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Best Japan podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Japan podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
Updated August 2020
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This podcast, assembled by a former PhD student in History at the University of Washington, covers the entire span of Japanese history. Each week we'll tackle a new topic, ranging from prehistoric Japan to the modern day.
Japan's only public broadcaster NHK provides this reliable Japanese language course with free podcast. You can easily start learning basic grammar and vocabulary by listening to the story of Anna, who studies Japanese at a university in Tokyo. nhk.jp/lesson
Independent filmmaker Chris Broad brings you his multi-award winning YouTube channel Abroad In Japan in podcast form. Aided by broadcaster Pete Donaldson, they bring you a taste of life in the most unique country in the world, from great cuisine to capsule hotels, current events and tips on how to spend your time there.
For people who want to visit Japan, live in Japan, and learn Japanese. Please excuse the tangents.
A podcast devoted to true crime and mysteries from Japan.
Speculative fiction writer, long-term resident of Japan and Bram Stoker Award finalist Thersa Matsuura explores all that is weird from old Japan—strange superstitions, folktales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks. These are little treasures she digs up while doing research for her writing.
Two guys podcasting about the obscure side of Japan you haven't heard about but probably should.
Living Japan discusses modern Japanese culture, social issues, current events and news, and many other Japan related topics. We aim to appeal to people who have lots of experience and knowledge on Japan as to those who are just beginning to learn about Japan or are thinking of coming here for short or long term stays. On the web, you can find us at livingjapanpodcast.wordpress.com Email us any questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for listening!
Startups are changing Japan, and Japan is once again starting to innovate. Disrupting Japan introduces you to some of the Japanese innovators that will be household brands in a few years and explains what it’s really like to be an innovator in a society that values conformity.
Discover what everyday life in Japan is REALLY like! Weekly podcast episodes with half-Japanese/half-American Burke (18 years in Japan) and Ben from England (13 years in Japan), based in Hokkaido, and their guests sharing experiences on dating, marriage, working at Japanese companies, teaching at all education levels, traditions, martial arts, the struggles of life here, and the reasons why Japan is truly an amazing place to be living!
What is Japanese food? Sushi? Ramen? Kaiseki? What about Izakaya? What exactly are they? Akiko Katayama, a Japanese native, New York-based food writer and director of the New York Japanese Culinary Academy, will tell you all about the real Japanese food and food culture. Her guests will range from a sake producer whose family has centuries of sake-making history, to a great American chef who pushes the envelope of Japanese cuisine. Japanese cuisine is demystified here!
Bilingual Owarai comedians residing in Tokyo talk about what's big in Japan.
Looking beneath the surface of Japan. We hear from Japan Times journalists and guests with their fingers on the pulse of current events and trends in Japan. Hosted by Oscar Boyd.
Wanna know what life in Japan is REALLY like? Everything you need (and didn't think need) to know about life in and around Tokyo with a bit of comedy sprinkled on top.
This history of Japan focuses on the people, power plays and betrayals - and the occasional stuff-ups that shaped Japan. For fans of history, fans of Japan or tourists about to go for a visit - I hope you'll be entertained and informed!
Two friends coming together every week to tell the history, myths, folklore and poetry from Japan's long history. Website: www.japanarchivespodcast.com
Each week, host Kevin O'Shea interviews people about some of the most fascinating aspects of life in Japan. Topics such as culture, music, history, as well as living and working in Japan are covered. If you're interested in traveling or working in Japan or love anime, manga and want to know more about how cool Japan can be, than the Just Japan Podcast is for you.
Discover the hottest bands in Japan, with tunes and interviews direct from Tokyo!
Official SoundCloud account of The Japan Times, the most widely read English-language newspaper in Japan.
Bushido: The Soul of Japan written by Inazo Nitobe was one of the first books on samurai ethics that was originally written in English for a Western audience, and has been subsequently translated into many other languages (also Japanese). Nitobe found in Bushido, the Way of the Warrior, the sources of the virtues most admired by his people: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty and self-control, and he uses his deep knowledge of Western culture to draw compar ...
Tales of Old Japan by Lord Redesdale is a collection of short stories focusing on Japanese life of the Edo period (1603 - 1868). It contains a number of classic Japanese stories, fairy tales, and other folklore; as well as Japanese sermons and non-fiction pieces on special ceremonies in Japanese life, such as marriage and harakiri, as observed by Lord Redesdale. The best know story of these is "The Forty-seven Ronins" a true account of samurai revenge as it happened at the beginning of 18th ...
Every episode someone stops by Japan Station to talk about their connections to and interest in the fascinating place that is Japan. Host Tony Vega and his guests talk about things like Japanese pop culture, history, anime, manga, movies, music, video games, comedy, the impact of Japanese culture around the world, underground social movements, social issues in Japan, and much more. Episodes are released on the first of every month with bonus episodes occasionally being released on the 15th. ...
This is not your run-of-the-mill "Cool Japan" podcast. I want to explore the side of Japan outside of sushi & sumo ; anime & video games. People from all walks of life living in Japan sharing their stories, their trials and tribulations and their successes. People who are hungry for making it and People who have made it. This podcast is about my conversations with them.
Tokyo Splosion is a comedy podcast from the bowels of the world's most tentacled mega city. The show's mysteries, improv bits, tall tales, and friendliness should appeal to even those with little to no interest in Tokyo or Japan.
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It's the best lecture for you who would like to learn Japanese!While enjoying know now of Japanese information, such as Japanese culture, food, history, otaku and products, This is good-Japanese course program of killing two birds with one stone to learn Japanese!Ordinary office workers, will deliver the usual topic of ordinary people eyes!
Japan Jukebox is a weekly radio show on Louisiana radio station KRVS 88.7FM. Listen to us every Monday at 11PM central time for our new episodes and Saturday at 3AM for an encore broadcast.
THE Leadership Japan Series is powered with great content from the accumulated wisdom of 100 plus years of Dale Carnegie Training. The Series is hosted in Tokyo by Dr. Greg Story, President of Dale Carnegie Training Japan and is for those highly motivated students of leadership, who want to the best in their business field.
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The top podcast for discussion of Japanese movies.
Weekly chats between sports reporters John E. Gibson and Jim Allen with other guests on occasion.
Fifteen minutes of binaural audio recorded wherever I may be at 09:45am. Best listened to with headphones. Season 01 & 02: daily from April 15, 2019 Season 03: Dec 2-Dec 10 By Craig Mod. More info at: https://craigmod.com
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A college history of China and Japan—minus debt, dorms, and diplomas. Hosted by Justin Jacobs, professor of history at American University. IndianaJonesInHistory.com
Everything you want to know about Japan...
Join hosts Tony and Ryan as they dig into Japan “one question” (ichimon) at a time. Whether it’s Japanese pop culture, the Japanese language, Japanese history, or strange hypotheticals, Tony and Ryan go deep into whatever the topic at hand is. In the process, they also have a few laughs. Episodes are released at least once a month. If you have any Japan-related questions, send them to email@example.com. For full show notes, visit https://www.japankyo.com.
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Sengoku Daimyo's Chronicles of Japan is a Japanese history podcast where we will be going through a chronological history of Japan. We will start with prehistory and continue up through the Meiji period. Episodes are released as soon as they are available--working on a monthly release schedule.
Daily episodes about how to transform your life with principles from everyday Japan. Go to brandonchin.net to get a free book.
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The boys are back! COVID-19 is still around and Japan just keeps ticking! We talk performing live in the era of corona, the Governor of Osaka's Miracle Cure for the COVID-19 pandemic, the age of telework, and using basic Japanese terms as exotic concepts. PLUS Nick tells us wayyyyyyy more than we needed to know about his clothing habits! Join us on…
This week, we're talking about Christianity during the Bakumatsu Period -- the era that saw the forced opening of Japan and the collapse of samurai government. How did debates around Christianity figure in to this turbulent time in Japanese history? Show notes here.
On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: How do you create fake kanji? Topics Discussed Kanji radicals The composition of kanji Kanji reading strategies The "Original Kanji Contest" (Sōsaku Kanji Kontesuto) What yūrei-moji (ghost kanji/characters) are Why the kanji character for rice (米) is used to mean "meter" in Japanese The kanji based system us…
The people alive today who survived the bombing of Hiroshima, and the subsequent destruction of Nagasaki, are known in Japanese as hibakusha. But 75 years on from the bombing, the number of survivors able to tell their stories is dwindling as they grow old and die. Japan Times contributor and Hiroshima resident Peter Chordas joins to discuss the ef…
This is the J & Trey Happy Hour, where Jeff and Trevor babble on about the latest Japan-related news, or anything at all whatsoever. This week, we talk about the recent arrest of hafu Shion (“Sean”) Okamoto for possession of cannabis oil, woke culture’s impact on Japan, international wire transfers to Japan, and many other things - including the di…
Pete and Chris are back with another slice of Nihono-nonsense! Thanks so much for getting in touch and making these shows what they are - send us a message as firstname.lastname@example.org. BANG! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Leaders do dumb things and sometimes they have to do difficult things. The line between which is which can sometimes be a bit hard to plumb. I clearly remember the senior bosses coming back from a boozy weekend offsite, embraced with the idea that we, the great unwashed salespeople, would identify the top guns working for our rivals, so that the fi…
In part one, I share an interesting encounter with a Japanese older man, and talk about a (mildly) raunchy Japanese TV drama I came across recently. In part two, i finish up some questions about Japan, give you an anime recommendation, plus a few other videos to help you understand Japanese thinking. ============= Related Links: Episode 130 Part 1 …
Perry is joined this episode by Joshua, another foreign English teacher currently in Japan. They take on the 2006 anime, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Listen in to hear what they thought of it and to learn more about the many incarnations this story has gone through!By Perry Constantine
Ben and Burke are joined again by Matt, who first made an appearance on the very early episode "Lights, Camera, Action!" about breaking into the entertainment industry in Japan. The discussions on this episode cover road rage, accidents, annoying behaviors on the road, getting your motorcycle license in Japan, and much much more! Support the show U…
You don’t usually think of Japan’s geisha as being an industry, but it is. In fact, strictly speaking, it’s a cartel. A cartel that is now being disrupted by internet-based booking agencies and low-cost substitutes. It seems that even geisha are not immune to internet-based disintermediation.In this special interview Sayuki, Japan’s only geisha who…
Our guest is Elizabeth Andoh who joined us 8 times on Episodes 18, 61, 83, 99, 108, 131, 156, 180 and shared her truly deep insight into traditional Japanese food culture. Elizabeth is a food writer and Japanese cooking instructor based in Tokyo, and she has lived in Japan for over 50 years. She runs the culinary arts program called A Taste of Cult…
Chunichi roving hitting coach Alonzo Powell is the guest, we talk about the Dragons, present our first Mini Trax power rankings segment of the season, examine NPB bullpen blowups, discuss the top performers so far and add a note on the postponed Hawks-Lions game because of COVID-19.By Japan Baseball Weekly
In this episode, my friend Dave and I plan and take you along for a last minute bike trip from … More japan2point0.wordpress.comBy David and Matt
Today we delve into a poem from the 10th century known as Iroha that I came across during my research, a poem that is also a perfect pangram. And continuing the literary theme today, we have a song from Heather about fireflies. ~~ Review us over on: Podchaser. Check out our growing database on Japanese History over at historyofjapan.co.uk Twitter: …
On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, localizer and author Matt Alt stops by to discuss the influence Japanese pop culture has had on the world. About Matt Alt Matt Alt is a localizer of Japanese games and manga. Together with Hiroko Yoda he founded the localization company AltJapan and has authored multiple books on Japanese folklore and h…
Finally, the Heavenly Grandchild makes their descent to the earthly realm! Thus begins the story of the main thrust of our story, with the royal line of sovereigns now in the archipelago--though we are still a few generations from the "first" ruler. This episode we will follow the Divine Descendant down to earth, along with their retinue, and see j…
Ever wonder why a jellyfish looks the way they do? Well, the Japanese folktale "The Jellyfish Takes a Journey" (Kurage no Honenashi) tells you how that came about. Then after that folktale, I'll give you a little trivia about the connection between eel and seppuku. You can also find me on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/UncannyJapan Facebook: https:/…