We start the show on a sonic journey through Tokyo. Not the entire city mind you – there are so many unique sounds that we could fill up the Internet with all the recordings. What I want to focus on in this episode of the show are the sounds you hear regularly – everyday – in Tokyo, which seep in to one’s consciousness because they become so routine. Yet, to foreign ears – they can be fascinating!
After we explore what sounds like Tokyo, we visit with someone who knows the sounds of Nara! Janne Forsyth moved to Japan from Canada 13 years ago, and now calls the Kansai region home. We talk about living as an ex-pat and how Kansai differs from Tokyo in a great conversation over coffee!
In the show notes :
- Do you know anyone looking for an all-wheel-drive vehicle for the winter back in Saskatchewan? My SUV is for sale.
- Check out some 7-Eleven TV commercials. Yes – the food is as mouthwateringly good as it looks.
- Yodobashi Camera has a pretty extensive online store.
- Here’s the skinny from The Japan Times on the 5pm bell.