106 episodes

Independent filmmaker Chris Broad brings you his multi-award winning YouTube channel Abroad In Japan in podcast form. Aided by broadcaster Pete Donaldson, they bring you a taste of life in the most unique country in the world, from great cuisine to capsule hotels, current events and tips on how to spend your time there.

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Independent filmmaker Chris Broad brings you his multi-award winning YouTube channel Abroad In Japan in podcast form. Aided by broadcaster Pete Donaldson, they bring you a taste of life in the most unique country in the world, from great cuisine to capsule hotels, current events and tips on how to spend your time there.

    How has Coronavirus affected Japan | Is it still safe to travel?

    How has Coronavirus affected Japan | Is it still safe to travel?

    On this week's episode of Abroad in Japan, we're talking all about the Coronavirus, and the impact it’s had on Japan so far. We discuss the precautions the government have been taking, how it’s affecting tourism, and advise you whether you need to cancel your travel plans - short answer...no!


    Also on today’s show, Pete’s sharing his experience of an ANA Room, seaweed farming and we take a usual dive into the mailbox. We’re answering your questions about Suica cards and Chris’s recent trip to a haunted house.


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    • 44 min
    Two year anniversary special

    Two year anniversary special

    It's been two years since the first ever episode of Abroad in Japan! The boys are together in Japan celebrating, with even more Strong Zero than last week.


    It's a fax machine special to mark the occasion, so they're tackling tonnes of your questions, from where to find the best pizza bread to winning sumo wrestlers, there's lots to cover. Get involved!


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    • 30 min
    Sapporo Snow Festival!

    Sapporo Snow Festival!

    Armed with ample amounts of Strong Zero, Chris and Pete are bringing you a special episode of Abroad in Japan, from the Sapporo Snow Festival!


    There's also Speedy Japanese, some dodgy receipts found under the bed and some of your Mailbox questions get answered. Plus... McDonald's have a new item on the menu, Adult Cream Pie anyone?


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    • 34 min
    Must see places outside of Tokyo...2 weeks in Japan

    Must see places outside of Tokyo...2 weeks in Japan

    This week we're offering up some of the best places to visit in Japan! All of the destinations on the list are a little bit off the beaten track, outside of common tourist destinations like Tokyo and Kyoto, so we'll be telling you how easy they are to reach, and why they're worth visiting.


    These are some of our absolute favourite parts of the country, so get your pen and paper ready people.


    We're also reinstating Speedy Japanese, teaching Pete some travel related vocabulary!


    To get involved, send us your thoughts at abroadinjapanpodcast@gmail.com.


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    • 41 min
    What NOT to do on a Japanese Train

    What NOT to do on a Japanese Train

    Whether you're a regular commuter in Japan, or you're planning a big trip across the country, this week we're preparing you with everything you need to remember not to do on the train. From blocking doors, to how you should sit, consider this episode a comprehensive education on using Japanese trains. We're also asking important questions about 'gran class' on the bullet train - how far do the seats recline? What's the free stuff like?


    Plus, Chris has finally received a Christmas present from Pete, and it's... erotic. Choo choo!


    To get in touch, send a message to abroadinjapanpodcast@gmail.com.


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    • 40 min
    12 things we want to do in Japan in 2020 | Our bucket lists

    12 things we want to do in Japan in 2020 | Our bucket lists

    We're a few weeks into 2020 and it's time to start planning. Here are some of the things we're going to be getting up to this year, from purchasing oyster shaped cushions and tasting wagyu sandwiches in Shibuya, to going on road trips and visiting hot springs - there's tonnes of stuff we want to do in Japan this year. Will Pete's lifelong dreams of becoming a ninja be coming true this year?


    We're also diving into the mailbox to answer your questions as always. Get in touch at abroadinjapanpodcast@gmail.com.


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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

Snewy369 ,

Best thing since the invention of Natto.

A great ramble through Japan without leaving the house.

sushiiwushii ,

This is the

Best Podcast out! 🙌🏼

Caseolee ,

Great relaxed podcast

I just wish they were more often/longer.

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