Just Japan Podcast

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

JJP host Kevin chats with Tokyo-based travel writer Rob Goss. Rob has written extensively about Japan for publications such as National Geographic and Lonely Planet and recently published a book about Japanese onsen and ryokan. Learn more about these traditional Japanese inns and hot springs and why you should experience them when you visit Japan.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast173JapaneseOnsenAndRyokan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35am EST

Japan loves all things cute and they love their mascots. In episode 172, Kevin chats with Chris, the man behind the popular Twitter feed @mondomascots. His feed and website are dedicated to the cute and whacky world of Japanese mascots. Chris talks about the endless parade of mascots throughout Japan and mascot culture. It's a fun episode about a very Japanese thing!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast172MondoMascots.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41am EST

In Episode 171 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Josh Yates about writing in Japan and the Kyoto/Kobe Writer's Groups. A returning guest, Josh talks about his involvement in the local writing scene in the Kansai region of Japan as well as the Kyoto and Kobe Writer's Groups. If you are aspiring writer in this part of Japan, the Kyoto and Kobe Writer's Groups are wonderful ways to network and get your name/work out there.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast171KyotoWriters.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58am EST

In this Episode of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks about the past year with the Just Japan Podcast and some goals for 2018. 2017 saw some highs and lows for the podcast and this year, some big things are planned! Kevin also shares some Japan travel tips to help you with your next visit to Japan.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast170-Goalsfor2018.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:49am EST

In this Episode of the Just Japan Podcast we learn more about therealjapan.com. Kevin chats with Rob, the person behind one of the best Japan-centric travel and culture websites out there. Learn more about what got Rob interested in Japan and what motivated him to start "The Real Japan." Find out how the site has grown over the years and where it is going. If you are interested in traveling or moving to Japan (just plain interested in Japan), you'll be happy you found therealjapan.com.

  

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast169-TheRealJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09am EST