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.

Today's Japanofiles Podcast explores the pleasures and challenges of bicycling in Japan. After talking with Colin Willimott about some of his experiences, Dave speaks with seven other people, including an Olympic athlete who lives in Asama Onsen, about cycling in the Matsumoto area.

Key Words: bicycles and Japan; bicycling in Japan; cars and bicycles; Japan podcast; Matsumoto City, Nagano-ken; a podcast about life in Japan

Direct download: Japanofiles_35.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:07pm EDT

Today's Japanofiles Podcast features two women. The first guest is Ann, who lives to the south of Matsumoto in Shiojiri City. Ann explains why she came to Japan and then discusses a few of the challenges she has faced living in Shiojiri.  Today's second guest is Karen Ricks, who visited the show last year for Episode 8 and talked about the many activities she's involved in here in Matsumoto. Today Karen shares information about a big change that has taken place recently.

Key Words: Japan podcast; pregnancy; childbirth in Japan; discussion about living in Japan; Japan-related conversation; interviews 

Direct download: Japanofiles_34.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05pm EDT