Sinopse

Writer / comedian / American ex-pat David Pavlina hosts Japanatron--a podcast about life, learnings, and cultural experiences in the land of the rising sun. A wide variety of topics related to Japan are covered, all told from the standpoint of an American living in Tokyo.

Episódios

  • Heavenly Japanese Flavors Part 2 - Japanatron 40

    Heavenly Japanese Flavors Part 2 - Japanatron 40

    07/11/2018 Duração: 38min

    With special friend and guest Pavi, we discuss my list of heavenly flavors and foods that I first encountered in Japan and/or strongly associate with Japanese cuisine: Goma - https://amzn.to/2Ij10K3 Anko - https://amzn.to/2IgVckn Mentaiko - https://amzn.to/2GJGUeP Umeboshi - https://amzn.to/2uBY2hM Matcha - https://amzn.to/2GrHpXP --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • Heavenly Japanese Flavors - Japanatron 39

    Heavenly Japanese Flavors - Japanatron 39

    07/11/2018 Duração: 44min

    With special friend and guest Pavi, we discuss my list of heavenly flavors and foods that I first encountered in Japan and/or strongly associate with Japanese cuisine: Shouyu - https://amzn.to/2uE1Lvh Ponzu - https://amzn.to/2IjaIMy Yuzu - https://amzn.to/2Ja6vvP Wasabi - https://amzn.to/2E8H4qY Shoga - https://amzn.to/2H2joYo Nori - https://amzn.to/2EbhjGh Shiso - https://amzn.to/2IjqIy1 Mikan - https://amzn.to/2GtsOee --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • Public Pools in Japan - Japanatron 38

    Public Pools in Japan - Japanatron 38

    05/11/2018 Duração: 23min

    My daughter's been really into swimming lately, so we've been spending lots of time at the local public pool. It seemed like an apt Japanatron topic, so here it is! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • 37 - Japanese Holidays

    37 - Japanese Holidays

    19/03/2017 Duração: 52min

    Prepare for a whirlwind tour of the year covering my favorite Japanese holidays. I enjoy the not-working, eating, and getting drunk aspects; but complain about the having to buy and do stuff. Special thanks to the listener that suggested this topic. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • 36 - Overtime in Japan

    36 - Overtime in Japan

    29/01/2017 Duração: 31min

    Japanese people are known for doing crazy amounts of overtime work, so much so that some have literally dropped dead. There's no way you're going to get American me to work such hours, so what's up with all the overtime in Japan? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • 35 - The Hyponatremia Incident

    35 - The Hyponatremia Incident

    28/08/2016 Duração: 52min

    I narrate and reflect upon a personal medical emergency experience that landed me in a Japanese hospital for a week. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • 34 - Remembering the Tohoku Earthquake

    34 - Remembering the Tohoku Earthquake

    10/04/2016 Duração: 41min

    I recall and discuss my experience in Tokyo during and after the massive March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • 33 - Japanese TV

    33 - Japanese TV

    31/01/2016 Duração: 36min

    I discuss reasons why I both hate and love Japanese television and elucidate my professor-like ruminations as to why it is the way it is. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • 32 - Noise Pollution in Japan

    32 - Noise Pollution in Japan

    10/01/2016 Duração: 58min

    An obnoxious topic covered by a loud ugly American--let's talk about noise pollution in Japan. I rant about Japan's problem with excessive noise, sharing personal experiences and heavily-biased conclusions. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • 31 - IT Jobs in Japan

    31 - IT Jobs in Japan

    20/09/2015 Duração: 43min

    I discuss Japan's IT industry for foreigners, specifically Tokyo IT for Western foreigners. I narrate my fascinating personal story about how I got my foot in the proverbial Tokyo IT door, followed by learnings and advice. Recommended if you too are looking into working in Japan's tech world. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • 30 - Experiences in Japanese Show Biz Part 2

    30 - Experiences in Japanese Show Biz Part 2

    12/09/2015 Duração: 35min

    Part 2 of a special episode of firsts--my first guest and my first video podcast. I discuss experiences working in Japan's talent industry with the beautiful and talented fellow American Cait Meyer. The iTunes version is audio-only, so please check out YouTube for the video version. More info about Japan's show biz industry here: http://www.mondaiji.com/blog/japan/show-biz --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • 29 - Experiences in Japanese Show Biz

    29 - Experiences in Japanese Show Biz

    30/08/2015 Duração: 26min

    This is an episode of firsts--my first guest and my first video podcast. I discuss experiences working in Japan's talent industry with the beautiful and talented fellow American Cait Meyer. We shot enough for 2 episodes, so please stay tuned for more! The iTunes version is audio-only, so please check out YouTube for the video version. More info about Japan's show biz industry here: http://www.mondaiji.com/blog/japan/show-biz --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • 28 - Tips for Studying Japanese

    28 - Tips for Studying Japanese

    31/05/2015 Duração: 51min

    I present Japanese language study tips and mental shortcuts that have aided me in the quest to learn this often bewildering tongue. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • 27 - I Dont Get It

    27 - I Don't Get It

    15/03/2015 Duração: 24min

    No matter how long I live in Japan, there are a few things about this country and its culture that perpetually confuse me. I present my whine list followed by grinch-like groans. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • 26 - Japanese Service

    26 - Japanese Service

    04/01/2015 Duração: 45min

    Japan prides itself on its awe-inspiring service. I discuss 4 examples of where I find exceptional service in Japan, along with 4 examples of perplexing exceptions. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • 25 - Healthcare in Japan

    25 - Healthcare in Japan

    30/11/2014 Duração: 45min

    I discuss healthcare in Japan, comparing and contrasting it with USA healthcare. I also share several personal experiences to paint a more colorful cultural picture. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • 24 - Internet Service in Japan

    24 - Internet Service in Japan

    19/10/2014 Duração: 23min

    I discuss internet service in Japan, explaining various options and approaches--landlines, wireless routers, and other alternatives. Please see this blog article for more information about my own ISP Asahi-Net: http://www.mondaiji.com/blog/japan/general/10207-life-in-japan-english-speaking-internet-service-provider-asahi-net --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • 23 - Mobile Phones in Japan

    23 - Mobile Phones in Japan

    24/08/2014 Duração: 35min

    I discuss mobile phone service in Japan, offering money-saving tips and alternatives to the big 3 (evil) mobile providers. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • 22 - Cycling in Tokyo

    22 - Cycling in Tokyo

    26/07/2014 Duração: 35min

    After 3 months of commuting to and from work by bicycle, I discuss learnings, enumerate tips, and offer (bad) advice regarding cycling in central Tokyo. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

  • 21 - My Favorite Japanese Stores

    21 - My Favorite Japanese Stores

    19/07/2014 Duração: 51min

    Some of them brick-and-mortar, some of them online--I discuss my favorite Japanese shops and digress with a few personal addiction experiences. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/japanatron/support

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