Just Japan Podcast (society & culture)

In Episode 168 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Dan from the JA Dan (Dan in Japan) YouTube channel. They talk about making the move to Japan, life in the Akashi and Kobe area, starting and maintaining a YouTube channel and a lot more. Dan made the move from the U.K. about a year and a half ago and shares his fun perspectives and experiences on his YouTube channel. Learn more about this content creator on this week's episode.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast168FromTheUKtoJapan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:34pm EST

In Episode 149 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with well-known YouTube Sumo wrestling commentator Jason Harris (Jason's All Sumo Channel). They chat about the 2017 Osaka Sumo Tournament and the first tournament for newly minted Yokozuna Kisenosato. He's the first Japanese born Yokozuna in almost 20 years and its causing a big stir here in Japan. Sumo attendance is up and so is support for the sport. Find out news from the sumo world and some predictions from Jason.

Watch Sumo Here:
Jason's All Sumo Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/JasonsinJapan

Just Japan Podcast:
Home: http://justjapanstuff.com
RSS Feed: http://justjapan.libsyn.com/rss
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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast149SumoInOsaka.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 12:04am EST

Just Japan Podcast 116: Pokemon Go is a NO in Japan!

In Episode 116 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning guest Andrew Higgins about the lack of Pokemon Go in Japan! Weeks after being released in the United States and other countries, the wildly popular game Pokemon Go is still (as of July 20th) unavailable in Japan, the birthplace of Pokemon. Andrew and Kevin chat about the game in general, talk about release date rumours and vent their general frustration in not being able to play the game the world is talking about!

Just Japan Podcast:
Shownotes/Website: http://justjapanstuff.com
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Twitter: http://twitter.com/jlandkev
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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast116PokemonGoIsANoInJapan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:47am EST

Just Japan Podcast 114: Writing Manga in Japan

In Episode 114 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with professional comic writer (manga writer) Sean Michael Wilson. Sean is originally from the U.K., but now calls Kumamoto, Japan home. He talks about how he became a comic book writer in the U.K. and how he became a manga writer in Japan. How does the publishing industry work in Japan? How can you get your foot in the door as a foreign writer or artist? If you've ever daydreamed about being a comic writer or artist in Japan, then this is the episode for you!

Sean also talks about the earthquake recovery in Kumamoto, Japan.

Kevin talks about the end of rainy season in Japan, the successful t-shirt campaign, a new Just japan Podcast newsletter email mailing list and a BONUS story (recorded in 2010) at the end of the podcast!

Just Japan Podcast:
Shownotes/Website: http://justjapanstuff.com
RSS Feed: http://justjapan.libsyn.com/rss
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jlandkev
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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast114WritingMangaInJapan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:51am EST

Just Japan Podcast 113: Dog Days of Summer

In Episode 113 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning guests, Pee Jay, Andrew Higgins and Jim Mullins "Mully" about life in Japan during the summer months. The Japanese summer has a reputation for being extremely humid and hot. Living or traveling here can be a challenge for many during the Dog Days of Summer. The four long-term residents of Japan chat about what it's really like during the Japanese summer and what they and others do in order to "beat the heat."

Kevin also talks about the awesome, but limited time Just Japan Podcast t-shirt campaign (only available until July 4th, 2016).

Just Japan Podcast:
Shownotes/Website: http://justjapanstuff.com
RSS Feed: http://justjapan.libsyn.com/rss
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jlandkev
Instagram: http://instagram.com/jlandkev
Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast113-DogDaysOfSummer.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:36am EST

Just Japan Podcast 111: Raising Bilingual Kids

In Episode 111 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks about raising children in a bilingual family here in Japan. Through anecdotal tales, Kevin shares how he and his Japanese wife are raising their children to speak both Japanese and English while living in Japan. It is a challenging task indeed and every family tackles it in a different way. Kevin also speaks to his wife and 5-year old son about learning second languages!

You also get to hear one of Kevin's "old-timey" stories from YouTube about his first day being a teacher in Asia (South Korea). The audio from a 7-year old YouTube story video is part of this week's episode!

Support the podcast by buying a Just Japan Podcast T-Shirt:
https://teespring.com/justjapanpodcast

Just Japan Podcast:
Shownotes/Website: http://justjapanstuff.com
RSS Feed: http://justjapan.libsyn.com/rss
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jlandkev
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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast111-BilingualKidsINTHEHOUSE.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:25am EST

Just Japan Podcast: T-Shirts

SUPPORT the Just Japan Podcast by picking up some Just Japan Podcast merchandise! The first ever JJP T-Shirt event is here! Shirts are available until July 4th, 2016. Get your Just Japan Podcast T-Shirt (shipped globally) at:

https://teespring.com/justjapanpodcast

Shownotes:
http://justjapanstuff.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcastTShirts.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:32am EST

Just Japan Podcast 110: My Kids Go to School in Japan

In Episode 110 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning guest Brian Waters about being a foreign parent having kids in Japanese schools. The Japanese education system is very different than in other countries. What is it like to have your child attend school in a school system that is very different than the one you know?

Kevin also talks about the Kobe PR Ambassadors initiative which he is a member of. Kevin and others are volunteering to promote the City of Kobe to the world via social media!

Kobe PR Ambassadors:
https://www.facebook.com/KobePRA/
https://twitter.com/Kobe_PRA

Just Japan Podcast:
Shownotes/Website: http://justjapanstuff.com
RSS Feed: http://justjapan.libsyn.com/rss
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jlandkev
Instagram: http://instagram.com/jlandkev
Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast110-MyKidsGoToSchoolInJapan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:06am EST

Just Japan Podcast 109: Winning Abroad

In Episode 109 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea speaks with well-known Japan-based writer Baye McNeil. Baye has been on the podcast before talking about his books, "Hi! My Name is Loco and I'm a Racist" and "Loco in Yokohama" as well as talking about being a writer in Japan. In this episode Baye chats about being a writer, but more importantly his Kickstarter campaign to fund the translation of his books into Japanese. Baye also talks about his new book, "Winning Abroad."

Shownotes/Website: http://justjapanstuff.com
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Twitter: http://twitter.com/jlandkev
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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast109WinningAbroad.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

Just Japan Podcast 108: A Bunch of Stuff!

In Episode 108 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea is flying solo and he's answering your questions! That's right...Mail Bag questions left on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are getting tackled in this week's episode. Will same-sex marriage or marijuana ever be legalized in Japan? Can I work in Japan without speaking Japanese? How do you overcome homesickness? Can women carry pepper spray to deter or fight off train molesters? How hard is it to get freelance work in Japan?

The questions are varied an interesting in this week's episode!

Shownotes/Website: http://justjapanstuff.com
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Twitter: http://twitter.com/jlandkev
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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast108ABunchofStuff.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:24am EST