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Krewe of Japan
Reverse Culture Shocked!

Krewe of Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 41:11


This week on the Season 3 penultimate episode of Krewe of Japan... Everyone knows the term culture shock, but this week Jenn & Doug back it up and put it in reverse... and take a look at REVERSE culture shock. They talk about the difference between culture shock & reverse culture shock, share some experiences with it, and how to cope when going through reverse culture shock.  Travel's been back on the menu the back half of this season... but you eventually gotta go home. Might as well be prepared!------ About the Krewe ------The Krewe of Japan Podcast is a weekly episodic podcast sponsored by the Japan Society of New Orleans. Check them out every Friday afternoon around noon CST on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.  Want to share your experiences with the Krewe? Or perhaps you have ideas for episodes, feedback, comments, or questions? Let the Krewe know by e-mail at kreweofjapanpodcast@gmail.com or on social media (Twitter: @kreweofjapan, Instagram: @kreweofjapanpodcast, Facebook: Krewe of Japan Podcast Page, TikTok: @kreweofjapanpodcast, & the Krewe of Japan Youtube Channel). Until next time, enjoy!

Deep in Japan
Driving Missus Miho 1: Yamato

Deep in Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 26:01


The Deep in Japan Podcast is completely independent and crowd-funded, so if you like what you hear, please give a thought to supporting us.  Got something to say? You can reach me at the following:www.facebook.com/groups/deepinjapan/ deep.in.japan.podcast@gmail.comOutro song: Fred Again..'s EyelarSupport the show

Japan Station: A Podcast by Japankyo.com
The Okinawa Cheese Guy: Discussing Cheesemaking w. John Davis | Japan Station 103

Japan Station: A Podcast by Japankyo.com

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 42:34


On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, Tony talks to John David, a cheesemaker living in Okinawa, Japan. About John Davis John Davis is a cheesemaker living in Okinawa, Japan. He operates okicheese.com. Topics Discussed About moving to Japan and trying to find a job teaching English in Japan About why John Davis started making cheese in Okinawa About the Okinawa inspired cheeses John Davis makes The weather in Sapporo Sapporo's milk A simple cheese recipe Experiences teaching Egnlish in Japan About learning the Japanese language The cost of milk in Okinawa About experimenting with cheese About finding good places to film in Japan About filming bears in Hokkaido About getting footage of the monkey queen in Oita Funny/memorable trail cam videos Places to hike in Fukuoka And much more! Support on Patreon & Ko-fi If you enjoy Japan Station and want to ensure that we're able to produce more episodes, then please consider becoming a patron on Patreon.com. For a minimum pledge of $1 a month you'll get early access to all JapanKyo podcasts, bonus content, and more. And for $3 a month, you'll get access to Japanese Plus Alpha, a podcast produced by me (Tony Vega) that focuses on the Japanese language and all of its fascinating quirks. Also, all pledges get a shout-out on the show and my undying gratitude. Thank you in advance! Support Japan Station on Patreon You can also do a one time donation via Ko-fi. Support us on Ko-fi Links, Videos, Etc. If you're looking to pick up some of John's cheese, check out his website below. Okicheese.com Follow Japankyo on Social Media Facebook (@JapankyoNews) Twitter (@JapankyoNews) Instagram (@JapanKyoNews) Full Show Notes Get the full version of show notes at https://www.japankyo.com/category/podcasts/japanstation/

Business & Beers Japan
Alvin Tan: 6 Controversial Reasons Foreigners should work for Japanese Companies

Business & Beers Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 43:04


Have you ever thought about working for a Japanese company in Japan, but were turned off by all the stories of long hours, low pay, slow career path, no incentives for performance, archaic hierarchy rule setting, social drinking requirements and more? Then this episode is for you. Alvin Tan is here to discuss his recent  controversial article on Medium titled “Why More Foreigners in Japan Should Work for Japanese Companies, Six reasons why you should consider working for one”. It was quite the combustible article in that it generated nearly 100 negative comments on Social Media. It seems that most of the Twitter-verse Japan experts firmly believe working for a Japanese company is a career death sentence. We discuss his 6 reasons why this is not the case. In fact I have also worked for two Japanese companies and I would not be where I am today without this great experience. Thus, I was inspired to offer my own 6 reasons why foreigners should work for Japanese companies. So together we examine 12 reasons why foreigners should work for Japanese companies.  Other topics we discuss:Was he surprised about the backlash to his article?Learning a lot about real Japan via Japanese corporate cultureMastering the Japanese concept of QC, Customer Service, or HospitalityThe difference between Otsukaresama and Gokorosama?Why Japanese companies don't have clear job descriptionsCredentials being less important than on-the-job training and a can-do attitudeUnless you seriously mess up, one is unlikely to get firedThe pay isn't good, but the benefits are usually greatGaining a new circle of friends and meeting a significant otherYou get paid to practice JapaneseBeing a great stepping stone for better job opportunitiesAlvin's two favorite untranslatable Japanese wordsAlvin Tan on Medium: https://medium.com/@alvintwrites Alvin Tan LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alvin-tanMore Now and Zen episodes: https://www.nowandzen.jp/gugu Mattress Company: https://gugu.jpDream Drive: https://www.dreamdrive.life

Deep in Japan
Censored Japan 6 - The Moon Over Saga

Deep in Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 122:07


The Deep in Japan Podcast is completely independent and crowd-funded, so if you like what you hear, please give a thought to supporting us. Got something to say? You can reach me at the following:www.facebook.com/groups/deepinjapan/ deep.in.japan.podcast@gmail.comAs always, thanks for listening ー and enjoy the links! Support the show

Krewe of Japan
Japanese Independent Film Industry ft. Award Winning Director Eiji Uchida

Krewe of Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 38:01


This week on Krewe of Japan Podcast...the Krewe sits down for an exclusive interview with Eiji Uchida, the director of Netflix's The Naked Director & 2020 Japanese Academy Award Winner for Best Film...  Midnight Swan. In this in chat, Uchida-san discusses his career in the Japanese independent film industry, how diversity is important in movies, how internationalization via streaming platforms changed his approach to directing, Japanese biker gangs, and so much more!(Interpretation provided by Yumi Mano) ------ About the Krewe ------The Krewe of Japan Podcast is a weekly episodic podcast sponsored by the Japan Society of New Orleans. Check them out every Friday afternoon around noon CST on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.  Want to share your experiences with the Krewe? Or perhaps you have ideas for episodes, feedback, comments, or questions? Let the Krewe know by e-mail at kreweofjapanpodcast@gmail.com or on social media (Twitter: @kreweofjapan, Instagram: @kreweofjapanpodcast, Facebook: Krewe of Japan Podcast Page, TikTok: @kreweofjapanpodcast, & the Krewe of Japan Youtube Channel). Until next time, enjoy!------ More Info on Eiji Uchida ------Eiji Uchida's IMDb PageEiji Uchida on TwitterMidnight Swan on IMDb

Japan Station: A Podcast by Japankyo.com
Japan Nature Caught On Camera! A Chat w Japan Trail Cam | Japan Station 102

Japan Station: A Podcast by Japankyo.com

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 41:05


On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, we talk to Wombat, one of the creators of Japan Trail Cam. About Wuon-Gean Ho Wombat spends his day in Kyushu hiking and setting trail cams in order to capture footage for the YouTube channle channel/Twitter/Instagram account Japan Trail Cam. Topics Discussed Wombats in Hawaii How Japan Trail Cam got started About capturing nature footage in Japan What animals tend to be roaming the wild in Japan About the process of leaving trail cams in the Japanese wilderness Where Japan Trail Cam places their cameras About finding good places to film in Japan About filming bears in Hokkaido About getting footage of the monkey queen in Oita Funny/memorable trail cam videos Places to hike in Fukuoka And much more! Support on Patreon & Ko-fi If you enjoy Japan Station and want to ensure that we're able to produce more episodes, then please consider becoming a patron on Patreon.com. For a minimum pledge of $1 a month you'll get early access to all JapanKyo podcasts, bonus content, and more. And for $3 a month, you'll get access to Japanese Plus Alpha, a podcast produced by me (Tony Vega) that focuses on the Japanese language and all of its fascinating quirks. Also, all pledges get a shout-out on the show and my undying gratitude. Thank you in advance! Support Japan Station on Patreon You can also do a one time donation via Ko-fi. Support us on Ko-fi Links, Videos, Etc. You can find Japan Trail Cam below. Japan Trail Cam YouTube Japan Trail Cam Twitter Japan Trail Cam Instagram Follow Japankyo on Social Media Facebook (@JapankyoNews) Twitter (@JapankyoNews) Instagram (@JapanKyoNews) Full Show Notes Get the full version of show notes at https://www.japankyo.com/category/podcasts/japanstation/

Krewe of Japan
Travel Aomori ft. Kay Allen of JNTO & Megan DeVille of JETAA USA

Krewe of Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 64:49


This week on Krewe of Japan Podcast... the Krewe is back full steam ahead on a travel train (plane?) and this time we are taking a more prefecture-specific approach like past seasons!  Joined by returning guests Kay Allen of Japan National Tourism Organization  & Megan DeVille of JETAA USA , we explore the prefecture of Aomori and everything it has to offer. From Hirosaki Castle & Nebuta Matsuri to apple cidre, Tsuruga Jamisen restaurants, & the tomb of Jesus Christ (what?), there's so much to learn and love about this prefecture! Bring your notebook, because this episode is jam-packed with ideas and travel tips for your next trip to Japan!------ About the Krewe ------The Krewe of Japan Podcast is a weekly episodic podcast sponsored by the Japan Society of New Orleans. Check them out every Friday afternoon around noon CST on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.  Want to share your experiences with the Krewe? Or perhaps you have ideas for episodes, feedback, comments, or questions? Let the Krewe know by e-mail at kreweofjapanpodcast@gmail.com or on social media (Twitter: @kreweofjapan, Instagram: @kreweofjapanpodcast, Facebook: Krewe of Japan Podcast Page, TikTok: @kreweofjapanpodcast, & the Krewe of Japan Youtube Channel). Until next time, enjoy!------ More Info on JNTO ------Japan National Travel Organizaiton's WebsiteJNTO on InstagramJNTO on YouTubeJNTO on TwitterTohoku Kanko Website------ More Info on JET Program ------JET Program Website (Application Page)JETAA (JET Program Alumni Association) USA WebsiteUSJETAA Website

Deep in Japan
Bridging the Humor Barrier with John Rucynski

Deep in Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 74:44


In this episode, we invite Professor John Rucynski back to discuss his book, Bridging the Humor Barrier: Humor Competency Training in English Language Teaching. John Rucynski is an associate professor at the Center for Language Education at Okayama University. His main research interest is exploring the role of humor in foreign language acquisition and intercultural communicative competence. In addition to editing two volumes about this passion, he has written numerous articles and given conference presentations around the world. His mission going forward is to at least slightly disprove the maxim that “Nothing is as unfunny as trying to explain why something is funny.” Books: Bridging the Humor Barrier: Humor Competency Training in English Language Teaching (Rowman & Littlefield; with Caleb Prichard)New Ways in Teaching with Humor (TESOL Press)Articles: Is This Thing On? Teacher Views of Incorporating Humor Into Online Language Classes (The Language Teacher, with Peter Neff)L2 Learners' Ability to Recognize Ironic Online Comments and the Effect of Instruction (System; with Caleb Prichard)Implementing Humor Instruction into English Language Teaching (English Teaching Forum; with Caleb Prichard)The English Classroom as “Warai no ba”: Instructor Views on Humor and Language Learning in Japan (International Journal of Educational Research; with Peter Neff)Second Language Learners' Ability to Detect Satirical News and the Effect of Humor Competency Training (TESOL Journal; with Caleb Prichard)Japanese Perceptions of Humor in the English Language Classroom (HUMOR; with Peter Neff)Using The Simpsons in EFL Classes (English Teaching Forum)_________The Deep in Japan Podcast is completely independent and crowd-funded, so if you like what you hear, please give a thought to supporting us.The outro was American Joke Man by JAM. Don't know who Spalding Gray is? You're not alone. I thought John was referring to a crayon color. For context, check out his 1987 masterpiece, Swimming to Cambodia. Got something to say? You can reach me at the following:www.facebook.com/groups/deepinjapan/ deep.in.japan.podcast@gmail.comAs always, thanks for listening! Support the show

Krewe of Japan
Prepping for the JLPT ft. Loretta aka KemushiChan

Krewe of Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 58:08


This week on Krewe of Japan... Japanese language study is BACK on the menu!! Jenn & Doug sit down with Loretta of KemushiChan YouTube Channel fame to talk all things Japanese Language Proficiency Test (better known as... JLPT). Loretta drops some knowledge on the best study tips and things to think about when applying & preparing for the JLPT! YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE TIP #4! Benkyou shimashou!------ About the Krewe ------The Krewe of Japan Podcast is a weekly episodic podcast sponsored by the Japan Society of New Orleans. Check them out every Friday afternoon around noon CST on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.  Want to share your experiences with the Krewe? Or perhaps you have ideas for episodes, feedback, comments, or questions? Let the Krewe know by e-mail at kreweofjapanpodcast@gmail.com or on social media (Twitter: @kreweofjapan, Instagram: @kreweofjapanpodcast, Facebook: Krewe of Japan Podcast Page, TikTok: @kreweofjapanpodcast, & the Krewe of Japan Youtube Channel). Until next time, enjoy!------ More Info on Loretta/KemushiChan ------Loretta/KemushiChan on YouTubeLoretta on InstagramLoretta on Twitter

Japan Station: A Podcast by Japankyo.com
How I Became a Printmaker: A Chat w. Wuon-Gean Ho | Japan Station 101

Japan Station: A Podcast by Japankyo.com

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 53:58


On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, printmaker Wuon-Gean Ho joins us to talk about her time living and studying in Japan, printmaking, ukiyoe and more. About Wuon-Gean Ho Wuon-Gean Ho is an accomplished printmaker and is currently a Research Associate at the University of the West England's Center for Print Research. Topics Discussed About spending time in Kagoshima as part of the JET Programme Studying veterinary medicine Getting the Monbukagakusho Scholarship and studying in Japan Studying under printmaker Akira Kurosaki About making prints inspired by Wuon-Gean Ho's time studying verinarian medicine Learning how to make woodblock prints in Japan About learning Japanese while in Japan About the process of making a woodblock print About tacit knowledge as it relates to woodblock printmaking About the gomazuri technique in printmaking Documenting printmaking techniques About the bokashi effect in woodblock printmaking About some of Wuon-Gean Ho's favorite ukiyo-e woodblock print artists About the Honolulu Museum of Art's woodblcok print collection About Wuon-Gean Ho's printmaking workshops and general work And much more! Support on Patreon & Ko-fi If you enjoy Japan Station and want to ensure that we're able to produce more episodes, then please consider becoming a patron on Patreon.com. For a minimum pledge of $1 a month you'll get early access to all JapanKyo podcasts, bonus content, and more. And for $3 a month, you'll get access to Japanese Plus Alpha, a podcast produced by me (Tony Vega) that focuses on the Japanese language and all of its fascinating quirks. Also, all pledges get a shout-out on the show and my undying gratitude. Thank you in advance! Support Japan Station on Patreon You can also do a one time donation via Ko-fi. Support us on Ko-fi Links, Videos, Etc. For more on Wuon-Gean Ho's work: Wuon-Gean Ho Website Twitter Instagram Don't forget to check out the latest episode of Ichimon Japan. What's better:JET or Eikaiwa (Good & Bad of English Teaching in Japan) | Ichimon Japan 65 Follow Japankyo on Social Media Facebook (@JapankyoNews) Twitter (@JapankyoNews) Instagram (@JapanKyoNews) Full Show Notes Get the full version of show notes at https://www.japankyo.com/category/podcasts/japanstation/

Krewe of Japan
Hungry For Travel ft. Shinichi of TabiEats

Krewe of Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 55:18


This week on Krewe of Japan Podcast... with the borders re-opened, the Krewe is on a travel kick lately (and is ALWAYS on a food kick)... so this week the Krewe put the two together!  Joined by Shinichi of TabiEats YouTube Channel fame, we explore Japan with a food-focused filter. From crazy vending machines to a cuisine breakdown by region, this episode will help you figure out how to plan your trips around your meals... and not the other way around! ITADAKIMASU! ------ About the Krewe ------The Krewe of Japan Podcast is a weekly episodic podcast sponsored by the Japan Society of New Orleans. Check them out every Friday afternoon around noon CST on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.  Want to share your experiences with the Krewe? Or perhaps you have ideas for episodes, feedback, comments, or questions? Let the Krewe know by e-mail at kreweofjapanpodcast@gmail.com or on social media (Twitter: @kreweofjapan, Instagram: @kreweofjapanpodcast, Facebook: Krewe of Japan Podcast Page, TikTok: @kreweofjapanpodcast, & the Krewe of Japan Youtube Channel). Until next time, enjoy!------ More Info on Shinichi & TabiEats ------Shinichi on InstagramShinichi's World on InstagramTabiEats on InstagramTabiEats YouTube ChannelShinichi's World YouTube ChannelI Will Always Travel For Food YouTube Channel

Ichimon Japan: A Podcast by Japankyo.com
What's the difference: Eikaiwa vs JET? (The Good & Bad of English Teaching in Japan) | Ichimon Japan 65

Ichimon Japan: A Podcast by Japankyo.com

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 69:52


On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What's the difference: Eikaiwa vs JET? (The Good & Bad of Teaching English in Japan) Topics Discussed About teaching English in Japan About working in eikaiwa (English conversation school) in Japan About working on the JET Programme About working as an ALT About the application process for getting an eikaiwa job About the application process for getting into the JET Programme A typical work day for English teachers in Japan The problems with working in eikaiwa in Japan The problems working as an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) in Japan English education in Japan Eikaiwa contracts & work hours About NOVA going out of business About GEOS going out of business About the collapse of NOVA and the aftermath About life post eikaiwa/JET in Japan And much more! Support on Patreon & Ko-fi If you enjoy Ichimon Japan and want to ensure that we're able to produce more episodes, then please consider becoming a patron on Patreon.com. You can join for just $1 a month and that comes with perks like early access to episodes, a shout-out at the beginning of a future episode, bonus content, and discounts to Kimito Designs. For $3 a month you get all that plus access to Japanese Plus Alpha, a podcast produced by me (Tony Vega) that focuses on the Japanese language and its many quirks. Whether you are studying Japanese or just enjoy learning about language and linguistics, you'll enjoy Japanese Plus Alpha. And it goes without saying that if you sign up, you'll also get my undying gratitude. Thanks in advance! Support on Patreon If you would just like to do a one time contribution, then please go to our Ko-fi page. Support JapanKyo on Ko-fi Links, Videos, Etc. Check out the latest episodes of Japan Station. How (Kyle Broyles of Pintology) | Japan Station 100 How a Kyoto Hotel Survived Japan's Entry Ban: Winston Chu, Co-Founder of Wayfarer Hotels) | Japan Station 99   We Want Your Questions Is there something about Japan that confuses you? Is there something about Japanese culture that you would like to learn more about? Is there something in Japanese history that you would like us to explain? We're always looking for new questions about Japan to answer, so if you have one, please send it to ichimon@japankyo.com. Special Thanks Opening/Closing Theme: Produced by Apol (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Fiverr) Ichimon Japan cover art: Produced by Erik R. Follow Japankyo on Social Media Facebook (@JapanKyoNews) Twitter (@JapanKyoNews) Instagram (@JapanKyoNews) Full Show Notes https:///www.japankyo.com/ichimonjapan  

Deep in Japan
Censored Japan 3: Chikan Stamps, Naomi Osaka's Skin and The Death of the Yen

Deep in Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 172:31


The Deep in Japan Podcast is completely independent and crowd-funded, so if you like what you hear, please give a thought to supporting us. Got something to say? You can reach me at the following:www.facebook.com/groups/deepinjapan/ deep.in.japan.podcast@gmail.comAs always, thanks for listening and enjoy hte links! weatpants Spiderman / Ado - New Genesis / Gen Hoshino - Comedy / Nakajou Kiyoshi 風が泣くとき / “Passengers who don't want to be groped, please use the rear train cars” announcement angers Japan / New anti-chikan cellphone stickers let you mark train gropers with sign of shame / 10 Popular Japanese Marriage Proposals / さわらないで!/ Groping is a Crime Pins / Stop Chikan Badges / Shiori Ito (wiki) / Naomi Osaka Fornite skin / Naomi Osaka's MIdrift / Rodcaster Pro II  / SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless / Tsuyama Massacre (wiki) / Jeff's Bedroom Post Operation Get All The ScreenSupport the show

Japan Station: A Podcast by Japankyo.com
1000He Started a Craft Beer Bar in Tokyo, Here's How (Kyle Broyles of Pintology)

Japan Station: A Podcast by Japankyo.com

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 57:37


On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, Kyle Broyles of Pintology in Tokyo tells us about the process of starting and running a craft beer in Tokyo. Plus we celebrate episode 100 of Japan Station! About Kyle Broyles Kyle Broyles helps his wife run Pintology, a craft beer bar near Shinjuku in Tokyo. Kyle is also known as one of the guys behind the Tokyo Splosion podcast and the Hard Officers YouTube channel. Topics Discussed About JapanKyo Docs About the recently opened craft beer bar Pintology in Sasazuka, Tokyo The story behind Pintology About the process of opening a bar in Tokyo About Tap & Growler in Shimokitazawa About building the interior of a craft beer bar About how easy and cheap it is to get a liquor license in Tokyo, Japan About getting a liquor serving license in Japan How people in Japan may be drinking less alcohol About cheese in Japan About John the cheese guy in Okinawa About events at Pintology About the Sasazuka area in Shibuya, Tokyo And much more! Support on Patreon & Ko-fi If you enjoy Japan Station and want to ensure that we're able to produce more episodes, then please consider becoming a patron on Patreon.com. For a minimum pledge of $1 a month you'll get early access to all JapanKyo podcasts, bonus content, and more. And for $3 a month, you'll get access to Japanese Plus Alpha, a podcast produced by me (Tony Vega) that focuses on the Japanese language and all of its fascinating quirks. Also, all pledges get a shout-out on the show and my undying gratitude. Thank you in advance! Support Japan Station on Patreon You can also do a one time donation via Ko-fi. Support us on Ko-fi Links, Videos, Etc. You can find Pintology Craft Beer and Whisky at: 〒151-0073 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Sasazuka, 1 Chome−33−10 You can also follow Pintology on Instagram. @pintologytokyo Check out JapanKyo Docs via the link below. JapanKyo Docs Don't forget to check out the latest episode of Ichimon Japan. What's the difference: East vs West Japan? (Kanto vs Kansai) | Ichimon Japan 64 Follow Japankyo on Social Media Facebook (@JapankyoNews) Twitter (@JapankyoNews) Instagram (@JapanKyoNews) Full Show Notes Get the full version of show notes at https://www.japankyo.com/category/podcasts/japanstation/

Business & Beers Japan
Kiyoshi Matsumoto: Author of Japan Unmasked

Business & Beers Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 41:09


This episode we deep-dive into well-know, but often misunderstood Japanese culture topics with Kiyoshi Matsumoto. Kiyoshi is the author of the  book “Japan Unmasked, Understanding Japan and its people”.  Kiyoshi is Japanese but has lived outside Japan for 33 years working in the travel industry. During this time he has spend countless hours explaining Japanese culture to his foreign guests and realized there are a lot of common misconceptions about Japan and the Japanese. He wrote Japan Unmasked to set the record straight. This book covers many modern and contemporary topics and is not overly academic at all. Its a fun read and covers concepts such as Wabi-Sabi, Ma, Uchi-Soto, and many others. Kiyoshi lists his top three foreign misconceptions and why Face is everything in Japan. Other topics we cover:Uso mo houben (white lie) and how it relates to harmony in JapanThe backstory behind writing “Japan Unmasked” Why modern non-academic topics and chapter titles for Japan UnmaskedWabi Sabi and Ma explained from Kiyoshi's perspectiveImpermanent, Incomplete, Imperfect, the three “I's” of Wabi-Sabi4.6 Amazon rating and the one review which made him most happy“Perfection” in Japan is used as a defense, and relates to faceWhy he has not had his book translated into Japanese, but predicts the Amazon ranking True or false:  Japanese only smile in photos when they make the two-finger piece signTop three foreign misconceptions of Japanese: Productivity, Personal Space, and No Individuality Uchi-Soto (in-group & out group) and Omote-Ura (Public face and private face)His favorite untranslatable Japanese wordJapan Unmasked: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Kiyoshi-MatsumotoKiyoshi Matsumoto: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kiyoshimatsumoto/More Now and Zen episodes: https://www.nowandzen.jp/gugu Mattress Company: https://gugu.jpDream Drive: https://www.dreamdrive.life

Krewe of Japan
Rapid Fire Question Challenge ft. Jennifer O'Donnell & Megan DeVille

Krewe of Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 17:31


A wild Rapid Fire Question Challenge appears! Season 3's 1st RFQC actually is a throwback to a couple Season 1 guests whose rapid fires never got released. The first challenger is Jennifer O'Donnell, translator & localizer who joined us for Season 1 Episode 15 called "Careers in Japanese: Translation & Localization". In that episode, we explored how to leverage Japanese language study into a career in translation and a peek behind the industry's curtain. After Round 1 finished, Megan DeVille stepped up onto the RFQ Challenge stage. Megan was our guest on Season 1 Episode 17 entitled "Accepted for JET Program... Now What?!". Megan recalls her JET Program application process, as well as talks about her experiences mentoring (and interviewing) prospective JET applicants. A fun mini-episode to hold us over until next week's episode on food-based travel, featuring an awesome conversation with Shinichi of the popular YouTube channel, TabiEats!------ About the Krewe ------The Krewe of Japan Podcast is a weekly episodic podcast sponsored by the Japan Society of New Orleans. Check them out every Friday afternoon around noon CST on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.  Want to share your experiences with the Krewe? Or perhaps you have ideas for episodes, feedback, comments, or questions? Let the Krewe know by e-mail at kreweofjapanpodcast@gmail.com or on social media (Twitter: @kreweofjapan, Instagram: @kreweofjapanpodcast, Facebook: Krewe of Japan Podcast Page, TikTok: @kreweofjapanpodcast, & the Krewe of Japan Youtube Channel). Until next time, enjoy!------ More Info on Jennifer O'Donnell ------JEN Translations BlogJennifer on TwitterOur Episode with Jennifer from Season 1 (Apple)Our Episode with Jennifer from Season 1 (Spotify)Translation Chat Podcast------ More Info on JET Program ------JET Application Online (USA site)USJETAA website (US JET Alumni Association National)Our Episode with Megan from Season 1 (Apple)Our Episode with Megan from Season 1 (Spotify)JETAA Mid-South - JET Program Alumni Association Chapter for New Orleans, Mississippi, & Arkansas

Deep in Japan
SHUGENDO with Dr. Caleb Carter

Deep in Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 83:46


In this episode, we speak with Dr. Caleb Carter about his book, A Path into the Mountains: Shugendō and Mount Togakushi. Caleb's chapter breakdown on TwitterA Path's publisher's pageCaleb's New Books Network podcast interview Caleb's Interview with Global Buddhistdoor Pilgrims Until We Die Retro Casio Denshijisho CommercialsDogen on YouTube Master Dogen (wiki) The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) (wiki) The sanshin shamisen (wiki) Shugendo (wiki)Shamisen Hunter (musical outro) The Deep in Japan Podcast is completely independent and crowd-funded, so if you like what you hear, please give a thought to supporting us. Got something to say? You can reach me at the following:www.facebook.com/groups/deepinjapan/ deep.in.japan.podcast@gmail.comAs always, thanks for listening!Support the show

Krewe of Japan
City Pop & Yu ft. Yu Hayami

Krewe of Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 79:21


This week on Krewe of Japan Podcast...  What is city pop? With guest host Andre deLaneuville, the Krewe explores the musical genre that has had a renaissance over the last decade (even more so within the last 4-5 years). After talking through individual experiences with this feel good style of music, Andre & Doug dive into a conversation with former city pop idol & woman of many talents, Yu Hayami, to discuss what city pop means to her, as well as her music career that began during peak city pop era. From music industry behind-the-scenes tales to conversations about cultural identity & details about her upcoming 40th anniversary album release... we got it all (and more!) right here on this episode of Krewe of Japan Podcast!------ About the Krewe ------The Krewe of Japan Podcast is a weekly episodic podcast sponsored by the Japan Society of New Orleans. Check them out every Friday afternoon around noon CST on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.  Want to share your experiences with the Krewe? Or perhaps you have ideas for episodes, feedback, comments, or questions? Let the Krewe know by e-mail at kreweofjapanpodcast@gmail.com or on social media (Twitter: @kreweofjapan, Instagram: @kreweofjapanpodcast, Facebook: Krewe of Japan Podcast Page, TikTok: @kreweofjapanpodcast, & the Krewe of Japan Youtube Channel). Until next time, enjoy!------ More Info on Yu Hayami ------Yu Hayami's InstagramYu Hayami Channel on YouTubeYu Hayami's New Album: Affection - Yu Hayami 40th Anniversary CollectionYu Hayami's DiscographyYu Hayami's Universal Music PageYu Hayami's Ameba Blog------ More Info on City Pop ------My Analog Journal YouTube ChannelRadiooooo.com------ Music Credits for Episode ------Intro Song: Nightout With You

Japan Station: A Podcast by Japankyo.com
99 How a Kyoto Hotel Survived Japan's Entry Ban: Winston Chu, Co-Founder of Wayfarer Hotels)

Japan Station: A Podcast by Japankyo.com

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 47:42


On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, Winston Chu, CEO & co-founder of Wayfarer, talks about his interest in Japan and how About Winston Chu Winston Chu is the CEO & co-founder of Wayfarer. Wayfarer currently operates three hotels in Kyoto with plans to expand other cities, including Osaka and Tokyo. Topics Discussed How Winston got interested in Japan and anime About watching anime and playing video games from Japan About traveling to Japan Why people become interested in Japan About Wayfarer Hotels About what distinguishes Wayfarer Hotels The story behind Wayfarer Hotels About Japanese hotels About Japan's archaic hotel infrastructure About the high turnover rate in Japan's hotel industry The impace of COVID on the travel industry About moving to Japan during the coronavirus pandemic About starting a hotel in Japan as the COVID19 pandemic began What it was like living and working in a hotel in Kyoto during the pandemic Ways to make running a hotel more efficiently Japan reopening its borders to foreing travelers About the city of Kyoto About learning Japanese And much more! Support on Patreon & Ko-fi If you enjoy Japan Station and want to ensure that we're able to produce more episodes, then please consider becoming a patron on Patreon.com. For a minimum pledge of $1 a month you'll get early access to all JapanKyo podcasts, bonus content, and more. And for $3 a month, you'll get access to Japanese Plus Alpha, a podcast produced by me (Tony Vega) that focuses on the Japanese language and all of its fascinating quirks. Also, all pledges get a shout-out on the show and my undying gratitude. Thank you in advance! Support Japan Station on Patreon You can also do a one time donation via Ko-fi. Support us on Ko-fi Links, Videos, Etc. To learn more about Wayfarer or to book a room, visit Wayfarer's website via the link below. Wayfarer Hotels Don't forget to check out the latest episode of Ichimon Japan. What's the difference: East vs West Japan? (Kanto vs Kansai) | Ichimon Japan 64 Follow Japankyo on Social Media Facebook (@JapankyoNews) Twitter (@JapankyoNews) Instagram (@JapanKyoNews) Full Show Notes Get the full version of show notes at https://www.japankyo.com/category/podcasts/japanstation/

Krewe of Japan
How Marvel Comics Changed Tokusatsu & Japan Forever ft Gene & Ted Pelc (Guest Host, Matt Alt)

Krewe of Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 92:01


This week on Krewe of Japan Podcast... Meet the man who  became Marvel's Man in Japan and changed the tokusatsu & pop culture game forever: Gene Pelc!  With special guest host Matt Alt, the Krewe sits down with Gene Pelc and his son Ted to discuss how Japanese tokusatsu Spider-Man came to be (and its lasting impact on tokusatsu), behind the scenes tales of Kamen Rider & Super Sentai, the REAL origin story of the Power Rangers, how Japanese animation studios changed the American cartoon game,  mixed martial arts... and so much more!  So many untold tales RIGHT HERE on the Krewe of Japan Podcast!------ About the Krewe ------The Krewe of Japan Podcast is a weekly episodic podcast sponsored by the Japan Society of New Orleans. Check them out every Friday afternoon around noon CST on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.  Want to share your experiences with the Krewe? Or perhaps you have ideas for episodes, feedback, comments, or questions? Let the Krewe know by e-mail at kreweofjapanpodcast@gmail.com or on social media (Twitter: @kreweofjapan, Instagram: @kreweofjapanpodcast, Facebook: Krewe of Japan Podcast Page, TikTok: @kreweofjapanpodcast, & the Krewe of Japan Youtube Channel). Until next time, enjoy!------ More Info on Gene Pelc ------More on Gene's Life & CareerMarvel Man in Japan (Part 1) - Toy Bounty Hunter's YouTube ChannelMarvel Man in Japan (Part 2) - Toy Bounty Hunter's YouTube ChannelPelc Enterprises Website"Adjusting the Paradigm" - Lance E. Lee Podcast from Tokyo on YouTube (Ft. Gene & Ted Pelc)Marvel 616 E01 - Japanese Spider-Man Info (IMDb) - Find the Episode on Disney+------ More Info on Matt Alt ------Matt Alt on TwitterMatt's Book - Pure Invention: How Japan Made the Modern WorldMatt Alt's WebsiteAlt Japan's WebsitePure TokyoScope on TwitterPure TokyoScope PodcastPure TokyoScope Patreon

TKO Radio
EP 85 - Japan is finally allowing tourists to enter

TKO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 66:14


Beautiful got his Japan tickets booked and telling us his wild plans and what to look forward to. We miss places like Bic Camera, Yodobashi Camera, conbini, and Donki. Miss the jingles? You can listen to it here for the nostalgia!Want to support the show?https://www.patreon.com/TKOrajioContact us at:tkorajio@gmail.comInstagram: tko_rajioTwitter @TKO_RAJIOHololive News Courtesy of KFNhttps://twitter.com/KiaraFamilyNewsThirst Alert BGM: Deoxys Beats - Lover[s]https://soundcloud.com/deoxysbeats1Want to support the show?https://www.patreon.com/TKOrajioContact us at:tkorajio@gmail.comInstagram: tko_rajioTwitter @TKO_RAJIOHololive News Courtesy of KFNhttps://twitter.com/KiaraFamilyNewsThirst Alert BGM: Deoxys Beats - Lover[s]https://soundcloud.com/deoxysbeats1

Krewe of Japan
Henro SZN: Shikoku & the 88 Temple Pilgrimage ft. Todd Wassel

Krewe of Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 72:01


This week on Krewe of Japan Podcast... don your henro gear, grab your walking stick, & journey to Shikoku for an 800 mile, thousand year old 88 temple pilgrimage with Todd Wassel, author of the travel memoir Walking in Circles! The Krewe & Todd explore the history behind the pilgrimage, personal experiences traversing the island, some can't-miss tips for preparation, and just a general appreciation of the natural beauty of Shikoku as a whole. You don't want to miss this one! ------ About the Krewe ------The Krewe of Japan Podcast is a weekly episodic podcast sponsored by the Japan Society of New Orleans. Check them out every Friday afternoon around noon CST on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.  Want to share your experiences with the Krewe? Or perhaps you have ideas for episodes, feedback, comments, or questions? Let the Krewe know by e-mail at kreweofjapanpodcast@gmail.com or on social media (Twitter: @kreweofjapan, Instagram: @kreweofjapanpodcast, Facebook: Krewe of Japan Podcast Page, TikTok: @kreweofjapanpodcast, & the Krewe of Japan Youtube Channel). Until next time, enjoy!------ More Info on Todd Wassel ------Todd's WebsiteWalking in Circles (Amazon)Todd on TwitterTodd on InstagramShikoku Pilgrimage WebsiteProof Doug Actually did this (Ehime Prefecture Blog)

TKO Radio
EP 84 - How not to get groped in the JR trains in Tokyo

TKO Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 67:13


Some thirsty dudes are on the rise again in the trains in Tokyo, one staff had a "brilliant" idea on how to escape. Want to support the show?https://www.patreon.com/TKOrajioContact us at:tkorajio@gmail.comInstagram: tko_rajioTwitter @TKO_RAJIOHololive News Courtesy of KFNhttps://twitter.com/KiaraFamilyNewsThirst Alert BGM: Deoxys Beats - Lover[s]https://soundcloud.com/deoxysbeats1Want to support the show?https://www.patreon.com/TKOrajioContact us at:tkorajio@gmail.comInstagram: tko_rajioTwitter @TKO_RAJIOHololive News Courtesy of KFNhttps://twitter.com/KiaraFamilyNewsThirst Alert BGM: Deoxys Beats - Lover[s]https://soundcloud.com/deoxysbeats1

JAPAN Forward
#44 Real Issues, Real Voices, Real Japan Podcast – The Return of the Tokyo Game Show

JAPAN Forward

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 25:27


Daniel Robson and Arielle Busetto outline how the Tokyo Game Show has changed since the pandemic, such as the difference in scale and new things to look for.

Krewe of Japan
Border Closures Couldn't Stop These Visas! ft. Rob Dyer & Allan Richarz

Krewe of Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 84:12


This week on Krewe of Japan Podcast... news of the Japanese borders re-opening to foreign independent-travelling tourists has everyone hyped! While this announcement of visa waivers & removal of daily caps isn't officially official just yet, all things are pointing to this being cemented soon. However, up until this point, 2022 hasn't been the easiest for people trying to get into Japan. However, it wasn't impossible! Doug sits down with special guest hosts (and friends-of-the-podcast) Rob Dyer of The Real Japan & Allan Richarz of Tokyo Confidential Podcast to discuss which visas helped them get into the country, their travels while there, and all the red tape and shocking surprises along the way! ------ About the Krewe ------The Krewe of Japan Podcast is a weekly episodic podcast sponsored by the Japan Society of New Orleans. Check them out every Friday afternoon around noon CST on Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.  Want to share your experiences with the Krewe? Or perhaps you have ideas for episodes, feedback, comments, or questions? Let the Krewe know by e-mail at kreweofjapanpodcast@gmail.com or on social media (Twitter: @kreweofjapan, Instagram: @kreweofjapanpodcast, Facebook: Krewe of Japan Podcast Page, TikTok: @kreweofjapanpodcast, & the Krewe of Japan Youtube Channel). Until next time, enjoy!------ More Info on Rob Dyer ------The Real Japan websiteRob's Twitter ProfileHow to Travel in Japan Without Speaking Japanese (Audiobook)Rob's Travel Diary from his Most Recent Trip11 Unique Things to Do in Osaka------ More Info on Allan Richarz ------Allan's Twitter ProfileTokyo Confidential Twitter ProfileTokyo Confidential PodcastAllan's New York Times WorkAllan's Recent Bloomberg Article on Transit Accessibility in Japan