This week on Japan Eats, host Akiko Katayama is joined by Atsuko Quirk, a documentary filmmaker and environmental activist. Her recent short documentary, School Lunch in Japan, has over 9 million views on YouTube, and been widely inspirational, showing the importance of “quality of the mealtime” to many in the public school community.

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Here are links to Atsuko’s impressive films:

“School Lunch in Japan “It’s Not Just About Eating!”  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL5mKE4e4uU 

You can watch how successfully the Japanese school lunch system is applied to NYC here:

http://www.cafeteriaculture.org/

“Kids in Tokyo & NYC Share a Message About Marine Litter”

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ta70uqmiKDc?start=343

Other inspiring films by Atsuko Quirk

https://vimeo.com/user6716675/videos