Coriander Farmers in Pursuit of Happiness
On this episode, we visit a coriander farm in Bando, Ibaraki Prefecture run by Thai-native Satapon Sukhanonchanapa and his wife Sysaath Seginthisack from Laos. In 10 years, what started as a hobby has grown into a highly profitable business. They now make deliveries all the way to Tokyo and its neighboring areas. But success is not without its share of hardships. Join us to find out more. We also meet with Greek-born Anastasios Pappas, a former weightlifter turned manager of a barbell factory in Tokyo.
Satapon Farm's coriander has grown to a hit product through word of mouth
Satapon and his wife travel around in a minivan selling their produce
Satapon, Sysaath and their staff are gathered around the table for a well-deserved lunch break
Anastasios is hard at work testing the products made at the factory he manages