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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.

Sep 1, 2010

After discussing the Obon Festival, Dave visits the Bon Odori dancing in his neighborhood.  He then introduces Matsumoto Bon Bon and talks with some of the participants.  The second half of the podcast features a discussion with Jesse Holyoak, who came to Matsumoto to be an exchange student at Shinshu University.

Key Words: Japanese festivals; Matsumoto festivals; traditional dancing; podcast discussion; Japan podcast about life in Japan; Nagano Prefecture