Ep21 Big in Japan - Derek Wessman, American Host of Japanese TV, Politics

The Virtual Couch show

Summary: Tony talks with Derek Wessman, an American living in Japan. Derek spent two years in Japan in his late teens learning the language and the culture. He married a Japanese woman and moved to Japan 13 years ago and now hosts a local TV program and is involved in Japanese politics. Tony talks to Derek about living abroad, being in earthquake country, the challenges of adapting to a society steeped in tradition and culture, and they take a deep dive into the significance of Japanese food. This episode is sponsored by elis-extracts.com, an all-natural, organic shave cream, use coupon code virtualcouch for 25% off your order and by the internet filtering software covenanteyes.com, use code virtualcouch to support the podcast.