Is "Suzume no Tojimari" BAD? (Dissecting Makoto Shinkai's Latest Movie) | Ichimon Japan 79
Ichimon Japan: A Podcast About Japan and the Japanese Language
by JapanKyo
7h ago
On this episode of Ichimon Japan we talk about Suzume no Tojimari, the latest film by the popular Japanese anime filmmaker Makoto Shinai. Topics Discussed How Suzume no Tojimari did int he box office in Japan How it ranks up to the revenue of other films What Suzume no Tojimari is about An overview of the story of Suzume no Tojimari  The hidden meaning found in Suzume no Tojimari  Potentially problematic parts of Suzume no Tojimari  The meaning of the cats in Suzume no Tojimari  How Suzume no Tojimari compares to other Mako ..read more
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Tales from the Tokaido Road: About the Tokaido Challenge | Ichimon Japan 78
Ichimon Japan: A Podcast About Japan and the Japanese Language
by JapanKyo
1M ago
On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What was it like walking the Tokaido Road? Topics Discussed About the Tokaido Challenge About what it was like walking the Tokaido Road About the challenges of walking the Tokaido Road About what it was like walking from Kyoto to Tokyo About getting stopped by police in Kyoto About walking along the Shizuoka coast How long it took to walk the Tokaido And much more! Support on Patreon & Ko-fi If you enjoy Ichimon Japan and want to ensure that we're able to produce more episodes, then please consider becoming a patron on Patreon.com. You can join fo ..read more
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Japan's TOP 5 MASCOTS Ranked for 2023 | Ichimon Japan 78
Ichimon Japan: A Podcast About Japan and the Japanese Language
by Tony Dot Vega
2M ago
On this episode of Ichimon Japan we cover what the top Japanese mascots (yurukyara) of 2023 plus a few other ones! Topics Discussed What the Yuruverse Grand Prix is (ゆるバースグランプリ2023年・Yurubāsu Grand Prix 2023) Who won the Yuruverse Grand Prix 20203 competition About the transition from the Yurukyara Grand Prix to the Yuruverse Grand Prix What the top 5 Japanese mascots are Who the top yurukyara in Japan is About Udonnow About Inunakin and Yurunakin About Echigon About Sadandy About Muvio About Melonkuma About Zushihokki About Johnny the tofu shop mascot And much more! Support on Patr ..read more
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The STUPIDEST belief about Japanese sleeping habits EVER! (About Pillows in Japan) | Ichimon Japan 76
Ichimon Japan: A Podcast About Japan and the Japanese Language
by Tony Dot Vega
3M ago
On this episode of Ichimon Japan we talk about the history of pillows in Japan and an absurd belief regarding the sleeping Topics Discussed About the history of pillows in Japan About early pillows in Japanese history About the evolution of pillows in Japan About pillows during the Edo Period About hakomakura (box pillows) About the oldest pillow in Japan X About stereotypes regarding Japanese people versus Westerners About the idea Japanese people have longer intestines than Westerners About Sobagawa/Sobakawa buchwheat pillows About dakimakura (hug pillows) About anime waifu dakima ..read more
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10 Reasons You'll Hate Living in Japan. Really? | Japan Station 75
Ichimon Japan: A Podcast About Japan and the Japanese Language
by Tony Dot Vega
5M ago
On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: 10 Reasons You'll Hate Living in Japan. Really? Topics Discussed Reasons why you may hate living in Japan No trash cans Why there are few public trash cans in Japan Where to find trash cans in Japan Whether it's rude to walk while eating or drinking in public in Japan Lack of soap in public restrooms Individually wrapped items About not being able to have tattoos in Japan Working conditions in Japan About salaries in Japan About the weird way Japan slices loaves of bread (shokupan) About the annoying nature of streets in Japan The size of streets in Ja ..read more
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Should you go to grad school for Japanese? | Ichimon Japan 74
Ichimon Japan: A Podcast About Japan and the Japanese Language
by Tony Vega
6M ago
On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: Should you go to grad school for Japanese? Topics Discussed About why we went to grad school Whether you should attend a Japanese focused graduate school program About Japanese linguistics programs The good and bad of doing a master's degree focused on Japanese linguistics About different fields within linguistics (sociolinguistics, syntax, phonology, etc) About attending the University of Hawaii's Japanese language and linguistics M.A. program Whether it's worth doing a Phd degree About attending Phd programs And much more! Support on Patreon & K ..read more
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What is it like moving in Japan? | Ichimon Japan 73
Ichimon Japan: A Podcast About Japan and the Japanese Language
by Tony Vega
7M ago
On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What is it like moving in Japan? Topics Discussed About what it's like moving in Japan When people in Japan usually move What it costs to move in Japan Why people in Japan usually move in March Expenses associated with moving in Japan About rent prices in Japan Rent subsidies for JET Program participants Setting up internet in Japan About finding an apartment in Japan About reikin/key money The cost of hiring a moving company in Japan Disposing of large garbage in Japan Noticing the government that you have moved And much more! Support on Patreon & ..read more
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What is that snot bubble anime characters get when they sleep called? (Nose Related Japanese Expressions in Japanese) | Ichimon Japan 72
Ichimon Japan: A Podcast About Japan and the Japanese Language
by JapanKyo.com
9M ago
On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What is that snot bubble anime characters get when they sleep called? (Nose Expressions in Japanese) Topics Discussed About the snot bubbles seen in anime and video game characters from Japan when they are sleeping (鼻提灯, hanachō`chin) About nose related phrases & idioms in Japanese hana ga takai hana ga hikui Hana ni kakeru Tengu ni naru About tengu Hana no shita o nobasu Hanamochi naranai Hanage o nuku Hanage o yomu Aoppana, aohana, aobana Hanakamigami Hanamizu Fune o kogu = to row a boat/to doze off And much more! Support on Patreon & Ko-fi ..read more
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What is wasei eigo? (Funny "Japanese" English) | Ichimon Japan 71
Ichimon Japan: A Podcast About Japan and the Japanese Language
by JapanKyo.com
10M ago
On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What is wasei eigo? (Funny "Japanese" English) Topics Discussed What wasei eigo is About English sounding words made in Japan tenshon ga takai pākā How SNS is not English arubaito nōtopasokon buraindotacchi misu misesu rippukurīmu hocchikisu OL sararīman (salaryman) shīchikin interi haiso furonto hōmu chakku majikkutēpu majikku majikkumirā Gpan jampāsukāto wagomu atakku faito charenji And much more! Support on Patreon & Ko-fi If you enjoy Ichimon Japan and want to ensure that we're able to produce more episodes, then please consider becoming a pat ..read more
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Why is Japanese TV so bad? | Ichimon Japan 70
Ichimon Japan: A Podcast About Japan and the Japanese Language
by JapanKyo.com
1y ago
On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: Why is Japanese TV so bad? Topics Discussed Why Japanese TV is so "terrible" About Japanese variety TV shows How most TV around the world aren't remarkable How Japanese TV shows can be useful for watching TV How Japanese TV game shows are not crazy How the idea of Japanese game shows being crazy is not true About Takeshi's Castle How many Japanese TV shows are staged Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!! 1989 ‧ Variety show ‧ 0 seasons About Downtown Matsumoto About Waratte wa Ikenai About telop (teroppu) About national news programs in Japan About ..read more
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