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The Daily Struggles of a Pakistani Used Car Dealer
Where We Call Home
10m 25s

Broadcast on September 29, 2020
Available until October 13, 2021

The number of people who've chosen Japan to be their new home marked a record high in 2019, exceeding 2.8 million. That’s about two percent of Japan’s population. Having settled into their communities, they have become part of Japanese society.
This program offers a glimpse into their lives and the hardships they face in Japanese society. More than 600 dealers from across Asia and the Middle East gather at a huge used vehicle auction. They are foreign exporters who came to live in Japan, searching for the best deal and trying to make it big in their adopted country. A Pakistani, Mian Mohammad Sadiq is one of them. We follow him in his daily struggles. (This program was broadcast on July 14, 2020.)

photo Mian Mohammad Sadiq from Pakistan is a used truck dealer in Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture. photo Sadiq bidding used vehicles at an auction in Oyama City. photo Muslim volunteers, including Sadiq, created one of the largest mosques in Japan.