Tokyo Podcast TV: Sapporo Snow Festival
Every year more than two million people visit the Sapporo Snow Festival. Featuring more than 200 snow sculptures, live music, and traditional winter foods the Sapporo Snow Festival is a great way to enjoy a day in the snow!
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Tokyo Podcast 50: Go! Go! Nihon
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. On this show CEO and founder Davide Rossi talks about his experience of starting a company in Japan and offers some tips for anyone else who is looking to start a business here.
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Tokyo Podcast 49: Renting An Apartment In Tokyo
Renting an apartment in Tokyo is a complicated process filled with all sorts of historic regulations, strange acronyms and more fees than you can possibly imagine. To guide us through this process I am joined by Adam German from Real Estate Japan, who is going to explain the necessary steps to securing your new home away from home.
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Tokyo Podcast 48: Ishinomkai: Then and Now
Eight months after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami devastated the small town of Ishinomaki, documentary filmmaker Paul Johannessen went and interviewed a number of residents to find out about the recovery effort. What he found was a strong community who are working hard to rebuilt their lives and their town.
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Tokyo Podcast 47: Traveling in Japan by Wheelchair
How accessible is Japan for someone traveling in a wheelchair? With it's busy sidewalks and endless stairs in and out of the train stations, is Japan closed off to someone in a wheelchair or is it surprisingly accessible? On this show I talk to Ashley Olson about her recent trip to Japan and the many surprises she encountered and why she is eager to come back.
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Tokyo Podcast 46: Social Media in Japan
On this show Tokyo Podcast talks to Robin Sakai from Social500 about social media in Japan and how it has grown from its early beginnings on mobile phones to sites like 2chan that wield considerable power in influencing cultural trends.
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Tokyo Podcast 45: Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a documentary film by David Gelb that follows the daily life of 85 year old Jiro Ono who is the owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro and is widely considered to be the world's greatest sushi chef. The film is an intimate look at Jiro's philosophies on work and life and his insistence on absolute perfection and is a fascinating look into the life of a sushi master.
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Tokyo Podcast 44: Japan Architecture Tour
On this show I talk to architect Robert Day about his 10 day Japan Architecture Tour and about the different architecture styles that are unique to Japan and what to look for if you plan your own trip to Japan.
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Tokyo Podcast 43: Always Reading Caravan
Tokyo Podcast is pleased to welcome Yoshimi Horiuchi who runs a non-profit organization called Always Reading Caravan that provides mobile library services to families in the rural areas of Thailand. Yoshimi talks to Anthony about the works she's doing to increase reading in Thailand and the difficulties she faces as a blind woman in navigating the chaotic streets of Bangkok.
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Tokyo Podcast 42: Irezumi Japanese Tattoos
In this show Anthony Joh talks to Osaka tattoo artist Hori Benny about the history and intricacies of the Japanese tattoo. Despite a long and rich history in Japan tattoos are still not widely accepted in Japan due to their association with the Yakuza. Benny gives us an fascinating insight into the world of tattooing in Japan.
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Tokyo Podcast 41: Jazz in Tokyo
Anthony joins Tokyo jazz fan, James Catchpole at the hidden Samurai jazz bar in Shinjuku to talk about jazz in Japan and why he feels that Tokyo is one of the great jazz cities in the world.
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Tokyo Podcast 40: Sayulee
This week Tokyo Podcast is pleased to welcome Sayulee, who has won numerous awards for her singing and songwriting. Last year she launched an interesting YouTube project where she would sing a new song everyday for 1 year. As of this recording she is at number 327 and she joins me today to talk about her YouTube channel, upcoming bilingual Japanese English album and the special event she has planned for the 365th day.
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Tokyo Podcast 39: Return of Sachi
We are pleased to welcome back to Tokyo Podcast Sachiko Takao who joins us to give her review of Ruth Jarman Shiraishi's new book æ—¥æœ¬äººãŒä¸–ç•Œã«èª‡ã‚Œã‚‹ï¼“ï¼“ã®ã“ã¨. She joins the show to talk about the insights she gained into her own culture from reading Ruth's book and the important message that she feels the book has for the people of Japan.
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Tokyo Podcast 38: Leona Tokutake
On this show we take a visit to the Appalachian mountain areas of the United States with fiddler Leona Tokutake. Leona is a classically trained violinist from Tokyo who moved to America to pursue her dream of playing bluegrass music. Leona is currently touring Japan to promote her latest CD, 'A New Peace Within' and joins us to talk about her journey from the big city of Tokyo to the mountains of Tennessee.
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Tokyo Podcast 25: Stories of Recovery
On March 11, 2011 a powerful magnitude 9 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan. The earthquake triggered a massive tsunami that killed over 15,000 people and destroyed over 125,000 homes and buildings. On this show I bring you four stories of survival and recovery from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
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Tokyo Podcast 24: Happy Movie
In a recent survey the New York Times found that Japan ranked 90th in the world and dead last among industrialized nations for happiness while less economically developed countries such as Bangladesh ranked much higher. My guest today is film maker Eiji Han Shimizu who's new film 'HAPPY' attempts to find the answer to the age old question of what makes people happy?
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Tokyo Podcast 23: Learn Japanese Podcast
We continue our Japanese Language Series with Alex Brooke who is the host of the Learn Japanese Podcast. His podcast is recorded with native Japanese speakers who teach useful everyday conversational Japanese. Alex is also an accomplished musician and on this show we delve into the rhythm and the melody of Japanese compared to other languages and even throw in a quick Thai lesson.
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Tokyo Podcast 22: Japanese Yakuza
With a history that dates back hundreds of years and a business empire that stretches into many areas of modern Japan, the Yakuza are both a feared and respected part of Japanese society. On this episode we talk to Belgian photographer Anton Kusters who spent two years photographing the Japanese Yakuza and has produced a fascinating photo book detailing his journey into the heart of the Japanese criminal world.
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Tokyo Podcast 21: Dating in Japan
One of the most commonly asked questions I get is what is dating like in Japan? Is it the same as dating in a Western country? Are Japanese girls too shy? Do Japanese guys flirt? To guide us through this dating minefield we have Melissa Feineman who is here to explain the various aspects of dating in Japan and how the Japanese system of dating has it's advantages and disadvantages.
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Tokyo Podcast 20: Finding Sachi
On March 10, 2011 Sachiko Takao set out on adventure bike tour to experience the wonderful foods that are available in Japan. Starting in Okinawa Sachiko cycled over 2200 KM across Japan to the northern tip of Hokkaido. Along the way she sampled many delicious foods, photographed the amazing scenery and met many friendly and curious people.
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Tokyo Podcast 19: Prisoners & Patriots
During World War II the United States government detained over 100,000 people of Japanese descent in interment camps throughout the west coast of the United States. Neil Simon is a documentary filmmaker who's film 'Prisoners and Patriots' hopes to bring awareness to the camp in Santa Fe and this untold story from World War II.
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Tokyo Podcast 18: William Saito
On this show Anthony Joh talks to William Saito who is an accomplished entrepreneur, venture capitalist, educator and consultant to governments worldwide. He talks about how the Japanese economic train got derailed and what steps can be taken to get it back on track.
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Tokyo Podcast 17: Uncle Polyglot
We continue our Japanese Language series with Yushi Shinoda, aka Uncle Polyglot who speaks 5 languages. We get into all sorts of study techniques from memorization, flash cards and even speaking to cats all in the name of learning a new language.
Tokyo Podcast 16: Surviving in Japan
Our guest today is Ashley Thompson who runs the website Surviving in Japan. On her site she offers all sorts of valuable tips on setting up your new life in Japan. She recently had her first child and joins us to talk about her experience giving birth in …
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