In Episode 39 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O’Shea talks to returning guest, Brian Waters, an American living in Kyushu who is in the process of building a house here in Japan. Brian discusses his experience deciding to build a home for his family in Japan and the process they have gone through up until the start of construction. This fascinating interview will give a lot of information and motivation to anyone out there thinking of building or buying a home in Japan. Kevin also discusses the Autumn tradition of Imohori or sweet potato digging, a rite of passage for any kindergarten student here in Japan.
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