Just Japan Podcast
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.

Show notes: http://busankevin.com

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_8_Being_an_ALT_in_Japan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:59am EST

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.

Show notes: http://busankevin.com

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_7_Life_in_Okinawa.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20am EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST