Best Japan podcasts we could find (Updated July 2018)
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History of Japan
Weekly
 
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
 
This is the latest news in English from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
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Living Japan
Monthly
 
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!
 
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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It Came From Japan
Rare
 
Discover the hottest bands in Japan, with tunes and interviews direct from Tokyo!
 
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Japan Eats!
Monthly+
 
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!
 
For people who want to visit Japan, live in Japan, and learn Japanese. Please excuse the tangents.
 
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Disrupting Japan
Monthly+
 
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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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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Abroad in Japan
Weekly
 
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.
 
Two guys podcasting about the obscure side of Japan you haven't heard about but probably should.
 
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Kampai Japan
Weekly
 
Kampai Japan is one hour of Japanese music, news, current events and general information. This is a weekly radio show broadcast on Free FM, an access radio station proudly sponsored by NZ on Air.
 
Exploring Japanese Myths and Folktales, Superstitions and Language
 
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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.
 
ABC NEWS' Eleni Psaltis presents Japan In Focus, a new program that takes a close look at significant political and cultural developments in Japan.
 
This is the latest news in English from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
This is the latest news in Chinese from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
This is the latest news in French from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
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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。
 
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
 
This is the latest news in Spanish from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
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 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
 
This is the latest news in Hindi from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
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。
 
This is the latest news in Thai from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
This is the latest news in English from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
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 that covers Music side of japan (Jpop/Jrock) and travel in Japan
 
This is the latest news in Russian from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
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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Japan This Week
Rare
 
A weekly roundup of the week's biggest — and smallest — national news, crime, politics and entertainment stories from Japan Today with a dash of opinionated commentary and a sprinkling of readers' comments. Uploaded every Saturday.
 
Weekly chats between sports reporters John E. Gibson and Jim Allen with other guests on occasion.
 
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Just Japan Stuff
Monthly+
 
Everything you want to know about Japan...
 
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
 
The podcast about all things JAPAN!
 
THE Leadership Japan Series is powered with great content from the accumulated wisdom of 100 plus years of Dale Carnegie Training. The Series is hosted in Tokyo by Dr. Greg Story, President of Dale Carnegie Training Japan and is for those highly motivated students of leadership, who want to the best in their business field.
 
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Deep in Japan
Monthly
 
Bringing you rich, insightful interviews from both locals and foreigners in Japan, this podcast seeks to get under the surface and explore Japan in depth.
 
This is the latest news in Vietnamese from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
the podcast for learning about the language and culture of Japan from a Nikkei perspective
 
Sharing ideas and experiences about English teaching in Japan.
 
This is the latest news in Urdu from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
This is the latest news in Persian from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
This is the latest news in Spanish from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
Historical true crime cases and current crime-related news from Japan, with an emphasis on covering things which aren't covered in English elsewhere.
 
Japan On Fire puts a spotlight on the known and personal favourites of the hosts as well as providing a journey of discovery for the hosts and the listeners! Everything from Kaiju, J-horror to anime!
 
This is the latest news in Indonesian from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
This is the latest news in Swahili from NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. This service is daily updated. For more information, please go to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/.
 
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This week, we delve into the life, legacy, and style of Matsuo Basho, Japan's most famous poet. Who was he? How did he develop his unique style? How did Japan's most famous haiku poet end up writing before the invention of the word "haiku"? All that and more!
 
Doki Doki Radio: Japanese Super Hero FunkIn this episode of Doki Doki Radio, the Uni-Tablist is back with an all vinyl mix of funky Japanese super hero themes from the 60s and 70s.Tracks include... japan2point0.wordpress.com
 
This week University Teacher Ben from Retire Japan drops in to share his wealth of knowledge about the very important, but rarely talked about topic of preparing for retirement while in Japan. Enjoooy. (Apologies for my mic dropping out for about 45 seconds at the 19:00 minute mark. Consider it an Easter Egg.) Right-Click to Download the Mp3 [C ...…
 
The third Monday of July is Umi no Hi (海の日), Marine Day, so this month on Uncanny Japan I decided to talk about three otherworldly ocean creatures: Ship Goddesses, Boat Ghosts, and Sea Monks. Funa dama (船霊), funa yurei (船幽霊), and umi bozu (海坊主). This month’s Bedtime Story (over on Patreon) is a folktale I translated called: The Umbrella Sea Mon ...…
 
Chris and Pete touch on the recent seismic and atmospheric activity and ask the question...is Japan safe? Pete goes on for ages about oyster ice creams, and Chris educates us all on bear safety. Important stuff. Do get in touch, won't you? abroadinjapanpodcast@gmail.com More Abroad In Japan shows available below, subscribe, rate and review us o ...…
 
Massud Ghaussy, Afghan-Japanese Francophile living in NYC, has a unique Japanese food and restaurant blog on instagram under TokyoManhattan. His posts not only describe restaurants he has visited, but also include many other elements behind the dishes, such as history, culture and cooking methods. On this episode, Massud shares his favorite Jap ...…
 
Jim Allen and John E. Gibson discuss an interview with Spencer Patton of DeNA, talk about BayStars (at about 30 minutes), look at the pennant races (40 mins), the All-Star Game series (61 mins) and hit some notes -- the top June players (66 mins) and an innocuous trade (71 mins).
 
This week we take on the history of the von Siebold family -- father Philip Franz, son Alexander, and daughter Kusumoto Ine. How does the story of this unusual family fit in to the story of 19th century Japan?
 
Japan in Focus: Dozens of people remain unaccounted for in the wake of devastating floods in western Japan and North Korea offers to revisit the issue of abductees in the wake of last month's Singapore Summit
 
This week Philip from the dispatch company Wing drops in to take us through his path from teacher in Taiwan to HR manager in Tokyo. Enjooooy. Right-Click to Download the Mp3 [Check out Wing and Philip: Wing | Philip’s Facebook] [Follow the Show: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Youtube] [Find a Job: JobsinJapan.com] [Discuss the show: Discord] ...…
 
Deep from the Japan 2.0 vaults. This podcast actually comes from the summer of 2017. We are planning to start recording regularly again in just a few weeks but until then, enjoy an unusual side of... japan2point0.wordpress.com
 
Chris films in a Pachinko parlour, and gets caught up in a rather robust quake. He also debuts his new character, 'American Man'. 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/…
 
Stress In Business In Japan We know that stress is a killer. Stress is something that sits there under the surface and it effects our health and our performance. It runs deep and can well up in us. We are not fixing it or diminishing it, we are just suffering it. Japan can be stressful place in business. Decisions take a long time and the clien ...…
 
Read more about Genki:http://www.tofugu.com/japanese/genki-meaning/Everyone learns "o genki desu ka" when they begin their Japanese language education. But the truth is real people don't say it that much. So, how do you ACTUALLY use genki? We cover genki's use cases, its history, etymology, and more.…
 
Twenty years ago, we all thought that starting a startup required a special and rare kind of talent. It was something you either had or you didn't. Today, founding and running a startup is considered more of a learnable skill. It has its own best practices, industry standards, and common knowledge.And, in both startups and enterprises, I find i ...…
 
Phil Rosenthal, the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, which is the winner of 15 Emmy Awards, now takes us to the most fascinating food destinations through his fantastic food travel shows I'll Have What Phil's Having on PBS, and the new Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix. On this episode, Phil will share his his deep insight into Japanese food cul ...…
 
Jim Allen and John E. Gibson discuss an interview with Frank Herrmann of the Eagles, talk about Rakuten (at about 32 minutes) and its new GM (48 mins), look at the ASG series participants (54 mins), the top players of June (61 mins) and handle some #HighHeat (70 mins).
 
This week, we're very lucky to have a chance to speak with Mr. Isaac Shapiro. Mr. Shapiro grew up in wartime Japan, and shares his experiences here with us today. You can check out his book, Edokko: Growing Up a Foreigner in Wartime Japan on Amazon!
 
In this week's news from Japan Today: Japan executes Aum Shinrikyo cult founder and six followers simultaneously without prior notice, Japanese soccer team bows out of World Cup but leaves locker room immaculate, a Nagoya ruling allows forcible cleanup of “garbage house,” think tank set up to look at flying cars to alleviate traffic problems pl ...…
 
Japan in Focus: Doomsday cult leader executed, youngest town mayor elected and Japan bows out of the World Cup with class in the locker room
 
This week Peter from JobsinJapan.com goes through some of the common mistakes he sees job seekers make at Job Fairs that throw themselves right out of the running for landing ANY job. Enjooooy. Right-Click to Download the Mp3 Photo Evidence of just some of the points Peter brings up: [Check out JobsinJapan: Find a Job, Read the Blog] [Follow th ...…
 
Our favourite piece of office equipment whirrs into life as Pete educates Chris on sexy rope-play, and Chris helps out a left-hander. Something for everyone, there. 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.radio ...…
 
Worry In Business In Japan There are so many things we have to worry about in business. Do we have enough cash flow to pay the bills, will we have enough left over to get to the end of the next month. Can we meet salary, do we have enough to pay our taxes, can we meet our supplier’s payment invoice requests. The one thing that will bring a busi ...…
 
This week's guest is Christina Lecki, the executive chef of Reynard in Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel. Lecki was inspired to pursue cooking after a trip to Japan, and she and Akiko discuss this pivotal experience, and much more! Japan Eats is powered by SimplecastBy info@heritageradionetwork.org (Heritage Radio Network).
 
Jim Allen and John E. Gibson discuss an interview with Steven Moya of the Dragons, talk about Chunichi, then discuss the hottest teams in NPB, the increase in home runs and handle a #HighHeat comment.
 
This week, we cover the story of Engelbert Kaempfer, who wrote one of the most thorough and best known accounts of Japan for Western consumption before the Meiji era. How did this random German dude end up in Japan? What did he write about it? What did he think of it? And why do we care?
 
In this week's news from Japan Today: Japan makes it through to the second round of the World Cup and video of Japanese fans cleaning up after the match go viral, a spate of fatal stabbings across the country this week, President Donald Trump claims to be regarded as a "world hero" in Japan, a member of the ruling LDP says that childless couple ...…
 
Japan in Focus: Japan's Secret Shame documentary is released, national regulations for Airbnb kick in and new facial recognition software assesses the smiles of workers
 
This week David Sweet from FocusCore drops in to outline his path through Japan. David started as a JET, and now works for his own company in Tokyo. He’s also an author. Enjoooooy. Right-Click to Download the Mp3 [Check out FocusCore: Website | Facebook | Twitter | David’s Book| [Follow the Show: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Youtube] [Find ...…
 
Pete and Chris have returned and they're getting a little musical as they wax lyrical about some of their favourite bands. Also, Mr Broad has supped on the clear Coke goodness and is less than impressed... Do get in touch: abroadinjapanpodcast@gmail.com More Abroad In Japan shows available below, subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes, and *pl ...…
 
Longevity In Business In Japan Longevity means a lot in Japan. People who are risk averse like the fact your company has been around for a long time. They know there is a certain degree of track record there. They sense you are stable, predictable, credible, reliable – all indicators that you are a low risk choice of business partner. If you ar ...…
 
This month’s podcast is a special one. Not only did I do a podcast about a strange little creature called the amanojaku (天邪鬼), but at the end I attached one of my Bedtime Stories that I record monthly for my Patrons. So if you stay tuned after the podcast (a whopping 10 minutes), you’ll be treated to my interpretation (the happy-ending version) ...…
 
This week, Akiko is joined by Dan Tominaga, the chef/owner of the "modern" Japanese restaurant Another C in Kyoto. Japan Eats is powered by SimplecastBy info@heritageradionetwork.org (Heritage Radio Network).
 
This is a rather personal episode. We have no guests this time.It’s just you and me.Today, rather than diving deep into a specific aspect of startups in Japan, we are going to take a hard look at both what is and what is not working within the Japanese startup ecosystem as a whole.And at the end, I'm going to answer the most common question I a ...…
 
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