Starting with an idea to help students study in Japan, Davide Rossi has built GoGo Nihon into a successful company that brings students from around the world to study in Japan.
TOKYO PODCAST: SEASON ONE
Renting an apartment in Japan is a complicated process filled with all sorts of archaic procedures, strange acronyms, and more fees than you can possibly imagine.
Survivors from the small town of Ishinomaki share their stories of survival and hope after the devastation caused by the 2011 Japan Earthquake.
With it’s busy sidewalks and endless stairs, is Japan closed off to someone in a traveling in a wheelchair or is it surprisingly accessible?
Social media in Japan has grown from its early beginnings on mobile phones to websites like 2chan that wield considerable power in influencing cultural trends
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a documentary film by David Gelb that follows the life of 85 year old Jiro Ono who is widely considered to be the world’s greatest sushi chef.
Due to the space and earthquake constraints Tokyo is home to some of the worlds most unique and fascinating architecture.
Always Reading Caravan is a non-profit organization that provides mobile library services to families in the rural areas of Thailand to encourage more children to get excited about reading.
Despite a long and rich history tattooing in Japan is still not widely accepted due to their association with the Yakuza.
While New York is the place to go for jazz musicians, when it comes to jazz fans it doesn’t get any better than Tokyo.
Singer songwriter Sayulee joins me today to talk about her YouTube channel, upcoming bilingual Japanese English album and the special event she has planned for the 365th day.
Sachiko Takao returns to talk about the insights she gained into her own culture from reading 日本人が世界に誇れる３３のこと and the important message that she feels the book has for the people of Japan.
Leona Tokutake is a classically trained violinist who moved to America to pursue her dream of playing bluegrass music. She joins us to talk about her journey from the big city of Tokyo to the mountains of Tennessee.
We are going to take a look at the traditional Canadian sport of hockey and then the traditional Japanese sport of Kendo. We learn about the origins of hockey and about the subtleness and power of kendo.
One of the most disturbing records that Japan holds is that it has one of the highest suicide records in the world with an average of 82 suicides per day!
Popular YouTuber Bobby Judo talks about the truth about getting on TV in Japan and tells us about all the hard work that it took for him to reach his goal of hosting his own cooking show.
Long time resident, Ruth Jarman has combined her knowledge of Japanese business with her love for Japan to produce her first book which chronicles all the great things that she sees about Japan.
Paul Ufema’s grandfather, an officer in the US Navy was given 3 Japanese swords. For many years the swords sat in the basement collecting dust until Paul decided to see if they could return the swords to their rightful owners in Japan.
Reverend Takafumi Kawakami talks about the role that Buddhism plays in modern day Japan and the work that he is doing to revitalize his temple as a centre for learning in his community.
Amy Chavez talks about her book ‘Japan Funny Side Up’ which offers valuable insights into the strange and wacky aspects of Japanese culture.