Former news anchor Christel Takigawa gets to sample some of that famous Japanese omotenashi (hospitality) she promoted during the bid process for the 2020 Summer Olympics. She is this week’s guest on NHK’s travel show “Tsurube no Kazoku ni Kampai” (“Tsurube Toasts Families”; NHK-G, Mon., 8 p.m.), the second part of a two-part series on the city of Daisen in Akita Prefecture (Part 1 is repeated on NHK at 10:05 the same morning).

Takigawa is told by the editor of a local newspaper that a Polish man lives in the city with his Japanese wife, so she visits them and they serve her a special stew that the region is famous for. She asks the couple why they decided to move to this remote area.

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