since the second world war. The Spin Cycle crew is joined by the ABC's North Asia Correspondent James Oaten to explore the implications of this to the Japanese people and the wider region, as well as Oaten's own journey to become a Foreign Correspondent. Elsewhere, Charlie and Najma discuss the controversies surrounding the ABC's reporting of issues in the Northern Territory, and the theatre of Senate Estimates.
About this program
We live in a media saturated world. The news cycle travels at lightning speed and is impossible to ignore. Spin Cycle aims to make sense of the 24/7 updates and hot takes we are bombarded with from media outlets, politicians and pundits all trying to own the narrative.