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A Day in Japan is about sharing the experience of daily life while living in The Land of the Rising Sun. While most vloggers and publications focus on the high points and premium locations to visit while visiting Japan, this podcast aims to focus on daily experiences in the event that you're interested in living in Japan in the future or are just interested in Japan's culture.
 
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the newest episode! In this episode, Shea and his friend and guest Yoji sit down to discuss the benefits and challenges of growing up in a foreign country during your pivotal years. They also discuss the experience of returning to Japan, and how easy or difficult it is to re-integrate into Japanese society.…
 
Didn't like the first one? Well, here's another one! Jason & Curtis, launching another raid on another early sh*t base, revisit their first band—the mighty 5Fs—& subject their cruelest song (& its accompanying video) to rigorous (& abashed) analysis. Digressions include the first rock star in space, living in sin at the Lava Buffet, the Crab Tank L…
 
Podcast predicament (& it's a big one): what do you do when you conduct an interview so freewheeling, so important, so dangerous, so damned crazy, that it goes for over three hours? Break it up into two separate blasts of hell and hallelujah, that's what. Get ready for brief flashes of brief enjoyment & welcome to Writer's Read Their Early Sh*t's f…
 
Jason welcomes poet & non-KISS fan CM Preston for a freewheeling chinwag about the whys and wherefores of early sh*t, bad writing advice, questioning your sanity, whether art is a mirror or a hammer or something else entirely, the best things about Japan, and quoting Kafka at dinner parties. Check out CM's work at cmpreston.com & join the early sh*…
 
Jason welcomes his eleven-year-old son, Joe, for a confabulation about Joe's early work and some of Jason's earliest ideas for super heroes and super villains. Skunk guns, what fermented soybeans really taste like, and who would win in a fight between Jeff Kool and Captain Dagger...this unmissable episode has it all. So don't, er, miss it. Original…
 
It's a trap! Jason welcomes the mellifluous Tyler James Russell for a Boba Fett-infused chinfest featuring some of Tyler's early & action-packed Star Wars fan fiction. Bounty hunters, The Sound & The Fury, shitty first drafts, the detestable messiness of Dostoevsky, guilty lapses, & writing novels as screenplays first: it's all here. Enjoy more Tyl…
 
Jason welcomes Sarah Tsiang for a relatively spicy conversation about Popeye Candy Sticks, getting your ego out of your poems, being dead inside, & ghosts on the phone. Also discussed: does the chicken care? Check out Sarah's website at https://sarahtsiang.com/ and join the early sh*t chat at https://www.facebook.com/WRTESpodcast and on Instagram @…
 
Jason welcomes blogger and travel advisor John Davidson for a look at the world of online travel writing, the coolest places to visit in Japan, and some early, bloggy sh*t. Also discussed: Jason's affection for Australian space-rockers The Church, a smashing end to wedded bliss, macaroni & cheese meat pies, KISS, and flowing mullets. Check out John…
 
Jason welcomes writer pal Erin McGregor for some grade five equine poetry, macramé bathroom decorations, second-hand lipstick, English-speaking monkeys, and the unexpected aceness of Ovaltine. Music by DJ Max in Tokyo; check him out at http://soundcloud.com/djmaxintokyo. Join the conversation on the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WRTESpo…
 
Jason welcomes writer Adam Lewis Schroeder for a deeply grim (and grimly deep) confab about high school poetry, the Hardy Boys, ancient Okanagan Valley literary feuds, the carnal adventures of Schlump, and whether or not WRTES should be a podcast about kittens. Music by DJ Max in Tokyo (http://soundcloud.com/djmaxintokyo). Join the conversation on …
 
Jason welcomes Buddhist cartoonist Victoria Taylor for a charming discussion about the art of memoir, elephant traps, pounding the bones, and spending time with the beloved dead. There are also a few brief appearances from a frosted vagina. Check out Victoria's memoirs on Instagram (@victoria4971) and join the conversation on Facebook at https://ww…
 
Jason welcomes beat wizard DJ Max in Tokyo for a free-ranging chat about a tiny Bob Marley living in your fridge, thermal detonators, Koda Kumi, the Land of Fermented Soybeans, indie rock pricks, and the relative unsexiness of the bass clarinet. Check out DJ Max in Tokyo's Soundcloud page (http://soundcloud.com/djmaxintokyo) and the Beats and Beets…
 
Jason welcomes his sister Alison for a chilling & turbulent tour through some of her adolescent journals, poems, & short stories. Will it all disappear in a rhythmic, romantic haze, or does Alison know too much to die? Music by DJ Max in Tokyo (http://soundcloud.com/djmaxintokyo). Join the conversation at https://theconnectionproject.ca/ and on the…
 
Ace bassist for Tokyo-based super group Glow and the Forest David White details attic happenings & his aversion to meat, philosophical and actual, while Jason stands, poetically, on a windy ridge, with cohorts. Please contact the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/WRTESpodcast) if you're interested in reading your own early sh*t on the show, &…
 
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