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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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United States

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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

The History of the Yamanote Line

3/29/2021
In this show I am talking with Michael Filewood about the history of the Yamanote Line and how it evolved as a cargo hauler to the life line of the city today.

Duration:00:33:14

Most Common Resume Mistakes

3/26/2021
These are some of the common sense mistakes that I feel all the time from people who are looking for a job in Japan.

Duration:00:29:45

My Favourite Youtubers In Japan

8/25/2020
In this episode, Tokyo Podcast’s host Anthony Joh discusses his move back to Canada, how it will impact the show, and some recommended Japanese Youtubers to tide viewers over until the next episode.

Duration:00:31:18

COVID-19 In Japan: What Happens If You Catch The Virus?

8/11/2020
In this episode, Tokyo Podcast’s host Anthony Joh interviews a friend of his who contracted the coronavirus while living abroad in Japan. This episode will cover some basics of Japan’s healthcare, as well as what you can expect if you contract COVID-19 while living in Japan. https://tokyo-podcast.com/covid-in-japan-what-happens-if-you-catch-the-virus/

Duration:00:47:23

How Accessible Is Japan For Someone In a Wheelchair?

7/12/2020
On this show I talk with Josh Grisdale about his experiences of living and working in Japan while using a wheelchair.

Duration:01:06:30

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