Are you guys together?
Yes! We've been married since 2011 and together since 2010.
How old are you?
I was born in 1988 (27 as of this post) and Jun was born in 1989 (26 as of this post).
How tall are you?
Jun is 6'1 / 185cm. I'm 5'5.5 / 166cm
Wait, where are you? What's going on?
We were separated for FOUR YEARS due to a contract with my (Rachel) job in America. We are both now living together and working in Japan.
What are your jobs?
I previously worked as an officer in the United States Air Force. However, we can't really talk about our jobs in Japan due to online crazies who will actually call jvlogger's workplaces to try to get them fired. :/
I want a job in Japan TELL ME HOW
I don't know! I do YouTube! I don't work in Japan!
Did Jun study or live abroad?
No, he only ever went abroad during the times listed above when he visited me.
Well then did he go to an international school or do his parents speak English?
No, he just worked really hard to learn English.
What did you study?
I majored in Asian Studies. Jun majored in British and American English.
What kind of jobs can you get with Asian Studies?
None, really. A relevant job would be related to whether you can speak a foreign language you learned while majoring in Asian Studies. The vast majority of people will not become conversational in Japanese just by taking Japanese language classes in university, so I personally would not bet my future on it. If you want to major in Asian Studies, double major with the other degree being your primary degree. I majored in Asian Studies because I already had a job lined up and it payed me to study Japanese.
Rachel, are you part Japanese or part Asian?
No, I'm a regular American mutt. I don't look Asian in real life. I don't know why people say I look Asian online. o_o
How long did it take you to learn the other language?
Neither of us are fluent. Jun is pretty close. He studied English and used the language intensively with foreign exchange students the past six years. Japanese people are also taught some basic English throughout grade school. I am intermediate in Japanese at best. I started taking Japanese classes about six years ago but I have not put in the effort I should have.
What languages do you speak with each other?
Probably 2/3 English and 1/3 Japanese.
Do you have tips to help me learn Japanese?
Yes. Watch these:
Learn Japanese Online & Free
Advice for Japanese Learners
When are you having babies?!
I don't know!! We're not ready for that yet!!
Does Jun have a brother?
No; he has a younger sister. She's already dating someone.
Rachel do you dye your hair or wear circle lenses?
No. I've worn colored contacts twice and I love them and want to wear them more! I think my brown eyes are boring. :(
What was your marriage ceremony like?
We haven't had one yet. I don't know if we will. It's not very important to us.
Where do you plan on living?
Japan, for the foreseeable future.
How did you come up with your username (MyHusbandisJapanese)?
Jun and I had been talking about making a YouTube vlog for two years but had never been able to come up with a name. At one point Jun jokingly brought up a famous Japanese manga series called "My Darling is a Foreigner" (ダーリンは外国人) and said, "My Husband is Japanese?" We thought it was kind of a funny reference to Japanese pop culture, and people would be able to guess the content of our videos by looking at the name. Plus it was easy to remember. And most of all we really couldn't come up with anything else.
Why did you decide to create a YouTube channel?
There are almost too many reasons to list. We wanted something we could do together while we were apart. We liked the idea of being able to see videos of each other during our long distance. We wanted to do something creative as a hobby. I wanted to give people who wanted to go to Japan information that I had searched for and wasn't able to find. I wanted my family to feel closer to me, since even when I'm in America I'm on the other side of the country. I wanted to be able to practice my speaking skills, since that's always been one of my greatest struggles. And I've always been active online doing something or other--YouTube seemed like a fun next step.
What do you guys like?
Recent books: A Dance with Dragons, the Kingkiller Chronicle, Tokyo Vice, The Gift of Fear
Music: kpop, American rock
Food: Japanese, Italian
Shows: Project Runway, Archer
Video games: Elder Scrolls series, turn-based RPGs
Likes: Jun, cats, clothes, shoes, hiking, nature, sushi, cupcakes, learning new stuff, spring
Dislikes: big cities, mushy food, winter, surprises, ceremonies, entitlement, self-pity
Recent books: 座右のゲーテ、弘兼憲史+α文庫、プシュケの涙、セイジャの式日、猫鳴り、
Manga: Austin, ACARIA, Gost in the Shell, Death Note, Hikaru no Go, One-Punch man, Slum Dunk,...(The lists of books and Manga are endless...)
Movies (Shows): Steins gate, The Eternal Zero, Hotarubi no Morie, Nodame Cantabile,...
Video games: Itadaki Street, FFⅧ,Ⅹ, Valkyrie Profile,...
Music: Ambient Music. Yoko Kanno, Yuu Sakai, Mr.Children, Norah Jones,...
Food: Japanese, Italian or anything that Rachel cooks for me.
Likes (Sports): baseball, badminton, tennis, ping pong
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
All comments, and the websites they were found on, for this picture:
♂？・I have a crush on 0 through 40.
♂？・I think I like 80 best.
60が限界れす！( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ女友達で-60くらいの人いるんですけど、体調が不安です！
？・No more than 60%. ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉOne of my female friends is like -60 and I’m worried about her!
♀？・10, 20, and 40 look normal. Judging from their pictures they look healthy. 20 looks fatter than 40. I guess I like 60. The one farthest to the right is fat. By the way, 10 looks good but 40 looks like she has abs.
♂？・I think 40% looks delicious!
♂？・I like 10 or 20! Definitely not -20. (ToT)
♂？・40 and 60 are exactly my type.
♂？・I don’t like 20’s pose so personally I like 10 or 40 the best.
♀？・I’m less than -30, haha
It seems like guys would like 40% the best.
It seems like guys would like 40% the best.
She’s definitely the cutest.
♀・I like -10%.☆
♀・My thighs are 0% but my top is 20-40%...
♂？・I like -30.
♂？・40-100 is good. (^-^)
♂・I like 60-100!!
♂？・I like 80-100%. To me, under 60% are not chubby.
♂・60 or 80. ( ﾟ∀ﾟ)o彡°Boobs! Boobs!
♂？・I like 40 the best! Well, I don’t really care about their figure that much.
♀？？・40-80% is nice, haha
♂？・I like about 40.
♀・Here’s our hero! “I like 80%”
♀・This is just my preference, but under 0% is OK! It might just be because of the picture but I like -20% because of her waist line. By the way, I think boobs that fit in your hand are good!
♀・I want to be about 10%!
？・I think around 30 is good.
♂？・I’d take all of them
？・I thought the examples of chubby girls would be fatter. To me these would all be categorized as thin.
♀・I think I’m about -10
♂？・I like 10-40. The ones under 0 look too thin and unhealthy. 50 or 60 look better.
♀・100% isn’t that bad.
♂？・I like 60-80 but 100 isn’t bad, either.
♂？・40-60 look healthy. I worry about the women under that.
♀・I used to be 40, but now when I sit I have a stomach fold. Damnit.
♂・My wife is about 140…
But her thighs are voluptuous and feel great so I’m happy.
♂・I’m good up to 100!! Someone please date me!!
♂？・I like -30
♂・I don’t find less than 60 attractive.
♂・I think 10 and 20 should be switched…
I like more than 60%
♂？・40 is the best
♂？・0-60 are okay
♀・I’m like one of those women from fighting games so I have to say they’re all thin to me.
♀・I’m 60. My goal is 0-40.
♂・I can go as low as -20 but 100 is the absolute best.
♀？・I want to say I’m 60 but really I’m 100… sigh
♂・Under 40 are skin and bones. They’re not attractive at all. I can’t even believe 0. Seeing them makes me think they’re living in abject poverty or something. To me 60 is 0 percent chubby. 80 is the best, and 100 is finally kind of chubby.
♂？・40 is normal.
♂？All of them are fine!
♂・Where are the chubby women?
I thought I liked chubby women but I guess I really like fat women, then.
♂？・I’d like someone from 10 to 80 please!!
♂・About 60 looks healthy and nice.
♂・-30 and -20 can’t be sexy to me… please eat some meat lol
♀・Well, 200% maybe? The president of a company I work with told me that I’m getting fat so now I just want to die. But I am still alive! Pudding tarts are so delicious! Yum yum yum!
♀・-30 and -20 look scary to me even though I’m a woman. Around 60 look great and I’m jealous!
♂・100 is totally fine. It depends on the face, though.
♂・40 is ideal. Under 0 is disgusting.
♂？・I love 60 so much.
♂？・So what you’re saying here is that 100 is the boundary line between chubby and fat and everyone over that is fat.
♂・40 is the lowest I’d consider attractive. Under that I’d just worry.
♂？・I'm good for -30 to 40
♂？・10 is ideal, but 40-100 is also okay
♂？・-30-10 look like they were carved to perfection. More than 40 is fat...
♂？・0, 10, and 40 have fake boobs.
♂？I heard this famous quote a long time ago: “A cute face decides whether someone is chubby or fat.”
♂・Even though I’m a guy I’m -30...
♂？・I’d like anyone from 20-100
女の私としては20が理想的だけど… 今、60ないぐらい ダイエットやめようかな…
♀・As a woman 20 is ideal, but now I’m about 60 or more. Maybe I should stop my diet?
♂・-30 is skin and bones? They look slim and slender. They can still easily live a healthy life. If they had a little more muscle it’d be even better. It’s not like they’re on the level of African refugees...
♂？・I like them all.
♂？・Isn’t 60 supposed to be 0?
♂？・A lot of these women have fake boobs.
♂？・So what you’re saying is more than 100% is fat?
♂？・Under 0 is absolutely impossible. You can see their bones and they don’t have boobs so they’re out of the question.
♀？・I’m a woman and I’m jealous of these girls because they’re all well-balanced. My chest is 20, my ribs are -20, my stomach is 80, my waist is 0, and my thighs are 10. So how chubby am I?
♂？・60 is normal. Chubby starts around 80.
♂・More than 10 are all fine. I don’t like thin girls. Chubby should start from 60.
♂・I can’t see their faces so just looking at them this way they’re all fine. But from 60 if they have plump faces then I wouldn’t date them.
♂？・What men and women consider ideal is different. I can tell just by looking at these comments.
♂・Sorry, but I’m not dating those skin and bones girls. Girls magazines make girls go crazy thinking they need to diet, diet, diet all the time. But being plump is good.
♂・Less than 10% is gross. I would want to start at 20% for a girlfriend, and I think it would feel better to sleep with someone starting at 40%. I also want to tell the media to stop making women obsessed with losing weight.
♀？？Before you tell a woman she’s too fat or skinny why don’t you take off your clothes and stand in front of a mirror first!
♂？・Shouldn’t -10 and 0, and 10 and 20 be reversed?
♂・Even 100 is fine.
♂・All of them are okay!
♂・What?? 40 is chubby??
♂・Around 60 would be the best for cuddling.
The ones above 40 are definitely fat.
♂？・20 is just over the line for being chubby.
♂・My tastes start at 40. Even 100 looks soft and nice.
♀・Even 80 and 100’s stomachs don’t stick out. I’m jealous.
♂・I like from 60 and above.
♂・Up to 80 are completely fine. If she’s cute then 100 is okay, too.
♂・Other than -20 and below, and 100, everyone else is fine. Especially 60 and 80 are great.
♂・No less than 60%. Other than 100, the rest aren’t chubby at all.
♂・60-100 are chubby. More than 100 would be fat. You could say 100 is chubby, but to me she might be fat.
♂・The 100% girl’s waist is a little big. She’s a little too fat to be chubby, but only in her waist.
♂・I like 10, 60, 80, and 100.
♂・ I like 60 or 80. 80 is the best.
♂・60-80 is good. If she’s cute 100 would be okay, too.
♂・-10 through 100 are good. 40 is ideal.
♂・60 for me. Not 80 or 100. But if there’s 70 I want to see.
♂・Of course 60 and below are no good. 80 to 100 are my tastes. A little above 100 is perfectly fine, too.
♂・I like 80 the best. Next would be 60. The rest I don’t need.
♂・To be honest, all of them are sexy. I’m getting excited, lol.
Personally, I’d like a girl who’s 160cm/5’2 and 53kg/116 pounds.
♂・For someone to look pretty next to me, 40 is good.
For cuddling 80% is good.
Under 0 is gross.
♂・I like 40 and 60. 20-80 would also be okay.
♂・Definitely her! 40 is the best.
♂・A lot of the chubby women on dating websites are around 200%, aren’t they?
♂・I guess 60 or 80
♂・My range is 10-80 lol
♂・If they’re cute, all of them are fine. I’m still a virgin, though.
♂・60 or 80. By the way, I see this chart often but 100 is barely chubby, isn’t she? Everyone in this chart is too thin.
♂・None of the girls here are fat. The minus ones are too thin.
♂・They should have up to 200%.
♂・I like from 20-80. There’s no way I’d go for -30 to -10.
♂・I like 100 more than -30 and -20.
♂・-10 or 0 are perfect for me
♂・I like the whole bottom row.
♂・My level would be from -10 to 60. 60 is chubby but that’s okay. 80 to 100 are just fat, aren’t they?
♂・0 is perfect.
♂?・I like around 40, or maybe 60.
♂・Other than 100 they’re all too thin.
♂・I could go for all of them, but I like the bottom row better.
♂・I like -10, 10, 40, and 80
♂・100% no way. Your stomach is sticking out. How long has it been since you got pregnant?
♂・Shouldn’t 0 and -10 be reversed?
?・For guys chubby is up to 80%. For girls chubby can be over 120%.
♂・I like -10 to 40.
♀・I’m a chubby woman. To me, everyone up to 60 is slim. 80% is normal and 100% is a little chubby. I think a lot of guys would think that 100% is totally normal, and they like girls chubbier than that.
♂？・80% should be 0% chubby. Isn’t this chart more what women think about themselves?
♂・Less than 80% are out of the question.
♂・If 40’s abs were a little more defined she would be perfect.
♂・I like 60, 80, and 100. I’ll pass on 40 and under.
♂・I’d go for -10 to 40. If she was 60 I’d feel like I was having sex with a pig.
♂・I like 40 or 60.
♂・100 is fine. There are a lot of chubbier girls in real life.
♂・I like 20 to 80. I don’t like the ones who are too thin or fat.
♂・I like all of the ones above 10. If there was a 200% I think I’d still like her.
♂・I like 10 to 80.
♂・I’d go for 20 and above. 0 is too skinny. I think we can all agree that under 100 is not chubby.
♂・60% is fat.
♂・80 is the best. Next would be 100, and then 60. I’d go for the whole bottom row, but to be honest the top are all too thin.
♂・10-40 are perfect for me. I don’t like the rest.
♂・The minus girls are gross. 60 is the best. 100 is completely fine. She looks like it’d feel good to cuddle with her.
The thin girls look like the ones from Five Star stories and are gross.
10-100 is okay. I’m surprised that I actually like 100.
♂・For girls, chubby is more than 300%. Looking at it from a guys perspective, they wouldn’t be chubby but obese.
♂・My range is 0-40. I think there’s too big of a jump from 40 to 60. Although their swimsuits and shape are influencing my decision so I guess I don’t really know.
♂・I like 10-80. I’d have to think about 0 and 100.
♂・My range would be -20 to 40.