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.

Here are links to Atsuko's impressive films:

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

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

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

Other inspiring films by Atsuko Quirk