Just Japan Podcast
Just Japan Podcast 27: University Jobs

In Episode 27 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to returning guest Pee Jay. Pee Jay has been teaching in Japan for more than 15 years. He has worked in the public and private school systems in Japan in a variety of positions. Now, a Ph.D student, Pee Jay teaches at several universities in Japan. He talks about what it takes to get a teaching position in a Japanese university and the general working lifestyle versus other teaching jobs. 

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast27-UniversityJobs.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:48am EST

Just Japan Podcast 26: Missionary Life in Japan

In Episode 26 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea interviews Jarom, an American living and working in Japan. Now in his late 20's, Jarom works as an English teacher in Tokyo, but when he was 19 years old he came to Japan for 2 years as a Mormon missionary. He talks about his experience as a missionary and how different his life is in Japan post missionary life.    

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast26-MissionaryLifeInjapan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:55am EST

Just Japan Podcast 25: Becoming a JET

In Episode 25 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to Jason Harris about becoming a member of the (JET) Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. More than 4,000 people participate in this government run English educaction program every year in Japan. JET's work as public school Assistant Language Teachers throughout Japan. Jason is currently a university instructor in Japan, but was a JET for 5 years and is known as the "JET go to guy" on YouTube with his "myargonauts" channel.

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast25-Becoming_a_JET.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:45am EST

Just Japan Podcast 24: Climbing Mt. Fuji - Sea to Summit

In Episode 24 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea speaks to Victor (KantoKitsune on YouTube) an America living in Japan about his impressive climb of Mt. Fuji last year and again this year. He decided that tackling Fuji-san the way most do wasn't adventurous enough. Victor took on the Sea to Summit challenge from Suruga Bay to the summit of Mt. Fuji. It's a great tale and anyone with an interest in Japan, the outdoors or adventure will be inspired by this episode!

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Direct download: JustJapanPodcast24ClimbingMtFujiSeaToSummit.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:41am EST

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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Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:56am EST

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 EST

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. 

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

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

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 EST

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.

 

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