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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.

Apr 1, 2021

Today Dave talks with Jayelon Lasseign, an American who lives in Shinanomachi, a small town in the far northern part of Nagano Prefecture. Jayelon shares her experiences of working in rural Japan, and she talks about some of the challenges of living in a foreign country, as well as the importance of having a safety net...