Fukushima Dreams and Beyond
After the tsunami of March-11, Japan’s Tohoku region underwent a period of recovery. In Fukushima,the prefecture was scrubbed cleaned with the soil overturned and restored, making way for the return of agriculture. In Miyagi and Iwate, the tsunami cleaned out the ocean, resetting the delicate ecological balance. But the region’s fishing industry is bouncing back. It now boasts the world’s most stringent food safety checks and resilient fishermen with renewed drive. Join 3 distinctive personalities – an astronaut, a chef and an actress - as they feel Tohoku’s heartbeat 7 years on.
Dr. Soyeon Yi is South Korea's first and only astronaut. She was selected as an astronaut in December, 2006, out of 36,000 contestants vying for the title of South Korea's First Astronaut. On April 8, 2008, she launched into space on-board Soyuz TMA-12. During her 11-day mission at the International Space Station (ISS), Dr. Yi completed aggressive number of experiments contributing to South Korea's science text books and science channel television lectures. During her historical return to earth on April 19, 2008, she survived a force of nearly 16-G (versus 4-G average) upon the ballistic re-entry. Due to re-entry complications, the first to welcome her return to earth were nomads in the plains of Kazakhstan.
Originally from Yunnan, China, Lily Ji has been performing since the age of 3, with a degree in Acting from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Australia.
The fluently bilingual actress recently appeared opposite John Boyega and Scott Eastwood in "Pacific Rim Uprising," (Legendary / Universal) as Chinese Cadet 'Mei Lin Gao'. Additionally, Ji led in the Chinese feature "Treasure League," for Tencent, as well as the new iQIYI sci-fi actioner, "Abduction" all to be released in 2018.
Her other credits include popular Chinese features like "Skiptrace", "Wine Wars" and "My Beloved Bodyguard".
Soac Liu, a renowned Taiwanese celebrity chef, television personality and food writer. Soac specializes in exotic cuisines, such as Mediterranean, Thai and Mexican homey dishes. Presently working as a host of the TLC program "Hit the road, Cook”, and a founder of a project "Taiwan Tongue”. Soac published his first cookbook “On the table” in 2016, and has been awarded the Best Host in a Comprehensive Programme at the 50th Golden Bell Awards for “Kitchen Cook-Off Season 2” in 2015.