A Fresh New Start for an Old Cowboy
On this episode, we meet US-born Tim Jones in the town of Kuromatsunai in Hokkaido Prefecture. A veteran cattle farmer from Texas, Tim was 68 when two years ago, he and his Japanese wife decided to move to her home country to raise cows. In Japan where marbled fatty beef is the gold standard, will Tim be able to sell his leaner grass-fed meat? Join us to find out. We also visit a construction site in Osaka Prefecture where Vietnamese Tran Ngoc Son works as a carpenter under the Technical Intern Trainee program.
Tim used some long-abandoned farmland to set up his cattle farm where he employs no agrochemicals
This summer, Tim and his wife sold meat from the cows they raised in Japan for the first time
The locals help Tim by creating original recipes that will showcase his grass-fed beef
Son wants to use the skills he's learned in Japan to start a business in his native Vietnam