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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

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

What To Do In Japan - 1 Full Year of Events (month by month)!

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's 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

Driving Japan

8/26/2018
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Driving through Japan with the ocean in plain view, I bring you the next installment of the Tokyo Lens Podcast. 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. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping!...

Duration:00:14:59

August in Japan/Tokyo - It's... Challenging

8/15/2018
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August is an amazing month in Japan. Filled with culture and challenges far beyond what you might expect... Tokyo Lens on Twitch! www.twitch.tv/tokyolens 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. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support...

Duration:00:21:00

Seeing the Forest Through The Trees

8/10/2018
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Today we are talking about a secret mountain valley and going deep on the lessons that it has taught me... AND You heard it here first (I... think) Tokyo Lens on Twitch! https://www.twitch.tv/tokyolens 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. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click...

Duration:00:16:08

Let’s Connect - a Midnight Recording

8/2/2018
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So its been a year.. and its over https://youtu.be/Daei1UHDOzY Talking about a few updates in this one... like me on Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/tokyolens and I completely forgot to mention my new website https://www.NormNakamura.com Its really for client jobs, but I thought I would let you know! 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:00:14:03

Why We Hate Our Art...

7/20/2018
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Hi everyone. My name is Norm Nakamura and I run Tokyo Lens. I recently had the opportunity to play the Tsugaru Shamisen at Mitama Matsuri at Yasukuni Shrine. But how did I do? The video linked to today’s Podcast: https://youtu.be/VuVCcKySEP0 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. For now though, if you do any...

Duration:00:12:15

Don't Climb Fuji Like I Did

7/17/2018
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Podcast by Norm Nakamura - Tokyo Lens I made several mistakes while climbing Mt. Fuji... Today I tell that story This podcast connects with today's episode of Tokyo Tuesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UIZ2zRbLUs&t=1s 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. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon,...

Duration:00:21:18