Krewe of Japan is a weekly podcast that takes listeners on audio journeys through Japanese culture. With our hosts as your guide, and the help of guest experts, Japanese natives, and ex-pats, understanding Japan is now easier than ever before.
The Greatest Anime of All Time Pt. 1: Nostalgia (60's-80's)
In this first part of a trilogy of episodes, the krewe dives into their picks for some of the most notable anime from the nostalgic era of anime (1960s - 1989). From anime you've probably never heard of, obscure trivia, and giants of the anime scene, this is an adventure you don't want to miss. Be on the lookout for part 2 in the near future!
Japanese Language Journeys ft. Saeko-Sensei
In this episode, Doug and Jennifer take you an a journey into one of the largest barriers of diving deeper into Japan and its culture: the Japanese language. They discuss the basics of how the language works, how they began learning Japanese, and useful tools to aid you on your Japanese language journey. Halfway through the episode, Doug and Jennifer are joined by Saeko Yatsuka-Jensen, a Japanese professor at Tulane University, to discuss her tips and tricks for learning Japanese, overcoming the major hurdles, and staying motivated on your journey.
This podcast is brought to you by the Japan Society of New Orleans:
Special thanks to Saeko Yatsuka-Jensen for joining us in this episode!
We Love Pokémon: Celebrating 25 Years
In this episode, the Krewe gathers to discuss the iconic Japanese media franchise, Pokémon! Celebrating its 25th anniversary this February, Pokémon is the highest grossing media franchise in the world! From its anime and games, to trading cards and mobile apps, Pokémon truly unites people from across the world. Tune in to this episode to hear the krewe discuss the history, major moments, and each krewe member's favorite Pokémon!
Matsue & New Orleans: Sister Cities ft. Dr. Samantha Perez
In this episode, Doug and Maddy sit down with Dr. Samantha Perez, to discuss the sister city relationship between Matsue, Japan and New Orleans, Louisiana. From notable figures and history, to unmissable sights and Matsue's Mardi Gras celebration, this is a laid back and informative conversation that you don't want to miss.
Krewe Cuts: Unabridged Matt Alt Interview *Bonus Content*
This bonus episode is the unabridged interview with Matt Alt for the episode entitled "Why Japan?". In this virtual interview, Doug, Matt, and Nigel discuss in more detail Japan's pop culture rise and transformation, the video game revolution, anime & more. Thanks for tuning in, and be sure to subscribe and follow us on social media!
Why Japan? ft. Matt Alt
In this first episode of the Krewe of Japan Podcast, we introduce you to our hosts. In addition, special guest, Matt Alt, takes us on a deep dive into how Japan's culture and products became so influential in the United States.