A podcast about Japan
9/1/2011 | Download File (32.84 MB) - right click to download
For today's episode, Dave talks with nine people about their experiences with the Japanese police. [NOTE: This may possibly be the final episode of the podcast.]
7/15/2011 | Download File (28.41 MB) - right click to download
Today's guest, James Van Lieu, first came to the Matsumoto area in the late 1980s to work for several years as an engineer at Epson. In 2010 he moved back to Matsumoto, this time under very different circumstances. For today's Japanofiles Podcast, James talks about his experiences living and working in Matsumoto -- both then and now.
7/1/2011 | Download File (47.69 MB) - right click to download
Daniel Martin and John Koons, two members of the Matsumoto foreign community, recently went up to northeastern Japan to help with the relief effort. In today's Japanofiles Podcast, which focuses on the devastated Tohoku region, Daniel and John share their experiences of volunteering in Miyagi and Iwate Prefectures, and they also talk about traveling through the areas affected by the tsunami, earthquake, and radiation.
6/15/2011 | Download File (34.58 MB) - right click to download
Today's 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.
6/1/2011 | Download File (28.85 MB) - right click to download
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.