Tokyo Speaks is a podcast featuring a diverse and inspiring international community in Tokyo. Cliff and his co-hosts chat with featured guests about various aspects of life in Japan. You will learn about foreign-owned businesses, community groups and leaders, entrepreneurial journeys, creative projects, and the lifestyles of people in this community.
This podcast started in December of 2017 and the original name was Raw Urban Mobile Podcast (episodes 1 through 77 were recorded and released under this name). The original hosts are Cliff (Terrence Holden) and Shockolate Buddha (Harry Maison). Cliff and Shockolate Buddha recorded each episode inside a 1999 Chevy van, on the streets of Tokyo.
Over a span of two years, this expat duo interviewed more than 80 people from Tokyo’s international community—entrepreneurs, nonprofits, community leaders, software engineers, filmmakers, teachers and more.
After co-host Shockolate Buddha left the podcast in January 2020, Cliff decided to rebrand the podcast to the name Tokyo Speaks. These days, Cliff invites people from the community to join him as a co-host on the show. Tokyo Speaks has been been featured in local media outlets, such as The Japan Times and Tokyo Weekender.
Jenn Piatkowski (Branding/Logo)
Crystal Silvas (Website Design)