Giving Japanese Knives a New Edge

Where We Call Home

27m 00s
Broadcast on February 28, 2022 Available until February 28, 2023

In Osaka City is a kitchen knife shop run by Canadian Bjorn Heiberg. Promoting the quality of Japanese knives and working with local craftspeople, he's helped reinvigorate the market, which had been dominated by cheaper all-purpose imports. But the pandemic brought unprecedented hurdles for his business. We follow Bjorn in his efforts to overcome these new difficulties. Also in Osaka, we visit a firm trading in machinery where Dominican Jose Bodden is in charge of importing robots from abroad.

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