Alan's Cultural Center Without Borders

Where We Call Home

27m 00s
Broadcast on May 30, 2022 Available until May 30, 2023

In 2020, Yamashita Alan, a Brazilian of Japanese descent and former Japanese champion of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, founded a cultural center in Imizu, his town of adoption in Toyama Prefecture. It's a place where the foreign community loves to gather to meet and practice all kinds of sports and activities. We follow Alan as he tries to encourage the Japanese locals to join in on the fun. We also visit a farm in Gunma Prefecture where Indonesian, Miko Alasta is in charge of growing lettuce and harvesting strawberries.

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