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Crazy Japanese Culture

Crazy Japanese Culture

By Ken Sensei
New Episode Every Thursday! Listen in to learn about crazy Japanese culture that you never heard of 🤪🇯🇵 Because I use easy Japanese and English, you’ll never be left behind👍 Questions? Requests? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
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[Ohanami🌸🥳] Traditional Cherry Blossoms Party
In this episode, find out what “Hanami” is. Next to New Year’s it is my favorite time of year. Pick up your picnic supplies and listen in. 📩Questions? Requests? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
07:07
March 24, 2022
“Wow! You Have a Small Face!👀✨” : Interesting Japanese Compliments
Japanese people spend a lot of time and money on beauty supplies. Devices to make your face smaller are super popular. This is where the “you have a small face” compliment comes from. Listen in to hear more about how Japanese “homeru”. 📩Questions? Requests? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
10:04
March 17, 2022
[White Day🤦🏻‍♂️🎁] The Day When Men Forget to Buy Gifts for Their Girlfriends and Colleagues
Did you receive any chocolate for valentines day?  Have you remembered to buy cookies or candy for all of the girls that gave you that chocolate? Listen in to learn about White Day, a holiday on which men buy cookies and candy to return the favor for the chocolate they received on Valentines day. 📩Questions? Requests? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
06:29
March 10, 2022
[Hinamatsuri🎎🌸] Wishing Health and Happiness to All Girls in Japan
Hinamatsuri is a holiday in Japan on which we celebrate the girls in our lives. We put out ornamental dolls, and eat tasty candy and chirashizushi.  Listen in to learn more about unique Japanese holidays 📩Questions? Requests? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
08:15
March 03, 2022
Ski Slope Love♥️⛷
When the sun hits you just right on those slopes you might just find love in Japan. Listen to hear how Japanese use “Gerende Magic” to meet their partners. Is love in the lighting? 📩Questions? Requests? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
08:11
February 24, 2022
Intense Japanese Entrance Exam😱
Listen to hear about how Japanese students spend their Februaries. Passing entrance exams and getting into college is extremely competitive. I’ll talk about my experience taking a lot of tests! 📩Questions? Requests? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
09:32
February 17, 2022
[Valentine's day] Don’t Like You!🙄 But, Here’s Some Chocolate💝
Valentine’s Day in Japan is uniquely . . . Japanese. There is a hierarchy of chocolate and we have words to describe the chocolate you give to your superiors or juniors or people you actually love. Listen in to learn the difference. 📩Questions? Requests? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
10:28
February 10, 2022
[Setsubun👹] Throw Beans at the Demons!
In this episode listen in to hear why I am allowed to scream at my mom once a year and use beans to kill some bad vibes. You'll be surprised to learn about this fun holiday that only Japanese people know about. 📩Questions? Requests? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
08:49
February 03, 2022
Want to Be Fluent in Japanese While Having Fun?
Hey everyone! How’s your Japanese studying going? Do you want to be fluent this year? Is it hard to stay motivated to study Japanese? I have a reasonably priced group lesson for beginner to advanced students just for you! The class is called PERAPERA ACTING. If you’re interested, DM me on Instagram or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com Can’t wait to hear from you! ・Introduction video ・Details of the class ・Examples of 📗Beginner to Intermediate 📘Intermediate to Advanced *Next semester is this September! 
02:44
January 23, 2022
Collab w/ Layla: Christmas is For Lovers...and Chicken.
Have you been naughty or nice? Listen in to learn about Japanese Christmas traditions and what Layla and Ken do on this holiday.
12:46
December 27, 2021
Collab w/ Tanner: How's the New Job?
In this episode we talk about what we've been up to. Listen in to hear about Tanner's new job and our travels 📩Questions? Requests? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com  Tanner's YouTube Channel & Instagram
09:42
December 13, 2021
Collab w/ Layla: What Japanese Food Do You Eat When it's Cold?
It's that time of year. The air becomes brisk and it's time to fill up the bath and break out our favorite Japanese foods. Stewed fish cakes (Oden :🍢 ) and milk tea 📩Questions? Requests? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com Layla's Instagram and Podcast
11:29
November 22, 2021
Collab w/ Tanner: Super Useful Words to Make You Sound Like a Native Speaker!
Do you know these words? They're higher level words but we often use them in Japan! Listen and learn all of them!! 呆(あき)れる 憧(あこが)れる 溢(あふ)れる 甘(あま)やかす 謝(あやま)る 荒(あ)れる 慌(あわ)てる 📩Questions? Requests? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com  Tanner's YouTube Channel & Instagram
11:23
November 14, 2021
Collab w/ Layla: I Wanna Be a Super-idol!
Life happens and you may not become that thing you wanted to be when you were a kid ... an idol, Kim Kardashian, you name it. Listen in to hear us talk about what we wanted to be when we grew up. We'll also discuss the Japanese top jobs ranking for elementary school kids. You will be surprised 📩Questions? Requests? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com Layla's Instagram and Podcast
13:32
November 08, 2021
Collab w/ Tanner: Silky Smooth Japanese
These expressions will make your communication with Japanese people as smooth as butter 😘 📩Questions? Requests? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com  Tanner's YouTube Channel & Instagram ⭐️This episode is requested by Miguel リクエストありがとうございます😆
11:58
October 31, 2021
Collab w/ Tanner: I Gotta Go Number .... 💩
Cultural differences span from foods to toilets. Listen in to hear some of the most surprising things I've experienced since coming to America 📩Questions? Requests? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com  Tanner's YouTube Channel & Instagram
16:17
October 24, 2021
Collab w/ Tanner: What is "Blind Touch"?
In this episode I gave Tanner 10 Katakana English words. Listen in to hear what he thought "blind touch" means. Can you guess the words below before you listen? ミス コック クレーム シャーペン フリーター コンセント ドライヤー イメージアッ ブラインドタッチ カンニング 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com  Tanner's YouTube Channel & Instagram ⭐️This episode is requested by Katarina H! リクエストありがとうございます😆
24:17
October 03, 2021
Collab w/ Tanner: Can You Improve Your Japanese Just From Living There?
We discuss how our experiences shape our language journeys. Listen to hear how Ken & Tanner developed their language skills in the US and Japan 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
16:12
September 27, 2021
Collab w/ Tanner: I Miss You, Japan!
There are things that are hard to live without . . . especially if you are far from home. Listen in to hear about what we both miss from our home countries 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
13:30
September 19, 2021
Collab w/ Tanner: Crush Your Japanese Goals! 4 Ways to Stay Motivated!
We'll talk about what you can do right away to stay on top of your Japanese game and improve! Take classes, plan a trip, and other tips to keep you motivated. You'll definitely want to listen to this episode 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
14:16
September 05, 2021
Collab w/ Tanner: "That's So Sage." | "Wait, What??"
Listen in to hear about my most embarrassing moments. If you're not making mistakes, you're not trying :) 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
15:05
August 29, 2021
Collab w/ Tanner: 3 Tips to Improve Your Japanese Quickly!
Hurry up and listen to how your can improve your Japanese quickly. Tanner and I discuss the best ways to speed up your Japanese studies 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
15:12
August 23, 2021
Collab w/ Layla Sensei "The Easiest Way to Find a Date in Japan"
Love is an international language, but it's always a challenge to learn the local lingo for dating. Listen in to hear the best ways to find a date on Love Island (aka JAPAN)! We'll also tell you how we met our partners 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
20:30
August 15, 2021
Collab w/ Austin: What You Need to Know to Date in Japan *Japanese Isn't the Only Skill You'll Need!
Does a rose by any other name smell as sweet? Or, better in English? Listen in to hear Austin's dating tips and find out what people are really looking for in their gaikokujin partners! Don't get stuck on Love (Japan) Island alone ❤️ 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
22:56
August 09, 2021
Collab w/ Jimmy: "You MUST Make Mistakes to Improve Your Japanese skills"
It can be embarrassing to make mistakes, but it is essential to your language journey! Listen in to learn how making mistakes led this student to pass the JLPT N2 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
17:15
August 02, 2021
Collab w/ Yuki Sensei: Nice to Meet You, Anime-Sensei
In this episode we do self introductions and talk about our favorite anime. Listen to in to learn useful phrases for getting to know people 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com Check out Yuki Sensei's discord: NihonGO Japanese Language School
20:17
July 25, 2021
Collab w/ Kayo Sensei: I'll Take My Okonimiyaki With a Side of ...WHAT?!
Tokyo (Kanto) and Kyoto (Kansai) have vastly different cultures, from food to clothes. Listen in to learn the differences so you don't get stuck on the wrong side of the escalator 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
28:28
July 18, 2021
Collab w/ Sayaka Sensei: Don't @#$! This Up! (5 Mistakes to Land You in the Dog House)
It may sound like a simple mistake to you, but to a native Japanese speaker you may be making a faux "paw". Here are 5 common mistakes you don't want to miss 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com Check out Sayaka Sensei's Instagram and YouTube
39:43
July 13, 2021
Collab w/ Tanner: Who's Your Type?!
Tanner and I talked about our types! 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
19:28
July 07, 2021
Collab w/ Tanner: Where's the Bathroom?!
In Japan, convenience stores are not only [almost]  Michelin Star gourmet havens, but also important bathroom locations. In this episode we talk about Japanese food in America and my friend's close-call in a Hawaiian convenience store 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
19:35
June 28, 2021
#20 Ask Your Senpai: How To Sound Like a Native
This week I interviewed one of my exceptional Japanese students. Marc shared his study tips and tricks. Here is what I asked: 1.What't the best way to learn how to speak natural sounding Japanese? 2.What’s the best way to improve memory retention when speaking without relying on written notes? Before any kind of Japanese call, I have to write down what I have to say. 3.How did you avoid getting “stuck” at an intermediate level? 4.What’s your motivation? 5.When did you start to practice pronunciation (at what level in learning)? Did it come naturally from the beginning, or did you intentionally focus on it? 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
34:16
June 14, 2021
#21 Is This a Tent for Ants?!
Looks are deceiving when you are discovering new hobbies. Listen to how I discovered the lightest tent in the universe 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
11:26
June 06, 2021
#19 It's Not Always Sushi; Breakfast and Lunch in Japan
Japanese people aren't as obsessed with sushi as you are. Listen to hear what we eat for breakfast and lunch when we are at home 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
11:41
May 23, 2021
#18 Do You Have a Favorite Japanese Singer?
Carrying a tune all the way to Japan. Listen in to learn who's makes my list of best Japanese singers 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
11:08
May 16, 2021
#17 Three Fascinating Japanese Bathing Facts
Every country has its own bathing culture, but Japan goes above and beyond! Listen in to hear how we scrub-a-dub-dub 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
17:46
May 09, 2021
#16 When Japanese Refuse Your Invites...
Another show highlighting the differences in American and Japanese culture. In Japan the way you refuse to do something doesn't come with a barrage of excuses. Listen to hear how we refuse an invitation 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
21:27
May 02, 2021
Big News!!!
I have a surprise for you all... HAF! 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
04:48
April 04, 2021
Japanese Magic Tool “Aizuchi”
You might think Japanese people just grunt a lot, but actually we are reaffirming that we hear you. Listen in on how we make sure our listeners know they are being heard 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
14:46
March 28, 2021
My Most Embarrassing English Mistake
Listen to how a simple mistake turned into a horrifyingly embarrassing episode at a restaurant. But, learning the hard way is sometimes the best way to level up. I know it worked for me! 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
11:21
February 21, 2021
One of The Most Surprising Things American People Do
Americans do this at the office, walking down the street, drinking coffee. It happens everywhere and it really took some getting used to after my initial surprise. At first I thought I was the only one that it happened to...but, I have found out that it is widespread! 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
11:40
February 01, 2021
What You Should Do to Improve Your Speaking Skill in 2021
How are you going to improve your Japanese quickly and easily? Here are 5 tips to do input so you can have an immersive Japanese experience even if you don't live there 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
14:40
January 25, 2021
Is It REALLY Expensive to Live in Tokyo?!
People say that Tokyo is crazy expensive, but is it really? This week I talk about what it really costs and how it compares to the USA 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
22:07
January 18, 2021
New Year's Resolutions (Personal & Career)
What am I going to be doing in 2021 to make it the best year ever (新年[しんねん]の抱負[ほうふ])? Find out in this episode about New Year's resolutions. Enjoy! 📩Question? Request? DM me on Instagram @japanesespeakingclub or email me at japanesespeakingclub@gmail.com
07:44
January 10, 2021