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 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.

Today's guest, James Van Lieu, first came to the Matsumoto area in the late 1980s to work for several years as an engineer at Epson. In 2010 he moved back to Matsumoto, this time under very different circumstances.  For today's Japanofiles Podcast, James talks about his experiences living and working in Matsumoto -- both then and now.

Key Words: discussion about life in Japan; interview; Matsumoto; Japan-related podcast; Shinshu; Nagano Prefecture; podcast about Japan; working in Japan


Direct download: Japanofiles_52.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:49pm EDT

Daniel Martin and John Koons, two members of the Matsumoto foreign community, recently went up to northeastern Japan to help with the relief effort. In today's Japanofiles Podcast, which focuses on the devastated Tohoku region, Daniel and John share their experiences of volunteering in Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures, and they also talk about traveling through the areas affected by the tsunami, earthquake, and radiation.

Key Words: Japan-related podcast interview; Fukushima nuclear disaster; Miyagi Prefecture; Iwate Prefecture: Nagano Prefecture; podcast about Japan; tsunami; earthquake; radiation

Direct download: Japanofiles_51.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:01pm EDT