'Hello From Nihon' is hosted by Ike and Ako-chan, a husband and wife duo with a unique insight into Japanese people, food, language, anime and culture. This is the type of information we want to share with you that other Japan podcasts are lacking, or just don't know about. Ike is an American living in Japan since 2003 with a ton of crazy experiences to share, and Ako-chan spent most of her adult life living in countries like China, Germany, Australia and America, She speaks multiple languages and has a lot of praise and criticisms to share about living in Japan.
106: Japanese Girl Reacts To Unsolved Mysteries Tsunami Spirits Episode
Just watched Unsolved Mysteries episode 4 (Tsunami Spirits), Ako and I had to talk about this and our experiences with the 3/11 earthquake and Tsunami. We cover Japanese ghost stories, spirituality, west Vs. east ideals and much more. Watch out for heavy spoilers in this one.
105: Japanese Report Says Education Level Predicts YOUR COVID19 Response
Ako came across a weird little Tokyo University report that claims uneducated Japanese people did not adhere to COVID19 precautions, while Japanese citizens with a 4 year university degree (or above) took the "proper" precautions. Ako and I picked it apart and gave our thoughts and opinions on the subject.
104: Yama-Chan's Response To Hana Kimura's Passing And Cyber-Bullies Interviewed
I can't get Hana Kimura out of my head and I've been asking Ako all kinds of questions about it since she reads Kanji fluently and has access to the Japanese media; and their thoughts and opinions about the matter. In this episode we go over a lot of things surrounding Hana's passing and the circumstances that led to it.
Rest In Peace Hana Kimura, Terrace House Back In Tokyo 2019 - 2020
Today is a very sad day, Kimura Hana from Terrace House passed away, she was 22 years old. Rest In Peace.
102: Streets Of Rage 4 Vs.Animal Crossing And The Low Carb Diet
Long time no hear, Ako and I have been turned into farmers and the only escape is in our NIntendo switch games. I just got Streets Of Rage 4 for the switch and Ako has been playing Animal Crossing since we got here. Besides that, we go over the low carb diet and why we have gotten on it.
101: Terrace House Slams Into The COVID19 Wall!
Terrace House Tokyo: 2019 - 2020 is now over for the foreseeable future. If you saw Terrace House episode 40 then you saw the last one. Make sure you watch it before you listen to this Hello From Nihon podcast episode. Ako and I also talk about the cultural significance of Setsubun, or the driving away of evil demonic Oni.