Episode 1

Episode 1

ども。はじめまして。
This is Bento Bureau Podcast, a podcast about Japan from an international perspective with a side dish of sociopolitical discussion.

Here, our ecstatic host and cohosts provide a detailed, but charming introduction of themselves along with the incredible journey of how they ended up living in Japan of all places! In today episode, we discuss the reasons why people from all over the world (including us) are coming to Japan. Our lineup for this episode is:

  1. Bastian (3:00) - Charismatic, diligent, and ambitious. These are merely a few words that describe our host all the way from Germany. Listen to his fantastic journey from a man in Hamburg to a student in a Japanese university!
  2. Buzz (5:02) - A man of many talents with an extravagant beard to boot! Growing up in both the U.K. and Qatar, Buzz tells us of his unique experience living in an East Asian country for the first time!
  3. Ichi (9:52) - How does one go from studying medicine to international relations? Get ready to hear story of the great Ichi from the great Thailand!
  4. Jess (12:38) - Don’t let his sarcastic humor fool you; he’s intelligent and full of surprises! Having been exposed to Japanese society and culture since childhood, Jess travels from the small island of Guam to the land of the rising sun.

Bento Bureau is a podcast about Japanese society from an international perspective. Each episode is a different discussion on a different topic related to Japanese society, politics, or culture, with participation from experts, authors, activists, or just normal individuals who have something interesting to share about Japan.

Episode 2

Episode 2