Free Time + Unagi (暇な時間と鰻)- #041

Sometimes it seems like busy-ness has taken over the world. In both Japan and America, we are all so busy! Except maybe Yakko’s husband? (You have to listen to the podcast to get this joke.) 😉 世界中の人が忙しさに追われてる気になってしまう時があります。日本でもアメリカでもみんなとにかく忙しい、、、但し Yakko の旦那だけは違うかも?(その真相はポッドキャストを聞いてチェックしてみて下さい!) In Read more…

Flip Flops + Tiny Chairs (ビーサンと小ちゃい椅子)- #037

We all have that friend who has a large shoe collection. Which begs the question, how many pairs of shoes does one really need? 膨大な靴のコレクションを持っている友達って必ずひとりふたりはいますよね?でも実際に必要な靴の数っていくつなんだろう? In this episode, we dive into different shoes needed in different locations – Hawaii vs. Read more…

Godzilla + Touring Japan (ゴジラと日本の旅) – #035

Have you ever played tourist in your own town? With busy lives filled with important things to do, sometimes it’s great to receive out-of-town guests to enjoy the delights your hometown has to offer. 自分の住んでる町で旅をしたことありますか?毎日の忙しい生活の合間をみて、他所からやって来た旅人に自分の町の良さを案内するのも結構いいものです。 This is also true for Read more…

Getting Real + Mastery (自分と向き合うことと技を磨くこと)- #033

Mastery of any skill is a long journey no matter what corner of the world you are in. However, the value of learning and the desire to achieve mastery can differ amongst cultures. 熟練の技を手に入れるためには、長い道のりを歩む必要があることは世界のどこにいても共通する考えではないでしょうか。ところが、学習の価値観や匠の技に対する思いは文化によって多少違うのでは? In today’s episode we take a Read more…

Domestic Schedules + Decluttering (家庭用スケジュールと片付け)- #032

Domestic life is quite different living in a one-room apartment in the heart of Tokyo vs. a three-bedroom house in the U.S. starting with the square footage available. 都心のワンルームアパートとアメリカの3LDK+では自宅生活も大分変わってきます。とにかく広さが違いますよね? Small space living means living with less stuff, but it’s also Read more…