Best Japan podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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History of Japan
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A weekly podcast on Japanese history, covering everything from prehistory to the modern era. Additional information available at the podcast blog, at www.historyofjapan.wordpress.com
 
Japan's only public broadcaster NHK provides this reliable Japanese language course with free podcast. You can easily start learning basic grammar and vocabulary by listening to the story of Anna, who studies Japanese at a university in Tokyo. nhk.jp/lesson
 
A podcast devoted to true crime and mysteries from Japan.
 
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Abroad in Japan
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Independent filmmaker Chris Broad brings you his multi-award winning YouTube channel Abroad In Japan in podcast form. Aided by broadcaster Pete Donaldson, they bring you a taste of life in the most unique country in the world, from great cuisine to capsule hotels, current events and tips on how to spend your time there.
 
For people who want to visit Japan, live in Japan, and learn Japanese. Please excuse the tangents.
 
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Living Japan
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Living Japan discusses modern Japanese culture, social issues, current events and news, and many other Japan related topics. We aim to appeal to people who have lots of experience and knowledge on Japan as to those who are just beginning to learn about Japan or are thinking of coming here for short or long term stays. On the web, you can find us at livingjapanpodcast.wordpress.com Email us any questions or comments at livingjapanpodcast@gmail.com Thanks for listening!
 
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Just Japan Podcast
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Each week, host Kevin O'Shea interviews people about some of the most fascinating aspects of life in Japan. Topics such as culture, music, history, as well as living and working in Japan are covered. If you're interested in traveling or working in Japan or love anime, manga and want to know more about how cool Japan can be, than the Just Japan Podcast is for you.
 
Exploring Japanese Myths and Folktales, Superstitions and Language
 
Two guys podcasting about the obscure side of Japan you haven't heard about but probably should.
 
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Japan Eats!
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What is Japanese food? Sushi? Ramen? Kaiseki? What about Izakaya? What exactly are they? Akiko Katayama, a Japanese native, New York-based food writer and director of the New York Japanese Culinary Academy, will tell you all about the real Japanese food and food culture. Her guests will range from a sake producer whose family has centuries of sake-making history, to a great American chef who pushes the envelope of Japanese cuisine. Japanese cuisine is demystified here!
 
Japan's only public broadcaster NHK provides this reliable Japanese language course with free podcast. You can easily start learning basic grammar and vocabulary by listening to the story of Anna, who studies Japanese at a university in Tokyo. nhk.jp/lesson
 
ABC NEWS' Eleni Psaltis presents Japan In Focus, a new program that takes a close look at significant political and cultural developments in Japan.
 
A walk through the best bits of Japanese history with a focus on the key people, best stories and the funny little mistakes that created Japan
 
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Disrupting Japan
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Japanese startups are fundamentally changing Japan’s society and economy. Disrupting Japan gives you direct access to the thoughts and plans of Japan’s must successful and creative startup founders. Join us and bypass the media and corporate gatekeepers and hear what’s really going on inside Japan’s startup world.
 
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It Came From Japan
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Discover the hottest bands in Japan, with tunes and interviews direct from Tokyo!
 
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The Japan Times
Weekly
 
Official SoundCloud account of The Japan Times, the most widely read English-language newspaper in Japan. We upload audio files of editorials appearing in the Sunday edition, The Japan Times On Sunday. The files are produced using Hoya Group's VoiceText software. 現存する日本最古の英字新聞・ジャパンタイムズのオフィシャルアカウントです。日曜版The Japan Times On Sunday掲載の論説記事を音声でお届けします。本サービス作成にはHOYA社の合成音声システムVoiceTextを用いています。
 
Japan's only public broadcaster NHK provides this reliable Japanese language course with free podcast. You can easily start learning basic grammar and vocabulary by listening to the story of Anna, who studies Japanese at a university in Tokyo. nhk.jp/lesson
 
Join Garrett DeOrio, Marcus Lovitt, Christopher Pellegrini and special guests as they talk Japanese food and drink. News, special interviews and discussion recorded at the dinner table.Questions or comments? Email us at contact@japaneats.tv
 
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Japan Jukebox
Weekly
 
Japan Jukebox is a weekly radio show on Louisiana radio station KRVS 88.7FM. Listen to us every Monday at 11PM central time for our new episodes and Saturday at 3AM for an encore broadcast.
 
Japan's only public broadcaster NHK provides this reliable Japanese language course with free podcast. You can easily start learning basic grammar and vocabulary by listening to the story of Anna, who studies Japanese at a university in Tokyo. nhk.jp/lesson
 
Info: http://naturesoundsjp.orgNSSJP is Field recording workshop for beginners.NSSJPは初心者向けフィールドレコーディングワークショップです。
 
It's the best lecture for you who would like to learn Japanese!While enjoying know now of Japanese information, such as Japanese culture, food, history, otaku and products, This is good-Japanese course program of killing two birds with one stone to learn Japanese!Ordinary office workers, will deliver the usual topic of ordinary people eyes!
 
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Big in Japan
Weekly
 
Bilingual Owarai comedians residing in Tokyo talk about what's big in Japan.
 
Historical true crime cases and current crime-related news from Japan, with an emphasis on covering things which aren't covered in English elsewhere.
 
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Just Japan Podcast
Monthly+
 
Each week, host Kevin O'Shea interviews people about some of the most fascinating aspects of life in Japan. Topics such as culture, music, history, as well as living and working in Japan are covered. If you're interested in traveling or working in Japan or love anime, manga and want to know more about how cool Japan can be, than the Just Japan Podcast is for you.
 
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The blood of the last shogun lives on and Stephen is tangentially connected to the guy! Also, the Emperor's branding is ON POINT! Find us on PATREON: www.patreon.com/BigInJapan
 
This is the 6th episode with Elizabeth Andoh, who already joined us 5 times on Episodes 18, 61, 83, 99 and 108! As always, she shares her truly deep insight into traditional Japanese food culture with us. Elizabeth is a food writer and Japanese cooking instructor based in Tokyo, and she has lived in Japan for over 50 years. She runs the culinar ...…
 
-Letters from our listeners -King of Conte -Sex Scandals -Witching Hour -Japanese dude going to the moon
 
Sayonara Summer is a mix of summer inspired Japanese hip-hop and R&B cuts that were on heavy rotation during the Japan 2.0 Tokyo Adventure. Let’s send off the Tokyo Adventure series with a... japan2point0.wordpress.com
 
This week, we cover the life and legacy of one of the great bridges between Japan and China -- the Christian bookseller of Shanghai, Uchiyama Kanzo.
 
Japan in Focus: Shinzo Abe is now on track to become the longest serving Japanese Prime Minister and the origins of Science Fiction in Japan
 
JOIN US ON PATREON http://www.patreon.com/BigInJapan An example of Japanese suberanai hanashi or "funny stories."
 
This week, former ALT/Eikaiwa teacher turned Preschool Administrative Officer/President of the Tokyo Association of International Preschools Alex drops in to walk us through his path from anthropology to teaching to administrating whole working towards a long term goal the whole way. Enjoy! Right-Click to Download the Mp3 [Check out TAIP: Twitt ...…
 
True crime being such a hot podcast topic, Chris and Pete delight listeners with one of the most underwhelming robberies in recent memory. Recommend male grooming products here: abroadinjapanpodcast@gmail.com More Abroad In Japan shows available below, subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes, and *please* tell your friends! http://www.radiostak ...…
 
For more, check out our article on ganbaru: https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/ganbaru/"Do your best!" "Hang in there!" "FIGHT!" The Japanese verb 頑張る has a wide variety of English translations, and that's because it's such a nuanced word. Depending on how you say it and who you say it to, it could be an encouragement or a real downer.The Tofugu t ...…
 
Stephen climbed Mount Fuji. He survived. His feet did not. NOW ON PATREON AT http://www.patreon.com/BigInJapan
 
There are a lot of aerospace startups in Japan these days. We are seeing innovation in everything from component manufacturing to satellite constellations to literal moonshots.All of those, however, depend on the ability to place new satellites in orbit, and that is getting harder and harder due to the ever-increasing amount of orbital debris. ...…
 
"Chikara Yamada is the chef/owner of Yamada Chikara New York in Midtown Manhattan, which opened in May 2018. Chikara also is the chef/owner of the highly recognized restaurant called Yamada Chikara in Tokyo, which serves japanese dishes with A modern twists. Chikara’s background is intriguing. He spent 7 years in Europe, owned a successful Japa ...…
 
-Japanese pro virigins VS amateur virgins -Chikan stories -The story of Saito -Japanese relationships -Japanese Shazai Kaiken
 
This week, we take a look at the history of pro wrestling in Japan, and its unlikely progenitor: a Korean-born sumo wrestler named Rikidozan.
 
Japan in Focus: Japan loses its bid to lift a ban on commercial whaling
 
This week, its a solo show where I talk through some things I’ve learned from the first 18 guests of the Inside Japan Podcast and the 1-2 things they all have in common. Next week we’ll go back to the interview, but this week let’s take a bit of a breather from them so I can blab a bit. Enjooooy. Right-Click to Download the Mp3 [Follow the Show ...…
 
Chris and Pete go into more detail on the subject of one of Chris' most popular YouTube videos, 12 things not to do in Japan - also the guys read out some of your emails from the fax machine. What they're doing coming out of a fax machine, we just don't know. Do get in touch with your questions and comments: abroadinjapanpodcast@gmail.com More ...…
 
Stephen talks about his recent cold and the drawbacks of being sick in a country scared of getting addicted to drugs. Find the show on Twitter twitter.com/BigJapanShow And on Patreon patreon.com/BigInJapan
 
David Torchiano, Josh Arak, TJ Provenzano and Jeff Miller, the team from the highly recognized and charming 8- seat Japanese sushi restaurant Mayanoki in Alphabet City, will join me to discuss their efforts to achieve their challenging goals: serving the best sushi and conserve the precious ocean resources. Japan Eats is powered by Simplecast…
 
-Nick and Black Samurai’s comedy special breakdown. -The new CEO of Johnny’s -Would you do Nagase? -Robert Campbell comes out!
 
In JJP 192, Kevin chats with Earth Uncut TV's James Reynolds and Kansai Pee Jay about the recent typhoon (Typhoon Jebi - Typhoon 21) that smashed into the Kansai region of Japan. This was the most powerful and destructive typhoon to hit the Kansai region of Japan in the past 50 years. Both James and Pee Jay experienced the typhoon first hand an ...…
 
In JJP 192, Kevin chats with Earth Uncut TV's James Reynolds and Kansai Pee Jay about the recent typhoon (Typhoon Jebi - Typhoon 21) that smashed into the Kansai region of Japan. This was the most powerful and destructive typhoon to hit the Kansai region of Japan in the past 50 years. Both James and Pee Jay experienced the typhoon first hand an ...…
 
This week, we close out our time with Taiwan with a look at its return to the Republic of China, and at the modern day relationship between the "renegade province" and Japan.
 
This week, former JET CIR Reina drops to update us on what’s been going on with her since her first appearance almost a year ago, and how she managed to land her new gig as a International Sales Rep in a Hobby Company. Right-Click to Download the Mp3 [Check out Reina: Twitter | Facebook | Blog | Reina’s First Appearance] [Follow the Show: Twitt ...…
 
Part three of our fated Tokyo trip: japan2point0.wordpress.com
 
Japan in Focus: The Summer of Disasters
 
Nick talks about what it's like working with Nogizaka46 members and a normal day at NogiEigo.
 
A topic that's been dominating Japan recently, the search for something approaching equal rights for women continues. Spoiler: they ain't even close. Do get in touch with you first-hand experiences on the subject: abroadinjapanpodcast@gmail.com And if you'd like to visit Nadeshiko Sushi, an all-women operation, it can be found here: https://goo ...…
 
Stephen recounts his experience after a nice meal in a rural port town's local conveyor belt sushi restaurant. It is not nice.
 
There are relatively few biotech startups in Japan.Few investors are willing to write the multi-million dollar checks and have the decades-long patience that is required to really succeed investing in this industry.But startups find a way, and an innovative biotech ecosystem has started to develop in Japan despite the lack of traditional fundin ...…
 
-National Basketball team scandal -How hostess clubs work in Japan. -343,000$ bottle of Whisky and Japan’s rich whisky culture. -Check out this Japanese book: Onamen (masks) by Enchi Fumiko
 
This week, Japan's attempt to assimilate Taiwan finds some success, and one big stumbling block: the Musha Incident, the last and largest rebellion against Japanese rule on the island. Plus, the beginnings of Taiwan's mobilization for war.
 
Japan in Focus: Why Japan reportedly had a secret meeting with North Korea, the daylight saving debate continues and the online campaign that's promoting women in Japan
 
-When a loophole in the law allowed for the sale of psychedelic drugs in Japan.
 
This week I welcome in Cara, 2-time guest that is ready to start her new life as a corporate recruiter after a 2-year stint on the JET Program. Be sure to check out our previous two episodes here and here if you want to be fully caught up on her journey to where she is now. Enjoy, and if you want to get a job that isn’t teaching in Japan, emula ...…
 
No coolish, but plenty of waifu pillow chat - think the heat may have got to Chris and Pete... Do get in touch: abroadinjapanpodcast@gmail.com More Abroad In Japan shows available below, subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes, and *please* tell your friends! http://www.radiostakhanov.com/abroadinjapan/…
 
Yoshimotozaka46 just unveiled its inaugural members! Stephen isn't among them. Find out why in this episode!
 
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