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

Just Japan Podcast 36: Nightmare Apartments

In Episode 36 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to Kathryn (okininjakitty on YouTube), an American living in Japan about her experiences with some nightmare apartments in Japan. Finding a place to live is a reality everyone faces when moving to Japan and sometimes it doesn't work out for the best! In this episode Kevin also talks about Typhoon Vong Fong and Sports Day in Japan.

 

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_36_Nightmare_Apartments.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:35am EST

Just Japan Podcast: No New Episode This Week

Just a quick announcement that there will be no new episode of the Just Japan Podcast this week (October 6th-12th, 2014). We'll be back next week with another awesome Japan-related topic!

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_No_New_Episode.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:41am EST

Just Japan Podcast 35: Tricks and Adventure in Japan (with ericsurf6)

In Episode 35 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea interviews Eric Berg, also known as ericsurf6 on YouTube. With almost 250,000 subscribers and more than 100 million views on YouTube, Eric has made his name for his great tricks and puzzles videos as well as his food and adventure videos.  A long-term resident in Japan, he is a professional juggler and a very entertaining guy in general. Also in this episode, an update on the Mt. Ontake disaster and the winners of the 2014 Just Japan Podcast Halloween contest!

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_35_Tricks_and_Adventure_in_Japan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:58pm EST

In Episode 34 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to John Szalay, an American who lived in Japan during the early 1990's and visits frequently. John is an avid hiker and geocacher who talks about his experiences hiking and geocachng in Japan. John has climed Mt. Fuji and has a lot of experience hiking in the Kansai Region of Japan. Kevin also talks about the sudden eruption of Mt. Ontake in Nagano and Gifu Prefectures that left 250 hikers trapped on the mountain on September 27th, 2014. 

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_34_Hiking_in_Japan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:57am EST

Just Japan Podcast 33: Weirdos in Japan

In Episode 33 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to returning guest, Jim Mullins, aka "Mully" the cohost of the Mully's Place Podcast. They discuss meeting some pretty bizarre people in Japan as well as coping with saying goodbye to expat friends leaving Japan. Kevin also talks about homesickness during the holiday seasons as well as how to publish an eBook on Amazon.com. 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast33WeirdosInJapan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:44am EST

Just Japan Podcast 32: Long Term in Japan - Permanent Residency with Hikosaemon

In Episode 32 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to long-term Japan resident and YouTube personality, Hikosaemon about getting permanent residency in Japan. Kevin also discusses tennis phenom Kei Nishikori making it to the final of the US Open, Dengue Fever in Japan as well as the Just Japan Podcast Halloween candy contest and the November 22nd Kobe/Kansai YouTube and content creators Meet Up. 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast32PermanentResidencyWithHikosaemon.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:58am EST

Just Japan Podcast 31: Asia News Weekly and Asia Now

 

In Episode 31 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea interviews Steve Miller, the Seoul, South Korea based writer, producer and host of the Asia News Weekly podcast. The Asia News Weekly podcast is a weekly digest of news in the Asia Pacific region. He also produces the Asia Now podcast. Steve talks about the origin of his podcasts, covering news in Asia,  as well as his transition from travel video blogger and writer to journalist. 

 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast31AsiaNewsWeeklyandAsiaNow.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:55am EST

Just Japan Podcast 30: GaijinPot and the GPod

In Episode 30 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to Anthony Joh, Editor of GaijinPot.com. GaijinPot is often known for it's Japan job board, but also has many other great services such as the GaijinPot Blog, a Japanese language learning section and travel information. Anthony and Kevin also discuss finding work in Japan and Anthony gives some great advice and job hunting tips.  We also discuss the GPod, the GaijinPot podcast. 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast30GaijinPotandtheGPod.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Just Japan Podcast 29: Tales of Kindness

In Episode 29 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea shares some tales of kindness from both Japan and South Korea where he also lived for a number of years. With a great deal of bad news coming out of Japan recently such as flooding, typhoons and landslides in Hiroshima, hopefully these tales of kindesss by some strangers in a foreign land will make you feel a little happier. 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast29TalesofKindness.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:40am EST

Just Japan Podcast 28: Ups and Downs of Teaching

In Episode 28 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to returning guests Jeff and Liam about the ups and downs of teaching in Japan. Those who come to Japan to teach can face challenges in and out of the classroom as well as from dubious employers. Although a great place, Japan can certainly pose challenges to those who choose to work and live here. Kevin also talks about some other Japan-related podcasts. 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast28UpsAndDownsOfTeaching.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 2:02am EST

Just Japan Podcast 27: University Jobs

In Episode 27 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to returning guest Pee Jay. Pee Jay has been teaching in Japan for more than 15 years. He has worked in the public and private school systems in Japan in a variety of positions. Now, a Ph.D student, Pee Jay teaches at several universities in Japan. He talks about what it takes to get a teaching position in a Japanese university and the general working lifestyle versus other teaching jobs. 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast27-UniversityJobs.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:48am EST

Just Japan Podcast 26: Missionary Life in Japan

In Episode 26 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea interviews Jarom, an American living and working in Japan. Now in his late 20's, Jarom works as an English teacher in Tokyo, but when he was 19 years old he came to Japan for 2 years as a Mormon missionary. He talks about his experience as a missionary and how different his life is in Japan post missionary life.    

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast26-MissionaryLifeInjapan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:55am EST

Just Japan Podcast 25: Becoming a JET

In Episode 25 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to Jason Harris about becoming a member of the (JET) Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. More than 4,000 people participate in this government run English educaction program every year in Japan. JET's work as public school Assistant Language Teachers throughout Japan. Jason is currently a university instructor in Japan, but was a JET for 5 years and is known as the "JET go to guy" on YouTube with his "myargonauts" channel.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast25-Becoming_a_JET.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:45am EST

Just Japan Podcast 24: Climbing Mt. Fuji - Sea to Summit

In Episode 24 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea speaks to Victor (KantoKitsune on YouTube) an America living in Japan about his impressive climb of Mt. Fuji last year and again this year. He decided that tackling Fuji-san the way most do wasn't adventurous enough. Victor took on the Sea to Summit challenge from Suruga Bay to the summit of Mt. Fuji. It's a great tale and anyone with an interest in Japan, the outdoors or adventure will be inspired by this episode!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast24ClimbingMtFujiSeaToSummit.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:41am EST

Just Japan Podcast 23: Raising Bilingual Children - Japan to America to Japan Again

In Episode 23 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to Jonathan, an American living and working in Japan. He and his wife are raising their two children to be bilingual. They have lived in Japan, then America and are now back in Japan. Listen to the challenges faced by parents raising and educating their children to speak more than one language. 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast23.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:56am EST

Just Japan Podcast 22: Longboard Japan

In episode 22 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea interviews Jack Courtenay, a New Zealander who longboarded across much of Japan last year in order to raise funds for children's charities. With little Japanese language skills and a lot of guts, Jack had a major Japanese adventure and tells us all about it. 

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Direct download: JJP22-LongboardJapan-5.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:46pm EST

In Episode 21 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks about "Gaijin Bars" in Japan. These are drinking establishments that tend to cater to foreigners living in a country like Japan as well as travelers (Kevin also talks about similar bars in South Korea). They can be very interesting places to go, but frequenting them can have their down sides as well. 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast21GaijinBars.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:45am EST

In Episode 20, host Kevin O'Shea talks to Liam Carrigan, a freelance soccer (football) writer, cohost of the "Half the World Away" football podcast and teacher in Japan. We talk about World Cup 2014 and Japan's World Cup Team. We also chat about the  professional soccer scene here in Japan and soccer culture in general here in the Land of the Rising Sun. 

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_20_World_Cup_2014_and_Japan_.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:01am EST

Just Japan Podcast 19: Tattooed in Japan

In Episode 19 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to Scott Ackerman who is known as Unrested on YouTube. He is an American living long term in Japan who has tattoos and talks about his experiences here in Japan. How will I be treated in Japan if I have tattoos? Can I get a job if I have tattoos? Can I get a tattoo in Japan? Scott will help answer your questions!

 
Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_19_Tattoed_in_Japan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:09am EST

In Episode 18 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks about his experiences raising bilingual children in Japan. What are some of the challenges faced by parents trying to raise children who speak two languages?  This is a "Part 1" Episode since this is a topic that w  ill be revisited in future episodes. 

 

The ending song is called "BusanKevin" and was written by Eric Lundgren.

 

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_18_Raising_Bilingual_Children_Part1.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:10am EST

Just Japan Podcast 17: Japan by Bicycle

In Episode 17 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea speaks with Andrew Marston, a photographer and graphic artist from the United States who cycled the length of Japan (more than 3500 km) with two of his friends. Not only did they have an amazing adventure, but they raised more than $13,000 for earthquake and tsunami relief efforts and made a documentary about their journey!

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_17_Japan_by_Bicycle.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:02am EST

Just Japan Podcast 16: Japan Running News

In Episode 16 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to the man behind Japan Running News, Brett Larner. The Japan Running News website is the most respected English language news source about running in Japan. Brett also does some fascinating work with some of Japan's best-known elite athletes. 

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_16_Japan_Running_News.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22am EST

Just Japan Podcast 15: University Exchange in Japan

In Episode 15 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea interviews Jordan, an Australian university student studying at Kobe University. Learn more about studying abroad in japan and Jordan's advice about improving your Japanese language skills while here. The "Questions About Japan MAILBAG" portion is also in this week's episode.

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_15_being_a_University_Exchange_Student_in_Japan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:01am EST

Just Japan Podcast 14: Podcasting in Asia

In Episode 14 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea interviews two Asia-based podcasters about what it takes to start and maintain a podcast. Jim Mullins, a Japan-based podcaster has a show called "Mully's Place", a fun conversational style show with his friend Dave and wife Tomoko. Steve Miller, a Korea-based podcaster runs the "Asia News Weekly" podcast, a current affairs and news show that covers topics throughout Asia. Find out how they started podcasting, what eqipment they use and how they work hard to make every show even better than the last.

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_14_Podcasting_in_Asia.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:34pm EST

Just Japan Podcast 13: Being a Researcher in Japan

In Episode 13 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea sits down with Dimitri Perrin, a researcher at Rikken, a government research institute in Japan. Not only does Dimitri have an interesting career in Japan, but he is also raising a family and does many things outside of work such as running and fundraising for charity! He and his wife biked around Japan's largest lake on one-geared mamachari bicycles to raise money for Japan's Red Cross after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami! 

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_13_Being_a_Researcher_in_Japan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18pm EST

Just Japan Podcast 12: Drunk in Japan

In Episode 12 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to returning guest Pee Jay aka KansaiPJ about drinking culture in Japan.  People in Japan drink a lot and for varied reasons. Believe it or not, sometimes getting drunk may influence getting or not getting a job promotion! We discuss izakayas, festivals, snack bars and more. Travelers and teachers who drink too much and those who do it for fun.

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_12_Drunk_in_Japan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:40am EST

Just Japan Podcast 11: Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) in Japan

In Episode 11 of the Just Japan Podcast, Kevin interviews Brian Waters, a professor of Forensic Pathology in Japan (A real life CSI guy!). Brian's story is an interesting one. First coming to Japan on a language exchange program, he then became an English teacher with the JET Program. Later he spent years working for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office and now teaches and works as a Forensic Pathologist in Japan. 

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_11_Crime_Scene_Investigator_in_Japan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43am EST

Just Japan Podcast 10: Finding a Teaching Job

In Episode 10 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea gives advice about finding work in the teaching industry in Japan. Everything from your previous experience, where you are from and whether or not you have tattoos may make a difference in finding the job you want. 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast10FindingATeachingJob-6.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33am EST

Just Japan Podcast 9: Playing in Bands in Japan

Just Japan Podcast 9: Playing in Bands in Japan, Kevin chats with friend of the show Jim Mullins about playing live music in Japan. Jim is a teacher from the United States who lives in japan and has been playing live music for many years. He is a guitar player who sheds a little light into the live music scene for those hoping to play music when they come to Japan. 

Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_9_Playing_in_Bands_in_Japan_.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:09am EST

Just Japan Podcast 8: Being an ALT in Japan

In Episode 8 of the Just Japan Podcast, Kevin interviews Joshua a 14 year resident of Japan who works as an ALT or Assistant Language Teacher. Find out what it's like to work in Japanese public schools and some of the ups and downs that come with the job. Kevin Also talks about Hanami season in Japan as well as being interviewed for the Asia News Weekly podcast.

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_8_Being_an_ALT_in_Japan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:59am EST

In Episode 7 of the Just Japan Podcast, Kevin interviews Kathryn, aka "OkiNinjaKitty" from YouTube about what it's like to be a foreigner living in Japan's southern most prefecture, Okinawa. Okinawa's distinct culture, how it copes with typhoons and humidity and it's compact geography make it a fascinating place to visit and live.

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_7_Life_in_Okinawa.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20am EST

In Episode 1 of the Just Japan Podcast, Kevin O'Sheas interviews Jim Mullins, an American who has been living and working in japan for 23 years. Jim is currently a teacher, musician and YouTuber (Mully) living just outside the Japanese city of Shizuoka.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcastEpisode1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:03am EST

Just Japan Podcast 2: Life in Rural Japan

In episode 2 of the Just Japan Podcast I talk to Jason Harris, a university instructor from the United States living in rural, Japan. After spending 5 years teaching with the JET Program in a small town, Jason decided to stay in rural Japan and teach at a university. Jason shares some of the things one can expect if they live in rural Japan, an existence much different than in a place like Tokyo or Osaka.

 

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Direct download: Just_Japan_2_-_Life_in_Rural_Japan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19am EST

Just Japan Podcast 4: Snowmageddon in Japan

In episode 4 of the Just Japan Podcast, I interview Ben Mortensen, a teacher living in Yamanashi Prefecture, west of Tokyo. On February 14th, 2014, that part of Japan received a crippling and record-breaking amount of snow. Ben recounts his experiences in one of Japan’s biggest snow falls ever. I also talk about some recent news in Japan as well as last weekend’s Tokyo Marathon.

Show notes: http://busankevin.com

 

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast4Snowmaggedon.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15am EST

Just Japan Podcast 3: Being in the U.S. Military in Japan

In episode 3 of the Just Japan Podcast we talk to TheAndySan of YouTube about what it’s like to be a member of the U.S. Navy stationed in Japan. Andy is a well known vlogger who is stationed at theYokosuka Naval Base just outside of Yokohama, Japan. Andy makes fun and interesting videos about his travels around Japan and life in the Navy.

Show notes: http://busankevin.com

 

 

Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_3_US_Military_in_Japan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:11am EST

In Episode 6 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O’Shea interiews Pee Jay, a geocacher and university instructor living in Osaka, Japan. Learn what geocaching is and who does it in Japan. Also learn about the end of the Japanese school year and some upcoming projects related to Just Japan and YouTube.

 

Shownotes at: http://busankevin.com

Direct download: Just_Japan_6_Geocaching_in_Japan_.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13am EST

Just Japan Podcast 5: 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

In Episode 5 of the Just Japan Podcast, Kevin interviews Jeff Quinlan, a teacher who was living in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan on March 11th, 2011. Jeff was living close to the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Reactor the day Japan was hit by its biggest earthquake in history and the tsunami that followed. Listen to his amazing story.

Shownotes at: http://busankevin.com

Direct download: JustJapan5-2011TohokuEarthquake.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01am EST

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