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. (This program was broadcast on September 8, 2020.)
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.