61 How did you become so familiar with Japan? (Bonus Solo Episode)

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On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, Tony answers the question: How did you become so familiar with Japan?

About Tony Vega

Tony Vega is a writer, editor, and podcaster. He has lived in Japan as both a student and participant of the JET Programme. He possesses an M.A. in Japanese language and linguistics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Tony is the creator of Japankyo.com and he produces both the Japan Station and Ichimon Japan podcasts. Aside from his work on JapanKyo.com, he is the editor in chief of Wasabi magazine and the producer of the Transmissions from Hawaii podcast. Tony enjoys pizza, sushi, burritos, puns, and overanalyzing absurd things.

Topics Discussed
  • Learning about Japan and the Japanese language
  • Tips for becoming knowledgeable about Japan and the Japanese language
  • The importance of persistence and patience
  • The importance of staying humble
  • The importance of learning the Japanese language in order to better understand all aspects of Japan
  • Graduate school
  • And much more!
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Links, Videos, Etc.

If you enjoyed this solo episode, then you'll probably enjoy episode 33 of Japan Stationi.

Here are the Japan Station episodes that were mentioned in this episode.

If you're interested in checking out Lang-8, you can use the link below.

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Special Thanks

Opening/Closing song: Oedo Controller (大江戸コントローラー) by Yunomi featuring Toriena (Used with permission from Yunomi) To listen to more of Yunomi's music, check out his Soundcloud page or YouTube channel.

Japan Station cover art: Provided by Erik R.

Featured image: JapanKyo.com

Featured image: Courtesy of Romulus Hillsborough/Tuttle Publishing

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