Moe: Frustrated Love

Otaku, similar to a nerd or geek, is often frustrated in endeavors of love. They even have a word for it. Moe. Listen to the details on this complex word.

First in our series on Otaku Culture (ref Pod2Per3GrpB)

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World War 2 Movies

The older generation has been criticized for ignoring World War 2. Among young people, movies about the war are all the rage. Listen to an insightful discussion by 3 university students in Tokyo, and how portraying Japan as the victim in WW2 doesn’t wash any more.

15th in our Youth Culture Series (ref  Pod1Per4GrpF)

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Classical Music as a Hot Trend

That’s right, due to a Manga comic book adapted to a comedy TV Series, starring members of a classical music orchestra, Bach is back. And Beethoven too. Find out from 3 university students all the melodic details.

12th in our series on Youth Culture (ref Pod1Per3GrpC)

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NEETs in Japan

NEET means Not in Employment, Education, or Training. Three university students take a hard line on a group of disaffected youth.

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Air Guitar

The world champion air guitarist is Japanese. Three fans of air guitar from a university in Tokyo talk about technique and style that is so important in air guitar. It takes all kinds. Have a listen.

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Welcome to Talking Tokyo

University students in Tokyo are usually pretty outspoken, in Japanese. They often get very quiet in English. That makes language learning a little difficult.

People outside of Japan are often not very aware of how much Japan has changed recently. Their conception is often stereotypical.

To overcome these two problems we have put together a blog and podcast of students talking about Japan. We all hope you enjoy this. Leave a comment. I have to approve your first comment, but then you are free to make as many as you like.

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