Tue, 14 June 2011
Today's podcast guest is Winifred Bird, a journalist who lives in Matsumoto. With interests in nature, science, and 'all things Japanese', Winnie has written about such diverse topics as rice farming, micro wind turbines, the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, affordable housing for disaster victims, the Ainu language -- even about Japanese cheese. For Episode 50, Dave talks with Winnie about her reasons for coming to Japan and about her work.
Key Words: Podcast about Japan; Fukushima Nuclear Disaster; Japan-related podcast; working in Japan; journalism; Nagano Prefecture, Japan; Matsumoto; Azusagawa; podcast interview
Tue, 31 May 2011
Shiga-mura, formerly a small village to the north of Matsumoto city, became a part of Matsumoto during the 2005 amalgamation campaign. Today's guest, Oliver Carter, explains why he came to Japan and settled in Nagano Prefecture, and he also talks about life in the Shiga District of Matsumoto.
Key Words: Podcast about Japan; interview; Matsumoto City; Nagano Prefecture; Shiga-mura; podcast discussion; living in Japan