16 episodes

Alicia and Mizuki investigate Japanese social issues, diving beneath oversimplified explanations to grasp the fuller picture of critical conversations on topics such as immigration, rights and obligations, and more. Join them in their journey to better understand the country they call home, as they try to make sense of their positions within Japanese culture. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/plus-eight-one/support

+81 Alicia and Mizuki

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Alicia and Mizuki investigate Japanese social issues, diving beneath oversimplified explanations to grasp the fuller picture of critical conversations on topics such as immigration, rights and obligations, and more. Join them in their journey to better understand the country they call home, as they try to make sense of their positions within Japanese culture. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/plus-eight-one/support

    Bonus: Meshi - Spirited Away

    Bonus: Meshi - Spirited Away

    Listen to the pilot episode of Mizuki's new podcast, Meshi, a show exploring all things (mostly) Asian and Asian diaspora culture and media.

    Find Meshi on Twitter and Instagram

    Listen to Meshi on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast platform.


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    • 43 min
    #13 Fridays For Future Movement in Japan with Isao Sakai

    #13 Fridays For Future Movement in Japan with Isao Sakai

    Alicia and Mizuki are joined by Fridays For Future Japan member and college student Isao Sakai to discuss climate activism in Japan.

    Isao Sakai: https://www.instagram.com/isao.sakai_/

    NoCoalForOurFuture video: https://bit.ly/3qJaIvQ

    FFF Japan
    Website: https://fridaysforfuture.jp/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fridaysforfuturejapan/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/FridaysJapan

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    • 48 min
    #12 How a Bill Becomes Law: Japanese Politics Part 3

    #12 How a Bill Becomes Law: Japanese Politics Part 3

    Mizuki and Alicia discuss the steps it takes for a bill to pass through the Diet and become law. 



    Episode guide: https://twitter.com/plus81_pod/status/1356073470363222016



    Watch the 2015 強行採決 video from the episode here: https://youtu.be/EsVyWNqCQJ4



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    Music by Stone Stewart


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    • 32 min
    #11 Oshogatsu Special 2020

    #11 Oshogatsu Special 2020

    In the final episode of 2020, Alicia and Mizuki revisit this year’s episodes and talk about how much (or how little) has changed. 

    Nyukan Resources: 

    Donate to Pato chan (Bank): https://note.com/kokubai_nyukan/n/n6673215f4c2b 

    Donate to Pato chan (PayPal): https://www.paypal.me/forpatchan 

    Twitter: @PatoJustice https://twitter.com/PatoJustice 

    Twitter: @nodetention87 https://twitter.com/nodetention87 



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    Music by Stone Stewart


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    • 40 min
    #10 3.11 in Film: Your Name & Shin Godzilla

    #10 3.11 in Film: Your Name & Shin Godzilla

    This week, Alicia and Mizuki are joined by Keno Katsuda to discuss the 2016 blockbuster hits Your Name (Kimi no Nawa) and Shin Godzilla in the context of 3.11.

    Find Keno here: https://twitter.com/kenokatsuda 

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    Music by Stone Stewart


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    • 1 hr 51 min
    #9 Abolish Nyukan with Justice for Pato-chan

    #9 Abolish Nyukan with Justice for Pato-chan

    [CW: Transphobia] Alicia and Mizuki interview representatives from Justice for Pato-chan to better understand their efforts and demonstration marches in support of Pato-chan, a transgender woman from the Philippines who had been detained at the Immigration Services Agency of Japan (Nyukan) for over a year. They discuss Pato-chan’s case, the intersectionality between transgender rights, migrant rights, and the Black Lives Matter movement, and a concerning new immigration reform bill that the Japanese government is considering.

    Justice for Pato-chan Resources
    Donate (Bank): https://note.com/kokubai_nyukan/n/n6673215f4c2b
    Donate (PayPal): https://www.paypal.me/forpatchan
    Twitter: @PatoJustice https://twitter.com/PatoJustice

    #FREEUSHIKU
    Twitter: @freeushiku https://twitter.com/freeushiku
    Instagram: @freeushiku
    Website: https://freeushikuweb.jimdofree.com/

    Read more about Pato-chan:
    Asia Art Tours https://bit.ly/2Hqg3qN Japan Times https://bit.ly/2TmrJNu
    BuzzFeed (JPN) https://bzfd.it/3ktNCWZ Instagram: www.instagram.com/plus81.pod/


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    Music by Stone Stewart.


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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

henryswaifu143 ,

Informative and accurate hosts

This is the only podcast I find where Japanese people who have actually lived in Japan are explaining Japanese systems and culture. I don’t mean to sound particular, but I get a bit frustrated when listening to hosts who don’t really know Japan (is: only lived for short period and is more culturally American than Japanese) talk about Japan because it sounds unnatural and can be inaccurate even. Not only do these hosts live and actually know what they’re talking about, they are very clear in their explanations. As a Japanese citizen who currently lives abroad, I enjoy listening and find myself learning more as well. Bravo.

Rina!!!!! ,

I just caught up on the last few EPS

Mizuki talking about the guns was the funniest thing ever 😂😂 A plus for that LOL

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