Just Japan Podcast
Just Japan Podcast 46: ESL Podcasting (Nate'e English Lab)

In Episode 46 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to Nate Helman, producer and host of the "Nate's English Lab" podcast. Nate's podcast is an ESL show found on iTunes and is targeted at Japanese people interested in learning English. Nate talks about the history of his podcast, what it takes to produce and episode and what inspired him to come to Japan and eventually begin podcasting. 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast46NatesEnglishLab.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Just Japan Podcast 45: Christmas in Japan

In Episode 45 of the Just Japan Podcast, "Christmas in Japan", host Kevin O'Shea talks to friends' of the show and long-term Japan residents Jim and Josh about what it's like to be in Japan during the Christmas holidays. Many funny experiences and stories are shared. They cover everything from Christmas illuminations to KFC! Kevin also talks to friend of the show Pee Jay about the tradition of year-end parties or "bonenkai" in Japan. They aren't just typical parties. The success of your career can sometimes be impacted your desire to participate and drink!  Some Christmas in Japan trivia is also thrown around in this fun episode.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast45ChristmasinJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:31pm EST

Just Japan Podcast 44: Keeping Warm in the Winter

In Episode 44 of the Just Japan Podcast (an extra "bonus" episode), host Kevin O'Shea talks about keeping warm in the Japanese winter. This can be more challenging than you think! With winter vacation season here, it was a great time to put up two episodes in one week. The Just Japan Podcast Christmas EXTRAVAGANZA episode will be available in a few days!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast44KeepingWarm.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:40am EST

Just Japan Podcast 43: Journey to Japan

In Episode 43 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to YouTube video blogger Josh Hill (jHillLife on YouTube) about his journey to Japan. Josh discusses how his love of Japan and Japanese culture formed and how he was able to make the move from England to Japan and start a new and exciting life in Tokyo. Kevin also answers your questions in his Japan FAQ mail bag section and talks about the winter holidays here in Japan. 

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_43_Journey_to_Japan_.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:03am EST

Just Japan Podcast 42: Dating Japanese Men and Japan FAQ's

In Episode 42 of the Just Japan Podcast, contributor Felicity Tillack talks to some foreign women who have lived in Japan about their experiences dating Japanese men. Host Kevin O'Shea answers some FAQ's about Japan. Kevin also talks about teaching in Japan as well as running (or covering via social media) the 2014 Kobe Marathon. It's also time for the 2014 YouTube Christmas (jvlog) collaboration video.

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_42_Dating_Japanese_Men_and_FAQs.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:24am EST

Just Japan Podcast 41: Opening a School in Japan (with Gimmeabreakman)

In Epsidoe 41 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea interviews Victor Boggio, aka Gimmeaflakeman/Gimmeabreakman of YouTube about owning and operating an English school (eikaiwa) in Japan. Aside from being a very well-known YouTube celebrity, Victor owns and operates his own English school here in Japan. Victor discusses the history of his school and talks about what goes into opening aschool. In this episode Kevin also talks about the oddness of being in Japan during the Christmas season.

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_41_Opening_An_English_School_in_Japan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:59am EST

Just Japan Podcast 40: Voice Acting and Narration in Japan

In Episode 40 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea interviews Jenny Silver, a professional voice actor and narrator living just outside Tokyo, Japan. Jenny talks about the ins and outs of voice acting in Japan as well as how she got her start in the industry. Jenny shares her interesting story as well as some insights into the world of voice acting and narration work in Japan. 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast40VoiceActingInJapan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:57am EST

Just Japan Podcast 39: Building a House in Japan

In Episode 39 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to returning guest, Brian Waters, an American living in Kyushu who is in the process of building a house here in Japan. Brian discusses his experience deciding to build a home for his family in Japan and the process they have gone through up until the start of construction. This fascinating interview will give a lot of information and motivation to anyone out there thinking of building or buying a home in Japan. Kevin also discusses the Autumn  tradition of Imohori or sweet potato digging, a rite of passage for any kindergarten student here in Japan. 

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_39_Building_a_House_in_Japan_.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:26am EST

Just Japan Podcast 38: Questions About Japan

In Episode 38 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea answers listener questions about Japan. Can I find foreign food? Can older people find jobs teaching in Japan? Can you get American TV in Japan? Is WiFi in Japan good? What happens if you get divorced in Japan? Many more as well...

Kevin does his best to answer some of your questions about the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_38_Questions_About_Japan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:18am EST

Just Japan Podcast 37: Halloween and Horror in Japan

In Episode 37 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea takes a look at Halloween. A number of guest contributers help Kevin look at what Halloween is in Japanese culture today, Japanese urban legends and traditions. We also look at first person spooky accounts and ghosts from Japan as well as other creepy tales.   You're definitely going to enjoy this haunted holiday podcast! 

Happy Halloween from the Just Japan Podcast.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcastHalloweenAndHorrorInJapan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 2:07am EST