In Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture is a little diner that opened shortly after World War II. 70 years on, it's still going strong, 24 hours a day. The owner, 91-year-old Misako Mizoguchi, handles the night shift by herself, catering to a loyal clientele. They include office workers and women from local bars and clubs. Misako serves up comfort for their troubles through homemade meals and words of encouragement. She has helped sustain a community, from postwar reconstruction to the present day.
※This program was originally broadcast on March 4, 2017.
At the end of June, Misako's all-night diner closed its doors.