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Osemachi: A Welcoming Town in Koriyama, Fukushima Pref. [Part 2]

Aired: Jun. 25, 2021

Osemachi, a picturesque rural community in northeast Japan, is home to many people who work in agriculture. From out-of-work samurai in the 19th century to those wishing to distance themselves from city life, this town has a tradition of welcoming outsiders. In conversations with local people, Adam Fulford finds out how that tradition lives on in the present day.

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Okawara Hisanao works at a local winery which plays an active role in supporting community events
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Community consultant Adam Fulford by Lake Inawashiro near Osemachi in Fukushima Pref.
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Rural scenery in Osemachi
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Locally grown carrots

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