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.

August was a month of goodbyes and hellos.  Episode 33 of The Japanofiles Podcast begins with a farewell event at Studio Sonic.  Next is a conversation with a recent visitor to Matsumoto, Matthew O'Neill.  Matthew is a musician who spent a month in Matsumoto participating in the Saito Kinen Festival. The final segment is a chat with Peter, another recent visitor to Japan.

Key Words: music events; podcast about events in Matsumoto, Japan; Nagano Prefecture; Saito Kinen Music Festival; visitors to Matsumoto; Japan-related conversation; podcasting

Direct download: Japanofiles_33.mp3
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After discussing the Obon Festival, Dave visits the Bon Odori dancing in his neighborhood.  He then introduces Matsumoto Bon Bon and talks with some of the participants.  The second half of the podcast features a discussion with Jesse Holyoak, who came to Matsumoto to be an exchange student at Shinshu University.

Key Words: Japanese festivals; Matsumoto festivals; traditional dancing; podcast discussion; Japan podcast about life in Japan; Nagano Prefecture

Direct download: Japanofiles_32.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30pm EDT