2013 September

Episode #4: “Life After the Tsunami”

Guest: Mika Koyama   (Scroll down to listen to the podcast)   Mika and I chat about the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and the following: History of nuclear disasters What really is nuclear power? How Mika was affected by the disaster We have the ability to create great technologies like nuclear power, but we […]

Episode #3: “Driving With Mom”

Guest: My mom   (Scroll down to listen to the conversation)   My mom and I chatted about the following topics: My mom’s accent My mom’s teaching experience Is it important to know curse words? Who was the best child? What did my mom think when I went to jail? What is the biggest difference […]

Episode #2: “Culture Differences”

Guest: Mika Koyama (Scroll down to listen to our conversation)   Mika and I chat about some of the differences between Japanese and American culture and the following topics: Japanese healthcare vs American healthcare Taking care of the elderly The most polite country in the world Is hugging and kissing taboo? 過労死 (karoshi)= death from […]

Episode #1: “Evil English”

Guest: Yumiko Kanazawa   (Scroll down to listen to our conversation)   Yumi and I chat about the difficulties with learning English, and the following topics: How Yumi used English to improve her artwork The importance of listening Don’t be afraid to ask “what” English is your ticket to the whole world The importance of […]