GPod 1: History of GaijinPotPosted by Anthony Joh on November 6, 2013
GaijinPot is pleased to introduce our very own podcast, the GPod! A weekly podcast hosted by Anthony Joh that will bring you all the latest news and updates from Japan.
On the very first show of the GPod we take a look back at the origins of GaijinPot with co-founder Peter Wilson.
Peter talks about first arriving in Japan with only ¥40,000 in his pocket and quickly realizing that he needed to find a job. After working at a few ekaiwa companies the idea for GaijinPot was hatched when he realized how difficult it was to find information about getting a job in Japan.
Realizing that web was the future, Peter and business partner Erik Gain set about building GaijinPot and making their first sales calls and building GaijinPot as we know it today.
We will also talk to Adam German from Real Estate Japan about a recent article in the Guardian website titled, “Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?”. Adam weighs in on his thoughts regarding relationships in Japan and how the Japanese cope with the strains and stresses of modern day relationships.
True life Japan direct from the people who live here. Tune in every week for a new episode of the GPod.