More sports talk this week! We talk about our experience watching the Euro finals at the pub, the unfortunate behavior of the football fans, and the recent gaffe made by the IOC chief. We also talk about an *interesting* 🤔 advice column on the Guardian involving a woman complaining about her dull sex life. #AskJoanna: … More #176: Chinese people– I mean Japanese…
Happy July! We talk about how we celebrated the 4th of July in England, why COVID restrictions are easing amidst rising cases, and the recent controversy over the racist remarks made by French soccer stars Griezmann and Dembele. #AskJoanna: If YOU have any questions about being in a mixed-race, culture, or diet relationship, or about … More #175: Controversy over French soccer stars mocking Japanese staff
This week on the podcast, we discuss: My new obsession with Euros Condomgate at the Tokyo Olympics Vaccine discounts at Japanese hotels The Matt Hancock scandal, and how to know who ‘the one’ is #AskJoanna: If YOU have any questions about being in a mixed-race, culture, or diet relationship, or about living abroad, please leave … More #174: Condomgate, Matt Hancock
This week on the podcast: The dentist saga continues No shouting allowed at the Tokyo Olympics The rapid expansion of Japanese foodtech company Next Meats Our very first Newlyweds Game segment #AskJoanna: If YOU have any questions about being in a mixed-race, culture, or diet relationship, or about living abroad, please leave me a DM … More #173: Is it wrong to call vegan meat “meat”?
It’s been a week of firsts! First dentist experience in London, first vaccination, first migraine. We also talk about why rape in Sweden is so high, my meltdown at work, why saying things out loud is so important, and how imposter syndrome has affected my relationships. #AskJoanna: If YOU have any questions about being in … More #172: Meltdown at work, Imposter syndrome
Chris Harrison is no longer the host of the bachelor! What are the statistics for sexual violence and sexual harassment in the UK vs Japan? Is there any difference? Also, Joseph talks about how his rebel personality sometimes gets in the way of doing what’s good for him. #AskJoanna: If YOU have any questions about … More #171: Chris Harrison, Sexual Harassment in UK vs Japan, Rebel Personality
We start the episode with a discussion about the different dress codes in the UK vs Japan, and how British people seem to be able to live more freely. We then go into our weekend in Wales – our thoughts on Cardiff, hiking the highest peak in south Wales, and our disappointing castle visit. #AskJoanna: … More #170: Scantily clad British people & our weekend in Wales
It’s been one year since George Floyd’s death. We talk about what has changed in the past year, and what we think is to come. We then share an update on Joseph’s 6:30 AM workout challenge (spoiler alert: it’s not going well). We also take a trip down “food memory” lane, where we recall meals/food … More #169: Food Memories, Workout Challenge, George Floyd
We start the episode by talking about our one-week challenge. In order to kick-start healthier habits for Joseph, we are waking up at 6:30 AM every day this week to work out. This leads into a discussion about purpose, and whether one’s sense of purpose/passion changes over time. Given all the protests and demonstrations going … More #168: Are protests meaningless?
Spring is slooowly springing in the UK, finally! We start the episode by talking about sex education in Japan, and my different experiences getting the birth control pill in Japan vs the UK. We then dive into some of the things we didn’t know about until moving here– types of food, grammar rules, and everyday … More #167: Getting birth control in the UK vs Japan // Things that only exist in the UK