There are many Japan-related podcasts, so why are we just about to launch a new podcast discussing what it’s like to be living in Japan? One reason is that we will be discussing topics that are often ignored or only mentioned in passing by other Japan-related podcasts. Another reason is that worldwide interest in Japan is rapidly increasing. This is probably due to the international popularity of anime, manga, Japanese games and Japanese snacks.
Over the coming months we will be talking about daily life in Japan, covering lots of cultural topics that should be of interest to anyone planning to come to Japan or anyone interested in Japan-related topics. We’ll be covering serious issues such as “Danson-johi”(the male-dominated society) and “hikikomori”(social phobia) as well as much lighter topics such as Japanese food, pop culture and television.