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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 native 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.

Mar 1, 2021

For today's Japanofiles Podcast, Dave talks with Kelton Boyer, fellow long-time resident of Nagano Prefecture.  Kelton discusses some of the many interesting experiences he's had, including his most recent business venture -- Mount Desert Island Ice Cream Matsumoto.

Key Words: interview; discussion about Japan; life in...


Feb 1, 2021

This month Dave talks with Felice Forby, a web engineer with a diverse background in Japan that spans many fields. After sharing various Japan-related study and work experiences, Felice discusses some of the challenges of living and working in Japan.

Key Words: life in Japan; interview; podcast about Japan; challenges...


Jan 1, 2021

In Episode 78 of The Japanofiles Podcast, Dave talks with Alistair Ramsbottom, "a Brit who's been living in Asia for many years and experienced many cultures, (and who now) works in Tokyo, but still enjoys coming home to Nagano." Alistair explains about how he switched from living and working in China to being in Japan,...


Dec 1, 2020

After a brief visit to the Shinmai Media Garden, Dave talks with fellow Matsumoto resident Kevin Chang. Kevin is the founder and CEO of Kai Analytics, a Canadian-based market research firm. Kevin discusses some of the challenges of maintaining a base in both Canada and Japan, and he also talks about his podcast, Python...


Nov 1, 2020

For Episode 76 of The Japanofiles Podcast, Dave talks with Betty Rioux about moving to Japan, and about the difficulty of deciding where to live and work.

Key Words: podcast about Japan; interview; discussion about moving to Japan; life in Japan; career choices; Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture; Japan-related...