A Town's Festive Refreshening

Where We Call Home

27m 00s
Broadcast on October 10, 2022 Available until October 10, 2023

We visit Kochi City in Kochi Prefecture to meet US-native Owen Wade, a member of a local business owners' association. With the declining population, the opening of supermarket franchises and the pandemic, small shops have been struggling. We follow Owen in his efforts to reinvigorate his town of adoption, particularly with the popular Yosakoi Festival, held for the first time in three years. We also drop by a soba noodle shop in Zushi, Kanagawa Prefecture, that's run by Bangladesh-born MD Chowdhury.

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