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.
Explore Matsue ft. Nicholas McCullough
This week on Krewe of Japan Podcast... in light of Japan Society of New Orleans’s upcoming 2024 Sister City Exchange Program, the Krewe sits down with Nicholas McCullough, Coordinator of International Relations for the International Tourism Division in Matsue. Nicholas takes us through some of the must-see, must-do, must-eat options that Matsue has to offer inbound visitors! Stay tuned at the end for some information on how to participate in the New Orleans-Matsue Sister City Exchange Program in 2024!
The History of Nintendo ft Matt Alt
The Krewe sits down with returning guest and author of Pure Invention, Matt Alt! Matt takes the Krewe on a deep dive extravaganza into the history of the beloved Nintendo. From its humble beginnings as a playing card company to its various pivots along the way (hello taxis & love hotels) before its transformation into a behemoth in the video game industry, the Krewe explores the driving forces behind this superpower of the video game industry.
Omiyage: The Culture of Gift-Giving in Japan
This week on Krewe of Japan Podcast... the Krewe sits down to discuss omiyage, when to get it, who to get it for, what to get, and how to navigate the culture of gift-giving in Japan! From sneaky good ideas to absolutely DON'T DO IT mistakes, the Krewe has it all!
Kendo: The Way of the Sword ft. Alexander Bennett, 7th Dan in Kendo
This week on Krewe of Japan Podcast... HAJIME! The Krewe sits down with Alexander Bennett, 7th Dan in Kendo, to take a deep dive into the way of the sword. From the historical context of how kendo came to be to the ins and outs of being a kendo practitioner, this episode will open your eyes to this intense martial art! And don't forget... KI... KEN... TAI... ICHI! (Gotta listen to get that reference!)
Visiting Themed Cafes in Japan ft. Chris Nilghe of TDR Explorer
In this week's episodes, the Krewe is exploring the sub-culture of themed cafes! Joined by fellow Krewe member Maddy & special returning guest/friend of the podcast/Japanese theme park expert Chris Nilghe of TDR Explorer, the Krewe explores what makes a cafe a "themed cafe", what some popular cafes are, what to expect, why themed cafes are such a hit in Japan (and not so much elsewhere), & so much more! Let's go!
Studying Japanese & the Kansai Dialect ft. Tyson of Nihongo Hongo
This week on Krewe of Japan Podcast... the Krewe explores the Japanese language in a different way... by studying the Kansai Dialect with Japanese tutor Tyson of Nihongo Hongo! Learn new phrases & words while discovering the differences between standard Japanese & the Kansai Dialect.
Really enjoying the podcasts with Jenn & Doug, and their guests are ⭐️ awesome ⭐️ I really liked the one with KemushiChan about the JLPT and then learning all about enka with Jero! The episode on reverse culture shock also really hit home.
Nicely done, and please keep going! 頑張ってください 😊