Nurse Chikako Ito is the only medical practitioner on Suwanosejima, a remote Japanese island that a mere 65 people call home. With no resident doctor, it's difficult to provide adequate medical attention to the elderly residents of the island. Chikako holds a weekly exercise class and visits the homes of the elderly as a form of preventive medicine, in the hope that they can lead happy and healthy lives on the island.
Suwanosejima lacks an on-call doctor
Chikako visits elderly residents to provide check-ups
To get older islanders off their feet, Chikako started an exercise class