The Japanofiles Podcast
Summary: This is a podcast about Japan that features interviews with foreign residents living in central Japan.
For today's Japanofiles Podcast, Dave is joined by James Van Lieu to talk about the mountains of the Matsumoto area. James has set himself the very ambitious goal of getting to the top of the all mountains in Matsumoto, and he has been documenting his activities online on YAMAP.
Today's show features Charles Ward, a prize-winning board game designer who lives in Matsumoto. Charlie explains how he got into board game design, as well as what it takes to get a game produced. He also details the development of one of his recent creations, ROKUMON -- a two-person strategy game based on the true story of Sanada Yukimura, a famous samurai warrior from nearby Ueda Castle.
For Episode 71 of The Japanofiles Podcast, Chris Koch, owner of The Storyhouse Cafe in Matsumoto, stops by to talk about his experience of starting a business in Japan.