The Ikigai of Changing a Side Hustle to a Life Saviour, with David John

On this episode of the Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai podcast I talk to virtual magician, David John. Before COVID, David was running a tourism business and was doing magic on the side, but then the pandemic hit and he had to turn his side hustle into his main income! David’s virtual magic experience was inContinue reading “The Ikigai of Changing a Side Hustle to a Life Saviour, with David John”

The Ikigai in Career and Activism with Rochelle Kopp

This week on the show I have a fantastic conversation with my long term mentor and multi-potentialite, Rochelle Kopp. Rochelle is a consultant, an author, a mentor, an educator, a board director, and an activist. Last year Rochelle was named as one of Change.Org Japan’s Changemakers of the Year, and has recently been spearheading aContinue reading “The Ikigai in Career and Activism with Rochelle Kopp”

A Lifetime of Ikigai in Rugby, with Koji Tokumasu

On the latest episode of the podcast I’m joined by Koji Tokumasu, who was selected as “one of the most influential 50 members of rugby in the world” by Rugby World (UK) in 2017. Koji was General Manager at the Rugby World Cup 2019 Bid Committee to gain the right for JRFU to host RWC2019,Continue reading “A Lifetime of Ikigai in Rugby, with Koji Tokumasu”

Neo Kimono Styling and the Ikigai in Evolving Cultural Traditions with Yui Maejima

On the latest episode of Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai we are joined by Yui Maejima. Yui is a Neo Kimono Stylist supporting her clients to find themselves through a new perspective in their kimono. Yui’s first experience with kimono as a child made her never want to wear them again, but then as a youngContinue reading “Neo Kimono Styling and the Ikigai in Evolving Cultural Traditions with Yui Maejima”

Ikigai and Mental Wealth with Maurice Rabb

Trigger Warning/Content Warning:  In this episode of the podcast, we talk about mental health, mental illness, as well as suicide ideation. We don’t go deep into the topic, but we just wanted to let you know that that is what is coming up in case it is something which might trigger you. So, I hopeContinue reading “Ikigai and Mental Wealth with Maurice Rabb”

The Ikigai of Family with The Kumagai Family

On this episode of the podcast, for the first time I interview a family! The Kumagai family are an amazing and inspirational family that believes strongly in family togetherness. Through individual projects and family projects the Kumagais are bringing their philosophy of togetherness, inclusion and connection to their neighbourhood and wider community. This conversation isContinue reading “The Ikigai of Family with The Kumagai Family”

Sustainable Wellness and Ikigai with Saori Okada

This week on the podcast I talk to Saori Okada, Founder of Mogami (最上), a Japanese wellness brand headquartered in London (U.K.). Saori’s work is focused on wellness that is centred around longevity and empowering people to achieve sustainable wellness. In the episode Saori will share with you about her work in this field, herContinue reading “Sustainable Wellness and Ikigai with Saori Okada”

The Ikigai in Sharing Happy Moments with Tiziana Alamprese

This week on the podcast we talk to the wonderful Tiziana Alamprese. Tiziana is an infectiously positive and energetic person, who loves to share her joy with others. Tiziana has spent decades as a top marketing professional and now is embarking on a new journey with her own company, Tiziana Alamprese Consulenza, bringing love, innovationContinue reading “The Ikigai in Sharing Happy Moments with Tiziana Alamprese”

Ikigai and Community: Make March Matter

On February 27th, 2020 Make March Matter (MMM), the best, most supportive online network of people came into being for small business owners struggling to make sense of what was happening as the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Now two years on, that group set up by Jennifer Shinkai just to get through March, has blossomed intoContinue reading “Ikigai and Community: Make March Matter”

Authenticity and Ikigai in the Workplace with Yuta Hasumi

Yuta Hasumi joins us to discuss his work in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the corporate world and his work with Ikigai Authentic Ltd as an executive coach and advisor for businesses. Yuta discusses his perspective of Ikigai as a Japanese man, and why diversity and inclusion is so important to him. He alsoContinue reading “Authenticity and Ikigai in the Workplace with Yuta Hasumi”