Culture Episodes

April 25, 2021

Neil Butler: Metropolis Magazine CEO and "Aussie Beef" Marketing Virt…

Neil Butler is a 40-year Tokyo veteran and CEO / Publisher of Metropolis Magazine. Neil is well-known in Japan from his successfu…

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March 21, 2021

Katheryn Gronauer: Helping Foreigners Thrive in Japan

Katheryn Gronauer is the founder of Thrive Tokyo. She is a cross-cultural trainer and business coaching entrepreneur based in To…

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Feb. 8, 2021

Eric D'Ignazio: Hospitality Business Entrepreneur

Eric D'Ignazio, a 14-year Japan hospitality veteran who's resume includes InterContinental Hotels and the The Accor Group. Eric …

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Sept. 27, 2020

Mike Howard: Life after publishing "The Salaryman"

It has been seven months since we first met on this podcast to promote his just published book "The Salaryman". Since then, there…

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Sept. 7, 2020

Dominic Carter: Japan Market Entry and Branding Expert

This episode I sit down with Dominic Carter, an expert on Japan market entry, market research, and branding. Dominic shares great…

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Aug. 23, 2020

Mary Reisel: "Compensated Dating" Researcher

Mary Reisel is an applied anthropologist, who has lived in Japan for nearly 20 years. Her main area of expertise is consumer psyc…

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Aug. 8, 2020

Katsura Sunshine: Master Rakugo Storyteller

Katsura Sunshine is the only Western Rakugo Master Storyteller in the world and only the 2nd in the history of traditional Japane…

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June 7, 2020

Paul Willis: Omotenashi Consultant

This "remote "episode I sit down with Omotenashi Consultant Paul Willis. Didn't know this was an actual job? Neither did I, which…

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March 30, 2020

Ruth Jarman's Top 3 Japanese Cultural Traits

This episode is a follow-up with 32-year Japan entrepreneur Ruth Jarman. She is the founder of Jarman International, and the auth…

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