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Tonari no Masala (2020)

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Country Japan
Season Year Winter 2020
Air Dates Feb 28, 2020
Episodes 1
Network(s) NHK
Licensed No
Native Title となりのマサラ


Sawaki Tatsuya is a fledgling photographer. He returns to his hometown Fukuoka to take care of his sick father Hideo, but is rejected by his father. Tatsuya meets Jinbo and Yui, who work as mediators between Japan and Nepal. He joins the Nepalese community through them, and while his world expands through these encounters, he also learns of the difficulties of foreigners living in Japan.

Shot in the town where many Nepalese actually live, this drama casted authentic Nepalese as actors. The title “Masala” refers to a mixed spice, and is also used as a metaphor here for the diverse society.




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