Osaka vs Tokyo

June 22, 2018

Fellow podcaster, Ayana, tells us why she created a podcast titled "Kurly in Kansai" (with co-host Alyse), as well as the "Black Creatives Japan" Facebook group. During this episode we also talked about some of the differences between two of Japan's most well known cities: Tokyo and Osaka. 

Ayana's info: 

kurlyinkansai.com

Black Creatives Japan

 

This episode featured music by hip hop artist Gizmo. Song title: "Meet Me in Tokyo."

 

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Hoop Dreams: Ballin’ Overseas

June 8, 2018

Georgia native, Bryan Simpson, didn't take basketball serious until his late teenage years; however, he worked religiously on his game and the opportunity arose to play professional basketball in Japan. Bryan tells us how his hoop dreams came true.

Guest info: Bryan Simpson; forward for Okinawa 72.

 

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Me So Horny

May 29, 2018

Guest Saki, a local DJ in Tokyo, joins us to talk about Asian girl stereotypes. 

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Get Out!

May 13, 2018

Gabriel returns to the podcast to share his experiences of Japanese work culture. Gabriel details the stress and displeasure of working for Japanese companies, which motivated him to plan his escape and start his own business in Japan. 

 

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Kannji Killed Swag

April 29, 2018

Freddie Mac, a.k.a KannjiKilledSwag, is a fashion photographer and art director for fashion brands in Japan. Freddie shares his journey from Atlanta to Korea to Germany to Japan and tells us where he's going next. 

Learn more about Freddie here: Frederickm.com  

 

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Define Your Spirituality

April 15, 2018

David Whitaker (Christian), Buddha (Buddhist), and Cliff (Atheist) share spiritual journeys and define their own spirituality. 

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Japan’s Black Eye

March 31, 2018

Our guest, Baye McNeil, is a columnist, author, and lecturer in Japan. Baye kicks it with us to talk about his news column "Black Eye" in The Japan Times, racism, his BBC News interview and a lot more. 

Learn more about Baye here: https://www.bayemcneil.com/

 

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Tokyo x Afro House (Dance)

March 18, 2018

Prince L.O-3, who hails from L.A., talks to us about spreading the culture of Afro House dance in Tokyo and all over Japan. 

Check out Prince L.O-3 and his Japanese dance students in action here!

Learn more about Prince L.O-3 here: princelo3.com

 

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1 Gun, 2 Guns, 3 Guns

March 4, 2018

Guest, Hiro, returns to the podcast to talk with us about his Airsoft business and gun laws in Japan. 

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How Japanese is Hiro?

February 17, 2018

Our guest, Hiro, expresses his feelings about Japanese society, as well as his own identity. "I'm not Japanese from within," says Hiro. 

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