Just Japan Podcast (general)

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!

Home of the podcast - Just Japan Stuff:
https://justjapanstuff.com/

Twitter and Instagram: @jlandkev

Facebook: http://facebook.com/justjapanstuff

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").

Home of the podcast - Just Japan Stuff:
https://justjapanstuff.com/

Twitter and Instagram: @jlandkev

Facebook: http://facebook.com/justjapanstuff

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.

Home of the podcast - Just Japan Stuff:
https://justjapanstuff.com/

Twitter and Instagram: @jlandkev

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.

 


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


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