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This is a podcast for those who are learning Japanese. I’ll talk about an article of News Web Easy per episode for about 20 mins. 🔶The first 5-min for small talk and reading aloud an article for "beginner learners" 🔶The next 15-min for an explanation of the article for "N4-level le" 🔶After 20-min for providing deep background or information for "intermediate learners" Here is my listener's thought why they think we should listen to this podcast even if we cannot understand it well.⇨https://w ...
 
Hi I'm JJWalsh, a Hiroshima, Japan based sustainable travel consultant, content creator and guide. Every Tuesday, I will be exploring great travel destinations in Japan I've had the pleasure of visiting to introduce the successes and hurdles and potential for better tourism and travel. This podcast is an extension of the Seeking Sustainability Live Talkshow-Podcast launched in 2020– interviews with good people doing great things with a lens on sustainability innovation and insights in Japan. ...
 
Learn Japanese with Free Podcasts Whether you are student or a seasoned speaker, our lessons offer something for everyone. We incorporate culture and current issues into each episode to give the most informative, both linguistically and culturally, podcasts possible. For those of you with just the plane ride to prepare, check our survival phrase series at JapanesePod101.com. One of these phrases just might turn your trip into the best one ever!
 
I am Dave Lee. Pro Snowboarder, turned entrepreneur. I've been part of a kick ass team that has built a successful snowboard brand, factory and subscription/media company. This podcast gives you insight into the how and why we do what we do. Small business, mountain culture, friends and family and a life-long dedication to a snowboard world that like many things in life has the ability to kick you in the teeth. Signal_Life is all about finding your own line in an often tracked out scene.
 
The Denim and Boots Podcast is the show for blue bloods and denimheads. On this podcast, we talk to maker, retailers and influencers to about recent and relevant topics in the world of raw denim, boots and heritage-style menswear. The show is co-hosted by Jake from Almost Vintage Style and Thomas from Denimhunters. This podcast is brought to you by Denimhunters, the platform Thomas started as a blog in 2011 that has become a voice for the denim industry and community. You'll find show notes ...
 
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Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Technology/Internet-Explorer-shutdown-to-cause-Japan-headaches-for-months https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220617-the-power-of-cannabis-japan-embraces-cbd-despite-drug-taboo https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/202…
 
🔗Rainy season ends in Tokyo, other areas https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20220627_17/ 🔗九州きゅうしゅう北部ほくぶ、四国しこく、中国地方ちゅうごくちほう、近畿きんき、北陸ほくりくでも梅雨つゆが終おわった https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/k10013691761000/k10013691761000.html 🔗YouTube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNirmnzqjsogp_PgmtyQ0d4a_cn_7CfuQ 🔗Twitch (available for about two weeks) https…
 
What is the best way forward for the Japan travel planners, managers, guides and those working in hospitality as we prepare for the borders to open and international travelers to be welcomed back. Watch the video of the talk here. Alex Kerr is an author, speaker, consultant and visionary who founded the Chiiori trust- a chain of successful rural gu…
 
Multi-asset funds and managed portfolio services are increasingly embracing private equity as part of their asset allocation, investing in the likes of Oakley Capital Investments or HarbourVest. What is driving this rise in exposure to private equity, and is this trend here to stay? With Citywire’s private equity correspondent Selin Bucak, we discu…
 
Japan presents certain obstacles and frustrations for investors, making it a hard market for some to navigate. In this special podcast, Krystle Higgins spoke to Nicholas Weindling, a Japan country specialist at JPM Asset Management. Having lived and worked in the region for 18 years, Weindling has a unique insight into the issues the country faces …
 
Rebecca Otowa is an inspiration to anyone who is deeply invested in a life and career in Japan. Here we talk about 3 of her published books and she reads some parts to us as well. Talk VIDEO here. Writers and artists like Rebecca are so important to give us important insights into the integrated experience as both an outsider and insider in Japanes…
 
Wow! the 60th sustainable travel Japan episode- thank you all for your support in getting to this point. Some thoughts about sustainable travel and tourism here on things I've learned about the importance of travel for a more sustainable, peaceful and empathetic world. In 2019, I was training guides how to better communicate information and stories…
 
Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/06/e5b004c4591c-urgent-kishida-eyes-attending-nato-summit-in-late-june-1st-time-for-japan.html https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/06/85ca91bb46d6-chinese-men-arrested-over-alleged-plot-to-cheat-on-japan-univ-e…
 
Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode: https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/06/d25c7dd60667-japan-born-american-files-suit-against-japans-dual-nationality-ban.html https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/06/e450761baecb-japan-to-cover-999-of-households-by-fiber-optic-networks-in-2028.html…
 
Ted Taylor is a writer and travel guide who loves long wanders around Japan and sharing insights about culture, tradition, history and folklore he learns along the way with his audience and visitors. Here we talk about his philosophy to enjoy life and travel in Japan as well as some of his writing projects and explorations. Edward J. Taylor is a mu…
 
This week, Mitch and Josh talk about their real reasons for leaving America and going to Japan. They also talk about Japan's borders opening up, the conclusion to the story about the man who accidentally received 35 million yen, Japan potentially banning adult videos, and more! Weird dog commercial Josh was talking about: https://www.youtube.com/wa…
 
Entrepreneur Lee Xian Jie is a Singaporean who studied in Tokyo, worked in tourism as a guide in Kyoto, and is now a community builder and entrepreneur in Ryujinmura village, Wakayama - deep in the Kumano mountains, where is he preparing to open his own cafe and guest house. In this talk, Lee tells us about the old houses he has been renovating for…
 
This week, Alex and Mitch talk about tourists coming to Japan, a man who received 46 million yen from the government because of a mistake, a Tokyo medical school caught favoring male students, and more! Support us on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/smalltalkjapan Articles from this week's episode https://www.reddit.com/r/japannews/comments/urgvx3/…
 
🔗6月がつに外国人がいこくじんが観光かんこうで日本にっぽんに来くることができるようになるhttps://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/k10013645231000/k10013645231000.html🔗YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNirmnzqjsogp_PgmtyQ0d4a_cn_7CfuQ🔗Twitch (available for about two weeks)https://www.twitch.tv/azumiism🔗Azumi's English-Japanese Bilingual Podcast, Code-Switching Butterflieshttps://codeswitc…
 
Simona Zollet is originally from Italy and is now a researcher and educator at Hiroshima university who is focused on rural areas around the Chugoku-Shikoku areas of Japan. Here we talk about some of Simona's insights about successful case studies that she has found in small rural communities and interesting similarities and differences in comparis…
 
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.…
 
Coronavirus has made teleworking a possibility and long vacations abroad where you can rent a beautiful rural house for a long workcation is becoming more of a possibility. Ed Statham came to Japan on a break from his scuba dive business in Indonesia, and has renovated 3 abandoned houses in his small rural area to be used as rentals and has had gre…
 
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…
 
David Billa is originally from France, but has become one of the leading authorities on Japan's art islands and the art festival held on the islands and ports around the Okayama-Kagawa areas called the Setouchi Triennale. Watch the video of the talk with David Billa David is a university professor in Kagawa who uploads so many wonderful insights ab…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Richard Pearce is the Founding Director at Bushido Adventure Travel Ltd and Owner at Richiyado Guesthouse who has a passion for sustainable travel and tourism in the Tottori area of Japan. Watch the video of this talk Richard also started a new organization in recent years to protect the Giant Salamanders of Mt.Daisen and in the process realized th…
 
Jessop Petroski is a travel industry insider who talks here about interesting hi-tech projects he has worked on in Japan to promote products, services, and travel destinations. This is a revisit of a great talk from the beginning of the Seeking Sustainability live talkshow series 8/2020. Lots of great takeaways here for future travel appeal in Japa…
 
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…
 
Dr.Shelley Clarke found a beautiful mountain community she would call home while cycling around the rural area of Shizuoka in Japan. Now Shelley is based in that small village deep in the mountains which has a population of only 70 people. Shelley has created a guest lodge, cafe, and has restored the traditional garden in the 600 year old regal est…
 
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…
 
Have you ever wondered what a 10-course feast centered on Bamboo would be like, or if you could survive by foraging for wild foods in the forest? These are issues Winifred Bird discusses in her book "Eating Wild Japan". Winifred is a writer who spent months traveling across Japan to talk with local people who are carrying on traditions of foraging …
 
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…
 
Alex Kerr is one of Japan's most famous authors, advocates, speakers and innovators when it comes to preserving the traditional Japanese aesthetic of houses and design in ways that are relevant, beautiful and appealing to modern guests. https://alexkerr.net/ In this talk, we discuss some parts of his books "Lost Japan" and "Dogs and Demons" which r…
 
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…
 
Jessica Hallams is originally from Canberra, Australia, and now lives and works in the Tohoku region of Japan. She originally came to work in Fukushima as a JET program teacher, and now works as a travel promotion expert and tour planner and destination management based in Sendai. Watch our talk here on YouTube. Revisiting a great talk about sustai…
 
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…
 
Kumi Aizawa is such an inspiration not only in the work she has produced, but the transitions and collaborations she does with various communities, creators and officials to make projects a success over the long term- a perfect example of an entrepreneur making sustainability a reality. Watch the Video Kumi Aizawa is a trained architect, but also a…
 
Weekly sustainable short-takes with Shirley, Tove & Joy - this week: Watch video here Monday's Speaker Introductions for our 2-hour special talkshow event: Women to Inspire a Sustainable Japan (join us!), Japan Travel Awards focus on transparency, clear communication and barrier-free options self-care and workplace responsibility for employee healt…
 
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