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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.

Aug 17, 2009

For this episode of The Japanofiles Podcast, Leslie Tokiwa, a fourth-generation Japanese American, joins me to talk about her experiences living and working in Japan. Topics include teaching English through the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme and performing Japanese traditional music as a member of two different taiko drum ensembles.

Key Words: taiko drums, Japanese drumming; drum ensembles; podcast about Japan; Japanese music; interview; JET Programme; Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan; English-language podcast; Japan-related podcasts