Julien Clancy moved to Japan to be with his Irish girlfriend. So far so good, until his money ran out and he had to find a job. For that he had to learn the language, get around and make himself understood.
Julien needed some local knowledge. He recruited Irish people already living in Japan including a man who makes a living officiating as a fake priest at 'Christian' weddings, a woman who had a local TV crew at her first day of work and a Roscommon man who is a Sumo wrestler.
"Ganbatte!", roughly translated, is Japanese for "Go for it! You can do it!"
This programme is an edited extract from a 6-part series made for RTE Radio 1 Extra, the digital station.
It was made with the support of the Sound & Vision Fund of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
Producer: Julien Clancy Sound: Chris Cleary
The producer for RTE is Ronan Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org
First broadcast January 1st., 2013
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