60 Best Japan Podcasts
Here are 60 Best Japan Podcasts worth listening to in 2023
Independent filmmaker Chris Broad brings you his multi-award-winning YouTube channel Abroad In Japan in podcast form. Aided by broadcaster Pete Donaldson, they bring you a taste of life in the most unique country in the world, from great cuisine to capsule hotels, current events, and tips on how to spend your time there.
Play⋅ 177.1K⋅ 417.4K ⋅2 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 29 min Get Email Contact
Seattle, Washington, US
This podcast, assembled by a former Ph.D. student in History at the University of Washington, covers the entire span of Japanese history. Each week we'll tackle a new topic, ranging from prehistoric Japan to the modern-day.
Also in History Podcasts, Japan History Podcasts
Play⋅ 1.9K⋅ 405 ⋅1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 36 min ⋅ Apr 2013 Get Email Contact
Every month Thersa Matsuura explores a different and little-known area of Japanese culture, folklore, and language. Uncanny Japan leans towards the creepy side of Japan, which is kind of a refreshing counterpoint to the cuteness that permeates modern Japanese culture.
Also in Culture Podcasts, Folklore Podcasts
Play⋅ 583⋅ 2.1K⋅ 358 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 21 min ⋅ Oct 2016 Get Email Contact
Portland, Oregon, US
For people who want to visit Japan, live in Japan, and learn Japanese. Please excuse the tangents.
Also in Japanese Learning Podcasts
Play⋅ 50K ⋅9 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 42 min ⋅ Dec 2016 Get Email Contact
5. Japan Eats!
Bushwick, New York, US
Everyone loves Japanese food, but if you really want to understand it you should listen to Japan Eats. Each week, New York-based food writer Akiko Katayama and her guests dive in-depth into a specific Japanese dish, drink, or aspect of Japanese food culture.
Also in Cuisine Podcasts, Japan Culture Podcasts
Play⋅ 11.1K⋅ 13.3K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 53 min ⋅ May 2015 Get Email Contact
Discover what everyday life in Japan is REALLY like! Weekly podcast episodes with half-Japanese/half-American Burke (18 years in Japan) and Ben from England (13 years in Japan), based in Hokkaido, and their guests sharing experiences on dating, marriage, working at Japanese companies, teaching at all education levels, traditions, martial arts, the struggles of life here, and the reasons why Japan is truly an amazing place to be living!
Play⋅ 1.1K⋅ 166 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 51 min ⋅ Feb 2019 Get Email Contact
A sports podcast from Japan. Hosted by Ed Odeven, Jack Gallagher and Galileo Ferrari.
Play⋅ 1.4M⋅ 376 ⋅3 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 37 min Get Email Contact
8. Japan Travel
Podcast by the Japan Travel community with inclusive, sustainable, and cultural touches: local knowledge, tips, memories, interviews, places to love, and travel words. Hosted by Sébastien Duval, community director for Japan Travel KK (Tokyo), for residents, travelers, tourism students, and travel experts. Also for listeners of diverse nationalities, parents with small children, vegans, and wheelchair users. Questions welcome!
Play⋅ 157K⋅ 14.5K ⋅3 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 23 min Get Email Contact
9. Japan Memo
London, England, UK
The Japan Memo is a monthly podcast series that unpacks why Japan matters in today's regional and global geopolitical landscape. In each episode, the co-hosts, Robert Ward and Yuka Koshino of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Japan Chair Programme will bring in strategists, experts, and practitioners from around the world to examine how Japan is using its diplomatic, economic and military tools to achieve its strategic goals, and what lessons it offers to other countries.
Play⋅ 64.1K ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 34 min Get Email Contact
Looking beneath the surface of Japan. We hear from Japan Times journalists and guests about current events and trends in Japan.
Play⋅ 817.4K⋅ 445.7K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 26 min Get Email Contact
11. Arama! Japan
A podcast covering Japanese pop culture, including music, celebrities, video games, dramas, anime, and everything else in between.
Also in Jpop Podcasts
Play⋅ 51.3K⋅ 2 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 104 min ⋅ Dec 2019 Get Email Contact
The best podcast is dedicated to helping you have more fun working in Japan. Whether you're teaching, freelancing, or working for a big company, we've got you covered with fascinating interviews with expert guests.
Play⋅ 57K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 34 min Get Email Contact
Startups are changing Japan, and Japan is once again starting to innovate. Disrupting Japan introduces you to some of the Japanese innovators that will be household brands in a few years and explains what it's really like to be an innovator in a society that values conformity.
Play⋅ 3.6K⋅ 646 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 34 min Get Email Contact
Welcome to Sightseeing Japan! Join hosts Jason Nieling and Paul Bresin as they explore the land of the rising sun. New podcast episodes are released every other week covering a range of topics, from geisha to vending machines and everything in between.
Play⋅ 3K ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 72 min Get Email Contact
A webinar series that explores the psychological impact of intercultural experiences, informed by the sciences of brain, culture, and mind. We look at the personal growth that can come from travel, working and living abroad, immigrating, learning a foreign language, and the challenges of bridging different cultural worlds.
Play 1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 31 min Get Email Contact
This podcast is made for those who want to develop or strengthen the communication skills, cultural savvy, insights into current trends and conditions, and mindsets essential in a Japanese business environment. The helpful, practical suggestions and engaging insights offered here provide listeners with the in-depth cultural context to achieve their version of success while collaborating with their Japanese counterparts.
Play 1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 49 min Get Email Contact
17. Deep in Japan
The Deep in Japan Podcast provides rich and insightful interviews with people who have lived in Japan. The show seeks to get under the surface and explore Japan through the rich and variegated experiences of the people who know it best.
Play⋅ 340⋅ 129 ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 26 min Get Email Contact
18. Small Talk Japan
This is a weekly English podcast about all things Japan! If you want to learn English or about Japanese culture, news life, and other fun things, give us a listen.
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 51 min Get Email Contact
19. Krewe of Japan
New Orleans, Louisiana, US
Krewe of Japan is a weekly podcast that takes listeners on audio journeys through Japanese culture. With our hosts as your guide, and the help of guest experts, Japanese natives, and ex-pats, understanding Japan is now easier than ever before.
Play⋅ 105⋅ 319 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 57 min Get Email Contact
Need a weekly round-up of the top news stories coming out of Japan? Look no further. Tokyo-based, British content creator Julian and Japanese entrepreneur Yasu, are here to dive into the hot topics of the week. Recorded in Tokyo, 'This Week in Japan' is the perfect blend of current news, cultural insight, and in-depth discussions all woven through a friendly conversation between the two hosts. Stay up-to-date with the flow of stories streaming out of Japan, no matter where you are.
Play⋅ 16.5K ⋅9 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 39 min Get Email Contact
A show about my experiences of living abroad in Japan. I have been living in Japan since 2016. Listen in on my adventures, family life, and things going on in Japan.
Play⋅ 223 ⋅2 episodes / week ⋅ Avg Length 5 min Get Email Contact
22. Got Faded Japan
The GOT FADED JAPAN podcast opens a tinted window into Japan's subculture, wild news, hidden peoples, underground parties, and all the other weekly fun, mischief & mayhem!
Play⋅ 1.3K⋅ 647 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 69 min Get Email Contact
23. Japan Distilled
Distilled spirits have been made in Japan for over 600 years, but even today these drinks remain unknown outside the Land of the Rising Sun. Join shochu and awamori ambassadors Christopher Pellegrini and Stephen Lyman bi-weekly for a deep dive into Japan's best kept secrets. If you enjoy exploring craft spirits from around the world, but think whisky is the most popular Japanese spirit, you are in for a treat with the Japan Distilled podcast.
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 39 min Get Email Contact
From Japan Real Estate market fundamentals, with a special focus on investment - through guides, tips, tricks and interviews with industry experts - this podcast is your one-stop-shop for audio content related to one of the world's most exciting (and profitable!) property markets.
Also in Real Estate Podcasts
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 44 min Get Email Contact
Insightful conversations with Japan experts focused on business and culture, with stories of success & failure and lessons learned. Entertaining and educational, discover first-hand what it's like to live, work, and experience the most fascinating country in the world. Direct from Tokyo, this is the Now and Zen Podcast!
Play 4 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 42 min Get Email Contact
26. Japan Archives
Two friends coming together every week to tell the history, myths, folklore, and poetry from Japan's long history.
Play⋅ 98⋅ 255 ⋅13 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 33 min ⋅ Jun 2019 Get Email Contact
27. Japan Experts
In this podcast, journalist and licensed guide Miyuki explores the cultural wonders of Japan, with Japan Experts who have in-depth knowledge about authentic Japan. Ranging from arts and crafts to historic sites to local customs, the mysteries of Japan's cultural treasures are investigated by her inquisitive mind and comfortable interpersonal style.
Also in Japan Travel Podcasts
Play⋅ 560⋅ 136 ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 23 min Get Email Contact
Every episode host Tony Vega is joined by a guest to talk about all aspects of Japan, including the Japanese language, history, Japanese pop culture, food, anime, manga, movies, music, comedy, the impact of Japanese culture around the world, underground social movements, social issues in Japan, and much more.
Play⋅ 1.8K⋅ 492 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 51 min Get Email Contact
Japan 2.0 hosts, David and Matt, discuss weird festivals, pop-culture oddities, funky districts, bizarre art, and fashion trends in this conversational culture podcast.
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Japan By River Cruise is a weekly podcast presented by comedians Bobby Judo and Ollie Horn, that purports to be about the Japanese river cruise industry. For thirty minutes each week, listen to the latest insights from the fast-moving world of Japanese river cruises, and also hear Bobby and Ollie's takes on the week's news as it relates to Japan.
Also in River Cruise Podcasts
Play⋅ 117⋅ 2.1K ⋅14 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 42 min ⋅ Jun 2019 Get Email Contact
31. Jandals in Japan
The best new show about doing business in Japan, bringing The Land of the Long White Cloud to The Land of the Rising Sun. How do you build a brand in Japan and nurture a loyal customer base? We will share stories from successful kiwis selling their products and services in the land of the rising sun. They'll tell you their tips for success and pitfalls to avoid.
Play⋅ 95 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 51 min Get Email Contact
This is not your run-of-the-mill 'Cool Japan' podcast. I want to explore the side of Japan outside of sushi & sumo ; anime & video games. People from all walks of life living in Japan sharing their stories, their trials and tribulations and their successes. People who are hungry for making it and People who have made it. This podcast is about my conversations with them.
Play⋅ 2.9K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 49 min Get Email Contact
33. 8-4 Play
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Every other week, tune into 8-4 Play for talk about Japan, video games, and Japanese video games, straight from the 8-4 offices in beautiful downtown Tokyo. Featuring the sultry voices of 8-4's own Mark MacDonald, John Ricciardi, Hiroko Minamoto, Justin 'JJ' Epperson, Roy Blakely, Sarah Podzorski, and Graeme Howard.
Also in Video Game Podcasts
Play⋅ 2.1K⋅ 12.8K ⋅2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 88 min ⋅ Sep 2006 Get Email Contact
Join Rugby Translator Doug Picken as he brings you a weekly update on all things Rugby in the Land of the Rising Sun. Each week we will share the news of the week as well as interview special guests as they yarn about life in Japan as a professional rugby player
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 54 min Get Email Contact
35. Dad Club Japan
Real dads discuss real life in surreal Japan.Through anecdotes and stories and from the perspective of dads living in Japan, the aim is to help listeners understand the complexities, curiosities and positive attributes of Japanese culture.
Play⋅ 85 ⋅4 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 33 min Get Email Contact
36. In From Japan
Erroll Maas and Jason Courtar bring you the latest gaming and game related news from Japan
Play⋅ 111 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 100 min Get Email Contact
It's time for a new podcast from The Kings of Pod Style. The International Wrestling Grand Pricks. Two dudes from other sides of the world talking all about New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Play⋅ 185 ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 65 min Get Email Contact
38. Ninja News Japan
The necessary Ninja news now.
Play⋅ 118⋅ 41 ⋅3 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 28 min Get Email Contact
The show where we talk about all things drifting and Japanese car culture.
Play⋅ 343⋅ 47 ⋅10 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 68 min Get Email Contact
Learn more about the inspiration behind innovation in Japan with Nick Luscombe in conversation with Japan-based startup founders, writers, artists, and commentators.
Play⋅ 2K ⋅1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 44 min Get Email Contact
41. Japan Explained
In this podcast, I will try to explain the most misunderstood aspects of Japanese culture and introduce you to things, events, and personalities important to understand this country. I'll tell you about samurai in leather boots, eco-friendly supernatural beings, and us, westerners, bringing weapons to help establish peace and treaties that set the revolution.
Play 2 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 27 min ⋅ May 2020 Get Email Contact
Helping business owners in Japan scale their businesses from $100,000 annually to $10,000,000 and beyond. Everything you need to know from recruitment, marketing, sales, and operations, we got you covered in taking your business to the next level.
Play 1 episode / day ⋅ Avg Length 39 min Get Email Contact
'Cat with Beard from JAPAN' is the best PODCAST program to explore the colorfulness of everything in Japan! This program is hosted by Tokyo-based cross-dressing wrestler, singer, and Youtuber 'Ladybeard' from Australia with, 'Cathy Cat' who is a TV personality and Youtuber from Germany.
Play 1 episode / week ⋅ Avg Length 34 min Get Email Contact
Gaijins you can 'Trust'! Japan Subculture, Music, AI, News.
Play 12 episodes / year Get Email Contact
Wanna know what life in Japan is REALLY like? Everything you need (and didn't think need) to know about life in and around Tokyo with a bit of comedy sprinkled on top.
Play 1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 31 min Get Email Contact
Helping you better understand Japan and the Japanese language one question at a time. Every episode Tony and Ryan--two guys with master's degrees in Japanese Language & Linguistics--draw on their experiences in Japan and extensive research in both Japanese and English to shed light on all aspects of Japan.
Play⋅ 1.8K⋅ 492 ⋅1 episode / month ⋅ Avg Length 56 min Get Email Contact
Join us for an in-depth look into the life and experiences of a medical college student in Nara, Japan. We will discuss all kinds of topics including medical colleges in Japan, student life, Nara and its surroundings, and much more! We hope this podcast can be a source of information and entertainment for those who are interested in medical college and Japan.
Play 2 episodes / month ⋅ Avg Length 16 min Get Email Contact
TKO Radio is a weekly Japanese culture podcast where you'll be served a decadent slice of life in the most incredible place on Earth. Work, life, and leisure topics covered here as well as news and alerts to quench your thirst.
Play 5 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 62 min Get Email Contact
49. Japan On Film
The top podcast for discussion of Japanese movies.
Play⋅ 433⋅ 91 ⋅1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 45 min Get Email Contact
Supernatural Japan is a podcast about the weirder side of Japan. Learn about hauntings, ghostly tales, legends, UFOs, and a lot more. Join host Kevin O'Shea and guests as they investigate and research the spookier side of Japan. Sometimes serious, sometimes light-hearted and always interesting, this podcast has a little something for everyone interested in Japan, history, and the supernatural.
Play 9 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 29 min Get Email Contact
Welcome to the podcast Care Package to Japan, where we showcase God's love for Japan through people. I'm your host, Evangeline, and I will be bringing various guests from all over the world to display God's deep love for the beautiful nation of Japan through stories of people.
Play 1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 41 min Get Email Contact
From Okayama, a look at past, present and future military/security topics in the public domain concerning the Japanese Self Defense Forces and those that directly and indirectly affect Japanese archipelago.
Play⋅ 4 ⋅5 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 32 min Get Email Contact
53. Matt in Japan
My name is Matt Plewes, I am an American living in Japan for twenty years. I am an English school owner, a wedding minister, and an advanced martial arts teacher. I have an Indonesian wife and we have two school-aged children, a boy, and a girl. We live at the foot of the beautiful Japanese Alps in Shizuoka, Japan.
Play⋅ 21 ⋅14 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 13 min Get Email Contact
54. Mind Duck Japan
A tragic comedy podcast about Japan, Japanese culture, language, food, drinks, my weird ideas and me. My name is Filip, I am Czech and I like to get lost, find weird stuff, make loads of mistakes and laugh about it. I also talk about exquisite games on the Mind Duck Games podcast, thought-provoking books on the Mind Duck Books podcast and suffer through anime on the Mind Duck Anime podcast.
Play⋅ 52⋅ 170 ⋅6 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 64 min Get Email Contact
Your 'Pregnant in Japan' podcast shares wisdom and tips for being pregnant and giving birth in Japan. Benefit from my experiences and be inspired and encouraged by the natural birth process.
Play 3 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 32 min Get Email Contact
56. Our Japan
Entertainer, Artist, and Translator Roza Akino, and Author/Illustrator Kiyoshi Parker bring you the latest news and opinions about the land of the rising sun. With over 20 years of experience with the country and its people between the two of them, please join them to hear everything from tips on traveling through it to their unique experiences while living there. From toilets and tea ceremonies, from cuisine to Anime, there isn't a Japanese topic we won't cover.
Play⋅ 32⋅ 9 ⋅3 episodes / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 41 min Get Email Contact
We're an American couple who has been living in Japan since 2007. Kisstopher (she/her) is a mental health therapist. Chad (he/him) is a writer. We talk about most everything in our lives, from being disabled / chronically ill to money to friends, and the role that Japan plays in them. Mostly, we want to entertain you, even though we sometimes talk about heavier topics.
Play⋅ 448⋅ 5.7K ⋅10 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 46 min Get Email Contact
In the 'Conversations with Green Changemakers in Japan' series, we bring along passionate individuals to talk about various topics around ecology and well-being in Japan.
Play⋅ 775⋅ 37 ⋅7 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 45 min Get Email Contact
Wauseon, Ohio, US
This podcast is dedicated to sparking your interest in all things related to Japan! Join us!, as we discuss travel, culture, language, daily life, history, work, cuisine, and many other aspects of Japan. Come interact with us!, as we share our personal experiences, opinions & advice for all travel and life within Japan. Let's discover new things together!, as we interview Japanese friends, business owners, and many others to explore their stories, advice & experiences relating to Japan.
Play⋅ 68 ⋅3 episodes / year ⋅ Avg Length 51 min ⋅ Sep 2020 Get Email Contact
60. Made With Japan
Special guests from various fields will share their views on why, where, what, and how Japan can co-create well-being and prosperity with the world. Host: Ken Shibusawa
Play 1 episode / quarter ⋅ Avg Length 57 min Get Email Contact
Japan Podcast Topics
|Topic||Number of episodes|
|English Podcast Japan||59|
|Doki Doki Radio||1|
|Pinky And The Killers||1|
Japan Podcasts (Other Regions)
|Other Regions||No. of Podcasts|
|Tokyo Travel And Culture Podcasts||7|