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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.

Mar 8, 2015

On March 11th, 2011, Kevin Kato and his family were living in Fukushima, Japan. Today they live in Matsumoto. For Episode 69, Kevin visits the Japanofiles Podcast and talks with Dave about his family's experiences of the past several years.

Key Words: Fukushima nuclear disaster; earthquake; radiation; Matsumoto; Nagano...


Feb 7, 2015

Until recently, David Gray was in the interesting position of having dual careers -- one in Japan and another in North America. For today's Japanofiles Podcast, David shares his thoughts on the various challenges he faced, and he talks about some recent decisions he has had to make.

Key Words: podcast about Japan; North...


Jan 12, 2015

For Japanofiles 67, Dave talks with Judd Goff. Judd has lived in Japan on three separate occasions, and he has done three very different types of work in Japan. In his present position, he is in charge of a facility where almost all of the employees are Japanese.

Key Words: Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture; Japan-related...