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Hi there, Austin and I (Brian) are two teachers in Japan living in the Tohoku region. We have been here for over 7+ years. We like to sit and chat about different topics concerning Japan.Our Topics Include:- Traditional Japan- Contemporary Japan- Food- Life in Japan- Teaching in Japan- Japanese Customs and many more

Latest Episodes

Honne to Tatamae The Truth Within the Lie in Society

Certain aspects of Japanese culture can seem very foreign to some people. Tatemae is a certain aspect that plays into that. Tatemae is basically what you say to another that would not start a conflict. In the colloqueal, a timed, articulated, untriggerable response.

28 min2018 JUL 30
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Honne to Tatamae The Truth Within the Lie in Society

Tips for Traveling around Japan

Many people would like to know some tips about traveling before coming to Japan. There are many things that are different here in regards to travel as well as ways to save extra money if you are on a tight budget.

49 min2018 JUL 30
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Tips for Traveling around Japan

Getting an Apartment in Japan

All the ins and outs you need to know before looking for an apartment in Japan. We forgot to mention that the Real Estate person that helps you usually charges a rate around the first month's rent. Sometimes they have campaigns at half that price during the off season.

43 min2018 JUL 30
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Getting an Apartment in Japan

Drinking in Japan/ Surviving your first Nomikai

Drinking culture and alcohol is different no matter where you go. Customs around drinking are also very different. Want to know more about this topic inside Japan? Listen in and find out.

41 min2018 MAY 25
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Drinking in Japan/ Surviving your first Nomikai

Superstitions in Japan

Each cultural group has their own superstitions and beliefs. Japan is no exception. What are some of the main cultural differences as it pertains to superstitions?

33 min2018 MAY 25
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Superstitions in Japan

What are Otaku, Hikikkomori, and NEET in Japan?

Most people when they hear the term otaku they immediately think of that friend of theirs that knows a lot of manga or anime. But is it the same in Japan? How do the Japanese view otaku? What does Otaku actually mean?

26 min2018 MAY 25
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What are Otaku, Hikikkomori, and NEET in Japan?

Save Your Sempai (What is Sempai?)

Anyone in the Anime/Manga community have heard the term Sempai, probably more than once. What is the cultural context? What entails a Sempai? How does it effect relationships in Japan?

23 min2018 MAY 25
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Save Your Sempai (What is Sempai?)

Games in Japan

Though Japan is a major console gamer country, it doesn't stop there mobile, arcade, and even a little PC is a major part of gaming in Japan. Follow along as we discuss this topic.

41 min2018 MAY 25
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Games in Japan

Education in Japan

You'd be surprised at how the Japanese educational system is different than your home countries. Follow along as we look at Nursery School all the way up to Graduate School in University.

49 min2018 MAY 25
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Education in Japan

Dispatch Companies: What You Should Know

There are many different ways to teach Kindergarten, Elementary, Junior High, and/or High Schools. Some townships use JET, others use Direct Hires, but recently there has been a rise of for-profit Dispatch Companies. They differ to the others in many respects. Follow along as we go in-depth with the differences.

29 min2018 MAY 25
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Dispatch Companies: What You Should Know

Latest Episodes

Honne to Tatamae The Truth Within the Lie in Society

Certain aspects of Japanese culture can seem very foreign to some people. Tatemae is a certain aspect that plays into that. Tatemae is basically what you say to another that would not start a conflict. In the colloqueal, a timed, articulated, untriggerable response.

28 min2018 JUL 30
Comments
Honne to Tatamae The Truth Within the Lie in Society

Tips for Traveling around Japan

Many people would like to know some tips about traveling before coming to Japan. There are many things that are different here in regards to travel as well as ways to save extra money if you are on a tight budget.

49 min2018 JUL 30
Comments
Tips for Traveling around Japan

Getting an Apartment in Japan

All the ins and outs you need to know before looking for an apartment in Japan. We forgot to mention that the Real Estate person that helps you usually charges a rate around the first month's rent. Sometimes they have campaigns at half that price during the off season.

43 min2018 JUL 30
Comments
Getting an Apartment in Japan

Drinking in Japan/ Surviving your first Nomikai

Drinking culture and alcohol is different no matter where you go. Customs around drinking are also very different. Want to know more about this topic inside Japan? Listen in and find out.

41 min2018 MAY 25
Comments
Drinking in Japan/ Surviving your first Nomikai

Superstitions in Japan

Each cultural group has their own superstitions and beliefs. Japan is no exception. What are some of the main cultural differences as it pertains to superstitions?

33 min2018 MAY 25
Comments
Superstitions in Japan

What are Otaku, Hikikkomori, and NEET in Japan?

Most people when they hear the term otaku they immediately think of that friend of theirs that knows a lot of manga or anime. But is it the same in Japan? How do the Japanese view otaku? What does Otaku actually mean?

26 min2018 MAY 25
Comments
What are Otaku, Hikikkomori, and NEET in Japan?

Save Your Sempai (What is Sempai?)

Anyone in the Anime/Manga community have heard the term Sempai, probably more than once. What is the cultural context? What entails a Sempai? How does it effect relationships in Japan?

23 min2018 MAY 25
Comments
Save Your Sempai (What is Sempai?)

Games in Japan

Though Japan is a major console gamer country, it doesn't stop there mobile, arcade, and even a little PC is a major part of gaming in Japan. Follow along as we discuss this topic.

41 min2018 MAY 25
Comments
Games in Japan

Education in Japan

You'd be surprised at how the Japanese educational system is different than your home countries. Follow along as we look at Nursery School all the way up to Graduate School in University.

49 min2018 MAY 25
Comments
Education in Japan

Dispatch Companies: What You Should Know

There are many different ways to teach Kindergarten, Elementary, Junior High, and/or High Schools. Some townships use JET, others use Direct Hires, but recently there has been a rise of for-profit Dispatch Companies. They differ to the others in many respects. Follow along as we go in-depth with the differences.

29 min2018 MAY 25
Comments
Dispatch Companies: What You Should Know
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