Kurly in Kansai Visits Tokyo

January 15, 2019
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Kurly in Kansai is a podcast about life in Osaka, Japan from the perspectives of hosts Ayana & Alyse. Ayana was our guest last year on the episode Osaka vs Tokyo. This time we welcome both ladies on the podcast during their visit to Tokyo. We chat about why they created Kurly in Kansai; working with Japanese people; Alyse's interracial marriage; and a few other topics.

Kurly in Kansai info:

Kurly in Kansai (website)

Hometown - New York (Ayana) and P.G. County, Maryland (Alyse)

Another fellow podcaster, Mega, of the Mega Late Show joins us as a guest host in the absence of Raw Urban Mobile Podcast host Buddah. Thanks for holding us down, Mega!

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Vibin’ Out with Actor Dante Carver

January 2, 2019
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For the first episode of 2019, we welcome TV & Film Actor, Dante Carver inside the mobile man cave. Dante became Japan’s top TV Commercial Actor back in 2008. He is famous for appearing in a series of ads for Softbank Mobile. We talk with Dante about growing up in Europe and America, as well as his successful acting career in Japan.

Dante's info:

@dantecarverofficial (Instagram)

@DanteDCCarver (Twitter)

Hometown - Brooklyn, NY

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2018 Wrap-Up

December 27, 2018
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This is a wrap-up of our first year of podcasting. We released our first episode on December 21, 2017 from the streets of Tokyo. We give our thoughts on how the first year went and what's to come in 2019. Thank you for listening! 

 

Special shout outs:

Please Don't Throw Your Love Away (Instagram)

Please Don't Throw Your Love Away (Website)

 

Matty B Files (Podbean) 

Campbellism Podcast (Soundcloud)

 

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Seek and Find: Japan Kingdom Church

December 18, 2018
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Marcel Jonte Gadsden is the pastor of Japan Kingdom Church and founder/CEO of Japan Kingdom Builders, Inc. In this episode, Marcel talks about the positive work he and his congregation is doing in Japanese communities, despite the challenges. 

Marcel's info:

Japan Kingdom Builders (website)

Japan Kingdom Builders (Facebook)

Japan Kingdom Church (Facebook)

Hometown - Fussa (Tokyo), Japan

 

Featured music by Streetiebaby

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When the Barbershop Feels Like Home

December 5, 2018
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From the streets of Yokohama, we chop it up with Cordell Bedford and Mason Avina of Foreign Cutz barbershop in Yokosuka, Japan. Cordell and Mason are former U.S. Navy sailors who transitioned from sailors to entrepreneurs. 

Foreign Cutz info:

@foreigncutz_official (Instagram)

Foreign Cutz (Facebook)

Hometown - Memphis, Tennessee (Cordell) |  Sacramento, California (Mason)

 

Featured music by Kazuo. Song title: "Konnichiwa"

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Be Unapologetically U

November 20, 2018
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In this episode from the streets of Shibuya, we welcome two talented singers and songwriters, J’Nique Nicole and Afrodyty, inside the mobile man cave to talk about their music careers, new music, and the importance of being yourself and no one else. 

 J'Nique Nicole's info:

 J'Nique Nicole (YouTube) 

Hometown - Nashville, Tennessee 

 

Afrodyty's info:

@afrodyty88 (Instagram)  Afrodyty (Facebook)

Hometown - Atlanta, Georgia

 

Featured music by J'Nique Nicole & Afrodyty

Song titles: "Black Girl Magic";  "I'm an Alien"; "I'm an Astronaut"

 

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Representing Africa

November 6, 2018
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MBA graduate, Tich Mbiri, made it to Tokyo via the ABE Initiative (African Business Education Initiative) program. In this episode, we learn about Tich’s homeland of South Africa, his future endeavors, and life as an international student in Japan. 

Tich's info:

@tichgraphicxz (Instagram)

Infamism WorldWild (Youtube)

Hometown - Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Featured music by Stanford Green. Song title: "Myself"

 

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Who is Koppi Mizrahi?

October 24, 2018
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In this episode, we learn how the esteemed vogue dancer, Legendary Mother Koppi Mizrahi (of the House of Mizrahi), became a legend in ballroom culture; an underground subculture created by the LGBTQ+ community. Koppi Mizrahi is also a vogue teacher, MC, DJ, producer and dance choreographer in Tokyo. 

Koppi's info:

Koppi Mizrahi (YouTube) 

Koppi Mizrahi (Soundcloud)

@Koppimiza (Instagram)

Hometown - Tokyo, Japan

 

Featured music by Byrell the Great. Song title: "Werk Ya Bawdy"

 

Shout outs: Houseofleenyc, Mega Late Show, and The Microscopic Giant (Tracy Jones).

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LGBTQ+ Activism: Fruits in Suits Japan

October 11, 2018
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Executive Director of Fruits in Suits (FinS) Japan and social entrepreneur, Loren Fykes, shares his journey to becoming a LGBTQ+ activist. FinS Japan is Japan's largest LGBTQ+ business professionals network association. Learn how Loren and other members are working together to make changes for their community. 

Loren's info:

Fruits in Suits Japan (website)

Fruits in Suits Tokyo (Facebook Group)

@FinS Tokyo (Twitter)

Hometown- Flint, Michigan

 

Featured music by dance choreographer and producer Koppi Mizrahi. Song title: "32 Flavors of Vogue"

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A Story Worth Telling in Japan

September 25, 2018
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Darryl Wharton-Rigby, an award-winning film director, joins us to talk about his second feature film “Stay”, which centers around two young lovers; Ryuu, a Japanese man who is a recovering drug addict and Hope, an American woman trying to “find herself” in the Tokyo nightclub scene.

Darryl also shares his experiences working with some of America’s most prominent actors in film and television. 

Darryl’s info:

http://www.filmsnoirfilms.com/

Follow Darryl's feature film "Stay" on Twitter Facebook Instagram

Hometown - Baltimore, Maryland

 

Featured music by DJ/producer Steffen Yoshiki. Song title: "Narcolepsy 2.0"

 

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Why I’m Renouncing My U.S. Citizenship

September 11, 2018
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HR professional and ex-American, Henry Moreland Seals, recently became a Japanese citizen. Henry joins us in the streets of Akihabara (Tokyo) to tell us why he's renouncing his U.S. citizenship. 

Henry's info:

Seals Improvement Seminars (Facebook) 

Tokyo Black Professionals (Facebook)

Hometown - Charleston, West Virginia

 

Featured music by Streetiebaby. Song title: "War"

 

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The Blunt Truth

August 31, 2018
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Foreign Attorney (Barrister-at-law), Ian Davis, joins us in the mobile man cave on a sweltering summer day in Tokyo. Ian enlightens us on what he calls an "archaic" Japanese judicial system, which discriminates against foreigners -- especially if you're from certain countries. 

Ian's info:

Hometown - Mandeville, Jamaica

 

Featured music by Afrodyty. Song title: "Sweat"

 

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