Nerd Talk.- Olympic Ambassadors

Hello Everyone!

We are trying to start 2017 with the right foot and working hard to have a new episode for you every two weeks. Since Motoi had to travel abroad for work, we decided to record a new Nerd Talk episodes, because without her, Edgar and Brent are not cool, just a couple of Nerds! Haha! Our favorite nerds talk about the announcement by the Olympic committee of the new Ambassadors for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Brent and Edgar give their thoughts about them.

Join the discussion, let us know what you think. Do you think these characters represent the spirit of Japan and the Olympic Games? Who would you have chosen?

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Episode 60.- Olympics with a taste of Cool Japan, Mysterious Japanese Women and LGBT Acceptance

This was a busy week at the Living Japan studios and our crew got really deep into so many topics. Join us as we discuss the role of Cool Japan in promoting the Tokyo Olympics, later on we move to a text Brent found on the web about the depiction of Japanese women, is this idea of the Mysterious Japanese lady true? Finally, we discuss a little bit about a survey that asks Japanese parents if they’ll accept a LGBT child.

Episode 57.- Ghost in the Shell and Media Representation: An insight from Japan.

The Living Japan crew is back! This time, we once again talk about Japanese pop culture and how it has been adapted in the West by analyzing the debate around the casting of Scarlett Johanson as Motoko Kusanagi for the movie adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. Is it really white washing? Can foreign actors representing characters conceived in Japan help having more diverse casts in Japan? What do Japanese people think about this issue?

Join the discussion! Let us know what you think in comments!

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Episode 56.- 10 Thing Japanese People do Better than You???

Hello Gang!!!!! It’s time for another quick episode of Living Japan! This time, we discuss and article that our sweet Motoi found on the web enlisting the 10 things that Japanese People do better than the rest of the world… but is it really like that? Join us on this small chat where we talk a little bit of everything from public transportation to toilets, from restaurants to anime, which are really good and which aren’t?

Join the discussion!!! Let us know what you think!! Is there anything that happens at your country in which you think Japan is better? or is it the other way? Let us know in the comments!

Episode 45.- The UN dealing with manga??

On this week’s episode Brent talk to us about his first acupuncture experience in Japan. Later on we talk about the message of the UN representative┬áMaud de Boer-Buquicchio, who urged Japan to have stricter laws in order to ban the sexual depictions of underage characters in manga. Finally, we answered our first ever Facebook message from our listener Robert, from Poland, who after watching a viral video, asked us if it is true that Japanese children have to clean their schools by themselves.

Episode 30.- Anime in Mexico

Friend of the show Luis, from the Konnichiwa Fest and the Spanish language podcast “Ensalada de Otakus” (Otaku Salad) came all the way from Mexico just to talk with us about the Anime Scene in Mexico. Stick with us to learn which anime’s are trending in this Latin American country and to know some of the favorite animes of the Living Japan Crew. Join the discussion, which are your favorite animes? which ones would you recommend? do you like it or not?