Crisis in "Japan's Kitchen"

Hometown Stories

30m 15s
Broadcast on November 7, 2021 Available until November 7, 2023

The Toyosu Market plays a key role in Japan's rich food culture. Through its doors pass vast quantities of fish and seafood, some of which are bought by Tokyo's most renowned restaurants. But the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of those establishments to close, and left wholesalers struggling. We follow the efforts of one 4th-generation tuna merchant to keep his business afloat, while meeting the needs of his employees and their families.

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