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This week, Natsuki is back! And she talks with Mitch about PewDiePie moving to Japan, Elon Musk's tweet about Japan, refugees coming to Japan, same sex partenership. a man who recreated the last supper out of McDonald's wrappers, and more! Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode https://youtu.…
 
In Episode 16, the JETAA-sphere interviews recently re-elected JETAA International President Nathalie Ng (Shizuoka-ken, 2010-11) of JETAA Singapore as well as JETAA International Webmaster Eden Law (Fukushima-ken, 2010-11) of JETAA New South Wales to learn all about what JETAA International is, what it does, and how it exists. We also get to learn …
 
Japan's borders are finally opening! Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode: https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/05/5a853b6e28f1-yoshinoya-refused-to-let-foreign-student-attend-recruitment-event.html https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/05/c56cad852703-urgent-japan-looking-to-accept-fo…
 
In Episode 15 of the JETAA-sphere podcast, we interview Prof. Takaaki Hiratsuka, author of Narrative inquiry into language teacher identity: ALTs in the JET program. Click this link http://bit.ly/VBL-Register to register for the May 28 book launch event! Ep 15 Co-hosts: Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, Kariya-shi, 1992-94) Mark Frey (Kumamoto-ken, 2002-…
 
Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Firework show location: https://goo.gl/maps/wCDY9MZpbB9YCQCt6 Articles from this week's episode https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/04/298ae8c397bf-travelers-crowd-trains-airports-as-golden-week-holiday-begins.html https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/04/a8dbac4b1441-feature-flori…
 
The JETAA-sphere is very fortunate and honored to be able to share an episode of Scot Maupin's (Hokkaido, 2005-09) podcast "The Perfect Show" in its entirety on the JETAA-sphere. This episode is entitled "Ten Yen Arcade." And if you enjoyed this episode, you should definitely check out The Perfect Show's other episodes, especially "Multilanguage So…
 
Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/04/9788d2b9a6c5-japan-mulls-4th-vaccine-shots-for-elderly-chronically-ill-patients.html https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/04/8a900bd0039a-breaking-news-man-arrested-for-obstructing-covid-vaccinations-in-tokyo…
 
Thank you to DSA International, our sponsor for this episode!If you’re interested in working with DSA International, either as a future applicant or a company looking to hire someone, please send them an email at: jobs@dsajobs.net with “Attention: JET-PODCAST-TANAKA2022” in the subject line.Episode 13 is JETAA-sphere's interview with Stacy Smith (C…
 
On this episode, Mitch and Josh talk about Japan opening to select foreigners, foreigners that are more likely to get stopped by police, the debate that sparked from Japan's Netflix series 'Old Enough!" and more! Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/04…
 
Ep 012 JETAA-sphere: JET Alumni in Children’s Literature - Alexei Esikoff (Editor) & Roseanne A. Brown (Writer) Publishing: Alexei Esikoff Fukushima-ken, Fukushima-shi, 2001-02 McMillan Publishing, Henry Holt imprint Writing: Roseanne A. Brown, Ishikawa-ken, Nomi-shi, 2017-19 https://roseanneabrown.com/ Twitter: @rosiesrambles Instagram: @rosiesram…
 
This week, Mitch and Hayato talk about feeling lonely during the pandemic, Doraemon's beloved creator passing away, a woman who tried to scam a foreigner in Japan, and more! Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/04/4ddcf1bfd8c8-urgent-japan-eyes-resolu…
 
Our first installment in the submission-based Mothra Storytelling Hour, where JET alumni submit their stories related to the chosen theme. This episode we begin with the theme MISTAKE. We cover silly cultural slip ups, mistakes at work or in the classroom, and some regrets. Listen to our 15 submissions from fellow alumni! Hosted by Samantha Lastres…
 
Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan People of Kagoshima: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZvcOG0nP-4 Articles from this week's episode https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/04/f55b242b7b26-breaking-news-japan-to-allow-in-up-to-10000-visitors-daily-from-april-10.html https://www.nippon.com/en/japan-data/h01285/ https://en…
 
4th shots for vaccines, ban of Japanese luxury imports, Korean missles, and more! Those are the topics for this week's episode of Small Talk Japan! Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Sushi video Josh talked about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDL8yu34fz0&t=143s Articles from this week's episode https://english.kyodonew…
 
From Japan's recent earthquake, to cities filled with giant plastic models, to a campground that was accidentally homophobic, Josh and Mitch talk about all things Japan. Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode https://www.j-cast.com/2022/03/15433135.html https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022…
 
The JETAA-sphere podcast is excited to share the first episode of the JETAA Southern California Leadership podcast hosted by Joe Moore (who also co-hosts episodes of the JETAA-sphere.) This first episode, which interviews former JETAASC presidents Jon Harwell and Cristela Reyes, is the first of three special episodes focusing on current and past le…
 
From ponytails being banned for being too stimulating, to UNIQLO's flip-flop about being in Russia, to The Ring's Sadako starting her own daily life vlog, Mitch and Alex talk about everything happening in Japan now! Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode: https://english.kyodonews.net/news/20…
 
Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/03/4d652fcf9db4-japan-reaches-target-of-1-mil-covid-booster-shots-per-day.html https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/03/df19fd5e800a-70-japanese-answer-ukraines-calls-to-arms-against-russia.html https://english.k…
 
Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/02/0a26bffcb705-olympics-japan-takes-silver-in-womens-curling-after-loss-to-british.html https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/02/09379c7e665e-govt-bans-firm-from-accepting-foreign-trainees-after-assault-case.htm…
 
Designer, educator and longtime JETAANY contributing member Lee-Sean Huang (Oita-ken, 2003-06) joins co-hosts Zach Piper (Kochi-ken, 2001-04) and Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94) to talk about his path to JET and since JET as well as his longtime role as JETAANY Webmaster and how he helped get JETwit started. Plus hear Leesean singing enka!…
 
Three members of the JETAA USA Board of Advisors--Monica Yuki (Saitama-ken, 2002-04), Jessyca Livingston, formerly Wilcox (Hokkaido, 2003-06) and James Gannon (Ehime-ken, 1992-94) join Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94) and special co-host Matt Gillam of CLAIR NY (aka the Japan Local Government Center) to talk about the JETAA USA Board of Advisor…
 
Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/02/195e19f47c36-us-european-business-leaders-urge-japan-to-end-covid-entry-ban.html https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14532405 https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/02/4372eb10123a-returning-japan-olympians-to-h…
 
Ryan Hata (Tottori-ken, 2014-17) joins Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94) to talk about the many hats he wears in the JETAA-sphere--from AJET to JETwit to JETAANY to JETAA International--and his passion for helping JETs find work opportunities and connect with each other and helping the JET alum community continue to grow stronger.…
 
Former JETAA Rocky Mountain chapter president Adam Lisbon (Kobe-shi, 2004-07) joins Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94) and Zach Piper (Kochi-ken, 2001-04) to talk about JETAA Rocky Mountain, his work as Japanese & Korean Studies Librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado's Japanese-American history, and JET days of yore.…
 
This week Alex, Mitch, and Josh answer questions live on reddit about living in Japan. Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Check out our sponsors! STAPLETON 英会話: https://stapleton.me/ Online classes! DROPS Hair: http://drops-hair.jp/ If you are interested in the equipment we use, check out the links below! mic https://amzn…
 
Part 2: Matthew Gillam of CLAIR NY (aka the Japan Local Government Center) and Bahia Simons-Lane Gunma-ken, 2005-07), Director of USJETAA join Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94) and Joe Moore (Saga-ken, 2010-13) about what CLAIR and USJETAA are, what they do, how they support JETAA USA, and how they each ended up in their current roles.…
 
Matthew Gillam of CLAIR NY (aka the Japan Local Government Center) and Bahia Simons-Lane Gunma-ken, 2005-07), Director of USJETAA join Steven Horowitz (Aichi-ken, 1992-94) and Joe Moore (Saga-ken, 2010-13) about what CLAIR and USJETAA are, what they do, how they support JETAA USA, and how they each ended up in their current roles.…
 
Mob attacking a police station in Okinawa, an 11 hour standoff with a shooter in Saitama, bomb shelters, lunar landers, umaibo, and why Japanese couples broke up at the start of 2022! Those are the topis of this week's episode of Small Talk Japan! Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode https:…
 
Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20220121/p2a/00m/0na/045000c#:~:text=IIZUKA%2C%20Fukuoka%20%2D%2D%20A%20family,by%20the%20father%20burglarizing%20houses. https://japantoday.com/category/crime/man-breaks-into-school-to-recover-stuff-teacher-took-from…
 
This week, Mitch and Natsuki talk about jobs for yakuza, Japan's economy vs the rest of the world, Studio Ghibli world, and more! Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/01/b38936a5c597-urgent-tokyos-daily-covid-cases-top-4000-for-1st-time-since-late-aug…
 
From same sex partenerships, to spikes in wages, this week, Alex and Mitch talk about all things Japan! Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/01/79fa55017c0c-12000-sign-petition-to-ease-japans-tight-entry-rules-over-omicron.html https://www.ucanews.com/news/japan-looks-to-blood-ties-to…
 
Vaccine passports, bench pressing grandmas, a video game high school, and more! That's what Josh and Natsuki are talking about on this week's episode of Small Talk Japan! Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Vaccine passport for residents of Japan: https://www.digital.go.jp/policies/posts/vaccinecert Articles for the week: …
 
Japan's current corona situation, the Osaka fire incident, boycotting the Olympics, Miss Universe Japan's fashion fail, and more! That's what Alex and Mitch are talking about on this week's episode of Small Talk Japan! Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles for the week: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/202112…
 
Which date you should confess your love, mandatory grooming lessons for boys, and billionaires blasting off into space! All that and more on this episode of Small Talk Japan with Mitch and Natsuki! Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles for the week: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/12/04/national/crime-legal/n…
 
Cameras on trains, drinking with coworkers, and "toilet mode" gamer onesies! Mitch and Alex talk about all things Japan! Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles for the week: https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2021/12/28670f8f00db-urgent-kishida-hints-at-review-of-japans-re-entry-restrictions-over-omicron.html https:/…
 
From execution to extra packed pizza with golden chopsticks, Mitch and Alex talk about all things Japan! Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles for the week: https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14486545 https://gentosha-go.com/articles/-/38909?per_page=1 https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20211126_31/ https://sho…
 
From execution to extra packed pizza with golden chopsticks, Mitch and Alex talk about all things Japan! Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles for the week: https://soranews24.com/2021/11/16/shinkansen-conductor-caught-playing-gps-smartphone-game-on-bullet-train-for-ten-years/ https://soranews24.com/2021/11/19/domin…
 
From delay fees to statues of animals so ugly they are cute, Mitch and Natsuki talk about all things Japan! Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles we talked about: https://english.kyodonews.net/news/20... https://english.kyodonews.net/news/20... https://english.kyodonews.net/news/20... https://english.kyodonews.net/n…
 
Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles we talked about: https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2021/11/49b082530436-joker-train-attacker-targeted-tokyo-in-hopes-of-increasing-kill-count.html https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2021/10/c6d14b3c3cd0-focus-voters-to-keep-eye-on-kishidas-course-correction-from-abe-suga-era.ht…
 
Articles we talked about: https://english.kyodonews.net/news/20... https://english.kyodonews.net/news/20... https://english.kyodonews.net/news/20... https://english.kyodonews.net/news/20... https://the-japan-news.com/news/artic... Check out our sponsors! STAPLETON 英会話: https://stapleton.me/ Online classes! DROPS Hair: http://drops-hair.jp/ Kagoshim…
 
Alex's People of Kagoshima interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6dGE... Tokyo Len's Live with Mitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5qGW... Rick and Morty in Akihabara: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_246-... Fat cat running in water: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ4NY... Volcano video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvjwt... Check ou…
 
Japan lifting COVID-19 restrictions, Japan's newest prime minister, ARAHI's Aiba and Sho getting married and the idol life, and the revival of festivals in Japan! Those are the topics for this week's episode of Small Talk Japan! Check out our sponsors! STAPLETON 英会話: https://stapleton.me/ Online classes! DROPS Hair: http://drops-hair.jp/…
 
Japanese universities becoming stricter on background checks, Japan donating 30 million vaccines, new understanding of where Japanese people came from, flying taxi services, and a turtle hijacking a runway. This week, Mitch and Alex talk about all of this and more! Check out our sponsors! STAPLETON 英会話: https://stapleton.me/ Online classes! DROPS H…
 
How to become an ALT, pitfalls to look for once you are here, and how to make the most of your Japan experience! This week, we talk about how to be an ALT in Japan. Requirements to be an ALT: http://jetprogramme.org/en/eligibility/ Check out our sponsors! STAPLETON 英会話: https://stapleton.me/ Online classes! DROPS Hair: http://drops-hair.jp/…
 
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