Reading Japan

"The 5-Minute Hotline" by Tachibana Tsubasa

This program uses dramatic readings in English to introduce short stories by exceptional storytellers who have big followings in Japan. The stories make the culture and spirit of Japan accessible through imaginative drawings and animations interspersed between the readings like storybook illustrations.

I'm a university student fed up with late-night phone calls that I keep getting from a certain guy. The calls are always exactly 5 minutes long. And the other guy is always messing around with me. On this particular night, I'm dealing with a life choice that concerns my future. What will I decide to do? And who is the person on the other end of the line?