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Ichimon Japan: A Podcast by Japankyo.com

Jul 6, 2020

On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What are your favorite places to visit in Osaka?

Topics Discussed

  • A basic overview of the main areas of Osaka
  • Osaka's best burrito place: El Zocalo
  • Osaka Castle and Osaka Castle Park
  • The Umeda Area
  • Yodobashi Camera
  • The Minami area
  • Universal Studios Japan and its Cool Japan...


Jun 25, 2020

On this episode of Ichimon Japan we finish off the discussion on seppuku that we started in episode 18 with two very interesting examples of people cutting themselves open.

Topics Discussed

  • General Maresuke Nogi
  • The death by (kind of sanctioned?) seppuku of General Nogi Maresuke
  • The cork-sized plugs found in General...


Jun 18, 2020

On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What is seppuku?

Topics Discussed

  • A breakdown of the word seppuku
  • A breakdown of the word hara-kiri
  • Whether "hara-kiri" is a term used only by foreigners
  • The glorification and beautification of seppuku
  • The history and origin of seppuku/belly cutting
  • The differences between the...


Jun 7, 2020

On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: Why do Japanese people love Hawaii so much?

Topics Discussed

  • Why Hawaii is such a popular travel destination among Japanese travelers
  • How many Japanese people came to Hawaii in 2019
  • How the amount of Japanese travelers to Hawaii compares to the amount of travelers from other...


May 26, 2020

On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: Can sexy things give you anime style nosebleeds?

Topics Discussed

  • Whether getting sexually aroused causes nosebleeds
  • What it would be like if people in the real world had explosive nosebleeds like in anime
  • The idea that eating large amounts of chocolate causes nosebleeds
  • The...