Nice signals out of Japan this morning at 0710L (1410 UTC). Caught both JOUB-774, Akita, and JOAK-594, NHK-Tokyo. Audio fair to good on JOUB, and fair to poor on JOAK. This is the first time I have heard readable audio out of JOAK. Both stations received with the Tecsun PL-600 barefoot. Tried to enhance the signals with the tunable loopstick, but no luck, the background noise came up right along with the signals.