Best Japanese podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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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!
 
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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Learn Japanese Pod
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Learn Japanese Pod is a podcast that teaches natural every day Japanese with fun audio dialogs
 
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。
 
If you have watched animes or read mangas, you might have wondered “I wanna study Japanese...but I don’t know how to start!” So I’m here to help you! In this channel, I’d like to share how to study, what to study, and giving Japanese listening practice to you! Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/ken95/support
 
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.
 
Learning Japanese should be fun and simple. That's why we're going to discuss the main principles in learning Japanese language, sharing tips and tricks to conquer Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) from N5 to N3, while being a family of Japanese learners!
 
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Japanese For Kids
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Hi and welcome to Japanese for kids and beginners. Together we will learn Japanese in a simple stress-free manner. Thanks for listening
 
Lectures, discussions and events at or organised by the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ), Tokyo
 
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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
 
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 ...
 
JDU aims to encourage Japanese listeners to learn about and participate in Christchurch life; and for Kiwis to learn a little more about Japanese culture. It is a relaxing and entertaining way to explore cultural differences and similarities and have a laugh at ourselves.Join host Naoko Hiruma on the last Thursday of every month at 8:30pmCheck out what is going on -(They are all in Japanese) Naoko’s blog – “Christchurch is the best!” http://jdunz.com/newzealand/Naoko’s blog more focused on b ...
 
Tessaku (iron fence) is a collection of stories from the Japanese American incarceration during WWII. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States went into a state of shock and with poor political leadership, forcibly removed all Japanese Americans from their homes on the West Coast into isolated camps. These are the stories and memories of the people who lived it. ✿ Read more stories and find resources to help in tracking down your own family's camp history at https://tessa ...
 
Faith filled, life changing and fun bilingual messages, in English and Japanese.
 
Join us as we lick our blades, banter and ramble on, and provide in depth reviews of some of our favorite (and not so favorite) Anime, Kaiju, Martial Arts, Chambara, and Asian films. You can find out more about our show, all of our previous episodes, and our show notes at our blog: bladelickingthieves.wordpress.com
 
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Japan Jukebox
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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. 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 ...
 
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8-4 Play
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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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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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Otaku Spirit Anime
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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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
Futilely brave against a pop culture rampage.
 
Saitou Eijirou was an 'elite'; a top student from a prestigious Japanese Medical University. But he's trading in his textbooks for tongue depressors, and committing to his new job as intern at the University Hospital. The long stress-filled hours take their toll while his medical ideology strains under the weight of real-world practice. Saito wants to do good, but he's beset by an entrenched and sometimes corrupt medical system. If he wants to save lives, Saito must make compromises. But if ...
 
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 ...
 
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Polly Lingual
Daily
 
Polly Lingual is a comprehensive foreign-language education solution combining interactive mastery lessons and live tutors. The languages we currently offer are Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Arabic, German, Italian, Portuguese, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Dutch.
 
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Wrestling Cult
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The Wrestling Cult is your one stop source for wrestling outside of the "big leagues". Steven Ayy from the Deathmatch Newsletter, BahuFMW, Mike from the Deathmatch Cult and more cover current news and classic discussions of FMW, IWA, W*ing, BJW, Freedoms as well was CZW, GCW, IWA Midsouth, DTU, Zona 23 and so much more with shows like-The History of FMW-Deathmatch News Radio-Kawasaki Dreaming with Bahu-Bucky's Road Diaries-420 Metalhead Rasslin podcast-The Bubble-The Combat Cult Podcast-Off ...
 
ANNCast is the official weekly podcast from Anime News Network, the internet's most trusted anime news source since 1998. Hosted by ANN's senior staff (each with over a decade in the business), the show is a laid-back, fun and frank discussion about Japanese animation, its audience and its industry -- often revealing secrets about how things really work. Guests include prominent figures in both the business of anime and the fan community.
 
Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott, Alex Rawlings, Benny Lewis, Anthony Metivier and Jonathan Levi. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, ...
 
Greetings from teacher Dee. I am welcoming everyone on board. I am teacher Dee and I am an ESL teacher, corporate trainer and I am based in Shanghai, China. I have been teaching English since 1998 and I have helped hundreds of students and adults learning English for different purposes. I have taught English as a second language to French speaking learners, Japanese speaking learners, Korean speaking learners, Chinese speaking learners and Russian speaking learners. It is my pleasure to help ...
 
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Real Rover
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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 ...
 
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Lupin Lottery
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There's no weird like 70s weird, and no 70s weird like Japanese 70s weird! And what better way to experience that special brand of insanity than at complete random, through the lens of Lupin III? In this podcast, Sean, Mark, and Jess watch episodes of Lupin III Red Jacket (1977-1980) in an order decided beforehand by a random list generator. None of the hosts have watched a lot of the series, so for the most part they're going in fresh! Uploads every Thursday.Sean online:http://chum-personab ...
 
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Moto Japan
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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".
 
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AnimeCons TV (MP3)
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AnimeCons.com is your best resource for news and information about the world of Japanese animation conventions. There are hundreds of anime conventions held around the world each year and AnimeCons TV is your window into that world. AnimeCons TV features convention reports, cosplay help, advice about attending and staffing conventions, lists of upcoming cons, and answers to your questions about fan conventions.
 
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World Football
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BBC World Football leading the conversation on the global game.
 
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The JRPG Report
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Monthly podcast dedicated to the JRPG or Japanese Role Playing Game. Discussions include the games, the culture, and all the fun associated with them. From Final Fantasy to Dragon Quest, Tales of to Trails, Persona to Kingdom Hearts, they are all here. Western RPGs with Japanese influences will also be covered. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/jrpgreport/support
 
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The DFL Show
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This is a podcast for fans of racing, all kinds of racing. Hosted by Bradley Brownell (Hooniverse Motorsport Editor/FlatSixes.com), Eric Rood (BangShift.com/HotRod/Roadkill/LeMons Judge/Numbers Guy), Stef Schrader (Jalopnik/BlackFlag/Puffalump Enthusiast/#1 Coco), and Pat Hoffstetter (Hooniverse/Formula 1 Fanatic/All 'Round Good Guy). Every week, we'll provide you with the best in motorsport coverage, or we'll at least make it listenable. For everything you need to know about stock cars, ope ...
 
The Man in the High Castle After Show recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of Amazon's The Man in the High Castle.Show Summary: This series, loosely based Philip K. Dick's novel of the same name, takes a look at what the world might look like had the outcome of World War II turned out differently. In this dystopian scenario, the Axis powers won the war, leading to the United States being divided into three parts, an area controlled by the Japanese, a Nazi-controlled section, and a buffer z ...
 
An American podcast about Japanese wrestling
 
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SSAA Podcast
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We are an anime podcast. But we also talk about manga, asian dramas, and pretty much anything else that comes in our minds. We are the best kept secret on the Internet. We are the Ass Backwards Anime Podcast.
 
ANNCast is the official weekly podcast from Anime News Network, the internet's most trusted anime news source since 1998. Hosted by ANN's senior staff (each with over a decade in the business), the show is a laid-back, fun and frank discussion about Japanese animation, its audience and its industry -- often revealing secrets about how things really work. Guests include prominent figures in both the business of anime and the fan community.
 
Random thoughts | daily life | japanese drama | korean drama | learn english Japanese
 
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Song Exploder
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Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Each episode features an artist discussing a song of theirs, breaking down the sounds and ideas that went into the writing and recording. Hosted and produced by Hrishikesh Hirway.
 
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Shudder Cast
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Podcast discussing horror feature films available on Shudder.com. © 2017 Shuddercast. This podcast is not affiliated with shudder.com .Other social media accounts:Twitter: @ShudderCast1Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-332126987Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ShudderCast_Podcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shuddercast/Snapchat: @shuddercast
 
The uncanny, extraordinary, true stories of events that have dramatically altered the lives of ordinary people; a son is shot by his own father, a woman's sister develops multiple personalities, a man wakes up in the morgue. These are riveting, moving and often haunting stories that will stick with you long after you listen.
 
These delightful stories created by the writer known famously as the Bedtime Story Man provide hours of endless enjoyment for readers both young and old. His daily newspaper column which he wrote without a break from 1912 through to 1960 featured a host of engaging characters and their lively pranks and doings. In this charmingly illustrated volume, Reddy Fox, the young hero is sent to stay with his grandma. Grandmother Fox is the “wisest, slyest and smartest fox in all the country around” a ...
 
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
 
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Triforce!
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Two Dads and a Lewis join together to form the Triforce! Filled to the brim with dad chat, gaming rambles, life stories and the comedy sci-fi series: Bodega! Join the series either here or on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2wOqWHI
 
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TokyoSpark
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Your insider’s guide to Tokyo, Japan, and Japanese culture/language.
 
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Hello, this is Xiaokong. In this video, I am teaching you how to speak the four different Chinese tones with an example of "ma". It is important to speak Chinese words in the right tone because different tones correspond to different words, even they have the same pinyin. The four tones are: (1) the flat, (2) the rising, (3) the "V" tone, and ( ...…
 
I'm a man of mostly simple tastes, but I must admit that it's my passion to teach English. I'm going on my second year teaching English as a foreign language and it's the best decision I've ever made. I would say that my expertise lies in teaching people with an intermediate level. I enjoy teaching about grammar, phrasal verbs and pronunciation ...…
 
Hello! My name Is Jubal Creech and I am a native English speaker from America. I have a T.E.F.L. certificate with a large amount of teaching experience from a wide variety of curriculum sources. I can also qualify as a teacher for beginning conversational Spanish. I am positive, encouraging and as a teacher/tutor, I like to make studying fun fo ...…
 
Greetings. I am your Cool English-Speaking Ambassador and Coach. I have prepared 5 online classroom sessions to help you speak my English language from a different perspective of cool confidence. My lessons are easy and very cheap to learn how to approach someone speaking English.The exciting part of signing up and taking these important lesson ...…
 
Hi, my name’s Chris, and I’m a TEFL and CELTA-certified English teacher.I’m from England and I live in a city called Birmingham. It’s the second biggest city in the UK, but not many people have heard of it!In my spare time, I like making music, learning languages and travelling. I’ve taught English in Spain, Costa Rica and in the UK. I’ve worke ...…
 
Assalamu Alikum,I am Marwa Mosa, Arabic language Tutor for non-natives. I am Egyptian and I teach Modern Standard Arabic, Spoken Arabic (Egyptian, Levantine, Saudi and Gulf Dialects), Classical Arabic, Quran Recitation and Tajweed Rules. I have a wide experience of teaching all levels, ages and nationalities.My passion for Arabic language led m ...…
 
I want to be a Home-based Online English Teacher because I want to use my knowledge in a practical manner. I have been going to English classes since I was a six year old. My father was a seafarer and he taught me from a very young age that the biggest treasure you can have in life is knowledge, and that knowing how to communicate with people i ...…
 
I am a passionate and positive person with an infatuation for teaching English to learners of other languages. My favorite parts of the English language to teach are creative writing, grammar, reading fluency, speech contests and test preparation. I am able to teach in neutral and natural American and British accents which will be highly benefi ...…
 
I am 29 years old, native from Ecuador, but I have lived an studied in United States for 6 years. I have a certfication in Toefl (english). I have experience teaching in high schools and institutes in Ecuador and in USA. I love teaching others in a fun way. Tengo 29 años de edad, soy nacido en Ecuador, pero e vivido y estudiado en los Estados U ...…
 
Hi and greetings to all of you!My name is Petar Markovi? and I’m a 23-year-old student from Berlin, currently styding electrical engineering at the technical university of Berlin. I moved to Berlin from my home town in Belgrade, Serbia to live on my own at the age of 17.I have a superb knowledge of English language since as I’ve had private Eng ...…
 
I am South African. I live in Johannesburg. I have taught at a College, subjects like ESOL, Business Communciation, Secretarial Practice and then went on to teach computer literacy to children aged 6 to 13 at a Primary School. I live on a farm in South Africa. We have many horses and dogs. We compete in the sport of show jumping. I also work on ...…
 
I'm 20 years old now. I had worked for more than 2 years teaching english and actually to understand it, Brazilian need to understand clearly Portuguese at first. Grammar, listening, cognates, writing and many other things that goes with it. Anyway, I already know what is necessary for you to learn portuguese as well. I'm a serious guy. Really ...…
 
English 0:01 - 2:56Français 2:57 - 6:44Español 6:47 - 9:04Estudié Traducción e Interpretación; he trabajado desde el 2008 de forma independiente como traductora, y de 2011 a 2014 como maestra de idiomas. Mi pasión son las letras, la buena redacción, la comunicación clara y concisa, y evito la redundancia.En mis años escolares, ayudaba a mis com ...…
 
I'm Taiwanda Bason, the Border Breaking Specialist of taiwandabason.com. I have a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Teaching and Learning with Technology. I also have a 120 hour TEFL Certificate. I've been a teacher more than 10 years teaching Special Education in the USA and English as a Second Language in South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Peru. I ...…
 
Daily Original Piano Composition improvised by chair house in the Piano Ten Thousand Leaves project.https://soundcloud.com/chairhouseToday's pure primal piano music here. Happy if this makes you feel peaceful.. : ) ######### NEW ALBUM -- 13th SELECTION -- JUST RELEASED #########EVERY MY MUSIC STREAMING SERVICEhttps://linkco.re/UEedv2dxspotifyht ...…
 
Doctor Who fans unite for the 30th annual Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles.
 
In the inaugural episode of Tales from Swanson and Ritner Jeremy Nickerson, host of the "I got your five stars podcast" and Mike Pedroncelli co-host of the Deathmatch radio news, Bucky's road diaries, Kawasaki Dreamin, and founder of the Deathmatch cult facebook group go back in history and breakdown ECW's first commercial release and supercard ...…
 
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。
 
In this episode of journey into death Max and Mike interview MAW legend Corporal Robinson we discuss the following --Working in MAW and for Carmine --Being in the finals of all the MAW hardcore cups --2001 MAW hardcore cup --Most painful match ever 2003 MAW hardcore cup fials bare foot thumbtack and glass match --Feud with Dino Bambino --Workin ...…
 
#1919: Mar. 18, 2019: Understanding all of this, simplicityDaily Original Piano Composition improvised by chair house in the Piano Ten Thousand Leaves project.https://soundcloud.com/chairhouseToday's pure primal piano music here. Happy if this makes you feel peaceful.. : ) ######### NEW ALBUM -- 13th SELECTION -- JUST RELEASED #########EVERY MY ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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#1918: Mar. 17, 2019: The spring rain falls on the plum blossomsDaily Original Piano Composition improvised by chair house in the Piano Ten Thousand Leaves project.https://soundcloud.com/chairhouseToday's pure primal piano music here. Happy if this makes you feel peaceful.. : ) ######### NEW ALBUM -- 13th SELECTION -- JUST RELEASED #########EVE ...…
 
By support@pollylingu.al (Serena D McCulloch).
 
By support@pollylingu.al (Muhammad Imran Khan).
 
Hey this is Kei! Today's topic is about Japanese Slangs, and I picked up several slangs that are commonly used and I sometimes use. Hope you learn something from this episode, and make sure to practice them haha. (in the end, I said this is episode 12 but actually it is 13...my apology) If you have any questions, sign up on Anchor and shoot som ...…
 
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