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Best Meltingfaces podcasts we could find (Updated October 2019)
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This is not your run-of-the-mill "Cool Japan" podcast. I want to explore the side of Japan outside of sushi & sumo ; anime & video games. People from all walks of life living in Japan sharing their stories, their trials and tribulations and their successes. People who are hungry for making it and People who have made it. This podcast is about my conversations with them.
 
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Have you ever wanted to be bilingual or trilingual? On top of that, try putting yourself on a stage and get your audience's attention with telling jokes outside of your native tongue. Here we have Kilara Sen ( @kilaracomedy ) who does this for a living and rocking out in a spotlight where very few Japanese dare to step in. I was delighted to he ...…
 
What’s it like to be “Living the Dream” in Japan? I often receive this hypothetical question (as with many of my foreigner peers who have weathered many cherry blossoms on these shores) and there is never an accurate answer. Some say it’s living a life of self reliance among the communal pressure or others can argue its to be fully assimilated ...…
 
Japanese Professional Wrestling. I can't think of another hobby that blurs the lines of its fan base between otaku game nerds, martial arts enthusiasts and just old fashioned wrestling fanatics...I love it! Here's Martin Kirby ( @MKirbyProEgo : IG & Twitter) who is a prominent fighter in the UK wrestling scene and now making a big splash in one ...…
 
Sooner or later I was bound to run into another “Mel-Sensei” in Tokyo. And she is a grammarian badass! Meet Mel, a once veteran English teacher/ translator who decided to take that leap from academia into well...academia! She works at GLOBIS University, Japan’s top MBA program, but she's the editorial director of its online newsletter, GLOBIS I ...…
 
Growth Hacking. I’m sure most people outside of digital marketing have never heard the term including myself. I’ve only learned about it this year and fortunately I happen to know one individual in Tokyo who belongs in this new field of business growth; a ghost in the social media machine. And he also happens to be prominent with his off-the-be ...…
 
Real Talk: The Japanese food culture is one of the strongest in the world. 5 years ago, Washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine) has been recognized by UNESCO (as well as most of anything Japan-related which may as well be an entire episode to reflect on) as an intangible cultural heritage. In lay terms and if you don't know by now, most of Japan ...…
 
I've never been starstruck with musicians or singers (well...except seeing Neutral Milk Hotel or Mineral or The Roots live). Although I AM awestruck meeting people with intense passion, integrity and sincerity. Here we have Manami who is a Japanese singer that embodies all three characteristics in her life. We haven't met in at least a decade b ...…
 
I wanted to do an episode of something traditionally Japanese; something I honestly had no knowledge or experience about it. Ikebana was the first thing that came to my mind (It might have to do with recently watching "Lost in Translation" again and that scene with Scarlett Johansson appeared). I couldn't even finish the film because I knew who ...…
 
Episode 13— Isaac “Tac” Aquino, creator of Tokyo InterlopersSooner or later I was bound to encounter a guest that runs parallel with me. Someone with a similar vision but on a different medium. Here’s Tac, who had gone through the cogs of the Japanese higher education system and the draconian rule-based corporate world. Three years ago, he’s cr ...…
 
For the first time (and definitely not the last), I’m going to bring you in my field of work which is one of the most common entry jobs in Japan; English teaching. Most foreigners have often used the occupation as a steppingstone to vault their way into pursuing their interests in what Japan has to offer. However there are still a handful of us ...…
 
Closing out April with another music related guest, join me in chatting with an old buddy I met through the Tokyo club nightlife. Phil (or as he's known by his witty nom de guerre, DJ Phil So Good) and I talk about the our own heyday experiences of the Tokyo club scene and his rising as a regular DJ spinning "House Party" at some of the major v ...…
 
On this episode, join me as we scratch the surface of the Tokyo indie rock scene. I sat down with Kento for a blitzkrieg-paced bop of an episode. I dove deep into his musical inspirations, his experience living and bringing anarchy in the uk and finally coming full circle back to the Tokyo Indie underground. Kento's come-as-you-are demeanor ref ...…
 
It's time to get personal. Huy was one of my first roommates and oldest friends in Japan. Even though he doesn't live in Japan, this country is still his home away from home. His story is no less different with people I know entering an international marriage with a Japanese partner yet he brings a wealth of knowledge for those who are getting ...…
 
On a rainy day, I sloshed my way through the sidewalk puddles up to the Nakameguro Taproom to share a pint with Bryan yet I had no intentions about learning the intricacies of how to brew a good batch of beer. If you are a beer lover, live in Japan and never drunk Baird Beer, now's the time to catch up with the rest of us. Bryan along with his ...…
 
In the southwestern part of metropolitan Tokyo lies an area considered the Japanese version of Silicon Valley. “Gotanda valley”, as it’s called within the local tech community, is the home of Avelio Systems as well as many other startups working with AI, apps, and the latest type of computer tech. Here you can see a map of the valley and Avelio ...…
 
Continuing my interview with Ki from episode 5, we head straight towards his other passion; Wing Chun martial arts. And we cannot discuss the discipline and philosophy that is Wing Chun unless we give praise to the legendary Bruce Lee, his writings and his contributions to the film industry and its celebrities. As I warned in the previous episo ...…
 
For my next guest we dive into the life of Ki Innis whom I consider a polymath; a modern day warrior poet. His larger-than-life personality and story is what attracted me to interview him (as well as him being what I consider to be part of "the old guard" in Tokyo). We'd dived so deep into his childhood from growing up in New York to sharing ou ...…
 
To kickoff 2019, I invited the lovely and adventurous duo of Jessica Korteman and Hai Huynh for coffee and a chat. They are freelance travel bloggers now based in Tokyo. You can read and see their captivating photos of their trips to over 50 countries and 6 continents on their travel blog, Notesofnomads.com Alongside, they work with Instagram J ...…
 
Streamlining towards 2019, Japanese people usually celebrate the New Year with a sense of calmness and reflection. The intentions of starting anew with vigor and individual improvement; like hitting the reset button within their souls. I figured Kuna would be the logical choice to chat with. She is a Yoga instructor as well as the studio direct ...…
 
Today I had a quality chat with Motohiro Kishi, a US-born Japanese commercial airline pilot for Japan Airlines. I invited him on to my show because truly how often have you ever heard of a podcast episode with a Boeing 777 pilot?! It’s not every day that we get a chance to hear what life’s like as a commercial airline pilot as well as someone w ...…
 
Welcome to my first episode of my podcast! My first guest is Natsuki Yasuda, a young entrepreneur who's worked at Rakuten, a global Japanese e-commerce rival to Amazon, but then he went rogue to co-found his own consulting firm and build his own travel guide/tour package website of his homeland, Hokkaido prefecture in Northern Japan, treasurefu ...…
 
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