Together We Can Make It Through!
This episode focuses on Vietnam-born Do Van Tuan, chairman of the Sendai Vietnamese Association. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, he decided to roll up his sleeves and come to the aid of other Vietnamese in the area who lost their jobs due to the outbreak. His endeavor has snowballed into a volunteer project in which the local Japanese also take part. In addition, we meet US-native Kristen Shinozaki who works alongside her husband, the owner and chef of a Tokyo eel restaurant.
Tuan delivers food and other supplies to fellow Vietnamese in need
Tuan procured these supplies with his own money
Vietnamese nationals learn Japanese from volunteer teachers at a school set up by Tuan
Kristen and her husband run a restaurant that specializes in "unagi," or eel