Abroad but Not Alone
Lack of social contact due to the pandemic can cause feelings of isolation and anxiety, which can be made even worse by language and cultural barriers for those living abroad. On this episode, we follow 2 Brazilian men in Japan who are helping their compatriots fight loneliness. Psychologist Irineu Carlos offers emotional support to people suffering from problems such as depression, and Rafael Kinoshita reopened his violin and guitar school to lift children's spirits with the power of music.
Rafael teaches music to non-Japanese children
Rafael's school counts around 90 students
Irineu is holding a remote counseling session
With the pandemic, more and more people are asking Irineu for help