Efforts to Preserve the Local Farmland ~Oita Prefecture, Paul Christie~
The number of foreigners who've chosen Japan to be their new home reached its record high in 2019, exceeding 2.8 million. We offer a glimpse into their colorful lives and the hardships they face in Japanese society.
This episode features an English-born organizer of countryside tours in Oita Prefecture who is striving to preserve local farmland amidst the pandemic.
Paul Christie and his family. Paul runs a travel agency in Oita Prefecture.
A woman thanking Paul for his help with planting rice.
Paul planting rice on a deserted paddy.