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Just Japan Podcast (Summer Bonus Pod): How I Make the Show

In a special bonus summer episode of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks about what goes into making an episode of the podcast. How is it recorded, edited and uploaded to the Internet and how is it produced? What's the process for finding and interviewing guests? There's a lot of work to get each episode up on places like iTunes, Stitcher Radio and Sound Cloud, but it's all done as a labour of love!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcastSummerBonus.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 121: Entertaining Yourself Then and Now

In Episode 121 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea welcomes back regular guests Mully and Pee Jay. Mully and Pee Jay are both long-term expat residents of Japan who arrived here in the early 1990's. What did they do for entertainment in the days before the Internet was around? How did they make friends before there was social networking? Were there English TV shows on Japanese stations? How does the entertainment and social landscape look today as compared to when they first landed in Japan?

Pee Jay and Mully also give some advice to people thinking of coming to Japan for the first time.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast121EntertainingYourselfThenAndNow.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 120: Retro TV and Japan Stuff!

In Episode 120 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning and frequent guest Mully of the Mully's Place Podcast. They take a stroll down memory lane and chat about their favorite TV shows of the 1970's and 80's. They also talk about Japan stuff! Kevin and Jim talk about Japanese food, travel in Japan and Jim's podcast.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast120-RetroTVandJapanStuff.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 119: Japan and the Rio Games

In Episode 119 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks with Brett Larner of the Japan Running News. With the Rio Summer Olympics kicking off this week, Kevin gets the analysis of the Japanese Athletics team (specifically runners) from Brett. Brett is the "go to guy" when it comes to expertise in the running world in Japan in English. Brett talks a little bit about his site, "Japan Running News" as well as the Japanese athletes to watch out for in Rio. We briefly touch on the Russian doping scandal and talk about what to expect this summer in Rio!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast119JapanAndRioGames.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 118: PokemonGO in Japan

PokemonGO is in Japan! In Episode 118 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea brings Andrew Higgins back on the podcast to talk about PokemonGo in Japan. When they last talked, the game was in many countries, but not Japan (much to the frustration of both Japanese people and foreigners in Japan). Now it's here! Listen to Andrew and Kevin chat about the game a few days after it dropped!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast118PokemonGoinJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 117: Hanshin Tigers

In Episode 117 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea speaks with Trevor Raichura, the person behind thehanshintigers.com. His site is the most exhaustive English-language place to learn about the famed Japanese baseball team, follow the most recent news and learn about the players. Trevor even has a podcast about Hanshin Tigers news. Find out what got Trevor interested in Japanese baseball, the Hanshin Tigers and what motivated him to create this amazing website!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast117HanshinTigers.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10pm EDT

Just Japan Podcast 116: Pokemon Go is a NO in Japan!

In Episode 116 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning guest Andrew Higgins about the lack of Pokemon Go in Japan! Weeks after being released in the United States and other countries, the wildly popular game Pokemon Go is still (as of July 20th) unavailable in Japan, the birthplace of Pokemon. Andrew and Kevin chat about the game in general, talk about release date rumours and vent their general frustration in not being able to play the game the world is talking about!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast116PokemonGoIsANoInJapan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:47am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 115: Red Dragon Diaries

In Episode 115 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Tom Gates of the Red Dragon Diaries YouTube channel. Hailing from the United States, Tom 's popular YouTube channel contains videos about daily life in Korea (and now Japan), teaching and Judo. His passion for Judo makes his videos a fascinating take on life in Korea that we don't see with other vloggers. Tom has also written a book for those interested in life in Korea called "Destiny Nation: Korea." Tom talks about his time in Korea, his book as well as finding a place to train in Judo when in Japan.

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast115_Red_Dragon_Diaries.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 114: Writing Manga in Japan

In Episode 114 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with professional comic writer (manga writer) Sean Michael Wilson. Sean is originally from the U.K., but now calls Kumamoto, Japan home. He talks about how he became a comic book writer in the U.K. and how he became a manga writer in Japan. How does the publishing industry work in Japan? How can you get your foot in the door as a foreign writer or artist? If you've ever daydreamed about being a comic writer or artist in Japan, then this is the episode for you!

Sean also talks about the earthquake recovery in Kumamoto, Japan.

Kevin talks about the end of rainy season in Japan, the successful t-shirt campaign, a new Just japan Podcast newsletter email mailing list and a BONUS story (recorded in 2010) at the end of the podcast!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast114WritingMangaInJapan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:51am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 113: Dog Days of Summer

In Episode 113 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning guests, Pee Jay, Andrew Higgins and Jim Mullins "Mully" about life in Japan during the summer months. The Japanese summer has a reputation for being extremely humid and hot. Living or traveling here can be a challenge for many during the Dog Days of Summer. The four long-term residents of Japan chat about what it's really like during the Japanese summer and what they and others do in order to "beat the heat."

Kevin also talks about the awesome, but limited time Just Japan Podcast t-shirt campaign (only available until July 4th, 2016).

Just Japan Podcast:
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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast113-DogDaysOfSummer.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:36am EDT