Best Japan podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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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!
 
Bushido: The Soul of Japan written by Inazo Nitobe was one of the first books on samurai ethics that was originally written in English for a Western audience, and has been subsequently translated into many other languages (also Japanese). Nitobe found in Bushido, the Way of the Warrior, the sources of the virtues most admired by his people: rectitude, courage, benevolence, politeness, sincerity, honor, loyalty and self-control, and he uses his deep knowledge of Western culture to draw compar ...
 
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Raw Japan
Daily
 
Daily episodes about how to transform your life with principles from everyday JapanGo to brandonchin.net/raw for deeper insights...
 
Tales of Old Japan by Lord Redesdale is a collection of short stories focusing on Japanese life of the Edo period (1603 - 1868). It contains a number of classic Japanese stories, fairy tales, and other folklore; as well as Japanese sermons and non-fiction pieces on special ceremonies in Japanese life, such as marriage and harakiri, as observed by Lord Redesdale. The best know story of these is "The Forty-seven Ronins" a true account of samurai revenge as it happened at the beginning of 18th ...
 
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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Japan Jukebox
Weekly
 
Exploration of the new, old and experimental music of the Island nation, and how they rock the world from dusk to the rising sun. Every Monday night at 11 PM listeners journey across the Pacific to Japan with producers Danny Hiltz and Cody Winters . Danny and Cody have been producing Japan Jukebox for three years now and were introduced to Japanese music through video games such as Final Fantasy, Mega Man and Legend of Zelda. Intrigued by the unique compositions, they started digging deeper ...
 
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/.
 
Learn Japanese with Daily Podcasts from Tokyo Whether you are Japan-bound or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at Japanesepod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever! Yoroshiku O-negai Shimasu!
 
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/.
 
This collection of 14 stories collected by Lafcadio Hearn, contains Japanese ghost stories, but also several non-fiction pieces. Hearn tries to give a glimpse into the customs of the Japanese, by giving examples of Buddhist Proverbs and explaining the use of incense and the nation wide fascination with poetry. Furthermore, he has again translated several hair-rising ghost stories, like "A Passional Karma" about the truly undying love of a young couple.
 
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8-4 Play
Monthly+
 
Every other week, tune into 8-4 Play for talk about Japan, video games, and Japanese video games, straight from the 8-4 offices in beautiful downtown Tokyo. Featuring the sultry voices of 8-4's own Mark MacDonald, John Ricciardi, Hiroko Minamoto, Justin "JJ" Epperson, Roy Blakely, Sarah Podzorski, and Graeme Howard,
 
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Moto Japan
Rare
 
Automotive content with tips and tricks of riding in Japan. For the Japanese version, search for "もとじゃぱん ぽっどきゃすと".
 
The Japan Sound Portrait podcast is a regular series by Nick Luscombe and Neil Cantwell dedicated to the sharing of the many and varied sounds from Japan - from field recordings of the countryside and the city, to music and interviews from well-known and emerging Japanese artists, as well as international artists with an interest in the subject. For more info about Japan Sound Portrait please visit http://www.japansoundportrait.com
 
Learn Japanese with Daily Podcasts from Tokyo Whether you are Japan-bound or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at Japanesepod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever! Yoroshiku O-negai Shimasu!
 
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CAGcast
Monthly+
 
Since 2005, the CAGcast has been a pretty silly podcast about video games and the topics that affect gamers. Hosts CheapyD, Wombat, and Shipwreck talk industry news, review games, supply game shopping tips and generally share too much of their personal lives. Giving new meaning to "Talk is Cheap", the CAGcast is the official Podcast of the video game shopping community, CheapAssGamer.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
 
Milk Street Radio travels the world to discover how food and cooking are changing lives and cultures, from $13,500 melons in Japan and computer-generated cookie recipes to the home cooking of Ina Garten and Egyptian fast food in Berlin.
 
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In Japan
Daily+
 
日本在住外国人による、日本からの様々なストリーを、日本語と英語で届けています。
 
The three golden rules of property investment are also familiar to feng shui consultants: location, location and location. But things have moved on a bit since the subprime crisis in the US and bubble economy in Japan. And what of the geography-defying developments such as Dubai's The Palm? The Property Show takes you into the realms of real estate that matter, answering questions on taxes, ownership transfer and Tanah Rizab, to trends in new townships, architecture and ID.
 
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Tokyo Lens
Monthly+
 
Life & adventure in Japan, hidden secrets, cultural discovery, as well as how to get to, and enjoy Japan from near or far. A podcast for everyone. Weekly podcast-exclusive topics, as well as going in-depth on topics covered on the Tokyo Lens YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/TokyoLens). Welcome to the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura.https://www.NormNakamura.com
 
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Real Rover
Monthly+
 
John Craig, (a.k.a. Echan deravy) born in Scotland, has lived multiple lives as an expat in Japan. He has been an entrepreneur in the West and the East, has written and translated over 40 books on new paradigm science, spirituality, travel and ancient civilization as well as translated works on consciousness, health and ecology. As a documentary film maker he has recently produced 'Why on Earth' about a barefoot walk across Iceland as well as 'Earth Pilgrims' filmed in six different countrie ...
 
We're Simon and Martina. We run a YouTube channel where we travel around Japan and the world. There are some stories we can't film. For those, we'll share our Tokyo Tales.
 
Follow your hosts on a trek into Japanese history, from ancient Japan to the end of the Samurai and all points in between - culture, warfare, literature, and interviews. The Official Podcast of the Samurai Archives Japanese History page.
 
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Otaku Spirit Anime
Weekly+
 
Otaku Spirit Animecast is a series of podcast episodes that focus on the Anime culture. Reviews, News, and tons of discussion. Stuff for all anime fans, from anime fans.
 
The most electrifying podcast in sports entertainment. Jonny Loquasto, Dale Rutledge, Jay Washington, and Scott Narver bring you a unique blend of wrestling coverage accompanied by in-depth interviews with the industry's biggest wrestlers, celebrities, and experts to share their personal experiences and thoughts on the industry they love.Follow us on Twitter: @CompadresShow@JQuasto @TheWalkingDale @ScottNarver @MrJayWashington
 
A podcast about life as an Asian American living in Japan. I talk about general life and survival, anime, games, music, and geek culture.
 
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Trains of Japan
Daily+
 
Sounds of the daily life of a commuter
 
Download the latest documentaries Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.
 
Marc and another foreigner talking in Japan.
 
Why are teens shoplifting makeup and posting their hauls to Tumblr? How can a blind man run a marathon through the desert with just an iPhone? And what happens to your social media profiles after you die? Week on week we answer questions just like these on our digital culture podcast, Chips with Everything.
 
Welcome to DreamPod - a podcast produced by The Dreamcast Junkyard focusing on all aspects of Sega Dreamcast culture, collecting and the community. Join your hosts from the UK, USA, Australia and Japan as they discuss varied topics surrounding Sega's final console, and inevitably get side-tracked by other gaming news. Final nominee in the UK Podcast Awards 2015.
 
One of the most delightful and enduring classics of children's literature, The Secret Garden by Victorian author Frances Hodgson Burnett has remained a firm favorite with children the world over ever since it made its first appearance. Initially published as a serial story in 1910 in The American Magazine, it was brought out in novel form in 1911. The plot centers round Mary Lennox, a young English girl who returns to England from India, having suffered the immense trauma by losing both her ...
 
Faith filled, life changing and fun bilingual messages, in English and Japanese.
 
PWU host Tim & Nick to talk about everything pro wrestling including RAW, Smackdown, IMPACT & more. Bringing you the most up to date news from around the world. They also give fans a outlet as well to voice their opinions as well.
 
Listen to interviews, features and community stories from the SBS Radio Japanese program, including news from Australia and around the world. - 世界やオーストラリアのニュース、インタビュー、特集、そしてコミュニティーの話題などを、SBSの日本語放送でお聴きいただけます。
 
Podcasts and Resources on the Contemporary Social-Scientific Study of Religion
 
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Learn Japanese Pod
Monthly
 
Learn Japanese Pod is a podcast that teaches natural every day Japanese with fun audio dialogs
 
Podcasts On WWE, AEW, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Music, Sports, & More By Rich Latta of Social Suplex & Lords Of Pain@RichLatta32 of One Nation Radio Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/onenationwrestling/support
 
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Smart Mark Radio
Weekly
 
Smart Mark Radio - Pro Wrestling Weekend (Sun 6 PM ET), Not Ready for Prime Time Wrestling (Fri Noon ET)
 
The number one podcast for women living in Japan. Jayne Nakata, creator of "Jumpstart with Jayne" and the "The Women in Japan Mastermind", interviews women from all walks of life, living in Japan and making it work. 日本に住んでいる女性のため、No.1ポッドキャスト!中田ジェーン、ニュージーランド出身、16年間福島県在住。日本に住んでいる女性を中心にして、子育て中でも、田舎住まいでも、自分の国に住んでなくても、自分らしい人生を手に入るのはできます!
 
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Longform
Weekly
 
A weekly conversation with a non-fiction writer about how they got their start and how they tell stories. Co-produced by Longform and The Atavist.
 
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Japanatron
Rare
 
Writer / comedian / American ex-pat David Pavlina hosts Japanatron--a podcast about life, learnings, and cultural experiences in the land of the rising sun. A wide variety of topics related to Japan are covered, all told from the standpoint of an American living in Tokyo.
 
15past15 is a new podcast which discusses how the past is made, and by whom.
 
Ex long-time WWE fan, Dave, and new to wrestling fan, Gable, talk about what’s happening in New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring of Honor. Plus the occasional talk about more in the world of wrestling including news and maybe some monthly WWE pay per view talk. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/breakroom_bs/support
 
Brilliant solutions to the world’s problems. We meet people with ideas to make the world a better place and investigate whether they work.
 
Scott and Forrest have been called the 'Click and Clack of esoterica' by their listeners. Their mission is to take a look at legendary strange and unusual events from throughout history and interview people who've had close encounters with the unexplained. They strive to bring you everything that's entertaining about those stories and remind you that it's ok to laugh at scary stories sometimes. Put your headphones on, settle in for your commute and get ready to experience a show like nothing ...
 
The ABC's overseas reporters give their interpretation and analysis of the week's major events.
 
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Wanna Be Aboo
Weekly
 
Hello and welcome to our podcast. Here we will discuss game and anime news, reviews, discuss general ongoing in the communities and attempt to get closer to anime viewers at large at large. We will rant, we will cry, we will say gomen nasai, but we hope you join us in being wanna-be-aboos. Got questions? Got rants? Got questionable rants? Shoot us a tweet @wannabeaboo or not, your choice
 
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Neil MacGregor visits different countries to talk to leading political, business and cultural figures to find out how they, as individuals and as members of their broader communities, see Britain. In India, Neil meets Gaj Singh, the former Maharaja of Jodhpur; Ram Narasimhan, proprietor of The Hindu Newspaper; professor Kavita Singh of Jawaharl ...…
 
Join Tim as he runs down everything that went down on tonight's Smackdown Live. Plus we will be taking your calls and answering your questions.________________________________________________________________________________________________SUBSCRIBE Here On YouTubeFollow Us On Instagram: www.instagram.com/prowrestlingunlimited/Follow Us On Twitt ...…
 
Lorenzo Andolfatto shows how societal transformations in late-nineteenth century China were reflected in the utopian popular literature. Interviewed by Martin Dusinberre and Birgit Tremml Werner.By digitalhistorylab@hist.uzh.ch (Digital History Lab UZH).
 
One question – Where are you going? – reveals hidden truths about the lives of strangers around the world. In this new series, with Brexit fast approaching, Catherine Carr talks to people on the move in Cardiff. Are the people she meets downcast, delighted, or disinterested? At a time of political and social upheaval, we find out what is really ...…
 
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Exploration of the new, old and experimental music of the Island nation, and how they rock the world from dusk to the rising sun.By fontknows@louisiana.edu (Lobby).
 
2019/3/10Joshua O'Sullivan ジョシュア・オサリバンCategories: Video: https://yokohama.mylifehouse.com/tv/message/miraculous-faithMiraculous Faith奇跡的な信仰Psalm 77:14 (NIV)14 You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.詩篇 77:14 JCB14 あなたは奇跡を行う神で、 今でも恐るべき力を発揮なさいます。Mark 9:17-24 (NIV)17 A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I ...…
 
Ibushi wins the New Japan Cup and Dave is wrong. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/breakroom_bs/support This podcast is sponsored by The Black Tux and Anchor
 
NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's response and handling of the Christchurch carnage has burnished her leadership and silenced criticism of her youth. - 今月15日に発生したニュージーランドでの銃乱射事件。事件当時の様子や犠牲者の情報などが次第に明らかになる中、ジャシンダ・アーダーン首相のリーダーシップに注目が集まっています。
 
In the wake of the Christchurch massacre, Australian politicians are condemning hate crimes and calling for unity, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledging extra funding to religious groups. - オーストラリアのスコット・モリソン首相が18日に発表した宗教施設のセキュリティー強化策。短期的な措置に過ぎないとの声が上がっています。
 
Europol, the EU's law enforcement agency, is taking an innovative approach to solving disturbing crimes.It holds more than 40 million images of child sexual abuse. In many cases the perpetrators remain at large, and their victims unidentified.By posting parts of those photos online - with the abusers and their victims removed - they are hoping ...…
 
The Nation is back with Chad Matthews Of Lordsofpain.net to complete the Cutting The Trash off the WWE Roster. 40 male acts and 20 female acts are kept, so it is only the best of the best making it through. Get the OFFICIAL ONE NATION RADIO T-SHIRT FROM PRO WRESTLING TEES! https://www.patreon.com/join/2404168? Check out Social Suplex’s columns, ...…
 
A candid discussion with Nancy Ross about Mormon women’s experiences with wearing LDS garments. From the paper “LDS Garments and Agency: A Qualitative Study of Meaning” by Nancy Ross and Jessica Finnigan: “The form of LDS garments has changed over time, from wrist-to-ankle, single-piece long underwear, to versions that included short sleeves an ...…
 
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To celebrate 60 years of Barbie, Jordan Erica Webber looks back at some of the key moments in the history of the world-famous doll, and examines how Barbie became a representative of the tech world. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/chipspod
 
Japanese Pianist, Maki Ono visits Melbourne to hold a joint recital at Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank with Isin Cakmakcioglu, a violinist at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. - 日本人ピアニストの大野真紀氏がメルボルンで初リサイタルを行います。過去ニューヨークと東京で、デュオ・リサイタルを開催したメルボルン交響楽団のヴァイオリニスト、イシン・チャクマクチオール氏とメルボルン・リサイタルセンターで演奏します。
 
Our hosts begin doing some bonus review shows by covering Southern Underground Pro's "All Eyez On Me" from November 2018. Marko Stunt defends his Bonestorm Title against Brett Ison and much much more
 
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Apologies for the delayed publication, all! Slight technical hiccup on my end. This week, we turn to the life and legacy of the first of Japan's three unifiers: the warlord Oda Nobunaga, who expanded his domains from part of a backwater province to 1/3rd of all Japan in just a few decades. Who were the Oda? Where did they come from? And how did ...…
 
To join the "1 Year Anniversary Celebration Team" for the Transformations with Jayne Podcast, please sign up here: https://www.jaynenakatatraining.com/anniversaryteam Emilia Bergoglio is a PhD student in Neuroscience at the University of Tokyo, having initially moved to Japan almost 4 years ago for an internship. Being Italian, art, craftsmansh ...…
 
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Anime creation hasn’t been without its share of controversial creators. Artists with skeletons in their closets that make us really question if we can continue to support many titles. The hosts tackle this issue and give their take.Topics this episode: Headline Cases, Putting Creators on Pedestals, Blameless Creators, Embedding Thoughts Into Cr ...…
 
A couple of years ago a cute little robot was sent out to hitchhike, to prove how well humans and robots could get on. It was an exercise in trust, and it went very wrong. Hitchbot was found decapitated, slumped next to some bins in Philadelphia. The robot’s head has never been found. Neither has the “killer”. We explore robot torture, and whet ...…
 
Loftus Hall is considered one of the most haunted residences in Ireland. But what made it that way? If you believe the local legend, it started when a mysterious stranger visited the Hall one dark and stormy night. During a game of cards, he would enchant the young mistress of the house. But with his true nature discovered, he would flee most v ...…
 
Why is this 200 year old Japanese festival still happening? And why is it incredibly popular among tourists?
 
Silent train rides, construction sites with dB monitors, and a culture based around etiquette. On the surface, Japan seems like a peaceful and quiet country. But today, we talk about why it might actually be the noisiest country on the planet. And no, this is not a metaphor... Japan might actually be the noisiest place on earth... or the quiete ...…
 
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