Prayers for Peace from Okinawa to Ukraine
This time, we visit Okinawa Prefecture to meet Ukraine-born Katarin Honma, whose soul was shaken by Russia's invasion of her homeland. An engineer who's recently begun baking bread with carrots that are broken or too misshapen to be sold as is, Katarin stays strong with the support of Okinawan people whose memories of World War II overlap with the situation in Ukraine. We also drop by Tokyo to speak with US-native Emily Balistrieri, who translates Japanese novels and manga to English for a major publisher.
Worried for her business partner in Ukraine, Katarin tries to reach him on the phone
Katarin hopes to start a business selling bread made with Okinawa-grown carrots
Together with her Okinawan friend, Katarin prays for peace to return in Ukraine
Emily says there's an infinity of Japanese books he wants to translate