It’s 5pm somewhere

I’d spent so much time on research about Coronavirus every day and wrote notes on my notebook. I started sharing the topic on Instagram a week ago because I thought most of Japanese people were not aware enough of how serious the situation was yet, and thought it would be worth to share something serious at the time.

As a week has passed, there’re so many changes here. The government has declared a state of emergency throughout the country, and also announced a 100,000 yen giveaway to each citizen, and the death toll in the country doubled in the week. Then I thought the people’s awarenesses have also changed, and it’s not appropriate any more to share the topic on Instagram which my followers could randomly see my posts. They might’ve lost their jobs, lost someone, or something else meaningful for them. I believe it’s a time to share something more positive than serious.

I saw a Japanese film called “Liverleaf”, it would be the worst film I’ve ever seen. Please try if you are interested. The way the ending song was played in the film was amazing despite the content.

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Podcast this week

I introduced a song by Paniyolo, a Japanese guitarist, hoping help you have a calm time at home.



Take care of yourself at home.

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.

W27 – Quarantine

Since the coronavirus / COVID-19 has spread more and more widely, I’ve decided to come back to my hometown in Japan after 2 years and a half. The Japanese government announced that people who came back from outside the country have to quarantine at either home or a hotel for 14 days.

I was shocked and confused by the fact that Japan is far less serious about the situation than Europe. People still commute to their offices by packed trains and hang out after work and weekends. Despite I wish the vibes remain forever, I can’t help thinking of that the virus outbreak is happening in as soon as a couple of weeks here in Japan as well.

People struggle with the virus based on their different situations and problems – finance, work, education, and so on. I’m very lucky to be able to take this option, but as far as I’ve seen, it’s very meaningful and important just staying home for now in order not to help spread the virus. The more people stay home, the more proper treatments are brought to people in need.



この平和な空気がずっと続けば良い – と思うが、どうしてもヨーロッパのような爆発的な感染や混沌が起き、日本でも感染者が一万人を超える。あと一週間くらいしたら、そんな事態が起きている気がしてならない。

経済的に、仕事に、学業に、etc, etc…



My track this week.

Loop track with my full pedalboard and Gibson SG at home.