Life Lessons Learned Through Play

On this episode, we head to Sakegawa Village in Yamagata Prefecture, where American Frederick Lauer organizes activities for children to learn invaluable life skills through play. Busy school life leaves Japanese kids virtually no time to have fun outdoors. Determined to change that, Fred set up a forest kindergarten based on a Danish educational method. Join us for some fun in the snow! We also meet Myanmar-born Than Htun Oo who applies a variety of patterns to leather at a factory in Tokyo's Asakusa.