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Which places would we choose to live in Japan?

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A group of Scousers outflank the Japanese mafia and Chris finds out his papers are no longer adequate. 


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The real reason Chris moved to Japan

August 21st, 2019

27:54

What do the Japanese think about Brexit? Also, does every Japanese person have a 'thing' they do for tourists?


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12 Things we wish we'd known about Japan before arriving...

August 14th, 2019

45:40

The boys return, fatter and swearier than ever, and loaded with 12 things you need to know before heading for Narita (or Haneda) airport!


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Are Japanese people genuinely kind to strangers?

August 7th, 2019

37:47

The journey is over. Chris is free from his laptop. For a bit...


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Why Japan's bear problem is about to get worse...

July 31st, 2019

28:38

Pete and Chris find out that apparently Ryotaro knows...everyone in the world. Also... bears are back and in a big way!


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How to ruin your reputation in Japan: Kim Kardashian's masterclass

July 24th, 2019

30:15

Pete recommends a book about crime, Chris plugs Pete's brand new youtube channel and they both take a look at Kim Kardashians pants for reasons best kept to themselves... 


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Pete and Chris: Operation: Coolish!

July 17th, 2019

32:35

Chris and Pete head for Tokyo's Yoyogi park via Don Quijote, and answer your emails. It's a podcast...on the move...again! (Contains more crows and …

Pete and Chris: Live in Japan!

July 10th, 2019

30:23

Chris and Pete take a less-than-leisurely stroll through Shibuya's love hotel district, and answer your emails. It's a podcast...on the move! …

Why Japan's $1bn mascot is banned from The Olympics…

June 27th, 2019

34:55

Chris updates the world on his favourite dough-bothering vending machine, and we find out about Kumamoto’s favourite son. Or daughter. 

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How much is Japan’s most expensive train?

June 19th, 2019

30:28

Chris asks the question that’s on everyone’s lips… do you have HIGH ENERGY? And we tear through your messages, still warm from the fax machine.


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A real life Tokyo horror story…

June 12th, 2019

42:33

On the one year anniversary of Natsuki the movie, Pete and Chris talk all things vending machines – and we find out what happened to the one that made pizzas…

Why climbing Mount Fuji isn't fun!

June 5th, 2019

46:23

Even with those funky little sticks people seem to enjoy using. 


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26 traits Japanese women want in a guy...

May 30th, 2019

48:56

What a girl wants, what a girl needs - Chris and Pete see if they stack up to the perfect Japanese man. (Spoiler: they don't) 


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Should travellers be worried about Fukushima?

May 22nd, 2019

39:35

The radiation may be lower than most people experience on an aeroplane, so why don't people visit Fukushima?


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4 Scams you should avoid in Japan!

May 15th, 2019

44:47

Flags! Get your tiny flags! We're getting scammed in Japan. For science.


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Can a foreigner ever *truly* be Japanese?

May 8th, 2019

44:34

Can a foreigner ever truly feel Japanese? We're also reading some of your emails.


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Why Japanese KFC might be good for you!

May 1st, 2019

26:19

Crispy, crunchy chicken. Great for what ails ya!


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Japan's 40 year old virgins and a worrying population time-bomb

April 24th, 2019

32:38

When a man and a woman love each other very much, they give one another a special hug...


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When Japanese-English mistakes go too far (Engrish nightmares)

April 18th, 2019

30:24

Chris Broad's Engrish nightmares!


There was a weird problem with this episode, but if you're reading this it should be fixed. Sorry guys! Pete x


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The first 48 hours in Japan: what should you do?

April 10th, 2019

50:48

A mere 172800 seconds in Japan: what would you do with them?


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Japan's biggest event in 30 years (Feat. Natsuki!)

April 3rd, 2019

37:39

Natsuki makes his Abroad In Japan podcast debut with his searing-hot takes on the new emperor.


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You can buy popularity in Japan!

March 27th, 2019

34:26

A poorly Chris gamely drags himself through another AIJ podcast, with wisdom to impart, and fevered sweat to...sweat.


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Is Japan losing patience with foreign tourists?

March 20th, 2019

32:12

Park rules: leave your Japan as you'd like to find it, or something like that. Ranger Chris says so.


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Japanese company turns sex into renewable energy

March 13th, 2019

37:41

White day rolls around once again...in the hay, it seems.


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Japanese culture: Breaking down barriers

March 6th, 2019

30:36

Ariana Grande's furious with Japanese Kanji and a woman called Marie gets equally furious with the common chopstick.


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Is romance in Japan dead?

February 27th, 2019

22:29

Pete and Chris are back with some special valentine's day questions! 



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The Abroad in Japan podcast anniversary!

February 20th, 2019

25:31

Pete and Chris are back and they want to thank you guys for listening to them for 52 whole weeks. What a trip!


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When travelling in Japan goes wrong

February 13th, 2019

28:29

Pete and Chris go through more of your (even crazier) Japanese travel stories!


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10 Crazy Japan travel stories!

February 6th, 2019

34:03

Pete and Chris go through some of your (frankly crazy) Japanese travel stories!


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The strangest conversation you can have in Japan!

January 30th, 2019

28:43

Pete and Chris are back, googling things they probably shouldn't. 


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Japan's latest technological wonders revealed

January 23rd, 2019

23:14

Who wants a robot egg that shouts in the night? We do. We most definitely do.


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When romance goes wrong in Japan

January 16th, 2019

24:37

Don't put things into other peoples meals, unless it's your finger, and then it's *well* funny.


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12 Glorious New Year's resolutions and a Natsuki movie sequel?

January 9th, 2019

43:18

Pete delights the palette with a graphic description of some *very* specialist cheese, and Chris ponders the future...


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Akemashite omedetou! (Happy new year)

January 2nd, 2019

24:19

Pete swears blind he didn't tip a van over in Shibuya, and Chris still can't think of a new year's resolution.


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Would you eat hair-flavoured chicken?

December 26th, 2018

27:31

Pete introduces Chris to hair-flavoured chicken, and we think about our new years resolutions.


Have you got a new years resolution?

The Christmas party

December 19th, 2018

35:03

We're feeling unbelievably festive as the two giants of podcasting actually meet in a room for the first time in a couple of months!


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The ultimate Japanese Christmas gift

December 12th, 2018

23:32

Pete deep fries a cheesy octopus, and tries to talk about his favourite Japanese curry brand!


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An awkward situation with a Japanese neighbour

December 5th, 2018

50:54

Chris deals with a big slamma jamma, and Pete wants to talk about automatic doors. It's a door special, guys!


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Rude Japanese people - do they exist?

November 28th, 2018

38:18

...we're not exactly sure. What we're certain of, however is that Pete sleeps through alarms like a hibernating bear. Idiot.


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Getting a Japanese Tattoo

November 21st, 2018

29:43

Chris is considering a new tattoo - his first - after a harrowing month-long bike across Japan.


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Less than super Bomberman

November 14th, 2018

31:11

Still in their cabin in the woods, Pete and Chris squabble over who is best at 80s video game, Bomberman.


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The cabin in the woods

November 7th, 2018

26:54

Pete and Chris are back on the pod trail, and they're oddly enough stuck halfway up a mountain in a spooky cabin in Kobe! Who will get eaten first?


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Japanese billionaire risks life for art

October 31st, 2018

34:38

Pete and Chris get a little spaced out as the former pleads for the chance to perform a bicycle kit in zero gravity. 


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Desert Island: What Japanese items would you take?

October 24th, 2018

42:35

Speedy vocab is back with a vengeance, and Chris demands an indestructible car to destroy the rare fauna on his desert island. What an animal. 


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How to handle physical contact in Japan

October 17th, 2018

36:22

More of your incisive queries answered, and is hugging allowed? Who doesn't love a hug? People we don't want to be friends with, that's who. #huggyboys


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Japanese hostess bar culture uncovered

October 10th, 2018

40:10

Chris and Pete take a look at one of the most talked-about aspects of Japanese nightlife culture - host and hostess bars.


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Japanese hand gestures and swear words uncovered

October 3rd, 2018

35:01

Delight your friends and family with the official Abroad In Japan-sanctioned swear words!


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Are pizza vending machines the future?

September 26th, 2018

36:12

Pete and Chris marvel at the very idea of an automatic pizza vending machine, and Pete uses the word 'spaff.'


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How not to rob a Japanese convenience store

September 19th, 2018

37:21

True crime being such a hot podcast topic, Chris and Pete delight listeners with one of the most underwhelming robberies in recent memory. 


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Don't do this in Japan!

September 12th, 2018

31:44

Chris and Pete go into more detail on the subject of one of Chris' most popular YouTube videos, 12 things not to do in Japan - also the guys read out …

Gender equality in Japan - does it exist anywhere?

September 5th, 2018

44:31

A topic that's been dominating Japan recently, the search for something approaching equal rights for women continues. Spoiler: they ain't even close. 


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Adult toys and bathing suits!

August 29th, 2018

43:13

No coolish, but plenty of waifu pillow chat - think the heat may have got to Chris and Pete...


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Japan Vs. Korea - 10 ways they’re different

August 22nd, 2018

59:23

Chris and Pete are back together, and they're sharing their experiences on recent trips to Korea. It won't surprise you to hear that Coolish gets a …

Japan's most ridiculous festival - explained

August 15th, 2018

36:30

Chris and Pete are back, in the loosest sense of the word to talk all things festivals, soy sauce and wrestling. A mixed bag, then. 


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Is Japanese KFC the best in the world?

August 8th, 2018

28:43

Chris' popcorn chicken levels are almost dangerously low. KFC's new all you can eat in forty-five minutes offer is of no use, though. Rubbish.


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Flying a drone in Japan - how hard is it?

August 1st, 2018

35:49

Chris has finally taken the plunge and bought himself some primo drone tech. Look out, power lines - our man is set to slice and dice. In other news a man gets thrown off his own private island and Chris answers your …

Buying friends in Japan - a good idea?

July 25th, 2018

37:27

In this episode, Harry Potter fawns over a top London radio DJ, K-pop gets a bit of love and Chris tells us what he'd have in a food-based care package. Spoiler: it's loads of crisps.


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Natural disasters: is Japan safe?

July 18th, 2018

36:49

Chris and Pete touch on the recent seismic and atmospheric activity and ask the question...is Japan safe?


Pete goes on for ages about oyster ice creams, and Chris educates us all on bear safety. Important stuff.


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Large Earthquake Ruins Natsuki’s Day

July 11th, 2018

31:36

Chris films in a Pachinko parlour, and gets caught up in a rather robust quake. He also debuts his new character, 'American Man'. 


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How Awkward is Meeting Viewers in Japan?

July 4th, 2018

40:55

Our favourite piece of office equipment whirrs into life as Pete educates Chris on sexy rope-play, and Chris helps out a left-hander. Something for everyone, there.


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Has Trump Saved Japan from North Korea?

June 27th, 2018

45:24

Pete and Chris have returned and they're getting a little musical as they wax lyrical about some of their favourite bands. Also, Mr Broad has supped on the clear Coke goodness and is less than impressed... 


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Absurd Japanese Manager Attempts to Rob Own Store

June 20th, 2018

40:31

Pete and Chris are back rating their favourite Kit-Kat flavours and taking a look at this week's news. Warning: contains Tab Clear.


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Is AirBnB Japan in Danger?

June 13th, 2018

38:24

It's been a little while since Pete and Chris had a little look at the news, so this week they're unfurling a gigantic Japanese shinbun and taking it all in. 


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Natsuki: The Movie (Behind the Scenes Revealed)

June 6th, 2018

35:43

After a year and a half, and countless balloons, Natsuki the movie is finally out there on the internet. Ever the perfectionist, Chris piles through …

The Greatest Japanese Faux Pas Ever

May 30th, 2018

41:33

It's a news special - with Natsuki: The Movie on the horizon, Pete and Chris pile through some important crow-based news stories. Warning: contains Assange. 


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Abroad in Japan: 21 Questions!

May 23rd, 2018

43:09

The fax machine gets fired up once again, and Pete and Chris do their best to answer every last one of them in under 45 minutes.  


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Two Weeks More in Japan | Ultimate Itinerary Discussed

May 16th, 2018

1:00:00

Chris and Pete return and they've planned out a very different route through Northern Japan. 


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Abroad in Japan: Pornographic clickbait and fussy eaters!

May 9th, 2018

39:16

Chris and Pete are back and apologising for their younger selves, and we learn about a bar that an arm-chewing maniac Yoda frequents. 


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Abroad in Japan: Understanding the Japanese Mindset: 3 key concepts

May 2nd, 2018

47:56

From the new desk of Chris Broad and the sunglasses of Pete Donaldson, a brand new podcast in which we explore the Japanese mindset and why planning a party can be occasionally confusing.  


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Abroad in Japan: Your questions answered!

April 25th, 2018

43:48

Pete pulls his favourite questions off the Abroad In Japan fax machine and fires them at our boy out East.


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2 weeks in Japan | Ultimate Travel Itinerary

April 18th, 2018

50:35

Chris gives us his best itinerary ideas for a couple of weeks in Japan. Warning: contains Tokyo bananas.

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Abroad in Japan: Life as a vlogger (and radio DJ)

April 11th, 2018

51:11

Our boy in Sendai gives us the lowdown on how to achieve YouTube stardom, or at the very least how not to go crazy when you're living off supermarket ramen. 


We talk tattoos, Tokyo Game Show and mid-air katana battles. 


Abroad in Japan: Myths about Japan!

April 4th, 2018

52:30

Chris and Pete are back and are taking on some Japanese myths head on. Are the people really that friendly? Do you need to know the language to get around? 


Pete learns the Japanese word for liver, and a man performs the …

Abroad in Japan: 12 Amazing facts about Japan!

March 28th, 2018

51:00

Chris astounds Pete with some astounding knowledge bombs - including Ronald McDonald's Japanese name and the festival of the steel phallus...


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Abroad in Japan : Six things we'd change about Japan!

March 21st, 2018

47:27

Mummified men, fax machines and outdoor drinking all get a once over in this week's episode - and Chris makes an obscene admission about his love for Pocari Sweat. 


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Abroad In Japan : Natsuki and the Japanese love hotel!

March 14th, 2018

46:22

Natsuki and the Japanese love hotel! 


Chris and Pete (and Natsuki) get all cozy as they take a look at Japanese love hotel culture. 


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Abroad In Japan : Why is everything so small?

March 7th, 2018

46:51

Chris and Pete are back and talking all things tiny...  


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Abroad In Japan : Japanese Policemen and Beatboxing Teachers!

February 28th, 2018

33:23

This week on the Abroad In Japan podcast Chris earns himself a speeding ticket and Pete finds himself explaining Tums to the Po. Chris beatboxes for some reason. Just listen, won't you?

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Abroad In Japan : Food!

February 21st, 2018

41:05

This week on the show Chris and Pete talk all things dinner. Why good sushi is hard to find, how one might lose weight over there and where is Natsuki the movie?

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Abroad In Japan: Valentines Day!

February 14th, 2018

45:47

In the inaugural Abroad In Japan podcast, Chris Broad and his less-than trusty sidekick Pete Donaldson do their best to answer some truly important …

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