Discover what everyday life in Japan is REALLY like! Weekly podcast episodes with half-Japanese/half-American Burke (18 years in Japan) and Ben from England (13 years in Japan), based in Hokkaido, and their guests sharing experiences on dating, marriage, working at Japanese companies, teaching at all education levels, traditions, martial arts, the struggles of life here, and the reasons why Japan is truly an amazing place to be living!
7 Stereotypes of Japanese Women
Tomoko, a manager at BearFoot Bar in downtown Sapporo, where we also recorded this episode, joins us on the podcast to talk about some stereotypes of Japanese women, such as wearing makeup from an early age, knowing how to cook, wearing short skirts in...
Comedy in Japan at a Major Entertainment Conglomerate
Albert Weiland (aka @aruchansensei on TikTok) is a comedian with Yoshimoto Kogyo - a major entertainment conglomerate and the employer of most of Japan's popular comedy talent. Albert was able to join Yoshimoto after winning a series of comedy...
Cool Words that are Unique to Japan
There are a lot interesting words and phrases in the Japanese language that don't really exist in the English language. For example, "Koyo", which is a word to mean the autumn leaves changing colour. The Japanese also like to create words that represent...
Activities You Should Do While Visiting Japan
On this episode of Voices in Japan, Ben and Burke review Tsunagu Japan's list of recommended activities people should do while visiting Japan. That includes visiting temples, shrines, castles, doing purikura, riding bullet trains, eating conveyor belt...
7 Types of Japanese People Foreigners May Come Across in Japan
Ben and Burke discuss some of the interesting types of Japanese people that foreigners may come across while living in Japan.
Building a Japanese-Friendly International Pub
How do you convince timid Japanese customers to become regulars at an international pub? Mike, the manager of Bearfoot Bar in Sapporo, joins Ben and Burke to share the trials and successes he and the staff at the bar have had in attracting the domestic...
Top notch atmosphere, with great info
a great look inside life in Japan as a foreigner, and the hosts combine great knowledge of the country with a warm, easygoing approach. It makes for terrific conversations that feel like a few people chatting in a comfortable living room. But it's also very professional and the questions always keep the show on topic and interesting. Well done!
An interesting podcast
I recently found you, guys. Listened to every podcasts of you and looking forward to hear your opinions about new topics. I’ll be an OL here from next year so would like to get more insights about working culture in Japan. Keep up good work, cheers from Osaka.
I’m really enjoying listening to your podcasts- I live in Japan and think your observations are really spot on and accurate. You guys seem to have great chemistry and are very candid and funny. A good podcast for anyone who might be wondering what it’s really like to live and work in Japan. Keep up the good work!