Just Japan Podcast

In Episode 18 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks about his experiences raising bilingual children in Japan. What are some of the challenges faced by parents trying to raise children who speak two languages?  This is a "Part 1" Episode since this is a topic that w  ill be revisited in future episodes. 

 

The ending song is called "BusanKevin" and was written by Eric Lundgren.

 

Show notes: http://busankevin.com

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

Eric Lundgren: http://www.eriklundgrenmusic.com/

Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_18_Raising_Bilingual_Children_Part1.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:10am EST

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!

Shownotes: http://busankevin.com

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 

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

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

Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_12_Drunk_in_Japan.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:40am EST

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 EST

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. 

Show notes: http://busankevin.com

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast10FindingATeachingJob-6.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33am EST

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 EST