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By Norm Nakamura
Adventure, hidden secrets, cultural discovery, as well as how to get to, and enjoy Japan from near or far. A podcast for everyone. Weekly podcast-exclusive topics, as well as going in-depth on topics covered on the Tokyo Lens YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/TokyoLens).

Welcome to the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura.
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Dear Japanese People (and you...)
Today we are welcoming some new listeners and saying something that needs to be heard.  YAHOO VIDEOS  https://creators.yahoo.co.jp/tokyolens  Feel free to hit "Follow"! See you all again, real soon! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! For now , if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
34:01
April 8, 2019
The Moving Mishap...
Yesterday was moving day... it did not go smoothly. This is that story~   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! For now , if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
21:00
April 6, 2019
Japan's New Era - What exactly is going on here?!
Today was a special day in Japan. A day filled with anticipation for so many here in Japan. A day that may only come for some, once in a lifetime... The name of the new Japanese era was announced. In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we talk about the new era name here in Japan and everything it entails. How it can impact daily life for those of us here in Japan, and what it means for the future of the country. At the end of this podcast, I touch on this article:  https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190401/p2a/00m/0na/004000c    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! For now , if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
39:11
April 1, 2019
Moving Houses in Japan
What can you expect when moving houses in Japan? What options are available to you? Did you know that you can Heavily negotiate some of the major moving costs?  These are just a few of the things that we are talking about on this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura! A few videos I wanted to share with you guys this week: Announcement: I'm Moving:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8CI3tBR0_8  Tokyo's Secret Sakura Spots!:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6WLeHDAHwU  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! For now , if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
43:36
March 27, 2019
Working in Japan - What Are Your Options?
What are my options if I want to work in Japan? <-- Probably the single most commonly question that I get asked. And believe it or not, there are  A LOT of options available out there... and today... We are covering a bunch of them! In today's episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we feature a good friend, Lukasz Palka who built a life and career in Japan. Lukasz started his own company, and today, we talk about the progression that many people take when coming to Japan, and what options are available for you when it comes to working in Japan. Tokyo Lens YouTube - How To Find A Job In Japan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gKkjl9s78M Lukasz' company: Eyexplore https://www.eyexplore.com/ See Lukasz on Tokyo Lens: Tokyo Secret Spots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q4bhMupi1w& Tokyo Rooftops: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tezIAd53k7U ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! For now , if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
37:56
March 23, 2019
Normal Items That Are Illegal in Japan [Extended]
Nothing can ruin your time in Japan like bringing in, or for that matter buying (online) something that isn't legal in the country. And in this extended version of "Normal Items That Are Illegal in Japan" we talk about everything from tools, to travel and camping supplies, medicines, and so much more. 3 Normal Items That Are Illegal in Japan YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzJOMo8c4Is ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
51:11
March 20, 2019
Japan - The Noisiest Place On Earth? Or Is It The Quietest...?
Silent train rides, construction sites with dB monitors, and a culture based around etiquette. On the surface, Japan seems like a peaceful and quiet country. But today, we talk about why it might actually be the noisiest country on the planet. And no, this is not a metaphor... Japan might actually be the noisiest place on earth... or the quietest. In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we talk about Japan and Noise. And it couldn't come at a better time... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
26:25
March 16, 2019
Dear Japan, ITS NOT YOUR FAULT...
When you think of Japanese people, words like, "over-the-top" or "excessive" probably don't come straight to mind. Well today, we are going to challenge that a bit... In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we cover a seemingly culturally-ingrained habit that the Japanese just cant seem to shake. One that, if left unchecked, could take a toll...   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------  Also...  So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping!  Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura   Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens  You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens  ------------------------  Podcast recorded on this: amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!)  Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0  Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN  With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY  And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG  also, my page has some Japanese Snacks!  www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens  --------------------------------------------  YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens  Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens  Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one  Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/  Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens  Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com   
28:34
March 13, 2019
Japan Has a Curfew - And It Saves Lives - Let's Talk About That "Last Train"
 In 2005 I was hit with a pretty surprising culture shock when I got into Tokyo for the first time. One that has stayed with me for just shy of 15 years at this point. On the surface, it seems like a moderately inconvenient puzzle that is simply part of the fabric of Japan, but as we look deeper into the topic... lives are being saved by one very simple thing; The Last Train. In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we talk about something that puzzled me for longer than I wanted to admit. Until one day I went down the rabbit hole. Then I got distracted, and talked a lot about rabbit holes... There's a short article in this podcast: https://japantoday.com/category/national/Last-train-on-Yamanote-line-in-Tokyo-to-leave-27-minutes-earlier ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
43:00
March 10, 2019
Achievement Unlocked
Every now and then, you get a chance in life to do something you have always dreamed of doing. But sometimes it comes with limitations. From that point on, its all about what you do with what's been presented to you. On this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we sit down and have a relaxed and casual talk centered around opportunities and gratitude. For the Saga of Australia Videos: FINALLY IN AUSTRALIA (start here): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c1nPG4Lrqg It Had To End (Video 2 of 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wio6Evt7CdI Taylor Jackson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taylorjackson/   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
51:18
March 7, 2019
Freelancing in Japan - Can You Work For Yourself?
Probably one of the most common questions that I get ...  What is it like to freelance or run your own business in Japan?! Going on a bit of a Q&A adventure today here on the Tokyo Lens Podcast with Norm Nakamura. Check me out on Yahoo: https://creators.yahoo.co.jp/tokyolens ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
57:01
March 4, 2019
JAPAN IS CHANGING | The End of Smoking in Japan?!
There is a major societal shift underway in Japan. One that nobody could have imagined. With one of Japan’s biggest corporations leading the resistance, and the government having a steak in the profits, is such a change even possible? We talk about that today.........  This weeks Tokyo Tuesday on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6K_C122zpQ&t=1s  The Article: https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1JN1LP    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura   Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens  You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG  also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
35:07
February 27, 2019
Does This Count As An Audiobook? An interview with Norm Nakamura by SoraNews24
 Life can really get out of hand sometimes... Nearly 10 years ago, in an audacious moment fueled by excitement and emotion, I brazenly and boldly promised two of Japans most world-renowned musicians that I WOULD see them again some day in Japan. Little did I know that I wasn't just predicting a future that I could have never imagined, but I was starting down a road that would forever change my life and the way that I see the world.  In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we cover this article from SoraNews24 talking about my journey to get where I am today:  https://soranews24.com/2019/02/18/is-this-real-life-how-a-canadian-man-became-apprentice-to-japans-world-famous-shamisen-masters/  I share background stories and insights and try not to get too side-tracked. But in the end... well, I am me!   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
57:09
February 24, 2019
Following the Shokunin (Shamisen Maker) + Extras (Featuring...)
I spent 2 months following a Japanese Shamisen Maker. It was an amazing experience, but it was nearly impossible to document... The Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0Ic64TPJVc In this episode of the Tokyo Lens podcast by Norm Nakamura, we talk about having a shamisen built, and trying to document it. We get insanely sidetracked, and even meet with some other creators here in Japan!   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: https://amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
1:03:18
February 21, 2019
Deleting My Videos - So much going to waste... (100% not meant to be clickbait! hear me out~)
I'm not a big fan of the title of this one... But it's something we do cover in great detail in today's podcast, in addition to some other exciting topics. Would you believe it might be summer in just 2 weeks (well... for me anyway!) In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we sit down and talk, because I feel like its been a while since we did that.  Additionally, new video up on YouTube... Probably my favorite of this year so far: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mDyZHgcnOE&lc= ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: https://amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
48:59
February 14, 2019
Getting Paid To Travel The World With Japanese Shamisen Players - The Story
 On a cold day in 2011, I stumbled across something amazing in the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo. I had no idea at the time, but this one single moment would change the course of my entire life in ways that I never could have predicted. In this weeks Episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we go over an amazing coincidence that happened nearly a decade ago, and how this one single moment lead to the creation of everything that you are hearing here today. Without this moment... There would be no Tokyo Lens. Tokyo Lens Vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-w4y8-QYnI&t=4s Shamisen in Tokyo Vid: [Coming Soon] ---------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: https://amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
13:21
February 10, 2019
You can, but SHOULD you? - Tokyo to Kyoto Using ONLY Local Trains
 There is a secret travel hack here in Japan. One that can get you across the country and back for about $100. Half of that if you travel with a friend. But it comes at a cost of its own, that in the end... might just be worth it. The THIRD installment of my First Visit To Japan series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To-fDqEMOXI&t=868s The Playlist: http://bit.ly/FirstJapan In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we talk about the cheapest way to travel across Japan, and have some fun along the way! ---------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: https://amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com  -------------
35:36
January 25, 2019
Solving a very Japanese problem...
 I never thought I would be doing ANOTHER episode on this... In case you missed the previous one:  https://anchor.fm/tokyolens/episodes/Japanese-People-Hate-This--A-Lesson-in-Etiquette-e2ua8p Today's video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTLmjw3E8m0&feature=youtu.be And an Amazing 5 days in Matsuyama: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIFdHlNv6Xw ---------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: https://amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com  -------------
31:02
January 22, 2019
Spending A Day in Tokyo | *SPECIAL EDITION EPISODE*
This is a Special Edition Episode. We go outside today... Into Tokyo for some adventure. Headphones are recommended for this episode. This episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura is a concept episode. Something that we might do more of in the future. It features one of my favorite content creators on the planet. Someone who encouraged me to start my journey. His Name is Taylor Jackson  https://podtail.com/en/podcast/photography-with-taylor-jackson/ ---------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: https://amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com  -------------
1:08:04
January 18, 2019
Going Crazy In Japan | What Does It Mean To Be An Adult in Japan?
It is said that Japanese are expected to go wild in their youth... Some believe that it is a part of the culture. Knowing fully that these youth will eventually have to fall in line with society, it seems to even be forgiven. All of it seems to peak and start to wind down on one single day; The Coming of Age Day. In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast By Norm Nakamura, I bring you a deeper look into the coming of age ceremony, as well as a bit of a confession... The Article: https://japantoday.com/category/national/coming-of-age-day-ceremonies-held-across-japan-2 The Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it73IT-kxyc -------------   Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens   You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens  ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: https://amzn.to/2DbOcpe (It's been amazing so far!) Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0  Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY  And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG  also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com  -------------
38:47
January 15, 2019
Japanese People Hate This | A Lesson in Etiquette?
 It all started with a seemingly harmless survey. But what was found, was a little more than they were expecting. Today we learn about some major gripes that Japanese people have. In particular, with trains and the commute. And it might not be what you think. In this weeks episode of The Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, by very popular request, we revisit the "commentary" podcast style as we go over an article from the Japan Times.  You can read it here:   https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/01/05/national/media-national/survey-commuting-gripes-japan-spurs-wider-societal-complaints/#.XDnbtVwzaUk -------------   Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
27:07
January 12, 2019
How Much Does Japan Cost? Advice on Going to Japan
 Is Japan really that expensive? Can you survive on $10 a day?! How long will $1200 last? Where does one even get started when planning a trip to Japan?? All of these questions and many more covered in today's Podcast! In today's episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we take a look at going to Japan. Whether it be a visit, or a move and talk about some of the prep and a lot of the finance. This episode is meant to supplement the Tokyo Lens Q&A that went up on YouTube today. You can find it here:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYMaB21VjqI -------------   Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
1:23:37
January 8, 2019
Being on Japanese TV + Becoming the Apprentice of the Yoshida Brothers
In the first episode of 2019 we are talking about being on Japanese TV (which was actually my first job when I got to Japan!) On January 1st 2019, I had an amazing opportunity to do the TV appearance of a lifetime... PREVIOUS EPISODE OF THE TOKYO LENS PODCAST (I recommend you listen to this one first if you havent) https://anchor.fm/tokyolens/episodes/Last-Podcast-of-2018---This-is-HUGE-e2rlvg In today's Episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we are covering being on TV and how Norm became the apprentice of the Yoshida Brothers (tsugaru shamisen). We cover this article on Norm, by Japan Forward: https://japan-forward.com/interview-how-canadian-norm-nakamura-became-the-yoshida-brothers-shamisen-apprentice/ -------------   Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
55:34
January 4, 2019
Last Podcast of 2018 - This is HUGE...
For the last podcast of 2018 I am announcing something HUGE... Don't miss it: The Date... January 1st. A Happy New Years to you and I will see you again, real soon.  ------------- Being as this is the last Tokyo Lens Podcast of 2018, I wanted to take a moment to express some gratitude to each and every one of you as well for joining me for an entire year of podcast adventures.  Cant wait to share everything coming in 2019 and I wish you all a Happy New Year!   -------------   Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com 
39:25
December 30, 2018
Does Tokyo Suck?! 1-Hour-Special | Featuring....
Does Tokyo Suck? Is there a better place to live in Japan? Is all the adventure gone, or are there still untouched and undocumented places to discover in this country? All of these questions and more!! In today's Special Edition Episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we pull in a special Guest! We travel across the country and talk about the best parts of live OUT of Tokyo! Japan's Hidden Secret (The video referenced in this podcast) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5-1g-gRDAE&t=460s Our Special Guest's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrUXL60iLgwjMowTF-toqWA ------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
1:02:50
December 20, 2018
OVER A DECADE of Japan | What Has Changed?
in 2005 I came to Japan for the very first time. Its 2018 now, and this country is a totally different place... In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast, brought to you by Norm Nakamura, we go anecdotal and talk about the first time I (Norm) ever stepped foot in Japan and the cultural and physical differences between then and now. This podcast was inspired by a recent series on the Tokyo Lens Youtube channel. The First 2 Episodes are here: Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVQoB8wiOjI Episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV8QuvVgE0I Enjoy! ------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
29:13
December 14, 2018
Japan Month By Month - So Much To Do
Today we are walking through one full year of Japan and talking about what there is to do each month! It really doesn't matter WHEN you come to Japan, there is something amazing happening every single month!! This is a follow-up/expansion episode to the Tokyo Lens video by Norm Nakamura on 12 things to do in Japan (month by month) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGxmRBPGkcY&t=455s ------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
29:39
December 12, 2018
Christmas & New Years in Japan | Not what you might expect...
I suffered a massive culture shock on Christmas morning in 2007 that I have never recovered from... In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura (That's Me!), I try to bring as much value to the table as I possibly can for the end-of-year season in Japan. Christmas, and New Years.. what are they like in Japan? What is it like from the inside? The traditions, the surprises, and so much more! If you enjoyed this episode, it would mean the absolute world to me if you would jump on to iTunes or Google Podcasts, and leave me a rating! For now, come hang out on YouTube! https://www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens See you all again, real soon! ------------- Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
55:01
December 3, 2018
Tokyo VS Countryside Japan | Part 1
Seems like a simple topic right? its really not... And today we are starting from the beginning in an incredibly disorganized and crazy fashion... Welcome to Tokyo VS Countryside Japan - Part 1. In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura (That's me!), we get the ball rolling on a topic that will now become a mini-series on here, and talk about how the series and this obsession got its start. The Episode that inspired this podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0l1T4mkDRo The Episode that started it all... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT4jhHSTD4U Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
22:20
November 28, 2018
(Extended) My Japan Journey | The Next Big Step...
Life itself is changing. And not in ways that you might think. Excitement, challenge, and a whole new chapter are on the horizon... This week we talk about the next big step in my Japan Journey. One of the more personal podcast episodes recently, and rightly so! Around 2011, Norm Nakamura from Tokyo Lens (That's ME!) became the apprentice of the Yoshida Brothers (Tsugaru Shamisen) And from this month... things are changing The Corresponding Vlog Episode on Tokyo Lens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqTHdLDxp9s Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
36:56
November 23, 2018
Is Japan Dying (and if so... should we let it?)
Today we're taking a look at a slightly more serious topic... Is Japan Dying? And if so... Should we just let it happen? Is there even anything we can do. This is a topic filled with layer on layer that would be nearly impossible to cover in a single go, but I think were off to a good start. In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we cover one of the biggest issues facing modern day Japan... Is the country and its culture dying? Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
29:18
November 21, 2018
Japan's Dirty Little Secret
Japan has a dirty little secret. And it takes a while to catch on to. That... is what we are talking about today. In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we really get into what it is truly like to live in Japan and reveal what is seemingly one of the biggest secrets surrounding the country. Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
53:27
November 15, 2018
When & How I Moved To Japan (and how you can too ... If you want to)
Moving to Japan is a huge choice and a big dream for many. I know that it was for me. After living here over 10 years, I can tell you that moving overseas most definitely isn't for everyone. But if you think it's for you, then I will share with you the background in what it took me, mentally, financially, and linguistically to finally make the move to Japan. In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, I go in-depth on the topic of moving to Japan and so many of the topics surrounding it, including leaving family and friends behind, how much money you will need, and more! A Link To the YouTube video that gave birth to this podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16TeospcsU8 Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
47:35
November 11, 2018
Japan has a Pizza Secret...
Have you ever had pizza in Japan? It can be quite the experience and come at quite the cost... But did you know that there is a MUCH cheaper way to get pizza... from one of the big guys! In today's Episode of the Tokyo Lens Pocast by Norm Nakamura, we talk about all things Pizza in Japan. Because, Pizza. Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
12:36
November 7, 2018
Bringing Japan to You!
Today we are talking about bringing Japan to you. Not all of you can travel to Japan. This is a pretty long-term project, but it has already kicked off, and I can't wait to share with you what is in the works... Is Norm / Tokyo Lens bringing the best of Japan to Your country? Can't wait! Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
16:33
November 3, 2018
Halloween in Tokyo | What to Expect
What is Halloween like in Japan? What is it like in Tokyo? On today's Special Edition episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast, this is what we are covering! The topic of Halloween has evolved so much over the last decade here in Japan, and today I am sharing all of this with you! Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
11:18
October 26, 2018
Best Part(s) of Living in Japan
In this Episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we talk about the best parts of Living in Japan. Full Confession: It is impossible to fit it all into one podcast, so today we scratch the surface and talk about the things that have made living in Japan amazing for me, and hopefully can for you as well! TODAYS VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3-VwDVWwYU Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Sincerely - Tokyo Lens Norm Nakamura Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: https://www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: https://www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: https://www.NormNakamura.com
23:07
October 23, 2018
What You Must Do in Japan (if you can...)
Its been 5 weeks since my last podcast... So I wanted to come back with something great, and those 5 weeks gave me the chance to really live life. So today, I bring you something you must do in Japan... if you can... Exploring Tokyo Rooftops Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tezIAd53k7U Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG -------------------------------------------- YouTube: https://www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: https://www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: https://www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: https://www.NormNakamura.com
17:27
October 10, 2018
Japan's Typhoon Jebi - The Day After
Yesterday, the Kansai area of Japan was hit with the strongest typhoon to hit in 25 years. A great deal of damage was done and lives were lost. Today I share with you an update on where things stand with this typhoon. About Typhoons on Tokyo Lens Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdzNZO0kjtM Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG
13:25
September 5, 2018
Driving Japan
Driving through Japan with the ocean in plain view, I bring you the next installment of the Tokyo Lens Podcast. Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG www.NormNakamura.com www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens
14:59
August 26, 2018
August in Japan/Tokyo - It's... Challenging
August is an amazing month in Japan. Filled with culture and challenges far beyond what you might expect... Tokyo Lens on Twitch! www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG https://www.NormNakamura.com https://www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens
21:00
August 15, 2018
Seeing the Forest Through The Trees
Today we are talking about a secret mountain valley and going deep on the lessons that it has taught me... AND You heard it here first (I... think) Tokyo Lens on Twitch! https://www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG
15:55
August 10, 2018
Let’s Connect - a Midnight Recording
So its been a year.. and its over https://youtu.be/Daei1UHDOzY Talking about a few updates in this one...  like me on Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/tokyolens and I completely forgot to mention my new website https://www.NormNakamura.com Its really for client jobs, but I thought I would let you know!  Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens  Gear: ------------------------  Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0  Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN  With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY  And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG
14:03
August 2, 2018
Why We Hate Our Art...
Hi everyone. My name is Norm Nakamura and I run Tokyo Lens. I recently had the opportunity to play the Tsugaru Shamisen at Mitama Matsuri at Yasukuni Shrine. But how did I do? The video linked to today’s Podcast: https://youtu.be/VuVCcKySEP0 Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG
12:01
July 20, 2018
Don't Climb Fuji Like I Did
Podcast by Norm Nakamura - Tokyo Lens I made several mistakes while climbing Mt. Fuji... Today I tell that story This podcast connects with today's episode of Tokyo Tuesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UIZ2zRbLUs&t=1s Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG
21:18
July 17, 2018
Balance and Time - How are you doing?
Today we are talking balance and time. The last 2 weeks have flown by at a speed that I am not accustomed to. It was time to make an adjustment. Today we cover the behind-the-scenes/cut-scene discussion from my most recent video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pnas574VQWs&t=132s) Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here! https://www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: http://amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: http://amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. http://amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: http://amzn.to/2uO5wuG
20:44
July 13, 2018
Episode 22
In this episode of the Tokyo Lens podcast, I am sharing some of the background into life and content creation. I talk about the trip out to Ishikawa and the things hat keep me afloat day to day! The Tokyo Lens Vlog: https://www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here! https://www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: http://amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: http://amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. http://amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: http://amzn.to/2uO5wuG
30:25
July 6, 2018
I Quit- The Future of Tokyo Lens
If you haven’t seen it yet, start here: https://youtu.be/8xRvIBJoowA When I started the Tokyo Lens YouTube channel and podcast I never imagined that we would be where we are today. I’m so grateful and fortunate to be able to share all of this with you guys. And so today on a special edition episode of the Tokyo Lens podcast I talk a bit about the future of our content. Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here! https://www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: http://amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: http://amzn.to/2mqxTLN
16:52
June 28, 2018
My Big Japanese Mistake
Tonight on the Tokyo lens podcast we are talking about my big Japanese mistake. This episode was inspired by the most recent Tokyo lens episode titled “have you ever“. In this episode of the podcast I go into a little detail on my big Japanese mistake and talk about how to approach making mistakes in a second language. The VLOG Episode: https://youtu.be/DQsHjrnXH3E Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here! https://www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: http://amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: http://amzn.to/2mqxTLN
11:08
May 17, 2018
Tokyo - Shibuya VS Asakusa
Going a little deeper on today's Vlog and talking about Tokyo. In particular, Shibuya VS Asakusa - https://youtu.be/Sj1J-Fz0G1I  Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here!  https://www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens  Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: http://amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: http://amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. http://amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: http://amzn.to/2uO5wuG
14:59
April 21, 2018
Real Talk - Bad Days
Today we’re going with a bit of Real Talk. I focus a lot on positivity in my life and make a point of it in the Tokyo Lens Vlog. But where is the line, and is it really worth it? Https://www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens  Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here!  https://www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens  Gear: ------------------------  Filmed on this: http://amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: http://amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. http://amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: http://amzn.to/2uO5wuG
20:18
April 19, 2018
Japanese Doctors and Hospitals
Today we are talking about Japanese Doctors and Hospitals. This podcast is an in-depth follow up to the most recent Tokyo Tuesday episode on the Tokyo Lens YouTube channel. Are Japanese Doctors any good? We’re going deep on this one today. Https://www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens
18:48
April 16, 2018
Is It Difficult To Live In Japan?
One of the most common questions that I get on every single Q&A or live stream that I do is, “is it difficult to move to/live in Japan?” Tonight we hit that question hard and serious, once and for all! THE VLOG IS BACK:  https://youtu.be/rfcgM5gvEFI —— Live Q&A - https://youtu.be/08QVW0lVEII ———- THE TOKYO LENS PRINTS https://www.redbubble.com/people/TokyoLens  Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: http://amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: http://amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. http://amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: http://amzn.to/2uO5wuG
16:19
April 10, 2018
How I met... everyone?
Today on the Tokyo Lens Podcast we are going deep and anecdotal. I recently released this Tokyo Tuesday Video on meeting people and making friends in Japan ( https://youtu.be/GFMnZLGsAvA). There was so much more that I wanted to share in the video, but I decided to save it for the podcast. As always, thank you so much for joining and I hope you enjoyed it. Talk to you all soon! Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: http://amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: http://amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. http://amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: http://amzn.to/2uO5
17:32
February 26, 2018
It’s been a while...
The road from the beginning to now has been a long one. And while there so much I could say, I think I’ll let today’s episode say it me. It’s been a while since last podcast, so thank you all for holding tight. See you all soon! http://www.youtube.com/TokyoLens
23:26
February 15, 2018
Japan’s Hidden Secret
Japan has secrets. Many of them. Hidden Gems. Sometimes hidden right in front of our eyes. But in this world where everything is a battle for our attention, it can be all too easy to completely overlook some of the best this world and this country have to offer.  Japan’s Hidden Secret Video on the Tokyo Lens YouTube: https://youtu.be/o5-1g-gRDAE Also...  So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here! https://www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: http://amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: http://amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. http://amzn.to/2u8YgHY
19:48
December 9, 2017
The People Around Us
Hey guys, I just wanted to toss a quick podcast out there tonight to update you on some of the things that have been going on in the background. There’s been some good, and some not so good. And some of this I can’t really find a way to fit into the Vlog. So I wanted to put this out there and just take a minute to say thank you to all of you. You all inspire me every day, and I hope I can do even a little of the same for you. Http://www.youtube.com/TokyoLens
12:42
December 6, 2017
Omotenashi - What is it Really
Yet another sneak peek to an upcoming Tokyo Lens video where we go out to Uwajima and talk about the Japanese concept of Omotenashi. In today’s segment, we are join d by a guest!! https://www.facebook.com/uwajimadeep/ - Vlog coming soon on Tokyo Lens! http://www.youtube.com/TokyoLens Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here! https://www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: http://amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: http://amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. http://amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: http://amzn.to/2uO5wuG
12:06
November 29, 2017
Let’s Fall in Love (Again)
A super short episode brought to you by something that hit me pretty strong today while I was working on a video for you guys~ Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here! https://www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: http://amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: http://amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. http://amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: http://amzn.to/2uO5wuG
03:17
November 25, 2017
The Truth About Shamisen
Ever since I released the what is a Shamisen video on the Tokyo Lens Channel about a week ago, I received a lot of really great and deep questions about the Shamisen and my connection to it. As a special thank you for podcast listeners I wanted to give you a sneak preview of some of the answers Will be going into an upcoming video. I’ve taken some liberties with the podcast to expand on my answers and give you guys the clearest and most comprehensive answers that I can. If you guys want more of this check it out on Shamisen in Tokyo (http://www.YouTube.com/NakaTky) Poor find me over on Tokyo Lens (http://www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens)
30:27
November 23, 2017
How to find a job in Japan
We are finally talking about it. We’re talking about how to find a job in Japan! This one is a special episode/preview for the podcast listeners as the video that I am doing on this topic has not yet been released on YouTube (youtube.com/TokyoLens) Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here! https://www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: http://amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: http://amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. http://amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: http://amzn.to/2uO5wuG
10:19
November 19, 2017
Getting to Japan
We are talking about getting to Japan, no I’m not talking about playing versus boat... today we are talking about the wide range of things it takes to live in Japan from visas, to money, to where to live, to work and so much more. Http://www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Also... So much love to all of those of you asking how you can support Tokyo Lens! I want to be able to be in a position where I can definitely give more than I receive. So It will take some time to get a system set up. For now though, if you do any shopping on Amazon, feel free to click through from my affiliate links! Then you can support just by doing your regular shopping! Thank you all Or grab something here! https://www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens https://www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens Gear: ------------------------ Filmed on this: http://amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: http://amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. http://amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: http://amzn.to/2uO5wuG
24:40
November 17, 2017
A Little Morning Motivation
This morning I just wanted to share something with you guys it would hopefully get your day today or perhaps any day off to a little bit of a better start. Http://www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens
04:58
November 17, 2017
Where do I come up with videos
For this super short episode of the Tokyo Lens podcast, I wanted to share a brief insight into where and how I come up with my video ideas. The background into how I get these is a slightly personal story that I wanted to share here. I hope you enjoy it and we will see you soon on Tokyo Lens! http://www.Youtube.com/TokyoLens
04:55
November 15, 2017
The Untold Tokyo Lens Story
In this episode of the Tokyo lens podcast I dig deep and go into the background on how and why the channel started. I share a lot of information in this podcast that I have never shared on the YouTube channel and a few points that I’m not sure if I ever will share in my Videos. I talk about the love that I have for all of you who have joined me through this journey and share a little additional background on my other YouTube channel, Shamisen in Tokyo. Check out either one of my YouTube channels here. Tokyo Lens: http://www.youtube.com/TokyoLens | Shamisen in Tokyo: http://www.youtube.com/NakaTKY
21:53
November 14, 2017
Are Japanese People Racist?
In the first ever episode of the Tokyo lens podcast, I came to address the question as to whether or not Japan in Japanese people are racist. This is a question that has come up several times during my time in Japan and has even appeared on the Tokyo lens YouTube Q&A section. I hope to address this from several angles today in some detail. If you have any other questions or would like some follow up on this particular topic please search for Tokyo lens on YouTube and leave a comment on one of my Q&A. Or you can also find me on Twitter at @Tokyo_Lens. www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens
29:03
November 12, 2017
Tokyo Lens Podcast Episode 0
Hey everybody. Welcome to episode zero of the Tokyo lens podcast. In this episode I give a brief overview of what the podcast will be about, and a little preview into what I am doing today. By the time I officially announce this podcast, this episode will be gone. So if you have found it, fantastic work and do not forget to subscribe.
04:59
November 11, 2017
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