Fri, 14 January 2011
After visiting a local beekeeper and learning a little about Japanese honeybees, Dave drops by the Japan Chernobyl Foundation (JCF) headquarters in Matsumoto and talks with the Secretary General of JCF, Sadako Kamiya.
Key Words: Matsumoto, Nagano-ken, Japan: podcast interviews; Japan-related podcast discussion; Chernobyl; raising honeybees in Japan
Fri, 31 December 2010
Episode 40, the first Japanofiles Podcast of the new year, features an on-location inverview with Charles (Charlie) Ward. First, Charlie and Dave drive north from Matsumoto and they head into the mountains of Yasaka-mura to tour Charlie's recently-acquired tract of forest land. Later in the show Charlie explains how he acquired the land. He then describes his plans for a cabin in the woods and begins cutting the timberframe.
Key Words: Nagano Prefecture, Japan; building a cabin in Japan; podcast interview; Japan-related conversation; buying property in Japan; timberframing; Japanofiles podcast