A audio and video podcast blog about finding our own Japan during our 20s, 30s, and now 40s.
Black Passenger Crossing the Bridge
1:41:26Please excuse the episode’s long intro; I’ve been up to things and I talk about them. This one gets heated in the best possible way as Stefhen and I discuss Black/African identity vis a vis Japan and what it means to live a biracial/multicultural life and so on. Stefhen’s done some cool things, so check … Continue reading "Black Passenger Crossing the Bridge"
Episode 88 – Omoide-banashi (Reminiscing) with the Boys
1:21:32Another day, another ep! This one is some rough and easy (just how I like it?) Japan talk with good friends Simon and Gus from San Francisco about our numerous adventures in Japan. Drinking competitions, jail, girls, more jail… enjoy! Please forgive my vocals. Due to technical difficulties, Simon and Gus sound fantabulous but my … Continue reading "Episode 88 – Omoide-banashi (Reminiscing) with the Boys"
Episode 87 – Startin’ Up, Movin’ Up with Tim Andersen
48:51Tim Andersen is back to talk more startup in Japan. We get the update on what happened to his startup project Musby. Spoiler, it didn’t go as planned. However, it’s all good. Tim has no quit and continues to apply lessons learned as a project manager at Edocode. If you didn’t get a chance to … Continue reading "Episode 87 – Startin’ Up, Movin’ Up with Tim Andersen"
Episode 86 – Terri Goes Akogare on Wakayama Tomisaburo
1:32:15Excited to have my akogare (we talk about this word) Terri MacMillian on the show. We talk about her music management experience (Pizzicato Five?!), life in Japan in general, her favorite actor (super cool), and of course we get a touch ornery about Black Lives Matter.
FJ Quickie Quickie Eew Wee – BLM in Nihongo
6:58A quick primer on ways to say Black Lives Matter in Japanese. [Kokujin no inochi wa taisetu] – Black Lives Matter (are important with no implied too) [Kokujin no inochi koso taisetu] – It is Black Lives that Matter, Black Lives Matter! (Indeed!), more so than others [Kokujin no inochi mo taisetu] – Black Lives … Continue reading "FJ Quickie Quickie Eew Wee – BLM in Nihongo"
Episode 85 – For Relaxing Times, Don’t Make It Corona Times
1:04:39Thank you to those of you who have been listening to the shorter quickiesodes. More are coming but for now, here’s a full-length episode! Host emeritus Chris is back with me (socially distantly) to discuss these unusual times with comparisons between the US and Japan. And everyone’s favorite bovine friend gets a mention.
FJ Quickie Quickie Eew Wee – Natto
14:56Eew wee, indeed. Today’s episode is about natto or fermented soybeans! Get some more smelly, slimy, and stringy info here!
FJ Quickie Quickie Eew Wee – Almost Transparent Blue Bedtime Eyes
9:41This time its the racial sexually amped duo of Bedtime Eyes and Almost Transparent Blue.
FJ Quickie Quickie Eew Wee – The Woman in the Dunes
11:33Another quick episode for these Corona times… the 1962 classic novel The Woman in the Dunes .
FJ Quickie Quickie Eew Wee – The Naked Island
8:21A quick episode for these Corona times… the 1960 classic film The Naked Island.