79 episodes

A podcast about Japan

The Japanofiles Podcast Japanofiles

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 28 Ratings

A podcast about Japan

    Episode 81

    Episode 81

    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 with access to timely information -- especially during a pandemic.
    Key Words: Shinano Town; Shinanomachi; Shinano-machi; Japan-related conversation; interview; discussion about Japan; life in Japan; podcast about Japan; Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture; Dave Carlson; Shinshu.

    • 24 min
    Japanofiles Podcast, Episode 80

    Japanofiles Podcast, Episode 80

    For today's Japanofiles Podcast, Dave talks with Kelton Boyer, fellow long-time resident of Nagano Prefecture.  Kelton discusses some of the many interesting experiences he's had, including his most recent business venture -- Mount Desert Island Ice Cream Matsumoto.

    • 41 min
    Episode 79

    Episode 79

    This month Dave talks with Felice Forby, a web engineer with a diverse background in Japan that spans many fields. After sharing various Japan-related study and work experiences, Felice discusses some of the challenges of living and working in Japan.
    Key Words: life in Japan; interview; podcast about Japan; challenges of living and working in Japan; career choices; Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture; Japan-related conversation; Shinshu; Cookpad; Ohio; Germany; German cooking; Japan-related podcast; Ruby and Rails; The Japanofiles Podcast Episode 79; Dave Carlson

    • 33 min
    The Japanofiles Podcast, Episode 78

    The Japanofiles Podcast, Episode 78

    Today Dave talks with Alistair Ramsbottom, "a Brit who's been living in Asia for many years and experienced many cultures, (and who now) works in Tokyo, but still enjoys coming home to Nagano". Alistair explains about how he switched from living and working in China to being in Japan, about his connections to the Matsumoto area, and about the challenges of settling into a new Japanese living and working situation.

    • 20 min
    Japanofiles: Episode 77 - Kevin Chang, Guest

    Japanofiles: Episode 77 - Kevin Chang, Guest

    After a brief visit to the Shinmai Media Garden, Dave talks with fellow Matsumoto resident Kevin Chang. Kevin is the founder and CEO of Kai Analytics, a Canadian-based market research firm. Kevin discusses some of the challenges of maintaining a base in both Canada and Japan, and he also talks about his podcast, Python Out Loud.

    • 22 min
    Episode 76

    Episode 76

    For Episode 76 of The Japanofiles Podcast, Dave talks with Betty Rioux about moving to Japan, and about the difficulty of deciding where to live and work.
    Key Words: podcast about Japan; interview; discussion about moving to Japan; life in Japan; career choices; Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture; Japan-related conversation; Betty Rioux; Dave Carlson; Shinshu; French & Spanish teaching; Florida; best; podcasts about Japan

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

dpsesh ,

Great podcast!!

Dave has great interviews with interesting individuals living in Japan. Keep up the great work!! Also I love the background city life sound in Japan.

Zeerakz ,

The Best Podcast ever made!

The japanofiles podcast has something so soothing about it; its just so peaceful. The topics dave covers vary so much and theyre always so interesting. Keep it up Dave! Please make more episodes I’m dying to hear more of them.

NatMerch Fan ,

It's now 2014. You're Back!

Dave took a break, but he's back! These are great podcasts and really give you insights into the "culture" of Japan. I love the interviews with the expats and how they come off conversational. If you're interested in what it's like to live in Japan, you'll enjoy this podcast.

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