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Winner of the JapanesePod101.com competition!

2009-12-06

Drum roll please!! The winner of our grand JapanesePod101.com competition, in which we’re giving away a one year Premium Japanese language course (worth $180!), is…. CAROLINA BRUNE! Congratulations to Carolina – we’ll be in touch with details of ...

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Japan Podshow Episode 12 part 4

2009-11-12 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends

Episode 12 is so amazing it had to be split into 4 parts – and this is part 4. Make sure you check out parts one, two and three which are all arranged in reverse order ...

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Japan Podshow Episode 12 part 3

2009-11-12 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends

In part three of this video special from the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, things really hot up as George and Joseph go to bed. After a troubled night’s sleep they get back into gear by doing the first ...

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Japan Podshow Episode 12 part 2

2009-11-12 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends

In Part 2 of the final episode of series 1 of Japan Podshow, George and Joseph have a special Japanese lesson, find themselves presented with champagne courtesty of their hosts the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, awarded a ...

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Japan Podshow Episode 12 part 1

2009-11-12 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends

Season 1 of Japan Podshow comes to a close with a glorious 40-minute video special shot at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, above Tokyo Midtown. Split into 4 parts, this musical adventure 49 floors above the city sees ...

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Video: Sumo Special

2009-10-11 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends

Never been to a Grand Sumo Tournament and want to know what it’s all about? Been to a Grand Sumo Tournament and want to relive the excitement? Join Japan Podshow as we bring you live commentary ...

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Episode 11.5: DRM-free Sumo Wrestlers

2009-10-11 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends
Length: 35s

In this extra episode of Japan Podshow, George and Joseph (shouldn’t that be Joseph and George?) are coming to you live from the Metropolitan Art Space in Ikebukuro. Listen to the show here 32mb, 30 mins, ...

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Episode 11: Harajuku and the Weblish Wonder

2009-09-16 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends
Length: 47s

Episode 11 of Japan Podshow is unlike any other podcast you have heard before. This may or may not be a good thing – have a listen and decide for yourself! Listen to the show ...

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Video Special: Tokyo Koenji Awaodori traditional dance festival 2009

2009-09-06

This extra web-only episode of Japan Podshow features some great footage from the Tokyo Koenji Awaodori Dance festival, held every year on the last weekend of August. The festival, with approximately 12,000 performers, is one ...

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Episode 10: Onsen Experience

2009-08-31 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends
Length: 47s

In Episode 10 of Japan Podshow – the Onsen Experience – George and Joseph are getting all naked and bringing you tales from the onsen – the Japanese hot spring. Listen to the show here 43mb, ...

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New podcast from Pokya: Making it in Japan

2009-08-22

We’re delighted to announce the launch of a new podcast on the Pokya.jp network – Making it in Japan. Japan Podshow is doing really well, with a great audience base that continues to grow with each ...

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Episode 9: Manga and Modelling in the Land of Quakes

2009-08-17 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends
Length: 44s

Episode 9 of Japan Podshow takes you 800 feet above Tokyo to the observation deck of the Metropolitan Government Building (Shinjuku), where Joseph and George discuss how the Earth recently moved for them, and why ...

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Exclusive: Behind the curtain at the Cirque du Soleil Theatre Tokyo

2009-08-05 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends

UPDATE: Win tickets to see the amazing ‘ZED‘ at Cirque du Soleil Theatre Tokyo! Just listen to the upcoming episode 9 of Japan Podshow! (Subscribe so you don’t miss it!) Ever since they were children, Japan ...

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Episode 8: Learning Japanese (and the Food Processor of Doom)

2009-08-03 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends
Length: 52s

The long-awaited episode 8 is now out …and jam-packed with Japan Podshow goodness. Listen to the show here 49mb, 52 mins, MP3 Download it direct here, Subscribe and listen in iTunes or Listen via our RSS feed. ...

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Post-eclipse special: 100% Shanghai

2009-07-27 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends
Length: 9s

In this special short episode of Japan Podshow George calls in via Skype from China for an update on the total solar eclipse. Listen to the show here 8.3mb, 10 mins, MP3 Download it direct here, Subscribe ...

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Photos of the Solar Eclipse taken on Mount Fuji

2009-07-23

Just a very brief update to bring you a couple of photos of the solar eclipse as seen from Mount Fuji. The full adventure story will be included in the next episode of Japan Podshow [iTunes] ...

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Pre-Eclipse Special – Climbing Mount Fuji (intro)

2009-07-20 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends
Length: 13s

In this special short (relaxed) episode of Japan Podshow (which is not episode 8!) we find George and Joseph sitting in a park in Ikebukuro talking about the Total Solar Eclipse on the 22nd July ...

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Episode 7: Wwoof Wwoof! The iPhone Giveaway

2009-07-06 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends
Length: 43s

Episode 7 sees the launch of the Japan Podshow iPhone 3G competition – win yourself an iPhone and feel that your life is complete. More on that below. Listen to the show here 40mb, 43 mins, ...

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Win an iPhone 3G on Japan Podshow!

2009-06-28

Subscribe to Japan Podshow and you could win a sim-free contract-free “Japan Podshow” branded 16GB black iPhone 3G! Perfect when you spend your cheap holidays to Spain, travel with friends to France or simply make ...

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Episode 6: Otaku Attack!

2009-06-25 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends
Length: 36s

In episode 6 of Japan Podshow, George and Joseph, prevented from leaving the house by the start of the rainy season, come to you live from the kitchen table. Listen to the show here 34mb, 33 ...

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Video Special: Welcome to Akiba – Body parts and something called ‘film’

2009-06-20 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends

In the second of their Welcome to Akiba video-shorts, Steve Nagata and Joseph Tame take a look at some of the weird and wonderful things you can find on the streets of Akihabara. From body parts ...

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Japan Podshow Special: Arudou Debito interview

2009-06-13 :: Joseph Tame and Arudou Debito
Length: 55s

Arudou Debito by Alfie Goodrich. For more of Alfie’s stunning photography from Japan visit www.alfiegoodrich.com In June 2009, writer, lecturer and human rights campaigner Aurdou Debito made a trip down to Tokyo to attend a conference. ...

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Episode 5: Killer Karaoke

2009-06-07 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends
Length: 38s

Episode 5 of Japan Podshow is the most musical to date, as George and Joseph invite you in to their Karaoke booth in central Tokyo. Listen to the show here Download it direct here, Subscribe and listen ...

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Special: Japan Discovered – A live tweetchat about Travel in Japan

2009-05-31 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends
Length: 8s

In this special episode of Japan Podshow, we welcome back to the studio Honor Dargen and Shane Sakata, our guest travel experts, to talk about their groundbreaking Japan travel resource – Japan Discovered, a live ...

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Video: Welcome to Akiba – Spy cameras!

2009-05-30 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends

In the first in a short series of videos focusing on Akihabara, Steve Nagata (an Akiba Pro) shows Joseph a small shop specialising in cool little USB devices. It’s in here that they come across the ...

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Japan Podshow Music Video Special – C Cedille

2009-05-20 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends

Japan Podshow is delighted to bring to its listeners an exclusive interview and live performance by C Cedille, a new band headed by Emily who, with over 33,000 subscribers, is Japan’s 3rd most subscribed YouTuber. View ...

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Episode 4 – Kanda Festival

2009-05-18 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends
Length: 34s

In episode 4 of Japan Podshow we take you to Akihabara, scene of the Kanda Matsuri (festival), a fantastic spectacle in which thousands of people crowd the streets carrying impossibly heavy mobile shrines. Listen to the ...

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Japan Podshow Special: Pachinko

2009-05-18 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends
Length: 23s

In the second of their series 1 special episodes, George and Joseph dive into the world of Pachinko, that incredibly popular form of legal ‘gambling’ seen on every street corner in Japan. Listen to Japan Podshow ...

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Housekeeping

2009-05-05

Just a little housekeeping note. Firstly, thanks to everyone who has downloaded our show so far, and special thanks to those who have sent in feedback, both positive and negative. We’re now a quarter of the way ...

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Japan Podshow Episode 3: The Hiragana Hostess

2009-05-04 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends
Length: 41s

In Episode 3 of the longest running podshow ever produced by www.pokya.jp, George and Joseph go mobile and broadcast the show from a row boat on a pond in Meguro, Tokyo. [subscribe for free in ...

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Japan Podshow Special – Tokyo English Life Line

2009-04-30 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends
Length: 14s

In the first of a series of special episodes that will pop up now and then between regular episodes of Japan Podshow, we highlight the work of TELL – the Tokyo English Lifeline. Listen now. Joseph recently ...

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Japan Podshow Episode 2: The Jenga Maid

2009-04-20 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends
Length: 37s

Episode Two is out in the feed! [iTunes] [non-iTunes] After a whole week without sleep we’ve finally got episode two out to you – trying to squeeze those maids into an 8 minute slot was pretty ...

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Episode 1 – Konnichiwa!

2009-04-06 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends
Length: 55s

It’s been a long time in the making, but finally Episode One is out! The best way to listen is to subscribe to our feed in iTunes [non-iTunes users, download the software for free here]. You can ...

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Japan Podshow feeds go live!

2009-04-04

The Japan Podshow crew are delighted to announce that the feeds are now live! iTunes We recommend listeners subscribe using iTunes – we can be found in the iTunes store by searching for “Japan Podshow” – or ...

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Episode Zero – the non-episode trailer

2009-03-28 :: Joseph Tame, George Foster and friends

The Japan Podshow crew are happy to announce the release of their first episode of Japan Podshow, which isn’t in fact a real episode at all. You can download it directly from the ‘download’ link at ...

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Podcast feeds

2009-03-11

Just a brief note to let you know that we haven’t yet published the audio feed for the podcast. We plan to release a short audio promo edition within the next week – we’ll post a ...

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One step closer to launching

2009-03-09

The countdown here at Pokya is well and truly underway as the first episode in series one of Japan Podshow starts to come together. This week will see us finalise our online social-network presence, and move ...

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Japan Podshow needs you!

2009-03-02

Here at Pokya we’re busy working away on the first episode of Japan Podshow, due for release in the next month. Japan Podshow’s mission is to inform and entertain both the foreign community in Japan, and ...

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Japan Podshow will be launching soon

2009-02-01

Japan Podshow is currently in production, but will release it’s first episode shortly. Subscribe to our RSS feed in order to be the first to know when it all kicks off. Thanks for visiting! Post from: Japan PodshowJapan ...

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