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 124: Success in Japan vs the U.S. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:58

K: So lately I’ve been thinking about what it means to be successful in the United States versus what it needs to be successful in Japan. And I feel like the United States has a specific money figure like 50,000, you’re solid… If you make 50,000 a year, you’re solidly middle class. If you make […]

 Episode 123: Mentoring in Japan vs the U.S. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:33

K: So lately I’ve been thinking about mentoring in the US versus mentoring in Japan, because I live in this dichotomy where I’m being mentored in the US currently, but I am mentoring in Japan. So I don’t know if that’s a difference between being a mentee and a mentor, or if mentoring styles in […]

 Episode 122: Post-vaccination travel in Japan vs the U.S. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:58

K [00:00:08] So lately I’ve been thinking about or I should say I’ve been fantasizing about and I’ve been researching, traveling in the US versus traveling in Japan post vaccination. And if you follow us on Twitter, you know I have really strong, strong feelings about vaccination that I won’t repeat here, but if you […]

 Episode 121: Diet in Japan vs the U.S. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:57

K: So lately I’ve been thinking about our changing diets, and some of the ways we thought to change our diet in the US versus some of the ways we’ve thought to change our diets in Japan. I think some are country specific and easier to do. I don’t know. I feel like some are […]

 Episode 120: Olympic Process vs U.S. and Japan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:44

K: So lately I’ve been thinking about how Americans are perceiving the Japanese through the Olympic process and progress and the way the Japanese are talking about themselves in the international press versus the way the Japanese are speaking in the Japanese press. And there’s this huge disconnect. And it ties back to our conversation. […]

 Episode 119: Collaboration in Japan vs the US | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:26

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking a lot about collaboration and what it was like to collaborate in the United States versus what it’s like to collaborate in Japan. I feel like my entire life has been one huge collaboration. What do you think? C: I think everybody starts off that way at the moment. […]

 Episode 118: Olympics in the U.S. vs Japan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:24

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about the Olympics, and at first I wasn’t into it, but now I kinda am. I’m like getting amped. I’m catching Olympic fever, and I’ve been watching like the American finals. I haven’t been able to watch Japanese finals, but I know what I’m rooting for the Japanese to […]

 Episode 117: Investing in the U.S. vs Japan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:24

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about how hard it is to make money in publishing and wondering “why in the heck did we open a press”. Like why didn’t we invest in real estate, cuz we can invest in real estate in Japan or invest in real estate in the United States. So what […]

 Episode 116: Remote work and Disability in the U.S. vs Japan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:00

K: Lately I’ve been thinking about how no job is 100% remote, and that every job requires some in person something. So we own Cinnabar Moth Publishing, and there is a point in time when that won’t be able to be done 100% remote, and that we’ll have to go to book conventions and such. […]

 Episode 115: Corporate Environments in Japan vs the U.S. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:03

K: So lately I’ve been thinking about the fact that I am – so, in the past we’ve talked about – I think we’ve talked about – I know we’ve talked about the fact that I’m a bad boss. And we’ve talked about the fact that I’m a bad employee. But I don’t think we […]

 Episode 114: PHD in Japan vs the U.S. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:53

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about what it means to have a PHD in Japan versus what it means in America. And… it’s – I know we’ve kind of talked about this before, and I know every time the struggle is real for me and my PHD, but I want to talk about it. […]

 Episode 113: Weird things in Japan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:19

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about all of the things that are no longer strange to me here in Japan. Like, things that are just… normal that would be so weird in the United States if they occurred. C: Okay. Like speaking Japanese? K: No. Not like speaking Japanese. Although, when I very, very […]

 Episode 112: Fame in the U.S. vs Japan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:00

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about being a public figure in the United States and – versus being a public figure in Japan, and I feel like my I’m kind of almost famous in both countries because, in the U.S. I – for a time – I was really well known in California and […]

 Episode 111: Gender Identity in Japan vs the U.S. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:42

K: So, lately I’ve been thinking about the difference between being asexual in the United States versus asexual in Japan. And I am openly out as being asex- and I think before I talk more about it, I should give the floor to my partner. Which I rarely give Chad the floor (laughs) on the […]

 Episode 110: Surgery in Japan versus the U.S. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:28

K: So, today we’re starting off a little bit different with a content note. We’re going to be talking about hospitalization, medical procedures, and surgery. If those – if you find those things to be upsetting, please, you know, stop the podcast now. And now, our usual introduction. So, lately I’ve been thinking about the […]

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