Just Japan Podcast (general)
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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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

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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Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/jlandkev

Email: justjapanpodcast@gmail.com

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

Japan by Bicycle: http://japanbybicycle.com/

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. 

Show notes: http://busankevin.com

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

Japan Running News: http://japanrunningnews.blogspot.jp/

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.

Show notes: http://busankevin.com

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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.

Shownotes: http://busankevin.com

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! 

Show notes: http://busankevin.com

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

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.

Show notes: http://busankevin.com 

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Podcast Page: http://justjapan.libsyn.com

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. 

Show notes: http://busankevin.com

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

 

Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_11_Crime_Scene_Investigator_in_Japan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:43am EDT