The Musicks in Japan show

The Musicks in Japan

Summary: We're an American couple who has been living in Japan since 2007. Kisstopher (she/her) is a mental health therapist. Chad (he/him) is a writer. We talk about most everything in our lives, from being disabled / chronically ill to money to friends, and the role that Japan plays in them. Mostly, we want to entertain you, even though we sometimes talk about heavier topics.

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 Episode 79: Online dating in Japan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:30

(Some talk of sex in this episode.) K: So, lately I have been thinking about dating apps. And… it crossed my mind that I didn’t do dating apps, but I did OkCupid online one night as a joke, and we talked about it once on one of the other casts, but you did online dating, […]

 Episode 78: This podcast is not what we planned | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:22

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about how the podcast – our podcast, this podcast, the Musicks in Japan – is nothing like I thought it was going to be. Like, when we first set out, at all. C: When we first set out, you were like “it’s going to be that movie Dark City […]

 Episode 77: Doing the hustle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:00

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about the hustle. C: Are you going to do it? K: (laughs) C: Are you going to do the hustle? K: I actually did the hustle when we went to see Tony and Tina’s wedding. Like, years and years ago. C: I remember that. K: It must be like […]

 Episode 76: Dentistry in Japan vs. the US | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:04

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about dentistry and comparing all aspects of dentistry in Japan to all aspects of dentistry in the United States. And… in case you all don’t know, I am a dentistry afficionado. Like, I have had dentistry in how many states in the United States – like three or four […]

 Episode 75: Divorcing Japan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:06

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about divorcing Japan. Like, a hard, ugly, nasty… wicked divorce. C: Like, “I don’t want to see you no more.” K: Yes, like C: “And I’m taking the kids.” K: Yes. C: “And you’re keeping the dog that keeps shitting on the floor.” (laughter) K: I think most people […]

 Episode 74: Country-specific differences in coping with stress | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:49

K: I’m starting this podcast off a little bit different than how we usual start off. I’m starting off with a trigger warning because I know a lot of people come to our podcast to just chill, relax, and have a good time. And we’re going to be talking about how to… deal with stress […]

 Episode 73: How long the Japanese summer is | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:36

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about the Japanese summer and how long it is. C: Too long. K: Right?  Because, like – okay, you all know I’m dramatic about the Japanese summer, but you all don’t know how dramatic I am. Because, right now today, I am literally thinking about all the times people […]

 Episode 72: Our creative endeavors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:35

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about creative endeavors and our various creative endeavors. And I’ll be honest… I’m thinking about how differently creative we are. How different our creative endeavors when you look at them more deeply, but, on the surface, they seem the same. And how much of a creative endeavor the podcast […]

 Episode 71: Not halting when the world has caught fire | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:10

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about functioning while the world is on fire. C: And you’ve been doing it. K: (laughs) C: So, you think, and then you do. K: And you’ve also been doing it. So, I just want to put out a content note that this episode we are going to be […]

 Episode 70: Things are rigged differently in Japan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:25

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about how systems are rigged, and how differently but similarly Japan rigs systems compared to the United States. I feel like Japan is more blatant in how they’re rigging the system, and America likes to pretend that it’s not a rigged system at all. C: I feel like… that’s […]

 Episode 69: On being out but not owing that | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:24

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about living authentically in America versus living authentically in Japan. Because, here’s the thing, I find that Japanese people don’t care, and expatriates… unless they’re American don’t care about, like, who I am, what I’m about, my history, none of that. So, I find that, in America, Americans really […]

 Episode 67: Working remotely but close together | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:41

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about working remote, and… for me, it’s a mixed bag. I haven’t been doing it that long. I’ve been – so, I’ve always offered Skype session. C: Right. K: I think I’ve talked in the past about how bad I suck at e-therapy, so I don’t do it. C: […]

 Episode 66: No such thing as crazy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:46

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about why I am the way I am. C: I think about that a lot, too. K: (laughs) C: Why is she so fabulous? K: (laughs) So, I have a lot of weird dichotomies in that I’m severely disabled and… I have a rare blood disease called hereditary coproporphyria, […]

 Episode 65: Japanese vs. American patriarchy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:32

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about the patriarchy. C: Yeah? K: Yeah. (laughs)  C: They’ve been thinking about you, too. K: Yes. So, I really enjoy your definition of patriarchy. And the reason I really enjoy your definition of patriarchy is because I think so many people, when they hear it, they think that […]

 Episode 64: How does religion differ in Japan, beyond the obvious? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:40

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about the pressure to have religion in the United States versus the pressure to have religion in Japan, and I think it would be helpful for the folks who aren’t in Japan, or maybe even some that are – the folks who are not in Japan and maybe even […]


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