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Coercion

Coercion

October 30, 2019

Episode 65: Ocean Evers-Peete, also known by his music artist name, Dot.Kai, returns to the podcast to share a personal story about dealing with police and Japan's legal system. Ocean takes us through the details of what was suppose to be a fun night out with friends, but turned into a horrific year-long drama which includes being interrogated. He also shares a few lessons learned from this bad experience, which can be helpful for foreigners visiting and living in Japan. 

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Check out Dot.Kai on Dosing's latest album titled "Dreaming of Sleeping".

 

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Dating in Tokyo

Dating in Tokyo

October 1, 2019

Episode 61: Chalice and Bri, both American women and Tokyo residents for 5 plus years, spill the tea about dating in Tokyo. We discuss their preferences in men, and dating Japanese men versus foreign men. 

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Bri - @tokyoburi

 

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Kenyan Super Mom

Kenyan Super Mom

September 17, 2019

Episode 59: Dr. Harriet Ocharo is a Research Scientist for a Japanese multinational conglomerate company, and she is also a single parent. Prior to moving to Tokyo, Dr. Harriet relocated from Kenya to rural Japan to study for a PhD in Information Science at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST). 

Studying abroad is quite common; what is not common is doing this while raising a child in a foreign country. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Harriet about her life in Japan as a single parent. 

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Marketing Beauty & Lifestyle

Marketing Beauty & Lifestyle

July 30, 2019

Episode 56: Chioma Anyalewechi is Founder and Director of An-yal, a digital marketing company in Tokyo, Japan. In this episode, we have a fun chat with Chioma about backpacking in 23 countries, teaching English at prestigious Japanese companies, and starting her own company. 

[Raw Urban Mobile Podcast rebranded to Tokyo Speaks Podcast on Mar 7, 2020]

 

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The Father-Son Dynamic

The Father-Son Dynamic

July 24, 2019

Episode 55: Thom Peace is a consultant, English teacher, and owner of DC English. Lloyd Peace is a consultant, English teacher, and seasoned IT professional with over 20 years of sales and program management experience. 

Lloyd (father) and Thom (son) have a dynamic personal and professional relationship, as father-and-son business partners. In this episode, we discuss their combined 25 years in the Education industry and their companies DC English and Peace Works Japan

[Raw Urban Mobile Podcast rebranded to Tokyo Speaks Podcast on Mar 7, 2020]

 

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Hip-Hop Culture: Tokyo

Hip-Hop Culture: Tokyo

July 18, 2019

Episode 54: Mega and Late, hosts of the Mega Late Show, teamed up several years ago to create a platform that highlights local and traveling music artists, producers, and talented individuals in Tokyo's Hip-Hop community. This dynamic podcast duo has interviewed notable music artists and producers such as Hip-Hop legend Marly Marl, N'Dea Davenport, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge of the band "The Midnight Hour" (who are also members of the legendary Hip Hop group A Tribe Called Quest) to name a few. In this episode, we chat with Mega and Late about their podcast and various things related to Hip Hop culture in Tokyo. 

[Raw Urban Mobile Podcast rebranded to Tokyo Speaks Podcast on Mar 7, 2020]

 

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Nigerian Born

Nigerian Born

July 9, 2019

Episode 53: Bukky Odejobi is Founder and Creative Director of Awa'Tori. Awa'Tori's mission is to bridge gaps in creative industries between African and Asian markets. Serah Alabi is a fashion graduate and freelance photographer. Serah will have her first photo exhibition in Tokyo on July 26.

Both Bukky (Nigerian-Canadian) and Serah (Nigerian-German) were born in Nigeria but emigrated to different countries. We bring these ladies together for a chat about their Nigerian roots, growing up in Canada and Germany, and their endeavors in Japan. Serah and Bukky didn't know each other prior to this podcast.

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Serah Alabi - Website | Instagram

 

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Why I Left My Dream Job

Why I Left My Dream Job

July 2, 2019

Episode 52: In her early 20s, Jasmine Griner (a.k.a Enlightize), worked at the World Bank Group, which she said was her dream job; however, Jasmine reached a point when she decided to move on—leaving behind a lucrative career—to follow in the footsteps of her grandma. In this episode, we learn how her grandma (and parents) influenced her journey at a young age. 

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Dreaming of Sleeping

Dreaming of Sleeping

June 25, 2019

Episode 51: Dosing (short for Dreaming of Sleeping) are a Tokyo-based collective of artists and musicians creating forward-thinking art and music. We chat with three members of the crew—Steffen Yoshiki, Calumecs, and Dot.Kai—about the group’s music, individual projects, and the underground music scenes in Tokyo and Asia. 

[Raw Urban Mobile Podcast rebranded to Tokyo Speaks Podcast on Mar 7, 2020]

 

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Princess of Japanese Girly Fashion

Princess of Japanese Girly Fashion

June 11, 2019

Episode 49: Ebony Bowens is a Japanese fashion enthusiast, who works in the entertainment sector as a singer/performer. Ebony joins us to talk about girly fashion styles from Japan; the importance for women of color to be given equal opportunity and positive representation in Japanese society; and inspiring women to embrace their femininity. She details her experiences in the U.S. and Japan in regards to the aforementioned subjects. 

[Raw Urban Mobile Podcast rebranded to Tokyo Speaks Podcast on Mar 7, 2020]

 

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Icon Andre Mizrahi

Icon Andre Mizrahi

June 4, 2019

Episode 48: Icon Andre Mizrahi, Founding Father of the House of Mizrahi, is one of the most notable figures of underground ballroom culture, which was started in NYC by the Black and Hispanic LGBT community. Not only has he achieved the highest status of "Icon" for his fierce competitiveness, awards, and leadership; Andre has inspired others around the world, including Konomi Shishido, who's better known as the Legendary Mother Koppi Mizrahi. 

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ON-1: Building a Creative Community

ON-1: Building a Creative Community

May 29, 2019

Episode 47: Jimi Okelana is Founder and CEO of ON-1, Inc. ON-1 is an interactive, multimedia event and production team established in the heart of Shibuya. In this episode, Jimi shares the many twists and turns of his professional career, which included attending graduate school in Japan. He also talks about why it was important for him to get a Japanese "seal of approval", as he strives to build an innovative and sustainable creative community driven by tech, fashion, art and music in Tokyo.

[Raw Urban Mobile Podcast rebranded to Tokyo Speaks Podcast on Mar 7, 2020]

 

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