116 episodes

Adventure, hidden secrets, cultural discovery, as well as how to get to, and enjoy Japan from near or far. A podcast for everyone. Weekly podcast-exclusive topics, as well as going in-depth on topics covered on the Tokyo Lens YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/TokyoLens).

!!!WARNING!!!
This podcast is a 100% unfiltered, nearly-unedited, ramble-a-thon where we get distracted, go off topic, and just enjoy a great time getting lost in thought together!
You've been warned (^_-)

Welcome to the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura.
https://www.itstokyolens.com

Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 127 Ratings

Adventure, hidden secrets, cultural discovery, as well as how to get to, and enjoy Japan from near or far. A podcast for everyone. Weekly podcast-exclusive topics, as well as going in-depth on topics covered on the Tokyo Lens YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/TokyoLens).

!!!WARNING!!!
This podcast is a 100% unfiltered, nearly-unedited, ramble-a-thon where we get distracted, go off topic, and just enjoy a great time getting lost in thought together!
You've been warned (^_-)

Welcome to the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura.
https://www.itstokyolens.com

    The Truth About SEGA Japan's Arcade Closures

    The Truth About SEGA Japan's Arcade Closures

    SEGA has lost 2 of its most iconic Japanese Game Center Arcades in the last year. Places that were a part of the landscape. I recently did a mini documentary about this over on Tokyo Lens (https://youtu.be/mmxFaCVYMCc) and today we are taking a peek at a special episode pulled from one of my other podcasts, and looking at what reeeeeally happened...

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    Tokyo Lens Patreon Secret Podcast uploaded (slightly more) Regularly here:

    Patreon.com/TokyoLens


    Explore Always | The Tokyo Lens Lineup: https://teespring.com/stores/tokyolens

    You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here:
    www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens
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    Tokyo Lens Links
    YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens
    Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens
    Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/
    Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens
    Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com

    • 35 min
    Japan is Back at It's Crazy Antics! Welcome Back to The Tokyo Lens Podcast

    Japan is Back at It's Crazy Antics! Welcome Back to The Tokyo Lens Podcast

    When misspending is labeled as "an investment" and people go out of their ways to do crazy stuff just for the attention, you know it's going to be an entertaining day! Welcome back to the Tokyo Lens Podcast!

    Excited to be back at things with a brand new episode! Is this going to be a regular occurrence? Listen in to find out!

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    Patreon.com/TokyoLens


    Explore Always | The Tokyo Lens Lineup: https://teespring.com/stores/tokyolens

    You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here:
    www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens
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    Tokyo Lens Links
    YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens
    Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens
    Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/
    Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens
    Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com

    • 27 min
    Thinking of Leaving Tokyo (also... All about Camping in Japan)

    Thinking of Leaving Tokyo (also... All about Camping in Japan)

    Been thinking about moving out of Tokyo lately... Perhaps its been all the camping (which we cover in great detail in this episode) or perhaps its just the appeal of a new lifestyle and adventure. Oh... This episode is mostly about Camping in Japan because.... it's awesome!

    Welcome to another episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura.

    Patreon (secret podcast, videos, discord, secret instagram): www.patreon.com/TokyoLens


    The Fire Pit: https://amzn.to/33yOdAL

    The campsites~ The Danger: https://goo.gl/maps/egZD7moTNaoRyg5p7 

    Near the Shrine: https://goo.gl/maps/f8ihujYWxVtarKeh9 

    The Best One: https://goo.gl/maps/HpmuYLPx1eSSNPVc6


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    Explore Always | The Tokyo Lens Lineup: https://teespring.com/stores/tokyolens

    You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here:
    www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens
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    Tokyo Lens Links
    YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens
    Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens
    Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/
    Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens
    Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com

    • 36 min
    Living in an Abandoned Japanese School - Behind the Scenes

    Living in an Abandoned Japanese School - Behind the Scenes

    We spent the night in an abandoned Japanese elementary school, but we weren't alone... A man lives there. This is the story of how we came to meet him

    For those asking how they can support the Tokyo Lens Podcast (as well as find a whole SECRET Podcast....): patreon.com/TokyoLens

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    Join Me: https://teespring.com/stores/tokyolens

    You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here:
    www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens
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    Tokyo Lens Links
    YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens
    Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens
    Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/
    Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens
    Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com

    • 35 min
    Moving to Japan THE RIGHT WAY | A Case Study

    Moving to Japan THE RIGHT WAY | A Case Study

    I've long spoken of the "right way" to move to Japan, and today we are looking at a couple. They have offered to share their time with us and their experiences in the hopes that maybe others can learn from their successes and mistakes~

    And what's more... is they have a podcast of their own!

    https://podcasts.apple.com/jp/podcast/tokyo-adventures/id1519201436

    For those asking how they can support the Tokyo Lens Podcast (as well as find a whole SECRET Podcast....): patreon.com/TokyoLens

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    You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here:
    www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens
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    Videos
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    With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY
    And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG


    also, my page has some Japanese Snacks!
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    Tokyo Lens Links
    YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens
    Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens
    Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/
    Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens
    Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com

    • 57 min
    Cats, Video Games, and Life in Japan | TheAtHomeShow Episode 10 - Rachel and Jun

    Cats, Video Games, and Life in Japan | TheAtHomeShow Episode 10 - Rachel and Jun

    I genuinely don't even know where to start with this episode description... Talking about everything from Giving talks, to Jun's future career... We're sitting down with Rachel and Jun

    In this episode of The At Home Show by Norm Nakamura's Tokyo Lens, we are sitting down at home with some old friends, kicking back, and having a great time!

    Rachel and Jun info:
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rachelandjun
    https://www.youtube.com/user/JunsKitchen
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/RachelAndJun
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelandjun


    The At Home Show - All Videos Available Here:
    + discord, secret instagram, hidden podcast, and more!

    https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens [Video Watchers Tier]

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    YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens
    Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens
    Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/
    Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens
    Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

lappsau ,

Gday from Down Under

HeyNorm
As a regular listener & viewer id like to say thanks for such great content
We have been binge watching most all of your videos as we have been in lockdown as what seems forever
We have also noticed there hasnt been any content posted in a little while
We hope all is wel
Anyhow we hope to see & hear from you
Real Soon!
Cheers
Marcello

Dulcinea14tx ,

Exactly what I need to hear

I would have loved to send Norm an email to let him know how much his words inspired me today, a day when I woke up doubting my goals, but this review will do :-) I just started listening to this podcast and started at the beginning, listening so far to the first 5 episodes. I’m not a self-help consumer but Norm’s words were so uplifting and real that I felt like I came out of a successful self help workshop! My focus is renewed on my goals and I feel better about having moments of negativity that I can push through.

I’ve been super focused on a particular goal for months and the work has been consuming and slow. No matter where the podcast goes from here, I have found a coach in Norm’s words and know that I will love whatever other content he provides. I believe in letting people know when they have been a positive influence, and hope Norm reads this and receives my thanks for putting his positivity out there into the world. It’s infectious. . .I don’t normally watch YouTube (podcasts are great for mindless tasks where I don’t need to watch) but will find a way to squeeze it in!

StealthyChikin ,

My favorite pass time

I worked at a golf course for a summer job and I had to do many mundane tasks. All I can say is that the one thing I was always looking towards was listening to one of Norm’s stories. I highly recommend this podcast because he brings you to his life but at the same time provides some good advice and tips. Plus, his sidebars are the best :P

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