33 episodes

A hodgepodge of guest interviews, personal narratives, recent news, history, and Japan-related memes and cultural phenomena.

Deep in Japan Jeff

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings

A hodgepodge of guest interviews, personal narratives, recent news, history, and Japan-related memes and cultural phenomena.

    Life is Elswhere / Burn Your Flags with Iain Maloney

    Life is Elswhere / Burn Your Flags with Iain Maloney

    In this episode, we invite back Iain Maloney to discuss his latest book: Life is Elsewhere/Burn Your Flags. Iain is the author of three novels, a haiku collection, and the memoir The Only Gaijin in the Village. You can acquire his work at www.liminalink.com. To learn more about Iain, head over to his website or follow him on X (formerly Twitter) @iainmaloney

    The Deep in Japan Podcast is completely independent and crowd-funded. If you like what you hear, please consider supporting the show by becoming at Patreon.com. 

    The outro was “Time Flies” by Mothercoat. The intro was my original mashup of Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) anime sound bites with “Dubstep" from BenSound.

    Got something to say? You can reach me at deep.in.japan.podcast@gmail.com

    As always, thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    TOKYO VICE with Jake Adelstein

    TOKYO VICE with Jake Adelstein

    Jake Adelstein is an author who has been covering Japan since 1993. His first book, Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter On The Police Beat in Japan was made into a TV series that debuted on HBO Max and WOWOW on April 7th. His next book, Yakuza Wonderland, will be released this year.

    To learn more about Jake, check out Unseen Japan's recent profile of Jake and his work: Tokyo Vice’s Jake Adelstein: Everything You Wanted To Know (But Were Mildly Afraid To Ask)

    And remember, kids, the Deep in Japan Podcast is completely independent and crowd-funded, so if you like what you hear, please give a thought to supporting the show at https://www.patreon.com/deepinjapan
    The outro was Ryu Ga Gotaku from the famous Yakuza game franchise. The intro was my original mashup of Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star), a few anime sound bites, some kabuki, a cheap recording of my son’s Buzz Lightyear toy, and “Dubstep" from BenSound.

    Oh, and let us not forget the Japanese version of Simon and Garfunkel's Sound of Silence!
    Got something to say? You can reach me at deep.in.japan.podcast@gmail.com
    Thanks for listening!

    • 2 hr 3 min
    The Life of Kieda Takao - Part 1

    The Life of Kieda Takao - Part 1

    This is the first part of an interview series with Kieda Takao recorded on 2 February 2017, when I was still a podcast production novice. Apologies for the sound quality.
    The Deep in Japan Podcast is completely independent and crowd-funded, and by that I mean we survive on the kindness of your donations. Please consider supporting the show by becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/deepinjapan 

    LINKS!
    HistoryPod - The Mukden Incident of 1931Grunge - The Truth About Japanese Kamikaze Pilots is Pretty GrimUnseen Japan - The Siege of Asama Sanso: The Japanese Red Army’s Last Stand(Japanese Language) Documentary on The Asama Sanso IncidentAnother Interesting (Japanese Language) Doc on Asama SansoMUSIC!
    The outro was “Kamikaze” from the Sounds of War album. You can find English subs here, although the sound quality is not as good. The intro was my original mashup of Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) anime sound bites with “Dubstep" from BenSound.
    Got something to say? You can reach me at deep.in.japan.podcast@gmail.com

    Thanks for listening! 

    • 30 min
    The Life of Kieda Takao - Part 2

    The Life of Kieda Takao - Part 2

    This is the second part of an interview series with Kieda Takao recorded on 2 February 2017, when I was still a podcast production novice. Apologies for the sound quality.
    The Deep in Japan Podcast is completely independent and crowd-funded, and by that I mean we survive on the kindness of your donations. Please consider supporting the show by becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/deepinjapan
    The outro was a Japanese cover of Oasis's “Wonderwall” by なかたにつよし. The intro was my original mashup of Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) anime sound bites blended with Gagaku and “Dubstep" from BenSound.
    Got something to say? You can reach me at deep.in.japan.podcast@gmail.com
    As always, thanks for listening!

    • 36 min
    The Life of Kieda Takao - Part 3

    The Life of Kieda Takao - Part 3

    This is the third and final part of an interview series with Kieda Takao recorded on 2 February 2017, when I was still a podcast production novice. Apologies for the sound quality.
    The Deep in Japan Podcast is completely independent and crowd-funded, and by that I mean we survive on the kindness of your donations. Please consider supporting the show by becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/deepinjapan
    The outro was a cover of Masahi Sada's "さよならにっぽん” and although I'm not sure who the female singer is (if you know, please tell me) the track I sourced can be found here. The intro was my original mashup of Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) anime sound bites blended with “Dubstep" from BenSound.
    Got something to say? You can reach me at deep.in.japan.podcast@gmail.com
    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr
    YUKIO MISHIMA with Damian Flanagan

    YUKIO MISHIMA with Damian Flanagan

    In this episode, we speak with author and critic Damian Flanagan about his most recent book, a biography of Yukio Mishima. To learn more about Damian and his books, visit his website.

    The Deep in Japan Podcast is completely independent and crowd-funded. If you like what you hear, please consider supporting the show at Patreon.com.
    The musical outro was 起て!紅の若き獅子たち - (Get Up! Young Crimson Lions) - Anthem of the Tatenokai which is available with Japanese and English subs here. The intro was my original mashup of Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) anime sound bites with "Dubstep" from BenSound.

    Got something to say? You can reach me at deep.in.japan.podcast@gmail.com

    As always, thanks for listening! 

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Park Uchi ,

Park Uchi

I've listened to five episodes and each is totally different - and that's good! Jeff starts our casual, but as the show goes on heads into some meaty issues such as alcoholism, the dwindling of population in small towns, the foreigner's unconscious bias, and much more. His excellent and informative guests add insight and facts that I haven't come across before despite living in Japan and reading many books about that land and its people.

Ocean tides 55 ,

Interesting guests

I’ve been listening to this podcast because of the host’s interaction with Steve Edwards , his most interesting guest . Now that the host explained their relationship is done , listeners like me are wondering what happened or please arrange a reunion and regular features of Steve . He has a long history and would love to know how guests manage their lives when they return to their home country . More episodes like these are hoped for .

titan1450 ,

Uehara Sensei: Sake, Sake, Sake

Your guest was truly amazing! Wisdom from the heart! Unfortunately, I think we both share a pessimistic view of world politics and the environment...So sad

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