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Insights and Success Stories from foreigners who built a life and career in Japan! Discover interviews of expatriates sharing their origin stories, experiences and answering the following question: "How can I start a life in Japan?"

Japan Life Stories Paul Gaumer

    • Society & Culture

Insights and Success Stories from foreigners who built a life and career in Japan! Discover interviews of expatriates sharing their origin stories, experiences and answering the following question: "How can I start a life in Japan?"

    #05 - Head of Design at Kyoto Journal - with Hirisha Mehta

    #05 - Head of Design at Kyoto Journal - with Hirisha Mehta

    Kyoto & Design | Hirisha Mehta is the Head of Design at Kyoto Journal, an award-winning magazine sharing artistic and cultural insights all across Asia. Hirisha's background includes experiences designing at Universal Studios and creating her own Japanese typeface. In this very rich episode, we discuss typography, scripts, Japanese design, Kyoto as a creative hub, architecture and local dialects.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #04 - Running a design & marketing agency in Tokyo - with Nathan Hoernig

    #04 - Running a design & marketing agency in Tokyo - with Nathan Hoernig

    This week we welcome Nathan Hoernig, founder of Humble Bunny, a design and marketing agency now collaborating with famous international companies. Expatriate since 2007, Nathan explains how failing the JET program exams and creating a simple logo for a music band kickstarted his entrepreneurial adventure. He also shares his views on the marketing field in Japan, how valuable networking is and his challenges in building a great corporate culture while finding good talents.

    • 53 min
    Pro Tips - 3 hidden tricks to radically improve your Japanese skills

    Pro Tips - 3 hidden tricks to radically improve your Japanese skills

    Our 3 battle-tested tricks to radically improve your Japanese skills

    • 14 min
    #03 - On bootstrapping a startup in the travel industry, selling it and rescuing Japan's primary sector - with Tao Romera Martinez

    #03 - On bootstrapping a startup in the travel industry, selling it and rescuing Japan's primary sector - with Tao Romera Martinez

    A discussion on how Tao moved from a corporate life to getting his startup acquired and now coming to the rescue of Japan's agricultural market

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #02 - Working in the Anime & Gaming industry - with Adrian Leon Morris

    #02 - Working in the Anime & Gaming industry - with Adrian Leon Morris

    A discussion on the Japanese gaming industry and the career opportunities available for foreigners

    • 42 min
    #01 - Business English Coach - with Lina Boudier

    #01 - Business English Coach - with Lina Boudier

    A discussion on learning Japanese, teaching English and creating a business in Japan

    • 46 min

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