Coloring My Way Across The Globe: Japan Travel Culture Podcast, Teaching Opportunities in Japan (including Jet Program)



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Coloring My Way Across The Globe Podcast: Japan Travel Culture with The Real Japan’s Rob Dyer

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I helped American artist Lauren Battistini plan her first trip to Japan with her firstborn son in May last year.

Their goal was to have a trip that fitted in enough cities and activities for two weeks without rushing through any of the experiences.

Shortly after returning from her trip, Lauren invited me to be one of the first guests on her new podcast Coloring My Way Across The Globe.

Lauren is a colour consultant, artist, language learner and world traveller.

As she travels the world, in her podcast she talks with people who share her enthusiasm for colourful, international, cultural, creative, exploratory, adventurous, and entrepreneurial living.

Colouring Lauren Battistini podcast episode 5

Some of the questions/topics Lauren included in our chat are:

  • When and why I took the plunge to launch The Real Japan
  • What times of the year, and what parts of the country, are best to see the colours of Japan, both natural and man-made 
  • How I met my Japanese wife (it features the band Depeche Mode and international correspondence as 'pen pals')
  • Getting married in Japan in a Shinto ceremony in Kobe
  • The Japanese expression, deru kugi wa uta reru (the nail that stands out must be hammered down), and how that influences aspects of life in Japan
  • What 'living a colourful life' means to me

Please give the episode a listen and let both Lauren and I know what you thought of it by leaving a comment.

(Maybe include any questions you have that could be included in a follow-up episode?)

Exploring Teaching Opportunities in Japan (Including the JET Program)

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You’ve finally decided to take the plunge and explore the teaching opportunities in Japan, but it’s easier said than done, right?

The good news is that I've just published a new article that tells you exactly how to overcome several of the most common obstacles, and includes cultural tips that will help you settle in to your new life in Japan more quickly.

To a typical tourist, Japan is stunning because it has a wide variety of landscapes, honourable and humble ancient traditions as well as technological marvels.

But what could be the future for English teachers in Japan?

Read my latest blog post to find out...

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