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Struggles for Recovery in the Restaurant Industry
Where We Call Home
11m 20s

Broadcast on August 25, 2020
Available until September 8, 2021

Currently, around 2.8 million foreigners are official residents in Japan - accounting for about 2% of the country’s population. This program, "Where We Call Home," offers a glimpse into their lives and the hardships they face in Japanese society. This time, we followed a young female restaurant owner Aya Wu from China in her struggle to survive the coronavirus crisis. (This program was broadcast on August 11, 2020.)

photo Aya Wu from China runs a popular Chinese restaurant in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture. photo The Sichuan-style spicy hot pot is among the customers’ favorites at Aya’s restaurant. photo Aya volunteered to clean up the streets (in her neighborhood) three years ago. photo In a bid to turn around her restaurant, Aya experiments with new services such as food delivery.