History of Japan
History of Japan
Apr 7, 2018
Episode 234 - The Oldest Profession
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Note: Since this week we're talking about the sex trade, I've taken the precaution of giving this episode an explicit tag. However, it does not include any more language than usual; it's just a precaution because iTunes can get pretty finicky about this stuff.

So with that in mind, let's get down and dirty into the world of prostitution!

Voices in Japan
Voices in Japan
Voices in Japan
Building a Japanese-Friendly International Pub
How do you convince timid Japanese customers to become regulars at an international pub? Mike, the manager of Bearfoot Bar in Sapporo, joins Ben and Burke to share the trials and successes he and  the staff at the bar have had in attracting the domestic Japanese crowd, which is basically the only customer base available in the midst of the coronavirus travel restrictions. According to Mike, the bar might now have a 80% Japanese customer base! What are the expectations of Japanese customers? How has Bearfoot Bar reinvented itself in the past six months to differentiate itself from the previous pubs that have enjoyed success as international bars in the same location on the sixth block of Sapporo's famous Tunikikoji shopping arcade in the middle of town? Listen to find out now! Sponsors: The Red House Rusutsu Located in the heart of Rusutsu Ski Resort, the restaurant features a mix of Japanese, Asian fusion, and western Style dishes, including shabu-shabu with wagyu beef and Hokkaido wagyu beef steak. Open winter and summer, 12-3pm for lunch, 5-9pm for dinner, with prices ranging from under Yen 1000 to about Yen 5000. https://theredhouse.jp/ Rusutsu Lodges Open all year round. Located 5 minutes walk to the main Rusutsu Ski Resort Gondola. There are Japanese, Western, and apartment style rooms with breakfast packages available. There’s a Japanese sento (public bath), two convenience stores less than a minute walk, ski room and tune up tables, free pick up available from the bus stop, plenty of free parking space, and summer BBQ packages available. Check out the website for more information and availability. http://rusutsulodges.com Hokkaido Guide Established over 10 years ago, written by locals for locals and international tourists. The guide contains information on all types of businesses and locations around Hokkaido. There's information regarding all things Hokkaido such as sightseeing, nightlife, events, serices, food and restaurants, entertainment, outdoor activities, and more. Currently offered in English and Thai, advertising space available. https://hokkaidoguide.com Bearfoot Bar. 12 different types of Japanese made craft beers, both bottles and on tap. A range of whiskeys and basic cocktails also available. Tapas style menu and burgers. Friendly English and Japanese speaking staff. Open 7 days a week. Located in downtown Sapporo, walking distance from the subway station. Why not pop in for a drink if you are in town! https://www.facebook.com/bearfootbar Use our Buzzsprout affiliate link to start your podcast today! Website: https://www.voicesinjapan.com/ Follow us and check out our other content: https://twitter.com/voicesinjapan https://www.facebook.com/voicesinjapan/ https://www.instagram.com/voicesinjapan/ Get in touch:  voicesinjapan@gmail.com
57 min
Deep Dive from The Japan Times
Deep Dive from The Japan Times
The Japan Times
69: Why we should be celebrating Japan's tattoo culture
Japan has an uncomfortable relationship with tattoos, which are associated with the yakuza and the criminal underworld of Japan. We’re joined by Japan Times contributor and former columnist Alice Gordenker, who hopes to challenge that stereotype, through a new documentary she’s produced called “Horimono: Japan’s Tattoo Pilgrimage,” which follows the annual pilgrimage of the Choyukai, a group united by their full-body tattoos. We discuss Alice’s film, misconceptions about tattoos in Japan, and how tattoos turned from celebrated body art of the Edo Period to something thought of as a criminal accessory. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Democrats Abroad Japan (http://votefromabroad.org/fwab) , a volunteer organization that helps Americans overseas register to vote. If you're a U.S. voter living abroad and haven't received your absentee ballot, or are afraid the one you've sent won't arrive in time, you're still in luck. An emergency backup ballot is your second chance! Head to VoteFromAbroad.org/fwab (http://votefromabroad.org/fwab) to learn how you can fill out and send in your backup ballot per your state's guidelines. Watch the film: “Horimono: Japan’s Tattoo Pilgrimage,” is screening online at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (https://vcmedia.org/festival) , through Oct. 31. For a week from Oct. 31, the film will be online at the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival (https://www.banffcentre.ca/events/mixed-film-program-global-village) . The film will soon find a permanent home on Vice, where it will be available for free well into the future. Read more:  Japan's top court rules tattoo artists don't need medical license (https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/09/18/national/crime-legal/japan-tattoo-artists-no-medical-license/) (The Japan Times) Find tattoo friendly establishments in Japan (https://tattoo-friendly.jp) (Tattoo Friendly) Tokyo man fired by sushi restaurant over tattoo rumor seeks damages (https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/09/02/national/crime-legal/tattoo-fired-lawsuit/) (The Japan Times) Loved abroad, hated at home: The art of Japanese tattooing (https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2014/03/03/issues/loved-abroad-hated-at-home-the-art-of-japanese-tattooing/) (Jon Mitchell, The Japan Times) Jomon revival: Interest in Japan’s indigenous hunter-gatherers grows (https://features.japantimes.co.jp/jomon-revival/) (Alex Martin, The Japan Times) On this episode: Alice Gordenker: Twitter (https://twitter.com/alicegordenker?lang=en) | Articles (https://www.japantimes.co.jp/author/int-alice_gordenker/) | Website (https://alicegordenker.wordpress.com) Oscar Boyd: Twitter (https://twitter.com/omhboyd) | Articles (https://www.japantimes.co.jp/author/oscar-boyd/) | Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/oscar.boyd/) Announcements: Sign up to the Deep Dive mailing list and be notified every time a new episode comes out. Get in touch with us at deepdive@japantimes.co.jp. Support the show! Rate us, review us and share this episode with a friend if you've enjoyed it. Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/japandeepdive?lang=en) , and give us feedback. This episode of Deep Dive may be supported by advertising based on your location. Advertising is sourced by Audioboom and is not affiliated with The Japan Times. Photo: “Praying for Hits in the Waterfall of Answered Prayers” (1863) Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III). Courtesy of Isehara
31 min
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
SpaceTime with Stuart Gary
bitesz.com
The Neutron Star Collision That’s still Producing X-rays Three Years Later
*The Neutron Star collision that’s still producing X-rays three years later Astronomers are still detecting X-rays being emitted from where two neutron stars collided three years ago. *Record-setting flight to the space station The expedition 64 crew has safely arrived aboard the International Space Station following a record-breaking two-orbit fast rendezvous flight aboard their Russian Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft. *Crew fail to fix air leak on the space station The crew aboard the International Space Station have finally found the leak which has been venting atmosphere into space from the orbiting outpost for more than a year now. *The Science Report The first confirmed case of COVID-19 reinfection in the United States. Levels of the greenhouse gas Nitrous-Oxide jump by 30 per cent. Blood pressure treatments linked to cognitive decline in older people. Tasmanian Devils reintroduced to the Australian mainland for the first time in 3000 years. Alex on Tech reviews the new iPhone 12 range Sponsor Details: This episode of SpaceTime is brought to with the support of LastPass password manager….it’s one we use and is a lifesaver. Check it out for free at spacetimewithstuartgary.com/lastpass and help support the show.   NameCheap.com….your online presence begins with a great domain name. Find your perfect one with NameCheaps powerful tools. Visit spacetimewithstuartgary.com/namecheap for more details and help support the show.   For a great VPN deal visit www.tryexpressvpn.com/space   For more SpaceTime visit  https://spacetimewithstuartgary.com (mobile friendly).  For enhanced Show Notes including photos to accompany this episode, visit: http://www.bitesz.com/spacetimeshownotes Get immediate access to over 200 commercial-free, double and triple episode editions of SpaceTime plus extended interview bonus content. Subscribe via Patreon or Supercast....and share in the rewards. Details at www.patreon.com/spacetimewithstuartgary or Supercast - https://bitesznetwork.supercast.tech/ RSS feed: https://rss.acast.com/spacetime  Email: SpaceTime@bitesz.com To receive the Astronomy Daily Newsletter free, direct to your inbox...just join our mailing list at www.bitesz.com/mailinglist or visit https://www.bitesz.com/astronomy-daily  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25 min
The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
The 365 Days of Astronomy, the daily podcast of the International Year of Astronomy 2009
365DaysOfAstronomy.org
Awesome Astronomy - October Part 2
Paul Hill, Ralph Wilkins and Jenifer Millard host. Damien Phillips and John Wildridge produce. The Discussion: The publication of Jeni’s new research paper (see the link below), a review of Netflix shows Challenger and Away (sublime and ridiculous).   The News: Rounding up the space exploration news we have: * ESA and JAXA’s future infrared space telescope cancelled. * Mercury-bound Bepi-Colombo is passing Venus – with sensors… * Get ready for next month’s launch of China’s epic Chang’e 5 moon mission. * A change in crew for Boeing’s crewed Starliner test flight to the ISS. * NASA’s shiny new plan for Artemis and human exploration of the moon. * A gallop through SpaceX’s achievements. Main news story: Astrophysicists scoop up Nobel Prizes again this year.   The Electromagnetic Spectrum: The ultraviolet and X-ray parts of the spectrum. How these telescopes were developed and became ever more powerful.   Q&A: If you had to choose just one mission or big science experiment to proceed in your remaining lifetimes, what would you choose and why? Victor Carroon, London, UK via email.   www.awesomeastronomy.com   IllustrisTNG and S2COSMOS: Possible Conflicts in the Evolution of Neutral Gas and Dust (Jen's paper): https://arxiv.org/abs/2010.07309   Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).   We've added a new way to donate to 365 Days of Astronomy to support editing, hosting, and production costs. Just visit: https://www.patreon.com/365DaysOfAstronomy and donate as much as you can! Share the podcast with your friends and send the Patreon link to them too! Every bit helps! Thank you! ------------------------------------ Do go visit http://astrogear.spreadshirt.com/ for cool Astronomy Cast and CosmoQuest t-shirts, coffee mugs and other awesomeness! http://cosmoquest.org/Donate This show is made possible through your donations. Thank you! (Haven't donated? It's not too late! Just click!) The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is produced by Astrosphere New Media. http://www.astrosphere.org/ Visit us on the web at 365DaysOfAstronomy.org or email us at info@365DaysOfAstronomy.org.
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