A Brighter Future Through Baking
After struggling to find staff, Akimoto Yoshihiko, owner of a 73-year-old bakery in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo turned to Japan's Technical Intern Training Program and hired 5 Vietnamese trainees. "It's more than just filling a roster," Akimoto explains. "We want their skills to bear fruit back in Vietnam." One of Akimoto's interns now runs a popular store in Hanoi. Meet the seasoned Japanese bakers eager to pass on their techniques and the dedicated trainees shaping a new future.
Bread Quan made
Japanese store manager and Vietnamese
Nguyen Danh Quan, a native of Vietnam
President Akimoto Yoshihiko