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Author: Norm Nakamura

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Adventure, hidden secrets, cultural discovery, as well as how to get to, and enjoy Japan from near or far. A podcast for everyone. Weekly podcast-exclusive topics, as well as going in-depth on topics covered on the Tokyo Lens YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/TokyoLens).

!!!WARNING!!!
This podcast is a 100% unfiltered, nearly-unedited, rable-a-thon where we get distracted, go off topic, and just enjoy a great time getting lost in thought together!
You've been warned (^_-)

Welcome to the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura.
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Been thinking about moving out of Tokyo lately... Perhaps its been all the camping (which we cover in great detail in this episode) or perhaps its just the appeal of a new lifestyle and adventure. Oh... This episode is mostly about Camping in Japan because.... it's awesome! Welcome to another episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura. Patreon (secret podcast, videos, discord, secret instagram): www.patreon.com/TokyoLens The Fire Pit: https://amzn.to/33yOdAL The campsites~ The Danger: https://goo.gl/maps/egZD7moTNaoRyg5p7  Near the Shrine: https://goo.gl/maps/f8ihujYWxVtarKeh9  The Best One: https://goo.gl/maps/HpmuYLPx1eSSNPVc6 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Explore Always | The Tokyo Lens Lineup: https://teespring.com/stores/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Tokyo Lens Links YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
We spent the night in an abandoned Japanese elementary school, but we weren't alone... A man lives there. This is the story of how we came to meet him For those asking how they can support the Tokyo Lens Podcast (as well as find a whole SECRET Podcast....): patreon.com/TokyoLens ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Join Me: https://teespring.com/stores/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Tokyo Lens Links YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
I've long spoken of the "right way" to move to Japan, and today we are looking at a couple. They have offered to share their time with us and their experiences in the hopes that maybe others can learn from their successes and mistakes~ And what's more... is they have a podcast of their own! https://podcasts.apple.com/jp/podcast/tokyo-adventures/id1519201436 For those asking how they can support the Tokyo Lens Podcast (as well as find a whole SECRET Podcast....): patreon.com/TokyoLens ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tokyo Lens Prints! www.redbubble.com/people/tokyolens You can find ALL my Gear (Camera/Audio/Editing) Here: www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens ------------------------ Podcast recorded on this: amzn.to/2DbOcpe Videos Filmed on this: amzn.to/2eYRvX0 Edited on this: amzn.to/2mqxTLN With this lens. amzn.to/2u8YgHY And this Mic: amzn.to/2uO5wuG also, my page has some Japanese Snacks! www.amazon.com/shop/tokyolens -------------------------------------------- Tokyo Lens Links YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
I genuinely don't even know where to start with this episode description... Talking about everything from Giving talks, to Jun's future career... We're sitting down with Rachel and Jun In this episode of The At Home Show by Norm Nakamura's Tokyo Lens, we are sitting down at home with some old friends, kicking back, and having a great time! Rachel and Jun info: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/rachelandjun https://www.youtube.com/user/JunsKitchen Twitter: https://twitter.com/RachelAndJun Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelandjun The At Home Show - All Videos Available Here: + discord, secret instagram, hidden podcast, and more! https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens [Video Watchers Tier] -------------------------------------------   YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
The ironic part is the timing that this episode is being released... This episode covers everything from kicking off and adventure in Japan to... well I guess you're just going to have to listen and find out! This week on the At Home Show by Norm Nakamura of the Tokyo Lens Podcast, we are sitting down with Victor from Frame of Travel and talking Adventure! Victors Stuff!! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frameoftravel Twitter: https://twitter.com/frameoftravel YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSRd9L70DKnvPY9Jsc4_lmA The At Home Show - All Videos Available Here: + discord, secret instagram, hidden podcast, and more! https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens [Video Watchers Tier] -------------------------------------------   YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
I didn't know half of this stuff existed~ And I have honestly stopped keeping track of the things I have learned from Emma over the years. Today on the At Home Show by Norm Nakamura and the Tokyo Lens Podcast, we are sitting down with Emma from Tokidoki Traveller! All About Emma: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAKZ2vtm_-hfqeCGTNNbZqA Twitter: https://twitter.com/TokidokiEmma Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tokidokitraveller The At Home Show - All Videos Available Here: + discord, secret instagram, hidden podcast, and more! https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens [Video Watchers Tier] -------------------------------------------   YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
If you've ever wanted to know how to find those real-life ghibli-esque areas in Japan... this episode is for you. Every now and then, something that doesn't seem possible or even real, can work it's way into becoming your normal. In this weeks episode of the At Home Show by Norm Nakamura of Tokyo Lens, we are sitting down with Surudenise. The artist who got all the artwork going for this entire series!  Denise's Info https://www.surudenise.com https://www.instagram.com/surudenise https://twitter.com/surudenise https://society6.com/surudenise The At Home Show - All Videos Available Here: + discord, secret instagram, hidden podcast, and more! https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens [Video Watchers Tier] -------------------------------------------   YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
Some days that next trip to Japan probably feels like just a fantasy. Today might be one of those days. But a little planning and excitement never hurt anyone! So today, we’re going deep on how to plan that next trip to Japan. In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we talk planning! And set up for the next series of episodes of the At Home Show! This next series features, Surudenise, Frame of Travel, Tokidoki Traveller, and Rachel & Jun! All coming soon. For Full-video versions of the At Home Show, a Secret Instagram, Discord, and a Whole Extra Podcast... https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens [Videos: Full-Adventurer Tier] THE AT HOME SHOW NOW HAS CUSTOM MUGS! (**Spoiler Alert: The Patreon Adventure is More Fun lol**) https://bit.ly/AtHomeShowMug ---------- First Day in Japan https://anchor.fm/tokyolens/episodes/Your-First-Day-in-Japan---A-Guide-e7ss5v About Japan Wifi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZObDzbkccmg -------------------------------------------   YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
Living in the countryside of Japan, things flow just a little differently. Sometimes so differently that you find yourself standing in a rice field at 2 am with a game console in your hand....  In this episode of The At Home Show by Norm Nakamura, we are sitting down and talking to Sharla about life, Japan, and so much more! Also... might not have actually been gaming in a rice field at 2 am, but... you'll get it when you listen! ALL ABOUT SHARLA: https://www.youtube.com/sharlainjapan https://twitter.com/heyitssharla https://www.instagram.com/heyitssharla Fukuoka Vid 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTwfGYbsEeA Fukuoka Vid 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEvMlwvKOCk The At Home Show - All Videos Available Here: https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens [Video Watchers Tier] -------------------------------------------   YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
Sitting down with Abroad in Japan to talk about where he would start over if he had to, crazy road trips, crashed drones, and the best places to eat on the country! Welcome to the At Home Show, a podcast series hosted by Norm Nakamura of Tokyo Lens All About Abroad in Japan (Chris) https://www.youtube.com/abroadinjapan https://twitter.com/AbroadInJapan https://www.instagram.com/abroadinjapan https://play.acast.com/s/abroadinjapan https://www.abroadinjapan.com/ https://www.patreon.com/abroadinjapan   The At Home Show - All Videos Available Here: https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens [Video Watchers Tier] -------------------------------------------   YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
Japan has some strange taxi's... Karaoke taxis, Drift taxi's and more! And they are covered among topics like why Osaka's backstreets are NOTHING like Tokyo's, and many other topics. On today's The At Home Show Episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we are sitting down with Hannah from Currently Hannah! Bingo Card Vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnLqh... Solo Travel Vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7q74... 1 Week in Japan Vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRXOI... Hannah's YouTube:  https://bit.ly/CurHannahYT Hannah's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/currently.h... All Full Video At Home Show Episodes Available Here: https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens [Tier: Video Watchers]  -------------------------------------------   YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
I wish I knew this back in my job hunting days... Born and raised in Japan's countryside, Sherry owns and runs somewhere around 500 companies (this may be a slight exaggeration), and in this episode, we talk about getting a job in Japan and what its like to be born and raised in the countryside!  Welcome to the At Home Show. A series on the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura.  Starting a Business in Japan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6tkGAh717Y Dogens  Train Vid: https://twitter.com/dogen/status/1159760479243382784?lang=ca  Sherry's YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/SherryYT  Sherry's Twitter: https://twitter.com/sherry_in_ehime Sherry's  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sherryberry_in_ehime/  All Full Video At Home Show Episodes Available Here: https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens [Tier: Video Watchers]  -------------------------------------------   YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
There is a city in Japan seemingly dedicated to youth culture. Where business pop-up and then fail, and nobody bats an eye. A place where a fair sized apartment will cost you what a closet would cost in Tokyo, and where the nightlife never seems to stop. Ever. And that is where we are going today. In today's At Home Show episode of the Tokyo Lens podcast, we are sitting down with Micaela and talking everything from pet ownership, to why Fukuoka just might be THE place to live! Listen to this first! https://anchor.fm/tokyolens/episodes/At-Home-With-Us-Here-in-Japan--NEW-SERIES-The-At-Home-Show-by-Tokyo-Lens---Episode-00-edbtb7 All About Micaela! https://www.youtube.com/user/Ciaela https://www.instagram.com/mikaeradesu https://www.instagram.com/fukuoka.eats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9alrHG_Sc4 All Full Video At Home Show Episodes Available Here: https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens [Tier: Video Watchers] -------------------------------------------  YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
I wish I knew these tips when I started learning Japanese. But the point is we know now! And better even yet... is that this is really just a starting point! In today's At Home Show episode of the Tokyo Lens podcast we are traveling down to Beppu in Kyushu to talk to a good friend and even better Japanese teacher... Dogen! All About The Dogen! https://twitter.com/dogen https://www.youtube.com/user/Dogen https://www.patreon.com/dogen All Full Video At Home Show Episodes Available Here: https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens [Tier: Video Watchers] -------------------------------------------  YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
Before we can fully kick off the At Home Show, we wanted to make sure that we took a bit of time to acknowledge the current world state. You see, in the episodes to follow, our goal is to take a break from the world and everything going on in it, so we actively choose not to discuss this topic in any of the episodes after this one. Let's just say that this episode, is one for the history books. On this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura we are starting off by sharing the situations and experiences of each of the creators in the intial run of the At Home Show. Starting down in Beppu and working our way up as high as Morioka, Japan, we talk to creators from all over the country who share their experiences. Looking for the rest of the At Home Show? It will be coming out in pieces at random times over the weeks and months to come! Don't want to wait that long? Its *ALL* available right now, here on Patreon (along with a whole extra Secret Podcast & videos): https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens ------------------------------------- The At Home Show Features:  Dogen: https://bit.ly/DogenYT Micaela: https://bit.ly/MicaelaYT Sherry: https://bit.ly/SherryYT Currenty Hannah: https://bit.ly/CurHannahYT Tokyo Lens: http://bit.ly/TokyoLens Chris (Abroad in Japan): https://bit.ly/AbroadinJapanYT Sharla: https://bit.ly/SharlaYT Tokyo Lens: ------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
6+ hours of podcasts starts right here! We are traveling across Japan from Beppu, up to the North of Japan!! Welcome to Episode 0 of The At Home Show. The goal is simple; Take a bit of a break from the world, and if we can, fill our ears and our time with something a little more positive. On this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura we are switching things up a bit and kicking off a Journey all across the country of Japan~ This is the first installment in a multi-part series to come out over the next couple of months! Grab a coffee or a tea and relax! Its *ALL* available right now, here on Patreon (along with a whole extra Secret Podcast & videos): https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens ------------------------------------- The At Home Show Features:  Dogen: https://bit.ly/DogenYT Micaela: https://bit.ly/MicaelaYT Sherry: https://bit.ly/SherryYT Currenty Hannah: https://bit.ly/CurHannahYT Tokyo Lens: http://bit.ly/TokyoLens Chris (Abroad in Japan): https://bit.ly/AbroadinJapanYT Sharla: https://bit.ly/SharlaYT Tokyo Lens: ------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
Don't Miss This One!! 3 Budget Japan Hacks to change it all! Before putting this together, I decided to double check and see what is out there... and was surprised that I didn't find these. Maybe... they're too obvious! Or maybe... They're so good that nobody wants to share! In this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura, we are talking about 3 Hacks to travel Japan on the cheap! My Favorite Internet Cafe: https://www.bagus-99.com/internet_cafe/ ------ Want more podcast episodes? There's a whole Second Podcast over on Patreon!  https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
Whether it be because they will change your cultural experience, or simply because they are absolutely delicious, these are thefoods that you MUST try while you are in Japan. Today on the Tokyo Lens podcast by Norm Nakamura, we are covering a topic that is LONG overdue... The best foods Japan has to offer. Let's call this Part 1! Want more podcast episodes? There's a whole second podcast over on Patreon!  https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
The world kind of sucks right now, and with everything going on, I wanted to put together an episode where we could just hang out and spend some time together. Sharing a bit of insight into life in Tokyo Japan right now and talking about how I am using these days~ PS - so happy to have the podcast back up and running!! Want more podcast episodes? There's a whole second podcast over on Patreon!  https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
It's not all fun and games. And this time... I lost out big. Come spend a full day with me as I share a bit of the behind the scenes of life and work in Tokyo, Japan in this episode of the Tokyo Lens Podcast by Norm Nakamura. Want more podcast episodes? Come hang out over on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TokyoLens This episode is based on one of the most popular episodes of 2019. You can listen to it right here: https://anchor.fm/tokyolens/episodes/Spending-A-Day-in-Tokyo--SPECIAL-EDITION-EPISODE-e2vnub -------------------------------------------- YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TokyoLens Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Tokyo_Lens Instagram: www.Instagram.com/Tokyo_one Facebook: www.facebook.com/TokyoLens/ Twitch: www.twitch.tv/tokyolens Business Inquiries: www.NormNakamura.com
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Hubert Wong (Hubes)

Love all the learning tips! And I can't wait for the other episodes. I am hoping that there will be part 2 with Dogen! Love your work, Norm!

May 7th
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Hubert Wong (Hubes)

Hi Norm, first of all, I like to thank you for putting up such inspirational podcast! My name is Hubert, and I live in Australia. I first came across your work from a YouTube video that Sharla and you did awhile ago, featuring that candy shop Ebisu Dagashi Bar! I would love to go there one day! I had been to Japan many times, but I just didn't discover Chris, Sharla, Tokyo Creative and yourself any sooner. I would have so much more fun visiting Japan! Sorry for babbling about, just wanted to thank you again for the inspiration for not breaking the chain like Jerry Seinfeld, so that we could be in Japan through your lens! I am a subscriber of your YouTube channel, and had only found your podcast via your latest video, was contemplating whether I should listen from the beginning, and I had made the right choice! I don't know whether you would read a comment from a podcast a few years back, but I just wanted to show my gratitude for your inspirational podcast! Love your work! Hubert

Apr 29th
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Can Zorbilmez

I will use this even in the future

Oct 12th
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WMLAMONT

Clearly the WHO have never been to a big city in China 😂

Sep 5th
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Alex h

keep up the good work Norm.

May 20th
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Sandie May

I have learnt something else about you now 😊

Mar 24th
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Ocean Lover

Wow, I had so much fun listening to this! (stayed up until almost 1 am in fact). But one day, I want to move to Japan and Matsuyama is one of the ideas I'm entertaining. I would love to hear more about it and if there are any other Matsuyama or Ehime based YouTubers, could you send me some? Keep up the great work with your podcasts! They're awesome.

Dec 22nd
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Andrew W

Good stuff Norm

Dec 20th
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Cupi Man

Hey, Norm is great motivational speaker he is calm and inspiring person. His podcasts are truly relaxing experience and topics that make us think. I recommend to hear about his life in Tokyo.

Jul 19th
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