Part 1 of 2 of a very special episode recorded in my hometown of Los Angeles with my 3 best friends. Among other things we discuss Japan's dark underbelly, including the red light industry and the Yakuza.
Living abroad you gain a fascinating perspective on what the rest of the world thinks of your home country. I discuss 4 images of America that I've heard a number of times from the mouths of Japanese people. Don't shoot the messenger!
Winter is the best time to visit a Japanese onsen (hot spring). I share some fun experiences & provide helpful tips. It's a great show to listen to if you too have ever felt compelled to be naked in a room full of naked strangers.