LWIF EP123: Making Hoshi-imo at a Japanese Sweet Potato Factory

We visit Namegata’s Farmer’s Village in Ibaraki to make dried sweet potatoes (hoshi-imo) in a school that was converted into a working sweet potato factory as well as a museum. Thanks to Ibaraki TV who invited us and sponsored our visit. To learn more about Ibaraki, please visit: Kanko Ibaraki Ibakira TV What’s a Farmer’s Village like where you’re from?

LWIF EP122: Why Foreigners Have Difficulty Renting in Japan

In a recent survey by the Japanese Ministry of Justice, it was found that 4 out of 10 foreign residents in Japan have been refused tenancy because they were a foreigner. In this video, we explore why it’s so hard for foreigners to rent in Japan. Special Thanks! David Chart https://www.patreon.com/mimusubi/ Erica Kyde & Eric https://www.youtube.com/user/kepsux John Daub https://www.youtube.com/user/ONLYinJAPANWAORYU Kanagawa Housing Support Center for Foreigners http://sumasen.com/ (they have very helpful renting in Japan guides you can download) Taka from Tokyo Best Realtors http://www.tokyobestapartment.com/ Sources: Japan Ministry of Justice Foreign Residents Survey 2016 http://www.moj.go.jp/content/001249011.pdf https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/31/japan-racism-survey-reveals-one-in-three-foreigners-experience-discrimination http://www.davidchart.com/2016/11/02/experiences-of-racism-in-japan/ http://www.davidchart.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/kawasaki-interviews-on-discrimination.pdf http://www.davidchart.com/2015/05/27/racism-in-japan/ http://www.davidchart.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Discrimination-in-Kawasaki.pdf https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/12/25/national/japan-approves-steps-help-make-life-easier-foreign-workers/#.XFd951wzZPa Leopalace 21…

LWIF EP118: Pros and Cons of Life Outside Tokyo | Rural Japan

I usually tell stories about what life is like in Tokyo, because that’s where our family lives. But today we head out to Matsuyama in the prefecture of Ehime to find out what life in non-Tokyo, the countryside of Japan, is like. Special thanks to Sherry for showing me around Matsuyama/Ehime. Check out her YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/SherryBerryinEhimeENG Sources http://cornerstonemag.net/urbanization-city-growth/ http://esa.un.org/unpd/wup/ https://population.un.org/wup/Country-Profiles/ https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/08/japan-rural-decline/537375/ https://www.mof.go.jp/english/pri/publication/pp_review/fy2017/ppr14_01_06.pdf https://www.tofugu.com/japan/japanese-countryside-emptying/ https://apjjf.org/2017/06/Matanle.html https://scholarship.depauw.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1049&context=studentresearch Matsuyama – By Reggaeman – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10946362

LWIF EP117: Where to Stay in Japan | Hotel, Ryokan, Capsule, AirBNB, Guest House, Hostel…

Let’s go and see what all the different accommodations in Japan are like, from capsule hotels to ryokans to AirBNBs. Extra Information: Love hotel re-branding Love hotel can book in advance, multiple people, families Ryokan explanation More ryokan explanation Multi-lingual ryokan guide How to use onsen guide Why foreigners must show and have their passport photocopied in Japan Love hotel room selection photo What are accommodations like where you’re from?