A Fresh Start on a Small Island

Hometown Stories

25m 00s
Broadcast on December 18, 2022 Available until December 18, 2024

Watakano Island in central Japan was once an entertainment hub, but its economy has declined in recent years. The local government sends 31-year-old Toge Hiroyuki there to revive the community. After a setback in the big city, Hiroyuki plans to make a fresh start on this small island. Islander Hayashi Kazuhiro anxiously watches over him in his role as adviser. Summer sees the return of the island's traditional festival after a three-year hiatus. We follow this young man and the islanders as they try to get their lives back on track.

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