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A audio and video podcast blog about finding my own Japan as a twenty-something international business and IT professional.

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A audio and video podcast blog about finding my own Japan as a twenty-something international business and IT professional.
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2019-02-23 08:49
last episode published
2019-02-19 19:57
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25.15 days
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191
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Episodes

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19.02.2019

Episode 84 – Konechikatto Chatto

Join Terrance and Christopher for a conversational reconnect as Terrance braves the wintry tundra of Connecticut for a long overdue in-person recording from our two hosts. Get some insight on what residency in Tokyo feels like after many years and the ...
Christopher S. author
5.09.2018

Episode 83 – Snow Country

It’s been a long time in the making, but we’re finally reviewing one of Japan’s most famous novels: Kawabata Yasunari’s, “Snow Country”. As one of Terrance’s absolute favorite books and only recently read by Christopher, we discuss the finer points of ...
Christopher S. author
3.06.2018

Episode 82 – Takao-san

Join Terrance and Christopher with dualing audio as they journey to the summit of Mount Takao, a small mountain just west of Tokyo. This sound-seeing (sound scene) tour includes some lively discussion on Japanese films, accents, future nature sabbatica...
Christopher S. author
11.06.2017

Episode 81 – Tim Puts the Pieces Together with Musby

On this episode I sit down with a Kobe friend, Tim Andersen to talk about his startup Musby. We catch up a little and go over our common background of being halfies growing up in Japan. And we talk Musby’s goal of bringing language learning together wi...
Christopher S. author
11.06.2017

FJ 81 – Tim Puts the Pieces Together with Musby

On this ep I sit down with a Kobe friend, Tim Andersen to talk about his startup Musby. We catch …
Christopher S. author
12.03.2017

Episode 80 – Todd Always Stands His Ground

It’s Finding Japan’s 80th show! I’m joined in celebration with my friend and veteran Japan raconteur Todd Rucynski. Todd’s been in Japan for a long time has done everything from the good ol’ gaijin mainstay of teaching English to owning video stores (w...
Christopher S. author
12.03.2017

Episode 80 – Todd Always Stands His Ground

It’s Finding Japan’s 80th show! I’m joined in celebration with my friend and veteran Japan raconteur Todd Rucynski. Todd’s been …
Christopher S. author
2.10.2016

Episode 79 – Three Moves Ahead with Shaka Haynes

It’s been awhile but I’m excited about this episode. My guest is the always hungry, always charismatic Shaka Haynes. Shaka works with me at the world famous fruit shop. More importantly, he’s making moves in the world of entertainment bringing his expe...
Christopher S. author
2.10.2016

Episode 79 – Three Moves Ahead with Shaka Haynes

It’s been awhile but I’m excited about this episode. My guest is the always hungry, always charismatic Shaka Haynes. Shaka …
Christopher S. author
10.06.2016

Episode 78 – I Ain’t Ever Been To Jail

This is a very personal and special episode in which I talk about my experiences in the Japanese slammer. Many of you may know what happened but just to make things clear, the matter is settled, I’m ok, I don’t have a record, and technically it was det...
Christopher S. author
10.06.2016

Episode 78 – I Ain’t Ever Been To Jail

This is a very personal and special episode in which I talk about my experiences in the Japanese slammer. Many …
Christopher S. author
9.06.2016

Episode 77 – The Finding Continues

It’s been awhile but the Godfather of Finding Japan, Chris, is back in the land! Chris and Terrance have teamed up to continue bringing our discoveries and observations of this sometimes mystifying, almost always interesting country. In this episode we...
Christopher S. author
9.06.2016

Episode 77 – The Finding Continues

It’s been awhile but the Godfather of Finding Japan, Chris, is back in the land! Chris and Terrance have teamed …
Christopher S. author
10.03.2014

Episode 5n – Artistic Mr. Mertens and his Ladies

My co-host on today’s show is the Artistic Mr. Mertens. Craig and I talk about the Oscars, do a bit of a detour into the LGBT situation in Japan and in general, and most importantly pimp his current art exhibition Ladies First. If you’re in the Osaka a...
Christopher S. author
10.03.2014

Episode 5n – Artistic Mr. Mertens and his Ladies

My co-host on today’s show is the Artistic Mr. Mertens. Craig and I talk about the Oscars, do a bit …
Christopher S. author
4.03.2014

Episode 4n – DJ Brian J bringin’ it chilled out at Freestyle

Another day, another episode. This time it’s a laid back interview over wine and cheese with Brian J. at Freestyle in Shibuya. Brian’s had a few adventures around the world and we talk about how came he from Italy to the US and then to Japan and how mu...
Christopher S. author
4.03.2014

Episode 4n – DJ Brian J bringin’ it chilled out at Freestyle

Another day, another episode. This time it’s a laid back interview over wine and cheese with Brian J. at Freestyle …
Christopher S. author
24.02.2014

Episode 3n – Caped Crime Preventer Tom Schmid

Finally, a long-awaited (probably only by the host himself) interview episode. My inaugural interview guest is Tom Schmid, licensed attorney and linguistic advisor at the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Tr...
Christopher S. author
24.02.2014

Episode 3n – Caped Crime Preventer Tom Schmid

Finally, a long-awaited (probably only by the host himself) interview episode. My inaugural interview guest is Tom Schmid, licensed attorney …
Christopher S. author
9.12.2013

Episode 2n – Ha! F U Hafu

Here we go! Finally another episode of the most inconsistent relaunch in podcast history. But it’s all good as I talk about the documentary Hafu and read a poem to honor Mandela’s passing without properly explaining why I’m reading said poem. It was th...
Christopher S. author
9.12.2013

Episode 2n – Ha! F U Hafu

Here we go! Finally another episode of the most inconsistent relaunch in podcast history. But it’s all good as I …
Christopher S. author
30.09.2013

Episode 1n – Don’t call it a Kaerizaki

Yes, a new episode of Finding Japan is finally here. It’s a bit rough around the edges and I’m still developing where I want to take the show so bear with me. On this ep I have my good friend David on as co-host and we discuss a variety of things about...
Christopher S. author
30.09.2013

Episode 1n – Don’t call it a Kaerizaki

Yes, a new episode of Finding Japan is finally here. It’s a bit rough around the edges and I’m still …
Christopher S. author
21.07.2013

Epilogue 7 – Prelude: Passing of the T-Bone

Hello, Finding Japan listeners! The show will go on. Host emeritus Christopher has passed the show on to Terrance and everyone’s favorite bovine personality T-Bone Taro from the former Kobe Beef Show (if you have no idea who T-Bone is just nod for now)...
Christopher S. author
21.07.2013

Epilogue 7 – Prelude: Passing of the T-Bone

Hello, Finding Japan listeners! The show will go on. Host emeritus Christopher has passed the show on to Terrance and …
Christopher S. author
20.09.2010

Epilogue 6 – Fred and Terrance Visit Tokyo

Before Fred and Terrance left Tokyo, we managed a round-table wrap-up of the weekend’s activities. Though the weekend did not go as planned, we still had a great time and summed up the weekend’s adventures along with Fred’s thoughts on Japan after retu...
Christopher S. author
20.09.2010

Epilogue 6 – Fred and Terrance Visit Tokyo

Before Fred and Terrance left Tokyo, we managed a round-table wrap-up of the weekend’s activities. Though the weekend did not …
Christopher S. author
12.09.2010

Epilogue 5 – Fuji Yoshida Fire Festival

Recently, Linda, Fred, Terrance and I made the trek up to the base of Mount Fuji to see the Fuji Yoshida Fire Festival. This festival marks the closing of the hiking trails for Fuji-san. The carrying of the mikoshi through town along with the noise is ...
Christopher S. author
12.09.2010

Epilogue 5 – Fuji Yoshida Fire Festival

Recently, Linda, Fred, Terrance and I made the trek up to the base of Mount Fuji to see the Fuji …
Christopher S. author
6.09.2010

Epilogue 4 – The Pachinko Experience

Fred joins in this episode to discuss the ever classic Japan pachinko parlor experience. After coming home from a round of yakitori, we enjoy a few beers on the way back to my apartment to chat about our experience. Listen to us get distracted by the u...
Christopher S. author
6.09.2010

Epilogue 4 – The Pachinko Experience

Fred joins in this episode to discuss the ever classic Japan pachinko parlor experience. After coming home from a round …
Christopher S. author
23.08.2010

Epilogue 3 – Awesome Beer Pour

So I sat down this evening to get my Logic setup all ready for another podcast, and I just couldn’t sit down and belt out some audio tonight. So instead, we do a video. A co-worker join myself and Linda for dinner the other night at a fabulous german b...
Christopher S. author
23.08.2010

Epilogue 3 – Awesome Beer Pour

So I sat down this evening to get my Logic setup all ready for another podcast, and I just couldn’t …
Christopher S. author
13.06.2010

Epilogue 2 – Video Coffee Machine

You can be in Japan for many years and still see something new every day. This was the case when Linda and I recently noticed a new type of coffee machine at our local hospital here. Apparently this coffee machine shows a multi-angle live video feed of...
Christopher S. author
13.06.2010

Epilogue 2 – Video Coffee Machine

You can be in Japan for many years and still see something new every day. This was the case when …
Christopher S. author
11.04.2010

Epilogue 1 – Long Overdue Update

Hey everyone. Thanks for writing and for all of the comments and support. I figured it was well overdue and time for me to provide an update for what has been going on. In this episode, I take some time to address the gaps, give a brief update on our l...
Christopher S. author
11.04.2010

Epilogue 1 – Long Overdue Update

Hey everyone. Thanks for writing and for all of the comments and support. I figured it was well overdue and …
Christopher S. author
3.01.2009

Episode 64 – Final Episode

Well, its that time. Time again for another, and final, Finding Japan episode by yours truly. It took a while but in this episode, I say goodbye to Japan and all of the fun times that we had. At nearly two hours long, this episode highlights some of my...
Christopher S. author
3.01.2009

Episode 64 – Final Episode

Well, its that time. Time again for another, and final, Finding Japan episode by yours truly. It took a while …
Christopher S. author
28.06.2008

Episode 63 – Wrapping It Up

Photo taken at the Panasonic Center in Ariake, Tokyo, Japan. Cardboard dinosaurs rule! Ok, well not really wrapping it up quite yet. Just some thoughts on paying my last rent payment here in Tokyo, a small request to all listeners, answering a letter t...
Christopher S. author
28.06.2008

Episode 63 – Wrapping It Up

Photo taken at the Panasonic Center in Ariake, Tokyo, Japan. Cardboard dinosaurs rule! Ok, well not really wrapping it up …
Christopher S. author
18.06.2008

Episode 62 – Thoughts During Lunch

Hello everyone. Just a few thoughts I’m tossing out as a catch up episode. Join me for lunch on the bay as we sit, chat, and do a little catching up. Also, in this podcast, I was joined by a special feline guest. Tune in here. Show Notes (none because ...
Christopher S. author
18.06.2008

Episode 62 – Thoughts During Lunch

Hello everyone. Just a few thoughts I’m tossing out as a catch up episode. Join me for lunch on the …
Christopher S. author
10.05.2008

Episode 61 – All Sound Tour

You asked for it, you got it. Straight from my (old) studio to your ears. This episode is 100% sound tour. Put on a pair of nice headphones and sit back to relax to the sounds of the Japan. The following sounds have been recorded during the last year o...
Christopher S. author
10.05.2008

Episode 61 – All Sound Tour

You asked for it, you got it. Straight from my (old) studio to your ears. This episode is 100% sound …
Christopher S. author
15.04.2008

Episode 60 – Lunch in Ariake

I feel like its quiet time. Join me for lunch in Ariake as I talk about what’s been going on with me over the past few weeks. Show Notes: Intro – my favorite 7-11 guy Quick Overview of What’s Been Up Some Hakone ropeway / cable car Audio Sounds like a ...
Christopher S. author
15.04.2008

Episode 60 – Lunch in Ariake

I feel like its quiet time. Join me for lunch in Ariake as I talk about what’s been going on …
Christopher S. author
11.03.2008

Episode 59 – Saxophone Train

You’ll have to wait until the end to get to the saxophone train on this one. No cheating and no fastforwarding. If so you’ll miss plenty, including some catch up chat, thoughts on what’s been keeping me so busy, and a beer review. 😀 Show Notes: What’s ...
Christopher S. author
11.03.2008

Episode 59 – Saxophone Train

You’ll have to wait until the end to get to the saxophone train on this one. No cheating and no …
Christopher S. author
16.02.2008

Episode 58 – Let’s Tokyu Hands

Ever wonder what its like to sit in someone’s pocket as they walk around Tokyo?? Now is your chance to find out! In this episode, I take a commute to Tokyu Hands leaving the recorder on for the full monty. I also talk about two fairly interesting topic...
Christopher S. author