A Meaty Thanks to Akita
This episode takes us to Akita Prefecture, where Polish-born Michal Taberski runs a sausage and ham manufacturing business. To give back to the region's people who helped him achieve success, he mixes local products into his own and collaborates with a high school to foster the new generation that will ensure a future for Akita's declining meat industry. We also visit a horse-race track in Kochi Prefecture to meet Yerdy Bravo, a groom working hard training horses to support his family back in his native Venezuela.
Michal offers to sample some of his products at a local market
Michal and his friend Sato-san are trying sausages that include dandelion leaves
Michal gives a lecture at a local agricultural high school
Bravo's love for his family back home is a source of motivation in his work to train racehorses