The Uniting Spirit of Karate *RERUN
In recent years, the Nepalese population has been growing in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture. Acting as a bridge between his fellow Nepalese and Okinawan society is Ojha Laxman, who came to Japan 10 years ago to learn karate. He now also teaches children at the dojo where he trains. We follow Ojha as he and the Nepalese community prepare to celebrate Nepal's New Year with the Okinawan locals. We also meet Vietnamese-born Pham Nhat Quan who works for a Tokyo firm specializing in foundation construction.
Ojha teaches karate to kids
A Nepalese traditional dance
Ojha welcomes the Nepalese New Year with the people of Okinawa
A former DJ at a club, Quan is now a rebar placer