Episode 14: LaShawn Toyoda - Findadoc.jp and Becoming a Software Engineer in Japan
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5M ago
In this episode, we sat down with LaShawn Toyoda, creator of findadoc.jp, a website helping thousands in Japan gain access to life-saving Covid-19 vaccines. LaShawn originally moved to Japan in 2011 as an English teacher, but recently made the switch to software development. Shortly after landing her first dev job, she realized the foreign community here in Japan was struggling to find access to Covid-19 vaccines. Additionally, vaccines were going to waste, as many older individuals were canceling their vaccination appointments and their vaccines were being tossed out. With this in mind, she d ..read more
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Episode 13: A Chat with Paper Pat
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5M ago
In this episode we sat down with Patrick Smith, aka The Paper Pat, to hear his story of living life abroad, teaching in Japan and China and his journey of becoming a social media influencer!   Patrick is a teacher, model and famous Tiktoker who is currently living in Tokyo, Japan. He is most known for his fun, creative and wholesome skits featuring his many adventures as an educator to young students. He also LOVES to dance and share his daily life with his 1.4 million Tiktok followers and 186k Instagram followers You can follow Patrick at: Instagram: @the.paper.pat TikTok: @thepaperpat ..read more
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Episode 11: Starting Your Life in Japan - Part 2: The Cost of Living in Japan
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5M ago
Today we are discussing the cost of living in Japan, part two of our mini series, Starting Your life in Japan! Money is one of the major make or breaks when deciding if moving to Japan is right for you. There are so many unknowns when it comes to gauging the cost of living in a new country, and information is not always readily available about day to day expenses. In this episode, we cover as many areas of expense as we could think of and then some. We also provide tons of time saving tips, recommendations and ways to save money each month. Sony Bank referral code (you get $10 free): R162702 ..read more
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Episode 9: Momo's Big Adventure
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5M ago
Happy New Year, everyone! We've made it to 2021 :] Today Jenny is sharing a story that only took place a few hours ago. While taking Momo to the vet, some exciting and "crappy" things went down. Listen as Jenny shares her hilarious and harrowing adventure! If you have any fun, weird or cute pet stories please visit Tokyoadventures.com to share your story! Click on the "contact" page to send us an email and pictures. We would also love to hear how you celebrated bringing in the New year, so feel free to send those as well! We may feature your story on a future episode of Tokyo Adventures. Foll ..read more
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Episode 8: Christmas In Japan!
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5M ago
Merry Christmas and Happy holidays everyone!! In this episode we share our experiences celebrating Christmas in Japan and highlight some of the differences in Christmas traditions. We also provide some recommendations on where to find beautiful Christmas lights (illuminations) and European holiday markets! We would love to hear how you celebrate Christmas or winter holiday in your country! Our social media info is listed below if you would like to share with us. We may share it on the podcast! Ramen restaurant mentioned in the podcast: Menya Shichisai (2 Chome-13-2 Hatchobori, Chuo City, Toky ..read more
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Episode 7: Getting a Job In Japan
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by Tokyo Adventures Podcast
5M ago
Hey guys! Long time, no see :] We've taken some time away to travel and recharge, but we're back!  This week's episode is dedicated to jobs in Japan. The prospect of landing a career in Japan can feel overwhelming at times, and it's hard to know what to expect or where to begin. We tried to address some of the more daunting issues like getting interviews, money, cultural differences, relocation, timelines and TAXES. Yep, even taxes. We tried our best to be thorough, but we are always here to help if you have additional questions or topics you would like to hear about. Just shoot us an ema ..read more
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Bonus Episode - How I Met Your Mother (How We Met)
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5M ago
Hey guys! This is a little bonus episode leftover from our interview with Norm. We share the story of how we met, dating and Phil's crazy proposal. We hope you enjoy it :] P.S. We don't have kids, it's just a fun title. You can check out our episode, "Moving to Japan the Right Way", with the Tokyo Lens podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Anchor. Reach out to us with any questions, suggestions, or feedback at Tokyoadventures.com. Click the "Contact" tab to send us an email. We want to hear from you :] Follow us on the socials to be notified when new episodes are out! Instagram: @tokyoadven ..read more
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Episode 6: Tokyo Lately - Parks, Food, Coffee, Plants, and Akihabara
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by Tokyo Adventures Podcast
5M ago
In this episode, we share some favorite places and foods, give updates on what we've been up to and suggest places that have recently opened here in Tokyo. Whether you're a local or visiting Japan in the future, we think you guys will really enjoy these! If you have fun, new or exciting places you've been to in Japan/Tokyo, please feel free to share them with us, so we can share them everyone! Email below :) We were also interviewed by Norm of the Tokyo Lens podcast, where we shared our experience getting to Japan. We've provided a link to his Podcast below, so please check out our episode and ..read more
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Episode 5: Pets in Japan a.k.a Gushing about our cats for an hour
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by Tokyo Adventures Podcast
5M ago
In this episode, we discuss what it's like to bring pets to Japan/adopting pets in Japan. We also share our experience raising our two wild little Bengals, Momo and Nova. Being a pet owner in Japan comes with some unique challenges, so we hope the information we provided will better prepare you for pet ownership in Japan. In the end, it's absolutely worth it!  Adopt, don't shop (when possible)! Please spay and neuter. Quality cat food subscription shipped in Japan: Ronnie  Momo and Nova Instagram: @momoandnova Reach out to us with any questions, suggestions, or feedback at tokyoadv ..read more
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Episode 4: Hiking Mt Takao in Tokyo, Japan!
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5M ago
A few weeks back, we set out on an adventure to hike the beautiful Mount Takao! Located within Tokyo, Mount Takao has many trails for hikers of all skill levels.  In this episode, we share our experience hiking on a few different trails and provide some useful information and tips for your visit. If you're bored of sitting on the couch watching Netflix or could use some exercise, then Mt. Takao may be just what you need! Feel free to bring your friends along, so you can finally have some human interaction. :) Safe travels! Reach out to us with any questions, suggestions, or feedback at T ..read more
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