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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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  • COMPLETE WASABI GUIDE: Facts and Information with Video

    COMPLETE WASABI GUIDE: Facts and Information with Video

    If you’ve ever eaten sushi, you know about wasabi. It’s green and sort of spicy, the kind of spicy that burns through your nose. Pretty awesome, right? It dawned on me that after many years in Japan, I knew very little about this plant. I mean, was it even a condiment? How’s it grown? Where does it come from? How much does fresh wasabi really cost? Is it a root? I headed to Nagano’s DAIO WASABI FARM to get all […]

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  • Put the towel on your head to keep the water clean and look very stylish!

    Japanese Public Bathing Exposed: The Naked Truth ★ ONLY in JAPAN no.26

    I remember when I first came to Japan and a new Japanese friend invited me to a sento, a public bath. My first thought was “WTF dude! I’m not going get naked with you in the same bath and pretend you aren’t some naked guy next.” I grew up bathing in private, usually with just a quick shower and have considered nudity as the first step to … you know!! He probably thought my reaction was as weird as I thought him […]

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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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  • Harajuku Fashion: Takeshita Street Adventure ★ ONLY in JAPAN #12

    Harajuku Fashion: Takeshita Street Adventure ★ ONLY in JAPAN #12

    Harajuku is the center of Japanese Youth Fashion. Cute and colorful, the pop fashion culture is thriving here, and John Daub goes deep into it. He becomes a Harajuku guy! What exactly is Harajuku fashion? Let’s cruise down Harajuku’s famous Takeshita-Dori for the complete first-hand story. Joining John in this report is Michelle Branch, an international fashion consultant and buyer for Japanese Youth Fashion. She’s not only knows the local fashion scene, she’s a part of it herself. The story […]

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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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  • 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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  • Weblish goes widescreen 16:9 for internet videos

    Weblish goes widescreen 16:9 for internet videos

    Weblish will be changing it’s format from it’s 4:3 videographic aspect ratio to 16:9 widescreen, the standard for high-definition (HD). Pixel size: 4:3   = 640 × 480 16:9 = 720 x 480 The first iPod in 2006 was best viewed in 4:3 but since HD video and online streaming sites have switched to a wider format, Weblish will conform to the changing nature of video. Today, many people still use computer monitors with a 4:3 aspect ratio but the vast majority […]

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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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  • Qooco Japan

    Qooco Japan

    Weblish is working closely with Qooco and Qooco Japan to make fun lesson online using new technology with speech recognition.

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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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  • DHC presents 「訳者冥利」楽しく英語を学ぶ on BS Fuji TV

    DHC presents 「訳者冥利」楽しく英語を学ぶ on BS Fuji TV

    Weblish produced 39 shows for DHC to air on BS Fuji TV. John Daub directed several of the shows in collaboration with one of Japan’s best TV producers. Weblish wrote the scripts, edited and worked closely with TV engineers in MA sessions at BS Fuji’s studios.

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  • Aji Pad 〜おいしい卵焼きをつくろう〜

    Aji Pad 〜おいしい卵焼きをつくろう〜

    In 2010-2011, Weblish worked with Cyber Communication Inc. and Ajinomoto to create “Aji Pad” — an app for Apple’s iPhone and iPad.
    Weblish was responsible for the narrations, casting, translations and script writing. Weblish also provided the studio and audio equipment.

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  • 「LA Style Plus」for Nature Made Vitamins

    「LA Style Plus」for Nature Made Vitamins

    Weblish wrote the English scripts for a high-budget Hollywood production similar to “Sex and the City” for YouTube. Working with ADK, one of the largest advertising companies in Japan, the campaign promoted Otsuka Pharmaceutical Inc.’s product Nature Made. The show, “LA STYLE PLUS” has 4 seasons and several chapters.

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  • S-woman.net and TOEIC’s 「English Fun Club」

    S-woman.net and TOEIC’s 「English Fun Club」

    Shueisha’s portal site for their magazine lineup, S-woman.net has been a Weblish client for years. The site is one of the most popular in Japan with nearly 50,000,000 page views per month.
    We offer translating services, cultural services and English editing services.

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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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