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.

John Koons, outdoor adventurer and man about the globe, visits The Japanofiles Podcast to discuss his reasons for moving to Nagano Prefecture, and to talk about his recent experience of hiking around Tohoku, the northernmost region of Japan's Honshu island.

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Direct download: Japanofiles_16.mp3
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For this episode of The Japanofiles PodcastErin King talks about her lifelong interest in Japan, and about various other Japan-related topics -- language study, her work situation in Nagano Prefecture, thoughts on Japanese cultural identity, and more.

Key Words: interview; Japan-related podcast; English-language discussion about Japan; living and working in Nagano Prefecture, Japan; stories; best areas for travel; interesting examples of cultural identity; podcasts about Japan; Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan

Direct download: Japanofiles_15.mp3
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Episode 14 of The Japanofiles Podcast features a discussion with Daniel Martin, an American from Oklahoma. Daniel first came to Matsumoto as a university student, and he now lives and works here. Our conversation covers various topics, including Daniel's experience as a student in Japan and how that contrasts with his present life as a shakaijin.

Key Words: podcasts; Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan; studying in Japan; international university student at a Japanese university; best experiences studying in Japan; working in Japan; interesting experiences as an international student in Japan; Japan-related podcast  

Direct download: Japanofiles_14.mp3
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