Podcast: Episode 6- Interview with Johanna MacGregor

May 10, 2018



This week I welcome Johanna MacGregor who writes the popular blog: The Tokyo Chapter . In this episode we discuss life in Japan as a mother, finding your own identity living in a different culture and we also answer some listener questions at the end.


We talk about


  • Johanna’s life so far and how she came to Japan (then left and came back), what she did before becoming a mum and her Japanese language learning experience.

  • Life in Tokyo as a mum- tips for life in Tokyo & how the blog came about

  • Being imperfect, lowering expectations and how Johanna manages to handle everything and strive for balance. The importance of giving yourself permission to do something for you

  • Cultural identity, future plans, mistakes and it is okay to change to direction



Mentioned in the podcast along with several readers/social media followers in the question and answer session the following services and people were also mentioned.

Gretchen Rubin 

Elizabeth Glibert, author of Big Magic and more 
Hashtag Authentic Podcast
Kiwi Kitchen
Yoshikei  Meal Kit Service
Jo Bendle, Business coach


Find Johanna here

Website: https://www.thetokyochapter.com

Facebook: https//:www.facebook.com/thetokyochapter/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetokyochapter/ @thetokyochapter


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaynenakata/  or @Jaynenakata
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