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Podcasts


Tune in to the No.1 Podcast about life in Japan as Chris Broad and co-host Pete Donaldson discuss weird, wacky and wonderful news going on around the country. From insider travel tips, and language learning secrets, to hilariously awkward travel stories sent in by listeners and a weekly Q&A answering your questions. With over 100 episodes and broadcast every Wednesday, there’s no better place to learn about life in Japan while you’re on the go.

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Why Chris Has Japan's WORST Business Card Etiquette

He just tears them up in front of the person and scowls loads....

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The Japanese Dish I Regret Trying The Most

Brains. He ate loads of massive salty brains. Gross!...

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Japan's Worst Ever Fish Dish Explained

Seriously, this is rough!...

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Why Japan STILL Uses Floppy Discs in the 21st Century

DON'T COPY THAT FLOPPY!...

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The Japanese Hotel with Beer on Tap in Every Room!

Chris is drinking beer in his hotel room, Pete's making fly soup in his SULO bin,...

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Japan FINALLY Allows in 50,000 Foreign Tourists

Chris returns from his cycling festival across Hokkaido!...

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Chris & Connor's 750km Cycle Across Hokkaido Completed! (Feat. American Pete)

A couple of days late but not a buck short! American Pete and Chris survey the latter's rippling thigh muscles and have a well earned sit down. ...

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Chris and CDawgVA Encounter Not-So-Welcoming Locals on 700km Hokkaido Cycle

And Chris and Conner, several pounds lighter will return same time on Sunday!...

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Japan Rail Refuses to Sell Pass to Gay Couples

In a situation that should surprise nobody, Japan's sticking to their shitty rules again....

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Japan Encourages Young Adults to Drink More Alcohol to Boost Economy (Genuinely)

Pete is currently preparing his favourite drinking flagon. You get the hero you deserve, clearly!...

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Why Chris and Connor Are Cycling 1,000km Across Hokkaido

You just know one of those dafties are going to pop a wheelie and proper brain themselves....

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Why the Yakuza Are Disappearing in Tokyo

Boring, doing organised crime all the time, isn't it? Not for me, I like it....

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Why Chris Loves Sleeping on Japanese Futons!

Loves a futon, this lad....

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Japan's Most Ridiculous Scam Involves Loads Of Crabs

Chris and Pete talks VPNs, VPLs and EPL, all on the podcast that gave the world the catchphrase 'what's in the fax machine?'...

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Chris Hits the 10 Year Anniversary of Living in Japan

Covid: running rumpant in the Tokyo area....

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Monkey on the Loose in Japan Injures 60 People

Monkeys, kicking off!...

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The Japanese Soldier Who Continued Fighting WWII Until 1974

We're still fighting for this title, and he's got to go to Middlesbrough and get something, and... and... I'll tell you, honestly, I will love it if we beat them, love it!...

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How Japanese People REALLY Stay Healthy (Hint: It's not the food)

Certainly not with all this Coolish sloshing around....

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Chris Has His Love Life Finally Exposed!

Probably the most asked question in the AIJ universe gets answered......

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Japan Shocked at Assassination of Former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo

UK Pete and cha boi Christopher get down to business after being apart for way too long....

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Sony's Insane Portable Air Conditioning Units Sell Out in Japan

Keep cool, team! Chris will be back with B-grade Pete next week, thanks for American Pete for joining us this week!...

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The Surprising Place You're Most Likely to Encounter the Yakuza

Recorded on the 5th of July, American Pete and Chris return for some podcast fun!...

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The Japanese Man Who Fought 7/11 for $100,000 and Lost!

Someone should have just bashed a third 7/11 down in the car park. So wonderfully confusing!...

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Why Chris Finally Decided to Get Fit in Japan

You should Send-ai that protein shake over to these two lads, gassing about Japan and lifting plates....

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Abroad in Japan: The Art Of The Deal!

Pete and Chris will return this Sunday for more big opinions from a reflective room!...

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The One Japanese Dish We'd Eat Forever

An infinity-length Long Man candy. How about that?...

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Why Chris Became Abroad in a British Prison This Week

Tax evasion. The man just loves tax evasion. He's doing a ten stretch in porridgetown....