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JP 08-3-Trendy-Gals-Gyaruギャル

And now the conclusion (at least for now) of the Gyaru interview… A big thank you to Gaby for taking part in this interview. We very much look forward to having her on Japan Podcast again sometime in the near future. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:08 — 24.8MB) read more

JP 08-2-Trendy-Gals-Gyaruギャル

This is part two of our interview with Gaby from The Get Go Tokyo blog. We discuss Gyaru culture and fashion as well as Gyaru hair. Part three, which is the final part, will be released tomorrow morning. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 18:44 — 21.7MB) read more

JP 08-1-Trendy-Gals-Gyaruギャル

The image of Japanese schoolgirls hanging out in Shibuya and shopping at Ichi-Maru-Kyu has become the symbol of modern day Japan, but how much do you know about the many intricacies of Gyaru culture? Do you understand their street slang, their secret codes and their hair??? Gaby from The Get Go Tokyo blog has been involved UK Gyaru culture since the early days, and is widely considered to be one of the... read more

JP07: Pub-Bar-Izakaya-居酒屋

We’re not in an izakaya as we record this, but we couldn’t discuss food and culture without talking about these staples of Japan. Time for a bit of nommunication Japanese pub bears no relation to an English pub or American bar very important part of Japanese office workers’ lives do construction workers go? perhaps teachers wouldn’t go after work perhaps they’d go to... read more

JP06: Tapered Eating Utensils-Chopsticks-箸

And our food-focused shows continue with the ubiquitous Asian food utensil, chopsticks. Chopsticks are the bane of some people’s existence sticks for eating chops – isn’t ‘chop’ slang for food but you can’t only eat lamb pieces with it it may come from Chinese (ie, chop suey) (Ed. just checked, yup, it seems to have come from Chinese Pidgin English, from the phrase... read more

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