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Young People at Work

若者たちの現場 [NHK]

Beyond Businessmen The stereotypical image of Japanese employment is the office worker. As these enlightening programs show, however, there is more than one way to earn a living.

SERIES The Summer I Dove for Abalone


若者たちの現場 | 私がアワビを採った夏 [NHK]

|Length : 29min. |Year : 1997

Emi Matsui has left her desk job to dive for abalone off Mie Prefecture. The challenges she encounters during the summer from fellow divers and inclement weather as she builds basic survival skills and acceptance from the tight-knit community of veteran female divers mature Emi, giving her a new appreciation of life.

SERIES Bungo, The Roof Tiler


若者たちの現場 | 瓦職人文吾がゆく [NHK]

|Length : 29min. |Year : 1997

Bungo Hisaka divides his working time between cormorant fishing, which has a 400-year history, and roof tiling. Both these jobs require total commitment year-round, and the 24-year-old will soon have to choose one which will offer the most satisfaction throughout his life. This decision affects not just Bungo, but his family, friends and community.

SERIES To Become a Fisherman – Oki Islands, Shimane Prefecture –


若者たちの現場 | ぼくは漁師になりました [NHK]

|Length : 29min. |Year : 1996

Takafusa Yamazaki gave up his clerical job for the physically demanding but ultimately more rewarding pursuit of commercial fishing. As we see, Yamazaki has much to learn about his new profession, but he doesn't regret his choice.

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