Just Japan Podcast (general)
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

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/jlandkev

Instagram: http://instagram.com/jlandkev

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

 

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

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:
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: 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
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jlandkev
Instagram: http://instagram.com/jlandkev
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...

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
Twitter: http://twitter.com/jlandkev
Instagram: http://instagram.com/jlandkev
Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

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!

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

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: 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.

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

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