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!
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?
On the latest Episode of Living Japan, we congratulate the team Twin Cosplay, who represented Mexico at the World Cosplay Summit 2015 and got the first prize for their Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask performance. Later, Motoi, Brent and Edgar talk about some of the problems that the organizing committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are facing, specially the copyright issue surrounding the event’s logo; the cancellation of the construction of a new stadium and the possibility of the appearance of an idol group on the inauguration ceremony. Join the discussion, do you think Tokyo is ready for this even? Do you think that having an idol group performance an the inauguration will portray a good or bad image of Japan? Let us know in your comments!