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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.

Feb 27, 2014

What do you do if you’re an English-speaking foreigner in Japan and you don’t teach English? Today John Koons, erstwhile language teacher, revisits the Japanofiles Podcast to talk about why he has taken a ‘leave of absence’ from English teaching, and then he shares some of the many interesting activities he's been pursuing the past several years.

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