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Discover what everyday life in Japan is REALLY like! Weekly podcast episodes with half-Japanese/half-American Burke (18 years in Japan) and Ben from England (13 years in Japan) and their guests sharing experiences on dating, marriage, working at Japanese companies, teaching at all education levels, traditions, martial arts, the struggles of life here, and the reasons why Japan is truly an amazing place to be living!

Voices in Japan Voices in Japan

    • Places & Travel
    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

Discover what everyday life in Japan is REALLY like! Weekly podcast episodes with half-Japanese/half-American Burke (18 years in Japan) and Ben from England (13 years in Japan) and their guests sharing experiences on dating, marriage, working at Japanese companies, teaching at all education levels, traditions, martial arts, the struggles of life here, and the reasons why Japan is truly an amazing place to be living!

    Opposing High Heels at Work and the Progress of Female Working Conditions

    Opposing High Heels at Work and the Progress of Female Working Conditions

    Today, special guest Keiko joins Ben and Burke on the podcast. She talks about the #kutoo movement, which was about women opposing the need for wearing high heels in the work place, and happened towards the end of 2019. She shares her insights into the...

    • 41 min
    Pro Japanese Soccer Itching to Restart After Coronavirus Lockdown

    Pro Japanese Soccer Itching to Restart After Coronavirus Lockdown

    On this episode of the Voices in Japan podcast, Ben and Burke are joined for a second time by Harry, who is an interpreter with Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo - a J1 professional football (soccer) club in Japan. Harry details how the club started to learn...

    • 46 min
    Cool Gadgets That Are Actually Used Every Day in Japan

    Cool Gadgets That Are Actually Used Every Day in Japan

    Today we talk about Japanese gadgets. Now, many people who have never been to japan have this image that japan has all these wacky gadgets. If you search the internet you’ll often come across sites showing all these weird looking contraptions. But, in...

    • 46 min
    A Visitor's Guide to Japan

    A Visitor's Guide to Japan

    On this episode of Voices in Japan, Ben and Burke are joined by a listener in Vancouver, Peter Ahluwalia, who has traveled to Japan five times for vacation.  He provides a lot of helpful tips for planning a trip to Japan (using the subreddit about Japan...

    • 42 min
    Covid Isolation, Japan Style!

    Covid Isolation, Japan Style!

    On todays show we have three special guests. Eric, who has joined us twice before, in the episodes talking about Halloween in Japan and theme parks in Japan. Also, Matt who was on the podcast to talk about his modelling and entertainment career, and...

    • 41 min
    The Bright Side of Coronavirus

    The Bright Side of Coronavirus

    On this episode of the Voices in Japan podcast, our hosts Ben and Burke take a look at some of the positives in their lives that have resulted from situation that has been created by the coronavirus.Topics include Ben's improved cooking of Japanese food...

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

megmar529 ,

Thank you! So much!!

Japanese life and culture has always fascinated me, and I have attempted to jump into YouTube channels that I thought would give me that authentic feeling I was looking for, alas, to no avail. Little did I know that a podcast could, AND would deliver that, AND more, this podcast is the answer to what I was looking for. And, believe it or not, without visuals. Just listening to these two( and their great guests) speak about their experiences, I have gotten to know so much, and I appreciate the way in which they convey the subtleties, it comes off effortless, but with no less less potency. Great work, guys! I look forward to your continued efforts!

Sebastian GS H ,

Awesome Podcast

One word, awesome.

I've been suffering from a concussion, which means that I pretty much have to limit my activities to sleeping, eating and listening to audiobooks and podcasts. I found this podcast by chance, just looking for things regarding Japan, and man am I glad to have found this. I've literally listened to hours upon hours of the podcast over the past week and I still find every episode amazingly entertaining. This is a hidden gem as far as podcasts go, and anyone interetsted in Japan and/or expat life should definitely tune in.

Thank you Ben and Burke, and keep up the good work!

Hurricane1123 ,

Finally some Hokkaido love

I love that there’s finally a podcast catered specifically to Sapporo and Hokkaido. There’s too many podcasts about Tokyo/Kyoto/Osaka, so to finally listen to a podcast about the best prefecture in Japan is a breath of fresh air! Not to mention the actual fresh air from the beautiful Hokkaido nature :D

Thanks for the insight on this wonderful part of Japan, gentlemen! Looking forward to future episodes

ありがとうございます!

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