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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.

Jul 31, 2010

Jonathon Adams drops by The Japanofiles Podcast to share the story of how he became interested in Japan and why he moved to Matsumoto.  He then discusses some of the challenges of being a vegetarian in Japan.

Key Words: vegetarianism and Japan; discussion about vegetarian lifestyle in Japan; Japan-related podcast...


Jul 14, 2010

For today's Japanofiles Podcast, Dave visits SWEET Corporation to talk with the company president, Kyota Charles Watanabe. Watanabe-san, who has family ties to both the US and Japan, shares some of his family history. He then talks about his work at SWEET, and about some of the various community activities he...


Jul 1, 2010

When you hear the words 'Japanese food', what comes to mind? For today's Japanofiles Podcast, Dave talks with seven friends, and together they explore the wonders of natto -- a popular Japanese food that is little known outside Japan.

Key Words: natto, podcast about life in Japan, fermented soybeans,...