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?

LWIF X EP39: Japan Travel | Q+A v7

Answering questions about traveling around Japan, from unusual things to do to what hot springs are nice. This Q+A is brought to you by supporters on Patreon. To guarantee your question gets answered, go to https://www.patreon.com/lifewhereimfrom.

LWIF EP116: Driving in Japan | A Somewhat Comprehensive Guide

If you’re like most visitors, you’ll probably enjoy Japan’s trains. They’re awesome! But there’s something special about traveling Japan by car, which I’ll attempt to show you in this video. In case you watch and think I ripped off some ideas from Only in Japan https://youtu.be/C5gRAMFdO_Y and Micaela https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT_Fy_iLP7I, you wouldn’t be wrong. Thanks for the inspiration! Special thanks to Bobby from Q2 Japan for helping me film this one https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Z2oLjy_GABBfNCPukALxw What’s driving like where you’re from? Extra info: International Driving Permit – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Driving_Permit Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Bay_Aqua-Line Umihotaru (Sea Firefly) Service Area – https://www.umihotaru.com/en/#about International Driving Permit – パブリック・ドメイン,…

LWIF EP115: What Japanese Frozen Meals Are Like

Japan is well known for its food, from sushi to ramen, but what about everyday frozen meals that a tired parent might make after a long day of work? Well, watch the video and find out what kind of frozen food Japan has in its freezers. What are frozen meals like where you’re from?

LWIF X EP37: Japanese School Lunches (Kyushoku) | Q+A v6

This is a Q+A based off of the mini-documentary about Kyushoku (Japanese School Lunch) that I made. Probably best to watch that first if you haven’t already. This Q+A is brought to you by supporters on Patreon. To guarantee your question gets answered, go to https://www.patreon.com/lifewhereimfrom. To keep up to date and also get a chance to have your question answered, follow on the socials (links below).

LWIF EP113: Let’s Talk About Weird Japan

Thanks to the Great Courses Plus for sponsoring the video. You can get a FREE trial of the Great Courses Plus by going to TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lifewhereimfrom. The Great Courses Plus is currently available to watch through a web browser to almost anyone in the world and optimized for the US, UK and Australian markets. The Great Courses Plus is currently working to both optimize the product globally and accept credit card payments globally. “What do you find weird about Japan?” That’s actually a question I got asked while doing an interview. I’ve always avoided talking about the weird, the wacky Japan.…

LWIF EP112: Kyushoku: The Making of a Japanese School Lunch

Ever since 1954, kyushoku (school lunch) has been an official part of the Japanese school curriculum. Over the years, the laws and menu items have changed, from adding the role of a nutritionist to including rice. Get an inside look into how the Japanese school lunch is made and what food education looks like in one of Japan’s public elementary schools. Special thanks to Umejima Elementary School in Adachi-ku, Tokyo, that let me film over two days. You can see their school lunch menu at http://www.adachi.ed.jp/adaume/kyusyokulist.html. SUBTITLES! I have two English versions. The regular “English” only translates the Japanese portions.…