Japan By River Cruise

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Summary

YouTube Creator and Instagrammer CurrentlyHannah drops in to give her perspective on the challenges, responsibilities, and realities of travel influencers, for a conversation that will inspire all of our parents to say "Wait, so WHAT do you ACTUALLY DO for your JOB?"

Show Notes

YouTube Creator and Instagrammer CurrentlyHannah drops in to give her perspective on the challenges, responsibilities, and realities of travel influencers, for a conversation that will inspire all of our parents to say "Wait, so WHAT do you ACTUALLY DO for your JOB?"
Ollie ignores the fact that he spent his time in Japan at McDonald's to shit on a Hard Rock Cafe River Cruise, and Bobby puts his ability to read the news headlines (and only the headlines) to take a crack at the Shinzo Abe Boat story.

Topics discussed on this episode range from:
  • Discriminatory Housing Practices in Japan and a company who offers a solution
  • Where Tokyo Disney is
  • Regional Areas of Japan and their social media savvy
  • Hannah's video, The Travel Flex, and what inspired her to make it
  • Creative choices for different types of video re: boob quantity
  • Travel Influencer cliches and tropes
  • The positive and negative ways that documenting and recording travel changes the way you experience it
  • Squarespace and WHO THEY DEEM WORTHY OF GIVING MONEY TO
  • Ishikawa: Summittosea podcast and the over-saturation of Ishikawa podcasts
  • The big question about whether or not Influencers should be alive
  • Influencers who were called out for posting travel content during the pandemic
  • The standards to which influencers are held by the general public and why
  • Being held to the extremes of social responsibility
  • What to do when you really want to post a picture to instagram, but you have a plastic straw
  • What Ollie thinks about the roles social media forces us into
  • The consequences of taking a position on the internet
  • Which of the corona-era challenges are travel influencers actually most troubled by
  • How influencers also struggle with all of the conflicting government messaging and the demand for the services from local areas who need help
  • How the influencer industry has pivoted to a certain kind of travel, and what Hannah thinks that can do for sustainable tourism in Japan
  • The reactionary nature of online call-out culture and backlashes without inside knowledge of what goes into the content we're reacting to
  • How much influence do influencers actually have and what is the value of the kind of content that they create

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Topics discussed on the extras include:
  • Rochelle Kopp's Golf tweet, re: golf being frivolous compared to foreign residents not being able to get home, and a way in which Bobby slightly disagrees
  • How much sympathy people have for out-of-work travel influencers
  • How Bobby got fired from an Influencer job for being too famous and not famous enough
  • Tourist Destinations as clients who want the help of influencers but don't actually know what influencing is or how it works
  • The job that Hannah and Bobby did together and how it hilariously illustrated Japan's poor approach to trying to implement influencers
  • Ollie's misconception about prefectural social media
  • Hannah drones on
  • Sorry, that should have said  "Hannah, on drones"
  • What Hannah wishes clients would know about/do when they hire a social media influencer
  • How part of the influencing job includes having to teach clients why and how you do what you do
  • The way attitudes have changed about paid content
  • How Hannah approaches content creation differently when she doesn't have to rely on social media for her income
  • Problems with Japanese marketing aimed at foreigners, especially how it often just attempts to directly translate the marketing for Japanese people
  • Hannah's take on the Time Out Tokyo : "Japan is always safe" tweet, and her experiences traveling alone in Japan and otherwise
  • Hannah's experiences trying to talk about traumatic experiences online and being targeted by anti-women trolls
  • People projecting their own experiences onto online-figures to either support or attack them
  • Magdalena Osumi's now infamous press conference clap-back over Japanese/English fluency

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The Travel Flex
Over-tourism

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What is Japan By River Cruise?

Stand-up comedians Bobby Judo and Ollie Horn purport to report on the Japanese river cruise industry each week.