Just Japan Podcast
Just Japan Podcast 50: Community Involvement

In Episode 50 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea looks at getting involved in the local Japanese community. Some foreigners in Japan feel they are separated from Japanese people, but Josh who lives near Osaka decided to really get involved in is community. Josh talks about his involvement with multiple community organizations in Japan and how it has given him a sense of place here.  

 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast50CommunityInvolvement.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:59am EST

Just Japan Podcast 49: Kobe Earthquake (20 Years Later)

In Episode 49 of the Just Japan Podcast we look back on the Great Hanshi-Awaji Earthquake (Kobe Earthquake). It struck at 5:46 am on January 17th, 1995 while the people of the city of Kobe slept. This booming port city in Japan was crippled and thousands of people lost their lives. Host Kevin O'Shea discusses the history of the event and talks to Caterina, a Kobe native who lived through the event as well as Mai, who lived in nearby Osaka at the time of the earthquake. They share their first hand experiences of that terrible day. 

This is a special episode for the Just Japan Podcast since the show is based in Kobe, Japan. 

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_49_Kobe_Earthquake.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:12am EST

Just Japan Podcast 48: Fast Food in Japan

In Episode 48 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to friends of the show Mully and Pee Jay about fast food in Japan. What types are available in Japan? How does it hold up quality-wise against fast food in other countries? We aslo talk about the ever-growing list of food quality scandals with McDonalds Japan in recent days and weeks! Can I have some human teeth with that burger and fries?????

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_48_Fast_Food_in_Japan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 2:34am EST

Just Japan Podcast 47: Being a Writer in Japan (with Baye McNeil)

In Episode 47 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea speaks to Yokohama-based writer Baye McNeil about being a writer in Japan. Hailing from New York City, Baye has been in Japan for more than 10 years. He is well-known for his blog "Loco in Yokohama" and has written two books, "Hi! My Name is Loco and I am a Racist" and "Loco in Yokohama." Baye, also a columnist for The Japan Times discusses how he became a writer, talks about his books and other projects. 

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_47_Being_a_Writer_in_Japan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:01am EST

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