The Japanofiles Podcast: Episodes

<p><span>Today Dave talks with <strong>Shuhei Fukawa</strong>. Shuhei grew up in the US, and then he moved to Japan to attend university. Shuhei is now a first-year student at Shinshu University in Matsumoto.</span></p>
<p><span>For today's <span><strong><span>Japanofiles Podcast</span></strong></span>,&nbsp;Dave talks with <strong>Wayne Douglas</strong>, a New Zealander currently residing in Matsumoto. Wayne recently launched a Japanese and English bilingual website&nbsp;devoted to raising awareness about benzodiazepine ...
<p><span><strong>Kevin Leahy</strong>, a long-time Matsumoto resident, revisits the <span><strong>Japanofiles Podcast</strong> </span>to talk a little about his work as teacher and as translator of the popular Vampire Hunter D novels, and then to explain his favorite pastime.</span></p>
<p><span>For today's Japanofiles Podcast, Dave talks with<strong> Steve Rubin</strong> and <strong>Tomoko Oguchi</strong> about their move from New York City to Matsumoto last year, their experiences working in both cities, and their plans for the future.</span></p>
<p><span>What do you do if you&rsquo;re an English-speaking foreigner in Japan and you don&rsquo;t teach English? Today John Koons, erstwhile language teacher, revisits the Japanofiles Podcast to talk about why he has taken a &lsquo;leave of absence&rsquo; from English teaching, and then he shares some ...
<p><span>Today Dave goes downtown Matsumoto to visit Matsumoto Backpackers and talk with the owners, Brian and Shuko, about running a business in Japan.&nbsp; </span></p>
<p>In a slight departure from the usual single-interview format, Dave talks with a number of people for a short audio piece about Matsumoto, and then Winifred Bird shares a story from her neighborhood.&nbsp;</p>
<p><span><strong>The Japanofiles Podcast</strong></span>&nbsp;is back! &nbsp;In today's program, <strong>Alan and Sarah Lamberg</strong> discuss their experiences living and working in rural Nagano Prefecture, and they also talk about volunteer work for the Japan Cat Network in Tohoku.&nbsp;</p>
<p>For today's episode, Dave talks with nine people about their experiences with the Japanese police.&nbsp;</p>
<p>[NOTE: This may possibly&nbsp;be the final episode of the podcast.]&nbsp;</p>
<p>Today's guest, <strong>James Van Lieu</strong>, 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. &nbsp;For today's <span><strong>Japanofiles Podcast</strong></span>, ...
<p><strong>Daniel Martin</strong> and <strong>John Koons</strong>, two members of the Matsumoto foreign community, recently went up to northeastern Japan to help with the relief effort. In today's <span><strong>Japanofiles Podcast</strong></span>, which focuses on the devastated Tohoku region, Daniel ...
<p>Today's guest is <strong>Winifred Bird</strong>, a journalist who lives in Matsumoto.&nbsp; 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 ...
<p>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, <strong>Oliver Carter</strong>, explains why he came to Japan and settled in Nagano Prefecture, and he also talks about life in the Shiga District of ...
<p><strong>Caitlin Hoffmann</strong> visits <span><strong>The Japanofiles Podcast</strong></span> to discuss her experiences of living and working in Matsumoto. &nbsp;</p>
<p>For Episode 47 of <span><strong>The Japanofiles Podcast</strong></span>, Dave discusses <em>jishuku</em> as well as <em>hanami</em>. &nbsp;He then talks with <strong>Brian O'Donovan</strong>, a native of Ireland who now lives in Nagano Prefecture.</p>
<p>Today's <span><strong>Japanofiles Podcast</strong></span> features a discussion with long-time Matsumoto resident <strong>Martin Gillis</strong>. Martin explains some of the many activities that he's involved with in the local community, and then the conversation turns to various cultural topics.</p>
<p><strong>James Brown</strong> visits <span><strong>The Japanofiles Podcast </strong></span>to talk about the joys and challenges of living in <strong>Ikusaka Mura</strong>, a small mountain village in Nagano Prefecture.&nbsp; To close today's podcast, <strong>Darryl Pearce </strong>performs an original ...
<p>In this five-minute update, Dave talks about the current situation in Matsumoto, Japan, as of March 30th, 2011.</p>
<p>Regular uploads of new interviews will resume in April. &nbsp;</p>
<p>Duration: 1 minutes 30 seconds</p>
<p>Episode 44 of <span><strong>The Japanofiles Podcast </strong></span>takes up the topic of <strong>driving</strong> -- in particular, getting <strong>a Japanese driver's license</strong>. Dave talks with eight people about their experiences.</p>
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