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Mar 27, 2020

On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: Was Momotarō a thief?

Topics Discussed

  • The folktale/fairy tale of Momotarō
  • Whether Peach Boy is a good English title for Momotarō
  • How old the story of Momotarō is
  • Kunio Yanagita
  • The most common motifs of the Momotarō story
  • Some of the many variations that exist of the story...


Mar 17, 2020

On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What are your Japanese studying tips?

Topics Discussed

  • How and why Tony and Ryan started studying Japanese
  • The structure of Japanese
  • Strategies and tips for studying Japanese and any foreign language
  • The difficult part about learning Japanese
  • Whether Japanese is a complex...


Mar 6, 2020

On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: What was it like in Fukushima during the Tohoku earthquake?

Note: This is part two of a two part series. If you have not listened to part one, you should go back and listen to it first.

Topics Discussed

  • What it was like being in Iwaki City, Fukushima in the days following the...