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.

This episode of The Japanofiles Podcast features a discussion with Kevin Leahy, translator of the popular Vampire Hunter D series of Japanese novels. Kevin talks about his childhood encounters with Japanese culture; his decision to work in Japan; his interest in many genres, including horror, science fiction, manga and animation; how he became a professional translator; and his experiences translating the Vampire Hunter D novels.

Key Words: Japan-related podcast; translation; Hideyuki Kikuchi; Vampire Hunter D; Kevin Leahy, translator; Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan; best; podcasts about Japan; Japan-related podcasts; interviews


Direct download: Japanofiles_07.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:47pm EDT

In this episode of The Japanofiles Podcast we discuss housing. The conversation explores the good and bad of living in various types of rented accommodation, including dormitories, houses and apartments, and also touches on buying property in Japan.

Key Words: housing; accommodations; best; podcasts about Japan; buying property in Japan; Japanofiles podcast; Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan; English-language interviews

Direct download: Japanofiles_06.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32pm EDT