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Discover what everyday life in Japan is REALLY like! Weekly podcast episodes with half-Japanese/half-American Burke (20 years in Japan), Ben from England (15 years in Japan), and Matt from Australia (18 years in Japan). All three of them are based in Hokkaido, which is Japan's #1 domestic travel destination! These guys and their guests share their experiences with 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!

Voices in Japan Voices in Japan

    • 社会/文化
    • 4.9 • 23件の評価

Discover what everyday life in Japan is REALLY like! Weekly podcast episodes with half-Japanese/half-American Burke (20 years in Japan), Ben from England (15 years in Japan), and Matt from Australia (18 years in Japan). All three of them are based in Hokkaido, which is Japan's #1 domestic travel destination! These guys and their guests share their experiences with 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!

    The Pros and Cons of Working at an Eikaiwa

    The Pros and Cons of Working at an Eikaiwa

    On today’s episode Ben, Burke and Matt discuss the good and bad points about working at an Eikaiwa (English conversation school) in Japan.

    Sponsors:
    Bearfoot Bar
    Located in downtown Sapporo, walking distance from the subway station. There are  variety of Japanese made craft bottled beers. A wide range of regular and unique spirits and basic cocktails also available. Burgers and pub style snacks. With friendly English and Japanese speaking staff.  https://www.facebook.com/bearfootbar
     


    The Red House 
    Located in the heart of Rusutsu Ski Resort, just cross the main road and it’s behind the Seicomart Convenience store. The restaurant features a mix of Japanese, Asian fusion, and western Style dishes, including shabu-shabu with wagyu beef and Hokkaido wagyu beef steak. Open winter and summer, 12-3pm for lunch, 5-9pm for dinner, with prices ranging from under Yen 1000 to about Yen 5000. https://theredhouse.jp/

     Rusutsu Lodges
    Open all year round. Located 5 minutes walk to the main Rusutsu Ski Resort Gondola. There are Japanese, Western, and apartment style rooms with breakfast packages available. There’s a Japanese sento (public bath), two convenience stores less than a minute walk, ski room and tune up tables, plenty of free parking space, and summer BBQ packages available. Check out the website for more information and availability. http://rusutsulodges.com

     Hokkaido Guide
    Established over 10 years ago, written by locals for locals and international tourists. The guide contains information on all types of businesses and locations around Hokkaido. There's information regarding all things Hokkaido such as sightseeing, nightlife, events, services, food and restaurants, entertainment, outdoor activities, and more. Currently offered in English and Thai, advertising space available. Check out website for everything you need to know about this beautiful prefecture. https://hokkaidoguide.com


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    Website:
    https://www.voicesinjapan.com/
    Follow us and check out our other content:
    https://twitter.com/voicesinjapan
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    Get in touch: 
    voicesinjapan@gmail.com
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    • 42分
    5 Trends You Might See When Visiting Japan in 2022

    5 Trends You Might See When Visiting Japan in 2022

    Ben and Burke (Matt is away somewhere searching for truffles) talk about some trends that visitors may notice when coming to Japan in 2022. These include men's short pants (or trousers), oatmeal, canned sweets, truffle flavoured everything, and more.

    Sponsors:
    Bearfoot Bar
    Located in downtown Sapporo, walking distance from the subway station. There are  variety of Japanese made craft bottled beers. A wide range of regular and unique spirits and basic cocktails also available. Burgers and pub style snacks. With friendly English and Japanese speaking staff.  https://www.facebook.com/bearfootbar
     


    The Red House 
    Located in the heart of Rusutsu Ski Resort, just cross the main road and it’s behind the Seicomart Convenience store. The restaurant features a mix of Japanese, Asian fusion, and western Style dishes, including shabu-shabu with wagyu beef and Hokkaido wagyu beef steak. Open winter and summer, 12-3pm for lunch, 5-9pm for dinner, with prices ranging from under Yen 1000 to about Yen 5000. https://theredhouse.jp/

     Rusutsu Lodges
    Open all year round. Located 5 minutes walk to the main Rusutsu Ski Resort Gondola. There are Japanese, Western, and apartment style rooms with breakfast packages available. There’s a Japanese sento (public bath), two convenience stores less than a minute walk, ski room and tune up tables, plenty of free parking space, and summer BBQ packages available. Check out the website for more information and availability. http://rusutsulodges.com

     Hokkaido Guide
    Established over 10 years ago, written by locals for locals and international tourists. The guide contains information on all types of businesses and locations around Hokkaido. There's information regarding all things Hokkaido such as sightseeing, nightlife, events, services, food and restaurants, entertainment, outdoor activities, and more. Currently offered in English and Thai, advertising space available. Check out website for everything you need to know about this beautiful prefecture. https://hokkaidoguide.com


    Use our Buzzsprout affiliate link to start your podcast today!
     
    Website:
    https://www.voicesinjapan.com/
    Follow us and check out our other content:
    https://twitter.com/voicesinjapan
    https://www.facebook.com/voicesinjapan/
    https://www.instagram.com/voicesinjapan/
    Get in touch: 
    voicesinjapan@gmail.com
    Support the show

    • 51分
    The Best Programs for Teaching English in Japan

    The Best Programs for Teaching English in Japan

    This is the first episode we'll be releasing in a series about teaching English in Japan - a very popular subject! In this episode, we give an overview of the different English teaching jobs that are available (JET Program, eikaiwa, private ALT companies, university teaching, etc.), the most popular and recommended teaching organizations and companies, ways to come over to Japan through teaching English, transitioning to a teaching job from a tourist visa, and much much more!

    A few clarifications and corrections on information in the episode:

    - The duration for a tourist visa in Japan is 90 days
    - The US offers working holiday visas but unfortunately not for Japan
    - The UK does offer working holiday visas for Japan
    - The current name of the government scholarship mentioned is Monbukagakusho

    Sponsors:

    Bearfoot Bar

    Located in downtown Sapporo, walking distance from the subway station. There are  variety of Japanese made craft bottled beers. A range of whiskeys and basic cocktails also available. Burgers and pub style snacks. Friendly English and Japanese speaking staff.  https://www.facebook.com/bearfootbar

    The Red House

    Located in the heart of Rusutsu Ski Resort, just cross the main road and it’s behind the Seicomart Convenience store. The restaurant features a mix of Japanese, Asian fusion, and western Style dishes, including shabu-shabu with wagyu beef and Hokkaido wagyu beef steak. Open winter and summer, 12-3pm for lunch, 5-9pm for dinner, with prices ranging from under Yen 1000 to about Yen 5000. https://theredhouse.jp/

    Rusutsu Lodges

    Open all year round. Located 5 minutes walk to the main Rusutsu Ski Resort Gondola. There are Japanese, Western, and apartment style rooms with breakfast packages available. There’s a Japanese sento (public bath), two convenience stores less than a minute walk, ski room and tune up tables, plenty of free parking space, and summer BBQ packages available. Check out the website for more information and availability. http://rusutsulodges.com

    Hokkaido Guide

    Established over 10 years ago, written by locals for locals and international tourists. The guide contains information on all types of businesses and locations around Hokkaido. There's information regarding all things Hokkaido such as sightseeing, nightlife, events, services, food and restaurants, entertainment, outdoor activities, and more. Currently offered in English and Thai, advertising space available. Check out website for everything you need to know about this beautiful prefecture. https://hokkaidoguide.com

    Use our Buzzsprout affiliate link to start your podcast today!

    Website:
    https://www.voicesinjapan.com/
    Follow us and check out our other content:
    https://twitter.com/voicesinjapan
    https://www.facebook.com/voicesinjapan/
    https://www
    Support the show

    • 52分
    Japan in Shock After Assassination of Shinzo Abe

    Japan in Shock After Assassination of Shinzo Abe

    On this episode, we talk about the shocking assassination of Japan's former prime minister, Shinzo Abe, who was arguably still Japan's most powerful political figure. While new details continue to emerge regarding the motive of the man who shot Mr. Abe, Tetsuya Yamagami, we look at the information that was available at the time of our recording, Japan's history of political violence, Mr. Abe's popularity within Japan, the situation with gun ownership in the country, and much more.

    Sponsors:

    Bearfoot Bar

    Located in downtown Sapporo, walking distance from the subway station. There are  variety of Japanese made craft bottled beers. A range of whiskeys and basic cocktails also available. Burgers and pub style snacks. Friendly English and Japanese speaking staff.  https://www.facebook.com/bearfootbar

    The Red House

    Located in the heart of Rusutsu Ski Resort, just cross the main road and it’s behind the Seicomart Convenience store. The restaurant features a mix of Japanese, Asian fusion, and western Style dishes, including shabu-shabu with wagyu beef and Hokkaido wagyu beef steak. Open winter and summer, 12-3pm for lunch, 5-9pm for dinner, with prices ranging from under Yen 1000 to about Yen 5000. https://theredhouse.jp/

    Rusutsu Lodges

    Open all year round. Located 5 minutes walk to the main Rusutsu Ski Resort Gondola. There are Japanese, Western, and apartment style rooms with breakfast packages available. There’s a Japanese sento (public bath), two convenience stores less than a minute walk, ski room and tune up tables, plenty of free parking space, and summer BBQ packages available. Check out the website for more information and availability. http://rusutsulodges.com

    Hokkaido Guide

    Established over 10 years ago, written by locals for locals and international tourists. The guide contains information on all types of businesses and locations around Hokkaido. There's information regarding all things Hokkaido such as sightseeing, nightlife, events, services, food and restaurants, entertainment, outdoor activities, and more. Currently offered in English and Thai, advertising space available. Check out website for everything you need to know about this beautiful prefecture. https://hokkaidoguide.com

    Use our Buzzsprout affiliate link to start your podcast today!

    Website:
    https://www.voicesinjapan.com/
    Follow us and check out our other content:
    https://twitter.com/voicesinjapan
    https://www.facebook.com/voicesinjapan/
    https://www
    Support the show

    • 44分
    The New Modern Japanese Man

    The New Modern Japanese Man

    The effeminate style of young men seen in Japan and other Asian countries these days was not something that Matt, Ben, and Burke would see when they were in their home countries. Since last year, Beijing has started cracking down on effeminate male performers in China's entertainment industry, attributing the rise of "unmanly men" on US influence in Japan. Some say that women gaining more equality after Japan's economic bubble burst in the early 1990's and their placing more value on softer characteristics in men, and also the reinforced image of the soushoku (herbivore) man that started showing up in popular manga and other media around that time furthered the expansion of "androgynous" masculinity. And there was even a third gender known as "wakashu" during the Edo period of Japan that was an in-between position for young men. On this episode, the guys take a look at what masculinity might mean in different cultures and to different people.

    Sponsors:

    Bearfoot Bar

    Located in downtown Sapporo, walking distance from the subway station. There are  variety of Japanese made craft bottled beers. A range of whiskeys and basic cocktails also available. Burgers and pub style snacks. Friendly English and Japanese speaking staff.  https://www.facebook.com/bearfootbar

    The Red House

    Located in the heart of Rusutsu Ski Resort, just cross the main road and it’s behind the Seicomart Convenience store. The restaurant features a mix of Japanese, Asian fusion, and western Style dishes, including shabu-shabu with wagyu beef and Hokkaido wagyu beef steak. Open winter and summer, 12-3pm for lunch, 5-9pm for dinner, with prices ranging from under Yen 1000 to about Yen 5000. https://theredhouse.jp/

    Rusutsu Lodges

    Open all year round. Located 5 minutes walk to the main Rusutsu Ski Resort Gondola. There are Japanese, Western, and apartment style rooms with breakfast packages available. There’s a Japanese sento (public bath), two convenience stores less than a minute walk, ski room and tune up tables, plenty of free parking space, and summer BBQ packages available. Check out the website for more information and availability. http://rusutsulodges.com

    Hokkaido Guide

    Established over 10 years ago, written by locals for locals and international tourists. The guide contains information on all types of businesses and locations around Hokkaido. There's information regarding all things Hokkaido such as sightseeing, nightlife, events, services, food and restaurants, entertainment, outdoor activities, and more. Currently offered in English and Thai, advertising space available. Check out website for everything you need to know about this beautiful prefecture. https://hokkaidoguide.com

    Use our Buzzsprout affiliate link to start your podcast today!

    Website:
    https://www.voicesinjapan.com/
    Follow us and check out our other content:
    https://twitter.com/voicesinjapan
    https://www.facebook.com/voicesinjapan/
    https://www
    Support the show

    • 35分
    The Excitement of Red Tape in Japan

    The Excitement of Red Tape in Japan

    Despite Japan being the best place to live in the world, there are some negatives, and perhaps part of the most infamous of those is all the red tape and cumbersome processes that one is certain to encounter multiple times per year. Matt details the very exciting experience (sarcasm intended) of renewing his drivers license - a process where waiting in line is usually the worst part in most other countries. The guys also look at Matt's renewed modeling career in Japan, someone losing a USB drive with important data on all residents of the city of Amagasaki after a drinking a party, new rules that allow people to smile for drivers license pictures, the reason for official processes in Japan moving at a snail's pace, and much more!

    Sponsors:

    Bearfoot Bar

    Located in downtown Sapporo, walking distance from the subway station. There are  variety of Japanese made craft bottled beers. A range of whiskeys and basic cocktails also available. Burgers and pub style snacks. Friendly English and Japanese speaking staff.  https://www.facebook.com/bearfootbar

    The Red House

    Located in the heart of Rusutsu Ski Resort, just cross the main road and it’s behind the Seicomart Convenience store. The restaurant features a mix of Japanese, Asian fusion, and western Style dishes, including shabu-shabu with wagyu beef and Hokkaido wagyu beef steak. Open winter and summer, 12-3pm for lunch, 5-9pm for dinner, with prices ranging from under Yen 1000 to about Yen 5000. https://theredhouse.jp/

    Rusutsu Lodges

    Open all year round. Located 5 minutes walk to the main Rusutsu Ski Resort Gondola. There are Japanese, Western, and apartment style rooms with breakfast packages available. There’s a Japanese sento (public bath), two convenience stores less than a minute walk, ski room and tune up tables, plenty of free parking space, and summer BBQ packages available. Check out the website for more information and availability. http://rusutsulodges.com

    Hokkaido Guide

    Established over 10 years ago, written by locals for locals and international tourists. The guide contains information on all types of businesses and locations around Hokkaido. There's information regarding all things Hokkaido such as sightseeing, nightlife, events, services, food and restaurants, entertainment, outdoor activities, and more. Currently offered in English and Thai, advertising space available. Check out website for everything you need to know about this beautiful prefecture. https://hokkaidoguide.com

    Use our Buzzsprout affiliate link to start your podcast today!

    Website:
    https://www.voicesinjapan.com/
    Follow us and check out our other content:
    https://twitter.com/voicesinjapan
    https://www.facebook.com/voicesinjapan/
    https://www.instagram.com/voicesinjapan/

    Get in touch:
    voicesinjapan@gmail.com
    Support the show

    • 54分

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4.9/5
23件の評価

23件の評価

mthuress

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!

Berrie R.T.

Show on March 30

I usually enjoy Ben and Burke’s casual talk. As a Japanese who worked in both Japan and the U.S., the guest’s opinion on Japanese stereotypes is often not true.

Naniwagirljin

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.

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