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The Tokyo Lens podcast will be a supplemental expansion to the Q&As that I do on the Tokyo Lens YouTube channel (YouTube.com/TokyoLens). Letting us get deeper into Japan-related topics, and give you all more detailed answers and background into living in Japan.

The Tokyo Lens podcast will be a supplemental expansion to the Q&As that I do on the Tokyo Lens YouTube channel (YouTube.com/TokyoLens). Letting us get deeper into Japan-related topics, and give you all more detailed answers and background into living in Japan.
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The Tokyo Lens podcast will be a supplemental expansion to the Q&As that I do on the Tokyo Lens YouTube channel (YouTube.com/TokyoLens). Letting us get deeper into Japan-related topics, and give you all more detailed answers and background into living in Japan.

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Episodes

Going Crazy In Japan | What Does It Mean To Be An Adult?

1/15/2019
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It is said that Japanese are expected to go wild in their youth... Some believe that it is a part of the culture. Knowing fully that these youth will eventually have to fall in line with society, it seems to even be forgiven. All of it seems to peak and start to wind down on one single day; The Coming of Age Day. In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast By Norm Nakamura, I bring you a deeper look into the coming of age ceremony, as well as a bit of a confession... The Article:...

Duration:00:38:47

Japanese People Hate This | A Lesson in Etiquette?

1/12/2019
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It all started with a seemingly harmless survey. But what was found, was a little more than they were expecting. Today we learn about some major gripes that Japanese people have. In particular, with trains and the commute. And it might not be what you think. In this weeks episode of The Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, by very popular request, we revisit the "commentary" podcast style as we go over an article from the Japan Times. You can read it here:...

Duration:00:27:07

How Much Does Japan Cost? Advice on Going to Japan

1/8/2019
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Is Japan really that expensive? Can you survive on $10 a day?! How long will $1200 last? Where does one even get started when planning a trip to Japan?? All of these questions and many more covered in today's Podcast! In today's episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we take a look at going to Japan. Whether it be a visit, or a move and talk about some of the prep and a lot of the finance. This episode is meant to supplement the Tokyo Lens Q&A that went up on YouTube...

Duration:01:23:37

Being on Japanese TV + Becoming the Apprentice of the Yoshida Brothers

1/4/2019
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In the first episode of 2019 we are talking about being on Japanese TV (which was actually my first job when I got to Japan!) On January 1st 2019, I had an amazing opportunity to do the TV appearance of a lifetime... PREVIOUS EPISODE OF THE TOKYO LENS PODCAST (I recommend you listen to this one first if you havent) https://anchor.fm/tokyolens/episodes/Last-Podcast-of-2018---This-is-HUGE-e2rlvg In today's Episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we are covering being on TV...

Duration:00:55:34

Last Podcast of 2018 - This is HUGE...

12/30/2018
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For the last podcast of 2018 I am announcing something HUGE... Don't miss it: The Date... January 1st. A Happy New Years to you and I will see you again, real soon. ------------- Being as this is the last Tokyo Lens Podcast of 2018, I wanted to take a moment to express some gratitude to each and every one of you as well for joining me for an entire year of podcast adventures. Cant wait to share everything coming in 2019 and I wish you all a Happy New Year! ------------- Also... So...

Duration:00:39:25

Does Tokyo Suck?! 1-Hour-Special | Featuring....

12/20/2018
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Does Tokyo Suck? Is there a better place to live in Japan? Is all the adventure gone, or are there still untouched and undocumented places to discover in this country? All of these questions and more!! In today's Special Edition Episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we pull in a special Guest! We travel across the country and talk about the best parts of live OUT of Tokyo! Japan's Hidden Secret (The video referenced in this podcast)...

Duration:01:02:50

OVER A DECADE of Japan | What Has Changed?

12/14/2018
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in 2005 I came to Japan for the very first time. Its 2018 now, and this country is a totally different place... In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast, brought to you by Norm Nakamura, we go anecdotal and talk about the first time I (Norm) ever stepped foot in Japan and the cultural and physical differences between then and now. This podcast was inspired by a recent series on the Tokyo Lens Youtube channel. The First 2 Episodes are here: Episode 1:...

Duration:00:29:13

Japan Month By Month - So Much To Do

12/12/2018
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Today we are walking through one full year of Japan and talking about what there is to do each month! It really doesn't matter WHEN you come to Japan, there is something amazing happening every single month!! This is a follow-up/expansion episode to the Tokyo Lens video by Norm Nakamura on 12 things to do in Japan (month by month) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGxmRBPGkcY&t=455s ------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be...

Duration:00:29:39

Christmas & New Years in Japan | Not what you might expect...

12/3/2018
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I suffered a massive culture shock on Christmas morning in 2007 that I have never recovered from... In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura (That's Me!), I try to bring as much value to the table as I possibly can for the end-of-year season in Japan. Christmas, and New Years.. what are they like in Japan? What is it like from the inside? The traditions, the surprises, and so much more! If you enjoyed this episode, it would mean the absolute world to me if you would jump on...

Duration:00:55:01

Tokyo VS Countryside Japan | Part 1

11/28/2018
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Seems like a simple topic right? its really not... And today we are starting from the beginning in an incredibly disorganized and crazy fashion... Welcome to Tokyo VS Countryside Japan - Part 1. In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura (That's me!), we get the ball rolling on a topic that will now become a mini-series on here, and talk about how the series and this obsession got its start. The Episode that inspired this podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0l1T4mkDRo...

Duration:00:22:20

(Extended) My Japan Journey | The Next Big Step...

11/23/2018
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Life itself is changing. And not in ways that you might think. Excitement, challenge, and a whole new chapter are on the horizon... This week we talk about the next big step in my Japan Journey. One of the more personal podcast episodes recently, and rightly so! Around 2011, Norm Nakamura from Tokyo Lens (That's ME!) became the apprentice of the Yoshida Brothers (Tsugaru Shamisen) And from this month... things are changing The Corresponding Vlog Episode on Tokyo Lens...

Duration:00:36:56

Is Japan Dying (and if so... should we let it?)

11/21/2018
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Today we're taking a look at a slightly more serious topic... Is Japan Dying? And if so... Should we just let it happen? Is there even anything we can do. This is a topic filled with layer on layer that would be nearly impossible to cover in a single go, but I think were off to a good start. In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we cover one of the biggest issues facing modern day Japan... Is the country and its culture dying? Also... So much love to all of those of you...

Duration:00:29:18

Japan's Dirty Little Secret

11/15/2018
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Japan has a dirty little secret. And it takes a while to catch on to. That... is what we are talking about today. In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we really get into what it is truly like to live in Japan and reveal what is seemingly one of the biggest secrets surrounding the country. Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will...

Duration:00:53:27

When & How I Moved To Japan (and how you can too ... If you want to)

11/11/2018
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Moving to Japan is a huge choice and a big dream for many. I know that it was for me. After living here over 10 years, I can tell you that moving overseas most definitely isn't for everyone. But if you think it's for you, then I will share with you the background in what it took me, mentally, financially, and linguistically to finally make the move to Japan. In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, I go in-depth on the topic of moving to Japan and so many of the topics...

Duration:00:47:35

Japan has a Pizza Secret...

11/7/2018
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Have you ever had pizza in Japan? It can be quite the experience and come at quite the cost... But did you know that there is a MUCH cheaper way to get pizza... from one of the big guys! In today's Episode of the Tokyo Lens Pocast by Norm Nakamura, we talk about all things Pizza in Japan. Because, Pizza. Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some...

Duration:00:12:36

Bringing Japan to You!

11/3/2018
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Today we are talking about bringing Japan to you. Not all of you can travel to Japan. This is a pretty long-term project, but it has already kicked off, and I can't wait to share with you what is in the works... Is Norm / Tokyo Lens bringing the best of Japan to Your country? Can't wait! Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a...

Duration:00:16:46

Halloween in Tokyo | What to Expect

10/26/2018
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What is Halloween like in Japan? What is it like in Tokyo? On today's Special Edition episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast, this is what we are covering! The topic of Halloween has evolved so much over the last decade here in Japan, and today I am sharing all of this with you! Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up....

Duration:00:11:18

Best Part(s) of Living in Japan

10/23/2018
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In this Episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we talk about the best parts of Living in Japan. Full Confession: It is impossible to fit it all into one podcast, so today we scratch the surface and talk about the things that have made living in Japan amazing for me, and hopefully can for you as well! TODAYS VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3-VwDVWwYU Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position...

Duration:00:23:07

What You Must Do in Japan (if you can...)

10/10/2018
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Its been 5 weeks since my last podcast... So I wanted to come back with something great, and those 5 weeks gave me the chance to really live life. So today, I bring you something you must do in Japan... if you can... Exploring Tokyo Rooftops Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tezIAd53k7U Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get...

Duration:00:17:27

Japan's Typhoon Jebi - The Day After

9/5/2018
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Yesterday, the Kansai area of Japan was hit with the strongest typhoon to hit in 25 years. A great deal of damage was done and lives were lost. Today I share with you an update on where things stand with this typhoon. About Typhoons on Tokyo Lens Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdzNZO0kjtM Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time...

Duration:00:13:25