TSUNAGU: Japan’s Agriculture and Food
TSU-NA-GU

“TSUNAGU” is a Japanese word that means “to connect.”

In this show, young people from around Asia experience what it’s like to work on a Japanese farm.

The cast of this agricultural documentary, wishing each other the best for their home countries’ agricultural development, deepen their connections through shared work.


Ayako Kobayashi

program host/narrator

Ayako Kobayashi

Since her powerful performance of the title character as a young girl in the 1983 NHK serialized morning television drama Oshin, she has been active in television, movie, and stage performances.
In later years, Oshin was broadcast in over 80 different countries and still enjoys tremendous popularity today.