#2May 27, 2018
Tokyo, Japan & Slovakia
Paddle Your Way to Friendship
Tokyo Meets Slovakia
Japanese kids are fostering international friendship for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!
This time, kids from a Slovakian canoeing school meet kids from the city of Ome in Tokyo via internet video call. Their connection is Rio Bronze Medalist Takuya Haneda, who learned to canoe on a river in Ome. He now lives and trains in Slovakia, a canoe sports powerhouse. As the Ome kids prepare a video greeting, they are inspired to try new things -- even canoeing for the first time! So is our host Momoko Ando!