25m 00s
Wrestling with the Past: Kyoto Meets Uzbekistan
Kids Meet the World
25m 00s

Broadcast on January 27, 2019
Available until January 27, 2020

Middle school and high school wrestlers from Uzbekistan visited Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture in August 2018 for a training camp. The Japanese and Uzbekistani students swapped wrestling techniques, in addition to learning about an old connection between their countries. Thousands of Japanese were detained in Uzbekistan when WWII ended. Back home, the young Uzbekistani athletes head to a privately funded memorial museum to hear about the detainees' experiences. What will the kids learn from these stories?