25m 00s
An Underdog Story: Chiba Meets Sri Lanka
Kids Meet the World
25m 00s

Broadcast on December 30, 2018
Available until December 30, 2019

Sri Lankan runner Karunananda's amazing story of perseverance during the 10,000-meter race at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics is featured in Japanese textbooks. His dedication to the spirit of the games still inspires people today. This time, middle school students from Sammu, Chiba Prefecture befriend Sanjana, a young Sri Lankan track and field athlete. The new friends explore the relationship between Sri Lanka and Sammu, as well as learn more about Karunananda's life. What will they discover?