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This edition: Exploring the Treasures of Kumamoto and Oita, Japan

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Episode Details

Original tape date: April 27, 2017.

First aired: May 8, 2017.

On this program This Is America & The World and Dennis Wholey travel to southern Japan to experience many different facets of life in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Oita. After speaking with Governor Ikuo Kabashima of Kumamoto and Governor Katsusada Hirose of Oita, Dennis proceeds to explore the region. Segments include a bowl of the world famous Ajisen Ramen, the historic Kumamoto Castle, the Usuki Stone Buddhas, the Mount Aso volcano, the remarkable Usa Shrine and the celebrated Yufuin Hot Spring Resort. Each location offers a unique view into the vibrant and intriguing culture of Japan which changes from region to region but is always full of delightful surprises.

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