Just Japan Podcast

IN JJP 183, Kevin chats with Tom from @BeingKansai on Twitter. @BeingKansai is probably the best source of cultural news and events going on in the Kansai region of Japan. If you are in Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, etc. and are not sure what to do on any given weekend, @BeingKansai will give you lots of ideas! Tom and Kevin discuss the end of Hanami season in Japan as well as the various seasonal changes. With the changing weather comes new festivals, cultural events, and seasonal food!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast183ChangingSeasonsFoodandMore.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02am EDT

In JJP 182, host Kevin O'Shea answers some listener questions about life in Beijing, China. After nearly 10 years of living and working in Japan, Kevin moved to Beijing last summer with his family for work. What is it like to live in China's capital city? What are the differences between Beijing and Kobe, Japan?  This episode is a solo show, a little different than usual, but something you'll enjoy!
 
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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast182JapanTobeijing.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:32am EDT

In JJP 181, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning guest Brian Waters about being a parent in Japan. They talk about the cultural differences between Canada, America, and Japan in school and with regards to raising children. The pressure put on mothers with school PTO's, after school studying (juku) and future education plans. When you move from another country to Japan and decide to start a family, things can get really interesting and surprising when your kids start school!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast181.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT

JJP 180 - Host Kevin O'Shea chats with Jim "Mully" Mullins about some listener questions about Japan. They talk Japanese and Chinese food, traveling in Japan and some "must see" travel destinations.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast180JapanQuestions.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57am EDT

JJP host Kevin chats with guests Mully and Tomoko about owning a pet in Japan. If you're in Japan, what's the process you must go through to buy and license a dog? How do you deal with medical issues and expenses? What happens if your dog gets attacked by other dogs!? A lot of great information in this episode for those of you already in Japan or thinking of coming to Japan and getting a dog.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast179-OwningAPet.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:57pm EDT

JJP 178, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning guest Pee Jay about the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and more specifically, the gold medal performance by Japanese skater, Yuzuru Hanyu. Pee Jay talks about Hanyu's history, recent injury and his performance at the Olympics. Olympians are more than just household names in Japan and top figure skaters are literally superstar!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast178OlympicGold.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

JJP host Kevin chats with Damian Hackett, an Australian teacher living in Japan. After nearly 15 years as a teacher in Japan, Damian is taking the leap from the education sector to the agricultural sector. That's right! He's about to become a farmer in Japan. Learn more about his fascinating story and how he and his family will move from urban Kansai to rural Hiroshima Prefecture to become farmers. You'll love this story!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast177FromTeachingToFarming.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37am EDT

JJP host Kevin chats with Andrew Higgins (Higgins in Japan on YouTube) about surviving in Japan on an English Teacher's salary. Is it possible? How low are entry-level salaries and what does it take to earn more? They also discuss the PyeongChang Olympics and the news that YouTube just demonetized all of Logan Paul's videos (you'll remember the controversy surrounding him and Japan's "Suicide Forest").

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast176_-_Surviving.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:48am EDT

JJP host Kevin chats with first time guest, Kaori about Awa Odori (Awa Dancing), a famous style of traditional dancing from Tokushima in Japan. Kaori explains what this style of dancing is and how she got involved in this very fun and energetic folk tradition in Japan. This week's show also features a piece by contributor Felicity Tillack about her really interesting Stay Japan experience.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast175AwaOdoriAndJapaneseFestivals.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am EDT

In episode 174 of the podcast, Kevin chats with returning guest Felicity Tillack about her recent documentary, "Third Culture Kids in Japan." Felicity looked at the lives of people brought up in Japan, but have parents who are from other countries. They often find themselves in an interesting cultural dilemma. Learn more about some of the challenges these kids face.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast1743rdCultureKidsInJapan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:15am EDT