Sat, 30 January 2016
In Episode 98 of the podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to James Winovich, the host of the ALT Insider Podcast and the person behind altinsider.com. James has been in Japan for several years and developed a resource website and podcast dedicated to helping those working in Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs). He offers a wealth of knowledge and advice geared towards making people better and happier teachers! Recently the ALT Insider Podcast has branched away from teaching as a topic alone and has done some fascinating episodes about foreigners living and working in Japan in non-teaching related careers. Check out the ALT Insider Podcast and enjoy the interview!
Kevin also talks about surgery in Japan, sick family members and the new home of the Just Japan Podcast:
Direct download: JustJapanPodcast98ALTinsiderPodcast.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:18am EDT
Tue, 26 January 2016
The Just Japan Podcast has a new website! Go check it out. Make sure you bookmark it and share it on your social media:
Direct download: JustJapanPodcastWebsiteAnnouncement.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:27am EDT
Sun, 24 January 2016
In Episode 97 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea talks to Adam Shaw (SakanaJin on YouTube) about studying Japanese and life in Japan. Adam studied Japanese in the U.K. for a year before coming to Japan 4 years ago. Since then he has studied Japanese and is working towards his JLPT (Japan Language Proficiency Test) Level 1. They chat about the importance of learning Japanese, what type of studying has worked for Adam as well as using language to learn about Japanese culture.
Direct download: JustJapanPodcast97LearningJapanese.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:02am EDT
Mon, 18 January 2016
In Episode 96 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea speaks with Anthony Joh about finding work in Japan. Anthony is the editor of the GaijinPot website. GaijinPot has the biggest English-language job board in Japan and is an important place to visit if looking for work in a variety of industires in Japan. GaijinPot is also known for its blog that shares information about culture and life in Japan. Kevin and Anthony talk about jobs available for foreigners in Japan, qualifications as well as job searching and hunting tips. Anthony discusses topics such as finding work in Japan from abroad, searching here in Japan, visa sponsorship, education qualifications and coming to Japan as a student.
Another episode filled with useful information for those interested in Japan!
Direct download: JustJapanPodcast96FindingAJobInJapan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 5:13am EDT
Thu, 7 January 2016
In Episode 95 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O'Shea chats with Jay Dee Archer. Jay Dee is a Canadian who has been living and working in Japan for more than 10 years. Jay Dee and his family have decided that it is time for them to make the move back to his home in Canada. Some expats choose to stay in Japan premanently, but most eventually transition back to their own countries after living and working in Japan. This can be challenging for most people, but it becomes far more complicated when you have a family! Jay Dee talks about his motivation for moving back as well as some of the hurdles he and his family face while making this important transition.
Direct download: JustJapanPodcast95LeavingJapan.m4a
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:22am EDT