Episode 74.- Kabuki at the Olympics

Hello everyone!!!

We have a new episode for you! Finally, after almost 6 months (more or less) we get back to our original format, commenting on three different news that caught our eyes. First, we talk a little bit about the Onsen Theme Park in the city of Beppu, which this month show a little bit of what it will be built to the people who backed up this idea through crowd funding. Our second topic is socializing parents, specially mothers who are being pressured to be the perfect mom, giving small space for relief or meeting friends. Finally, we discuss the role of Traditional culture in the 2020 Olympics’ inauguration, after the declaration of some members of the organizing committee that emphasize that things like sumo or kabuki should not be part of this event.

Join the discussion. Would you like to go to an Onsen theme Park? How do parents get help in taking care of children so that they can socialize in your country? Should Japanese traditional culture be part of the Olympics’ inauguration? Let us know in the comments!

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Episode 68.- Myths about school

Hello Everyone!

We want to apologize for getting behind our schedule, but finally we were able to meet and record a new episode. Today, we have a fun episode talking about a recent trend on Twitter with the hasthag #gaijinconfessions. The Living Japan crew tell us some confessions of their own before moving on to our main topic: Myths about the Japanese schooling system. There are many articles that try to describe how education works in Japan, however, not everything they say is true. Join us while Brent, Edgar and Motoi talk about some of this issues and discuss how truthful are this Internet articles. Join the discussion, tell us your opinion about the Japanese schooling system in the comments.

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Episode 55.- Lost in the Forest of Hokkaido

We are back!!!!!! Apologies to all of our listeners!!! For health reasons we had to take a short break for the podcast, nothing to worry, but finally we were able to record a new episode. Brent, Motoi and Edgar discuss a recent news that take over Japan about a young child that got lost in the forests of Hokkaido. As part of the talk, they discuss the differences between USA, Mexico and Japan on how parents discipline their children.

Join the discussion!!! Let us know what you think 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 Maud 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 15.- JET Programme

In Episode 15 Motoi, Brent and Edgar discuss about the problem that some students are facing after one Japanese university has decided to evict all of the students that live in one of its dormitories due to drinking. Also, Motoi explains the Japanese Blood Type horoscope. Listen to learn what type of personality do you have depending on your blood type. Finally, Brent explains us everything you have to know about the JET Programme, including benefits, some challenges and how can you apply for it. Listen to our show if you’re interested in coming to Japan through the JET Programme, which represents a great opportunity for all the people who is looking forward to live in Japan for a short period of time.