For the Marginalized

March 19, 2019

Tokyo-based Producer and Art Director, Rumi Tominaga, specializes in independent films and music videos. Rumi is an avid supporter of works by marginalized creatives, who explore provocative and uncomfortable themes. In this episode, Rumi talks about her latest projects and details the pain and growth she experienced throughout her life, including from past relationships. 

Rumi's info:

https://www.rumitominaga.com/

Hometown - Los Angeles, California

 

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Black Girls Rock

March 12, 2019

Imani J. Dawson is a singer-songwriter and member of the female creative group, Bae Tokyo. In this episode, Imani shares her experiences working as a foreign woman in Japan’s music and entertainment industry. She’s also set to release her second solo music project along with a new single called “Pokemon Swag".

Featured music by Imani. Song title: "Pokemon Swag"

Imani's info:

https://www.imanijmedia.com/

@imanijess (Instagram)

@ImaniJess (Twitter)

Hometown - Rockland County, NY

 

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Plant-Powered in Tokyo

March 5, 2019

We chat with British narrator and author, Nadia McKechnie, about living a vegan lifestyle in Japan. Nadia is also an organizer of the Tokyo Vegan Meetup group, which has close to 7,000 members. In this episode, she shares insight on Japan’s past and present dietary habits, as well as what the future might hold.

Nadia's info:

https://www.nadiamckechnie.com/

@plantpoweredintokyo (Instagram)

Hometown - London, UK

 

Vegan Tokyo

https://vegantokyo.org/

 

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Living By the Code

February 27, 2019

This week, we chat with Code Chrysalis Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Yan Fan. Yan went from a career in finance to a career in tech and now resides in Tokyo, where she and Kani Munidasa (Co-founder & CEO) have established the only advanced, full-stack software engineering bootcamp in Japan. 

Yan's info:

@yanarchy (Instagram)

@yanarchy (Twitter)

Hometown - Seattle, Washington

 

Code Chrysalis

https://www.codechrysalis.io/

 

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Being Blasian

February 19, 2019

Katie Scott is an aspiring dancer, who grew up with two cultures while living in Japan and America. Ethnically, she is African-American and Japanese. Katie joins us in the mobile man cave to talk about what it was like growing up and identifying as biracial; sometimes referred to as "Blasian" (Black & Asian).

Katie's (KTea) info:

@3ntertainer (Instagram)

Hometown - Aomori, Japan

 

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Traci & The Pink Cow

February 13, 2019

Since 2000, The Pink Cow has been creating delicious signature burritos & other Cal-Mex specialties in Japan. We chat with owner, Traci Consoli, about how her life and restaurant in Japan came to be, as well as the difficulties that she faced as a foreigner, woman, and business owner.

Traci's info:

The Pink Cow (Website)

The Pink Cow (Facebook)

Hometown - Lafayette, California

 

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(the) ocean and i

February 5, 2019

Nayokenza and Nina, two of five members of the Tokyo-based melancholy pop band, (the) ocean and i, tell us how their band was formed. We also chat about mental health and Japan’s drinking culture. 

 

(the) ocean and i’s info:

https://theoceanandi.com/ 

Listen to their debut album "The Distance Between Us

 

Nina's info

@ninalalala (Instagram)

@nextstop_nina (Instagram)

Hometown - Tokyo, Japan

 

Nayokenza's info

@avecnayokenza (Instagram)

Hometown - Orlando, Florida

 

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Tokyo Love Hotels: Event & Video Game

January 29, 2019

Robin Rastenberger (fashion model & musician) and Kalin Lawrence (artist & DJ) are co-founders of the Tokyo Love Hotels event and video game. The event features local and international talents in art, fashion, and music. Tokyo Love Hotels video game will soon be available for IOS and Android mobile devices. 

Tokyo Love Hotels (Website)

 

Kalin's info:

@kalinlaw (Instagram)

klaw-makelove.com

Hometown - Fukuoka, Japan

 

Robin's info:

@robin.rastenberger (Instagram)

Hometown - Stockholm, Sweden

 

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Kurly in Kansai Visits Tokyo

January 15, 2019

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

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

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

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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