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