Just Japan Podcast
Just Japan Podcast 23: Raising Bilingual Children - Japan to America to Japan Again

In Episode 23 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to Jonathan, an American living and working in Japan. He and his wife are raising their two children to be bilingual. They have lived in Japan, then America and are now back in Japan. Listen to the challenges faced by parents raising and educating their children to speak more than one language. 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast23.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:56am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 22: Longboard Japan

In episode 22 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea interviews Jack Courtenay, a New Zealander who longboarded across much of Japan last year in order to raise funds for children's charities. With little Japanese language skills and a lot of guts, Jack had a major Japanese adventure and tells us all about it. 

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Direct download: JJP22-LongboardJapan-5.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:46pm EDT

In Episode 21 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks about "Gaijin Bars" in Japan. These are drinking establishments that tend to cater to foreigners living in a country like Japan as well as travelers (Kevin also talks about similar bars in South Korea). They can be very interesting places to go, but frequenting them can have their down sides as well. 

Show notes: http://busankevin.com

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast21GaijinBars.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:45am EDT

In Episode 20, host Kevin O'Shea talks to Liam Carrigan, a freelance soccer (football) writer, cohost of the "Half the World Away" football podcast and teacher in Japan. We talk about World Cup 2014 and Japan's World Cup Team. We also chat about the  professional soccer scene here in Japan and soccer culture in general here in the Land of the Rising Sun. 

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Twitter: @jlandkev

Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_20_World_Cup_2014_and_Japan_.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:01am EDT

Just Japan Podcast 19: Tattooed in Japan

In Episode 19 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to Scott Ackerman who is known as Unrested on YouTube. He is an American living long term in Japan who has tattoos and talks about his experiences here in Japan. How will I be treated in Japan if I have tattoos? Can I get a job if I have tattoos? Can I get a tattoo in Japan? Scott will help answer your questions!

 
Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_19_Tattoed_in_Japan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 8:09am EDT

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

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

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

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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.

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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

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Direct download: Just_Japan_Podcast_14_Podcasting_in_Asia.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT