Baseball Heals Kids

Hometown Stories

25m 15s
Broadcast on August 22, 2021 Available until August 22, 2023

Fukuoka Prefecture, southwestern Japan, is home to a rare sight in this country - 2 baseball teams that bring together children with developmental disorders. Often, these children have a hard time controlling their impulses or their overwhelming emotions. They are considered to have difficulties interacting with others and learning, but, in these teams, they are fully immersed in baseball, a sport they love. The program follows the kids as, through playing baseball, they learn to face up to their challenges with the support of their families and other adults.

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