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  • Japan’s Night Trains: The Izumo Sunrise Express ★ ONLY in JAPAN #32

    Japan’s Night Trains: The Izumo Sunrise Express ★ ONLY in JAPAN #32

    Night trains! That’s right. Japan has a few of them left.From Tokyo, there is one that departs daily, and if you arrive in Japan with a JR Rail Pass you can ride it – with no additional cost. That means you save on a night at a hotel while enjoying the sights of the Japanese countryside. Talk about killing two birds with one stone! Departing at 10pm daily, the Sunrise Izumo & Sunrise Seto is Tokyo’s last daily night train.The […]

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  • The 7th floor in the Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel in Kabukicho. It's a hotel near Golden Gai.

    Tokyo Capsule Hotel Experience ★ ONLY in JAPAN

    There are many reasons to stay at a capsule hotel. Perhaps you missed your last train, worked too long or just plain got drunk and need somewhere to crash. For tourists visiting Japan, there’s one reason in particular. It’s an amazing only in japan experience on the cheap! Let’s face it, you’ve got to stay somewhere! One of the most popular capsule hotels in Japan is the Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel in Shinjuku’s Kabukicho neighbourhood. Shinjuku Golden Gai is only […]

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  • TBS ひるおび 2014年07月31日

    TBS ひるおび 2014年07月31日

    I appeared on TBS ひるおび program on 07/31/2014 to talk about the increase in foreign tourists, especially from China and how foreigners want to “do” things in Japan, not just “see” things. ひるおび (Hiruobi) is a live broadcast and I was a little nervous at first, but the host Megumi-san was very nice and I saw it as a conversation not a TV appearance. TBS sent a private car to pick me up from my house! That was really amazing! […]

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  • 雑誌「プレジデント」で、なんと孫正義さんの英語プレゼンを分析しちゃいました


    John Daub (ジョン・ドーブ) and Nishito Akiko (西任 暁子) broke down Masayoshi Son’s speech and highlight his strong points and weak points. Giving a key note speech, presentation or talk to a group in English requires connecting with the audience. It’s important to understand the culture of the people you are talking to. As Softbank extends more and more into the USA and turns around stuggling mobile network company SPRINT, Son’s role as CEO and leader will require bridging Japan and […]

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  • John Daub at TEDxTokyo Teachers in 2013 Setting Silly Goals

    John Daub at TEDxTokyo Teachers: Set Silly Dreams

    John Daub spoke at TEDxTOKYO TEACHERS 2013 about his trip from Japan to the top of Kilimanjaro … with a can of coffee. He enjoyed drinking GEORGIA’S KILIMANJARO 50/50 canned coffee so much that it inspired him to set an unusual goal of taking a can of that coffee “home” to the top of Africa’s highest peak. Along the way, he met many fantastic people and had tons of little adventures. The point of the talk: Achieving or reaching the […]

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  • ジョン・ドーブ in 産經新聞

    ジョン・ドーブ in 産經新聞

        On January 8, 2014, my program 「Only in Japan」was featured in Japan’s Sankei Shinbun (Newspaper) In Tokyo, the story landed on the front page. In Osaka (See below) the story had a photo from the “Amazing Japanese Toilet” Episode. It was a huge honor to be featured! See more on the ONLY in JAPAN website Newspaper Article: http://onlyinjapan.tv/産経新聞-only-in-japan-newspaper/ TBS ひるおび feature: http://onlyinjapan.tv/only-in-japan-on-tbs-ひるおび

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  • WAO! Corporation ワオ・コーポレーション

    WAO! Corporation ワオ・コーポレーション

    From 12/2012 Weblish has been working with WAO! Corporation to produce Japanese Subculture videos for their new channel WAO! 流〈RYU〉JAPAN John Daub created and produced the「ONLY in JAPAN」program brand which was used by WAO! to highlight Japan’s uniqueness from the point-of-view of a Japanese foreign resident. The contract expired on 10/30/2013 and the show is the property of John Daub and Weblish. Production for ONLY in JAPAN continues in 2014 with a new sponsor. The show has been a big […]

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  • The Japanese Toilet

    The Amazing Japanese Toilet 「ONLY in JAPAN」

    ▽▲The Amazing Japanese Toilet▲▽ The Japanese toilet is not just a toilet. It has evolved into a high-tech machine of pleasure. *It cleans itself. *It cleans you. *It’s eco friendly. *It’s just awesome! There are loads of options with more on the way as the technology evolves. In this episode, John and tech otaku Joseph Tame visit the TOTO showroom where they have many of their latest toilets on display. We’ll take a tour and give you our report while […]

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  • John reports in「ONLY in JAPAN」at the Naked Man Festival 裸祭り

    John reports in「ONLY in JAPAN」at the Naked Man Festival 裸祭り

    This year, I started a new program with my partner WAO! Corporation. The show is called “Only in Japan” and WAO! has added it as part of their Japanese Subculture Internet TV Channel. Each week and each month, there will be new episodes exploring Japan’s uniqueness. The purpose is not to just show the strange things, but explain why it is not strange. There’s history and culture behind everything in Japan, and I want to share those stories. I’m also […]

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  • Yahoo! Japan GyaO!

    Yahoo! Japan GyaO!

    Weblish is pleased to announce that we will be working with Yahoo! Japan’s GyaO! Video content website. Starting on October 29, 2012, Weblish video content will be available on GyaO! The first show is Otaku!英会話 and the second is John’s コメディー英会話ショー. These shows were first introduced as video podcasts on iTunes Japan and were ranked in the top 10 nationally and no.1 in Education. As partners, we hope to inspire as many students as possible in Japan to learn English […]

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  • 花見時 Cherry Blossom Season

    花見時 Cherry Blossom Season

    In April, Japan will once again welcome the blossoming of “sakura” or cherry blossoms all around the country. The blossoms first bloom in west in Kyushu and gradually move eastward towards Kansai, Kanto, Tohoku and Hokkaido. Where are the best places to view the cherry blossoms in your area? Here are 5 sentences with “cherry blossom” in English. 日本では、今月の末から4月の初めにかけて桜が満開になるでしょう。 Cherry blossoms will be in full bloom from the end of this month to the beginning of April in Japan. 桜は開花してからわずか1週間くらいで散ってしまいます。 Once cherry blossoms are in […]

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  • TOEIC GAME SHOW Debut! 2.8.2012

    TOEIC GAME SHOW Debut! 2.8.2012

    Weblish’s newest video podcast TOEIC Game Show will debut on February 8, 2012. The purpose of this podcast is to make TOEIC study fun and encourage students to study more. All the questions from our show come from a very useful study service, and we hope you try it! Weblish is creating a new brand with this show, so TOEIC Game Show has it’s own page: http://toeicgamshow.com On this page, we will post useful information, videos, study tips, answers and […]

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  • Relax~ Online Lessons with John

    Relax~ Online Lessons with John

    Do you want to speak English more? But have … No free time? Little money? Do you want to learn English at home? With your children? Late at night or very early in the morning? With a beer? A cigarette? In your pajamas on the sofa? Try out our online ASR (Automated Speech Recognition) lessons available with Qooco Japan. Qooco is a leader in this technology and has been very successful abroad. Weblish will feature the show “Reverse Engineering English” […]

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  • フラッシュカード! New flashcard sets added to「Vocabulary Generator|単語工場」

    フラッシュカード! New flashcard sets added to「Vocabulary Generator|単語工場」

    We’ve added flashcards to each lesson online to lessons to add more interactivity. The first show to add flashcards is 第94回 仕事の英語 3「Vocabulary Generator|単語工場」 Try it here: >> http://weblish.co.jp/2011/05/vgtk94/ Here is what the page looks like. I hope this is a useful feature to the videos for students and fans. Please leave comments below. -John

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  • The TOEIC Men meet!

    The TOEIC Men meet!

    Today, I met with Yamauchi-san, the top TOEIC instructor in Japan. He’s scored a perfect 990 on the TOEIC test every time he took it! He also scored a perfect 400 on the TOEIC SW Speaking&Writing test. He will be helping me with my Weblish show “TOEIC GAME SHOW,” especially with the TOEIC questions which he has created himself. The students who he helped are very happy and have improved their TOEIC scores a lot. It’s an important test for […]

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  • TEDxYouth@Tokyo 2011 John Daub Talk

    TEDxYouth@Tokyo 2011 John Daub Talk

    TEDxYouth@Tokyo talk with kids on 11/20/2011 at the Tokyo International School.

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  • Weblish uses Brightcove Japan, the no.1 online video platform

    Weblish uses Brightcove Japan, the no.1 online video platform

    Weblish uses Brightcove, the no.1 online video platform in the world!

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  • Google Mobile Ads and Me

    Google Mobile Ads and Me

    I worked with Google on their Google Mobile Ads project. Do you recognize the voice?

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  • [Video] 第45回葛飾納涼花火大会 | Katsushika-ku Fireworks in Tokyo

    [Video] 第45回葛飾納涼花火大会 | Katsushika-ku Fireworks in Tokyo

    I took some video of the Katsushika fireworks display on July 26th. Check it out!

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  • Weblish featured in ESL Magazine

    Weblish featured in ESL Magazine

    Weblish featured in ESL Magazine’s article “Finding the Funny Bony of ESL”

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  • Destination KANSAI on NHK WORLD

    Destination KANSAI on NHK WORLD

    Destination KANSAI is a new show produced by JIBTV for NHK WORLD. This month, I report with Lindsay Sakamoto in Dotombori, Osaka and with Norma Cuervo in Akashi, Hyogo. The show highlights the amazing places to visit in the Kansai region of Japan. We had so much fun filming these shows. In this episode in Dotombori, Lindsay and I ate, tried Ukiyoe, took a cruise, explored the side streets, prayed at a very special temple, and had a lot of […]

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  • Body language + shirt and pants!

    Body language + shirt and pants!

    As you see from this video, body language is very important when speaking. However, it might be a good idea to put on a pair of pants and a shirt before having a conversation. Haha~

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  • Update: Weblish.co.jp site

    Update: Weblish.co.jp site

    The Weblish site is currently being updated. Check back periodically as we update the site with photos, more information, and a better layout. We’re also creating a Japanese site to better reach out to clients and our audience. Thank you very much for being a part of Weblish and always supporting our shows on iTunes and the internet. To show our gratitude, we’ve some big announcements coming in the next couple months! When I say “big,” I mean BIG!! Contact […]

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  • Starting the Weblish blog

    Starting the Weblish blog

    Hello everyone! I’ve just spent the week re-creating the Weblish.co.jp website. I hope it is easier to find the shows you like, comment on, ask questions, and enjoy English with the new format. I will update this blog once a week and hope it is useful. The focus will be spotlighting idioms, questions from students, important events and my thoughts on things interesting to students and relevant to the show. Please send me email or contact me via Twitter [twitter: […]

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