Japan Travel KK launched a free podcast in English with inclusive, sustainable, and cultural touches by our community: local knowledge, travel tips, exciting memories, interviews of residents & experts, popular destinations and little-known places to love, travel words, Japanese history, top news, future of tourism after Covid… but no ads. Listen, subscribe, share, and enjoy biweekly 🎧
In Japan, the community director Sébastien Duval (me) created this podcast with interns, podcasters and active community members for residents, travellers whether first timers or repeaters, tourism & hospitality students, and travel experts. Main host, I'll ensure usefulness for listeners of diverse nationalities, parents with small children, vegans, Muslims, wheelchair users… Your questions/suggestions will be very welcome to help it become one of the best travel podcasts in 2022; we'd like to hear your voices 🙂
Episodes appear first on Anchor.fm then get automatically indexed in a few hours on many platforms so you should be able to listen on your favourite podcast app/player:
What is a podcast?
A podcast is a series of audio/video files available for downloading or listening via Internet. An individual audio recording is called a podcast episode. Audio only, the Japan Travel podcast enables you to listen without consuming much energy or bandwidth (great while riding a subway/train - good for sustainability too), while you do something else with your eyes e.g. cooking or running 👍
Launch with 7 travel experts
Published on 11 March 2022, the launch episode 0 answers the questions "What to expect?" and "Why launch this podcast?". It also introduces the origins of our community, states the mission of Japan Travel KK, reveals some motivations & expectations of community founders, and includes memories of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami (11 March 2011 - exactly 11 years before). Everything in less than 10 minutes!
Thanks to all the guests, in order of appearance:
- Geoff Day, living in Tokyo, COO for Japan Travel KK.
- Bonson Lam, living abroad in Australia 🦘 Partner for Akita, Hokkaido, Kyoto, and Osaka prefectures.
- Alena Eckelmann, living in Wakayama, Partner for her prefecture plus Nara & Yamagata.
- Tristan Scholze, living in Fukuoka, Partner for his prefecture plus Saga and nature.
- Peter Sidell, living in Kanagawa, Partner for Shizuoka prefecture.
- Bryan Baier, living in Osaka, Partner for his prefecture plus active tourism.
- Jessica Paje, living abroad in the USA 🗽 Partner for Kanagawa prefecture.
You can expect the next episodes to introduce:
- The travel word "sakura" (cherry blossoms).
- Community voices with questions & answers about spring.
- The 2022 Japan Tourism Showcase in Osaka, Kansai (podcast host on site for a full day).
- The Golden Week and other Japanese public holidays.
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