Just Japan Podcast (general)

In JJP 192, Kevin chats with Earth Uncut TV's James Reynolds and Kansai Pee Jay about the recent typhoon (Typhoon Jebi - Typhoon 21) that smashed into the Kansai region of Japan. This was the most powerful and destructive typhoon to hit the Kansai region of Japan in the past 50 years. Both James and Pee Jay experienced the typhoon first hand and share those experiences with you folks!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast192TyphoonPummelsJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14am EDT

In JJP 191, host Kevin O'Shea chats with the podcast's youngest guest, 8-year-old Kai (the host's son) about his experiences as a young student in Japanese elementary school versus an international school. Kai completed kindergarten and one semester of Grade One in Japan. He just finished his Grade One year at a large IB/PYP international school in Beijing. What are the differences in the eyes of a kid? What did he like about each school and how do they compare?

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Twitter: @madformaple
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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast191JapaneseVSinternationalSchool.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm EDT

In JJP 190, Kevin gives some updates while on summer holiday in Canada. There will be no regular episodes of the Just Japan Podcast until August 2018.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast190SummerBreak.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am EDT

In JJP 189, host Kevin O'Shea talks about his experience with the Osaka Earthquake. Kevin and his family flew into Osaka from Beijing the night before the earthquake to start their summer vacation. He also discusses an appearance on The Weather Channel Podcast talking about the quake, plans while in Kobe for two weeks and the upcoming Just Japan Podcast meet up in Kobe, Japan!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast189OsakaEarthquake.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT

In JJP 188, Kevin O'Shea chats with acclaimed horror (and all things Japan-creepy) writer Thersa Matsuura about her writing as well as her podcast, Uncanny Japan. Thersa researches and writes about the darker side of Japan. She was nominated by the Horror Writer's Association for a 2017 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection for her book, "The Carp-Faced Boy and Other Tales." She created the Uncanny Japan podcast to share her dark tales of Japan with people around the world.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast188UncannyJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03am EDT

In JJP187, host Kevin chats about entertaining yourself in Japan, "way back when" versus now! Returning guests Andrew Higgins and Pee Jay talk about the different things they did for fun when they first arrived in Japan and their first few years in the country versus now. As you become more used to Japan and your life interests change, the things you do for fun change as well. Join the crew for a really fun conversation as well as a bonus story at the end of the podcast.


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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast187FunInJapanThenANdNow.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46am EDT

In JJP 186, host Kevin O'Shea reflects on some aspects of his time in Japan (solo episode this week). What were some mistakes he made while dealing with work and Japanese culture in general? Kevin also makes a counter to episode 184 (negative in Japan) and highlights a couple of friends who are happy and successful in Japan.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast186SuccessesAndMistakes.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:49am EDT

In JJP 185, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Mike Cash, host of the Hanzai Podcast, a podcast about crime in Japan. The Hanzai Podcast is a weekly roundup of crime stories from around Japan as well as in-depth episodes about major crimes in Japan. If you like Japan and have an interest in true crime podcasts, you'll like the Hanzai Podcast.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast185TrueCrimeInJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

In JJP 184 Kevin chats with returning guest Mully about negative foreigners in Japan. Whether living in Japan for a short time or long-term, you will inevitably run into negative foreigners. They seem to be the kind of people who complain about everything and are never happy. They also really seem to really dislike it when people say, "If you don't like Japan, then leave!" they also talk about more uplifting and positive aspects of being a Gaijin in Japan.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast184NegativeinJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:38am EDT

IN JJP 183, Kevin chats with Tom from @BeingKansai on Twitter. @BeingKansai is probably the best source of cultural news and events going on in the Kansai region of Japan. If you are in Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, etc. and are not sure what to do on any given weekend, @BeingKansai will give you lots of ideas! Tom and Kevin discuss the end of Hanami season in Japan as well as the various seasonal changes. With the changing weather comes new festivals, cultural events, and seasonal food!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast183ChangingSeasonsFoodandMore.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02am EDT

In JJP 181, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning guest Brian Waters about being a parent in Japan. They talk about the cultural differences between Canada, America, and Japan in school and with regards to raising children. The pressure put on mothers with school PTO's, after school studying (juku) and future education plans. When you move from another country to Japan and decide to start a family, things can get really interesting and surprising when your kids start school!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast181.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT

JJP 180 - Host Kevin O'Shea chats with Jim "Mully" Mullins about some listener questions about Japan. They talk Japanese and Chinese food, traveling in Japan and some "must see" travel destinations.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast180JapanQuestions.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57am EDT

JJP host Kevin chats with guests Mully and Tomoko about owning a pet in Japan. If you're in Japan, what's the process you must go through to buy and license a dog? How do you deal with medical issues and expenses? What happens if your dog gets attacked by other dogs!? A lot of great information in this episode for those of you already in Japan or thinking of coming to Japan and getting a dog.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast179-OwningAPet.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:57pm EDT

JJP 178, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning guest Pee Jay about the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and more specifically, the gold medal performance by Japanese skater, Yuzuru Hanyu. Pee Jay talks about Hanyu's history, recent injury and his performance at the Olympics. Olympians are more than just household names in Japan and top figure skaters are literally superstar!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast178OlympicGold.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

JJP host Kevin chats with Damian Hackett, an Australian teacher living in Japan. After nearly 15 years as a teacher in Japan, Damian is taking the leap from the education sector to the agricultural sector. That's right! He's about to become a farmer in Japan. Learn more about his fascinating story and how he and his family will move from urban Kansai to rural Hiroshima Prefecture to become farmers. You'll love this story!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast177FromTeachingToFarming.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37am EDT

JJP host Kevin chats with Andrew Higgins (Higgins in Japan on YouTube) about surviving in Japan on an English Teacher's salary. Is it possible? How low are entry-level salaries and what does it take to earn more? They also discuss the PyeongChang Olympics and the news that YouTube just demonetized all of Logan Paul's videos (you'll remember the controversy surrounding him and Japan's "Suicide Forest").

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast176_-_Surviving.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:48am EDT

JJP host Kevin chats with first time guest, Kaori about Awa Odori (Awa Dancing), a famous style of traditional dancing from Tokushima in Japan. Kaori explains what this style of dancing is and how she got involved in this very fun and energetic folk tradition in Japan. This week's show also features a piece by contributor Felicity Tillack about her really interesting Stay Japan experience.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast175AwaOdoriAndJapaneseFestivals.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am EDT

JJP host Kevin chats with Tokyo-based travel writer Rob Goss. Rob has written extensively about Japan for publications such as National Geographic and Lonely Planet and recently published a book about Japanese onsen and ryokan. Learn more about these traditional Japanese inns and hot springs and why you should experience them when you visit Japan.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast173JapaneseOnsenAndRyokan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35am EDT

Japan loves all things cute and they love their mascots. In episode 172, Kevin chats with Chris, the man behind the popular Twitter feed @mondomascots. His feed and website are dedicated to the cute and whacky world of Japanese mascots. Chris talks about the endless parade of mascots throughout Japan and mascot culture. It's a fun episode about a very Japanese thing!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast172MondoMascots.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:41am EDT

In Episode 171 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Josh Yates about writing in Japan and the Kyoto/Kobe Writer's Groups. A returning guest, Josh talks about his involvement in the local writing scene in the Kansai region of Japan as well as the Kyoto and Kobe Writer's Groups. If you are aspiring writer in this part of Japan, the Kyoto and Kobe Writer's Groups are wonderful ways to network and get your name/work out there.

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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast171KyotoWriters.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58am EDT

In this Episode of the Just Japan Podcast we learn more about therealjapan.com. Kevin chats with Rob, the person behind one of the best Japan-centric travel and culture websites out there. Learn more about what got Rob interested in Japan and what motivated him to start "The Real Japan." Find out how the site has grown over the years and where it is going. If you are interested in traveling or moving to Japan (just plain interested in Japan), you'll be happy you found therealjapan.com.

  

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast169-TheRealJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:09am EDT

In Episode 167 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Tokyo-based writer Craig Atkinson about writing in Japan. Craig talks about his background as a writer as well as the new zine he is producing and distributing in Tokyo and beyond. He discusses his interest in creating a physical piece of work in an era where many writers now only create digitally. Craig talks about the writing process as well as the physical production of his zine. Kevin also talks about the big October holiday he is enjoying, a little about Beijing as well as his upcoming winter trip to the Kansai region of Japan.  

 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast167ZinesAndWriting.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47am EDT

We're Back!! In Episode 166 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Tom of the @BeingKansai Twitter account! @BeingKansai is one of the best places to find out what's happening in the Kansai Region of Japan. Concerts, festivals, food, events, photos, etc., are all shared on this great Twitter Feed! Tom and Kevin talk about life in the Kansai as well as where he finds all of the great information he shares.

 


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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast166BeingKansai.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

In Episode 165 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea is joined by some of the podcast's biggest supporters and guests. This is a special occasion because it is the last episode to be recorded in Japan for awhile. Kevin and family are moving to Beijing, China. More episodes will come from China (about Japan). Kevin and friends chat about his move, the future of the podcast and coping with summer in Japan.

Thank you for all of your amazing support and follow Kevin on social media to check out his new adventures!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast165SayonnaraParty.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:57am EDT

In Episode 164 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning guest Adam Walsh. Adam is a journalist with the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) who has been in Japan for the past few years as part of a partnership with Japan's national broadcaster NHK. Adam also talks about some of his most memorable travel and food experiences he's had while in Japan.

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Direct download: JJP164-NewsGuysInJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:51am EDT

In Episode 163 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks about more than one month of podcast silence! where has he been? What has he ben doing? HINT....Beijing, China might have something to do with it!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast163MovingOnOut.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13am EDT

In this mini-update episode, host Kevin O'Shea talks a little about the lack of regular episodes this month! Have no fear...the Just Japan Podcast is still here!

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Bugs of Asia:
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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast162Mini.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:57am EDT

In Episode 161 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Clayton MacIntosh about being an artist and illustrator here in Japan. Clayton came to Japan 5 years ago on the JET Program teaching English in public schools in Japan, but is now focusing on his original career as an illustrator. He has spent time as a Kobe Public Relations Ambassador as well as a productive artist and content creator in Kobe, Japan. Clayton and his wife are about to make their transition back home to Australia and into new careers. Enjoy this fascinating look into the amazing things you can do in Japan!
 
 
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Episodes 1-161 can be found here:
Direct download: JustJapanPodcast161-IllustratorInJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am EDT

In Episode 160 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Dave Williams. Dave is an American living and working in Japan, but he also does something that is quite amazing. When not being a teacher, parent or husband, he is entertaining crowds as a pro/amateur wrestler known as the Half-assed Dragon 適当龍! Dave has a wonderful and very unique story to share with the podcast this week. Learn how he came to Japan and how he became a comedic wrestler and entertainer.


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Bugs of Asia:
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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast160HalfAssedDragon.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51pm EDT

In Episode 159 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with friends of the show, Jim Mullins and Andrew Higgins. Often you read travel tips about how you should behave in Japan. In this podcast, Kevin, Jim and Andrew talk about how you SHOULDN'T behave in Japan! Don't open packages before you pay for them, Don't be loud drunks, Don't be loud on trains, etc. Some good advice from some folks who have been in Japan for a long time!

Kevin's new nature photography site:
Bugs of Asia:
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Episodes 1-158 can be found here:
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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast159DontDoThatInJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53am EDT

In Episode 158 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning guest Sam Ramdani about hitchhiking in Japan. Sam was looking for adventure and decided see what hitchhiking to a travel destination would be like. Sam shares a fun story and some practical hitchhiking advice for travelers out there thinking of trying it! Kevin Also talks about moving to China, food allergies and other things.

Contest details in the show notes!
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Bugs of Asia:
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Episodes 1-157 can be found here:
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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast158HitchhikingInJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am EDT

In Episode 157 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with John Gunning from InsideSportJapan.com. InsideSportJapan is an exciting new site covering the sports scene in Japan in English. Like Sumo? American Football? Rugby? Basketball? ..or other sports in Japan that might not get the coverage they deserve? Well, InsideSportJapan is here to fill that English language sports news void. Learn about the site, the work they do to cover the sports world in Japan and how, you might be able to join their team! You also have a chance to WIN and authentic sumo wrestler handprint in an InsideSportJapan/Just Japan Podcast collaborative contest!

Contest details in the show notes!
http://justjapanstuff.com


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Bugs of Asia:
https://www.facebook.com/bugsofasia/


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Japan Podcast Network:
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Episodes 1-156 can be found here:
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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast157InsideSportJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:55am EDT

In Episode 156 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Felicity Tillack from wherenextjapan.com. Felicity is an Australian photographer, content creator and teacher who just finished a 6 month stint working in a Buddhist temple on Mount Koya (Koyasan) in Japan. She talks about her incredible experiences working in a kitchen at a temple, the interesting people she met and how challenging it was. Felicity also talks about wherenextjapan.com, a great place to go to get some amazing Japan content!

 

My new nature photography site:
Bugs of Asia:
https://www.facebook.com/bugsofasia/


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RSS Feed: http://justjapan.libsyn.com/rss
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Japan Podcast Network:
http://japanpodcastnetwork.com/


Episodes 1-155 can be found here:
http://justjapan.libsyn.com/

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast156WorkingInATemple.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EDT

In Episode 155 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea is joined by friends of the show, Andrew Higgins from the "Higgins in Japan" YouTube channel and Jason from NapaJapan.com. They talk about the Great Japanese Potato chip Shortage, North Korea acting like poop-heads, Andrew's recent move and other topics. Kevin also announces that he'll be leaving Japan with his family later this year for new adventures in China! Have no fear, the Just Japan Podcast will keep going!


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Japan Podcast Network:
http://japanpodcastnetwork.com/


Episodes 1-154 can be found here:
http://justjapan.libsyn.com/

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast155WhatTheHeckJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:25am EDT

In Episode 154 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Justin of the Kansai Culture Blog. Justin has created a blog that looks at events around the Kansai region of Japan as well as various aspects of Japanese culture and history. This blog digs much deeper into local Japanese culture than a typical blog. Learn more about a great Japan resource!

Also in the podcast: New school year, Potato chip shortage, Fishisfast.com, Japan Podcast Network...other stuff...


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Episodes 1-153 can be found here:
http://justjapan.libsyn.com/

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast154KansaiCulture.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05am EDT

In Episode 153 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea welcomes Japanese sword expert Paul Martin to the show. If you want to know about swords in Japan, Paul Martin is your guy. He is a respected expert on the topic and can be regularly seen on Japanese and international TV talking about Japanese swords. He also makes regular presentations at the Samurai Museum in Tokyo and many other places throughout the country and world. Learn more about Japanese history, swords and weapons in this episode of the podcast!


The Japanese Sword on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/The.Japanese.Sword/


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Just Japan Podcast:
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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com


Japan Podcast Network:
http://japanpodcastnetwork.com/


Episodes 1-152 can be found here:
http://justjapan.libsyn.com/

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast153TheJapaneseSword.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:44am EDT

In Episode 152 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with fellow Canadian Sam Ramdani. Sam is a teacher living in Kobe, Japan. He is a member of the JET Program and is also a Kobe Public Relations Ambassador. Sam talks about life in Kobe, the JET Program, how he came to Japan and learned Japanese. Sam also talks about what being a volunteer, promoting tourism for the City of Kobe is all about!

Japan Podcast Network:
http://japanpodcastnetwork.com/


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

Episodes 1-151 can be found here:
http://justjapan.libsyn.com/

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast152-LifeInKobeAndJET.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06am EDT

It's "Myth Month" on the Just Japan Podcast! In this episode of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks about some of the myths surrounding the English teaching industry in Japan. Do I have to be an English native speaker to get a teaching job? Do I need a teaching degree? Do I need to speak Japanese? Kevin answers theses questions and more.

Japan Podcast Network:
http://japanpodcastnetwork.com/


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Episodes 1-151 can be found here:
http://justjapan.libsyn.com/

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast151TeachingMyhts.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05pm EDT

Is teriyaki really the "Taste of Japan"? Can I visit Japan if I don't speak Japanese? Are Japanese women submissive? Host Kevin O'Shea and guest Jim Mullins take on these myths and more in episode 150 of the Just Japan Podcast! Jim and Kevin follow up the popular episode "Myths of Japan". They talk about ones that may have some truth to them and others that are completely NOT TRUE! Kevin also talks about the Japan Podcast Network, podcasters building a podcasting community in Japan. He also talks more about his iLoveJapan project where LISTENERS can take part in an episode!

Japan Podcast Network:
http://japanpodcastnetwork.com/


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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Episodes 1-150 can be found here:
http://justjapan.libsyn.com/

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast150MoreJapanMyths.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38am EDT

Why do you love Japan? Do you love Japanese culture, food, history or fashion? Time for the Just Japan Podcast community to get involved in an episode! Host Kevin O'Shea announces a fun listener community project. Record yourself telling us why you love/like Japan and your clip will be added to a "iLoveJapan" episode in the near future! Be part of this fun collaborative podcast project! Kevin also talks about justjapanstuff.com and his work to make it more of a "Japan Everything" hub!

Submissions can be a few minutes long or short and sweet!

Email them: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcastCommunityProjectiLoveJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:01am EDT

In Episode 148 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea welcomes friend of the show Jim Mullins to talks about some JAPAN MYTHS! Many folks who have never been to Japan have some preconceived notions of Japan that may not be so true. Cosplay Everywhere! Everything is High Tech! Everything is Clean! Everything is Expensive! Jim and Kevin give some real-life "truths" about Japan in a fun and entertaining way with lots of stories and anecdotes.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast148JapanMyths.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46am EDT

In Episode 147 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Gordon Heady all about Japanese sake. Sake, known also Nihonshu, is an iconic alcohol that many think of when talking about Japanese food and drink culture. Gordon is someone who knows a great deal about sake culture, history and the making of the brew! Gordon has spent several years working in Japanese sake breweries and he enjoys sharing his knowledge on Twitter and in a future book. Learn a thing or two about sake and then go out and find some in your local liquor shop or supermarket!


Kevin also talks about the Spring 2017 Just Japan Podcast merchandise campaign!

https://teespring.com/just-japan-podcast-spring-2017

 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast147JapaneseSake.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:59am EDT

In Episode 146 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning guest Andrew Higgins about coaching a sports team in Japan. Many of us have opportunities to coach in or native countries, but not always in a place like Japan. Andrew is both a teacher and a coach at his local junior high school in Japan. Andrew talks about how he first got into coaching and how he has found it rewarding.

Kevin also talks about the Spring 2017 Just Japan Podcast merchandise campaign!

https://teespring.com/just-japan-podcast-spring-2017

 

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

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast146CoachingInJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10am EDT

This special storytelling episode is dedicated to the late and great Stuart McLean. Stuart was one of Canada's greatest storytellers and one of the reasons I started podcasting. I aspire to be like Stuart. I will miss your stories and will honour you by sharing my stories with the world.

This Just Japan Podcast tale is all about eels in a bowl. It leaves shivers down my spine, but hopefully put smiles on your faces!

I will miss you Stuart, Dave and Morley....

 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcastStories-BowlsOfEel.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:46am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 145: Typhoon Hunting and Extreme Weather

In Episode 145 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with typhoon hunter and extreme weather videographer, James Reynolds. James has spent years traveling around Asia filming extreme weather footage. He gets into the middle of typhoons, films erupting volcanoes and gets up to his neck in snow! James is now based in Tokyo and makes his living sharing extreme weather events with organizations such as CNN, the Weather Channel and National Geographic. Listen to his awesome stories and learn more about a fascinating man and a fascinating job!


Kevin also talks about the Spring 2017 Just Japan Podcast merchandise campaign!

https://teespring.com/just-japan-podcast-spring-2017

 

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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast145TyphoonHuntingAndExtremeWeather.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:49am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 144: Cherry Blossom Parties, Teaching and Music

In Episode 144 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks about some of the exciting changes coming to justjapanstuff.com. It is now being transformed into a great Japan-related content portal with regular posts by several writers about food, culture, work, travel, adventure, language learning, etc. Kevin also answers mail bag questions about music shops in Japan, a possible Just Japan Podcast hanami party (Cherry Blossom viewing party) and breaking into the teaching market in Japan.

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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast144CherryBlossomPartiesTeachingAndMusic.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 143: Unexpected Problems

In episode 143 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Scott from the "chillinkansai" YouTube channel. Scott and Kevin talk about some of the very unexpected things that can happen to you if you are an online content creator. Scott talks about a recent copyright battle he had when another podcaster who used his music without permission and Kevin talks about a rather ugly incident he faced on YouTube years ago. Being a content creator is a lot of fun, but occasionally others out there can take the fun out of things!

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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast143UnexpectedProblems.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:31am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 142: Battling the Winter

In Episode 142 of the podcast, Kevin chats with Andrew (Higgins in Japan on YouTube) and James (altinsider.com) about life during the winter months in Japan. Is it possible to keep warm in this country? How do you keep warm and what do you eat to make you feel comfortable? From winter hacks, apartment heating to comfort food and some plain ole silly talk, learn a thing or two about battling winter in Japan!

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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast142BattlingTheWinter.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm EDT

Just Japan Podcast 141: Beer Tengoku - Craft Beer in japan

In episode 141 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to Rob Bright from beertengoku.com. Beer Tengoku is one of the best sources for English and Japanese news, reviews and interviews about Japanese craft beer and the Japanese craft beer industry. Rob talks about the site, the work that goes into putting it together as well as beer and craft beer in Japan.


Just Japan Podcast:
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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast141BeerTengoku-CraftBeerInJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:33am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 140: Critical Eats Japan

In Episode 140, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Paul from the Critical Eats YouTube channel. Critical Eats Japan brings you amazing and very regular food review videos from Japan. Snacks, drinks, fast food, traditional meals, weird food and more! Find out more about what goes into food video blogging in Japan. If you want to learn more about cool Japanese snacks, treats and bites to eat, Critical Eats Japan is the place to go!  Kevin and Paul also discuss some different and cool travel and vlog-style videos you can find on the channel as well. 

 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast140CriticalEatsJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:14am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 139: Kicking Off 2017

In Episode 139 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with friend of the show Jim Mullins (aka Mully) about the December (first ever) Japan Podtacular podcast meet up! A lot of great people came to the Harbour Tavern in Kobe, Japan to talk podcasting and have some fun!

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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast139-HappyNewYear.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 4:33am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 138: Japan 2016 - Year in Review

In Episode 138 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea looks at some of the biggest news stories of 2016 in Japan. He also talks about some new plans and ideas for the Just Japan Podcast heading into 2017.

Have a happy, healthy and safe New Year everyone and thenk you for listening to the podcast!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast138YearInReview2016.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28am EDT

Just Japan Podcast: Holiday Bonus - BBC Interview

In this holiday 2016 bonus episode, host Kevin O'Shea talks about his recent interview on BBC Radio 5 Live. Kevin was interviewed on Christmas Day about some aspects of Christmas in Japan such as people eating Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) for Christmas/Christmas eve dinner. Listen to the interview!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcastHolidayBonus2016.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 137: Christmas and bi-cultural families

Merry Christmas! In episode 137 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning guests Brian and Jason about celebrating Christmas in Japan. Tonight's panelists have bi-cultural families so Kevin wanted to know about how they celebrate Christmas in Japan with their families. Was Christmas a big event when they were growing up in Canada and America? How did they celebrate the holiday when their children were younger and now? They also talk about Japan in general at Christmas, KFC at Christmas and many other things!

Merry Christmas from the Just Japan Podcast everyone! You are all awesome!

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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast137ChristmasAndBiCulturalFamilies.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:55am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 136: Radio DJ in Japan

In Episode 136 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with radio DJ and podcaster Matt Medix. Matt was a successful Internet radio DJ in the United States when a Japanese terrestrial station recruited him and brought him to Japan. He has worked both as a successful radio DJ and as a member of the game development industry here in Japan. Matt has done a lot of exciting things in this country and you're going to love his story! He is also the host of the Rest Radio Show Podcast!

Kevin also talks about the Japan Podtacular podcast meet up on December 28th and answers your "Japan Questions" in the mail bag section of the show!

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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast136radioDJinJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:17am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 135: Foreign Journalist in Japan

In Episode 135 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks with CBC journalist Adam Walsh. Adam is a reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and is now spending time in Tokyo working with the NHK World. NHK World is the English language branch of Japan's national broadcaster NHK. Adam talks about how he became a journalist in Canada as well as his journey here to Japan. We talk work, cultural differences, food and travel. You'll definitely find this a fascinating discussion!


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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JJP135ForeignJournalistInJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:42am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 134: Shootin the Breeze

In Episode 134 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with friend of the show Jim Mullins (Mully's Place Podcast). They catch up on what's happening with Jim and his wife Tomoko. They chat about the Christmas season here in Japan as well as the upcoming Japan Podtacular podcast meet up on December 28th, here in Kobe, Japan.

Japan Podtacular meet:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1149985975094729/


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

Direct download: JJP134ShootinTheBreeze.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 133: Marathon Madness

In Episode 133 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea flies solo. He talks about this past weekend's Kobe Marathon and how he wasn't able to participate due to an injury. After 3 plus years away from running, Kevin hoped to make this year's Kobe Marathon his 11th full marathon. Things weren't in the cards and a few weeks before the big day he had a knee injury that would sideline him. You get to hear the sounds of the marathon as Kevin cheered runners on near the finish line and of course recorded it!

Even if you aren't interested in running, you'll enjoy this interesting aspect of life for many in Japan!

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Direct download: JJP133MarathonMadness.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 132: runAway Japan

In Episode 132 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks with Dean Newcombe. Dean is the person behind the exciting adventure TV show, "runAway Japan." "How far would you go to discover the soul of Japan?" is the tagline for this unique take on Japan. Dean and his cast mates make their way around Japan using only human power. Watch them run, cycle, kayak, climb and power their way around Japan in a grueling and challenging way. They push themselves and explore the culture and beauty of Japan.

Dean talks about his background in Japan as well as charity work he has done in the past. He also explains the evolution of "runAway Japan" as well as it's future.

Just Japan Podcast:
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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast132-runAwayJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 131: Studying Abroad in Japan

In Episode 131 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea speaks with Christoph, an exchange student at Kobe University from Germany. This is Christoph's 8th time in Japan. He has traveled to Japan, worked in Japan and is now a Graduate student here in Kobe. Christoph talks about his experiences here, how you can study abroad in Japan as well as the ups and downs of life in this country. How should you prepare to come to Japan? What are some of the best parts of the country?


Learn more about Kevin's second podcast, the "All Over the Place Podcast."
http://allovertheplacepodcast.com

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

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast131StudyingAbroadInJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 130: Halloween Spooktacular 2016

In Episode 130 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks HALLOWEEN with guests Andrew, Mully and Marcus. In the 3rd Just Japan Podcast Halloween Spooktacular, Kevin and guests talk about their childhood Halloween memories in their own countries. What was Halloween like in Canada, America, Singapore and the U.K.? What is Halloween like in Japan? The guys also talk about their top Halloween movie and TV show picks!

Happy Halloween from the Just Japan Podcast!

Kevin also talks about the Just Japan Podcast Fall merchandise campaign which ends November 7th, 2016. Get black and white short-sleeved t-shirts, women's tees, long-sleeved tees, hoodies and coffee mugs! Sizes Small-5XL.

https://teespring.com/justjapanpodcastfall2016


Learn more about Kevin's second podcast, the "All Over the Place Podcast."
http://allovertheplacepodcast.com

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

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast130HalloweenSpooktacular2016.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 129: Homesick

In episode 129 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea flies solo and answers listener questions about being homesick when living abroad in Japan. Kevin talks about his first years in Asia (Korea) and how he dealt with homesickness and how he still feels it from time to time now. Kevin gives some advice to those who are new to Japan and those planning to live here in the future.

Kevin also talks about the Just Japan Podcast Fall merchandise campaign which ends November 7th, 2016. Get black and white short-sleeved t-shirts, women's tees, long-sleeved tees, hoodies and coffee mugs! Sizes Small-5XL.

https://teespring.com/justjapanpodcastfall2016


Learn more about Kevin's second podcast, the "All Over the Place Podcast."
http://allovertheplacepodcast.com

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: JustJapanPodcast129Homesick.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:57am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 128: All Over the Place

In Episode 128 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Jim Mullins of the Mully's Place Podcast. They chat about podcasting in Japan, geocaching, Japan Podtacular 2016, quiting smoking and life with Diabetes in Japan! What's one thing they DON'T talk about....the American election! Enjoy another awesome podcast episode...all about Japan!

There's also a NEW Just Japan Podcast merchandise campaign!
https://teespring.com/justjapanpodcastfall2016


Learn more about Kevin's second podcast, the "All Over the Place Podcast."

http://allovertheplacepodcast.com

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: JustJapanPodcast128AllOverThePlace.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:51am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 127: Typhoons and Candy Winners

In Episode 127 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks about some recent typhoon activity in Japan and what it's like to have to work during serious weather situations. The winners of the Just Japan Podcast/NapaJapan candy contest are announced and Kevin chats about Kobe Marathon 2016 and his training. Some Patreon shout-outs as well!

Learn more about Kevin's second podcast, the "All Over the Place Podcast."

http://allovertheplacepodcast.com

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: JustJapanpodcast127TyphoonsAndCandyWinners.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT

Just Japan Podcast 126: Climbing Mountains and the Big City

In Episode 126 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning guest Victor Gonzalez about his 4th Sea to Summit climb of Mt. Fuji. Most people who tackle the mountain start more than half way up at the 5th Station, but Victor conquers the mountain every year from sea level. Find out about this year's epic hike, the costs behind it as well as his gear and equipment recommendations. Victor also talks about working in Tokyo and life in Japan's biggest city.

Kevin also talks about his new podcast! The "All Over the Place Podcast"

 

Support the podcast (Become a Patron):

https://www.patreon.com/justjapanpodcast

 

Just Japan Podcast:

Shownotes/Website: http://justjapanstuff.com

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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast126ClimbingMountainsAndTheBigCity.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

Just Japan Podcast 125: Candy Contest and Parenting in Japan

In Episode 125 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning guest Jason from napajapan.com. Jason, a Canadian long-term resident of Japan talks about raising bi-lingual children in an international family. He and his family live in Hokkaido. How did his children learn to speak English in a pre-Netflix, Hulu and Amazon TV world? What resources did he use to help expose his kids to English while living in a Japanese environment?

Kevin and Jason also talk about an amazing FREE JAPANESE SNACK CONTEST! You can win two prize packs of Japanese treats from napanjapan.com (contest ends Sept. 30th, 2016). --- listen for details!

 

Support the podcast (Become a Patron):

https://www.patreon.com/justjapanpodcast

 

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/jlandkev

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast125CandyContestAndParentingInJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:13am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 124: Raising Bilingual Kids (With the ALT Insider)

In Episode 124 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning guest James Winovich. James is the man behind the ALT Insider website and podcast. When not working hard to produce a great podcast and content for English teachers in Japan, James is working hard as a parent. A very common point of thought, study and discussion amongst parents in international families is how to raise your children to be bilingual. This is always a challenge and the Just Japan Podcast loves to bring you different perspectives. Listen to James and Kevin chat about raising bilingual kids and about his website and new Japan resume service!


Kevin also talks about the Just Japan Podcast appearing on iHeartRADIO, the upoming BIG new SECOND PODCAST all about tech, news, fun, retro stuff and weirdness!

Support the podcast:
https://www.patreon.com/justjapanpodcast

Just Japan Podcast:
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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast124RaisingBilingualKids.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 123: Questions About Japan

In Episode 123 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea flies solo answering your questions about Japan. Kevin discusses the challenges of raising children in an international family, things he would miss about Japan he would mis if he left, Japanese food he likes, etc. Kevin also talks about a new (second) podcast on the horizon and the upcoming December 2016 Just Japan Podcast/Mully's Place Podcast live event and meet up in Kobe!

Support the podcast on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/justjapanpodcast

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

Direct download: JustJapanPodcast123QuestionsAboutJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 122: Disrupting Japan

In Episode 122 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with long-term expat and entrepreneur Tim Romero. An experienced business person in Japan, Tim is also the host of the "Disrupting Japan" podcast. His podcast is all about the startup culture in Japan, creating businesses and interviewing those who are active members of Japan's startup business culture. Tim offers a unique glimpse into creating a business in Japan.

At the end of this week's episode there is also a "bonus" audio piece. Listen to a story by Kevin from his "BusanKevin" YouTube channel from 2010! -- Retro Time! Wait til the VERY end...

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast122-DisruptingJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm EDT

Just Japan Podcast (Summer Bonus Pod): How I Make the Show

In a special bonus summer episode of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks about what goes into making an episode of the podcast. How is it recorded, edited and uploaded to the Internet and how is it produced? What's the process for finding and interviewing guests? There's a lot of work to get each episode up on places like iTunes, Stitcher Radio and Sound Cloud, but it's all done as a labour of love!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcastSummerBonus.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 121: Entertaining Yourself Then and Now

In Episode 121 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea welcomes back regular guests Mully and Pee Jay. Mully and Pee Jay are both long-term expat residents of Japan who arrived here in the early 1990's. What did they do for entertainment in the days before the Internet was around? How did they make friends before there was social networking? Were there English TV shows on Japanese stations? How does the entertainment and social landscape look today as compared to when they first landed in Japan?

Pee Jay and Mully also give some advice to people thinking of coming to Japan for the first time.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast121EntertainingYourselfThenAndNow.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 120: Retro TV and Japan Stuff!

In Episode 120 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning and frequent guest Mully of the Mully's Place Podcast. They take a stroll down memory lane and chat about their favorite TV shows of the 1970's and 80's. They also talk about Japan stuff! Kevin and Jim talk about Japanese food, travel in Japan and Jim's podcast.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast120-RetroTVandJapanStuff.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 119: Japan and the Rio Games

In Episode 119 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks with Brett Larner of the Japan Running News. With the Rio Summer Olympics kicking off this week, Kevin gets the analysis of the Japanese Athletics team (specifically runners) from Brett. Brett is the "go to guy" when it comes to expertise in the running world in Japan in English. Brett talks a little bit about his site, "Japan Running News" as well as the Japanese athletes to watch out for in Rio. We briefly touch on the Russian doping scandal and talk about what to expect this summer in Rio!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast119JapanAndRioGames.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 118: PokemonGO in Japan

PokemonGO is in Japan! In Episode 118 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea brings Andrew Higgins back on the podcast to talk about PokemonGo in Japan. When they last talked, the game was in many countries, but not Japan (much to the frustration of both Japanese people and foreigners in Japan). Now it's here! Listen to Andrew and Kevin chat about the game a few days after it dropped!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast118PokemonGoinJapan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 117: Hanshin Tigers

In Episode 117 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea speaks with Trevor Raichura, the person behind thehanshintigers.com. His site is the most exhaustive English-language place to learn about the famed Japanese baseball team, follow the most recent news and learn about the players. Trevor even has a podcast about Hanshin Tigers news. Find out what got Trevor interested in Japanese baseball, the Hanshin Tigers and what motivated him to create this amazing website!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast117HanshinTigers.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10pm EDT

Just Japan Podcast 115: Red Dragon Diaries

In Episode 115 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Tom Gates of the Red Dragon Diaries YouTube channel. Hailing from the United States, Tom 's popular YouTube channel contains videos about daily life in Korea (and now Japan), teaching and Judo. His passion for Judo makes his videos a fascinating take on life in Korea that we don't see with other vloggers. Tom has also written a book for those interested in life in Korea called "Destiny Nation: Korea." Tom talks about his time in Korea, his book as well as finding a place to train in Judo when in Japan.

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast115_Red_Dragon_Diaries.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 112: Visit Incredible Kobe

In Episode 112 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with City of Kobe Public Relations Specialist Louise Dendy. They talk about how Louise came to Japan as well as her current role promoting the City of Kobe. What makes Kobe so unique and charming? Why should more people visiting Japan take the time to stop over in Kobe? Kevin and Louise also talk about the Kobe PR Ambassadors program. This is a new initiative from the City of Kobe that has English-speaking foreign volunteers promoting the city on social media (Kevin -the host- is a Kobe PR Ambassador).

Kevin also talks about the awesome, but limited time Just Japan Podcast t-shirt campaign (only available until July 4th, 2016) and helping nature witht the Birds of Kansai Facebook page!

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

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast112VisitIncredibleKobe.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 106: Japan Loves Figure Skating

In Episode 106 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with returning guest Pee Jay about figure skating in Japan. Some people may be surprised to learn that figure skating is one of the most popular fan sports in Japan and its' fans are intensely loyal. No matter where you go in the world to see a major skating event it's safe to say there will be a large contingent of Japanese fans there. Pee Jay, an avid figure skating fan himself talks about the fan culture, well-known skaters like Asada Mao and Hanyu Yuzaru as well as why the sport is so popular.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast106JapanLovesFigureSkating.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:34am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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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RSS Feed: http://justjapan.libsyn.com/rss  

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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.

Show notes: http://busankevin.com

 

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

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.

 

Show notes: http://busankevin.com

 

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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