W29 – Quiet Zone

I changed a concept of my podcast program as due to the Covid-19 situation.

I’ll post Japanese ambient music every week in the new podcast program. The contents will be delivered in Japanese but I’ll play a song at the end of each episode as well as links on the description page so that you can reach to more tracks of the musicians.

Wish you all safe.


W28 – behind the window

It’s been 2 weeks since I came back to Japan / started being in self-isolation. Thanks to the internet and all the online contents today, I spent much time in front of my laptop, but had become getting bored day by day and so I started working on self-reflection and digging CDs in my room. And now, I ended up taking an advantage of the quarantine as learning programming which I’d been interested in for a while. 

Keeping myself updated by watching the Japanese TV and following some other news site outside the country, I found different approaches towards the economic disaster in each country during the pandemic. Some European countries and the US tend to take fast and reliable actions, freelancers in Germany can now apply for a non repayable grant of up to €9,000 while the UK government helps employees with a grant worth 80% of their salaries. 

On the other hand, Japanese prime minister Abe considered giving Japanese citizens coupons for domestic beef and fish in compensation and he’s now working hard on the plan of 2-mask giveaway to each household throughout Japan. That would be hilarious if the situation were not so serious.

Just seeing the actions taken by the government I would admire the European countries, but as the German finance minister killed himself in consequence of all the fallout from the coronavirus, it’s obvious that those countries are literary in a state of emergency. 

I wonder how much of money and how many of lives we will lose for all the circumstances in the end. 

More and more people have been becoming to stay home all over the world. It would be depressive for most people just concerting the situation at home, but I believe this is dull yet the best action we can take in order to save others for now.

Entertain yourself, entertain yourself, and entertain yourselves. Lose yourself in the art and creations.

We need to be fine to rebuild our life after everything happens. 


日本に戻ってきて/ 待機生活を初めて二週間が経つ。










My track this week

Notes in quarantine – behind the window

Available on YouTube and iTunes/ Spotify and other podcast platforms.




See you next week.

W20 – The classics

I’ve still spent much time on reading books and working on research and making documents at home. I started reading classic books while digging Japanese ambient legends. I’ve just finished “The Apology of Socrates”, and am now to start “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword”. I found it difficult to appreciate the main part of Socrates, but it got much more understanding once I reached the part of the explanation by the translator. The music helped me a lot concentrate on reading while I did so.



「古典を読んでみよう」と思い立ち、日本の古いアンビエント音楽を探索しながら “ソクラテスの弁明”を読み耽る日々。

やっと一冊読み終わり、これからRuth Benedictの”菊と刀”に入る。


ソクラテスの弁明 / プラトン著, 納富信留訳
菊と刀 / ベネディクト著, 角田安生訳



My tune this week


Satoshi Ashikawa – Still Way

The classic sounds amazing still today.




Podcast this week




Yutaka Hirasakaさんの好意に添え、エピソードの最後に彼の楽曲”a beautiful day”を流しています。



Have a lovely week.