Just Japan Podcast
Just Japan Podcast: Tech Japan - LED Lights on Mt. Fuji and Twitter's Periscope

In this episode of the Just Japan Podcast - Tech Japan podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks about Kirobo, the Japanese robot designed to keep astronauts company in space, a company that wants to put LED lights around the peak of Mount Fuji, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the new Twitter live streaming app, Periscope. 

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Direct download: TechJapan-LEDLightsOnMtFujiAndPeriscope.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:43am EST

Just Japan Podcast 58: Working as a Jazz Musician in Japan

In Episode 58 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with American jazz musician Jesse Forest. Jesse came to Osaka, Japan a little more than 4 years ago and makes his living as a professional jazz guitar player. He makes his living performing live shows and doing studio recordings here in Japan. Jesse talks about how he came to Japan, the jazz scene in Japan as well as places to buy musical equipement and where to practice in Japan. 

 

In this episode Kevin also talks about the Mully's Place Podcast Facebook page, the Osaka YouTube Hanami Party, the 2015 Podcast Awards, the new "Just Japan Podcast Patreon Campaign" and...ASK GOOGLE VOICE about Japan!

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_58_Working_As_A_Jazz_Musician_In_Japan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:56am EST

Just Japan Podcast 57: Sumo…What's the Deal?

In Episode 57 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea speaks with returning guest Jason Harris, the man behind "Jason's All Sumo Channel" on YouTube. They talk about the Japanese sport of Sumo and Jason tells us a little bit about the origins of sumo as well as the basic rules. What makes sumo exciting and at times controversial? They discuss the roll foreign fighters have in the sport in recent years and how some Japanese people feel about it.  Jason also talks about the various tournaments around Japan, how he became interested in the sport and how you can see it live and follow it while in Japan. 

 

In this episode Kevin also talks about the new Patreon campaign for the Just Japan Podcast, the 2015 Podcast Awards nomination as well as the Mully's Place Podcast tshirt campain and upcoming Osaka YouTube Hanami Party. 

 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast57SumoWhatsTheDeal.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:14pm EST

Just Japan Podcast: Tech Japan - Hackers and Rakuten Invests in Lyft

Just Japan Podcast: Tech Japan - Hackers and Rakuten Invests in Lyft

Some of the latest tech news from Japan. The Japanese government creates new initiatives to combat cyber crime and terrorism, Seven Bank comes out with a new mobile ATM for disaster situations and Rakuten buys a stake in San Francisco ride sharing company Lyft.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcastTechJapan-HackersRakutenLyft.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:12am EST

Just Japan Podcast 56: Taking the Plunge (Starting Your Own School)

In Episode 56 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to Ryan Sprague, an American business owner living in Osaka, Japan. Ryan recently left the security of a full-time teaching job to start Melody English, a language school for children with his wife. Kevin and Ryan discuss the transition from being an employee to becoming your own boss as well as what it takes to be an entrepreneur here in Japan. In this episode Kevin also talks about "Just Japan Podcast: Tech Japan", weddings in Japan, the Just Japan Podcast FREE SNACK contest as well as the 2015 Podcast Awards nomination for Best Travel Podcast!

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_56_Taking_the_Plunge.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:17am EST

Just Japan Podcast: Tech Japan - BBQ Cars and Robot Dogs

In the first episode of Just Japan Podcast: Tech Japan, host Kevin O'Shea brings you some quick tech news stories from Japan. In this week's episode, we look at Nissan's BBQ Car as well as the end of days for Sony's Robot Dogs in Japan. 

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Direct download: JapanJapanPodcast-TechJapan-BBQcarsRobotDogs.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 3:52am EST

Just Japan Podcast 55: Being a Pro Photographer in Japan

In Episode 55 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea speaks with professional photographer Stephen Jackson. Stephen came to Japan interested in photography, but landed his first job as an English teacher. He used teaching as a springboard to his photography career. Teaching got him to Japan where he honed his photography skills. Now he has left the education industry behind is a successful professional photographer working in Japan as well as around the world.  Kevin also talks about Hina Matsuri (Girl's Day) in Japan and the fact that the Just Japan Podcast has been nominated for the 2015 Podcast Award for Best Travel Podcast! YOU CAN VOTE TODAY- we need your help -  (information in the shownotes and in the show itself)!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast55BeingAProPhotographerInJapan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 6:49am EST

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