GPod Episode #6: Favorite Apps for Living in Japan

GPod Episode #6 -

The GPod:
GaijinPot's Anthony Joh and AkihabaraNews' Reno J. Tibke

Today we present episode #6 of GaijinPot's GPod, hosted by veteran podcaster Anthony Joh, joined by AkihabaraNews' editor Reno J. Tibke. The GPod is a weekly podcast covering the latest news, special events, and lifestyle features here in Tokyo. GPod hosts and guests share their unique professional, cultural, and everyday life experiences in Japan.

GPod Episode #6: 
This week Anthony and Reno discuss the smartphone/tablet apps that make life in Japan easier, more fun, and more productive. 
The team also covers a few frequently visited, mobile-accessible websites. 

  • Language Apps: Japanese, Midori, CamDictionary, etc.
  • Transportation Apps: Hyperdia, Japan Trains, 後何分?, etc.
  • Social Apps: Line, Beer in Japan, Foodspotting, etc.

So, whether you're an experienced ex-pat, new to Japan, on your way here, or of you're just curious  - wherever you call home - about new ways to make use of your portable telecommunications superdevice, chances are there will be something here for you!


Subscribe: SoundCloudStream at Gaijinpot

• • •

About GPod Host Anthony Joh:
Anthony Joh has been a business savvy entrepreneur ever since his first venture selling newspapers at the age of 9. After getting the travel bug he sold his successful auto detailing business and took off on a European adventure to indulge in his passion for classic sports cars. Having lived in various parts of North America, Europe and Asia, Anthony now calls Japan home and can be heard every week on the GPod podcast.

About GPod Contributor Reno J. Tibke:
Reno is a pathologically tech-obsessed purveyor of multi-format Technosnark©®™ who's been bouncing back and forth from the U.S. to Japan for 13 years. He's an Editor & Content Curator at AkihabaraNews, and if you really want to know more about that guy, jump through to his bio

About GaijinPot:
For those abroad who might not be hip, GaijinPot is the portal for jobs, studying, and travel in Japan; statistically speaking, it's safe to say that pretty much all non-Japanese job seekers in Japan have browsed GaijinPot or posted a resume/CV on the site.

• • •


Related Articles

AkihabaraNews on The Kong Show: Top 10 J-Tech & Culture, and the Dude from Boston!

AkihabaraNews' Editor Reno J. Tibke Talks Tech on The Kong Show Podcast
Though we're currently taking a break from producing our own podcasts, we do dispatch to spread the tech word on others!

JT Tech Show Featuring

The JT Tech Show with Reno J. Tibke, Presented by Japan Today

(LIVE PODCAST) Disrupting Japan: Celebrating a Year of Tokyo Startup News
Disrupting Japan is Tokyo's preeminent English-language J-startup podcast. On September 2, in celebration of a solid year online, Tim will record a live show in Roppongi - the event is open to the public, conducted in English, includes a Q & A session, and promises to be one of the best networking opportunities we’ve seen this year.
Disrupting Japan Episode 9: Masanori Hashimoto from NuLab (PODCAST)
If you're interested in Japanese startup/VC culture or just business in general, Disrupting Japan offers ground-level access to a movement many consider the cornerstone, if not the foundation of Japan's future economy. Check out episode 9, where we meet NuLab's Masanori Hashimoto, the "hardest working slacker in Fukuoka!"
Disrupting Japan Episode 11: Japan’s Seeds of Disruption (PODCAST)
How did Japan go from being the world’s engine of disruptive innovation to being the developed nation most resistant to disruption? Things are starting to change, and a small handful of entrepreneurs are embracing the modern spirit of disruptive innovation. These startups will be the key to Japan’s next economic boom.
EVENT REMINDER: The 'Disrupting Japan' Podcast Live Show in Roppongi
We're less than a week away! In celebration of a solid year online, the Disrupting Japan podcast will record a live show in Roppongi - the event is open to the public, conducted in English, includes a Q & A session, and promises to be one of the best networking opportunities we’ve seen this year.
AkihabaraNews on The Kong Show: Top 5 J-Tech & Culture (VIDEO PODCAST) -
Radio veteran Kamasami Kong's The Kong Show has morphed from a traditional audio affair into a much shorter, choose your own adventure listen-or-watch video podcast (we cringe at the words “vlog” or “vodcast”). The show is partially subtitled with quips from the hosts, and totally enjoyable whether watched or listened.