Episodes

  • In this episode, Theodore shares the highs and lows of being an Assistant Language Teacher while shaping a unique elective course. From navigating cultural differences to witnessing the impact of his teaching, Theodore's journey is a testament to the transformative power of education and cross-cultural exchange. Whether you're curious about the JET Program, teaching in Japan, or the creative freedom that can blossom within structured environments, this episode offers a fascinating glimpse into Theodore's extraordinary adventure.

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    Guest: Theodore

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theodorebigbyX (Twitter): @TheodoreBigby⁠⁠Strategic Marketing Consultant: https://theodorebigby.com/

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    *DISCLAMER* - JET Program has no association with this podcast. Everything talked in this episode is from personal experiences, and remember everyone have their own experience.

  • Join us in this engaging podcast episode as we introduce you to Carly, a trailblazer who seamlessly transitioned from the corporate world of big-name brands in the United States to the vibrant landscape of Hokkaido, Japan's largest island. Armed with a Master's degree in Agriculture, Food, and Environment, Carly's journey showcases the power of following one's heart. Today, she shines as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in one of Hokkaido's most prominent high schools, where her dynamic, outgoing nature shines through in her approach to education. Carly's adventures don't stop in the classroom; she's a fervent explorer of Hokkaido's breathtaking landscapes and a passionate advocate for immersing herself in local culture. Her story is an inspiring testament to embracing change, fostering connections, and living life to the fullest, making this episode a must-listen for adventurers, educators, and dream-chasers alike.

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    *DISCLAMER* - JET Program has no association with this podcast. Everything talked in this episode is from personal experiences, and remember everyone have their own experience.

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  • Join us for an inspiring episode as we explore the remarkable journey of Dipika Soni, a former Ex-JET in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. During her time in Japan, she discovered the captivating world of Yosakoi, a unique and vibrant style of dance deeply rooted in Japanese culture, performed at festivals and events throughout the country. Today, Dipika is a valuable member of the public relations team at the Japan Embassy in the UK, where she passionately educates others about Japan through engaging workshops, cultural events, enlightening lectures, and official visits, bridging cultural gaps and fostering a deeper understanding of this fascinating country

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    Guest: Dipika Soni

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    *DISCLAMER* - JET Program has no association with this podcast. Everything talked in this episode is from personal experiences, and remember everyone have their own experience.

  • In this episode we have the pleasure of featuring the brilliant Dr. Sharleen Estampador Hughson, a sociological scholar whose research delves into the intersection of memory, nostalgia, cultural diplomacy, and intersectionality. With a focus on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Dr. Estampador Hughson unveils the transformative power of cultural exchange and its impact on individuals and societies. Join us as we explore their personal experiences, research findings, and insights, gaining a deeper understanding of how nostalgia and cultural diplomacy shape our interconnected world. Prepare to be inspired by Dr. Estampador Hughson's expertise and their dedication to unraveling the intricate dynamics that shape our cultural landscapes.

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    Guest: Dr. Sharleen Estampador Hughson

    Website: https://estampadorhughson.wordpress.com/about/

    Twitter: @Sharhughson

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    *DISCLAMER* - JET Program has no association with this podcast. Everything talked in this episode is from personal experiences, and remember everyone have their own experience.

  • Dios Lacap, a Filipino-Australian who has made his home in the snowy town of Eniwa Hokkaido, Japan. Dios is an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) who helps students in Japanese schools improve their English language skills. But he's not just all work and no play. When he's not in the classroom, Dios enjoys indulging in his hobbies of Japanese video games, snowboarding, and social drinking with friends. Born to Filipino parents and raised in Australia, Dios's multi-cultural background has given him a unique perspective on life and a deep appreciation for diversity. His love for Japanese culture drew him to Japan, where he's been living for two years now.

    In this podcast episode, Dios shares his experiences of living in a foreign country, learning a new language, and adapting to a new culture. He also talks about the challenges he's faced along the way, and how he's overcome them to build a fulfilling life for himself in Japan. So sit back, relax, and join us as we listen to Dios's fascinating story.

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    *DISCLAMER* - JET Program has no association with this podcast. Everything talked in this episode is from personal experiences, and remember everyone have their own experience.

  • *DISCLAMER* - JET Program has no association with this podcast. Everything talked in this episode is from personal experiences, and remember everyone have their own experience. 

     After a short study abroad experience and wanting to put her Japanese language skills to good use, Chi took a gamble. Combining her love of teaching with the Japanese language, she spent the following four years in Kagawa Prefecture as an assistant language teacher. Little did she know that journey would involve the good, the bad, and the ugly, building and shaping the strength she has today. 

    Chi is now currently working at her local university assisting students while pursuing copywriting on the side, helping online children’s brands and businesses hone their messaging to better connect and grow with their audience.

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  • The Kotatsu podcast explore the journey of native English speakers working/living in Japan. Guest on the show will explain their own experiences as English teacher, culture shock, and lifestyle.

    Hopefully, this podcast becomes a guide for those of you who are interested in moving to Japan or living aboard, but remember "Everyone has their own experience". Join us on the Kotatsu Podcast with new episode every WEEK!