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The Japanofiles Podcast

Welcome to the Japanofiles, a podcast about Japan. This podcast, which began in 2009, presents interviews that have been recorded in Japan. Most of the interviewees are native English-speaking foreign residents of Nagano Prefecture who live in the greater Matsumoto area. They share their stories about living and working in Japan. The host of this Japan podcast, Dave Carlson, is a long-time resident of Matsumoto.

Dec 31, 2009

John Koons, outdoor adventurer and man about the globe, visits The Japanofiles Podcast to discuss his reasons for moving to Nagano Prefecture, and to talk about his recent experience of hiking around Tohoku, the northernmost region of Japan's Honshu island.

Key Words: Tohoku region; interesting stories;...


Dec 20, 2009

For this episode of The Japanofiles PodcastErin King talks about her lifelong interest in Japan, and about various other Japan-related topics -- language study, her work situation in Nagano Prefecture, thoughts on Japanese cultural identity, and more.

Key Words: interview; Japan-related podcast; English-language...


Dec 7, 2009

Episode 14 of The Japanofiles Podcast features a discussion with Daniel Martin, an American from Oklahoma. Daniel first came to Matsumoto as a university student, and he now lives and works here. Our conversation covers various topics, including Daniel's experience as a student in Japan and how that contrasts with...


Nov 27, 2009

For this episode of The Japanofiles Podcast, Dave is joined by Mark Brierley, another long-time resident of Matsumoto.  Mark talks about his early interest in Japan and about his various work experiences.

Key Words: podcast; discussion; interview; what is interesting about Japan; working in Japan; Matsumoto,...


Nov 14, 2009

Richard Robinson, the man who brought Halloween to Matsumoto, is Dave's guest for this episode of The Japanofiles Podcast.  In addition to explaining why he organized the annual Halloween in Matsumoto event, Richard talks about his early interest in Japan, as well as his reasons for moving to Japan and for...