Tag Archives: Podcast

I have no idea how it happened, but I still didn’t tell you anything about sake. Even though I should have brought it right after geisha – few things in Japanese culture are surrounded by…

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Ramen, like curry rice, is firmly established in the category of kokuminshoku, the national food of Japan. But while curry is often prepared at home, ramen remains a restaurant food. If you can call the…

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I was invited to Cornfries Podcast to talk about life in Japan as a foreigner, give some travel tips and play “true or false” about the country. Now we all just want to go to…

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You’ve probably already listened to Yokai Explained episodes of Japan Explained and wondering what do I have to add on the topic. What about personal experiences? This time I joined JJ from Southern Demonology Podcast…

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Why do people go to karaoke? Why in the West people prefer karaoke bars while the East is all about karaoke boxes? Was karaoke really invented in Japan? How old is it? Why do karaoke…

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This time I was invited to The WRap It Up Podcast to speak about Japan Explained, how and why it started, my favourite topics and plans. I also told Brooks about my work as a…

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Last month I had a great talk with Kyle Wood from Who ArtEd podcast. Now the episode is finally released and I’m inviting you to check it out to learn about contemporary Japanese artist Takashi…

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We all love something cooling during the summer heat. And what can be more refreshing than a spooky story that makes you shiver.

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In the very first episode of Japan Explained I will address the biggest misconception about Japanese culture. You guessed it right, Geisha.

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