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Discover Japan through conversations with fascinating people.

Every episode host Tony Vega is joined by a guest to talk about all aspects of Japan, including the Japanese language, history, Japanese pop culture, food, anime, manga, movies, music, comedy, the impact of Japanese culture around the world, underground social movements, social issues in Japan, and much more.

Episodes are released on the first of every month. Bonus episodes are regularly released on the fifteenth of the month.

For the full show notes visit www.japanstationpodcast.com.
mail@japanstationpodcast.com

Japan Station: A Podcast About Japan by JapanKyo.co‪m‬ JapanKyo.com

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Discover Japan through conversations with fascinating people.

Every episode host Tony Vega is joined by a guest to talk about all aspects of Japan, including the Japanese language, history, Japanese pop culture, food, anime, manga, movies, music, comedy, the impact of Japanese culture around the world, underground social movements, social issues in Japan, and much more.

Episodes are released on the first of every month. Bonus episodes are regularly released on the fifteenth of the month.

For the full show notes visit www.japanstationpodcast.com.
mail@japanstationpodcast.com

    Obscenity, Censorship & Erotic Comics in Japan (Patrick W> Galbraith)

    Obscenity, Censorship & Erotic Comics in Japan (Patrick W> Galbraith)

    On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, Tony  talks to Dr. Patrick W. Galbraith about Japanese erotic comics (eromanga) and related issues such as censorship and Japanese obscenity laws.
    About Patrick W. Galbraith
    Dr. Patrick W. Galbraith is a lecturer at Senshu University in Tokyo. He is one of the world's leading experts on the topic of Akihabara and the related subcultures that are often associated with this famous district of Tokyo. Galbraith is the author of man y books and articles, including Tokyo Realtime (2010), The Otaku Encyclopedia: An Insider's Guide to the Subculture of Cool Japan (2014), The Moe Manifesto: An Insider's Look at the Worlds of Manga, Anime, and Gaming (2017), and others. His most recent solo book, published by Duke University Press Books in 2019, is Otaku and the Struggle for Imagination in Japan.
    Topics Discussed What obscenity is in the eyes of Japanese law The masking of genitals in Japanese media such as anime and manga The push and pull cycle between creators and efforts to censor depictions of genitals The case of the Japanese artist Rokudenashiko Manga artists using creative techniques such as sound effects to imply sexual situations The link between censorship and things like tentacle hentai How mainstream manga and anime influences the world of erotic manga and vice versa The influence of major manga creators like Osamu Tezuka, Hayao Miyazaki, and Rumiko Takahashi on erotic manga How Naoki Yamamoto was influenced by Hayao Miyazaki's work on Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind How Urusei Yatsura helped establish a trope that would come to be popular in erotic manga/anime The world of  dōjinshi (independent fan made comics) How independent fan comics help push the popularity of mainstream anime/manga properties The way some manga creators go back and forth between the world of erotic and mainstream manga The erotic imagery of Food Wars/Shokugeki no Soma CLAMP's erotic treatment of Captain Tsubasa How manga creators usually do not interfere with fan comics based on their properties Efforts b the Japanese government throughout the 2010s to limit and further censor erotic manga Japan's Ordinance Regarding the Healthy Development of Youths Japan's decision to not ban illustrations depicting underage characters in sexual situations in 2014 despite pressure from other countries Incorrect stereotypes about erotic manga creators and readers The diversity that exists among readers and creators of erotic manga Australia's decision to ban certain types of manga Who Kaoru Nagayama is Concerns over international laws regarding erotic manga And much more! Support on Patreon
    If you enjoy Japan Station and want to ensure that we're able to produce more episodes, then please consider becoming a patron on Patreon.com. For a minimum pledge of $1 a month you'll get early access to all JapanKyo podcasts, bonus content, and more. And for $3 a month, you'll get access to Japanese Plus Alpha, a podcast produced by me (Tony Vega) that focuses on the Japanese language and all of its fascinating quirks. Also, all pledges get a shout-out on the show and my undying gratitude. Thank you in advance!
    Support Japan Station on Patreon Links, Videos, Etc.
    To pick up a copy of Erotic Comics in Japan: An Introduction to Eromanga, please consider using the Amazon affiliate link below. It will support JapanKyo.com and it won't cost you anything extra.
    Erotic Comics in Japan: An Introduction to Eromanga To listen to Dr. Galbraith's previous appearances on Japan Station, use the links below.
    Japan Station 30: Understanding “Otaku” and Akihabara w. Dr. Patrick W. Galbraith Understanding Idols and the Success of AKB48 (Dr. Patrick W. Galbraith) | Japan Station 38 To listen to the latest episode of Ichimon Japan, use the link below.
    Why did samurai have such weird haircuts? (All About Topknots/Ch

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    Trapped in Japan: A Chat w. Kevin O'Shea of the Just Japan Podcast

    Trapped in Japan: A Chat w. Kevin O'Shea of the Just Japan Podcast

    On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, Tony  Vega talks to Kevin O'Shea, host of the Just Japan Podcast, about the unique experience he had in 2020 when he got stuck in Japan due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    About Kevin O'Shea
    Kevin O'Shea is a content creator, educator, and longtime resident of Japan. Aside from producing over 200 episodes of the Just Japan Podcast, Kevin is also known for his work on YouTube and various podcasts and blogs. His latest podcast is called the Munzee Maniacs Podcast and is about the mobile game Munzee.
    Topics Discussed When and why Kevin lived in Kobe Life on Kobe's Port Island Some places to visit in Kobe The nice and convenient aspects of living in Kobe Working at an international school in Japan Working as a teacher in Japan versus working in other countries How many international schools in Asia outside of Japan are offering better salaries and benefits than those in Japan The intangible allure of Japan Living in Beijing and having to deal with air pollution Living and working as a teacher in Shenzhen, China The benefits of lifing and working in rural Japan as opposed to cities Being in China during the start of the COVID19 global pandemic The regulations put in place in China during the beginning of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic Deciding to leave China and go back to Japan in February of 2020 Arriving in Japan during early 2020 before entry restrictions and quarantines were put into place The challenges Kevin faced when trying to get back to China during the pandemic What Kevin had to go through in order to enroll his kids in school in Osaka Arriving and quarantining in Shenzhen, China during the coronavirus pandemic Dealing with internet trolls Kevin's first podcast: Looks Like Canada Kevin's decision to start the Just Japan Podcast The Making Better Teachers Podcast Kevin's interest in geocaching and the mobile game Munzee What Munzee is The Munzee Maniacs Podcast Kevin's interest in nature photography And much more! Support on Patreon
    If you enjoy Japan Station and want to ensure that we're able to produce more episodes, then please consider becoming a patron on Patreon.com. For a minimum pledge of $1 a month you'll get early access to all JapanKyo podcasts, bonus content, and more. And for $3 a month, you'll get access to Japanese Plus Alpha, a podcast produced by me (Tony Vega) that focuses on the Japanese language and all of its fascinating quirks. Also, all pledges get a shout-out on the show and my undying gratitude. Thank you in advance!
    Support Japan Station on Patreon Links, Videos, Etc.
    Here's all the social media channels you can find Kevin O'Shea on.
    Kevin O'Shea on Twitter ShizenWildlife on Instagram BusanKevin on YouTube To listen to the Munzee Maniacs Podcast, look it up on your podcast app of choice or use the links below.
    Munzee Maniacs Podcast on Apple Podcasts Munzee Maniacs Podcast on Google Podcasts Munzee Maniacs Podcast on Spotify You can find the Just Japan Podcast on just about any podcast platform. If you would like to check it out, you can use the links below.
    Just Japan Podcast on Apple Podcasts Just Japan Podcast on Google Podcasts Just Japan Podcast on Stitcher JustJapanStuff.com To check out the latest episode of Ichimon Japan, use the link below.
    What is the best Japanese name for a bear that isn’t actually a bear? (About Hole Bears, Bag Bears & More) | Ichimon Japan 35 To get your own "tree climbing bag bear" t-shirt, use the link below. T-shirt sales are used to help fund this show and other JapanKyo.com projects.
    Buy the Tree Climbing Bag Bear t-shirt from KimitoDesigns.com Special Thanks Opening/Closing song: Oedo Controller (大江戸コントローラー) by Yunomi featuring Toriena (Used with permission from Yunomi)
    To listen to more of Yunomi's music, check out his Soundcloud page or YouTube ch

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    A Journey into Waords: A Face to Face Chat w. Dr. Robert Campbell

    A Journey into Waords: A Face to Face Chat w. Dr. Robert Campbell

    On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, Tony Vega talks to one of the world's leading scholars on Edo Period Japanese literature: Dr. Robert Campbell.
    About Dr. Robert Campbell
    Dr. Robert Campbell is a literary scholar specializing in the literature of Edo era Japan. Since 2017 Dr. Campbell has served as the Director-General of the National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL). Aside from his academic work, Dr. Campbell regularly appears on Japanese media and is the host of the NHK World show Face to Face.
    Topics Discussed How Dr. Campbell's interest in a certain piece of Japanese art led him to begin learning Japanese Dr. Campbell's time as an undergraduate and what he studied Discovering The Tale of Genji The first Japanese art class Dr. Campbell took Why Dr. Campbell's university professor told him that he had to study Japanese Studying Japanese in college Studying at the IUC (Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies) in Tokyo Meeting artists and writers during Dr. Campbell's first time in Tokyo Dr. Campbell's experiences as a dancer during high school How it was that Dr. Campbell decided to become a specialist in Japanese literature Some of Japanese literature's most notable aspects How Japanese literature was meant to be read aloud for most of its history The practice of voiced reading (ondoku) as opposed to silent reading (mokudoku) Japanese literature's connections to classic Chinese literature Dr. Campbell's experience reading the work of the poet Ihara Saikaku Dr. Campbell's iconic jackets The peaceful and relaxing nature of much of Japanese literature The practical lessons that Japanese literature teaches Dr. Campbell's interest in Japanese famine survival manuals from the 19th century Edo period famine survival strategies and recipes The diversity of topics and themes found within Japanese literature The comical nature of much of Japanese literature Dr. Campbell's recommended books for people wishing to read early modern Japanese literature Looking for and buying old books in Tokyo Book auctions in Japan Tracing the provenence of an old Japanese book through the stamps of its previous owners Japanese literature as a window into the past Working in the Japanese entertainment industry Working with Momoiro Clover Z on the internet show F no Idenshi Getting to be the Director-General of the National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL) And much more! Support on Patreon
    If you enjoy Japan Station and want to ensure that we're able to produce more episodes, then please consider becoming a patron on Patreon.com. For a minimum pledge of $1 a month you'll get early access to all JapanKyo podcasts, bonus content, and more. And for $3 a month, you'll get access to Japanese Plus Alpha, a podcast produced by me (Tony Vega) that focuses on the Japanese language and all of its fascinating quirks. Also, all pledges get a shout-out on the show and my undying gratitude. Thank you in advance!
    Support Japan Station on Patreon Links, Videos, Etc.
    You can find Dr. Robert Campbell on Twitter.
    Robert Campbell on Twitter (@campbelltokyo) For more information about Dr. Campbell, you can visit his website.
    Robert Campbell Website To read the Wasabi Magazine article that was based on this interview, use the link below.
    A Journey into Words (October-November 2019) If you would like to watch F no Idenshi--the show that Dr. Campbell worked with the Japanese idol group Momoiro Clover Z--you can find it on YouTube.
    F no Idenshi YouTube Channel You can find Face to Face--Dr. Campbell's show on NHK World--on the NHK World website.
    Face to Face on NHK World Here is the list of books that Dr. Campbell recommended for people wishing to get into Edo period Japanese literature. The links are all Amazon affiliate links. If you use them to purchase anything on Amazon it will support the show but it won't

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    56 The Woman Behind the Voice of the Shinkansen: A Chat w. Voice Actor & Singer Donna Burke

    56 The Woman Behind the Voice of the Shinkansen: A Chat w. Voice Actor & Singer Donna Burke

    The Woman Behind the Voice of the Shinkansen: A Chat w. Voice Actor & Singer Donna Burke

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    No Mask Required: A Chat with Comedian Kilara Sen

    No Mask Required: A Chat with Comedian Kilara Sen

    On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, standup comedian Kilara Sen stops by to talk about comedy and the various projects
    About Kilara Sen
    Kilara Sen (a.k.a. Pink Unicorn) is a bilingual Japanese standup comedian, MC, and content creator. Apart from performing standup comedy in Japan, she has also performed in the United States and Europe, including at the Fringe festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Kilara also regularly releases videos via her YouTube channel Kilaracomedy.
    Topics Discussed Kilara's experiences giving motivational speeches to high school students in Japan Studying in the U.S. and learning English Comparing Japanese comedy to Western comedy Kilara's experiences in the Japanese comedy industry The moment when Kilara realized that she could be a solo comedian What Kilara has been doing during the coronavirus pandemic Japanese Whisky World, Kilara's YouTube show about whisky Appearing on Paul Hollywood Eats Japan Tracking down and meeting Conan O'Brien during his 2018 visit to Hokuei-chō in Tottori Prefecture And much more! Support on Patreon
    If you enjoy Japan Station and want to ensure that we're able to produce more episodes, then please consider becoming a patron on Patreon.com. For a minimum pledge of $1 a month you'll get early access to all JapanKyo podcasts, bonus content, and more. And for $3 a month, you'll get access to Japanese Plus Alpha, a podcast produced by me (Tony Vega) that focuses on the Japanese language and all of its fascinating quirks. Also, all pledges get a shout-out on the show and my undying gratitude. Thank you in advance!
    Support Japan Station on Patreon Links, Videos, Etc.
    Follow Kilara Sen on YouTube and social media to keep up to date with all her projects.
    Kilara Sen on YouTube Kilara Sen on Twitter Kilara Sen on Facebook Kilara Sen on Instagram To watch episodes of Japanese Whisky World, Kilara's show about whisky, check out the link below.
    Japanese Whisky World A trailer for Paul Hollywood Eats Japan can be found via the link below.
    Paul Hollywood Eats Japan Check out the latest episode of Ichimon Japan via the link below.
    What is yakitori? (All About Japan’s Famous Chicken Skewers) | Ichimon Japan 31 If you would like to check out the Kimito Designs shop, then use the link below.
    Visit KimitoDesigns.com Special Thanks Opening/Closing song: Oedo Controller (大江戸コントローラー) by Yunomi featuring Toriena (Used with permission from Yunomi)
    To listen to more of Yunomi's music, check out his Soundcloud page or YouTube channel.
    Japan Station cover art: Provided by Erik R.
    Featured image: Courtesy of Ema Ryan Yamazaki
    Featured image: Courtesy of Kilara Sen
    Follow Japankyo on Social Media Facebook (@JapankyoNews) Twitter (@JapankyoNews) Full Show Notes Get full show notes at www.japanstationpodcast.com  

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    Documenting the Intense World of Japanese High School Baseball (Ema Ryan Yamazaki)

    Documenting the Intense World of Japanese High School Baseball (Ema Ryan Yamazaki)

    On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, documentary filmmaker Ema Ryan Yamazaki discusses being inspired by Ichiro Suzuki and her latest documentary Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams.
    About Ema Ryan Yamazaki
    Ema Ryan Yamazaki is a documentary filmmaker who has worked on several Japan-related projects. Her most recent feature-length documentary is titled Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams and focuses on the wildly popular National High School Baseball Championship (全国高等学校野球選手権大会, Zenkoku Kōtō Gakkō Yakyū Senshuken), popularly referred to as "Summer Koshien" (夏の甲子園, Natsu no Kōshien).
    Topics Discussed About growing up in Nishinomiya near Koshien Stadium The #dearICHIRO documentary series Being inspired by Ichiro Suzuki How Ema Ryan Yamazaki became interested in filmaking The success of Ichiro Suzuki and how he captured the imagination and attention of so many people in Japan and the United States Ichiro Suzuki's time playing with the Miami Marlins Deciding to go to university in New York How it was that Ema decided to focus on Japan-related projects How living abroad helped Ema better understand Japan and how it is perceived by people outside of Japan The emotionally riveting and exciting nature of the Koshien summer high school baseball championship How it was that the Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams project began Using the Koshien high school baseball tournament as a way to look back on a hundred years of Japan's history and how Japanese society has changed The challenges Ema faced when producing Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams and how working with NHK helped make the film possible Coach Fumiya Tsuta and his impressive record of victories at Koshien Viewing baseball as a martial art The early history of baseball in Japan How baseball is strongly tied to education in Japan Whether the strict culture found in the world of high school baseball in Japan should be rethought Why Ema decided to have Coach Mizutani of Yokohama Hayato High School be a main focus of Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams The all-consuming nature of work culture in Japan The idea of gaman (perseverence) and whether it is necessary in contemporary Japan The importance of thinking about which rules and societal norms are necessary and which are not Coming to terms with being mixed race/half Japanese in Japan How the coronavirus pandemic affected the release of Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams and the Koshien summer high school baseball championship How it was that Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams got to air on ESPN and in theaters across Japan Getting to reunite with some of the subjects of Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams in 2020 And much more! Support on Patreon
    If you enjoy Japan Station and want to ensure that we're able to produce more episodes, then please consider becoming a patron on Patreon.com. For a minimum pledge of $1 a month you'll get early access to all JapanKyo podcasts, bonus content, and more. And for $3 a month, you'll get access to Japanese Plus Alpha, a podcast produced by me (Tony Vega) that focuses on the Japanese language and all of its fascinating quirks. Also, all pledges get a shout-out on the show and my undying gratitude. Thank you in advance!
    Support Japan Station on Patreon Links, Videos, Etc.
    To watch Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams, use the link below. It will premiere on November 20th, 2020.
    Watch Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams For information on Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams, visit the film's Facebook page.
    Koshien: Japan's Field of Dreams on Facebook For more information on the #dearICHIRO documentary series, visit the link below.
    #dearICHIRO For more information on Ema's body of work, visit her website via the link below.
    Ema Ryan Yamazaki Website Check out the latest episode of Ichimon Japan via the link below.
    Do you have any funny or embar

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