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Anthony Joh returns to Japan and to the airwaves with Season 2 of the Tokyo Podcast. If you’re one of the listeners who stuck around – thank you! Since the whole world is stuck at home under quarantine thanks to the coronavirus, now seemed like the perfect time to bring you some fresh, updated content on life in Japanland.

Anthony Joh returns to Japan and to the airwaves with Season 2 of the Tokyo Podcast. If you’re one of the listeners who stuck around – thank you! Since the whole world is stuck at home under quarantine thanks to the coronavirus, now seemed like the perfect time to bring you some fresh, updated content on life in Japanland.

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Anthony Joh returns to Japan and to the airwaves with Season 2 of the Tokyo Podcast. If you’re one of the listeners who stuck around – thank you! Since the whole world is stuck at home under quarantine thanks to the coronavirus, now seemed like the perfect time to bring you some fresh, updated content on life in Japanland.

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English


Episodes

Pure Invention: How Japan’s Pop Culture Conquered the World

6/29/2020
A fun talk with author Matt Alt about his new book, 'Pure Invention: How Japan’s Pop Culture Conquered the World' about how the accidental success of Japan's soft power initiative has shaped the world.

Duration:00:39:02

Dealing With Life's Challenges With Rieko Uesaki

6/21/2020
How do we cope with all the changes that have happened in 2020? If you're feeling lost I discuss strategies you can use to help you find your direction and deal with the uncertainty of life.

Duration:00:56:02

The Cost Of Having A Baby In Japan With LaShawn Toyoda

6/14/2020
For many women giving birth to their first baby can be an exhilarating but scary time. Now imagine doing that in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language. My guest today is LaShawn Toyoda who recently gave birth to her first child and joins me on the show today to talk about her experience.

Duration:00:51:36

Inside The World Of Japanese Idols With ありす

6/9/2020
On one of my previous shows where I talked about my favourite movies that are set in Japan I mentioned the documentary film called Tokyo Idols. It’s a fantastic look into the idol culture here in Japan and I highly recommend everyone to check it out. To find out more about the idol culture in Japan I’ve invited Alice on the show. She is the head of an upcoming idol group called Maidoremi and they perform at various events around Tokyo.

Duration:00:51:38

What It's Like Being A 'Hafu' In Japan

6/3/2020
What is it like for mixed race people to live in Japan? On this show I interview three "hafus" about their experiences of living in Japan.

Duration:00:43:38

Can You Live In Japan Without Speaking Japanese?

5/26/2020
We’ve received variations of this question often—”Can I live in Japan without speaking Japanese?” “How much Japanese should I learn if I want to work in Japan?”—but this episode was ultimately sparked by one of our listeners who asked how Japanese people would react to a non-Japanese-speaking foreigner traveling through Japan. This week, Anthony answers all of these questions in one episode and shares his wisdom based on his years of living in Japan, working with Japanese clients, and...

Duration:00:34:30

Starting A Successful Cloud Business In Japan with Chris Baek

5/18/2020
The website for my next guest promotes their service by saying “InCloud offers industry leading consulting and development services for cloud and IoT products.” Now if you don’t have any idea on what that means don’t worry, neither does anyone else in Japan and that’s why my guest today is going to make a fortune bringing Japan into the digital world. Chris Beak is the CEO of Incloud and he joins me today to talk about the growth of his business and his thoughts on being an entrepreneur in...

Duration:00:33:06

Traveling In Japan While Blind With Tony Vega

5/12/2020
For a lot of people coming to Japan for the first time can be a confusing and intimidating experience. The sheer number of people, size of the city, extensive train lines and a confusing language can make your first few days in Japan a difficult one. Now imagine doing all of that but without the ability to see what’s going on around you. My guest today is Tony Vega and he has a condition called Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy, which is a condition that reduced the amount of vision that...

Duration:00:41:23

Reading About Japanese Culture With Osusume Books

5/5/2020
Yuka Ogasawara a self-described bookworm, noticed that a lot of foreigners were interested in Japanese literature, but not many knew where to look beyond the Haruki Murakami threshold. She started recommending Japanese books that she liked, and this eventually evolved into Osusume Books. Read more: Reading About Japanese Culture With Osusume Books

Duration:00:33:31

Working As A Salaryman In Japan With Michael Howard

4/27/2020
Michael Howard is an American businessman who moved from American to Japan to work in a traditional Japanese company. His new book, 'The Salaryman' documents the trials and tribulations of trying to fit in to the Japanese Way. Working as a salaryman in Japan

Duration:00:44:31

The Best Podcasts About Japan 2020

4/18/2020
Last week, our host Anthony offered a list of his favourite movies set in Japan, to help you ease the boredom of quarantine. This week, he discusses his favourite podcasts in Japan. The list is longer, so we’ve grouped everything into four categories: business podcasts in Japan, podcasts on living in Japan, podcasts for learning Japanese, and podcasts about Japanese culture. Read More: The Best Podcasts About Japan 2020

Duration:00:26:37

My Favourite Movies That Are Set In Japan

4/11/2020
Anthony shares with us some of his favourite movies that are set in Japan. Some of these you might know, but others may offer new material to enjoy while you’re isolated at home. Read More: My Favourite Movies That Are Set In Japan

Duration:00:55:57

Why I Moved Back To Japan

4/9/2020
After leaving Japan in 2011 I never thought I would move back. On this show I talk about why I decided to leave Japan only to return a couple years later and why starting a travel business right now was probably a dumb idea. Read More: Why I Moved Back To Japan

Duration:00:39:35

What Are Your Best Options For Studying In Japan?

11/16/2018
It’s becoming more and more common to travel abroad to study. However, if you’re thinking about studying Japanese in Japan, there are some things you need to keep in mind. In today’s show our host Anthony Joh gives us his opinion on the best three options to make it happen! Read More: What Are Your Best Options For Studying In Japan?

Duration:00:24:52

How Old Is Too Old To Move To Japan?

11/16/2018
On this show I will talk about the pros and cons of moving to Japan in your 20s, 30s or 40s and an old Japanese guy doesn't know how to use a computer! Read More: How Old Is Too Old To Move To Japan?

Duration:00:35:32

The Amazing Convenience of the Japanese Kombini

7/27/2018
A few months of being back in Canada and our host Anthony Joh is thinking that he’s missing one of the best things about Japan and it is the the Japanese convenience stores! It’s not fair to compare the famous Japanese ‘kombinis’ with the convenience stores of the rest of the world. The Canadian convenience stores are neither convenient nor are they a very good store, offering mostly junk food and minimal services. Japanese convenience stores on the other hand are the epitome of convenient...

Duration:00:30:03

7 Random Tips For Living In Tokyo

7/17/2018
On this show Anthony talks about his return to Canada and gives you seven random tips that made living in Tokyo just a little easier. Read More: 7 Random Tips For Living In Tokyo

Duration:00:38:11

Update on Renting an Apartment In Tokyo

12/3/2017
In this episode we guide you through the process of finding and setting-up your new home in Tokyo. The last time we spoke about renting an apartment in Japan was in Episode 49 of Season 1 - almost five years ago. With a few more Japan-based years under his belt, Anthony shares the best of his knowledge to make your apartment search as easy as possible. Read more: Update on Renting an Apartment In Tokyo

Duration:00:40:16

5 Things I Love and Hate About Living in Japan

11/15/2017
After nearly five years MIA, Tokyo Podcast is back with Series 2. If you’re one of the listeners who stuck around – thank you! Much of Series 1 is still relevant, but let’s be honest, a lot can happen in half a decade. Our host, Anthony Joh, will be leaving Japan next year, so now seemed like the perfect time to bring you some fresh, updated content. In this episode, Anthony reflects upon his time in Japan by talking about his 5 favourite - and least favourite – things. Read more: 5...

Duration:00:53:57

Studying in Japan with Go Go Nihon

1/26/2013
Starting with a simple domain name and website, Davide Rossi has built Go Go Nihon into a hugely successful company that brings students from around the world to study in Japan. Anthony also announces that this will be the final episode of Tokyo Podcast. He wants to thank each and everyone of the guests who came on the show to tell their story. Also a big thank you to everyone who downloaded the show each week and sent in your feedback and comments. Not one to stay offline for long,...

Duration:00:36:58